Thursday, 11 December 2008

I'm an Ed Rec Edit Addict

Bonjour Mes Enfants et Bienvenue to the Midfield General Blogsite.

The reason for the bad French is that you have probably be directed here by those lovely people at Ed Banger who have kindly put me on their mail-out.

For those of you who don't know, my connections with Ed Banger started back in 2004 when I licensed Theme From Vicarious Bliss for Skint, then in 2005 I chose Paris for my sabbatical, where I was supposed to start work on my album General Disarray. I was very kindly adopted by the Ed Rec crew, so for 8 glorious months went to their parties, took pictures and tried, unsuccessfully, to explain the theory behind a 'round of drinks'.

So, to explain the title of this entry... For some reason I just can't stop re-editing/remixing their tracks. My first was a remix of Krazy Baldheads 'Crazy Motherfuckers', and then I recently did one for the amazing Positif by Mr Oizo which has been doing the rounds in blog-world. And here is another which is being sent out into the wide world for the first time. It is my re-working of the So-Me remix of Busy P's track To Protect & Entertain. Click on the red writing for a 320 mp3.

I suppose while I've got you hear I should let you know about stuff I have coming up. Next week I'll be releasing some mixes of tracks off my album, there will be one a month available through Beatport and we kick of with Error, with my own disco-ish reworking (which is now on my myspace music player, and the original Rough Dub. Then there will be mixes of other tracks by Fukkk Off, Arveene & Misk, Tronik Youth, OrtzRoka, Broken Hookers, Si Begg, Stenchman and many more. I bet you just can't wait can you?

So, I always try and illustrate each post with a few pictures, so it's only right that I include a few from my time in Gay Paris. 


Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Mix for November for BLAH BLAH BLAH

Evening all...

So, November, dear dear November...
Why so gushing about November eh? I hear you ponder..

Well for a start I get to final wear my big coat, but more importantly it's my birthday on the 4th, and this year it was extra special as I asked for a new American president. And hey ho.. i got one.
I'd been following the election very intently and spent way to much time watching Fox News and their blatant attempts to derail the Obama campaign... As the election loomed I actually started to wonder if I wanted Barack to win to finally put an end to the divisive politics of the Neo Cons, to usher in a new era of hope and optimism, to finally have an America you can like again... OR, just to really piss off Sean Hannity, the hateful piece of shit 'political commentator'.

So it's with great joy that my November mix starts with the moment that Fox, through gritted teeth project Obama to win... glorious.

The mix was done in association with the very nice people from Blah, Blah, Blah. A Brighton based bunch who put on clubs and stuff... click on the red letters for a link to their site where you will find it along with my September mix and the tracklistings.

The pictures are from a recent trip to New Yoik, the first is fairly self explanatory and the 2nd is a friend getting a tattoo whilst out there.. feel the pain.

I Rock With Tourettes at the Discotheque...

Hello loyal readers,
So those frustrating days you've spent hitting refresh every 5 minutes on my blog for my next post are finally over... hallelujah I hear you both cry..

So what do I have for you this time.. Well it's a remix I did for Kid Acne,  my favourite MC in the world. Sliding Doors is taken off his excellent 3rd album Romance Ain't Dead which came out in 2007. This remix never saw the light of day because, er, well I didn't get it finished in time.. I should have blamed some lack of A&R vision.. but no, it's me own fault..

Anyway, I still really like it so here it is..
It's a kinda dirty 112 BPM type thing..
click on the red type to download a 320 mp3.

This isn't my first remix of Kid Acne, hell no... I also did a track from his 2nd album called Squirrel Hunters and it's on his myspace page which lives here...

The picture is Kid Acne rocking the discotheque at YoYo in April 2007, it was the 12th around 9:45 if my memory serves me correctly..