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Hi dear FARCED blog fans & readers, are you still there?!

2016 came and went and FARCED turned TEN last fall. Here are some select podcasts, radio shows and mixes I’ve made from 2016 until now (May 2017):

In January of this year I filled in for DEBONAIR on NTS London:

You can find the tracklist here.

In late February I did a guest podcast for Montreal’s Boccara. Lots of layers in this mix, you’ll catch them with good headphones:

Tracklist coming soon. 

I started a show on Dublab BCN, under FARCED of course. Here’s a very special show I did in December for my late father to hear/in his dedication. It’s about 85% Haitian music spanning genres & decades. Haitian Music starts around 15 minutes (but the lead up is great).

Tracklist can be found here.

I thoroughly enjoyed doing this podcast for Bergsonist’s BIZAARBAZAAR platform. I got to release a lot with this mix and it’s one of my faves! Starts out heavy but ends on a sunny note.

Tracklist could be found here on BIZAARBAZAAR’s site.

Never got around to updating for this very special female driven mix I made as part of the BEAVER II exhibition in Spring of 2016. Features female musicians who have inspired me. Named after Cosey Fanni Tutti’s Time To Tell track from one of her live performances which is included/immeshed on the mix. Tracklist can be found here.

There will be more mixes to come soon & more news! Soon I’ll do a rundown of top FARCED mixes from 2006-2016.

Thanks to everyone who has supported FARCED in any capacity since 2006, a whole decade and I can’t believe she’s been a radio show in two major European cities. FARCED has blessed my life in many ways I couldn’t even begin to explain. Eternal gratitude from your girl Sybil! xx

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I DJ tonight at Sameheads in Berlin, Germany! Playing after 1AM. Now booking gigs in Europe! Link in sidebar.

 

If this is your first visit to Farced, please skip the next two paragraphs (or just look at the sidebar for links).

Photo by A. Sala.

Hi Farced fans and readers (if you’re still reading?). It’s been 9 years since I decided to start a blog, then did my first podcast of a DJ set at Pianos with a voice intro. That podcast was taken off the site and not included in my 5 year FARCED retrospective of every mixtape & mix being mixed into a single MP3 (remember the days when you could download zip files of my mixes?). The other day while recording a sort of Manifesto for the “[Haitian] Legacy Project” I’ve talked about for YEARS of doing, which has slowly materialized into something more tangible, I fell in love with my voice. I realized my voice had power, I realized that the very thing I had been running away from my whole adult life was in essence the very part of my legacy. Then I remembered 2006 and posting that podcast and not being comfortable with my voice. Funnily enough a few weeks before Farced’s 9th birthday (9/22), I decided I’d finally post that podcast, voice and all.

I suppose getting comfortable with my voice recorded was due in part to covering on the Minimal Wave show on East Village Radio a few years back. I am so grateful for Anastazja when I signed up to do my show on Berlin Community Radio for suggesting I name the show FARCED (I was kind of just looking to do it under something else), because “it IS your brand.” So in effect I’ve been simultaneously tending to what was always subconsciously something I wanted to do: use my voice with music, I guess radio DEEJAY, like my Dad (or podcast since this is the internet). I’ve got so many new ideas for Farced (I’ve had many over the years, but the last 3 years of my life have been chaos, ever hear of Saturn Return?). I’ve talked about a site revamp for like 4 years now, it is going to happen. The Farced mixtapes that people email me asking for copies are finally going to be produced in limited editions and sold at some local stores in NYC (and maybe elsewhere in the U.S. of A & Europe). And podcasts, I will try as much as I can to make this a thing since I find myself recording more voice notes than writing in my journal (and clearly I’ve had an aversion to blogging). This will include so many talented & amazing individuals from all walks of life I am lucky to have in my life. So many ideas, so little energy. I will try my best for everyone that’s been bugging me to not let Farced “die.” She’s still here and is not going anywhere.

Now that I got that out of the way: Here’s what’s been going on.

  • I post sort of regularly to the Farced Facebook and Twitter. There you can see where I will be DeeJaying.
  • I have FARCED 12 shows so far on BCR which you can stream below via the Mixcloud playlist for the show since (their SONYCLOUD Soundcloud got deleted.

“Up Next” shows you all the shows in the playlist. I’d tell you my favorite shows but I’ll leave that up for you to decide (but really the last one (12), 1st, 3rd & 7th are my absolute favorites).

  • I’ve moved almost all of my mixes, mixtapes, DJ sets, etc to Mixcloud before soundcloud bites the dust (though my soundcloud is still up, for now).

  • Giroutte Records asked me to make a mix for them back in March, it’s finally up (it was Take 1 but life got BUSY so…)

  • I finally made a mix of Haitian music, another request by many people I know for years. It’s volume 1 and includes some Zouk from our French Patois sister nations of Guadeloupe & Martinique. It’s mostly synth based. There will be tons more volumes as this will go with my Legacy Project because Haitian music is so versatile and unique. Side note: I’m Haitian-American and Haitian music has been included in a lot of BCR shows and a huge part of my being. I can’t wait to finally make announcements about this project which is ultimately my life purpose. This first volume is entitled WAVE KREYOL. This mix will be posted soon!
  • I’m back home in NYC for a bit, settling my affairs (see sidebar for booking link). Getting rid of most of my coveted records to make way for more of what I am ultimately going to spend all of my time doing. Plus most of them have been in boxes for nearly 3 years now so it’s time to find them new homes. I DJ mostly with USB and laptop now, spent a chunk of time 2 years ago ripping a huge chunk of my vinyl, preparing for my escape to Europe.

