Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Dub Ditch Mono Series

Stereophonic sound is a fad.  It's time to get back to basics.

Dub Ditch Picnic introduces an old new old way of reproducing music... monaural-ly.

If you have trax that sound better coming out of one speaker than two.. send us what you got.  We'll smash yr. two channels into one and slam 'em onto a hot dead format so fast your head will spin.

Back To Mono

"Rock over London, rock on, Chicago,"



Sunday, July 31, 2011

New Tapes Coming Up!!!!

We have 5 new tapes gearing up for Sept.

Tim Hoover - More Napkins c60

Auntie Dada / Preanderthals 2xc30

Velvet Chrome - Anthology c50

Shaker Hymns c20

Here are some samples....

Dub Ditch Picnic Fall Samples by dubditchpicnic

Thursday, June 9, 2011

1st Birthday


Dub Ditch Picnic is 1 year old today - I'm 40 today btw. This is why the cat. #s all begin with 1971.

We've been able to release some amazing music from some amazing people, programmed 20+ hours of mixes and radio broadcasts, found some of wyld vids on youtube & vimeo, and have dug up the occasional lost gem to share with all of you.

Here's to another weird year!


Monday, May 30, 2011


Dub Ditch Picnic Radio is officially on the radio.

Our friends at UMFM 101.5 FM in Winnipeg have offered to broadcast our episodes weekly (Monday night/Tuesday morning from 1 until 3 AM).

You can stream it here.

or you can grab podcasts here.

You can even subscribe!

If you like what we're doing here - please buy a tape or show some support with a donation. Thx!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Dark Star

Say what you will...

I think this is one of the greatest songs ever performed.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Dub Ditch Picnic Radio Episode # 5


  • High Wolf - Your Third Eye Is Supposed To Stay Open (Étoile 3030)
  • High Wolf - Dream Is Good (Étoile 3030)
  • Tonetta - $VIRAL$ (777)
  • Träd Gräs Och Stenar - Gör Som Du Vill (Festen På Gärdet)
  • Gaseneta - Untitled (Sooner Or Later)
  • Chrome - Memory Cords Over The Bay (The Visitation)
  • Kennelmus - 1001 Twice (Folkstone Prism)
  • Feedtime - We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place (Cooper S)
  • Eddy Detroit - Evil Dark Face (Immortal Gods)
  • Ghost - When You're Dead (When You're Dead)
  • Quiet Evenings - Hollow Earth (Burning Bridges)
  • Agua Viva - Robot (Aguaviva: 12 Who Sing Of Revolution)
  • Agua Viva - Rolling Stones (Aguaviva: 12 Who Sing Of Revolution)
  • Sean McCann - Minted Waters (The Sky Is Filled With Incredible Wishes)
  • Sic Alps - Occult Display (Napa Asylum)
  • Lee Noble - Cop Show (No Becoming)
  • Sarin Smoke - Untitled (It Chars Our Lips Yet Still We Drink)
  • Great Society Mind Destroyers - Now Riot! (Spirit Smoke)
  • Fossils - B-side (Flame Disc Revisited)
  • Sternklang - Krautspoitation (I)
  • Malibu Wands - Hive (C H D W)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Dub Ditch Picnic Radio Episode # 4

Ahhhhh..spring is in the air, we've just released some new tapes, and Ep. #4 is here! NOW!

Good Days!

  • Wolf Eyes- Untitled (fr. No Matter)
  • ???????? - Space is the Price
  • Ryan Garbes - Curved in Air
  • Krautheim - Side B of Mädchen auf der Rennbahn (Currently available on Dub Ditch Picnic)
  • Teenage Panzerkorps- German Reggae
  • Sun Araw - Live at Sun Ark Side II
  • Horrid Red- Reflecting Surface
  • Horrid Red- Horrid Visions
  • Gong- The Pot Head Pixies
  • The Witch - You Better Know
  • Blank Realm- Trained Creep
  • Bass Drum of Death- Religious Girls
  • Terror Bird- We Were Monsters
  • Oz Brazoes- Modulo Lunar
  • Magic Lantern- Moon Lagoon Platoon
  • Moon Duo - Motorcycle, I Love You
  • Holy Strays - Black Journey
  • Niggas With Guitars - Prime Time Fixation
  • White Dog - Prairie Bus Ridership: Vince, Lee, and Me

Saturday, April 9, 2011

NEW TAPES!!!!!!!!

