Celestial Mechanix

DJ Spooky

To commemorate the thirtieth entry into the Blue Series catalogue, DJ Spooky has cooked up a special new double CD. With the entire Blue Series spread out before him, Spooky has expertly sorted, sifted, chopped and recombined this vast amount of music into a shining new work that teases out the lines between jazz and hip-hop, and then obliterates those lines. The result is Celestial Mechanix: The Blue Series MasterMix, a no-holds-barred re-envisioning of some of the most visionary jazz of the 21st Century. From the subtly funky drumming of Hamid Drake to the unshakeable basslines of William Parker, the intense lyricism of Matthew Shipp's piano to the hefty beats of El-P, nothing is off limits. Augmented by some of Spooky's favorite avant-garde MCs, including Antipop Consortium, Saul Williams and Carl Hancock Rux, Celestial Mechanix represents a new level of sonic architecture. Disc One features DJ Spooky's Blue Series remixes, while Disc Two is a 35-track continuous MasterMix of Blue Series recordings.

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DJ Spooky Stellar (1, 2, 3 Remix) 0:30
1.2 –DJ Spooky CD:Dir→Gesture→←N←B*la Theory_rmx
1.3 –DJ Wally Travelogue 1 - NYC To Hawaii
Remix – Meat Beat Manifesto
1.4 –DJ Spooky Lingue Ex Machina (Remix)
1.5 –DJ Spooky Nommos Ascending (Remix)
1.6 –DJ Spooky Maldoror's Gambit (Remix)
1.7 –DJ Spooky Not In Our Name (Remix) Featuring – Saul Williams
1.8 –DJ Spooky Bass Pressure (Mix)
1.9 –DJ Spooky Anansi's Gambit (Remix)
1.10 –Ibid (2) / Asphalt (5) Otikon (Remix)
1.11 –Craig Taborn Shining Through (Val-Inc Remix)
2.1 –No Artist Unforgettable Journey
2.2 –DJ Spooky Lingua Ex Machina (Remix)
2.3 –Meat Beat Manifesto Travelogue 1 - NYC To Hawaii
2.4a –Antipop Consortium SVP
2.4b –Mad Professor Interlude
2.5 –Mike Ladd Untitled
2.6 –Mike Ladd Untitled
2.7a –Matthew Shipp Nu Bop
2.7b –William Parker Scrapbook
2.8 –Matthew Shipp Nu Bop
2.9a –DJ Spooky Not In Our Name (Remix)
Featuring – Saul Williams
2.9b –Matthew Shipp Nu Bop
2.10 –Meat Beat Manifesto Travelogue 2 (Medley)
2.11 –DJ Spooky Nommos Ascending (Remix)
2.12 –DJ Spooky Bass Pressure Mix
2.13 –David S. Ware Ananda Rotation (The DJ Spooky Remix)
2.14 –Antipop Consortium Real Is Surreal
2.15 –DJ Spooky Optometrix
Featuring – J-Live
2.16a –Alter Echo Interlude
2.16b –Mad Professor Interlude
2.17 –DJ Wally Out Of The Blue
2.18 –Lee "Scratch" Perry* Jungle Soldier
2.19 –DJ Spooky Anasi's Gambit (Remix)
2.20 –Antipop Consortium Slow Horn
2.21 –Antipop Consortium SVP
2.22 –William Parker Scrapbook
2.23 –Matthew Shipp Quartet Visions
2.24 –The Blue Series Continuum Urban Shadows
2.25 –Blend Dementia Absentia (Remix)
2.26 –No Artist Nebula Interlude
2.27 –DJ Spooky CD:Dir→Gesture→←N←B*la Theory_Rmx
2.28 –Guillermo E. Brown More And More
2.29 –DJ Spooky Maldoror's Gambit (Remix)
2.30 –William Parker Quartet Song Of Hope
Featuring – Leena Conquest
2.31 –The Blue Series Continuum Mist
2.32 –DJ Wally I Spy
2.33 –Spring Heel Jack Double Cross
2.34 –Craig Taborn The Golden Age (The Val-Inc Remix)
2.35 –No Artist Cosmic World