Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tribute Radio Show for my Dad, Fredric J. Cheon

Well i finally got around to recording my annual tribute to my dad who passed away two years ago on December 17th. Its never easy to record these shows but so much of him lives on in these songs and I wanted to give him something for Christmas.

Please share it with anyone you think might like the classic sounds of yesterday...

Download it HERE:

Tribute for my dad, Fredric J. Cheon (June 18, 1950 - December 17, 2007)

Art Mooney & His Orchestra - Nuttin' For Christmas
The New Seekers - I'll Never Find Another You
The Shirelles - Will You Love Me Tomorrow
R. B. Greaves - Take A Letter Maria
Neil Young - Burned
The Knickerbockers - Lies
The Searchers - Love Potion #9
Chubby Checker - The Twist
The Beach Boys - Barbara Ann
Four Seasons - Sherry
The Monkees - Daydream Believer
The Cyrkle - Red Rubber Ball
Bob Dylan - Hurricane
Traveling Wilburys - Handle With Care
Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
Blind Faith - Had to Cry Today
Neil Young - I Believe In You
The Rolling Stones - Little Red Rooster
Blind Lemon Jefferson - Matchbox
The Fraternity of Man - Don't Bogart Me
Silver Apples - Oscillations
Tommy James & The Shondells - Crimson & Clover
The Mama's And The Papa's - I Call Your Name
Linda Starr - I've Told Every Little Star
Roy Orbison - Only the Lonely
Simon & Garfunkel - Cloudy
Dave Clark 5 - Because
Peter, Paul, and Mary - Lemon Tree
Gordon Jenkins & The Weavers - Goodnight Irene
Nat King & Natalie Cole - Unforgettable

Monday, December 14, 2009

Slave to the Rhythm - Best of 2009

back from a too long hiatus, my radio show, Slave to the Rhythm returns for a quick run down of the the BEST OF 2009!
squeezed into 2 hours of mostly music and little talking..
discover a new band and buy their records!


BEST OF 2009
edith massey & the evidence - fever (live on the sunset strip)
chain & the gang - trash talk (down with liberty...up with chains!)
the xx - crystalized (xx)
right thant - city lament - 7"
pajo - bullet (scream with me)
hope sandoval & the warm inventions - sets the blaze (through the devil softly)
yo la tengo - all your secrets (popular songs)
MIC BREAK - throbbing gristle - secluded (third mind movements)
the oh sees - enemy destruct (help)
sea lions- beautiful day - 7"
arrington de diynyso - nama bersembunyi (malaikat dan singa)
portishead - chase the tear (amnesty intl)
death domain - ethidum bromide - 7"
xeno & oaklander - sentinelle (sentinelle)
absent without leave - hello kitto - 7"
led er est - scissors (dust on common)
MIC BREAK - benard ferve - dali (the strange world of)
the golden filter - solid gold - 7"
yoko ono plastic ono band - the sun is down (between my head and the sky)
gesloten cirkel - swedish woman (s/t)
black meteoric star - world eater (death tunnel)
ken lazslo - hey hey guy (dancing together)
detroit in effect - nothing's like detroit (fm sucks)
dj overdose - time dicer (in for the kill)
MIC BREAK - moebius plank neumeier - all repro (zero set)
eleven pond - watching trees (bas relief)
alexandros - no place to run (data)
patrick cowley & jorge socarras - robot children (catholic)
cultural decay - end of the corridor (eight ways to start a day)
tomates electricos - telefono rojo - 7"
moderne - mercenaire solitare (l'esponne aimait la musique)
polyphonic size - rendezvous (saison 1979-1982)
e-man - jeg er modern (maskindans norsk synth 1980-1988)
MIC BREAK - hands of cain - the dagger in me (the only sound)

Thursday, October 29, 2009


for brian and jess in SEATTLE!


