Saturday, July 22, 2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017

More DJ Rat-Ward Edits and Remixes

I've uploaded a ton of my "DJ Rat-Ward" track edits to YouTube since the last update here, too many to post! Check out the playlist below and have a listen. I've uploaded a ton of other random songs as well, check out the channel for those. More edits and mix tapes in the works.

Wasteland Jazz Unit, Developer, Light Of The Cross at Sediment Sunday July 23rd

SEDIMENT Events Presents:
Wasteland Jazz Unit, Developer and Light Of The Cross
July 23rd, 2017
Doors at 8:30
Starts at 9
$5-$10 sliding scale
208 E Grace St, Richmond, Virginia 23219 

WASTELAND JAZZ UNIT ( Cincinnati,Ohio)
Wasteland Jazz Unit has been bringing their brand of Borbetomagus fueled honkin' for over 10 years now and have been described as taking "free-jazz instrumentation (clarinet and sax) and using it to crack open the gates of hell by manipulating them using electronic signal processing and overloaded FX, unleashing skull-scraping eruptions of high-end reed abuse and extreme skronk that threaten to send blood geysering from your eyeballs."

NPR, after seeing "The Unit" play the New Atlantis Festival in 2010, explained that after clearing out half of what little audience there was through "screeching walls of feedback and distortion emanating from their stacks of amplifiers and reeds was enough to crust over your eyes in dried blood" that anyone remaining were "immediate converts."

DEVELOPER (Dayton, Ohio)
Developer is the cut-up noise project of Matthew Reis from Dayton, OH. Reis has been a staple of the Ohio noise scene since the early 00's with his group Yes, Collapse and solo project Teeth Collection. Reis is also the sole operator of Factotum Tapes. His current project, Developer, "takes Gysin's cut up techniques and musique concrete tactics" and pushes them to their furthest point.

Minimalist electronic scrawl as performed by members of Coteries and Head Molt. RVA.

Kevin Greenspon, J Hamilton Isaacs, Gardener at Sediment Arts Friday July 21st

SEDIMENT Events Presents:
Kevin Greenspon, J Hamilton Isaacs, Gardener
July 21st, 2017
Doors at 8:30
Starts at 9
$5-$10 sliding scale

208 E Grace St, Richmond, Virginia 23219


A touring veteran of fragmented scenes that stretch from Los Angeles into parts unknown and overlooked, Kevin Greenspon has performed hundreds of shows across the USA in venues ranging from art museums to abandoned naval bases.

Using multiple video projectors, tape machines and synth programs that react to each other, Greenspon’s live performances of contemplative ambient techno create an immersive audio-visual environment and ethereal atmosphere for self-reflection.

For the past decade, he has run the Bridgetown Records label, releasing albums of all genres for like-minded peers from the deep reaches of the underground each season.

“Greenspon elevates the practice of label-heading to a higher stratum by musically participating in his own scene — or, perhaps more accurately, serving as a shared focal point for dozens of loosely connected scenes across America. His exhaustive tour schedule, which tends to place him somewhere around the 100-shows-a-year benchmark, connects him with more nooks of the US underground on a regular basis than anyone should ever be able to keep track of in their brains. His tightly synced audio-visual sets, which time abstract visual expanses to the drifting layers of his synth-based compositions, have captivated normies and heads alike in an untold number of basement spaces or DIY living rooms.” - Maxwell Allison, Tiny Mix Tapes


Denver based artist J Hamilton Isaacs has been making experimental music under the moniker dugoutcanoe since 2006. Modular synthesizers, Midi sequencing and sampling hardware are used to create meta-musical sound collage cacophonies to facilitate transcendental deep listening experiences. Drawing inspiration from works such as Steve Reich's Phase Music or the lush drones of Phil Niblock, to the relentless fury of Balinese gamelan; Isaacs creates original compositions that betray their foundational structure of decades steeped in the American DIY underground.


Under the name Gardener, Richmond, VA-based Dash Lewis uses a modular synthesizer, effects pedals, and his own voice to create intricately layered, rhythmically complex slabs of trance-inducing psychedelia deeply influenced by German kosmiche music of the 1970s, mid-career Beach Boys, and spiritual jazz. A frequent performer, Lewis has toured or shared the stage with The War on Drugs, Meg Mulhearn, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Fred Thomas, Benoit Pioulard, Jeff Zeigler, Mary Lattimore, Suuns, Brian Case (Disappears), Tashi Dorji, Mind Over Mirrors, and many more.

