Around the year 1997 I graduated from my
awkward ’90s electronica phase and started producing truly polished, professional sounding dance music.
Between 1997 and 2004 I recorded tracks for a few national record labels, and even heard a few of my own songs on internet radio stations and once, unbelievably, in a department store!
Get in, loser. We’re robbing a candy store.
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.)
Welcome to part two of Hardcore Math User’s liquid funk history lesson!
Picking up where
Faze One left off, Faze Two ups the tempo and brings a stronger funk aesthetic to the table while maintaining that shimmering watery vibe perfected by late ’90s melodic drum & bass.
It’s early summer, the perfect time of year for melodic drum & bass!
As always, there’s a bit of a history lesson.
Liquid funk came of age around 2004, but the birth cries could be heard as far back as the early ’90s, with the dawn of drum & bass itself.
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.
Once in a while an idea for a mixtape takes over my brain like a computer virus. It hits me all at once that I have all the requisite parts, a theme emerges, and suddenly it’s not an idea anymore—it’s an obsession.
One last chance to nab up some R&B and soul flavored electronica for the summer. Take a disco nap first — this one’s a body slammer!
Hardcore Math User – Sour Fruit Mixtape.mp3
Back to the beach for some more R&B infused electronic treats from my stash. This one’s definitely on the cooler side. Lick it before it melts!
Peppermint Chip Mixtape.mp3