krzysztof komeda - the coven
ministry - everyday is halloween
yvonne cage - doin'it in a haunted house
rockwell - somebody's watching me
comateens - ghosts
klaus nomi - ding dong
cerrone - supernature
the immortals - the ultimate warlord
easy going - fear
black devil disco club - timing, forget the timing
the vamps - disco blood
patrick d. martin - luci' letric
the cure - one hundred years
virgin prunes - pagan love song
until december - bela lugosi's dead

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Playlist and mp3 from Pirate Cat Radio show

In case you couldn't tune in to the synth-heavy radio show I did yesterday with Miss Deena, here is the playlist and mp3 for yr listening pleasure. Listen for the unreleased Dark Entries bands within...

download/listen here:

Miss Deena's Vinyl Escapade 8-5-09
John Foxx / The Garden / 12"
Earle Mankey / Mau Mau / Earle Mankey
Eleven Pond / Tear and Cinnamon / Bas Relief
The Blue Box / Sanctuary / The Phantom Lounge
Landscape / Norman Bates / From The Tearooms Of Mars, To The Hellholes Of Uranus
Solid Space / Contemplation / Space Museum
Einzelganger / Einzelganger / Einzelganger
Brazil / Tvoj Svijet /7"
Krisma / Miami /12"
Further Reductions / Gato Negro / 7"
MoskvaTV / Generator 7/8 / 12"
Marilyn And The Moviestars / Luftpause / So Disgraceful
Maurice And The Cliche's / Softcore / 12"
Eleven Pond / Watching Trees / Bas Relief
Pleasure And The Beast / Dr. Sex / 12"
Lunapark / Lederhosen / 12"
Mi-Sex / Computer games / computer Games
Death Domain / Ethidium Bromide / 12"
Psychic Youth / The Future Now / 7"
Neil Norman / Star Trek / 16 Greatest Hits

also if you live near NYC I'll be DJing a record release party at Wierd next Wednesday, August 12th at Home Sweet Home (131 Chrystie St @ Delancey)


Saturday, August 01, 2009

Eleven Pond "Bas Relief" reviewed by Aquarius Records!

Thanks to Irwin and the staff at Aquarius Records
for reviewing the Eleven Pond "Bas Relief" LP!

"What a total gem! An amazing unearthed, ultra obscure album from way back in 1986. Hailing from Rochester, NY, Eleven Pond crafted super infectious dark pop with wonderful synth moments and song writing that has really held up over the years. Some of the production, and much of the overall sound reminds us a bit of Seventeen Seconds era Cure, where basslines lead the tracks and the guitars and synths add such a nice mood and texture. We're also reminded a lot of another obscure mid '80s band, For Against, who had the same ability to take Factory/4AD elements and influences and meld them so nicely with classic eighties American college rock, they kind of sounded like this amazing hybrid of Joy Division and R.E.M.

With new romantic vocals that totally tap into vintage Depeche Mode and New Order territory, we also hear echoes of other lesser known yet great bands of this era like Soul Merchants and Jet Black Factory. With so many new bands lately referencing that era and looking to similarly vintage sounds for inspiration, it's so refreshing to hear an actual relic from that period, too bad it sadly somehow slipped through the cracks, but now we can finally enjoy this set of songs, so worthy of much wider appreciation.

Limited to a pressing of 500, each copy has been silk screened and contains two Eleven Pond postcards as well as a sticker from Dark Entries, the label who mark this as their first release and who we have a pretty good feeling we're going to be hearing a lot more from in the future. Grab one while you can, as this is highly recommended!"

If you live in San Francisco swing by the STORE or MAIL ORDER a copy today!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Dark Entries Records is HERE!


Please go to THE SHOP to pre-order.

Finally, the debut release on Dark Entries Records is here.
After almost a year of work, I'm proud to bring you:

DE-001 Eleven Pond "Bas Relief" LP

Dark Entries Records is proud to announce the reissue of the debut album by Eleven Pond. Long sought after by collectors, the Rochester, NY band only released a single LP in their time together before dissolving into obscurity. Their sound--a merging of post punk's dark dance and synthpop's melodic arrangements--reflected the originality of gifted songwriters who met in art school with a shared interest in 4AD and Factory Records.

