Archive for July, 2011

Mo Wax, Mo’ Problems…………..

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Several weeks ago, I get a message from fellow ‘Caster Riccochet:

The industrious Miss Phi & iDI07S4VAN7 have put together mixes as (mini) tributes to achingly hip 90’s label, Mo Wax & do I want in on this project?

For various reasons (long-winded, boring), this message languishes unseen & unloved, gathering dust in my inbox. Repeated prodding (eventually) spurs me into action, well as much one can with 1 functioning deck a wheezy PC plus what I can onlt ‘politely’ describe as a ‘recalcitrant’ OEM version of Traktor LE.

As usual, I have to do things the hard way……………..

Which is precisely what I’ve been doing. I’ve been going through my record collection for stuff from Mr Lavelle’s label & digitizing it.

As with similar projects, digging back through my collection is quite an experience

Is it a measure of the quality or a desparate attempt to hold onto my dim & distant (mispelt) youth & vague optimism that I can still listen to these tracks? Or could it be that I simply bought wisely?

Looks like I’ll be using Audacity, particularly as follows:

  • Part of the mix  will be cut & paste job
  • Short, pre-mixed sections (recorded offline) will be dropped back in
  • May play around with effects/plug-ins

‘Why don’t you just get a new deck & stop faffing?’ I hear you ask.

Well, in part because:

  • I’m married (HAPPILY, I would like to add)
  • Life finds a whole new set of ways of emptying your pockets at this age
  • Since when did I ever end up going for the easy option?

This is about to get interesting……………………………

And It’s Goodbye from Phi………

Friday, July 8th, 2011

It’s a sad day – the very talented Miss Phi 1.61803399 is taking time out due to her hectic schedule.

The Girl From Antwerp has been an old Mixcloud buddy, with advice encouragement & eclectic tastes.Her mixes are always worth waiting for, surprising every time.

In the meantime, she’s signed off with a touch of class, before returning back to the veterinary world:

Not bad for a ginger bird………………..

Mix online – late reporting (as usual)

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

I uploaded a ‘new’ mix  – ‘The Dungeon tapes’ last week.

Originally intended to be part of the WFMD series, I had quite a lay-off between tapes & as is often the case, life got in the way. Several mixes later & having dropped the WFMD moniker, I found the tape again.

Here’s the first part……