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Recently I had the opportunity to remaster some of my old drum & bass tracks from the mid 90s. (See the Oak St Bluesman remasters.)
Here are 4 more songs from the same era, clarified through the power of modern audio magic. Hope you enjoy!
In 1998 I recorded a song called Jeweler’s Dive. It was one of only a few jazz-inspired drum and bass tracks I made during my loungy, loungy period of the late ’90s. An edited version enjoyed a mini-celebrity on Terminal Beats, a compilation released by indie jungle Chicago outfit Forte Recordings. (Old school ruffians will remember Midwest legends 3D and Snuggles.)Continue reading
They say that anything worth doing is worth doing badly. This has been 100% true for my efforts in electronic music.
Here are some highlights from my wobblier days as a dance music producer, from about 1993 to 1997. (Back then I was recording under the name Wix.)
So far the Class of ‘93 mixtape series has payed homage to those early rave genres we all know and love: hardcore breakbeat, techno, trance, jungle, acid. This time the focus shifts to ambient, a genre that enjoyed a brief spotlight in the early ’90s, both in and out of the rave scene, and easily deserves a mixtape of its own.
Don’t worry if you’re stuck at at desk job while your brain is stuck in the 90s — you can still have a rave in your headphones anytime you like! These old-school electronica mixtapes will take you back to where it all began.
It was impossible to escape The KLF for a while there in the early ’90s. You couldn’t walk into a nightclub without hearing instantly catchy hits like What Time is Love, 3AM Eternal, Last Train to Transcentral, and (of course) Justified and Ancient featuring Tammy motherfucking Wynette.