Winter Breakbeats: MEMCO's recent electronic-music mixes bring the heat
We all have ways of coping with the holidays.
Some eat and drink in abundance to steel themselves against their uncle's ranting of conspiracy theories.
Others join their uncle in spouting said conspiracies.
And then there's you, the person who emotionally logs out by jamming headphones so deep into your earholes that the only thing you hear is whatever jams you're pumping at family-saving volumes.
Well, the Michigan Electronic Music Collective has some gifts for you, O' Blocker ov Bloviators.
The University of Michigan group more commonly known as MEMCO has had an active fall. In addition to throwing various dance parties and frequently holding down the Crush Collision radio show, MEMCO teamed up with the Maize Collective and WCBN for an event at Club Above on November 22 that raised $1,725 for The Avalon Village in Detroit. (MEMCO will also team up with the North Coast Modular Collective for "Getting Started in Electronic Music" at AADL on January 11.)
But what you need for the holidays aren't dance parties or fundraisers; you need Loud Uncle Blocking Mixes, which MEMCO members past and present have been cranking out this fall. Below are all the recent MEMCO-associated mixes the collective has posted to or flagged up on its Soundcloud page, plus a link to a Pulp article back in September where I collected all the mixes the group posted over the summer and at the start of school.
In other words, hours and hours of peace and non-quiet to get you through the holidays.
Christopher Porter is a library technician and the editor of Pulp.
➥ "Sonic School: Michigan Electronic Music Collective mixes to extend your summer vacation" [Pulp, September 9, 2019]