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!
Recently I realized I had a huge backlog of R&B and soul infused electronic tracks that were dying to be mixed up. Here’s volume one, just in time for summer. Enjoy!
Crushed Ice Mixtape.mp3
I was hanging out at a friend’s house, out of my mind on LSD and weed, the first time I heard Psychic TV.
Who remembers Vanity 6?
While this early-’80s Prince collaboration fell slightly off to one side during the Purple One’s decade of miracles, some may remember a PG-13 version of their catchy single Nasty Girl from the Beverly Hills Cop strip club scene.
One of my only professional releases ever, from way back in 2003. Vinyl only, probably just a few hundred ever made. And hey—it even has a discogs page!
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This was my first solo release after leaving the Cosmic Flux Music label in 2004. It was 100% built as a demo for Naked Music Records, which unfortunately had just turned away from soulful house and was not interested.
On the positive side, it marked the pinnacle of my powers as an EDM artist. Other than a small handful of other tracks, this was the best I ever got at dance music. Two years later all my gear got ripped off and I made the switch to dark ambient, and I had to start all over at the bottom of the learning curve again. But what a ride!
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