:o warsaw o: Will also bring some new SnP records if you happen to be there :o
On Saturday night in Berlin with the Acting Press crew we'll have early copies of a new Doo record by SnP 500 (and some older stuff) for sale. The new record should be shipping out to stores soon and we'll get it up digitally once the records hit the shelves. Featuring the return of the custom Doo sleeve from DOO360.
We have a tonne of music we want to share so we stacked it all on top of each other and pushed it into three tracks that made a bit of a portal kinda like a black hole.
In stock now at Hardwax and reaching other shops soon.
Super in Aarhus ♥
We are teaming up with the Bijou crew to throw a party in Montreal this weekend with all profits going to Medical Aid For Palestine. Click here for tix and more info and join our mailing list to stay in the loop in the future.
I'm going to be in Europe for November and December this year. Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in doing a party together :) - Spencer
Kindred Montreal party spirit Bijou ft. DJ Spence on October 7.
Cheeks (Frog & Spence) playing early morning music outdoors at Best Out Of Town on Labour Day weekend. (Edit - it was the best. Thanks so much to the BooT crew.)
SnP 500 playing a couple hours of homemade music in a creek next weekend:
Debut DJ Spence - weird dope ass cooked house edits u might find at DoV circa anytime. The record is in stores here, here, here, here, here, here, here or you can get it direct here.
Zoron aka DJ Frog / Eggman presents Waiting For The Grid To Go Down. Digital is available now and the record is in stores here, here, here, here, here, here - or you can get it direct the wax direct here.
We are back with an evening party in Montreal on Saturday July 1st with music by Bake and Doo + big windows and wood floors. Click here to buy tickets ($12) and join our mailing list to stay in the loop in the future.
The party will also feature a batch of pre-release copies of our next two records (DOO600 and DOO667) for sale. More on those soon.
Sentena Episode 2 - Click here to download.
This folder features 1000 samples and is brought to you by Sentena of SnP 500. It’s meant as a compliment to the first block of 999 samples already shared, which you can find here. Like before, this audio comes largely from Freesound, as well as digital song files, YouTube and the studio, Here’s to hoping you can put them to good use, as there’s lots more sounds to share soon.
Before going to the studio I like to always have new sounds to work with. I feel like using even a little bit of sampling breaks you through any sort of creative blocks you might have trying to start creating a song, and sometimes after I’m rolling I’ll take the samples out. I think sampling can contribute to the music sounding more unique, which is counterintuitive. I generally will add effects to a sound before exporting the sample, then again while jamming, and during the mix down process. I encourage you to use lots of effects. Maybe you’ll recognize some sounds from our songs? Or future songs. I’m not sure what’s in this pack. I don’t look back too much on samples I’ve already tried before.
New Doo coming soon.
We are excited to be throwing a party in Montreal on Friday June 2nd with music by PLO Man and Doo. Click here to buy tickets and join our mailing list to stay in the loop in the future. We are imagining a foggy night with beams of light and room to dance.
Excalibur, Frog, Spence and special guest on the decks at sans soleil from 8-3 tonight May 11 in Montreal.
New Doo merch now available.
Hello out there. It's CKUT's annual Funding Drive, the time of year when we ask our listeners for a little support to help keep the station happy and healthy. If you don't know, CKUT is a legendary nonprofit community radio station here in Montreal and has been on the FM dial for 35+ years... no corporate advertising or influence and 100% real life on the air. The station means a lot to many different people, some of which have been there from the very start and are still on the air today, and has become a home for just about every kind of community that exists in our city. We have learned a lot about music and people from the station and life wouldn't be the same without it.
We have two new Doo records in production that will probably be out in the summer but anyone who donates $15 or more to CKUT and dedicates their donation to You Need A Heart To Live will be entered into a draw to win a test pressing of one of these records before the real thing hits the streets. It's your chance to crack open the Doo vaults and check out what is up next. Donate before April 15 to be entered into the draw. If you donate more than $15 you'll get multiple entries in to the draw. There's also a bunch of CKUT merch available for donors. Please visit CKUT.CA/DONATE.
There's a new CKUT website here with radio shows going back to day 1. New Doo is in the works...
