Or Congo - an apology
I'm updating this article fairly regularly and I'm not bothered to pointing out exactly what I edited. Please take it on good faith that when my opinions will change and I may feel ashamed of them I will write it explicitly, whereas more cosmetic changes or additions I won't.
Initial post, 20/02/2...
I like naming songs, and the process for naming this one went something along the lines of:
- Hmmm, need to make a tune for my paper which is about storage...
- Storage is "stockage" in French, but that's not very sexy...
- Maybe I could call it "Stoc...
Ali G de BXL
Deprived of the lime light for more than a decade now, Alistair Graham has had to spend his remaining years in a dingy flat in Schuman, Brussels. Lockdown has been hard on him, as it has for all of us, and no amount of doodling in the Private Eye or cats has been able to distract him from the misery...
I finally had my first release 2 weeks ago, after producing for around 7 years or so. It's been a long time coming, and while I really buggered the mixdown and mastering process overall I'm really happy with it. As entries into the scene, I'm glad it ended up the way it is, and I thought...
Ode To Koreless
"Never" by Koreless was an apt reflection of 2020 for me - repetitive and pointless. While I find that that's the charm of Koreless, those are not qualities I look for in everyday life.
That was 2020 - now it's 2021, and so I bring you "Never 2.0" - recharged and full of purpose,...
Let Them Not Say
I made this a while back but wasn't feeling too inspired so I let it be. One way or another it ended up as part of an ad for a glasses shop in New York. Didn't get any commission though - maybe I should start charging! Anyway, enjoy!
This was a collab with some guys from the Bitwig Discord chat, mainly Polarity and DJ Zero Action. Started off with Polarity playing around with two of my preset basses and evolved into this. Ish not half bad I would have to say!
If you use Bitwig...
Second Order Cones
I made this tune to complement my first publication since starting my PhD (you can find the code for this publication and a link to the paper here). The song name comes from a particular type of optimisation constraint called a second order conic cons...
I made this to get rep from my friends who aren't that big into Drum & Bass (should get better friends, but geography constrains me). I also do like House and Disco a lot - the more astute listener may note similarities to Right In The Socket by Shalam...
What You Talkin' About (Gobs Kiwi Bootleg)
My girlfriend and I had a running joke about a bootleg I made sounding a bit like Sassy from The Big Lez Show, so I made a Kiwi (guess it should be 'Stralian?) edit of it. Kind of buggered the (already terrible) mastering of the track, but eh, it's fo...
1 2 Clap
Been wanting to make a Juke Jungle / Trappy track again for a while. This tune has some nice ideas in it, but I think I can do better. For the next attempt!
A Camo & Krooked inspired number. Original is by Will Easton.
Know How (Bootleg)
I've been working on some pretty techny / dark tunes recently and they're taking me AGES, so it was refreshing to have this tune done within a couple of hours (or at least less than 24). I'm a a big fan of the Kings of Convenience which made the making...
GobsCast Intro Jingle
I made this intro for the podcast I've started which you can find here. I spent quite a lot of time on it, so I thought I'd upload it here as well.
Flesh and Bones (Oldskool Bootleg)
I sent this bootleg to Wiebe from The Subs, and sick dude that he is he sent it to Red Bull Elektropedia who premiered it:
I can't wait til I'm rich and famous so I can ditch my friends, develop exp...
Flesh and Bones (Bootleg)
The Subs put out the stems for this tune a while ago so I thought I'd have a stab at remixing it. I had the idea for the first drop when I was making it, and then I decided to shoot myself in the foot by coming up with 2 different drops after, so it end...
Some moody liquid vibes. Took me a while to get this to sound the way it does since at the beginning I was throwing a lot of meolodies and chords at this song but it just didn't need them. I'm fairly happy with the way it turned out in the end, though I...
I got this jazz sample ages ago from a George Benson CD (hence the name) and I knew it was worth a tune of it's own right from the start. It took me about 6 years to finally do it justice (though I guess you could disagree there). Enjoy!
What U Talkin About
Bootleg of 'What you talking about' by Rosca featuring Ms Dynamite (if I'm not mistaken). Got a cheeky little Idris Elba sample in there which I think is banging (but just adds to the reasons why it will never get released :P).
Liquidy DnB ting. Samples the break in Mr Resident - Syncopix and also a famous disco acapella whose name escapes me right now. If you go out enough you'll hear it though (if you needed any more reasons to go to raves).
Sky and Sand Bootleg
A cheeky little bootleg I made of one Paul Kalkbrenner's best tunes. I made this maybe 4 years ago, and the way I got that acapella was very hacky, so apologies for the terrible quality on that. Anyway, you don't have to listen to it do you?