Posts Tagged ‘ 2002 ’

Mantra

Released in 2002, Mantra appeared on one of the first Made On Earth compilations released by Bush Records.  As Bush was one of my favorite labels at the time having the track picked up by Eric Powell (label owner) was a real treat.  Alongside Mantra were productions by Sean Colt and DJ Kruze, another bonus. ... Read More

Exclusive: Balkan Express

Balkan Express is a 2002 effort with a driving groove which earns it its name. The track has a very clean, unprocessed quality and would probably benefit from either further post-production or just plain old loudness(!), so keep that in mind when listening. High quality wav is once again available.  Enjoy. [Audio clip: view full ... Read More

Stack Trace Common Ground

Due to a mixup with the label, the title of this track on the record is Common Ground, instead of its actual name: Stack Trace. (Common Ground is a different track, now titled Stack Trace, which I’ll cover here in the future.) Common Ground appears on the Kazumi label’s 39th release, titled Afterglow. A focused ... Read More

Dirty Yellow

Dirty Yellow was released on the German imprint PlanetNatus in 2004.  The label, run by Robert Natus features a collection of “Favorite Tools” records, with this track appearing on the first such release along with tracks by Bjorn Bommersheim, DJ Mahatma as well as Robert himself.  A well-rounded hard techno release, Favorite Tools is available ... Read More

The Culprit

Wow, I can’t believe this track is already 7 years old.  The Culprit is a loopy, funky techno jam inspired by the sounds of Joey Beltram and DJ CZR.  A few labels nearly picked this one up, but at the time I had no other productions which would make good record companions, so for that ... 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

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

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

New Predicament

New Predicament is a smooth acid flavored track from 2001.  While a straight forward track, it does have a breaky West Coast feel which makes it fun to play.  Aside from the percussion and airy samples, most of the sounds were produced by the mighty Virus synth, some sampled and morphed further in the DAW, ... Read More