IR: The SoCal Sessions 17 – Plastic Makes It Possible

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Today’s session is almost entirely electronic in theme and heralds in several new albums from locals, including a new full length effort by the LA based electronica duo, ‘Techno Squirrels’, called ‘Plastic Makes It Possible’.

The name comes from the reality that plastic is a critical and dependent part in creating music, from the computers that generate the songs to the creation of the CDs themselves. While beneficial in that sense, it also poisons the environment and adversly affects one of the group members who suffers from an illness that is related to petro-chemical plastics. Apparently the title is also a reference to the 50’s mindset of ‘Better Living Through Chemicals’, hence the fun plastic nature of the stance on the front of the album cover. Tupperware party anyone?

We have also put together an amazing collection of local electronica artists with a few hybrid artists, culminating after several months of listening and selecting our current favorites in the genre. Thanks again go out to all of them for letting us share their music here with you. The carefully constructed track listing of tonight’s hour long show (which connects quite a bit better in the late evening hours) is as follows:


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1) Whynot – Don’t Stop
2) George Sarah – Emo (feat. Monique Powell) | amazon | e-music
3) DJ Rap – Feel It (Long Walk on the Beach mix) | e-music
4) Techno Squirrels – Music is My Drug | e-music
5) Sam Sparro – Black & Gold | e-music
6) Casxio – Calling You | snocap
7) Bitstream Dream – Love Me, Leave Me (feat. Anji Bee) | cdbaby | itunes
8 ) The Crime Syndicate – Shining
9) Von Iva – LALA | e-music
10) Gram Rabbit – In My Book | e-music store
11) Paul Avion & Par Avion Band – Pop Music United II | store
12) X Train – Don’t Mess With Me | cdbaby

So Simple Records
IODA Promonet
The Chillcast w/ Anji Bee
Podsafe Music Network
Solipsistic Nation
Jim Markunas
LA Podcasters
OC Podcasters
Podcamp SoCal (Sept 27)
Podcast & New Media Expo (Sept 28-30)
Andy Cast
Rave Police Records