That’s really it for now. I leave you with my last BCR show:

Thanks to all the supporters over the years, to anyone that has mentioned & appreciated this neglected corner of the internet, much more is coming!

Hey y’all. It’s been a while with lots has happening this year, hence the lack of updates.

In July I released the Delere Mix that I recorded over air & sea between June and July, finally finishing it in Berlin. Mix photo was taken from the plane over Greenland. Featuring Vactor, Perseus Traxx, Aurora Halal, Glacial Communications, Vereker and more! Check it below:

Farced (which turns 8 on September 22!) is now also a show on Berlin Community Radio!  Check the nice words about me, this trusty blog & the concept behind the show written by Thomas Painter. Hits the nail on the head, like no one ever has! Read it below or here and enjoy the first show streaming below.

 


Tracklist for Farced #1 – High End Basics, originally airing on 8/14/14:

  1. The Neon Judgement – Sweet Surprise
  2. Geisha – Aavelaiva
  3. Siouxsie & The Banshees – Red Light
  4. Further Reductions – High End Basics (Demo Version)
  5. Infant Bonds of Joy – Simple Answers
  6. Grace Jones – Living My Life (7″ Version)
  7. Stahlnetz – Vor all den Jahren
  8. Chandra – Opposite
  9. Deutscher Kaiser – Tempo! Tempo! (Funkversion)
  10. Skinny Puppy – The Pit
  11. Unit 3 – Beer
  12. Troy Tate – Lifeline (Hold On To That)
  13. Donna Summer – Sunset people
  14. Zdenka Kovačiček- Elektra
  15. Factual – Institutions
  16. Stefan Blomeier  – A Mighty Fortress
  17. The Names – I Wish I Could Speak Your Language
  18. Hit Parade – Media Song
  19. Crass – Berkertex Bribe
  20. Amebix – Moscow Madness (No Gods pt. 2)
  21. Asmodi Bizarr – Traumland
  22. The New Underground Entertainment – The Days Arrive
  23. Trisomie 21 – Moving By You
  24. Die Dominas – Herr Ralfi und Herr Karl
  25. CTI – Thy Gift
  26. Cabaret Voltaire – Haiti
  27. Three To Forgotten – Frostbite
  28. Die Krupps – Das Ende der Träume
  29. Parade Ground – Moan on the Sly
  30. Orbidoig – Nocturnal Operations
  31. Robert Turman – Clean Living

Telling a story as usual. Stay tuned to the latest shows via the Farced soundcloud Mixcloud set on Berlin Community Radio’s souncloud. Farced #2 (original air date 8/28/14) coming soon!


Happy New Year, everyone! Ecstatic to announce the first mix of 2014 which was a guest mix for the show Earthly Matters on Glasgow’s freeform Subcity Radio. It aired Monday, January 27, 2014. You can stream it here including Gareth’s awesome selections before and after my mix, with his introduction starting at the 24 minute mark.  Being asked to make a mix of music that I wouldn’t normally DJ out and from the recesses of my collection, it’s another broad mix but unlike any other. Starting off with “Concentration” by then-12 year old wunderkind Chandra followed by Rogelio Ramos’ Agressiva demo of “Lovepig,” it leads you into a world where there are several themes going, if you’re paying close enough attention to notice. A Flaming Tunes favorite and Maria Chavez‘s remarkable “Medici” from her Topography of Sound series brings the cessation of the nearly 90 minute mix.  

The name Querencia came after many chats with my cousin while recovering from surgery,  whom I have now dubbed my “cosmic cousin.” It correlates with what is going on in my life and coincidentally this mix. 

“Sybil has been running the blog Farced since 2006. Regularly updated with glimpses into her life living in New York as well as other ephemera, it is her excellent skill as a curator and the frequent mixes that she posts on the blog that noticeably attract attention.

Although her selections tend to explore the sounds of minimal synth, post-punk, industrial, noise and experimental music it certainly isn’t the only reflection of her tastes. She will be reaching into the deepest recesses of her record collection for the mix that she has kindly put together for Earthly Matters, entitled “Querencia”.

For any of you who may be unfamiliar with her, she has hosted Veronica Vasicka’s Minimal Wave show on East Village Radio on a number of occasions and was also commonly seen playing at the excellent Wierd Records club night which sadly finished at the end of February, 2013.”

