Data Archives | MP3 Download: Do Androids Dream of a White Noise Christmas?

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For the month of November, all I’ve listened to is Christmas music, Wading through some 4,000 plus songs, I’ve been trying to find non-traditional Christmas songs, or non-traditional interpretations of the classics, preferably in a dark or electronic style and hopefully somehow related to robots, being lyrically or through the use of vocoders. Why am I doing this?  In preparation of Do Androids Dream of a White Noise Christmas? Volume 3, the next in my ongoing series of holiday music playlists.

The idea that grew into Do Androids Dream of a White Noise Christmas? was born in 1995 when I got my hands on Projekt Records’ Excelsis – A Dark Noël CD. Gothic, darkwave, dream pop, neo-medieval, shoegaze, and industrial ambient interpretations of traditional Christmas carols, Excelsis was a holiday album unlike anything I’d ever imagined. Having worked at a record store through many holiday seasons, I’d heard thousands of the same old mundane and boring standards that I’d grown to loathe. Listening to Excelsis was a paradigm shift for me. Christmas carols could be enjoyable again.

Fast forward to 2006, when Evil Robot Radio (my now defunct internet radio station) was in full swing. Christmas fell on a Monday that year, and with two days off of work and no other plans, I focused my attention on the station. For the holiday, I wanted to play the songs from Excelsis and the few other holiday albums I had, but the loudcity terms and conditions I was under prevented me from doing that. I would need more music, from more artists and more albums in order to not violate the t’s & c’s. With Google, Amazon, eMusic and CDBaby as my guides, I spent the entirety of Christmas Eve scouring the internet for Industrial Christmas Songs, Electro Xmas Songs, Gothic Holiday Songs and as many variations as I could think of.

Between those search results and my own CD collection, I managed to come up with about 5 hours of usable songs. Not nearly as much industrial as I hoped I would find, but some excellent 8-bit, breakcore, glitch and mash-ups and many interesting remixes, drum and bass and otherwise dancey versions of traditional carols. Most importantly, enough music that I could program the station to shuffle them in a way that wouldn’t get me in trouble with the loudcity. With all the pieces in place, as Christmas Eve turned to Christmas, I set the holiday broadcast in motion.

Listener feedback was favorable, so I decided this would become an annual tradition, and I’d put more effort into preparation and marketing in the following years. Unfortunately, two broadcasts was all I got as I shut down Evil Robot Radio in 2008.

Fast forward again to September, 2012, when I started working on the oh so creatively titled “Holiday Mix 2012” for my friend Laurie.  I had so much fun putting that together and was so happy with the results, I wanted to repeat the experience with a Christmas Mix. This time I came up with a more interesting title, Do Androids Dream of a White Noise Christmas?.

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You can download the complete album HERE.

01 – Distorted Disco Records – Christmas Club Banger! (Daft Punk vs. Shark Attack vs. The Carpenters)
02 – EROS (Vocal Eric McGauley) – Little Drummer Boy
03 – Chris Beckstrom – Jingle Bell Rock
04 – The Schematics – Deck The Halls
05 – Motiv8 – We Wish You A Merry Christmas
06 – Shuree – O Come O Come Emmanuel (Tall Animals Remix)
07 – Siddal – In The Bleak Midwinter
08 – Solarno – God Rest Ye Merry Robotmen
09 – Paul Slocum – Up on the Housetop
10 – Sounda – Seasons Greetings From NASA and Sounda
11 – Spiral-Shaped Mind – Santa Conquers The Martians!
12 – Daveyboyz – Dubstep Santa – Filthy [Dark Mix]
13 – Cyberfuk – Walking In The Air (CYBRFK DUBSTEP REMIX)
14 – No-L – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
15 – Love Spirals Downwards – Welcome Christmas
16 – BR1GHT PR1MATE – Linux & Lucy
17 – John Anealio – The Millennium Falcon For Christmas
18 – Rudimentary Paste – Spirit of Getting [ERR Edit]
19 – Robot Zombie Attack – The Man Who Ate Christmas
20 – Lucky Wander Boy – Who’s Cyborg Is This (Greensleeves)
21 – Corporal Blossom – Little Drummer Boy
22 – MystiQuintet – Carol Of The Bells
23 – The Cathedral Brass – Joy To The World (Mocean Worker Remix)
24 – DJ Scotty Marz – O Tannenbaum
25 – Love Colony; Six – Christmas Is A Feeling In Your Heart
26 – Cocteau Twins – Frosty the Snowman
27 – Bit Shifter – Let it Snow
28 – Obliminal – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
29 – Tornado Twins – Christmas Dubstep
30 – Nude – Silent Night
31 – DKSTR – Have Yourself a Merry Funky Christmas
32 – Josh Cunningham – We 3 Kings
33 – Cyberfuk – ROBOT BELLS (CYBRFK [ROBOT-ARMY] RMX) [ERR Edit]
34 – PumpYouUp – First Noel Dub
35 – Psyborg Corp. – Angels We Have Heard On High (ProtonIced Version)
36 – Tyske Ludder – Weisse Weihnacht

Running Time: 02:09:36

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Data Archives | MP3 Download: Misanthrobotic’s Halloween Mix 2012

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As promised, here is Halloween Mix 2012.  This was the first of my now annual compilations.  It was created out of a fit of nostalgic longing (did you know the Portuguese have a word for that feeling, saudade) for Evil Robot Radio.  For Halloween 2007 I played a 24 hour block of only “songs about ghosts, vampires, witches, zombies, monsters, the devil, murderers, cannibals and other Halloween goodness.”  I called this show March of the Zombie Robots.

