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April 16, 2019

Show Review – Ministry & Cold Cave – Wax Trax – House of Vans – Industrial Accident Tour 2019

vans wax trax record store day poster inside music hall of williamsburgIt was a 5 pm and I dashed from my office after my last work call to head out to the L train and make my way to Brooklyn. For what? To stand in line for the chance to see Ministry play an Early 90’s throwback set. It didn’t disappoint. I made great time and was in line in about 25 minutes from when I exited the office. There were 2 queues, one for VIP ticket holders that scored Record Store Day invites for the Documentary Screening plus Q&A session thereafter. I had only just secured a GA ticket earlier in the morning when spots seemingly opened up again for a chance to attend the concert portion of this FREE event. FREE.

The line looked a little daunting, but I was confident enough that I’d get in. Waiting in line was pretty tame, mainly I think because the temperature was a bit cool and seemed to drop a little as winds picked up. I only had a light jacket on (dumb ass move on my part), the old Every Day Is Halloween Cover Ministry T and requisite black jeans. The VIP line was accommodated first as expected and those folks were able to fairly quickly escape the cold. The rest of us…. toughed it out. At two points, there was a short burst of rain for a few minutes, but with it, a Rainbow appeared behind facing east from the venue along N. 6th St. I refused to take a picture of something ‘happy’ when I’m standing in line for a Ministry concert. Others took in the moment and had their phones out taking snaps and I’m sure posted to their social media accounts. As the rain hit, a few folks seem to ditch the line. The cold not letting up, a few others had bailed and couldn’t hack the conditions.

I was determined. I stuck it out. My legs, arms, body were shivering. Not a type of crowd where you’d ask a stranger for a hug just to keep warm. Sort of felt like Al needed some of us to suffer a little. Norte Dame is burning. A person was hit by an L train car at the 1st Avenue stop shutting that line down. Needed to get inside to escape. Door folk were saying the GA audience would not be allowed in until 7:45! We waited and crept forward a bit more… getting closer. The door staff made rounds checking us in with our event tickets then handing us raffle type tickets to show we had been checked in. Thought that was a nice move.

Then, around 7 pm, they began letting the GA line folks inside, ahead of schedule. I probably got in around 7:15 or so, hit the bathroom and warmed up my hand in what felt like boiling water. I think frostbite may have started to settle in. Grabbed a beer and proceed to explore the venue to see where I should observe. I headed up to the mezzanine level where there seemed to be a bit of space and not filled to the gills with people yet. The documentary was still playing and probably caught the last 25 minutes of it which was nice since I missed the previous November screening. The doc finished and out came the Q&A panel. Was a bit hard to hear. Not too many questions were asked by audience members. I chatted with a few fans nearby.

Q&A panel

The Q&A bit finished up around 8:20 or so and then it was stage reset time for Cold Cave. I’m not familiar with this band at all. I scored another beer and chilled out until the band was about to go on. I made my way down the main floor and got a raised view on the right side of the stage. Cold Cave did their thang. I enjoyed their tunes quite a bit. Decent synth pop type stuff with a ‘cold wave’ vibe. I may need to source their studio recordings for homework. After about a 45 minute set, stage was reset again.

I wasn’t feeling the need to MOSH it out tonite, so I headed back upstairs to where I was for the documentary portion. Found a great spot pretty much centered and only had 1 person in front of me until he bailed towards the end. Ministry comes out and started playing. As soon as ‘The Missing’ came on I felt a rush of endorphins run through my body and it put a big ol’ smile on my face hearing these tracks loud and live again. It was bliss. Here’s some videos from the Ministry Set. Some partial and some Full songs. Apologize for some shaky phone video. But.. you can get a sense of the lights, pit and sound of these classic Ministry Tracks.

Once I got inside, the previous 2 hours of freezing faded away with warm and tingleys. Thanks Uncle Al and Co, Cold Cave, WaxTrax! Family and Vans for a wonderful evening of throwback sights & sounds.

Stage Setup
Ministry Stage pre show


The Missing (video)


Deity (video)


Stigmata (video)


Thieves (video)


Revolting Cocks – No Devotion (intro only – video)


1000 Homo DJ’s – Supernaut (video)


The Land of Rape and Honey (video)


Everyday Is Halloween – Acoustic Sing Along (video)



November 22, 2018

DJ Mix: Thursday Thanksgiving Throwdown with Benny Blanco® – November 22, 2018

I had a few hours to kill while the 2 turkeys we had in the oven were cooking. My day started picking up my in laws in Queens in the AM beating traffic and came home to get the stuffing and turkey prepped. Whilst cooking, wife and I enjoyed our preparations sipping on some Mimosas and Hemingways (absinthe with sparkly wine) which got me in the mood to come downstairs and blow it out for a few hours. Mostly a House Vibe.