In cooperation with the band members, the entire album has been remastered from the original 2-track analogue masters by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley.

The recordings on this release comprise the band's entire recorded output and the LP includes an original insert including photos, lyrics and liner notes.

Eleven Pond officially parted ways in 1987 but nearly a quarter-century later these recordings prove how vital they remain.

Questions, distros, cash or money orders, etc. darkentries AT
Record Release Parties:

Wednesday July 22nd - SHUTTER @ Elbo Room - San Francisco
Saturday July 25th - MRX @ Roberto's - Los Angeles
Wednesday August 12th - Wierd @ Home Sweet Home - New York
Thursday August 27th - Something Cold @ Trowbridge - Detroit

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Dark Entries interviewed on EVR setlist and mp3

If you missed my guest dj set on Minimal-Electronik Plus last Sunday here's the mp3 and setlist.

Thanks to Veronica at EVR for having me on her show. Listen to her interview me as our inner music dorks take over

The first vinyl LP release on my record label, Dark Entries, is pressed and almost ready to ship out. Stay tuned.

Playlist for Minimal-Electronik Plus on 06.21.09
Kraftwerk - The Hall Of Mirrors
Futher Reductions - Gato Negro
E-Man - Great Nations
Das Ding - I Used to Work On A Triffid Farm
Oppenheimer Analysis - Scorpions
Deco Faction - Echoes Of The Past
Passing Strangers - Nightdreams
Ex Post Facto - Mony
Moderne - Dilemma
Shock - Angel Face
Trek with Quintronic - Crusher
Twilight Ritual - Webb Men
Disque Omo - Toujours L'Amour
Z-Factor - Thorns
Eleven Pond - Watching Trees
Angela Werner - Aus Und Vorbei
Un Simplemente DJ - Mamma Luna
Leaether Strip - Never Trust Anyone At The Carnival
Monuments - Oblivious
Curare - To have and have not
Vocoder - Hacker
Absolute - T.V. Glare
Base of Subsoil - Trust
Berlin Blondes - Science
Voice Farm - Voyeur
Patrick Cowley - Pajama Party Massacre

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Slave to the Rhythm: Bedroom Sessions en espanol!

buenos dias! and feliz cumpleanos to my mom!
i recorded the first installment of an ongoing series of radio shows called Bedroom Sessions.
this show is mostly spanish/spanglish songs for my mom and for you
i was joined in the bedroom by senorita sassypants who brought the L flavor.

download HERE:

magazine 60 - don quichotte
mascara - baja
simplemente un dj - ponga un misil en su vida
ross - buscame
righeira - vamos a la playa
MIC BREAK - lucia - la isla bonita
los super elegantes - sha lalalala
lucio battisti - ancora tu
juan gabriel - asi fue
marco antonio solis - si no te hubieras ido
la sonora dinamita - maruja
MIC BREAK - trios los panchos - amorcito corazon
pedro infante - las mananitas
linda ronstadt - la charreada
Antonio Aguilar malagueña salerosa
jose alfredo jimenez - llovar y llovar
jose alfredo jimenez - cielito lindo
MIC BREAK - joan baez - mahna de carnaval

and if you've read this far you get a treat. i djed a happy hour 2 weeks ago at triple crown and it was recorded!

indoor life - voodoo (betty botox edit)
imagination - just an illusion (dub)
pete shelley - witness the change (dub)
sunny place - won (x-mix)
dissidenten - telephone arab
blancmange - game above my head
mon Dino - la danse des mots
ahmed fakroun - soleil soleil
west india company - ave maria
staple singers - slippery people
ministry - work for love (dub)
brian auger - night train to nowhere (inst)
ronny - if you want me to go
contrast - foreigner of love
gloria d. brown - the more they knock the more i love you
mi ami - towers fall
sapho - carmel
eleven pond - days hence (inc)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Slave to the Birthday Rhythm for Nadine and Jasmine

Today, May 21st is a doubly special day; two beautiful ladies were
born: Nadine and Jasmine!

