Archive for November, 2009

Exclusive: Preston Space presents Time4Machine

My old friend Matt contacted me the other day asking if I had a copy of Preston Space’s Time4Machine. (We haven’t heard from Preston in years and I haven’t listened to this, his first official mix in almost as long.) So I dug into the “archives” and was thrilled to find it. I even found ... Read More

Exclusive: Rough Cut

Rough Cut is a hard techno track with a driving motive and thick groove. What I always liked about it is that it “grew” organically, much on its own with me just adding some water, so to speak. Much of the filtering was performed live and the final mix was initially considered the rough cut, ... Read More

Ableton Live: User Interface Proposal

  • November 23rd, 2009
  • Posted in Ideas

I’ve been using Ableton Live for the past few years and have recently decided to switch to it as the centerpiece of my DJ setup (with the Vestax VCM-600 midi controller), leaving behind my decks, records, as well as the previously used Native Instruments’ Traktor Scratch setup. (I’ve used Serato’s Scratch Live as well but ... Read More

Incognito

Incognito is an old housey track.  It was produced in 2002 and almost got released on New York’s Gotham Grooves label shortly after the release of Funk Matter EP (which came up a couple of months ago in this post), but I forget why it never made it out.  The artwork on the left was ... Read More

Soft Decay

Soft Decay is a loopy track from 2002.  Its got a crunchy, bit-crushed sound which inspired its title.   Playing over the beat is a stretched flute sample and an occasional drum break.  A more interesting component are the percussive synth hits played on the Virus B which pan around the stereo image and add ... Read More

Open Source

Open Source has that B-side feel.  Coming through are some of my early Goa/Psy-trance influences mixed with the more usual tribal techno vibe.  The spacing of the heavy low-end vs. elements in the higher range works well and leaves enough room for the flyby’s in the middle. This is another track which features a sample ... Read More

52nd and 2nd

Oddly named 52nd and 2nd, happens to be the 52nd track produced by me.  I used to live on 56th Street in Manhattan (right near Second Avenue) and would occasionally walk down 52nd Street on my way to the subway.  What does all that have to do with this track?  Absolutely nothing.  But both of ... Read More