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: 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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Tempo Beach Mixtape Series

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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.

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