Hercules

25 09 2008

So I figured out how to record something played through my newest MIDI controller :-).

Picture by Bronques from LastNightsParty.com

Download it through the podcast page. Here’s the setlist:

1. Tiga – Move My Body (Faex’s Not Only 4 Erol Remix)
2. Boys Noize – Oh! (A-Trak Remix)
3. Foreigner – Cold As Ice (Sharkslayer Remix)
4. Chemical Brothers – Hey Boys Hey Girls (Soulwax Remix)
5. Tiga vs Zyntherius – Sunglasses At Night (D.I.M. Remix)
6. Chromeo – Fancy Footwork (Guns n Bombs Remix)
7. MGMT – Electric Feel (Justice Remix)

Enjoy!

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23 09 2008
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Toys for boys

19 09 2008

Ladies and gentlemen, I made the move to MIDI controllers! It makes mixing with mp3’s alot easier, although it still doesn’t feel like mixing with vinyl or CD’s (yet, mixing with mp3’s has more possibilities for a cheaper price than mixing with analog stuff).

Some will declare me crazy for buying Hercules stuff (“but, they produce toys!!!“), but the controller I got ain’t no stinking plastic shit: it’s made out of brushed metal and it’s heavy enough to give the criticasters some pain ;-).

Furthermore it has an internal soundcard, which reduces the number of items one has to carry (like, no extra external soundcard!). The damn thing even features double jacks for mics and headphones (at the back and at the front).

More evident stuff like two jogwheels (for scratching and pitch bending, these modes are set by pressing a seperate button), pitch faders, volume faders, cross fader, equalizer knobs are also included.

A nice extra feature are the twelve buttons (six for each channel) which can be assigned to special functions (loop in, loop out, pitch bends, effects, …) in any software which has a MIDI learn feature.

I’ve tested it for two days now, it seems to work okay. πŸ™‚ Tomorrow I’ve a small gig, so we’ll see how it performs when it has to. πŸ™‚





Jamming Session #02

14 09 2008

Pic: Last Nights Party dotcom

Jamming Session #02 brings you again a mixture of the old and the new, of the trashy and the classy. Download the mixtape by visiting the podcast page.

Setlist:

  1. MGMT – Kids (Tronik Youth Remix): MGMT is hot, this remix by Tronik Youth is groovy!
  2. 101 – Rock To The Beat: Belgian new beat/acid from 1989, produced by Praga Khan head honcho Maurice Engelen!
  3. Niels Van Gogh – Pulverturm (Roppenzo’s B-More Bojangles Edit): Edit by Roppenzo, one of the PTNOTR crew members.
  4. Dr Dre ft Snoop Doggy Dog – The Next Episode: I think Pappy Harder started my personal revival of this song when he played it at RΓ©cyclart.
  5. Cypress Hill – Insane In The Membrane (2 Bit Thugs Remix): a quick look into this remix.
  6. Proxy – Ready To Watching: WAMP WAMP WAMP WAMP WAMP!
  7. Run DMC – It’s Like That (2 Bit Thugs Rerub): Yup, another oldskool classic revisited!
  8. The Glimmers – Physical: yes, this is a cover of Olivia-Newton John’s 80’s monster. Belgian Glimmer Twins FTW!!!!
  9. The Shortwave Set – Now till ’69 (Aeroplane Remix): and this jamming session ends with a nice song to dream away with.

Enjoy!





Jamming Session #1

3 09 2008

So, the first jamming session. The concept is like this: use some oldskool tunes, mix them up with newer tunes (they call this ‘eclectic’), and mix them in a relaxed I-don’t-really-care kinda way. Download it through the podcast-page (subscribe, or directly through the URL).

  1. Bob Marley – Jammin: yeah, who didn’t expect this tune? πŸ˜‰
  2. Spank Rock, Dr Dre ft Snoop Dogg, Justice & Technotronic – Bump, Pump & Spank to Switch on Justice: this is some mash-up I found on the internet, really great: intro is from Dr Dre’s Next Episode, verses are from Spank Rock and Technotronic, and it ends with the monster from Justice: Waters of Nazareth.
  3. Chromeo – Fancy Footworks (Guns n Bombs Remix): Chromeo just rules: eighties-like tune, nice vocals, added distorted guitar work by Guns n Bombs, and some police car sirens too. πŸ™‚ By the way, you can download Guns n Bombs remixes from their Myspace!
  4. DJ Mehdi – I Am Somebody: going on with the eighties style and nice vocals!
  5. LCD Soundsystem – Daft Punk Is Playing At My House (Soulwax Remix): abrupt ending of the eighties, bring in the rock from LCD Soundsystem and Soulwax. Nice build up by Soulwax!!!
  6. M.I.A. – China Girl (Diplo Mix): samples Sweet Dreams from The Eurythmics, can’t be bad, but could have been a lot better!
  7. Revlon Spaz Queens – End of Summer: I mixed it in with looping some beats, this song by the Revlon Spaz Queens is just a great way to end!




Jamming Sessions

2 09 2008

http://kleinstewereld.blogspot.com/2008/09/t-is-oem-zeep.html

Pic: Mijn Kleine Wereld


You may soon expect a new series of mixtapes: the Jamming Sessions. These series will be more laid back, no need for pushing phat songs, but more classic gems, from the eighties and older, mixed with newer stuff (like the Revlon Spaz Queens‘ End of Summer). Justice’ BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix style, but less thightly mixed. Not everyone has Ableton Live, you know. (if you skim the tracklisting from that Essential Mix, you’ll find Underground by Das Pop, now on the Belgian radio, last year played by Justice!)

If you subscribe to my podcast, you’ll receive it automatically through iTunes (or whatever your favorite podcast reader might be).





Request: I’ll House You

1 09 2008

Does anyone know of a version of the Jungle Brothers’ house anthem called I’ll House You with added bass to the beat? I’m looking for one with a decent beat in it. πŸ™‚