Transistor Heart Radio - Part 2

Revisiting my old mixtape series "Transistor Heart"

In this installment we unearth "Transistor Heart II" released May 15th 2010. An eclectic blend of Cosmic Jams, Library Music, Mellow Psych, Synth Rock and beyond. For more information about the Transistor Heart series (including album downloads) visit the Rat-Ward blog:

01 - Christine 23 Onna "Cosmic Jungle" 2000
02 - The United States Of America "The American Metaphysical Circus" 1968
03 - The Red Krayola "Hurricane Fighter Plane" 1967
04 - Sam Sklair & Gus Galbraith "Readout" 1981
05 - Sammy Burdson Group "Space Beauty 1" 1980
06 - Janko Nilovic "Metropolis" 1976
07 - Sam Spence "Swamp" 1972
08 - Elektriktus "Second Wave" 1976
09 - Jean-Michel Lorgère "Psycho-Nébuleux" 1971
10 - Piero Umiliani "Nuove Realtà" 1975
11- Unknown Artist "Cambodian Cassette Archives - Unknown Title - Khmer New Wave" 2004
12 - Jesus "L'Electrocute" 1968
13 - Chico Magnetic Band "Pop Or Not" 1971
14 - Franz Auffray "Son Of Popcorn (excerpt)" 1969
15 - Human Egg "Onomatopaeia" 1978
16 - Salvation "Salvation Jam" 1968
17 - Cluster "Caramel" 1974
18 - Metropakt "C.T.L." 1985
19 - X Ray Pop "Klac-Klac" 1985
20 - Waitresses "Clones" 1978

Friday, July 14, 2017

Rat-Ward Radio - Episode 001

Rat-Ward Radio - Episode 001
broadcast Friday July 21st 2017

Tune in to WCLM 1450 AM in central Virginia or listen live online ( every Friday at midnight (EST)

Follow @ratward on Twitter for live tweets (

If you miss the show it will be archived on the DJ Rat-Ward Mixcloud (

Check out the entire tracklist posted below...


01: Wizard "It's On" (U.S.) 1982
It's On - 12" [Chocolate Cholly's] Funk / Soul

02: Lives Of Angels "Imperial Motors" (U.K.) 1983
Elevator To Eden - Cassette [Color Disc] New Wave, Minimal

03: Ela Eis - My Clown (Germany) 1982
Various ‎- Partysnäks - LP [Ink Records]
New Wave, Minimal

04: Kym Yancey "We're So Happy" (U.S.) 1984
We're So Happy / Jimmy And Sally  - 7" [Chaminade Records] Funk / Soul

05: Third World War "Preaching Violence" (U.K.) 1971
Third World War - LP [Fly Records] Blues Rock, Hard Rock

06: Death "Politicians In My Eyes" (U.S.) 1976
Politicians In My Eyes / Keep On Knockin - 7" [Tryangle Records] Hard Rock, Punk

07: United Mutation "Own Way" (U.S.) 1983
Fugitive Family - 7" [DSI Records] Hardcore, Punk, Psychedelic Rock

08: Denis Mpunga & Paul K. "Criola" (Belgium) 1984
Various - Terra Incognita II - LP [Auxilio De Cientos] African, Experimental

09: The Peace "Black Power" (Zambia) 1971
Black Power - LP [Zambia Music Parlour] Afrobeat, Psychedelic Rock

10: Os Mutantes "Bat Macumba" (Brazil) 1968
Os Mutantes - LP [Polydor] Pop Rock, Psychedelic Rock

11: Livy Ekemezie "Friday Night" (Nigeria) 1983
Friday Night - LP [Linic Major Production Records] Boogie, Disco, Funk

12: Mandy B. Jones "1,2,3,4 (We Ain't Got Much Time)" (Germany) 1977
1,2,3,4 (We Ain't Got Much Time) / Lovemaker - 7" [CBS] Disco

13: Negative Approach "Lead Song" (U.S.) 1982
Negative Approach - 7" [Touch And Go] Hardcore, Punk

14: Television Personalities "Part-Time Punks" (U.K.) 1978
Where's Bill Grundy Now? - 7" [King Road] Punk, Alternative Rock

