Northwestern is Northbestern: Contemporary Puget Sounds (you know, Bellingham and stuff)

DJ Vollkasko garnishes the most amazing current Northwestern sounds with lovingly handcrafted dead air and the usual inane banter.

Featuring many old faves and new raves!

Acorn Project:    Slippy (Album Shift, 2013)
Glowbug:            Go Easy (Single, 2013)
Yogoman Burning Band:    Doot Doot (2009) *** radio world premiere! ***
Lucky Brown:      Chicken Rock (Instrumental; single, 2013)
The Lonely Forest:             Coyote (Arrows, 2011)
The Lonely Forest:             Warm/Happy (Adding up the wasted hours, 2013)
Kristin Allen-Zito:               Thaw You Out (The Atlas, 2010)
Kristin Allen-Zito:               Boat (The Atlas, 2010)
Keaton Collective:             Fallin Asleep (Tercera, 2012)
Biagio & The Argonauts:   True Love Bound (Nothing Here You Wouldn't Want, 2013)
Biagio & The Argonauts:    Quiet Desperation (Nothing Here You Wouldn't Want, 2013)
I Love You Avalanche:       Everything Mends (Fiction, 2012)
I Love You Avalanche:      Made Up Dreams (Fiction, 2012)
Go Slowpoke:   Dangerous (Single, 2011)
Specters:          I/O (Poor Cletus EP, 2013)
Fictions:            I'm Not Free (I Like You) (Demo, 2013)
Vervex:              Needle & Thread (Single, 2012)
The Heligoats:  Drai Zich (Back to the Ache, 2013)
Lumpkins:         Dying (Problems & Flames, 2013)
Robert Sarazin Blake:  Death Comes (Put It All Down In A Letter, 2011)
Robert Sarazin Blake:  Waiting (A Long Series of Memorable Nights Forgotten: The Belfast Sessions, 2011)
The All Nighters:          Afghan Eyes (Instrumental, 2009) *** radio world premiere! Last song recorded by this great instrumental rock band. ***
The Rooftops:   A Layer Fits (A Forest of Polarity, 2010)
The Rooftops:   Raft Easily (A Forest of Polarity, 2010)
Baltic Cousins:  Never Hold Your Breath (The Broken Horn, 2013)
Baltic Cousins:  Bear Traps (The Broken Horn, 2013)
Federation X:    Maybe We'll Die Young (We Do What We Must, 2013)
Federation X:    Anna Mist (We Do What We Must, 2013)
West Coast Chalice: Narcissus (Cover Lois Maffeo; self-titled album feat. Karl Blau, 2013)
West Coast Chalice: I'm Turned Inside Out (Cover Dear Nora, aka Katy Davidson; self-titled album feat. Karl Blau, 2013)
The Palisades:  Skylines South (Mr. S.'s Memory, 2013)
The Palisades:  It's Symbiotic (Mr. S.'s Memory, 2013)
Federation X:    Over The Top (Federation X, 1999),_Washington#Music_scene


Rap Music 101: From the Roots to the Rappers

DJ Vollkasko's excellent if erratically eclectic exploration into the origins and originals of rap music, with an obligatory overview over the ongoing application of rap in contemporary music, popular and otherwise.

Happy 40th Birthday, Rap Music!

1. Sugarhill Gang: Rapper's Delight (1979)
2. Kurtis Blow:       Rappin' (1979)
3. Joe Tex and the Vibrators: I'll never break your heart Pt 2 (ca. 1960)
4. Bo Diddley:        Say Man (1959)
5. Lizzy & Dennis Alcapone:   Ba Ba Ri Ba Skank (1968, Jamaica)
6. Prince Jazzbo:   Fool for Love (1973, DJ verse to Dawn Penn's You Don't Love Me, Jamaica)
7. U Roy:                Everybody Is Bawling (Jamaica)
8. The Last Poets: When The Revolution Comes (1970)
9. Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson: H2Ogate Blues (1974)
10. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five: The Message (1982)
11. The Clash:        The Magnificent Seven (1980, UK)
12. The Clash, feat. Futura 2000: Overpowered by Funk (1982, UK)
13. Blondie:            Rapture (1980)
14. Beastie Boys:   Cookie Puss (1983, Debut 7'')
15. Mr. T:                Mr. T's Commandments (1984)
16. Baobab:            N.O.J.O.B. (1983
17. Cameo:             Word Up (1986)
18. Trouble Funk feat. Bootsy Collins: Trouble (1987)
19: Salt & Pepa:     Push It (1988)
20. Public Enemy:  Welcome to the Terrordome (1991)
21. Public Enemy:  Meet the G that killed me (1991)
23 De La Soul:        Bitties In The BK Lounge (1991)
24. So Adult:           The Way I Swing
25. Leston Paul feat. Natalie Burke: Weakness For Sweetness (1996, Trinidad)
26. MC Frontalot:    Which MC Was That? (2002)
27. MC Frontalot:    Fresh Dog (2005)
28. MC Plus+:         Chip Hop Nerd (2006)
29. Danger Mouse: What more can I say (2004)

Es ist heiß.

