Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Mim Project

<a href="http://maxlane.bandcamp.com/album/the-mim-project">Pembukaan by Max Lane</a>

Instead of letting them rot in the digital abyss of my hard disk drive, I have decided to compile 3 tracks completed earlier this year and repackaged them in a mini EP as The Mim Project. At least now they will have a chance to decay on the shelves of e-commerce and during that process try to etch out some cents which I hope to accumulate into dollars for myself.

So with all that effort and thought put in please support and purchase The Mim Project, especially if you really dig the tracks. In other words and a more fashionable manner, cop it!

You can name your price with a minimum of US$1 for all 3 tracks. Anything below that will mean most of the cents will go to PayPal. And let's not get into a lengthy discussion on economics.

Just click on the Download button on the player for purchase or you can cop it here.


About The Mim Project

Still undecided whether the plosives of Pembukaan, Purnama & Preamble are by coincidence or design, what I am definitely certain of these 3 tracks is that they are all built on samples from old Malay sounds. Hence Mim, the character you see on the artwork which is the Arabic/Jawi equivalent of the letter M. Stop the applause and the other half of you, wipe that smirk off your face. And after skipping the economics debate I would want to give semiotics a miss too.

So back on track and to the tracks, The Mim Project is a pastiche made up of patches from Orkes El-Suraya(a 70's nasyid group from Medan, Indonesia), sounds of keroncong, a stolen interview of the late Javanese literary great, Pramoedya Ananta Toer; all interwoven with the sensibilities of what Max Lane is or to become. Here's to my long-lost cultural heroes.

Monday, December 7, 2009

The Great Lie Experiment

On a rooftop somewhere in the western recess Noodup bravely put on a poncho and played up a sweet storm

Following right through into a LIVE jam with Rora Realis tapping at the window

Sun days are done in Fun and other days - bun dem down.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Less Talk More Rock

And so we heard, it's December. Before we make any preemptive sum up and cross over to the second decade of this millenium, I just like to unleash some new cookings. And yet again one of us has decided to don another new mask. Dear World, meet Rora Realis. The Rong Radio Station Remix is Rora Realis' too. If you can say that fast enough multiple times you might just figure out who he is. And the other track, is just another track. Well, it's time for me to keep to the subject title. Enjoy.

Wohub by Max Lane

Saturday, November 28, 2009


Wonder what goes on in the backseat of a London Cab? Read on and banish those depraved fleeting thoughts...

Now try changing the setting of a cab into a venue of sorts, next hunt down some musicians and performers willing to wild out jams in a confined space, lastly record all of it down -



It's not going to end tonite...

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Max Lane - Ni Lagi World Mixtape



01. Ghislain Poirier - Exils (ft. Abdelhak Rahal)
02. AmpLive - Weird Fishez
03. Flying Lotus - Roberta Flack (ft. Dolly)
04. Esau Mwamwaya, M.I.A., Santogold, Radioclit - Get It Up
05. Telmary - Ves
06. Alborosie - Kingston Town
07. Alton Ellis & the Flames - Rocksteady
08. Cauto - Bona Vida
09. Portishead - Magic Doors
10. Foals - Red Sox (Various Production Remix)
11. Thom Yorke - Harrowdown Hill (The Bug Remix)
12. DJ Mujava - Township Funk (DJ Rob 3 Remix)
13. Buraka Som Sistema - Com Respeito
14. Bugz in the Attic - Knocks Me Off My Feet
15. M.I.A. - Boyz
16. DJ Edgar - Desteny
17. Diplo & Buraka Som Sistema - Inna De Ghetto (Remix)
18. Uncle Sam - Round the World Girls (Tes La Rok Remix)
19. Clouds - Under the Dancing Feet (ft. Tiiu)
20. The Bug - Skeng
21. 2562 - Kameleon
22. Maga Bo - Nakhil (ft. K-Libre)
23. General Malice - Dancehall Hustlin'
24. Kode 9 - Black Sun
25. Monologue - Jika Aku Seorang Robot (Spacebar Remix)
26. Basement Jaxx - Raindrops (Joker & Ginz Remix)
27. Zomby - Spliff Dub (Rustie Remix)
28. Skream - Sub Island
29. Zombie Disco Squad - Banton Boot
30. Afefe Iku - Mirror Dance
31. Max Lane - Purnama

Download mixtape here.