Revisiting some 2011 videos made with Corbin, host of the original You Need A Heart To Live radio show and this floating figure behind me ♥♥.
Friday November 25 we are doing a Doom Room at a joint party in Montreal with the Bijou crew. You can get tix and more details here.
Alert: Cheeks & Hashman Deejay are playing at Sans Soleil in Montreal on November 10.
Get these newly available SnP 500 Honeydoo digi files into rotation or buy a 12" direct from us here.
You Need A Heart To Live radio shows are still happening but CKUT is about to debut a new website with some extra features so I'm going to wait and see... might just be linking to shows hosted there instead of reposting them here. To be continued..
A rare Cheeks live set last weekend thanks to Sammy.
Greenhouse party coming up Sept. 3. Join the mailing list here for info.
Alert: SnP 500 & CZ Wang are playinog at systeme in Montreal on September 2nd too.
11PM - 1AM, August 24/25, 2022 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
DJ Spence Pedaling
Alert: SnP 500 tonight August 21 at Comedowntown and DJ Frog hosts Bruce at Systeme on Aug 25.
Sentena Touches Sky remix out of the blue.
Alert: DJ Spence and DJ Frog are in Denmark on the weekend
11PM - 1AM, June 2/3, 2022 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
Special new Doo: SnP 500 - Honeydoo
SomEThIng ElSe FrOm SoMEthIng,.. Things feel good when there’s trust. And then othertimes things just feel good, like something that feels like letting the dog off a leash.
Produced at home by Sentena and DJ Spence.
Find one at La Rama in Montreal or get your order in here here here here here.
11PM - 1AM, March 24/25, 2022 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
Funding Drive Madness
Donate to CKUT here and help keep the station thriving. Just like last year I will be sending mixtapes to all the You Need A Heart donors. CKUT also has a bunch of nice gear that you can get for donating to the station. The show somehow raised a record-high $450 last year... let's see if we can get up there again. CKUT... What a special place.
11PM - 1AM, March 10/11, 2022 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
DJ Spence Air
11PM - 1AM, January 27/28, 2022 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
DJ Spence Walking Home On Sand
New digital Doo files.
Thanks to Cal and Pascale for organizing.
11PM - 1AM, July 15/16, 2021 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
11PM - 1AM, April 22/23, 2021 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
DJ Spence's Spring Snow
11PM - 1AM, April 8/9, 2021 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
DJ Spence's Cats On My Street
11PM - 1AM, February 11/12, 2021 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
DJ Spence's Drippy Walk
Those are just but a few of the official CKUT icicle collection.
11PM - 1AM, January 28/29, 2021 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
DJ Spence's Blue Light
11PM - 1AM, January 14/15, 2021 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
DJ Spence's Heavy Snow
11PM - 1AM, December 17/18, 2020 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
DJ Spence's Frosty Fader
11PM - 1AM, November 19/20, 2020 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
J D (episode 32, 2016)
From the vault.
*** XTREMELY LIMITED SLIPMATS AVAILABLE *** Put these on your turntable and leave them there. Ships worldwide. Email us at email@example.com.
DOO411 - Days Of Our Lives by Doctors Pepper and Fashion
IT’s diFfFErENt it changes a LoT, “THeRE’s lOtS of cHaNGe,” it sounds like it changes a lot. It’s not new, so its being looked back on, it’s like the windows opened and now it’s moved, it moves, it doesn’t sit still and it’s been listened to lots but its still tough - and its got all the regular, bars and timing. It’s a year away from being old, as if we’d forgotten about it forever - there’s music and then there’s something that can fly.
Ask your local shop to write firstname.lastname@example.org to get some delivered. La Rama, Invisible City, and Play de Record have copies in Canada. Probably Audiopile too in a bit?
Loading in for Pyschfest live in mtl on a rainy day.
11PM - 1AM, November 5/6, 2020 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
ft. Radar, Sentena, and DJ Frog
Two back to back snapshots of what studio DJ world has been sounding like in Montreal these days.
11PM - 1AM, October 22/23, 2020 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
SnP splitting the show like how bus drivers give a little wave when they pass each other.