Three New ones!!

1971.008 - Fletcher Pratt - Dub Sessions Vol. 1

1971.009- xNoBBQx_ Live at Louie's

1971.010 - Microdot - Lamps Not Amps

Listen Here

Monday, March 14, 2011


I love Feedtime.

Sometimes I think they are the only band that Matters.

If I ever play in a band again - I want it to feel like this:

Monday, January 24, 2011

It’s mostly just weirdo music...’
Prairie Fire Tapes/Dub Ditch Picnic Records operator Chris Jacques talks tapes and his new music project, White Dog
By: Don Beat

"Musically I perform as White Dog right now. It’s mostly improvised electronics and drone. It’s mostly just weirdo music," says Prairie Fire Tapes co-operator/Dub Ditch Picnic Records mogul/music critic/DJ Chris (Criz) Jacques.

"For the upcoming show on Dec. 23 at Freud’s Bathhouse & Diner it’ll be some looped samples — real old school. I may use a tape or portable CD player, and some pedals, then some external synths — a circuit-bent Casio or some of those little Korg boxes that act as touch synths," Jacques says.

"This time I’ll have my son, Magnus join me. He’s a performer. We tried it out once at Mondragon. I set him up with pedals and a microphone. He does his thing. I have a space echo. It affects his voice, and he gets a kick out of it. He thinks it’s hilarious.

"Chris Bryan (Grumble Toy Kaiju Company) is doing his thing too at the show — more like sound art, and No UFOs — Konrad Jandavs — is the headliner. We just released Konrad’s second tape, Mind Control, on Dub Ditch."

Jacques says he and a fellow noise artist started producing cassettes because it was cheap, easy and almost instant.

"Prairie Fire Tapes is pretty much focused on local artists, and it’s a partnership between me, and Cole Peters (Gomeisa), another noise-ician," Jacques explains. "I figured since we’re doing this why not start a label? I was able to source out some high-speed tape duplicators. We started off that label in January with a split tape of our music. He takes care of the art, and I take care of about 70% of sourcing out the music — it’s all harsh noise and drone — plus the production of the tapes, all the retailing, marketing, and all the money losing.

"Because my interests are so varied, I just wanted to have another label that follows the interests of my record collection, so about six months ago I started Dub Ditch Picnic — the name of it was inspired while on a trip to Jamaica."

Since beginning the PF label almost a full year ago, Jacques and Peters have released two-dozen different titles. Toss the seven releases on Jacques’ Dub Ditch offshoot into the mix, and that makes over 30 cassette releases on both labels in under a year — a noteworthy local achievement in my humble opinion.

"Let’s see… on Prairie Fire there’s Cole and I, KKRACKK, Greenhouse and Art Muscle (Antidada) locally, and also P.F. Tranquilizer on Dub Ditch," Jacques says. "I’ve released artists from Germany, the U.S., France and Norway. I’m putting out an Australian band called xNoBBQx, and an hour-long compilation of New Zealand underground artists soon. Then I think in the new year I’m going to look into releasing something on vinyl." 

U noise-hungry street beaters can find out more at prairiefiretapes.com and dubditchpicnicrecords.blogspot.com.

As far as the gig at Freud’s is concerned, Jacques says get there early!

"(Freud’s has) been super supportive of everything that we’ve done. I think we’re going to do a mostly improvised set as far as White Dog is concerned," Jacques says.

"Konrad will probably be doing pieces from his cassettes — the sort of techno Kraut rock that people dig. I sent a tape to WFMU (visit wfmu.org for more info) in New Jersey and it made the WFMU Music Director’s Top 10 list for 2010."

Once again, underground tastemakers, appreciators, supporters and listeners are the ones driving this cassette resurgence. And locally PF and Dub Ditch are ahead of the curve. Jacques says the demand for tapes is growing for his biz, and local support has been enthusiastic but limited.

"There are still not a lot of places in media that want to play tapes. I sent digital files of our releases to UMFM, and CD-R recordings to CKUW. It’s a double-edged sword. We tried releasing some CDs, but we only sold about five. With the tapes, initially we were doing 25 to 30 for each release when we started. Now we’re comfortable with runs of between 75 to 150 cassettes.

"We ship them all over the world, mostly to kids who haven’t grown up with these things because they grew up with CDs, and CDs are boring."

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