this is a special collection of sounds for me, i hope you enjoy listening to it as much as i do.
(everything i record is for my own use, i listen to this when i'm not home and can't play my vinyl).
as always, every sound here is being recorded off of my turntables. all vinyl.
- début - melanie laurent
- everybody's got to learn sometime - the field
- leave it (walls MIX) - the field
- gaberdine (gerd janson & prins thomas RMX) - walls
- sweetie & shag (the field RMX) - battles
- little people (black city) (mark e dub version) - matthew dear
- you put a spell on me (nicolas jaar RMX) - matthew dear
- basement love (pachanga boys point of view) - bot'ox
### look out of the window - #14
what's passing you by?
i often wonder. enjoy every second.
these songs make me happy. they come from records i got recently.
- before you very eyes - atoms for peace
- default (instrumental edition) - atoms for peace
- computer face - flying lotus
- camel - flying lotus
- dropped - atoms for peace
- and it rained all night (burial RMX) - thom yorke
- gold dayzz - ultraísta
- smalltalk (four tet RMX) - ultraísta
- ingenuine - atoms for peace
- tamer animals (atoms for peace RMX) - other lives
- cymbal rush - thom yorke
#13 sounds from the humans in planet earth
it is early in the year 2013 and as a species we continue to evolve, our musical production is at times inspiring and incredibly dissapointing for this stage in time, but make no mistake, amazing beats are being made.
this, as a collection of sounds, could very well be handed off to another species as a great sample of our craft.
#vinyl #handmade #mix
- financial district - gold panda
- tragedial - john talabot
- invitation to love - TB
- israel - ital
- at birth - james blake
- lords of percussion - kresy
- day into night - kresy
- moscato - anthony naples
- elma (ruff rub) - huerco s
- head - laurel halo
## # 11 Fiesta
Yesterday, on christmas day 2012, I recorded a mix.
Today, I played it back and realized I made two mistakes I could not live with, so I decided to repeat the mix, fixing the mistakes (replaced track 2 with something that fit better, and cut the last track), and I got rid of the old mix.
Almost the same sources, better mixing :)
As always, all vinyl.
Have fun listening...
- fiesta forever - pachanga boys
- looping state of mind (junior boys rmx) - the field
- lion (happa rmx) - four tet
- don't let me go - mala
- angel echoes (caribou rmx) - four tet
- nothing to see - four tet
- long - daphni
- cos-ber-zam (daphni rmx) - ne noya
- mad disrespect - anthony naples
another bottle of wine and another night mixing records.
this is a slower mix, easier to enjoy, it's much closer to '#4 It Will Take Some Time' than the previous one was.
also, the sound is considerably better, i upgraded some parts in my setup :p
These are beautiful sounds that should see me through the next few rainy days ;)
hope you enjoy it as much as i do...
- Jitters (Geotic RMX) - Dntel
- Rafting Starlit Everglades - Baths
- The Top - Francis and the Lights
- Plea - Baths
- Night Watchman - Francis and the Lights
- Four Minute Warning - Radiohead
- all for the best - Thom Yorke
- Nude - Radiohead
- Ciao My Shining Star - Mark Mulcahy
- My Cloud (jamie xx RMX) - gil scott heron
- Other Side (Stuck Together Remix) - Atoms For Peace
- NY is killing me (jamie xx RMX) - gil scott heron
- Supercollider - Radiohead
- Until the quiet comes - Flying Lotus
- DMT Song (featuring Thundercat) - Flying Lotus
Hey, what's someone to do alone on a holiday? Uh, party mix! Here's my set. All vinyl.
- Sunshine (Blondes RMX) - John Talabot
- Lamento - John Talabot
- It's Up There (Blondes RMX) - The Field
- Just Passing Through - Pional
- Marshmellow Yellow (Ital RMX)- Peaking Lights
- Take It Back - Mano Le Tough
- Those Lights Are Lives - Mano Le Tough
- Stories - Mano Le Tough
- In My Arms - Mano Le Tough
- From The Start - Mano Le Tough
- Dropping Bombs - Mano Le Tough
- Koala (BNJMN RMX) - Mistakes Are Okay
- Neeve (Permanent Vacation Tropical Heat RMX) - Woolfy vs Projections
Another night, another set i played for myself at home.
