Posts Tagged ‘Remix’

If you look at my Archives, you’ll see that I actually used to write for myself, by myself, for years and years. The idea of transferring this to an electronic medium since I sit in front of my MacBook Pro most of my waking hours should be a no-brainer, except for one small detail. I refuse to use it privately; it’s just my personality.

When I was let go by Achieve Internet last year, I realized that unemployment, in a sense, is like forced vacation, and even if you really wanted to get on with your next gig, you had a metric shit-ton of time that you spent thinking about the world we live in, and life in general, and inevitably, you wander into some really deep, frightening places. So when I had all that free time where you literally cannot spend towards finding a job, I decided to type into this WordPress blog several hundred poems that I had written over my formative years in high school and college. And then BURN the original journals in the first camping trip I had taken in years with a couple of friends led by Kleptus himself.

For those of you who stumble across this and are not familiar with WordPress, it makes blogging and publishing so easy even a caveman could do it. The hinge here is that there is security; you can blog all you want and never publish a thing to the general Intarwebz. I think that you owe it to the online community to share; hell, everyone else is doing it and some are even making money at it.

Part of the fascination I have with the World Wide Web — rockin’ it at 14,400 baud since my first AOL account in 1992 where they asked me for a “unique” screenname, and the online presence known internationally as Thee Froggacuda was born — is that no matter how you interact with it, you develop a personality. On AOL in the early days, this used to consist of hanging out and doing free-form text-based roleplaying at something like the legendary Red Dragon Inn, which I just discovered is alive and well (and still has my “Kiss the ‘Tender” apron hanging in its accustomed place behind the bar), unless you were going back to the early, early days, hanging out and doing free-form dice-based roleplaying in Galsteefus’s basement.

The point of this bit of writing is that I have been taking writing for granted because of some sort of personal paralysis due to having a real live audience. And my worst critic is myself. I think that this says a lot. “I actually used to write for myself, by myself, for years and years.” That was earlier in this blog post. The archives are right next to you on the right-hand side under Archives, go figure. Choose a link; check it out.

This is where the public / private thing comes in. Our lives are on camera and on the Internet right now; isn’t it our duty to try to be graceful footage and Facebook for future generations? There is this misconception that old web pages die natural deaths, but I still have all of the HTML code, graphics, databases, and other artifacts from many iterations of my own Virtual Lilypad site, and nothing is safe from The Wayback Machine. Content production on them Intarwebz is, I would suspect, at an all time high and still rising. What are we to do with all of this dreck that we make public?

Whether you keep it public or private, nearly anything you do is capable of being recorded or transcribed or captured. And then traced back to or otherwise attributed to you. Tagged, if you will. I read an article that 1 in 5 US Recruiters Google your ass when your resume comes across their desks. People upload their own videos to YouTube, their own photos to Flickr, and their own shopping interests to Amazon. This is all content that may or may not be of any passing interest to anyone but the people that are adding the content. Where is the value?

  1. Creative aggregation of data
  2. Remixes and mashups
  3. Historical record

1. There is so much damn data out there at any given time being copied and created and beamed around the world, it is literally like a gigantic ocean. Data mining with all of that out there moving and morphing and trending and boiling has got to produce some fascinating art if it could be visually represented. When you dig into this matrix and start following threads, there would be intricate patterns and relationships and chaos theory butterflies, and I would probably just be hypnotized. With an uber dashboard to pan around and zoom, you could literally “zoom” all the way in with search algorithms to find specific pieces of content that are the catalysts for larger currents. Maybe one of those elements is one of these poems, songs, or stories that are contained in the Archives.

