Get Off The Internet – A Selectah J Mix

Get Off The Internet

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[Edit: removed the pathetic introduction]

So what’s this about?

Let’s check some of the track names:

Get Off The Internet – Spam – Anti Anti – Cruel World – Thoughts and Actions – The Noise Came From Here – Tunnel Vision – Pain – Waiting Room – Picture A Vacuum – Kid For Today – Execute – Super Hero – “Revolution” – Re-volution – Bring The Sun – Get Off The Internet

You guessed it. This year the theme of my mix is internet burnout. It is meant as an expression of the many questions that worry me in regards to the internet. Yes, the glorious internet – we thought it had such promise, such potential. But it turned out to be mostly just way too much work – for a glorified dictionary. Consider the amount of time you waste sorting through bullshit, looking for stuff you don’t need, protecting your data or interacting with idiots. It’s been getting worse for some years now. But this last year especially it became awful. We got bombarded with propaganda, lies, and so much hatred floated around. Communities got more polarized instead of coming together. With buzz words like big data, filter bubbles, fake news, the post-truth era was proclaimed, and with that the internet turned into a huge pain in the ass, that mostly fulfilled it’s potential for abuse and manipulation. The sharing of information and all the other fun stuff still happens. But the trolls and haters have taken over the internet. And when that orange monster with tiny hands, the chief of trolls, the bully supreme, was elected US president (and will soon have the nuclear codes OMG), it was made clear that, as Leonard Cohen R.I.P said, the good guys lost. The haters have not only taken over the internet, but also the world. Everyone agrees, without the internet T®^µp (I still refuse to write his name) would not have been possible. So, gee, thanks for that, internet.

Maybe it’s time to get off the internet?

Maybe we should. But surely we won’t. We’ll just have to learn how to apply better, more efficient filters, how to waste less time, how to stay safe and how to be more selective with whom we interact. This is a process. The potential for greatness is still there, the internet can still be part of the solution. But I for one will reserve more time to get off the internet, to reconnect with nature, to interact with actual flesh and blood people, and to read more fucking books. Books are great.

This will be good… I guess.

Further reading:

You Are In An Abusive Relationship With The Internet

TRACKLIST

Various Artists – A Selectah J Mix
Get Off The Internet

Tracks:
01. The Microphones – Get Off The Internet
02. Beginner – Spam
03. Bonaparte – Anti Anti
04. Phantogram – Cruel World
05. Arcade Fire – Flashbulb Eyes (Dennis Bovell Remix ft LKJ)
06. Mangchi – Thoughts and Actions
07. Saul Williams – The Noise Came From Here
08. De La Soul – Property Of Spitkicker
09. Divine Styler – Pandorum
10. A Tribe Called Quest – The Space Program
11. Kate Tempest – Tunnel Vision
12. DJ Shadow – Stem / Long Stem (Clams Casino Remix)
13. A Tribe Called Quest – We The People
14. Mala Rodriguez – Jugadoras, Jugadores
15. Pusha T. – Pain ft. Future
16. Fugazi – Waiting Room
17. Mogwai – Wizard Motor
18. Kate Tempest – Picture A Vacuum
19. Boards of Canada – Kid For Today
20. Tommy Genesis – Execute
21. CBN – Tod vom Morgä
22. Hudson Mohawk – Cbat
23. Kool Keith & MF Doom – Super Hero
24. Lord Jamar (of Brand Nubian) – “Revolution”
25. David Morley – Re-volution
26. Frank & Tony – Bring The Sun
27. Geena – KG Voice
28. Le Tigre – Get Off The Internet
29. Coldcut – Only Heaven ft. Roots Manuva
30. The Pioneers – Life Hard
31. Cinematic Orchestra – To Believe
32. Burial – YOUNG DEATH

Includes Additional Audio Samples From:
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Logbuch Netzpolitik 203
The Fall
Phife Freestyle
Transparent
Youtube Get Off The Internet
Louis CK on Fallon
NoDAPL
Unknown Movie (Sorry)
Black Mirror s03e06
Mandy Patinkin on Colbert
SNL Cathy Anne on Pizzagate
Leonard Cohen on Moonlight
Mad Max

LINKS:

Cover created by: @fr3nzin3 (Thanks 1 Quadrillion, the cover as always is the best thing about this. Thx my love!)
The photos used are from a photo project I did this year, trying to take the same upriver photo every week. More of these photos can be seen here.
More of my mixes (with more great covers by her ^^) can be found here: pieceoplastic.com/index.php/mixes

COPYLEFT:
All music and audio is borrowed with the utmost respect for its creators.
I consider this to be fair use.
This material is created purely for fun, and to share it with my online friends.
There is no commercial transaction involved.
If you want to support something useful please support one of these projects: tor or CreativeCommons (I am not involved with these projects in any way, other than as a fan and user).
As a long-time DJ I own 5’000+ albums in vinyl and many, many CDs.
All the music I use for these mixes, I either own a copy of or it was released under a CC-license to begin with.
I release all my work, the DJ work as well as all my other coding and creating, under a creative commons license, hence I treat this material as if it was under CC license.
I attribute all the music and I do not use it for commercial gain.
Don’t try to sue me, i am broke anyway.

[The pathetic intro:
Every year in the late fall/early winter I create a DJ mix. It’s just some kind of a habit by now, a project, something to do. These days I just go through the motions. Releasing DJ mixes is kind of pointless these days, no one has time to listen to them. The medium doesn’t really go anywhere. Why do I keep making them? Every year more I wonder why do I waste so much time on this? Hmm.

I am no longer connected to what is happening in the music world. My approach to finding new music has been mostly passive. New releases of favorite bands I always check them out, of course, and it has been a great year for such releases (A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Beginner, DJ Shadow, Coldcut, Cinematic Orchestra and, of course, Burial). But other than that I no longer look for music actively. Most of the other tracks in this mix were found in a passive way. With great embarrassment I realized, that three of the songs that I used came from watching the TV series Silicon Valley. Either this show has a very good music editor (I think so), or this should really disqualify me from creating a DJ Mix. I will let you decide.

One thing I notice, for me to create this DJ mix per year, presents a way to sort through and organize my music. It allows me to look through the audio samples I keep recording throughout the year. And then I try to tell a story with music and samples.]

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