The History of DJ/Producer Technology & Musical Genres -1980~2000

The History of DJ/Producer Technology & Musical Genres -1980~2000

Posted on 09. Apr, 2013 by .

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A few years ago, as a writer for an online magazine, I embarked on a written summary of the content from one of my music tech/DJ and business lectures – The History of DJ/Producer Technology & Musical Genres – 1980~2000. The magazine where this five part article appeared is no longer operating and I quite [...]

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Wait 4 The Storm – Unreleased 2002 Production

Wait 4 The Storm – Unreleased 2002 Production

Posted on 19. Jan, 2013 by .

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On February 3rd, 2013, I and many others will be making my way to London’s West End to join in the celebrations of DMC’s 30th anniversary. Is it really that long ago the lucky few of us [then young turks] received our megamix cassette collection and the original version of ‘Mixmag’ through the post? Anyway, [...]

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Doncaster Live & Tinman 18 Strings Remixes

Doncaster Live & Tinman 18 Strings Remixes

Posted on 31. Aug, 2012 by .

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Hi guys – just a heads up to not only an exciting upcoming live event, but news of the (finally!) official release of my Tinman, ’18 Strings’ 18th year anniversary remix package.

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The Bat Groove Rises

The Bat Groove Rises

Posted on 19. Aug, 2012 by .

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No doubt, like most of you guys reading this quick blog post, I’ve been in awe for a few weeks about the latest chapter in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ needs no review or other props from me about its pure ‘awesomeness’, but

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Paul Hardcastle – 1985 Unreleased Megamix

Paul Hardcastle – 1985 Unreleased Megamix

Posted on 05. Jun, 2012 by .

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Just a quick post and another unreleased Dakeyne megamix, this time featuring the early works (original’s and remixes) of the genius that is Paul Hardcastle. This was resurrected and remastered from an old cassette I found recently and was played only once on air. During a¬†rather¬†powerful electrical storm in I think ’85 sometime, Radio One [...]

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RetroTrax Festival 2012 Promo Mix

RetroTrax Festival 2012 Promo Mix

Posted on 05. May, 2012 by .

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L-A-R-R-G-E! Just one week today will see a mass of party goers and old skool ravers descending on Bath racecourse for the two day Retrotrax Festival. This event has been brought to fruition by hard working, visionary promoters, Ian Kenyon and Nick Sheldon, who have assembled one of the biggest line ups of ‘back in [...]

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Model Remixing – BackTrax Vs. Kraftwerk

Model Remixing – BackTrax Vs. Kraftwerk

Posted on 24. Mar, 2012 by .

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A little unreleased gem from the archives again my friends – here’s my 2006 interpretation of Kraftwerk’s ‘The Model’, remixed and re (erm) ‘werk’d for the BackTrax night’s we ran nine years ago. BackTrax was formed in 2003, when myself, Brother Matt, and friend ‘Dougie B’ hit London’s Ministry of Sound with a retrospective house [...]

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Gettin’ Some Love Action!

Gettin’ Some Love Action!

Posted on 15. Feb, 2012 by .

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2002 saw me in the midst of a production deal with the Ministry of Sound – part of this deal included my commitment to work on speculative projects for the label. The club’s publishing department at this time had licensed the rights for some of the original Human League tracks and as a result, I [...]

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Crush On You – Jets (Dakeyne Remix)

Crush On You – Jets (Dakeyne Remix)

Posted on 13. Feb, 2012 by .

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A recent quick poll to my Facebook friends asking if they’d like to see some old Dakeyne remixes (released, unreleased and rare) gleaned some positive responses. A few notable requests were regarding my first actual club 12″ single remix release, the Jet’s, ‘Crush on You’. It seems this particular mix isn’t easy to find, so [...]

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