Some Assembly Required is a weekly focus on sample based music and audio art. Host Jon Nelson explores the world of sound collage via this weekly podcast of his nationally syndicated radio program
By Jon Nelson
June 4, 2007
Episode 174, Some Assembly Required
Episode 174, Some Assembly Required

Episode 174, Some Assembly Required


Episode 174, Some Assembly Required


The featured profile this week at the SAR BLOG is
KFAI’s Greg Carr. Tune in to this week’s episode of
Some Assembly Required (#174) to hear a track off of
his Innova Records release, “Technological Retreat
Mixes, Volume One,” along with fifteen additional
sound collages by DJ Broken Window, Brian Eno & David
Byrne, Escape Mechanism, Forty One, Lecture On
Nothing, LF Peee, Martinn, Mediatronic Research
Laboratory, DJ Nikoless, DJ QBert, Klarc Qent,
Steinski and Mass Media, The Tape-beatles, DJ Tripp,
The Wholesome Family Singers and Wobbly.

Two standouts this week are from the Twin Cities…

Our featured artist at the SAR Blog is Greg Carr,
known most recently as the host of Dig Up The Roots,
which broadcasts Tuesday mornings from 9 to 11 am on
KFAI (90.3 and 106.7 FM). Innova Records recently
released a CD of live recordings from Carr’s previous
KFAI venture, “Technological Retreat,” which aired
from 1-6am every Sunday night from 1985-1989. The
program was a weekly exploration of live, improvised
sample-based music and audio art. The CD is a
compilation of Carr’s favorite selections from the

Another Twin Cities’ connection this week is from yet
another local radio personality… DJ Nikoless Skratch is the artist behind a CD titled “This Is Where You
Got It From, Theories of Origin, Volume 3.” This
particular installment in his series of hip hop
history lessons is about the history of the DJ.
Nikoless also hosts Redefinition Radio, at The Current
(89.3 FM, Saturdays, 11-midnight
), as Kevin Beacham.
His track this week on Some Assembly Required is a
sample based turntable composition/cut-up collage
chronicling an ongoing debate between DJs. The title
says it all: “Disc vs. Vinyl (You Decide).” You can
also check out my 2005 phone interview with DJ
Nikoless online – episode #103 is archived HERE.

Don’t forget to check out the SAR Q&A with KFAI’s Greg
at the SAR Blog, and download this week’s episode

Thanks for listening!

Jon Nelson


Jon Nelson is an artist, curator and producer, focused almost exclusively on collage, with forays into radio, visual art, theater, writing and installation. His nationally syndicated radio program (Some Assembly Required) is a weekly radio art show, featuring the talents of audio artists who appropriate sounds from their media environments.

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