Runtime: 2 hrs 17 min


  1. Khan – Untitled
  2. Central Living – Inside (Metro Area Remix)
  3. Henrik Schwarz / Âme / Dixon Feat. Derrick Carter – Where We At (Version 3)
  4. Tosca – Superrob (Henrik Schwarz Mix)
  5. Funky Lowlives, The – Sail Into The Sun (King Unique Remix)
  6. One Dove – White Love (Psychic Masturbation)
  7. Osborne – Afrika
  8. Beat Pharmacy – Drifter
  9. Jesse Rose – Evening Standard
  10. Basic Channel – Quadrant Dub II
  11. KLF, The – Last Train To Trancentral (Razormaid Mix)
  12. Wise Caucasian, The – Out Of The Blue
  13. Pub – Derail
  14. Agnès , Chaton – + 91 Ahead 2,5 (Agnès Kingston-Geneva Rework)
  15. Parchman – Isolation (Time Tunnel Mix)
  16. Round Two – New Day (Club Vocal Mix)
  17. Automat (2) – Prelude I
  18. Minilogue – Mr Mustafa A
  19. Seelenluft And Silvercity-Bob – Manila (Headman Remix)
  20. Dimensions6 – Living In The Sunshine (Âme Ohio Dub)
  21. Seelenluft And Silvercity-Bob – Manila (Ewan Pearson Remix)
  22. Mish Mash (2) Feat Lois – Can’t Take It (Carl Craig Mix)
  23. Seiji Feat. Lyric L – Loose Lips (Vox)
  24. Inland Knights – Can’t Stop
  25. Romanthony – Wanderer
  26. Baldelli & Dionigi – (A) Dark Files
  27. Lady B – Cruising Around Motor City (Original)
  28. Detachments – The Perfect Kiss

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November 16, 2018

DJ Mix: Friday Throwdown with Benny Blanco® – Smokey – November 16, 2018

The Friday Throwdown sessions continue here with Benny Blanco® @blancodisco in Dobbs Ferry. This journey laid waste in more mellow/chill/downtempo territory. BPMs in the 90-100s range.


Runtime: 3 hr 3 min


  1. Smoke Di Evidence – Dhun
  2. Boards Of Canada – Smokes Quantity
  3. Mark E – Smokescreen
  4. Fingerman – The Happy Track
  5. Meat Beat Manifesto – The Water Margin
  6. The Prodigy – Poison (95 EQ)
  7. iO – Claire (Mark Broom Remix)
  8. Incognito – Out Of The Storm (C’s Planet E Special Mix)
  9. Eric B & Rakim – I Aint No Joke
  10. Daphreephunkateerz – Nu Phunk
  11. Farm, The – Higher & Higher (Remix)
  12. The Orb  – Little Fluffy Clouds (Cumulonimbus Mix)
  13. Jesse Rose Alongside Solid Groove & Jamie Anderson – Nice And Slow
  14. Nicholas – Beneath The Surface
  15. Front 242 – Terminal State
  16. Ministry – The Angel
  17. Depeche Mode – Precious (Dominatrix Pre Mix)
  18. LFO – Shove Piggy Shove
  19. Sister Sledge – Living Ecstarcy (Norinton remix)
  20. Daniele Baldelli & DJ Rocca – A TV Show
  21. Roberto Rodriguez – Has Been
  22. Meat Beat Manifesto – Flute Thang
  23. Environmental Science – (A2) V.B.S. (What Does It Mean)
  24. Renegade Soundwave – Transworld Siren
  25. Intricate – Intricate_Back To Black (A1)
  26. Stratus – Vapour (Padded Cell Remix)
  27. RX-101 – Gemini Launcher
  28. Laika – Blood + Bones (Moody Mix)
  29. Depeche Mode – Ghost
  30. Plastikman – Plastique
  31. Skinny Puppy – Last Call
  32. The The – Giant
  33. Senor Piccolino – Moanin
  34. Ministry – Work For Love (Extended Version)
  35. DJ Agent 86 – Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall
  36. Heaven 17 – Let Me Go (Beedle Mix)
  37. The Reflex – Golden Years [The Reflex Revision]
  38. Repeat – Drifting Sounds Of Wikiki
  39. Sundays – Here’s Where The Story Ends
  40. The Simpsons – Send in the Clowns
November 11, 2018

DJ Mix: Sunday Chilldown with Benny Blanco® – B-Day Weekend #2 – November 11, 2018

This special Sunday Showdown came after a nice brunch with my family and I had tipped back a few Hemmingways (Absinthe and Champagne). The mood was chill here. The mixing was fairly smoothing and had a good vibe, but then my computer crashed as things were building up a little. Oh well. Still an 1 hr and 22 minutes.

Runtime: 1 hr and 22 min


See if you can try to guess it. Since the computer crash, I wasn’t able to upload to my nifty online playlist converter tool. I will tell you this.