2. As most everyone knows, DJ Lurk loves hisself a good remix. He has even made some of his own. So I know how much of a labor of love most remixes are. There’s a relatively new piece of lingo the means essentially the same thing: mashup, which is a little more specific, at least in music, than remix. Most all of the created content on the Internet is public. Even if you think it is private, it isn’t as private as you think — somebody can see it and potentially mash it up with something else. Repurposing existing content in a new way is as much of an art form as making the content in the first place; in fact, many times a fresh take on an old standby is better than the original. Take Vince Shlomi — the Slap Chop is an amazing product, I know — but the Steve Porter Remix “Rap Chop” was so damn good I started following him on Twitter. I was going to spin the remix at the first chance I got but somebody beat me to it already. Speed of information flow is approaching speed of light.

3. History has always suffered because it was a privilege for the powerful and rich to be able to write the accounts. Publishing your own version — essentially documenting your own personality, life, and experiences — is, in and of itself, riches and power directly proportional to the amount of content you produce over that lifetime. You can’t take it with you, but you can sure make a conscious, good-faith effort to provide something for the seething, sentient mass of ones and zeroes to Borg. The value of anything that you do should be weighed first and foremost by whether you find value in it yourself. Then, and only second, think about the audience. The value of this blog is because I find it fascinating. If others do, too, well, icing is my favorite part of Delicious Cake.

I just realized — part of the reason writing electronically versus otherwise is less productive. I find that some of the most fun is using hyperlinks as footnotes. They’re even better because they are in-line, and you can click them if you want extra context or detail. However, they do a damn fine job of preventing me from getting my point across in a coherant manner sometimes. And potentially, other readers. Note to self. On WordPress, no less.

This was not the best content I have ever created, but I do feel like I cracked my knuckles and limbered up a bit before all of the writing that lays ahead of me, both personally and professionally. So, in the interest of reading more writing, well, an enigmatic word to the wise: GreenHouse.

I came home from a pretty good day at work slinging my IT plan for Green House Builders to a house without roommates or children, so I did what I do best: got intoxicated and slung some tracks. Usually I just pile a bunch of music into Traktor Pro and start mixing; this time I actually plucked a bunch of songs from the back catalogs from DJ Lurk and The Deceptikons because I wanted to make sure I included a couple of specific remixes. After deciding to start with the most excellent LMFAO cut, I couldn’t resist laying the epic South Park skit in there at the beginning. This mix is approved by Thee Froggacuda.

Opening sample is from South Park:

Kyle: I think I know the answer, Mr. Garrison

Cartman: [nonsense imitating Kyle]

Kyle: Shut up fat boy!

Cartman: Don’t call me fat, you fucking jew!

Mr. Garrison: Eric, did you just say the F-word?

Cartman: Jew?

Kyle: No, he’s talking about “fuck”. You can’t say fuck in school, you fucking fatass!

Cartman: Why the fuck not?

Mr. Garrison: Eric!

Stan: Dude, you just said “fuck” again!

Mr. Garrison: Stanley!

Kenny: fuck!

Mr. Garrison: Kenny!

Cartman: What’s the big deal? It doesn’t hurt anybody. fuck-fuckety-fuck-fuck-fuck.

Mr. Garrison: How would you like to go see the school counselor?

Cartman: How would you like to suck my balls?

Mr. Garrison: What did you say?

Cartman: I’m sorry, I’m sorry. Actually, what I said was… [megaphone feedback] HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO SUCK MY BALLS, Mr Garrison?

Stan: Holy shit, dude.

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TRACKLISTING:

