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Pitch Control: A Josey Records Podcast

Pitch Control Podcast

3 lifelong record collectors wax poetic on new releases, classics and current events in the world of music. Tune in with Jeff Schroer, Luke Sardello & Wil Brooks as they banter with guests on the best (and worst) new & classic releases on vinyl and trade stories about a life spent in the ever evolving world of crate digging.

Subscribe through iTunes, Google Play & Stitcher. Thanks to Jeff “Skin” Wade for use of the intro and outro music. The intro Lagos Michigan (’72) by Hydroponic Sound System can be downloaded from iTunes.

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If you’d like to sponsor our podcast get in touch at contactus@joseyrecords.com. If you have new material you’d like us to discuss or review (vinyl always preferred), please send it to:

Josey Records attn. Pitch Control
2821 LBJ Freeway #100
Dallas, TX 75234

The Remix w/ Jeff “Skin” Wade – The Story of Bastards of Soul

Released January 6, 2020

Jeff “Skin” Wade revives the dormant Pitch Control podcast to discuss all things Bastards of Soul with bassist and founding member Danny Balis, including the recording of their debut album Spinnin’, out February 7th, 2020.

Episode 21 – Grammy Nominations & Guilty Pleasures

Released Nov 30, 2017

The crew discusses the events and performances of #RSD17, this year’s Grammy Nominations and favorite guilty pleasures in Heavy Rotation.

Episode 20 – Legalizing The Remix

Released Nov 16, 2017

Live from Josey Records world HQ in Dallas Tx, the crew previews the final tracks from the Josey RSD17 release, in Heavy Rotation right now is music from Acid Carousel, The Frightnrs, Paxtons, Hypnotic Tango, Expansives, Wet, The Greenskeepers, Lil Louis & a discussion of Sony’s announcement to legalize (and monetize) the remix. Plus the  “Customer Service” game show.

Episode 19 – #RSD17 Preview & Live Albums

Released Nov 2, 2017

In Heavy Rotation this week: DVSN, Sugai Ken, Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile, plus the crew previews #RSD17 releases, talks about the future of live albums and plays Name that Record Store Sweeps.

Episode 18 – Will Robots Replace DJs

Released Oct 19, 2017

We continue to preview the Josey Dallas #RSD17 release, in Heavy Rotation this week is Rami, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Charley Crockett, Honey Dijon, Zerfas, Faine Jane and more. Then we discuss the future of artificial intelligence and DJing.

Episode 17 – DFW 45s

Released Oct 5, 2017

The crew discusses Tom Petty, a Josey #RSD17 release preview and Wil shares funk and soul 45s from the DFW area. Luke calls in from secret digging trip with a hip hop lyrics gameshow.

Episode 16 – The Golden Record

Released Sep 21, 2017

In Heavy Rotation this episode – The Texas Gentlemen, RPBGV, Jaimie Branch, Ariel Pink, Run-DMC + more. Then the crew discusses the 40th anniversary of the Voyager Golden Record that was launched into space in September of 1977 and was recently reissued via Kickstarter. Originally compiled by a committee led by Carl Sagan, the Golden Record has 90 minutes of music and sounds from earth. What music would you send into space to represent humanity?

Episode 15 – Soundtrack Talk

Released Sep 6, 2017

The crew discusses the passing of Walter Becker, what’s in our Heavy Rotation (War on Drugs, LCD Soundsystem, Dangermouse with Daniel Luppi & more) plus our favorite soundtracks and a game of name that tune.

Episode 14 – Shuffle Roulette

Released Aug 24, 2017

Solar Eclipse talk, for Heavy Rotation we play “Shuffle Roulette” then try to find musical artists separated by more than 3 degrees.

Episode 13 – Worst Wedding Songs

Released Aug 10, 2017

We discuss what’s in Heavy Rotation incl. Man Bartlett, Kool A.D, Amerigo Gazaway, Sufjan Stevens, Here We Go Magic, Standing on the Corner, Daniel Spaleniak, Q Lazzarus and Mike Huckaby. Plus: What are the best and worst wedding songs of all time? And we reprise our Tuesday Night Record Club appearance.