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I threw this show together in about a week, combing through my collection pulling out all the “spooky” songs I could find.  When midnight rolled by on 10/30/2007, I pointed SAM Broadcaster to the Halloween directory, and sat back and enjoyed with my listeners the electronic darkness.

It was also late 2007 that the whole Internet Radio Equality Act / Save Net Radio drama was unfolding, and it started to kill the fun of net radio for me.  It was sometime in 2008 that I finally shut Evil Robot Radio down.  In the years that followed, I’d think of starting ERR up again from time to time, but was discouraged to see the domain had been scooped up by squatters.  Frustrated with no creative outlet, I finally decided to revisit the March of the Zombie Robots concept in the form of a playlist.  And so Misanthrobotic’s Halloween Mix 2012 was created.

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Re-posted with updated artwork, the 2012 Halloween Mix can be downloaded HERE.

01 – Kid Koala – Tricks ‘n’ Treats.mp3
02 – Figure – Leather Face (Captain Panic! Remix).mp3
03 – God Module – Let’s Go Dark.mp3
04 – TRS-80 – Phantom Power.mp3
05 – Tamtrum – In a Little Skull Box (feat Rose H).mp3
06 – Das Ich – Gottes Tod.mp3
07 – Combichrist – Below.mp3
08 – TrummerWelten – In This Lovely Night.mp3
09 – Amduscia – Corpses Symphony.mp3
10 – Zombie Girl – Bleeder.mp3
11 – God Module – Corpses (A Zombie Love Song).mp3
12 – Tweaker – Movement Of Fear.mp3
13 – Amduscia – Merciless Vain Reign.mp3
14 – Skinny Puppy – Riverz End.mp3
15 – Skrillex – Kill EVERYBODY (Bare Noize Remix).mp3
16 – Figure – Boogie Man (Oblivion Remix).mp3
17 – Trust Obey – Larvatus.mp3
18 – Lethal & Khanage – Rise Of the Beast.mp3
19 – Rabia Sorda – Save Me From My Curse.mp3
20 – Amduscia – Dead or Alive (God Mod Rotten Skin Dance Mix).mp3
21 – UnterART – Kill Your Heart.mp3
22 – God Module – The Magic In My Heart Is Dead.mp3
23 – C17H19NO3 – Scarifice.mp3
24 – Battery – This Hideous Strength.mp3
25 – Switchblade Symphony – Witches (Temple of Rain Mix).mp3
26 – Tumor – S dreht durch.mp3
27 – Electric Hellfire Club – Charles In Charge.mp3
28 – TRS-80 – Everyday Is Halloween.mp3

Running Time: 02:23:56

Data Archives | MP3 Download: Misanthrobotic’s Halloween Mix 2013

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Misanthrobotic's Halloween Mix 2013 (1000x1000)

I’ve re-posted the 2013 Halloween Mix with updated artwork and it can be downloaded HERE.  Track listing below:

01 – Virgins O.R Pigeons – Born In Sin (DJ Psycon Mix)
02 – My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult – The Days Of Swine And Roses
03 – KMFDM – Blood (Evil Mix)
04 – Figure – Are You Afraid of the Dark
05 – Skinny Puppy – The Mourn
06 – Irrlicht – In Die Nacht (Kartagon Vs. DJ Francois Remix)
07 – Recently Deceased – Dance With Death
08 – Aaimon – Flatliner (Encephalon Remix)
09 – Scorn – The End (P.C.M. ‘Nightmare’ Mix)
10 – X Marks the Pedwalk – Don’t Fall Asleep
11 – Avenged Sevenfold – Nightmare (Cloud 9s Elm St mix)
12 – C17H19NO3 – Carrier of Shadows
13 – Morbid Angel – Destructos vs the Earth (DoomsdayMarchMix by Punish Yourself vs Sonic Area)
14 – The Creatures – Exterminating Angel
15 – Interlace – Victims
16 – Ministry – Every Day Is Halloween (2010 Evil Version)
17 – Destroid – Lucretia My Reflection
18 – You Shriek – Bela Lugosi’s Dead (V2.0)
19 – Xorcist – The Gift
20 – x-Fusion – Haunted
21 – Switchblade Symphony – Gutter Glitter
22 – Combichrist – Shrunken Heads For All Occasions
23 – Ah Cama-Sotz – The Howl of the Werewolf
24 – Figure – Zombies (VIP Edit)
25 – RUN DMT – Curse of the Mummy
26 – Ry Legit – Gacy
27 – Amduscia – No God
28 – Front Line Assembly – Don’t Trust Anyone
29 – Numb – Won’t You Be My Neighbor

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Enjoy!