  1. LMFAO – Girl Cant Help It (Ultimix)
  2. Eminem vs Jamiroquai – Without Main Vein (DJ Vartan B Mix)
  3. Erik B and Rakim – I Know You Got Soul (Ultimix)
  4. KMC Kru – Devil Came Up to Michigan (House Mix)
  5. Justin Timberlake featuring Clipse – Like I Love You (Basement Jaxx Radio Edit)
  6. Les Rhythmes Digitales – Jacques Your Body
  7. Chicane featuring Tom Jones – Stoned in Love (The Young Punx Vocal Remix)
  8. Madison Avenue – Who the Hell Are You? (Illicit Remix)
  9. Pink – Who Knew (Bimbo Jones Club Mix)
  10. Rockell – What U Did 2 Me (Ultimix)
  11. Rihanna – Disturbia (Jody den Broeder Remix)
  12. Nelly Furtado – Say it Right (Peter Rauhofer Remix)
  13. Starkillers – Discoteka (Kobbe and Leeds Remix)
  14. Andain vs Depeche Mode – Here is the House (DJ Lurk Radio Edit)
  15. Chicane – Daylight
  16. Hellogoodbye – Here (In Your Arms) (Ultimix)
  17. Depeche Mode – Just Can’t Get Enough (Rubber Band Mix)
  18. Pink – So What (Ultimix)
  19. Katy Perry vs Goldfrapp – Kissed a La La (Full Tilt Mashup Track)
  20. Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus (Televangelist Mix)
  21. Puretone – Addicted To Bass (Ultimix)
  22. Who da Funk featuring Jessica Eve – Shiny Disco Balls (DJ Chaos vs DJ Infiniti Mix)
  23. Alice Deejay – Better Off Alone (Signum Remix)
  24. Chicane featuring Natasha Bedingfield – Bruised Water
  25. The Killers – Mr. Brightside (Jacque Lu Cont Remix)
  26. Depeche Mode – A Pain That I’m Used To (Jacques Lu Cont’s Thin White Duke Mix)
  27. Avril Lavigne – Sk8er Boi (Raphael Gomes Mix)
  28. Paula Cole – Where Have All the Cowboys Gone (E Team Drugstore Cowboy Radio Edit)
  29. Filter – Take a Picture (Hybrid Remix)
  30. Andain – Beautiful Things (Gabriel And Dresden Unplugged Mix)
  31. Fall Out Boy – Thnks Fr Th Mmrs (Ultimix)
  32. Perasma – Swing 2 Harmony (Deserves An Effort Polyphony Vocal Mix)
  33. Simply Red – Sunrise (Love II Infinity Classic Mix)
  34. Daft Punk – Technologic (Hi-Tec mix)
  35. Plump DJs – Kinky
  36. Faith Evans featuring Crooklyn Clan – Love Like This (Highpass Vocal Mix)
  37. P Diddy featuring Kelis – Let’s Get Ill (Deep Dish Vocal Mix)
  38. Tatu – All the Things She Said (Extension 119 Vocal vs DJ Lurk RPM Mix)
  39. Underworld – Born Slippy (Darren Price Mix)
  40. Imogen Heap – Hide and Seek (Karl G Remix)
  41. Prodigy – Voodoo People (Pendulum Remix)

Starry-eyed (surprise) off of the 5 hours of There Are Two Types of Balls I decided to see how many remixed classics from the eighties and early nineties I could string together back-to-back. The results are epic; tracklisting below: 85 tracks, almost six and a half hours of madness. Make it the soundtrack to your weekend.

Opening sample is from Clerks:

Jay: I feel good today Silent Bob. We’re gonna make some money, then you know what we’re gonna do? We’re gonna party, we’re gonna get some pussy and i’ma fuck this bitch and i’ma fuck this bitch….I’LL FUCK ANYTHING THAT MOVES!

Yo, what the fuck are you lookin’ at? I’ll kick your fuckin ass! Shit yeah. Don’t that motherfucker owe me ten bucks? Y’know, fuckin’, tonight we’re gonna rip off this fuckers head, take out his fuckin’ soul. Remind me that if he tries to buy something I’m gonna shit in the motherfuckers’ bag.

Yo what’s up baby? ‘Sup sluts?

Ya know Silent Bob you’re a rude motherfucker, y’know that? Cute as hell. I’d like to go down on you, suck you, line up two more guys and make like a circus seal! Eww you fucking faggot! I hate guys! I LOVE WOMEN!

What do you want Grizzly Adams?