Friday, September 11, 2009

EpikMotion - Next Line

Death In Nihilism (A Hymn to Din)

An arrangement that I laid for a week through the mornings where my brother would walk into the room dancing through the playbacks as he gets ready for work and idiosyncratically beatboxes his own breaks between the bars. Less to my knowledge then, I had to lay him to ground a week after.

From James Joyce to Douglas Coupland, Velvet Underground to Aphex Twin, Bernado Bertolucci to Jim Jarmusch and a Powell Peralta Skull & Bone Skateboard to Fruity Loops v2.0; I am a product of his cultural consumption & grooming.

With that foundation cemented in me, I have been consuming as he had and creating as he would want me to. This is the last of my creation he will ever listen to.

Woi, this one's for you....

Shalahudin Johari
1971 - 2009

Download track here.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Head-ups Returned

After shouting out for their coming into existence below, I had a random breakfast online chat with Kiat from Qilin and it eventually became some sort of a raw 'interview'. Click here to read and you will be able to get Preamble for free too!

ps: something's cooking between part of Qilin, myself and a bunch of other nicer guys. So watch out for that.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


It's been more than a week since their existence. Better late than never, upp/circular welcomes Qilin into the scene to push more bass into the world from our small little island.

MySpace: www.myspace.com/qilinmusic

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Christen Danse On MeshRadio

Bringing you an hour of mash up selection
followed by an hour of my mix...

So tune in 5 July at:
(the show will be archived on the site after streaming date)

and heres my mix for meshradio for your listening pleasures...

Friday, June 26, 2009

Christen Danse Funky Chops - I Wanna Funk

Heres another one of my chopping-ness element
use to put together a funk number.

Hope you like it and enjoy

Christen Danse Funky Chops - I Wanna Funk

Friday, June 12, 2009

On MeshRadio

Got invited by the island's legendary DJ, Ramesh K, to host Swing on his online radio platform, MeshRadio. The hour-long program will be streamed on Sunday, 14 June 09. Other than dropping my current favourite tunes in some serious selecktah bizness, for the first time ever, you will hear me speak over the mic. No toasting or line-spitting of any kind. It's just me talking.

So tune in 14 June at:
(the show will be archived on the site after streaming date)

ps: Watch out for Christen Danse's hour of Swing to be aired soon too.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Thursday, May 28, 2009

From Berlin To Strasbourgh - Darci bromac

Audionite is from Berlin ( Lastfm ) did this remix and thankfully he loved it.

Turbo Phenix is from Strasbough France, We agreed to remix each other song, while i choose to remix this song and he remix B Side song by Christen Danse & Me

Akira - Dark Deep (EpikMotion Mix)

Akira - Dark Deep (EpikMotion Mix)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Marvin Gaye - Troubleman ( Darc Re Edit )

Photo by : Jer

A friend wants me to do something of Marvin Gaye..and I thought Troubleman would be a nice song to do it...so here it TroubleMan with a little bit of Dub to it..enjoy!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Somebody Remix

Photo by : Jovis Thean

A remix of Somebody by Darci Bromac

EpikMotion - Get'er Up

Press the button and Get'er up???

EpikMotion - Get'er Up

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Music for the Nite Owl Jojo

photo by : Jovis Thean

As the newest member, I would like to send shout out to all the boys here in upp/circular.This mix is a rough mix which was done at 4am, so excuse the rough mixing.