Okay. Es ist heiß. Zu heiß zum Nachdenken. Oder gar heiße Scheiben durchwühlen und schwere Plattentaschen schleppen.

DJ Vollkasko hat das aber auf seine charmante Art und Weise gelöst, und euch mit Pleiten, Pech und Sendelöchern sowie feinster Musik zwei zauberhafte Sommerabendstunden bereitet.
Alright. It's hot. Too hot for thinking. Or for digging through hot cuts and lugging heavy DJ bags around.

But our man DJ Vollkasko came through in his very own charming way, and brought you two hours of delightful music for a Summer evening, as well as some of the finest handcrafted dead air in the world.


Jeb Loy Nichols      Summer Came (2000)
Big Star                  Watch The Sunrise (1972)
Camel Drivers        Sunday Morning 6 O'clock
+/-                           Summer Dress 1 (All Her Winter Clothes) (2003)
The Isley Brothers  Summer Breeze
Dead Adair             Warten Auf Den Sommer (1995)
Jonathan Coulton   Blue Sunny Day
The Flaming Lips    It's Summertime
Devendra Banhart  There Was Sun (2004)
Roman Rebellion   What Summer Brings
Enoch Light            Brazilian Summer
Tom Glazer            Why Is It Hot In The Summer?
Glowbug                Sunlight (2011)
Netherfriends feat. Jams Dean, Chandler London, and Auggie the 9th     Summertime (2013)
Brite Futures         Dog Eared Summer (2010)
Lester Sterling       Super Special (1968, Cover "Summertime" by George Gershwin)
The Go-Betweens Summer's Melting My Mind
Guided By Voices  Hot Freaks
Vee Dee                City In Heat (2009)
Tropics                  Summertime Blues-Land Of A 1000 Dances (Medley)
Karl Blau               In Heat (1997)
The Jam                Heatwave (Live at Reading University 1979)
Los Admiradores  Caravan (1960)
Holstuonarmusigbigbandclub   Heißer Sand (2007)
Bernd Begemann  Bleib zuhause im Sommer (Live 2001)
Fellow Travellers  This Summer (Live Dub Version 1995)
Tommy McCook   Heat Wave (Moving)
Dorothy Collins    We're Making Heat
Benji Hughes       Vibe So Hot (2008)
Donna Summer   Hot Stuff (1979)
Die Aeronauten    Sommer Der Liebe (2001)
Parade                 Sunshine Girl
Dear Nora w/ Casiotone for the Painfully Alone    Hot Boyz (2008, Cover Missy Elliott)
Netherfriends feat. Auggie the 9th    Summer Sex (2013)
The Afghan Whigs    Summer's Kiss (1996)
The Sandals        Theme From "Endless Summer" (1963)
Martin Denny       E Lei Ka Lei Lei (Beach Party Song) (1967)


Brand New Rosary Beat Rock Redondo Love Affair Force!

DJ Vollkasko live on air with fantastic guests:
* Redondo Beat!
* The Rosarys!
With live acoustic studio sets of these two super groovíng bands!

* Brand New Love Affairs
Unrealeased tracks of this amazing Tennessee-Hessian garage connection, feat. Roman Aul (ex-Mucus 2, Redondo Beat, Rosarys,..) and Scott Rogers (Cool Jerks/Memphis)!

* Rock 'n' Roll Airforce!
Legendary Rhein-Main Rockers (also active in Mucus 2, Redondo Beat Combo and what else not) release new sensational 7'' in Taiwan over ten years after the band retired!

Plus very special guest--
* DJ Kristen (Mod Dance Party/New Orleans, Disc A Gogo Club @ Alte Liebe/Sachsenhausen) spins supreme 60s Mod Beat & Rhythm 'n' Blues

1. Redondo Beat:      Into the Groove
2. Redondo Beat:      Shoop Shoop
3. Shirley Ellis:          The Nitty Gritty
4. The Cookies:         Don't say nothing bad about my baby
5. Huey "Piano" Smith: Little Liza Jane
6. Earl King:              Trick Bag
7. Jewel and the Rubies: Kidnapper
8. Rufus Thomas:      Can you monkey do the dog?
9. LaVern Baker:        Whipper Snapper
10. Rock 'n' Roll Airforce: The Bunker
11. Rock 'n' Roll AIrforce: Guitar Hitler
12. Rock 'n' Roll Airforce: 10.000 Light Years
13. Phillip Upchurch Combo: You can't sit down
14. Lesslie Hill:           Ooh Poo Pah Doo
15: Roger and the Gypsies: Pass the hatchet
16. Nathaniel Mayer and the Fabulous Twilights: Village of Love
17. The Rosarys:        I'm going home (Cover Prince Conley)
18. Brand New Love Affairs: I'm Drowning
19. Brand New Love Affairs: Gimme one more try
20. The McCoys:       Fever
21. Teddy Boys:        Jezebel
22. The Trashmen:    King of the Surf
23: Dino, Desi & Billy: I'm a fool
24. The Crescendoes: When the day turns in tonight (Cover Redondo Beat)
25. The Crescendoes: Do I love you? (Cover The Ronettes)
26. Stuart Westcliff:   The Gambler
27. The mighty Hannibal: The truth shall set you free
28. Redondo Beat:     Do the swim (Cover Ritchie Marsh aka Sky Saxon)
29. Redondo Beat:     15 Days, 15 Nights (Live on air!)
30. Redondo Beat:     Break-A-Heart (Live on air!)

