New ScarKord remix over on Metapop of Adam Buxton’s Ramble Chat jingle. The only rules were that you had to use at least two of the original audio files and it had to be 1 minute or less long.
Was pleasantly surprised at how much multi-tracking was going on with the vocals so I thought it was only fair to use most of them in the first part of the mix. Then decided a slightly more monotone / robotic vocoded sound worked better for the latter ‘Blah, blah, blahs’.
Just uploaded my Gabriel Rios remix to YouTube, synced to the original video. Did a little bit of a ‘Wizard of Oz’ edit to it as well with a black & white effect. The aspect ratio is slightly out though, but this was a problem with the source video so I decided to leave it as is.
Have posted a few more remixes to my Soundcloud account, two some of you may of heard before and one you definitely won’t have!
Firstly, I’ve uploaded my remix of Jesus Jones‘ ‘Idiot Stare’ from back in 2005. Not much to say about that one other than it was already a good track, and I (hopefully) improved it a little by beefing up the drums.
The second track is a lot more exciting though, and truly a lost remix! The story behind my remix of Gabriel Rios‘ track ‘Broad Daylight’ starts in 2007. I was working for the Digital Agency LBI and one lunchtime, demonstrated to a colleague Paul how I used Sonic Foundry’s Acid software to produce my remixes. He passed me the Gabriel Rios track to see what I could do with it and this is the result.
Ten years on, and it still sounds really fresh to my ears. I should probably have put it out long ago, but better late than never!
Rounding things off is one of two remixes I did of the Amanda Blank track ‘Might Like You Better’ back in 2009.
The other remix was a quick drum and bass remix, but trust me, this was by far the better version. It even has one of my trademark fake endings with bonus acid synths.
Have just been going through some backups and came across a folder of old ScarKord remixes. Have spent the evening listening to them, reminiscing and in some cases, wondering just how the hell did I come up with those sounds / arrangements / breakdowns / drops (delete as appropriate).
Anyway, it’s both inspired me to do some new remixes and reminded me that I did some pretty good remixes in the past. I’ve put a selection up on Soundcloud for your listening pleasure. If you are in a band and like what you hear, get in touch and we can have a chat about a ScarKord remix of your very own (ha ha). Jason at scarkord dot com
Also, Ariel sent me one of his older demos, a track called ‘Feel the Rush’ which he thought might fit my style of music pretty well and he suggested we collaborate on a new version. The re-recorded backing track is all but done and Ariel is planning to go in the studio soon to cut the vocals. Can’t wait to hear the result!
Just uploaded an alternative mix at a more sedate 130 bpm. But the mix is anything but sedate! Breaks, false ending, hidden acid, glitched vox and even a little nod to Kraftwerks Tour de France in there too. (Thanks to a vox loop from the rather excellent ‘Electronic Point Blank’ library).
To be honest, this is much more my usual sound than that drum & bass nonsense I’ve been dabbliing with (ha ha).
Anyway, please have a listen and leave some feedback on acidplanet if you can. Be interesting to hear whether the ‘real’ me is preferred to the fake one!