11PM - 1AM, October 8/9, 2020 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
The great swap of 2020. Choozey and I picked out some records for each other. Be sure to tune in to her mind expanding radio show Time Is For Clocks in the old You Need A Heart time slot - 2 to 4am every second Wednesday night on CKUT... true freeform radio style out there melting tracks together like nobody else.
11PM - 1AM, September 24/25, 2020 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
DJ Spence's Radio Nudge
11PM - 1AM, September 10/11, 2020 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
DJ Spence's Sticky Stars
Cranked down tracky tunes presented in juicebox mode.
11PM - 1AM, August 13/14, 2020 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
DJ Spence's Dog Energy
This episode has some dog energy. Calm chewing on a bone for a bit but eventually the bone is finished and that skateboard begins to look pretty tasty.
11PM - 1AM, July 16/17, 2020 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
DJ Frog's Worm Project
Two hours of singular sonics from the world of DJ Frog experimenting with field recordings morphed into midi notes and some freestyling synth on top.
Sentena Episode 1
This folder features 999 samples chopped by Sentena. They come largely from Freesound, as well as digital song files, YouTube and the studio, Most weren’t of use to us, but hopefully you can help them find a new purpose. There is lots more to share soon.
Before going to the studio I like to always have new sounds to work with, to push around. I feel like using even a little bit of sampling breaks you through any sort of creative blocks you might have trying to start creating a song, and can contribute to the music sounding more unique. I generally will add effects to a sound before exporting the sample, then again while jamming, and during the mix down process. Maybe you’ll recognize some sounds from our songs? I’m not sure what’s in this pack. I don’t look back too much on samples I’ve already tried before.
11PM - 1AM, July 16/17, 2020 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
DJ Spence's Summer Rolls
Kinda drowsy dreamy one.
11PM - 1AM, July 3/4, 2020 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
DJ Spence's Hi Hats For Rockers
There's two songs in here from the next Doo record which has been sitting soaking in cardboard boxes until sometime soonish.
Love and Rage: CKUT in Solidarity with Struggles Against Police Brutality and Anti-Black Racism
11 PM - 1 AM, May 21/22, 2020 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
Another one from home with deep strobey tunes from Radar in hour 2. Track down her show Follow My Voice every first Sunday of the month on n10.as.
Some more records dropped off at @ Invisible City and at Play de Record in Toronto and La Rama in Montreal.
From the archives:
2-4AM, January 11, 2018 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
DJ Spence's Windy Park Plains
Huffing and puffing across the crunchy park ice. If you pause for a sec in the middle it feels so big out there.
11 PM - 1 AM, April 23/24, 2020 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
Homemade Sound with Spence Pics and Downstairs J
This episode has about an hour of original tunes from the couch the past few weeks and a peek into Downstairs J's deep bag of cool productions. We met Josh about year ago when New York City Cal invited SnP 500 and DJ Frog down there to do a party. Been sharing (and rinsing) tunes here and there since then and feeling grateful that he was able to come thru with an hour full of unreleased good stuff. Email josh.abramovici @gmail.com to get in touch.
11 PM - 1 AM, April 9/10, 2020 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
SnP 500 Home Special
A fuzzy episode from home with a guest hour from P Sentena.
11 PM - 1 AM, February 27/28, 2020 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
DJ Spence's Cotton Socks Requirements
11 PM - 1 AM, February 13/14, 2020 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
This never works part 2.
"Sugar Boys wish to thank their friends, supporters, and each other, for the opportunity to jam, with no expectations, no constraints, and no future to speak of: the world's heaviest time-traveling rock band is happy."
11 PM - 1 AM, January 16/17, 2020 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
DJ Spence's Mic Smell Good
Some glitchy bits from the archive computer... but the music is smooth... so...
11 PM - 1 AM, December 5/6, 2019 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
Half soup and half Kozz's wall shaking electro thrift store cuts.
Digi record :)
11 PM - 1 AM, November 14/15, 2019 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
DJ Spence's Snowplow Needle
Horizontal songs get briefly sidetracked before taking a seat again.
Please join us in Montreal on November 22 at Tarot for Greanbeem 6 featuring DJ Radar, DJ Frog, Excalibur and Sentena. Below is a clip from halloween 2018, when we last hosted an event at Tarot. The stranger with the saxophone started playing just as the night was ending. He’s a very fine saxophone player, and the video captures the last song of DJ Spence’s set and is all in all a special moment! Joing the mailing list for info and future parties :) Spence in Italy this Sunday too.