01. Such great heights - Postal service ( John Tejada rmx )
02. We was there tomorrow - 3 Channels
03. Idiot - Holden
04. Share of my mind - Kiko ( Xenia Beliyeva rmx )
05. Rockers - Isolee
06. Tempo - Raudive
07. Nathan Fake - Sky was pink ( Holden rmx )
08. Diva Drive - Agoria ( Fabrice Lig rmx )
09. Gold Lion - Yeah Yeah Yeah ( Diplo rmx )
10. Kids - MGMT ( Soulwax rmx )
11. Fools Gold - Stone Roses ( A Guy Called Gerald rmx )
12. Round & Round - New Order
13. Cheated Hearts - Yeah Yeah Yeah ( Peaches rmx )
14. Pop the Glock - Uffie ( Curtis Vodka rmx )
15. The Turn - Fredo Viola ( Fink rmx )

Monday, March 30, 2009

EpikMotion - Back

Let Rolling, Rolling, Rolling and Tumbling

EpikMotion - Back

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Non Sequitur: Singa-Scene

Radio Station Forgot to Play My Favourite Song (2003)

A 23-minute documentary on the contemporary rock music scene in Singapore. It features commentary from and footage of renowned DJs, music critics, industry bigwigs, producers and musicians.


It has always been an age old debate about (1) the helpless history of rock & roll stigma vs. nation building sanitization, (2) the I-don't-care-about-you-but-your-local=bad-perception matters, and when you sprinkle a little economics on it, (3) the issue of critical mass.

Well, thank gawd for My/Yours/TheirsSpace and the current spectacle on national television; we can write our own history and change people's views weekly while still scratching our head figuring out a business model.

The place I call home but the 'kampong mat malay' bass still needs to be delivered. Talking about delivering and still on the home scene, here's a shout out to I Am David Sparkle for overcoming the challenges and will be rocking out at SXSW in a few days time.

We are still young!

Friday, March 6, 2009


For sure he will be a tad too shy to drop this on his own. Our man, NooDup, will be making his first ever public appearance after centuries of hermitting in the Cave of Knowledge mastering chess-playing & code-cracking. Now known as the anti-hero legend and you can expect more unpredictable changes & transformations as the appearance is taking place at Mutant Dub afterall. Screwface will be there too, as his REAL self. Not too hard to notice, just follow the hair.


Izaak Stern - LIVE / DJ
Castro feat. MC Masterpiece - LIVE / DJ
Darren Dubwise
+ Visual Magick by Plus Nueva

13th March 2009, Friday
9PM Onwards, Free Entry
Subs included!

Blu Jaz Cafe
11 Bali Lane

So watcha say sound bwoy!!!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

To the instigated

Weekends alone in your sanctum can be the most introspective.
And the fruits of this exile can be invigorating.

So recently i discovered the cultural world of dublab and its vast recesses. An independent non-profit radio(Web)collective whose actions have radically survived the weight of time. Although i have not yielded much research into their being, but it almost feels like i've plugged myself directly into their minds.

Here's a live performance by Flying Lotus, its pretty damn hot


Thursday, February 19, 2009


Thanks to DJ/Rupture, Purnama, a track i've completed recently, raided New York airwaves last night as he dished it out on his Mudd Up! radio show on WFMU. Apparently I was the first one to send a tune via his SoundCloud DropBox. Well I guess it pays to be the first. "Optimism pervades!"

Purnama on Mudd Up!

Listen to the full hour-long program.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Non Sequitur: Music of Resistance

A documentary piece that provides a peek into the dark & deep sonics of the Sahara........

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Riddim & Bruise

1st post in almost a year...

Here's a mix i did for Combat Recordings and Sub FM

01.Trans Global Underground - Dancehall Operator (Dj Tayo Rmx)
02.Rob Sparx - Independent Life (TRG Rmx)
03.I.D - Akusative
04.DLX - Matter Of Facts (Breakage’s Relatively Speaking Remix)
05.Deadbeat - Mecca Drum Jack
06.Bionic & Taranchyla - Cyan Dance
07.Robert Dietz - Shunsower
07.Marcel Dettman - Shatter Proof
08.Junior Cony Meets Shanti D. And Mister Irie - No More A Dat
09.Scuba - Ruptured (Surgeon Rmx)
10.Mickey Dread - Roots & Culture
11.Brother Culture - Foundation Rockers Dub (Disciples Dub Mix)
12.Rebel Familia - Assault
13.Beat Pharmacy - Strangers Feat Spaceape
14.Max Lane - Purnama
15.Mungo's Hi-Fi - Around The Redub


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