YOU do get the following:
Meat Beat Manifesto, Carl Craig’s Piece, Depeche Mode, Nightmares On Wax, Global Communication, The The, The Smiths, Damn Phreak Phunk Noize, F.U.S.E., Boards Of Canada, Simian Mobile Disco, Peter Murphy, Charlatans UK, Jagwar Ma, F.S.O.L (that’s The Future Sound of London) & The Orb.

November 9, 2018

DJ Mix: Friday Throwdown with Benny Blanco® – B-Day Weekend #1 – November 9, 2018

The Friday Throwdown sessions continue here with Benny Blanco® @blancodisco in Dobbs Ferry. This set was an EPIC 4.5 hour trek across deep crates of HOUSE MUISIC.


Runtime: 4 hr 30 min


  1. French Touch 2 – Breakin Necks (Papastomp Remix)
  2. Adriatique & Audino – All The Ladies (Edit)
  3. Leftfield – Universal Everything
  4. None – Studioheist Chicago Thing
  5. Aera – Keeping The Book (Original Mix)
  6. Odd Parents & Maceo Plex – Get Enough
  7. None – Soul Minority, Nathalie Claude Always There (Norty Cotto Classic Mix)
  8. Hr & Ski – Bantu
  9. Jesse Rose – Evening Standard
  10. Three Generations Featuring Chevelle – Get It Off (Underground Mix)
  11. Lemon Sol – Sensory Delight
  12. DBX – Beat Phreak
  13. Girls On Top – I Wanna Dance With Numbers
  14. Roman IV – (14x7x4)
  15. Jussi-Pekka Parikka – The Snake (Venom Strike)
  16. Lindstrøm – I Feel Space (M.A.N.D.Y. Remix)
  17. Coburn – Give Me Love (Andrea Doria Remix)
  18. Leftfield – Dub Of Life
  19. Keiji Shimazaki – Under The Moon
  20. Anon – OK Armando
  21. Everything But The Girl vs Soul Vision – Tracey In My Room (Lazy Dog Bootleg Vocal)
  22. Soul Central – Strings Of Life (Danny Krivit’s Extended Edit)
  23. Gat Decor – Passion (Of Your Passion)
  24. Laid – Believe In Me (Original)
  25. Rhythm Invention – Ad Infinitum
  26. One Dove – Transient Truth (Squelch Mix)
  27. Nightmares On Wax – Aftermath
  28. John Tejada – Sucre
  29. Metro Area – Let’s Get…
  30. 69 – Microlovr
  31. Lee Van Dowski – (B) The Last Bounce (Quenum Remix)
  32. Jaydee – (A) Plastic Dreams
  33. Seelenluft – Manila (Ewan Pearson Mix)
  34. ION – Chicago Skyline
  35. Âme – Basic Track
  36. Iz & Diz – Happy (Strip Mix)
  37. Sedona vs. Roswell – Analog Addict (Original Mix – Edit)
  38. Bryan Ferry – Don’t Stop The Dance (Greg Wilson & Derek Kaye Mix)
  39. Sem – V.5
  40. Mari Boine – Vuoi Vuoi (Henrik Schwarz Rmx)
  41. FGTH – Welcome To The Pleasure Dome (vocal mix)
  42. Jesse Rose – Black Coffee
  43. Cut Copy – Hearts On Fire (Joakim Rmx)
  44. Kerri Chandler – Bar A Thym (Original Mix)
  45. Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight) (Remix)
  46. Nitzer Ebb – Control I’m Here (Superchumbo Mix)
  47. Mingers, The & Mr. G – The Mingers Do Church
  48. DJ Garth & E.T.I. – Twenty Minutes Of Disco Glory (The Acid Rock Mix)
  49. Zoo Brazil – Tonight (Steve Mac Mix)
  50. MJ Cole – Sincere (Naked Music Mig’s Petalpusher Vocal)
  51. Sade – By Your Side (Ben Watt Lazy Dog Remix)
  52. Jodeci – Freek’N You (MK Dub)
  53. Gusto – Disco’s Revenge (Mole Hole Mix)
  54. Switch – Front 2 Back Switch Remix
  55. The Shapeshifters – Chime
  56. Le Tigre – Deceptacon
  57. Mock & Toof – Black Jub (Darshan Jesrani Hot Seat Mix)
  58. Tata Box Inhibitors – Protein
  59. Ian Pooley – My Anthem
  60. Jam & Spoon – Stella (Jam & Spoon Remix)

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November 2, 2018

DJ Mix Friday Throwdown – Benny Blanco® – Bonkers – Nov 2, 2018

Bonkers set spanning many genres….
Broadcast live from the BASSmint here in Dobbs Ferry, NY.

Runtime: ~1.5 hrs