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Radio Luz mixtape

Live · September 12th, 2008 ·

This was the playlist when OSP went on a radio station in Wrocław. A few months after, it’s hard to reconstruct the exact sequence of events that led us there. It was something like this: there was a gig at an alternative space, David met us there, he had helped us set up the pre-LGM workshop at OPT, and he invited us to his friend’s show on Radio Luz.

Our compilation was about the long tradition of appropriation in pop. Afrika Bambaataa sampled Kraftwerk, everyone sampled The Winstons, and M|A|R|R|S sampled everyone. Though I didn’t find the pictures of OSP donning the big headphones [found them!], I did find a lofi recording of the show. The typography workshop had just taken place a few days before:

There was another font made with letters from around the OPT buiding. We took pictures of graffitti, of old signage, of shops, of these kinds of things. We extracted the letters of the alphabet, and we constructed a new alphabet with them. It’s the same principle as the music that we heard. Music with samples. Taking things that others have made, and you create a new thing that then you can share and that others can modify and use again…

1. Kraftwerk. Trans-Europe Express.
2. Afrika Bambaata and the Soulsonic Force. Planet Rock.
3. Public Enemy. Fight the Power.
4. The Winstons. Amen, Brother
5. M|A|R|R|S. Pump Up the Volume.
6. Atari Teenage Riot. Destroy 2000 Years of Culture.
7. Pierre Normal. Attraction.

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