Superstar Rotation mit Josef Bercek am Mikrofon
Juni 2013 - Sonntag 09.06.13
"In every dream home a heartache"

01. The Fall - Hittite Man
02. Hal Singer & Jef Gilson - Garvey´s strut
03. Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy - Satanic Reverses
04. Rhythm & Sound - Roll off / S
05. Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy - Language of violence (Jazz Version)
06. Eddie Lee Jones and Family - Yonder go that old black dog
07. Melvins ft. Jello Biafra - In every dream home a heartache
08. Moebius & Plank - Conditionierer
09. Ebo Taylor & Uhuru Yenzu - Victory
10. The New Gospel Keys - In that great gettin´ up morning
11. Dr. Feelgood - Roxette (n3rd Remix)
12. Salah Ragab & The Cairo Jazz Band - Dawn
13. Malcolm Mooney - She brings the rain
14. Dewey Redman - Look for the black star
15. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Black Betty
16. Emry Arthur - Man of constant sorrow
17. Wilko Johnson & The Solid Senders - Dr. Dupree (2010 Remix)
18. Larry Young - Alive
19. Orquestra Cheo Diaz - Cairo
20. Elder Richard Bryants Sanctified Singers with Boozie Sturdivant - Watch thee therefore you know
21. Roxy Music - In every dream home a heartache

mit den Wörners

Playlist vom 26.05.2013

Kurt Vile:

- Snowflakes Are Dancing - Waking On A Pretty Day - Was All Talk

The Bevis Frond:

- Opthalmic Microdots - Cruel World - Dream It

Crime & The City Solution:

- Goddess - My Love Takes Me There


- City´s Full - Hit Me - Husbands

John Grant:

- Black Belt - GMF - Vietnam - Why Don´t You Love Me Anymore - You Don´t Have To - Glacier

The Handsome Family:

- Eels - Octopus - Glow Worm

& zum verbummelten 15-jährigen Radio- Jubiläum von Angela ein nicht gespielter Track von Kapatenhund (Herz aus Glas)

...Da sind 15 verschiedene Wege
ins innere der Erde vorzudringen
15 Wege nach Nirgendwo zu gelangen
Und es wird immer 15 Jahre dauern und doch nie ganz gelingen
Es bleiben immer 15 Möglichkeiten von vorne anzufangen...

...Und ich wünschte ich könnte etwas ändern
Ich wünschte ich könnte alles ändern
Oder wenigstens die letzten 15 Jahre
Oder wenigstens mich und mein Herz aus Glas...


superstar rotation: DJ Vollkasko's May Diary

This is an interesting and beautiful month so far--sun, rain and Nazis, excellent ball sports, bike riding, death defying stunt numbers, happy birthdays, great parties, sweet love and what else not. I'll play you my musical diary.

UKW 91,8, Kabel 99,85

Bent Grass            Coming of the Spring
The Go-Betweens Spring Rain
The Beatles           Rain
Devendra Banhart There Was Sun
The Three Johns   The World Of The Workers Is Wild
Billy Bragg             There Is Power In A Union
The Fall                 Who Makes The Nazis? [John Peel Session 1981]
Sonic Youth           Youth Against Facism
Beastie Boys         Unite
Jonathan Coulton  First of May
Belle & Sebastian  Legal Man
The Free Design    I Found Love
Eels                       Fresh Feeling
DJ Maestro            Spring Street
Broken Bells          The High Road
Jolie Holland          Springtime Can Kill You
Be Your Own Pet   Bicycle Race [Cover Queen]
The Trucks             Old Bikes
The Pasties            Bikes are sexy
Bum Khun Cha Youth   Beim Autounfall [Cover Swayzak: "In The Car Crash"]
Coach                    Lucky Day
Death Cab for Cutie     Your Bruise
Nikki Sudden         Stay Bruised
Altered Images      Happy Birthday
Mission Of Burma  1, 2 ,3, Partyy!
The Montesas        Booze Party
Flight Of The Conchords  Hiphopopotamus Vs. Rhymenoceros
Kid Congo Powers with KnoXVIlle Girls    Sophisticated Boom Boom
The Twilight Singers         A Love Supreme
Rogue Wave           Publish My Love
Lambchop               Give Me Your Love [Cover Curtis Mayfield, Live in Hamburg 1998]
Ben Gibbard            Such Great Heights (Cover The Postal Service)
Depth Charge          Goal
Die Liga Der Gewöhnlichen Gentlemen     Die Gentlemen-Spieler
Guided By Voices    June Salutes You!