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January 1, 2020

My setup involved three computers, five instances of ffmpeg, one webcamera, one webserver, and 40GiB of RAM! It's really amazing that all these things came together to create one continuous experiece; it's this feeling that's kept me motivated in my experimentation with audio/visual experiences overall.

It was a super fun night! We started a little later than expected but once we got started the party went off without a hitch... it was my boyfriend's (DJ_ABF's) first time DJ'ing and I'm glad he had fun too. The entirety of the show was streamed on my Twitch channel as well. This show was super special to me because it was (1) my last show of 2019 and (2) the first show of my last year of college; I hope everyone at the party and everyone watching the recording (past, present, future) has as much fun as I did! The audicence was generally invited from a unviersity imageboard I run but far more people came out than I expected; especially since this was Winter break I didn't expect so many people to show up in real-life! Because this event was a blending of Internet neo-rave culture and my IRL friends I was surprised when we had an exceptional audience both online and in-person.

The night was divided into ZONES, which resemble the Zone Races from WipEout HD:

ZONE VENOM (DJ_ABF) (Pop, Big Room, House, Indie)

DJ_ABF opened the night with an accessible amount of pop and indie hits from the past decade (2010's); unfortunately there is no recording of his set but his tracklist is published below:

  1. Childish Gambino - Retro [ROUGH]
  2. Lil Wayne;Swizz Beatz - Uproar
  3. Joyner Lucas - I Love (Explicit)
  4. New Legends - kFle9pGCtU0
  5. Jungle - Heavy, California
  6. Two Feet - I Feel Like I'm Drowning
  7. Tame Impala - The Less I Know the Better
  8. Oceans - 7h3Pd5SbCRI
  9. slenderbodies - king
  10. James Arthur - You Deserve Better
  11. Ed Sheeran feat. Paulo Londra & Dave - Nothing On You
  12. The Chainsmokers, Amy Shark - The Reaper
  13. LSD - Genius
  14. Saint Laurent - WT WJDPfurc
  15. Alec Benjamin - Mind Is A Prison
  16. Harry Styles - Watermelon sugar

ZONE PHANTOM (BUSHMASTER) (Big beat, House, Nu-funk, Acid House)

BUSHMASTER played next, generating ZONE PHANTOM in the process; his set consisted of DDR-inspired nu-funk and fighting-game OST hits; it was a well-mixed and well-balanced set; I especially enjoy BUSHMASTER's taste for early-2000's esthetic; that much is evident in the visuals (slow-scrolling text and harsh contrasts) for his set as well as in his music; below is his (unordered) set list:

  1. Concept of Love Intro by Stuff3
  2. Michael Gray - The Weekend (Original 12 Inch Mix)
  3. Daft Punk - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
  4. Dirty Vegas - Days Go By
  5. The Superman Lovers - Starlight
  6. Debbie Malone - Rescue Me (Original Version)
  7. Eric Prydz - Call On Me (Radio Edit)
  8. Space Cube - Session
  9. Justice - D.A.N.C.E.
  10. Skylar Spence - Can't You See
  11. 奥河英樹 - Makoto Stage ~ Spunky
  12. 奥河英樹 - Elena Stage ~ Beats in My Head (Tribal Dance)
  13. Hideki Naganuma - AIN'T NOTHIN' LIKE A FUNKY BEAT
  14. TeddyLoid - Fly Away (Taku & TeddyLoid For the Club Edit)
  15. Capcom Vs. SNK 2 - This is True Love Makin' (London)
  16. Justice - DVNO
  17. Hideki Naganuma - Let Mom Sleep
  18. Hideki Naganuma - Teknopathetic
  19. Nookie - Give A Little Love ('94 Lick)
  20. Duck Sauce - Barbara Streisand (Original Mix)
  21. FatBoy Slim - Wonderful night (album mix)
  22. The immortals - Techno syndrome 7
  23. Daft Punk - Da Funk
  24. Mr. Oizo - Gay Dentists
  25. Daft Punk - Indo Silver Club
  26. Ark - punkadelik (mr oizo rmx)
  27. Alan Braxe & Fred Falke - Intro (Original Club Mix)
  28. Buffalo Bunch - T.I.T.T.S. - Take It To The Streets
  29. The Chemical Brothers - Block Rockin' Beats
  30. Play Paul - Holy Ghostz
  31. Joga - Dam Dariram
  32. Le Knight Club - Nymphae Song
  33. Dance Dance Revolution - OKUYATOS - Kind Lady (Funk Disco Extended Mix)
  34. Detroit Swindle - The Break Up (Original Mix)
  35. Afro Medusa - Pasilda (Knee Deep Club Mix)
  36. Soul Providers - Rise (Bini And Martini Mix)
  37. Dizzee Rascal - Bassline Junkie
  38. Daft Punk - Something About Us
  39. Madeon - No Fear No More
  40. Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You (12' club mix)

