It’s been a little while since I climbed the ladder into the loft to put some more tracks into a mix. But that’s what I did at the weekend. And here’s the result.
I struggle with genres these days and when I go ‘up there’ to do a mix I tend to have an imaginary audience, place or time of day in my head. Then I try to do a mix that might work in that situation I’ve invented. I don’t know if that’s something that other people do, but it really helps me to focus and direct what I’m playing.
This mix was made for a made-up electronic radio station in San Francisco to be broadcast at 1am on a Saturday in July. It’ll never reach them and it’ll never get played there. But you can pretend it came from there if it helps.
Here’s the tracklist.
Japan – Plastician
Some Way Through This (Plastician and Skream Remix) – Black Ghosts
Wide Road (Soulteks Morning Dub) – I:
Pferd (The Mole’s Lost in The Woods Remix) – Pole
Durch Die Nocht (Geiger Mix) – Dorau/Kohncke
Revox (Deadset Chase the Dragon Remix) – Tim Green
La Conga – Riva Starr
Cornflake Boy (Solomun Dub Remix) – Marbert Rocel
Butta (Original Mix) – Sassomatic
Morphine (Frencesco Diaz Young Rebels Mix) – John Dahlback
The Move To The Sun (Edit) – Serafin
Classic Reality (Original Mix) – Jay Shepheard
Smile and Receive (Apparat Mix) – Swayzak
EDIT: DivShare is down for maintenance. So I’ve stuck it on Rapidshare instead:
Or Dr Altman will take you through all the necessary steps right here:
Perhaps the best thing is the discovery (in the comments here) is that all you really need to do is mount a tiny mirror on your speaker cone and point the laser at it to get a sound activated laser working like a dream.
It’s kind of ironic that the only Microsoft tool that has an ‘art’ mode is Word. Who could miss its amazing ‘Word Art’ feature – if you’ve never played with it, go into the ‘insert’ menu and choose ‘picture’, then in the picture menu choose ‘word art’.
You’ll then be presented with the palette of artistic dreams…
It really is just like art. Almost.
Excel on the other hand doesn’t have an ‘art’ mode. But Danielle Aubert has been making art with it. And I like it.
What’s my point? Well I guess something about the fact that people find their own interesting ways of using tools. And just because you call something something doesn’t mean that it is. Or something like that.
My iTunes just served me up a track called unknown by unknown. Lord knows how that got there ;-)
Trouble is, I really really like it. And it sounds like it could be from today, or it could be from any time in the last 25 years. It’s a kind of big spacey synthy disco number. I can’t help but think of Morgan Geist, Daniel Wang, Moroder and Metro Area. But I’ve got absolutely no idea where to start. I tried Shazam, but no joy.
This is my attempt to invoke the hive mind of muso-trainspotters. Come on then. What is it…?