SIDES004: Shea Bermingham

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A blend of recent favorites, recorded live and loose on a warm evening drinking grapefruit w/ mint and seltzer. Aside from some jungle and hip-hop passages, this is mostly a light meditative mood mix with a jazzy twist running throughout.

Shea is a selector, listener and label laborer based between NYC and the South Pacific.

Stay shining ☀

SIDES003: Josiah Wolfson

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For the third edition of SIDES, we asked Josiah Wolfson, an NYC based musician who performs under his own name as well as under the moniker x or size.

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Josiah, who helps curate the record and book selection at Commend, devised his mix using only the resources of the $3 dollar record bins found at the store, recycling and restoring the monetarily marginal or partially damaged ranks for a deeply personal mix.

Created January / February 2016 on 1 turntable, Tascam 4track tape recorder, and mpc1000.

Tracklist:

Bobby Womack “Woman’s gotta Have it” goes to the movies with van McCoy and his “Magnificent Movie Machine” (JW edit)
Chamber Brothers “I Wish it Would Rain” featuring a lecture by Bobby Brown at Commend on the limits of science and the ghost of Edith Piaf
Barnes & Barnes – “Unfinished Business”
Don Ray “Standing in the Rain” – – 2016 blizzard mix
Arthur Brown “Do You Wanna Get Funky With Me” – – infinite appraisal mix
Martin Denny (bits and pieces)
Smokey Robinson “Holly” meets Pantha Du Prince “Sach Mal Baum” downtown
Space – “Carry on, Turn Me On” convex bass edit
David Van Tieghem “the Women” / Georgia Kelly – Sea Peace collage / David Van Tieghem “Two Worlds”
Osibisa “Hamattan” deep below Sea Level “54” x Rundgren x Jimmy Horne x Taisha Thomas x Arthur Crume and the Soul Stirrers
Up Front “Infatuation” grooving on (and off) the Beach (Boys) “Here Comes the Night”
Parliament “Night of the Thumposaurus People”

Introducing The COMMEND Mix Series

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introducing a new mix series from our Commend home. Sides will explore the collections of our favorite heads from the Commend space and beyond.

first up is John Also Bennett (JAB), a NYC-based synthesist and sound designer, member of the band Forma, and one half of Seabat. he also works behind the scenes for RVNG Intl. and Commend. peer into this sonic psyche below: