smashdad wrote:

Soundcloud Group with some of last year's offerings gathered together - https://soundcloud.com/groups/bedrock-festive-mix-swap - if you did a mix for last year's Swap and want it included then link it up!

Obviously we'll pull a 2014 version together once the mixes start materialising...
smile

Err, the very first mix listed there as 'Jay Kaufman's Christmas Mix-Tape' is not I?   

I tried posting mine on Soundcloud but it wouldn't let me due to copyright issues, so perhaps create groupings on Mixcloud and hearthis.at too.

I'm in. 

Translation: I'm unemployed at the moment, so that means it will be 8 hours long and come around June this time instead of February and mastered of course.

I kid.

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Big Fella wrote:

I can honestly say i have never had any decent kib, have said it before and will say it again but cannot beat a touch of pink champagne speed to start off proceedings then get on the pills.

Recipe of champions.

Craziest stuff I've ever done was called 'Peruvian pink flake' by the guy who gave it to me.  I don't know if it's tinge of pink was down to it's purity, but considering it came off of a half kilo he was carrying about.  He funded a lot of the raves at the time, getting a kickback by having his dealers do their thing whilst my mate used him as one of his main fund contributors.  We called this drug lord geezer 'Mad Ron' and he was every bit of it.  Basically he was in and out of jail and importing large quantities of drugs into Canada, then burying the profits into various businesses - one of which happened to be his funding dodgy raves.  Anyway, he whacked out two fat lines and 45 minutes later I realized I'd be rambling straight about how fantastic I was, do you know how fantfuckingtastic I am?!  Fuck me!  My face!   My face... Where is my fucking face?!  I couldn't feel it.  Lets run a race!

Of course by the end of that night it was just us Johnny Two-Coke Mates, 'cause no one wanted to tolerate the utter shite, smugness and egotistical prick-like tales emanating from our teeth grinding gobs.  That didn't stop us from continuing, of course.


Cocaine.  It's one hell of a drug!

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steelydan wrote:

Feeling guilty about my weekend  sad

I'm guilty as well, but considering the amount of murder, environmental damage it causes, and average people who get caught up in it and get tossed into jails where the keys are thrown away, I dare say it's probably one of the worst things out there you can get a lift from in the name of having a good time.  Of course, if people actually gave a shit about that there wouldn't be a market for it.

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Nick Sneddon wrote:

When are you gonna stop all this nonsense

Acting like a complete tit in public?  That's not likely to stop I'm afraid.

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Frankly I'm with Dr. Who on this one though.  Outside of a laptop and DJ mixer, I don't see the point with CDJs at all to be honest.

I went straight from vinyl and skipped CDs entirely and have been using Ableton to play out since 2005.  Replace Traktor with my controller-based setup and it's the same idea.

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smallman1 wrote:

Two decks and a mixer.

The key to the heart of a doris who likes prog.

Which would explain why you're still single at 35, Ed? wink

I know exactly one bird who's into prog and she's a lovely lass.  Lets just leave it at that.

Odo wrote:

Good shout on that one Odo.  I remember first hearing Oxygene as and album and thinking, 'It can't get better than this.  This IS electronic music at it's best."  At the time I didn't realize the album was as old as me and at what great lengths Jarre had to go through to make that album with such primitive machines and pre-MIDI.

I was reading about this some more and it's pretty amazing they managed to get the thing to land.  Nuts, actually.

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http://thump.vice.com/en_ca/words/what- … its-future

Apparently Soundcloud has secured a deal with Warner.  To use an old model, we all saw what happened to Napster when the major labels got involved. sad

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Possible that one of their gateways is down in the London area and not elsewhere.   If you want to delve further Damo, I can give you a few things to try.

Clear your browser caches for starters.

smallman1 wrote:

I was absolutely on the floor when The End closed down.

Doesn't sound like you were throwing the kitchen sink at it well enough then.

smallman1 wrote:

Loopy's dream compilation is his own compilation.

Cannot argue with that.

Considering I'm one of the many DJs here, I'm surprised I'm the only one who's admitted that I know my own tastes the best.

smashdad wrote:
loopdokter wrote:

Honestly you couldn't fit mine on a CD - which is why my Bedrock Board mix last year was over 6 hours long.