Sentena is proud to present a new tape called Sink, released this week via Rolston's Toronto-based label Brain Pulse Network. Rolston is a fantastic DJ and great friend and their passion for dance music is contagious. Congratulations Martie and Rebekah on their engagement and thanks Martie for releasing this tape and the artwork.
Sink began in 2017 as a project called Mouse. Mouse was created on behalf of You Need A Heart To Live as a gift for people who donated to CKUT during their funding drive. This stayed being listened to, and songs were taken out and replaced and reconsidered until something new formed. The music in Sink is from as far back as 2015. Much of the tape is from 2016 and 2017, and songs from 2018 and 2019 are included too.
Some songs came by removing all the drums from shelved jams and seeing what was left. Others were made very intentionally, and in collaboration with others. Some sounds were recorded using techniques I’ve grown out of. Everything is super raw and it’s cathartic to share. Thanks for checking it out and make sure to read that insert too!
11 PM - 1 AM, November 7/8, 2019 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
DJ Spence Wide Awake
11 pm baby!
2-4 AM, October 24, 2019 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
Rolston Mix and Library Versions
This is the last late night episode of You Need A Heart To Live (time slot is moving to Thursdays at 11pm) and it was a pleasure to press play on an intense and colourful mix from Rolston, Toronto's most slept on. Wish I could be at the Halloween house party tonight. Second hour is slowly walking backwards out of the studio into the sharp 4am air.
SoMetTHInG ElsE FrOM SOmEThiNg ElSe. BAcK HeRE In thIs SpaCE. SnP 500. 500 Degrees. 500 depress of pUTtiNg tHiS on in 2045. You need more than what you are given. You need to find things for yourself. You know how slow things go and that you canʼt speed them up. You know that once you get somewhere you will want to be somewhere else. You realize that things donʼt really end, but that things really do start. And this is a start. Or a reminder that starting can happen. You need somewhere to think to. You need to go hard on things and to know whatʼs safe. Thatʼs what weʼre trying to bring here. Nothings made that can be re-created.
Cranked on countless mornings, Treasure is the second 12" from SnP 500 and Doo.
Produced by Sentena and DJ Spence in Montreal, Canada.
B side illustration by Myles Fairhead.
Available for wholesale orders now, distributed by AP - Logitekk: [ acting.press.mail @ gmail.com ]
Listen to the songs here and find the record for the first time this Saturday September 14th at Deep Blue in Vancouver, BC during Big Zen presents: SnP 500 and DJ Frog.
Please send email to talktodoo @ gmail.com
2-4 AM, August 15, 2019 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
DJ Spence's Snakes For Laces
Peeling open muggy cardboard boxes :)
2-4 AM, August 1, 2019 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
SnP 500 Studio Sendoff
This video is from the last day in our music studio, while we boxed up records and gear and started recording this SnP 500 mix.
There’s the hallway of the building, and then the inside of our studio - the hallway loops around to all the dozen or so other studios. The place always sounded like music and always smelled absolutely positively dank.
The owner of the building is renovating and turning it into an office for a video game company and all the tenants got bounced out. We have a temporary studio now and are looking for a new home for September.
This spot was our first studio and our first time having a place like this to be able to go, whenever you wanted to go somewhere. Lots of communal gear, the ability to make noise and yell and DJ and see your friends. We made a lot of music here, including the first two Doo records, the majority of songs from this mix, and many others we're still listening to - we'll try to post some jam video clips soon.
We are going to miss it! And we are looking forward to spending lots of time somewhere else that feels just as good.
2-4 AM, June 20, 2019 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
DJ Spence's Weekend Bones
Back on the house after a big fun music weekend. Thank you everyone who made the party so fun.
PLO Man & DJ Spence on Friday June 14 in Montreal - 100 tix - please join mailing list for details :)
NYC June 8
Sentena with a mix via Motion Ward - Motion Ward does a great job releasing music and sounds like what I imagine more stuff will sound like in the future.
