1. Basic Channel, Lyot Rmx
  2. A Guy Called Gerald, Alita’s Dream
  3. Madonna, Lucky Star
  4. Kate Bush, Running Up That Hill
  5. Chief Keef, Save That Shit
  6. Chief Keef, I Don’t Know Dem
  7. Andre Cymone, Satisfaction
  8. Actress, Gershwin
  9. The Source feat. Candi Station, You Got The Love
  10. Young Thug, Iowa
  11. Bill Laswell & William S. Burroughs, Seven Souls
  12. Fleetwood Mac, Everywhere
  13. Joo Rita, Red Car Boogie
  14. Delroy Wilson, Ease Up
  15. Little Ann, Deep Shadows
  16. Red Fox, Shell Out Everything
  17. Norio Hanzawa, Stage 1 (Gunstar Heroes OST)
  18. Space Opera, Holy Water
  19. Round Two, New Day feat. Andy Caine (Vocal Mix)
  20. Can, Moonshake
  21. The Loni Gamble Band feat. Lisa Warrington, I Like The Way You Do It
  22. Walter Becker, Down in the Bottom
  23. Pita, 3
  24. snd, tplay 1
  25. Bone Skanless, Off The Streets Of Saginaw
  26. Low Deep, Get Set feat. Kano, Ghetts, Big Seac, Demon and Doctor
  27. Baby feat. Clipse, What Happened To That Boy
  28. Kodak Black, Ran Up A Check
  29. The Sleepy Jackson, Good Dancers
  30. Legowelt, Gina Flies to Space
  31. James Brown, There Was A Time
  32. Cyrus, Enforcement
  33. Mary Jane Girls, All Night Long
  34. GZA, Investigative Reports
  35. Autechre, 1 1 is
  36. Loski, Famlee
  37. Infiniti, Game One
  38. Jefferson Starship, Jane
  39. Public Image Ltd, The Order of Death
  40. Mad Mike, Hi-Tech Dreams
  41. The Rolling Stones, Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)
  42. Gaussian Curve, Impossible Island
  43. Maryn, Dreamboy (Reserva)
  44. Crazy Titch, When I’m Ere
  45. Madonna, Into the Groove
  46. John T. Gast, Kids C Ghosts (Bankruptcy Dub)
  47. Rod Stewart, Maggie May
  48. Mariya Takeuchi, Plastic Love
  49. John Cale, Baby You Know
  50. Morrissey, Jack the Ripper (Live)
  51. The Velvet Underground, The Gift (Instrumental)
  52. King Tubby, Zion Dub
  53. Zinc, Show Me
  54. Johnny Jungle, Johnny ’94 (Origin Unknown Remix)
  55. DJ Mayhem, Inesse
  56. Nas, Memory Lane
  57. Ghost, Come Back Again
  58. Remi, Talk About It (Steve Gurley Dub Mix)
  59. Dub War, Murderous Style
  60. David Bowie, Fame
  61. Stefflon Don, Senseless Remix
  62. Beastie Boys, Root Down
  63. AFX, .000890569
  64. Coil, The Hills Are Alive
  65. T2, Salsa
  66. Wiley & Riko, Lethal B Diss
  67. Peter Gabriel, Big Time
  68. Robert Hood, Stark Reality
  69. Lab Rat XL, Lab Rat 3
  70. John Abercrombie, Timeless
  71. Chuck Jackson, Any Day Now
  72. Chief Keef, Where’s Waldo
  73. Arthur Russell, You Did It Yourself
  74. Scarface, Born Killer
  75. K.I.D., Hupendi Muziki Wangu?! (You Don’t Like My Music)
  76. R.L. Burnside, Let My Baby Ride
  77. The Fall, Frightened
  78. XI, Dub Session
  79. Nada, Senza un Perche
  80. Miles Davis, Go Ahead John
  81. Drexciya, Hydro Theory
  82. Bay B Kane, Unfolding Perspective
  83. Thomas Newman, People are Afraid to Merge
  84. YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Run It Up
  85. Saint Etienne, Like A Motorway (Autechre remix)
  86. Dr. Dre, A N**** Witta A Gun
  87. Hall of Hell, Straight Like Dat
  88. Joe Hishaishi, Sonatine II (In the Beginning)
  89. The Stooges, Down on the Street
  90. Sixpence None The Richer, Kiss Me
  91. Autechre, Eutow
  92. Break Machine, Street Dance
  93. The House Crew, Euphoria (Nino’s Dream)
  94. Carmine Coppola, Voyage
  95. Devo, (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
  96. Underground Resistance, The Final Frontier
  97. MC Lyte, Ruffneck
  98. Ginuwine, Pony
  99. Arvo Part, Tabula Rasa I
  100. Prince, I Wanna Be Your Lover


Spitball: Pierce Inverarity is James Joyce

Joyce famously said he’d “put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant, and that’s the only way of insuring one’s immortality”.

