Published Jul 01, 2009We're beginning to think that Beck has figured out a way to clone himself and now dozens of Becks are running around doing all sorts of cool stuff. Currently on the docket: A weekly DJ set from the funky Scientologist himself called Planned Obsolescence.
The new feature on Beck's massively overhauled website, which we recently reported also includes a cover-album project dubbed Record Club, is a weekly instalment that includes mixes by Beck and other guest DJs that have yet to be announced.
"We are putting up a new section, a weekly DJ set, called Planned Obsolescence," Beck posted on his website. "These are mixes of what we're listening to, put together by myself or guest DJs. Please enjoy."
The first episode, "Autobahn Hologram," which includes mixes of tracks by the likes of Pharoah Sanders, Kraftwerk and Lee "Scratch" Perry, is streaming at Beck's website now.
Most interestingly, Beck chooses to include Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark's cover of the Velvet Underground's "Waiting for the Man," one of Beck's first two entries in the Record Club series he started by covering The Velvet Underground & Nico in its entirety.
The first DJ mix set also includes a song by Vancouver's own Pink Mountaintops, as well as a demo version of Michael Jackson's "Workin' Day and Night," no doubt a tribute to the recently deceased pop superstar.