2-4 AM, April 11, 2019 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
DJ Spence's Bare Feet On Concrete Mix
Old nasty snow music :)
2-4 AM March 28, 2019 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
Rolston Guest Mix
2-4 AM March 13, 2019 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
DJ Spence's Moon Looking Weird Mix
Human house and the areas around it with some energy.
If you are looking for locally priced Doo records in Montreal or Toronto, we just dropped off copies of the SnP 500 12" @ Invisible City, Play De Record, Atom Heart, and La Rama.
More Doo projects are very much in the works :) thanks for listening.
2-4 AM February 28, 2019 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
DJ Spence's Nowhere To Go But Up Mix
Sincere sounds, live from the toughest part of the year :) A mixture of some records from the heap out in Lachine, recent imports from the bin in Toronto, long-time shelf residents, and shiny clean computer files.
2-4 AM February 14, 2019 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
DJ Spence's Mix For Fire Truck
It's hard to hear the on-air announcement but this episode is dedicated to beloved music studio resident Fire Truck the cat. Fire Truck on the mic and sluggish sounds in the mix.
2-4AM January 31, 2019 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
DJ Spence's Squelch Mix
Snow trudging and electrofied winter sounds.
2-4 AM January 17, 2019 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
feat. Owen Gilbride
Spacious music in a hands-off style and some of Owen's own songs recorded from a Montreal live show in November 2018 :)
This never works, part 1.
Bug Guts Guest Episode (You Need A Heart To Live 2)
Here is a 100% guest hosted mix episode from Toronto's Bug Guts with some colourful yet scrubbed-sounding music + lots of unreleased tunes. Due to external circumstances, this episode did not make it to the ckut air, but we are quite happy for it to live here on the web.
2-4 AM December 6, 2019 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
DJ Spence's Nautical Nonsense
Inspired by something squishy and yellow with a definitely submerged and slightly skidding in the sand style to the mix.
2-4 AM November 22, 2019 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
Back 2 back with Daniel R.
Isla - keep your eyes peeled for more from them soon.
Also we want to extend a special thank you from Doo HQ to everyone out there in the world helping to move some of those recent SnP 500 sounds around. Love to the Japanese shops for their creative write-ups. It's very sweet to hear about how people are interacting with it. Japan, South America, Midwest, wherever... please reach out! We would love to get to know you (email@example.com)
Mosaic by Loris
'Life can be so sweet', turned the Mouldy Gourd
The SnP 500 Doo record is officially out and about.
You can find the 12″ at your local shop via Rubadub or online @ Rubadub, Juno, Redeye, Boomkat, Piccadilly, Deejay.de, Phonica, Newtone, Decks, Bleep, Honest Jon's, Rush Hour, Jet Set, Hangesha, Lighthouse, Technique, and Pigeon Records
OR at doo-solutions.bandcamp.com for the digital version
Thank you to Barky, Rubadub, and friends inside and outside of the music studio for their support.
SnP 500 Doo record incoming :) What you find before you jump out of a plane. What you find in love, or after two years of being in love, or after four years of being in love.
Doo Presents SnP 500 in the mix together on n10.as internet radio.
2-4 AM September 6, 2019 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
DJ Spence's Heat Rash Appreciation Mix + Martie's Bday
2-4 AM May 30, 2018 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
DJ Spence's Summer 2018 Mix
Sideways summer music - an extended version of a mini mix for the earlybird tape giveaway @ the Bug Guts and Rolston Moving Away (to Toronto) Party.
2-4 AM August 11, 2016 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
DJ Spence's Inspirations Mix
From the big, growing bigger CKUT vault.
Inspirations from Montreal and beyond, recorded live with computer and pedal rig in the CKUT studios.
2-4 AM May 12, 2016 (You Need A Heart To Live 2 on CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal)
DJ Spence's 61 min Humid Mix
Live recordings from Montreal and Qualicum Beach in 2015. Mixed together in Montreal in January 2016 and released on February 7th, 2016 at Greenhouse Presenté Brian & Brian's Open Montreal Houseparty. c23 clear screwless cassette includes download code. Produced by Sentena, J D, and DJ Spence Shrub Side features Same Same and BigBird
Site background video by Corbin Ordel, the original host of You Need A Heart To Live and part of the recipe since the start.