Archive for 'Studio Sessions'
Posted on 09. Apr, 2013 by Paul Dakeyne.
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 [...]
Posted on 19. Jan, 2013 by Paul Dakeyne.
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, [...]
Posted on 19. Aug, 2012 by Paul Dakeyne.
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
Posted on 05. Jun, 2012 by Paul Dakeyne.
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 [...]
Posted on 24. Mar, 2012 by Paul Dakeyne.
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 [...]
Posted on 15. Feb, 2012 by Paul Dakeyne.
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 [...]
Posted on 13. Feb, 2012 by Paul Dakeyne.
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 [...]
Posted on 23. Nov, 2011 by Paul Dakeyne.
On my occasional mission to bring y’all some unreleased Dakeyne productions from the archives, here’s another one and a proper little belter it is too if I may say. For lovers of all things funky and housey, may I present ‘Dum Dum’ by (another conjured up pseudonym), The Psychids. Funk’d Up! This track [...]
Posted on 08. Aug, 2011 by Paul Dakeyne.
Most of you will remember the classic M.A.R.R.S. track, ‘Pump Up The Volume – as a concept that combined original production, samples from other peoples records and DJ scratching etc. It set a precedent that others followed during that late 80s period. Those others, and very successful they were too, included S’Express, Bomb The Bass, [...]
Posted on 21. Feb, 2011 by Paul Dakeyne.
Continuing a recent theme of re-discovered, and mostly unreleased mixes and productions, here’s another for your listening delectation – and your iPods WTF?! Call me some ol’ dude advancing in years, but I honestly can’t even remember programming, recording or mixing this. But I do however recognise my own work. The track in question is [...]