ZONE ZEN (DJR3) (French House, Synthpop, Future)

I went on next after a short intermission; I split my set in half according to taste; this first half was focused on upbeat pop and future-sounding music! My chief inspiration for this half of the set was WipEout HD; everything I picked out here sounded like it could've been a piece of the original soundtrack for that game; it is an extremely inspirational game for me and I think that much is evident in my visuals and my music. Below is my full set list for ZONE ZEN:

  1. Cola Splash - Curry Drinker
  2. Yuzo Koshiro - Overdrive Neurotransmitters
  3. Lolica Tonica - Make me Feel
  4. THOMAS BANGALTER & DJ FALCON - CALL ON ME (Muttonheads fine touch remix)
  5. Yelle - Moteur action
  6. The Touch - Le Night Dominator (Radio Edit)
  7. Nightcore - Rasputin (Remix)
  8. M_Ferri - Arturia (Boris Brejcha Remix)
  9. Justice - Waters of Nazareth
  10. Yelle - Que Veux-Tu (Madeon Remix)
  11. Perfume - Spring of Life (Album-mix)
  12. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu - チェリーボンボン extended
  13. Surkin - Love Shot (Djedjotronic & Noob Remix)
  14. Joujouka - Rock Is Sponge
  15. Captain Jack - Dream A Dream
  16. Adam Freeland - Fear
  17. Ekowraith - Waiting For Tonight (Club Mix)
  18. Dopamine - Flat Out
  19. Locked in the bathroom (Deus Ex)
  20. Proxy - Decoy
  21. Surkin - Lose Yourself feat. Ann Saunderson (Brodinski Remix)
  22. Yuzo Koshiro - Acid Runner
  23. Hydelic - butterfly effect
  24. onoken - shylph
  25. Alice DeeJay - Better Off Alone 2008 (C o O k ! e Remix)
  26. Yuzo Koshiro - Entry (Maxi2 Version)
  27. Virtual Self - Particle Arts

ZONE SUPERZEN (DJR3) (Neo-rave, Dark Techno)

Next I transition into ZONE SUPERZEN; this zone is meant to be the harsher, neo-rave side of ZONE ZEN; the upbeat kick-and-snares of the former set are replaced with harsh synths and Roland 303 bass lines; I accompany the change of tone with a visual alteration, swapping out the bright color palette of the former ZONE with dark blacks and harsh reds which mirror the music I planned for ZONE SUPERZEN; below is the set list for that ZONE:

  1. Serial Experiments Lain - Cables and powerlines and electricity poles compilation
  2. Gesaffelstein - Trans
  3. 牛尾憲輔 - E
  4. Unknown Artist - Untitled (Kalli's Freezing Cold Confused Yoghurt Mix)
  5. Sasha - Goteki 45
  6. [ETC] MAGIA - Mindfuck Remix
  7. TaQ - stoic (EXTREME version)
  8. NOMA - Brain Power
  9. DJ Noriken - Summerlights(IIDX Edition)
  10. Rockefeller Street (EightOEight Hardstyle Remix)
  11. Treow, NaturaLe & Aruko - selFa
  12. 180 - PARANOiA (kskst mix)
  13. Simon C - Fuck You
  14. Creasemaster & Slamdog - Bump The Bass
  15. Kenta Nagata - Half Pipe
  16. Wan Bushi - Eurodance Vibes Part 5
  17. Ω - MAX 300
  18. The legend Of Max - 27 The legend Of Max
  19. kamome sano - take it higher
  20. 牛尾憲輔 - Descent To Grey
  21. Aya London - Fly Me to the Moon -Beat- [TV Size]