-Gareth Roberts

Tracklist:

Chandra – Concentration
Agressiva – LovePig
Soma Holiday – Too Many People (Version)
Ghost Exits – Journey To The Center of the Earth
impLOG – Holland Tunnel Dive
Jah Wobble – Tales From Outer Space
Horizontal Brian – Working In Pajamas
Iko – Approach On Tokyo
Tres – Operator
Angela Werner – Cosmic Spiele
Terekke – Asidis
Kitbuilders – Give It To Me
Vivien Vee – Blue Disease
Risque – Risque Disco
Ptøse – Like a Mouse
Dalida – Femme Est La Nuit
Lack of Knowledge – State of Being
I Gotta Woman – Abel Edit
Bembeya Jazz National – Alalake
Gareth Williams & Marie Currie – Generous Moon
Maria Chavez – MEDICI

You can download the sole mix below (right click and save):

If you’d like to have me do a guest mix, feel free to email me. Plotting some exciting projects that will be announced soon. Long live Farced!

For those of you still reading after these SEVEN years, despite massive lack of updates:

I finally made business cards DIY style, after three years on my to do list! Maybe a minimal site revamp is in order:

Found a recording of a DJ Set from a King Dude show at WIERD in April 2012, which made me miss the glory that was making people dance in the fog til 3:30am. An amazing feat in itself when you have Nikki Sneakers providing refilled pint sized glasses of margaritas or whatever it was. I miss WIERD.

Soon I’ll finally make a list of all Wierd & Minimal Wave (EVR) shows I’ve DJed. This year marks 10 years since my friend suggested I become a DJ because I had “good taste.” We played bi-weekly at The Hole (next to Mars Bar, if you lived in NYC 10 years ago, you know). I feel it’s only right to try to start cataloguing as much as I can about what I’ve done the past 10 years. Thankfully Farced has serendipitously provided plenty of material on here for the 3 years I quit DJing (2007-2010).  I’ll always be mixin’  selectin’.

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Made a quick 60 minute mixtape this weekend, finally done mixing both sides. Officially last mix for 2013. Enjoy!

Featuring The Harrow, Shadowlust, Sleep Museum, Testcard F, Störung, Alive She Died, early Skinny Puppy to name a few.

Track list soon. Email me for dubs. Happy holidays!


I toyed with changing the name of the mix to just Whiplash, taking a note from the Post-Concussion Mix of 2010, due to this past weekend’s events leading to whiplash & insurmountable pain. Not to mention, the lovely cover by Colette Saint Yves mimics whiplash & reminds me of a doll I have named Princess Death, named after you guessed it: Death from The Seventh Seal. Cover replaced on 3/16/13.

Now on to the Smelt mix!

Side A:

  1. Bene Gesserit – Kull Wahad
  2. Further Reductions – Void of Course (Demo)
  3. Freez-E-Style  – Slo Motion
  4. Traversable Wormhole – Closed Time Like Curve
  5. Age Coin – B.1
  6. Rrose – Shepherd’s Brine
  7. Entro Senestre – SB Dauntless

Side B:

  1. Parade Ground – Moan on the Sly
  2. Geisha – Aavelaiva
  3. Void Vision – A Version
  4. Andi Arroganti – Hom-O-Hetero
  5. Sods – Roller Ball
  6. Figure Study – Divide
  7. Delphic Oracle  – Watching The Fern
  8. Faten Kanaan – The Rises
  9. *secret track

256 kbps; 59:15  Please listen with headphones.

Finished on HalloweenSmelt is a 60 minute mixtape that is quintessentially a MIX, the Farced way.

Side A (first 29 minutes) starting with Bene Gesserit‘s spastic and “spooky” industrial, tape comp-only released gem preceding a hauntingly comforting New Beat sounding Further Reductions demo leading this techno-laden portion into a Marc Trauner sobriquet release. Alongside Traversable Wormhole,  Age Coin’s ticking time bomb, (initially released on cassette via Posh Isolation, soon to be issued on vinyl), Rrose & Entro Senestre who just had a release on L.I.E.SFurther Reductions will have their first LP released soon on Veronica’s Cititrax.

Synth laden Side B includes a wonderful mix of  rarities & more singles from ever inspiring peers. Starting off with a lesser known played, but typically emotional Parade Ground track leading into rare Finnish post-punk by Geisha, contemporary one woman wonder & synth goddess: VOID VISIONAndi Arroganti whose website  reads “This Internet site is exclusive, even so exclusive that it de facto is no internet service'” (note to self), Danish Post-Punk from 1980, demo from buds Figure Study, Christiana’s Delphic Oracle single that I’ve been wholeheartedly obsessed with, and queen of ArabWave herself, Faten Kanaan‘s dreamlike single that is absolute mirth finished off by the underwater world created by Hanjo Erkamp, ex member of Ende Shneafliet.

All in all, there are a lot of unplanned synchronicities in this mix with the lyrics, titles and sampling, as there are in life but I couldn’t be more happier about it.

This past September marked seven years of Farced being in cyberspace. I dabble in thinking of pulling the plug all the time, especially now that it’s been seven years. 7 is a number of completion and frankly the amount of money I spend on webhosting & the srsly.tv domain per year, out of my own pocket with no ads is adding up, considering I don’t post regularly. However, I do get messages, especially lately about my blog & mixes. So Farced will be up, with small updates here and on the F*acebook page. More mixes here.

If my back weren’t fucked, I’d post a photo of me bowing out, but alas, see you on the flipside.