Production of remixes.

Quite a few people have emailed to ask more details of how I approach making a remix. A short while ago I wrote an article for a colleague of mine who has published it online. Really it’s an overall guide but I do explain the overall workflow and remix construction process. I intend writing a follow up article where I will provide the building blocks (wav files etc) and you will get the chance to do a remix with me in the tutorial.

I’m looking for suggestions (please just comment below or email me as usual) for songs to remix – I’d like to make the article relevant to you readers after all!

For the moment though you can read this article about creating a remix here.

Here’s a tune (not mine) for a rainy winter Saturday:

Freedom Exists.

In my teens I listen a lot to Jim Morrison. It was different from all my usual music and the tunes my peers had stuffed in their ears and “pumping out” of their new ‘stereos’. It seems hard to imagine today in this world of technology advancing at such an extreme pace, so hard it’s almost unreal.  “Freedom existed when I was younger before the birth of the internet” was something I thought for a long time. It’s true that many people are happy to share their entire history, life and every personal detail with the whole world, and choose to publish everything about themselves.

I honestly didn’t acknowledge this simple facet of modern-day life: people are absolutely willing to give up their freedom.

Did you know freedom exists
In a school book?
Did you know madmen
Are running our prison
Within a jail, within a gaol
Within a white free protestant
Maelstrom

Look up further quotes from Jim Morrison – works of art:
http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Jim_Morrison

So to listen to an adaptation of this classic:- Morrison’s voice track laid down along with a nice minimal mid 90’s Detroit-esque sound… it’s almost hypnotic in its reach.

Perfect Sin: Freedom Exists.