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TRACKLISTING:

  1. Art of Noise – Beat Box (Ultimix)
  2. Prince – Pussy Control (Funkymix)
  3. Blondie – Rapture (Ultimix)
  4. Snap! – The Power (Ultimix)
  5. Fine Young Cannibals – She Drives Me Crazy (Ultimix)
  6. M – Pop Muzik (Ultimix)
  7. The Cure – Hot Hot Hot!! (Extended Mix)
  8. Janet Jackson and Herb Alpert – Diamonds (Ultimix)
  9. Vanessa Williams – The Right Stuff (Ultimix)
  10. Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls (Ultimix)
  11. Madonna – Open Your Heart (Extended Version)
  12. Duran Duran – Save a Prayer (Ultimix)
  13. Sheila E – Love Bizarre (Long Mix)
  14. OMD – Secret (12′ mix)
  15. Pebbles – Mercedes Boy (Ultimix)
  16. Aqua – Turn Back Time (Love To Infinity’s Classic Paradise Mix)
  17. Black Box – Everybody Everybody (Ultimix)
  18. New Order – True Faith (Remix)
  19. Cathy Dennis – Touch Me (Club Mix)
  20. Depeche Mode – Happiest Girl (Jack Mix)
  21. Tears for Fears – Mad World (Spiral Tribe Mix)
  22. Frankie Smith – Double Dutch Bus (Powerhouse Mix)
  23. Depeche Mode – Blasphemous Rumours (Secret Mix)
  24. Deep Forest featuring Peter Gabriel – While the Earth Sleeps (Strange Days Extended Mix)
  25. Shannon – Let the Music Play (Omar Santana X-Mix Remix)
  26. Midnight Star – Freak-A-Zoid (Ultimix)
  27. Prince – Raspberry Beret (Remix)
  28. OMD – If You Leave (Digital Remix)
  29. Annie Lennox – Little Bird (House Of Gypsies Remix)
  30. Cyndi Lauper – Hey Now (Girls Just Want to Have Fun)
  31. Cause and Effect – You Think You Know Her (Philanderer’s Mix)
  32. Camouflage – The Great Commandment (Razormaid Mix)
  33. Kon Kan – I Beg Your Pardon (Ultimix)
  34. The Cure – The Caterpillar (Flicker Mix)
  35. Erasure – Rock Me Gently (Club Mix)
  36. Depeche Mode – Behind The Wheel (Razormaid I-18 Mix)
  37. Anything Box – Living in Oblivion (St. John’s Mix)
  38. Annie Lennox – No More ‘I Love You’s’ (Junior’s Club Mix)
  39. Prince – Gett Off (Illicit Vocal Mix)
  40. Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer (2002 White Label Mix)
  41. Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough (’99 Remix)
  42. Talking Heads – Once in a Lifetime (Extended Club Mix)
  43. George Michael – Father Figure (DJ Buhtl Clubhouse Mix)
  44. The Corrs vs Fleetwood Mac – Dreams (Tee’s Club Mix)
  45. Eddie Grant – Electric Avenue (White Label Mix)
  46. Michael Jackson – Billie Jean (’99 Remix)
  47. Roula – Short Dick Man (Club Mix)
  48. Yaz – Don’t Go (Tee’s Freeze Mix)
  49. Madonna – Into The Groove (Love II Infinity Special Mix)
  50. Depeche Mode – Here is the House (Gabriel and Dresden Bootleg reworked by Megamode)
  51. The Cure – In Between Days (Shiver Mix)
  52. Corey Hart – Sunglasses at Night (White Label Remix)
  53. Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Wicked Mix)
  54. Berlin – Sex (I’m a…) (Ventura Club Mix)
  55. Cyndi Lauper – True Colors (Junior Vasquez Pride Mix)
  56. Paul Lekakis – Boom Boom Boom (Ultimix)
  57. Real Life – Send Me An Angel (Remix)
  58. Sarah McLachlan – Possession (Rabbit in the Moon Mix)
  59. Echo and the Bunnymen – Lips Like Sugar (12″ Mix)
  60. Depeche Mode – Get The Balance Right (Yello Mix)
  61. Baltimora – Tarzan Boy (DJ JimmyJam’s 2002 Bootleg Mix)
  62. Prince – When Doves Cry (2001 White Label Mix)
  63. Taco – Puttin’ On The Ritz (DJ JimmyJam’s White Label Club Mix)
  64. Billy Idol – Catch My Fall (Remix Fix)
  65. Erasure – Always (Microbots Trance Dance Mix)
  66. Depeche Mode – People Are People (White Label 12″ Mix)
  67. Latour – People Are Still Having Sex (Thunderpuss Mix)
  68. Madonna – Ray Of Light (Sasha’s Ultra Violet Mix)
  69. Ready for the World – Oh Sheila (Ultimix)
  70. Frente! – Bizarre Love Triangle (Remix)
  71. Kim Wilde – Kids In America 94 (Extension Mix)
  72. U2 – Where the Streets Have No Name (Johnny Vicious Mix)
  73. Alphaville – Forever Young (Techno Remix)
  74. Information Society – What’s On Your Mind? (White Label Mix)
  75. Pat Benatar – We Belong 2000 (White Label Mix)
  76. Irene Cara – Fame (98 White Label Mix)
  77. Madonna – Material Girl (Club 69 Anthem Mix)
  78. Kim Carnes – Betty Davis Eyes (2002 White Label Mix)
  79. Haddaway – What is Love? (Reloaded Club Mix)
  80. Culture Beat – Mr Vain (2003 Club Mix)
  81. Praga Khan – Injected with a Poison (MNO Power Mix)
  82. Rozalla – Everybody’s Free (Richard Humpty Vission’s Plasma Trance Mix)
  83. Depeche Mode – Everything Counts (ATB Mix)
  84. Front 242 – Headhunter (Front Line Assembly Mix)
  85. Nitzer Ebb – Industrial Strength Medley