15: O-Zone "Disco Train" (U.S.) 1979
Disco Train / 5th Ave N.Y.C. - 7" [Town Sound Records] Disco, Soul

16: Experience "Happiness" (?) 19??
Tropical, Soul

17: Magic Mooris "(I'm) Choosing You" (U.S.) 1983
(I'm) Choosing You / (Let's Get) Funk-Ka-Fized - 7" [Soul-Out Records] Funk / Soul

18: The Android Sisters "Robots Are Coming" (U.S.) 1984
Songs Of Electronic Despair - LP [Vangaurd] Electronic, Experimental
19: King Tutt "Comin' Out" (U.S.) 1980
Comin' Out / Even Though  - 12" [T.K. Disco] Soul, Disco, Electro

20: Virna Lindt "I Experienced Love" (U.K.) 1984
I Experienced Love - 12" [The Compact Organization] Pop
21: Rare Silk "Storm" (U.S.) 1985
American Eyes - LP [Palo Alto Records] Jazz

22: Zenit "Waitin'" (Austria) 1986
Straight Ahead - LP [Spray Records] Jazz-Rock, Funk, Electro

23: Aksak Maboul "Scratch Holiday" (Belgium) 1984
Various - Made To Measure Vol. 1 - LP [Crammed Discs] Downtempo, Minimal, New Beat, Experimental
24: Chino Amobi & Elysia Crampton "Children Of Hell" (U.S.) 2016
Elysia Crampton Presents: Demon City - LP [Break World Records] Electronic, Hip Hop, Experimental

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


Rat-Ward Radio with your host DJ Rat-Ward coming soon to WCLM 1450 AM in Richmond VA!

Rare Soul/Funk/Disco/Electro/Hip-Hop/House/Acid/Techno/Experimental/Post-Punk/New Wave/Minimal Synth/Synth-Pop/Early Industrial/Power Electronics/Noise/No Wave/Prog/Hard Rock/Proto-Punk/Proto-Metal/Krautrock/New Age/Soundtracks/Library Music/Jazz/Free Jazz/Early Electronic/Musique Concrete/Lo-Fi/Punk/Hardcore/Indie/etc...

Tune in to WCLM 1450 AM in central Virginia or listen live online ( every Friday at midnight (EST)
Follow @ratward on Twitter for live tweets (
If you miss the show it will be archived on the DJ Rat-Ward Mixcloud

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

DJ Rat-Ward Vol 009

Various Artists "DJ Rat-Ward Vol 009: Channel Rat-Ward"
(100,000 channel view special)

Anti-Everything - AE81 - 06/28/2017 - C-60 Format
Compiled by Gary Stevens aka DJ Rat-Ward June 28th 2017


Rat-Ward on YouTube

Side A:
01 - Cleaners From Venus "At Home With Myself" (1981)
02 - The Spanish Dogs "Atomic Shockwaves" (1982)
03 - Crawling With Tarts "Bones" (1986)
04 - The Homosexuals "Naming of Parts" (1984)
05 - Home Service "Thin Hours" (1980)
06 - The Vincent Units "Martini" (1981)
07 - M.A.L. "La Chanson De Valérie" (1984)
08 - Ortho-Tonics "Woman Fish" (1981)
09 - Mike Runnels "Tell Her Again" (1986)
10 - The August Sons "You Taste So Good To Me" (1989)
11 - Observers Observing Observables "Babaloo No More" (1980)
12 - The Instant Automatons "Then He Hit Me" (1980)

Side B:
13 - Androids of Mu "Atomic Explosion" (1982)
14 - The 2x4's "Another 8 Hours" (1980)
15 - Budguzzlers "Weak And Strong Man" (1978)
16 - Brian Sands "54321" (1979)
17 - Elti-Fits "Letterbox" (1980)
18 - Carsickness "Falling" (1980)
19 - Secrets of Loveliness "Screams Buried in Screeching" (1980)
20 - The Zoomers "The One You Can't Forget" (1982)
21 - Andrew Klimek "Felt Hammer" (1979)
22 - Len Liggins "All The Dead Men" (1982)
23 - Dennis Duck "Dogs Don't Drive" (1981)

Sunday, June 11, 2017

New YouTube uploads for June 11th 2017

Been doing a lot of remix/re-edits of obscure/private press singles..cosmic prog, dark synth funk, homemade disco failures and other odd shit...adding tons more to my channel over the next week..check it!