Let yourself go mate - the rules count for shit - take as many CDs as you want to get the job done...

Not to get self-indulgent, but my Bedrock board mix would pretty much fit the bill.  Basically a musical history of my upbringing with some proper shape-throwing moments chucked in for good measure.

Haha.

Honestly you couldn't fit mine on a CD - which is why my Bedrock Board mix last year was over 6 hours long.

EDWARDTHECONFESSOR wrote:

mmmmmm, he Did claim to be at the first ever sex pistols gig at the free trade hall in 1976, apparently there were 25O,000 there..

I believe it's been confirmed he was there.  Tony Wilson's attendance, despite his frequent claims of being there, have been put into doubt by multiple attendees.  I'm reading the latter's biography and it's amusing to what great lengths the author goes to disprove Wilson's claims that he was there.

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Bipolar is a right old bastard to deal with if you're the other person, let alone the one with it.

Fair play to him for sticking around in that kind of environment.

I live in a loft flat.  I have a corner in which my studio and record collection sits and it's basically surrounded by crime scene tape as put up by my missus.  She loathes that corner of the loft, but she knows better than to mess with it.  I have effectively made deals with the devil that it will not be feng shui'd, painted in polka dots to match her spring dresses or put into some form of order that resembles an Ikea catalogue.  It's the proverbial crossroads and I went left when I should have gone right.  William Blake be damned.

We haven't had sex an over a year. 

The prices we pay for our hobbies, eh lads?

This seems to be happening the world over.  I have no idea how relevant Nation is anymore (Amps?), but in Toronto the entire Entertainment District where all of the clubs largely were has been razed and filled up with ident-i-kit condos that hog up a once very distinctive skyline.  The young yuppy families have moved in, complaining about the noise from the streets and forced a large chunk of the nightlife out of the neighbourhood out and in the process, thus removing what probably made them want to move there in the first place.

In turn, the Ontario Liquor Control Board is no longer granting licenses for new establishments in Downtown Toronto at the request of the council, so now you have to buy a grandfathered license.  Basically they're banning dancing by encouraging gentrification.

I gather London is going through similar threats too.

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My guess is she's had some sort of cupping done in an effort to suck out our God-awful Essex upbringing and bring her closer to Mahatma Ghandi - not that she knows who he is.

This is a thread for the opening tunes on an album that makes you go, "Phrwoar, I'll have me some more of that please!"

In the dying age of the album, I figured it would be worth reminiscing.  I listened to 'Music For The Masses' by Depeche Mode over the weekend on a road trip and it had slipped my mind just how perfect of an opening track 'Never Let Me Down Again' is for setting the tone of the album.  I've listened to this album probably hundreds of times and it's likely down to the way it starts out and immediately grabs you by the bollocks.

So my nomination to kick this all off is Depeche Mode's 'Never Let Me Down Again':

Nick Sneddon wrote:

Ive got shitloads of Manifesto and Positiva in my collection

You also own a wide ranging collection of loud shirts as I recall. wink

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Unbroken1 wrote:
loopdokter wrote:

Great song, that... The Cars that is.   A breakup tune if there ever was one.

..if your break-up was with a fly-faced African child suffering Kwashiorkor, perhaps

The backing of the song to that famous video montage came about after it was released and it became associated to those images, but listen to the lyrics.

I suppose like anything it's open to interpretation, but I stand by my commentary that it's about a relationship gone awry.

EDWARDTHECONFESSOR wrote:

i was going to say  soma as well,  but then i remember funk d'void who were fuckin well class.

Manifesto always released shit.   Positiva not so much.  They often re-released a lot of more underground tunes that were taking off commercially.   It was a sub-label of EMI after all.   For a while I used to get their promos through a record pool I belonged to here in Canada for club DJs... except it was usually a track I already owned with new remixes.

Wasn't Manifesto responsible for releasing shite like Angelic and the like?   Oh, and Da Hool's 'Meet Her At The Love Parade' - which I have a soft spot for even though it's cheesy as fuck.

Funk D'Void is class.   Playing here this month.