To help them celebrate i recorded a funky soulful boogie filled radio show and snuck in some birthday songs too.

download your dance party here:

SETLIST for Slave to the Birthday Rhythm 5-21-09

Sabah - Sana Halwa
Betty Wright - Clean Up Woman
Grace Jones - My Jamacian Guy
Jean Knight - Jesse Joe
James Brown - The Payback
En Vogue - My Lovin
Cibo Matto - Birthday Cake
Maceo & the Macks - Cross the Tracks
Barry White - It's Ecstacy When You Lay Down Next To Me
Dusty Springfield - Lost
MIC BREAK - The Tune Weavers - Happy Happy Birthday Baby
Parliament - Flashlight
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Staple SIngers - Slippery People
Grandmaster Flash - The Birthday Party
Rose Royce - Do Your Dance
Lyn Collins - Think
Bark-Kays - Shake Your Rump To The Funk
Hot Chocolate - Mindless Boogie
Diana Ross - Your Love Is So Good For Me
Ed Jones - Can't Stand The Heat
Candi Staton - I'm Just A Prisioner
Stevie Wonder - Happy Birthday
MIC BREAK - Altered Images - Happy Birthday
Isaac Hayes - Groove-a-thon
War - Galaxy
Marvin Gaye - Got To Give It Up (Part 1)
Barry White - Don't Make Me Wait Too Long
AKB - Stand Up - Sit Down
Betty Wright - Show Your Girl
Millie Jackson - All I Want Is A Fighting Chance
Etta James - All The Way Down
MIC BREAK - The Association - Birthday Morning

josh jasmine


Monday, April 27, 2009

Slave to the Throbbing Gristle

well it took seeing a band who broke up in this very city 28 years ago to reunite me and my radio show.

this show is a brief musical overview of a prolific band who a continual source of inspiration.

and for those of you who don't know, i am finally starting my record label after all these years. its called Dark Entries. all releases will be vinyl and limited to 500 copies.

now for some TG! download here:

ps. i made it 1 hour and 18 minutes.. perfect for a blank CD

SETLIST for Slave to the Rhythm 4-26-09
Throbbing Gristle - Walkabout (Industrial)
Chris & Cosey - Walking Through Heaven (Rough Trade)
Monte Cazazza - Candy Man (Industrial)
Throbbing Gristle - Five Knuckle Shuffle (Adolescent)
SPK - Mekano (Industrial)
Throbbing Gristle - Distant Dreams Pt 2 (Industrial)
Robert Rental & Thomas Leer - Day Breaks Night Heals (Industrial)
Genesis P-Orridge voice-over
Throbbing Gristle - Hamburger Lady (Industrial)
Elisabeth Welch - You're Blase (Industrial)
MIC BREAK - Puppy Gristle (Sub-Conscious)
Psychic TV - Godstar (Temple)
Coil - Panic (Wax Trax)
Throbbing Gristle - Hot On The Heels Of Love - Carl Craig Remix (Novamute)
TGT - Deactivated (Wax Trax)
Chris & Cosey - Infectus (Wax Trax)
Chris Carter - Mondo B. (Conspiracy International)
M.E.S.H. - Meet Every Situation Head On (Castalia)
Dorothy - Softness (Industrial)
CTI - Mary (Conspiracy International)
Throbbing Gristle - What A Day (Industrial)

Friday, February 06, 2009

Persian Synthpop Mix

In anticipation of Bibi Love 2 I recorded a Persian/Iranian Synthpop mix last night. Just over 45 minutes of foreign synthesizers and drums galore! Next up is an Arabic 80s mix!