Now think about how Pierce is presented. He’s a storyteller, his fingerprints are all over the place and he appears to have left a near-infinite number of ‘enigmas and puzzles’ behind, to the point where it seems possible he may not be dead at all…

Pynchon, a known Joyce fan, was writing Gravity’s Rainbow – a book which, if not heavily-indebted to, at least leans on Ulysses – whilst working on The Crying of Lot 49. Perhaps then the latter’s an illustration of Pynchon – the ‘postmodernist’ – grappling with Joyce – the modernist – and his legacy/influence as he works on the former, his Ulysses.

Imagine Pynchon’s Oedipa and Pierce is Joyce:

“Might Oedipa Maas yet be his heiress; had that been in the will, in code, perhaps without Pierce really knowing, having been by then too seized by some headlong expansion of himself, some visit, some lucid instruction? Though she could never again call back any image of the dead man to dress up, pose, talk to and make answer, neither would she lose a new compassion for the cul-de-sac he’d tried to find a way out of, for the enigma his efforts had created.” (The Crying of Lot 49, 123)

Is the young Pynchon wondering whether he can match Joyce? Whether he can be his ‘heiress’? Pierce’s ‘headlong expansion of himself, some visit, some lucid instruction…’ and ‘the cul-de-sac he’d tried to find a way out of, for the enigma his efforts had created’ read as though they could describe Finnegans Wake — the point at which Joyce completely blasted off, leaving the ‘code’ for Pynchon, his heir, in Ulysses.

The title The Crying of Lot 49 itself may also come from Joyce:

“The lacquey by the door of Dillon’s auctionrooms shook his handbell twice again and viewed himself in the chalked mirror of the cabinet. Dilly Dedalus, loitering by the curbstone, heard the beats of the bell, the cries of the auctioneer within. Four and nine... ” (Ulysses, 304)

There’s a touch of Joyce to the issues surrounding the play too. What with the constant disputes among scholars, the bootleg versions, the variations and errors, it isn’t far off the ongoing debate surrounding the ‘definitive’ Ulysses. Not to mention the anecdote of an acquaintance of Pynchon’s alleging the Gravity’s Rainbow galleys were arranged in order for the book to have the same number of pages as Ulysses and it perhaps also finding its title in Joyce: Roygbiv. 32 feet per second.


The internet. An extension of the human organism or an organism in its own right? Bowie once jokingly referred to it as an alien life form and I feel there was some truth in that… Carpenter’s ‘Thing’ assimilating everything on the planet….


… communicating online can feel like attaining several additional limbs, like Spider-Man’s Doc Ock or the Boiler Geezer in Spirited Away. You’ve got text, but you’re also able to pull in image, video, audio and all sorts to make up for the absent physical component. The mouth seals… the body freezes… a cluster of antennas and tendrils come flailing and sprouting…


… smart phones… gateways to an increasingly sprawling and fragmented Hall of Mirrors…


… run with the internet as organism and it can start to look like an example of a parasite…

In evolutionary biology, parasitism is a relationship between species, where one organism, the parasite, lives on or in another organism, the host, causing it some harm, and is adapted structurally to this way of life.

… or an invasive species….

“An invasive species is a species that is not native to a specific location (an introduced species), and that has a tendency to spread to a degree believed to cause damage to the environment, human economy or human health.”



“One of the sublimely ruthless (=machinically efficient) aspects of the behaviour of Aliens, predators and shoggoths from which the organism recoils in horror is their readiness to ditch body parts when they are damaged or redundant.”

The internet does this all the time. How many formerly huge or important sites have disappeared over the years? Myspace was massive at one point…

“You can cut into Naked Lunch at any intersection point… I have written many prefaces. They atrophy and amputate spontaneous… “

William S. Burroughs



The Thoughts of a Spiderweb

Spiders appear to offload cognitive tasks to their webs, making them one of a number of species with a mind that isn’t fully confined within the head.