Throwback Thursday: Jeweler’s Dive

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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.)

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From the Archives: My Millennial Lounge Phase

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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!

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From the Archives: Awkward ’90s Electronica

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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.)

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Dragons And Jewels: The Kingdom of Lone

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My first exposure to Lone was the refreshing and delightful (if slightly half-baked) Emerald Fantasy Tracks from 2010. Like so many of my electronic albums, I have absolutely no idea how I stumbled upon it. I’m so glad I did. Galaxy Garden, his follow up collaboration with Machinedrum, made it into my top 20 favorite albums of all time. I’ve been a devoted fan ever since.

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Mixtape Alert: Birth of Liquid (Faze Two)

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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.

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Mixtape Alert: Birth of Liquid (Faze One)

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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.

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Remix Alert: KLF – The White Room

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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.

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