Hybrid Plus Mix

Posted: July 19, 2008 in Music
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Decided to take a crack at mixing Hybrid tracks. 131 minutes, 47 seconds.

DJ Lurk – Hybrid Plus Mix right-click to download

Setlist:

  1. REM – The Great Beyond [Hybrid Mix]
  2. Moby featuring Gwen Stefani – Southside [Hybrid’s Dishing Pump Remix]
  3. Sarah McLachlan – Fear [Hybrid’s Super Collider Mix]
  4. Hybrid and BT – Running Down the Way Up [Original Mix]
  5. Hybrid – Theme from Wide Angle [Original Mix]
  6. Hybrid – Finished Symphony [Sure Is Pure Remix]
  7. Hybrid – Symphony [Original Breakbeat Mix]
  8. Hybrid – I’m Still Awake [Christian J Mix]
  9. Energy 52 – Cafe Del Mar [Hybrid’s Time Traveller Mix]
  10. Filter – Take A Picture [Hybrid Remix]
  11. Inner Sanctum – How Soon Is Now [Hybrid Remix]
  12. Conjure One featuring Sinead O’Connor – Tears From The Moon [Hybrid’s Twisted On The Terrace Mix]
  13. DJ Rap – Bad Girl [Hybrid Remix]
  14. Rob Dougan – Clubbed To Death [Hybrid Remix – JH Edit]
  15. BT featuring Mike Doughty – Never Gonna Come Back Down [Hybrid’s Breaktek Mix]
  16. Future Sound Of London) – Papua New Guinea [Hybrid Mix]
  17. BT – Godspeed [Hybrid Dub]
  18. Hybrid featuring Chrissie Hynde – Kid 2000 [Kayestone Recon Remix]
  19. Carl Cox – Phuture 2000 [Hybrid Mix]
  20. Every Little Thing – Time Goes By [Hybrid Mix]
  21. Maurice – Feline [Hybrid Mix]
  22. Peter Wayne – Eve of the War [Hybrid Mix]
  23. BT – Fibonacci Sequence [Luminescent’s Hybrid Remix]
  24. Tori Amos – Talula [BT’s Synaesthesia Remix]