Archive for the ‘ Electronic ’ Category

Sativa

I’ve always loved the unique sound and versatility of the ride cymbal. Its distinct sound can be disguised and blended into a variety of genres while remaining very common and bare. I bring this up because Sativa is a track based on a sampled beat with a driving ride cymbal which marked a new direction ... Read More

Michael Hedges – Point B (Montaz remix)

Michael Hedges died on December 2nd,12 years ago. I only learned this recently and was completely unaware at the time I did this remix of Point B, Michael’s track released on his album Taproot in 1990. Like many of Michael’s works, Point B (as well as Point A) are solo guitar pieces performed using a ... Read More

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

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

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

Vanilla String

Vanilla String was released on DJ Becka‘s Gotham City Records label in 2006.  The release, titled Departure EP, also featured tracks by Mark Verbos, Dan Physics as well as Becka and Agent Orange. A diverse set of tracks, Departure defined the sound of then new GCR label whose repertoire continues to evolve. Vanilla String itself ... Read More

Alek Biotic Presents: Stereohype

Stereohype a techno house set from 2006, heavily induced with funky and tribal grooves.  It was the last live set recorded with vinyl as the source.  As you probably know, the volume of vinyl records varies from one to the next as does the balance of the (left/right) channels.  To make things even more problematic, ... Read More

Power Trip

Power Trip is a wild tech-trance track from 2001.  Its got a weird mix of percussion and beats, vocal samples, a creamy synth bassline and a demented main riff that would earn it the name Ridiculist if only that title hadn’t already been used on a track even more ridiculous. The main synth sounds were ... Read More

Goliath (part 2)

A couple of months ago I posted the track Goliath (part 1) which featured a sample from the movie Event Horizon. As promised back then, here’s the sequel, cleverly dubbed Goliath (part 2). Out is the Fishburne sample and in the tribal beats with a dirty bassline. Check it out. Btw, while this version has ... Read More

Untitled

I’m being perfectly honest when I tell you that I don’t remember when this track was produced or even that it was. I came across it on an old CD of my productions and it was (and remains) unmarked. So here it is, a rare untitled track and I must say that I don’t dislike ... Read More