Count To Ten: Cross-genre drum & bass remixes – part 3 (2000-09)

“Love and other tragedies are recurring themes in the series. Whoever thought that d&b is cold, emotionless and monotonous music, clearly haven’t been paying attention…” I realize that the series read like another generic countdown list, however there are deeper connotations to me. It’s a retrospective musical diary; a timeline that reflects and documents whatContinue reading “Count To Ten: Cross-genre drum & bass remixes – part 3 (2000-09)”

On Reflection: Six Years Of Blogging

“What came first, the music or the obsession?” This coming month is the sixth year anniversary since the blog went officially online. Three years ago I shared some thoughts here about how it all started, a retrospective account of the events that influenced the blog’s thematic basis, as well as a quick walk-through the blog’sContinue reading “On Reflection: Six Years Of Blogging”

Count To Ten: Cross-genre drum & bass remixes – part 2 (1997-99)

The second part of the blog’s mini-series covers the period 1997-99. What may have started timidly for artistic purposes or exclusive dj promotional use, by 1997 it became almost de rigueur for record labels to commission drum & bass versions for selected singles and various remix compilations. The niche underground genre infiltrated the mainstream andContinue reading “Count To Ten: Cross-genre drum & bass remixes – part 2 (1997-99)”

Tracks I Wish I’d Written (issue #7): UB40 – Until My Dying Day (Icons remix)

“Until My Dying Day was a tune UB40 had written, which was touted to be the theme for the latest Bond film at the time (GoldenEye) …” By the first half of the 90s, UB40’s constant touring had taken its toll and the band was ready for a well-earned rest. During their sabbatical, several ofContinue reading “Tracks I Wish I’d Written (issue #7): UB40 – Until My Dying Day (Icons remix)”

Tracks I Wish I’d Written (issue #6): Voyager – Hypersleep

“I work for the company. But don’t let that fool you; I’m really an okay guy.” “A track that has stood the test of time and will still be a classic even if you wake up after a 57-years hypersleep” Celebrating the 20th anniversary since the seminal ‘Hypersleep’ first saw the light of day, aContinue reading “Tracks I Wish I’d Written (issue #6): Voyager – Hypersleep”

Tracks I Wish I’d Written (issue #3): Saint Etienne – The Sea (PFM mix)

“Down by the Sea, No-one but me, Caught in the rain, I’m free again, Stood on the pier, No trace of tears, Right back where I started from, I know that I wasn’t wrong, Right back where I started from” Saint Etienne – Down By The Sea, Continental LP, L’appareil-Photo/ReadyMade Records, Japan, 1997 This isContinue reading “Tracks I Wish I’d Written (issue #3): Saint Etienne – The Sea (PFM mix)”

Tune Of The Day #2 – Review for drumtrip.co.uk

UB40 – Until My Dying Day (Icons remix) – Dep International (DEPDJX4512, 1996) This is my second contribution to the oldschool specialist blog Drumtrip; a review and the background story behind the classic Icons remix of UB40‘s Until My Dying Day.  You can view the original post, as well the previous installments of the TOTDContinue reading “Tune Of The Day #2 – Review for drumtrip.co.uk”

Blu Mar Ten Jump the Q

Jump the Q A mini-interview with 22 short questions (some personal, some tricky) looking for equally short answers, addressed to artists, producers, promoters, djs, friends and affiliates of the blog in general. Today Chris Marigold of Blu Mar Ten Jumps the Q Let’s get started: Set 1: The man behind the mask