Persian Synthpop and Disco

MP3 File


Dariush & Ebi - Noon o Panir o Sabzi
Shahram & Shohreh - Telesm
Mahasti - Mitarsam
Sattar - Chaador Namaaz Gol Goli
Nahid - Delakam
Serjik - Doset Daram
Morteza Shayasteh - Baz Mano Kashti Rafti
Siavash - Nagou Keeieh
Viguen - Zaneh Irooni
Shahram Shabpareh - Deyar (Disco Version)
Zia - Ringo
Faramarz Asef - Siminbar
Aref - Ey Del

Tuesday, February 03, 2009


This is a live recording from the soundboard at The Stud in San Francisco from January 9, 2009. Thanks to The House of Stank for bringing everyone to the dancefloor all night!

Slave to the STANK: Live at the Stud mp3

House of Stank at The Stud

MP3 File

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Slave to the Rhythm - BEST OF 2008 mp3 and tracklist!!!


here is my BEST OF 2008!!

discover some new bands and some old bands as well.. this show is over 3 hours long...ENJOY!!

Slave to the Rhythm - BEST OF 2008:
grace jones - williams blood (aeroplane remix)
watussi - purple moon (stickydisc)
medio mutante - inestable (cititrax)
novamen - lies (viewlexx)
rhythm based lovers - artic sun (frequNC)
the isolators - concentrate on us (simulacron)
jongblod feat.
sofia ER - disco nouveau (enfant terrible)
roboti - co-cain (hertz-schrittmacher)
tense - wrongside (self-released)
rude 66 - as (creme)
nosztalgia direktíva - tegnapok (enfant terrible)
maja - if you love me tonight (nature)
beat broker - my way or the highway (flexx)
suizidfaktor - zuckerstaub (skull line)
beta evers - foreign control (nation)
november novelet - sacred man (galakthorro)
adn' crystall - politics (kernkrach)
house of stank - make you jack (dust traxx)
MIC BREAK - alpha sequenz - equilibrium (secondhand daylight)
mayer hawthorne & the county - just ain't gonna work out (stones throw)
jeremy jay - alpharhythm (k)
flexions - ex-boss (luckyhorse industries)
indian jewelry - temporary famine ship (lovepump united)
no age - eraser (sub pop)
portishead - magic doors (island)
huma - fermi mon amour (cult hero)
magnetic fields - too drunk to drink (nonesuch)
fabulous diamonds - untitled (siltbreeze)
mi ami - ark of the covenant (lovers rock)
white magic - new egypt (lattitudes)
wareika hill sounds - proverbs of proverbs (honest johns)
the breeders - german studies (4AD)
vivian girls - where do you run to (mauled by tigers)
new bloods - oh deadly nightshade (kill rock stars)
magic johnson - cocina cochina (olfactory)
we quit - artic (self-released)
hunx & his punx - gimme gimme back your love (rob's house)
octagon control - wangcepter (krazy keith)
led er est - fingers curling up (avant-god)
martial canterel - insides (xanten)
arnaud lazlaud - le malade roi (hertz-schrittmacher)
roland sebastian faber - molecular (aube)
ten little indians - tunnel vision (ick ick)
mount eerie with julie doiron & fred squire - flaming home (p.w.
elverum & sun)
grouper - heavy water/i'd rather be sleeping (type)
MIC BREAK - jonas reinhardt - jonas reinhardt (kranky)
experimental products - aviation (vinyl on demand)
land of giants - i got you babe (ebk-ink)
guerre eclair - un détournement d'avion (kernkrach)
sub muris - honesty (mix 1) (self released)
xoris perideraio - to aima de ginetai nero (eirkti)
fanzine - noches de fiesta (synth pop spain)
chandra - get it out of your system (candor)
animals and men - don't misbehave in the new age (mississippi)
nixe - e.o.
twst (polly magoo)
MIC BREAK - strange devotion - again the new formation (mauerstadtmusik)

Slave to the Rhythm
2nd & 4th Wednesdays
9-11 PM Pacific Standard Time
7 FM San Francisco