new music – hardware series

December 12th, 2017

I have finally completed my series of ten tracks. They are all intentionally club-style techno tracks made in a retro 90s-inspired style, using a collection of hardware (i.e. not on the computer) to see what I could do and what I could learn from the process.

Four of them have been selected to be released by Anode Records (see here and here) based in St. Louis, Missouri which is a great honour. The four track EP will come out some time in the new year.

I’m now working on a set of more refined ambient and / or dubby re-works of these tracks – reprocessing and reusing some of the recorded elements. I expect to get some of those completed in the next two months, studio time allowing. Studio time is quite sporadic due to this being my spare-time hobby, and having a lot of work on at the moment and of course a family who presumably want to see me from time to time 🙂

You can find more of my music on Bandcamp or SoundCloud.

 

New track – L6 (loops series)

October 29th, 2017

Grabbed some time over the half term holiday to work on some new music. Here is a deep / dub-style techno track:

soundcloud.com/firstperson/loops-l6

My brother Al is offering piano tuition in the Brighton area. He’s got years of experience, playing live, as a session musician as well as in teaching itself.

Check out his website for more details: pianotuitionbrighton.co.uk or find him here on Facebook.

Wax Attak (1997)

April 30th, 2017

Recorded in 1997 this is a DJ mix by Aidy-J (me) and DJ Paper Kut. Rough and ready but charming in places.

Here’s DJ mixtape of old school party tunes, recorded in (about) 1997:

Pretty pleased with some of the scratching. Well, it’s entertaining anyway.

Listen here on Mixcloud »

Ambient mix recorded with my mate Tom, in August 1996:

Here on Mixcloud

The Dub Techno Blog has featured one of my tracks:

I’m pretty pleased as this was my first attempt at producing a dub techno track.