Episode 12 – Vinyl Roadshow With Jeff “Skin” Wade

Released Jul 27, 2017

Jeff “Skin” Wade joins the guys from Josey Records for the first “Vinyl Roadshow” Live at Josey Records. This episode is just like Antiques Roadshow on PBS except, you know, records instead of junk from grandma’s attic. And for a podcast instead of TV.

Episode 11 – Finish the Lyric

Released Jul 13, 2017

Now in Heavy Rotation: Au.Ra, Cold Beat, The Mulholland Free Clinic, Convextion, Sir Bumpin, JAY-Z, Shabazz Palaces, Drugdealer, Paul And The Tall Trees + Visible Cloaks. The crew discusses the new HBO mini-series The Defiant Ones and play Wil’s new game: “Finish the Lyric”.

Episode 10 – The Art of Listening

Released Jun 29, 2017

What’s in Heavy Rotation amongst the crew? We discuss the music documentary The Art of Listening, the first ever TED Talk about crate digging and play a game of “Name that Genre”.

Episode 9 – Summer Session

Released Jun 15, 2017

The guys talk Summer Playlists.  They also share there music confessions. And, Wil and Luke battle it out in a “Beat Shazam” competition.

Episode 8 – New Math Records

Released May 25, 2017

JT Donaldson stops by to discuss the genesis of New Math Records and the New Math Fest. We listen to the music of label artists Norvis Junior, SPK, Swarvy and Pink Siifu and discuss many more that will be playing at Club Dada on Memorial Day.

Episode 7 – The Music of Arthur Russell

Released May 18, 2017

Special guest Joshua Graham (Tuesday Night Record Club) stops by to take a deep dive into the artistry of Arthur Russell. The crew discusses the crazy influences on Russell’s career and how a kid from rural Iowa changed disco music. Full playlist and extra media available on Twitter @JRPitchControl

Episode 6 – Special Guest Joel Salazar

Released Apr 27, 2017

Special Guest Joel Salazar (Fresh 45s and Too Fresh Productions) joins the crew to discuss Record Store Day 2017, the genesis of Fresh 45s Night, teaching a college level Hip Hop course, Kendrick Lamar’s new album and some of our favorite TV shows.

Episode 5 – #RSD17 Preview

Released Apr 13, 2017

Exclusive preview of Josey releases for Record Store Day 2017 from Astronautalis and the full Kansas City store EP feat.    The Bad Ideas, The Whiffs, Faultfinder, Monta at Odds feat. Your Friend and Hermon Mehari. The crew also discusses the their most anticipated releases from the #RSD17 list.

Episode 4 – Special Guest DJ Baby G

Released Mar 30, 2017

The crew talks to the legendary DJ Baby G (1990 US DMC DJ Champ, 2AWK, Mad Flava, MC 900ft Jesus, K104. 103.3 KJMZ and HOT 93.3) about: roots in Texas KNON community radio how he got connected with IGP the controversy of the 1990 DMC US Finals and the birth of beat juggling plus his major label experience and his life now in Austin.

Episode 3 – Special Guest Rich Haupt

Released Mar 16, 2017

The Record Store Day lineup for Josey Dallas. Announcement of special Astronautalis release. Special guest Rich Haupt of Rockadelic Records joins the crew. Pricing records before the internet with Goldmine and Trouser Press. The Cold Sun album. Sample of Rockadelic catalog. The story of Junior & His Soulettes.

Episode 2 – Expensive Records

Released Mar 01, 2017

New music from King Gizzard, Thundercat, The Old 97s, Omar and more. The contribution and impact of Leon Ware. Our favorite uses of Clyde Stubblefield’s “Funky Drummer” and David Axelrod samples. The most expensive records we’ve ever bought or sold.

Episode 1 – The Josey Records Story

Released Feb 15, 2017

Meet the crew and listen to the story of how Josey Records acquired the first major collection for the store. An intro to “crate digging”, Grammy’s talk & discussion of upcoming releases from Thundercat, King Gizzard, Depeche Mode & The Shins.