April 18, 2010

I know what you did last night

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I threw together some of my favorite danceable tracks of the moment to DJ at the Mix & Assemble party in Denver, whilst wearing this glitter-glue combination on my eyelids that looks awesome but still won’t come off, 24 hours and two washings later. I figure it better somehow wear off before my 10am staff meeting tomorrow, lest my colleagues think I’ve become a weekend showgirl.

Here is the mp3 of the good times set from last night! Whee, that was fun.

Mix and Assemble DJ set – Heather Browne (April 17, 2010)

VCR (Matthew Dear remix) – The xx [about]
Tonight – Big Pink [about]
When You Walk In The Room – Fyfe Dangerfield [about]
Playing In The Distance – Grand National
16th and Valencia Roxy Music – Devendra Banhart
Electricity + Drums – The Apparitions [about]
Help I’m Alive (Immuzikation remix) – Metric
Go Do – Jónsi
Rumors (Off Broadway mix by Jackdrag) – Josh Ritter [about]
Moth’s Wings – Passion Pit
Y Control (Faint remix) – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Nighttiming – Coconut Records
Cudderisback (feat. Vampire Weekend) – KiD CuDi [about]
Blow It Out – The Features [about]
Your Easy Lovin’ Ain’t Pleasin’ Nothing – Mayer Hawthorne [about]
We Used To Be Friends – The Dandy Warhols
Lasso – Phoenix
The Love You Save (Knocks remix) – The Jackson 5 [about]

Also: The last set I did is still live over here.

April 15, 2010

Hang the DJ, part II

DOCA_CD_seal_color_LGIf you’re feeling fashionable and adventurous on Saturday night, I’ll be DJing the closing Mix and Assemble party for the fabulous Create Denver Week festivities.

Starting at 7pm at the Hi-Dive on South Broadway, I’ll be spinning some tunes with Julio from Cause=Time, Eryc Eyl from Reverb, and the formidable Robert B. Rutherford of the Donnybrook Writing Academy (have you checked out his new super column Backlog?).

Julio and I (or as I like to say, Me & Julio…) will be selecting your ear candy during the earlier set from 7pm-9pm,  and there will be mingling, dancing, and silent-auctioning, with these gorgeous concert posters from Ink Lounge Creative (for shows like The Hold Steady, Modest Mouse, The White Stripes, Nada Surf, and Death Cab).

After we finish up, the other two DJs will take over (peacefully) and there will be a fashion show from local designers from 9:30-10:30, then live music from Bad Luck City and Cloud City! It’s FREE until 10pm (or three bucks after), so you have no excuses. Come enjoy!

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Panic (The Smiths) – Spoon
(“Hang the DJ, hang the DJ…” but don’t really, because she’s trying her best)

January 20, 2009

Magic! Listen today to my DJ set from last night


Thanks to the magic of the internets, you can listen now to my DJ set from last night’s “New Music Monday” shindig at the Larimer Lounge (streaming, or download the gigantic mp3 to play at your own par-tay). We had so much fun! Uhh, turns out I really like making people shake it.

HB Larimer Lounge Set (Jan 19, 2009)

Bag of Hammers – Thao Nguyen & The Get Down Stay Down
Fall In Step – Jaydiohead
Nothing – The Hands
My Drive Thru – Santogold, Julian Casablancas and N.E.R.D.
Mr. Tough – Yo La Tengo
King of Karat Flowers (remix of Neutral Milk Hotel) – DJ Mark E. Moon
Blankest Year – Nada Surf
The Book I Write – Spoon
Amy (Ryan Adams cover) – Mark Ronson
Multiply – Jamie Lidell
Gratification to Concrete – Robert Pollard
Filthy / Gorgeous (ATOC vs Superbuddha remix) – Scissor Sisters
Help I’m Alive – Metric
Hardcore Days & Softcore Nights – Aqueduct
Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby? (Rae and Christian remix) – Dinah Washington
Do The Panic – Phantom Planet
Pile of Gold – The Blow
The First Single – The Format
Vertigo (Trent Reznor remix) – U2
Tora Tora Tora – Pretty & Nice

[pic via Brian Carney, from Eryc Eyl’s Larimer DJ set a few weeks ago — but it’s pretty much identical to what last night looked like, except we had on different clothes. And I was wearing my new octopus necklace]

December 3, 2008

Hang the DJ

I’m gonna try my hand at this DJ business as part of Denver’s New Music Mondays over at the Larimer Lounge on January 19th. A new event on Monday nights, folks can bring their own vinyl or iPod contributions to add between sets to this record party. Should be a cool time of new music discovery with local, national and international tunes, brought to you by the Monolith Festival folks.

If you’re in Denver, come check it out. And don’t tell them I have no idea how to actually DJ (shhh!).

Dec 1: Jim McTurnan (Cat-A-Tac) + Joshua Novak (Songwriter)
Dec 8: Brian F Johnson (Marquee Magazine) + Nicole Covington (Gothic Theater)
Dec 15: Kurt Ottaway (Overcasters) + MondoGarage (Garage/Spy Fi)
Dec 22: Chris Martucci (Laylights) with Miles & Baumer
Jan 5: Eryc Eyl (Westword) and DJ Ginger
Jan 12: Citrus Sauthoff (U.S. Pipe) and Julian Wakefield
Jan 19: Heather Browne (Blogger, I Am Fuel/You Are Friends) with Meese!

For the most current schedule updates, check here.

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"I love the relationship that anyone has with music: because there's something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. It's the best part of us, probably, the richest and strangest part..."
—Nick Hornby, Songbook
"Music has always been a matter of energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel."
—Hunter S. Thompson

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