All vinyl, all good.
It's not a perfect mix, some mistakes again with the levels half way through, but at least its honest.
And it's good. really good.
It Will Take Some Time - Jóhann Jóhannsson
Spiralling - Antony and the Johnsons
He says it's the future - Jóhann Jóhannsson
You and Whose Army - Radiohead
Rained The Whole Time (Nicolas Jaar rmx) - Shlomo
Don't Break My Love - Nicolas Jaar
Best Before (Kassem Moss & Mix Mup rmx) - Mistakes Are Ok
Danza (Ital's rmx) - Aster
In Another Room - Pional
I Want Tonite - John Talabot
Tormenta Del Desierto - Aster
T.A.M.B. (JT's sunset edit) - Pional
Further Strings (Party Version) - John Talabot
I recorded 45 minutes of music the other night.
There are two main ideas behind the sounds in this set:
the first half is about hope, the second half is about moving on.
even now - mano le tough
maybes (james blake rmx) - mount kimbie
modern driveway - luke abbott
limit to your love (daniel bortz re edit) - james blake
loving you is killing me (mano le tough rmx) - aloe blacc
eulogy to eunice - acid pauli
tamer animals (atoms for peace rmx) - other lives
leave house (motor city drum ensemble rxm) - caribou
the return of starlight (invisible conga people rmx) - woolfy vs. projections
today i figured out how to record my turntables as i play records.
here are two hours of music i played while i thought about space.
tracklist below. artwork based on a photo i took of the last track as it played.
there's a couple of newbie mistakes: a couple of transitions were messed up, and for a couple of tracks i didn't get the right speed initially...
pretty solid otherwise
btw, mix #1 died thanks to garageband. this one was done with reaper as recommended by gorf
### 2 Space Was Here
-- Bauxite Dream - Nathan Fake
-- You Are Here (Four Tet RMX) - Nathan Fake
-- Separator - Four Tet
-- Vessel (Four Tet RMX) - Jon Hopkins
-- Rebong - Dam Mantle
-- Kinship Dub - Dam Mantle
-- Mountain - Gold Panda
-- An Iceberg Hurled Northward Through Clouds - Gold Panda
-- Baby Blue - Bostro Pesopeo & Pional
-- We Have Been Waiting For You - Pional
-- Sunshine - John Talabot
-- Families feat. Glasser - John Talabot
-- So Will Be Now feat. Pional - John Talabot
-- Hold On (SiSi BakBak RMX) - SBTRKT
-- Bloom (Jamie xx rework part 3) - Radiohead
-- Found Out (DJ Koze RMX) - Caribou
-- The White Flash (Robag Wruhme RMX) - Modeselektor & Thom Yorke
-- Shipwreck - Modeselektor & Thom Yorke
-- … and the world laughs with you feat. Thom Yorke - Flying Lotus
-- Ego - Burial + Four Tet + Thom Yorke
-- Nova - Burial + Four Tet
-- Mi Mujer - Nicolas Jaar
This photo is taken with the new iPad. Using the screen to frame the shot was a fun experience.
For many years, this blog was a self-hosted WordPress affair. In large part due to my long history with the platform and my continued commercial work on top of this unique open source offering. However, I stopped developing websites on this platform for a living, and during the last year or more I have found myself second guessing the choice for many reasons. The biggest of all being the fact that innovation on it slowed, quite a bit.
I have recommended Squarespace to many, mainly due to the fact that there is little reason for anyone to have to worry about managing hosting, keeping a CMS up to date, and hiring anyone to implement stupid simple designs. This is the future, this stuff should be dead simple.
And the thing is that it is.
Companies offering fully-hosted solutions are solving most of the upfront problems any single person would have when starting a site. How many times would a focused, managed solution be the better option for someone looking to hire a developer to build stuff from scratch?.
It's certainly hard to argue for a commercial solution versus an open source project, but that argument becomes easier when you focus on the ultimate goal.
Typepad has been around for a long time and they have been in the commercial model from the start.
My move over to Squarespace should come as no surprise by now. These guys have thought things through.
For the first time ever, I have not touched a single line of code to bring this to life, and it feels great.
You know what else feels great? The fact I'm paying for the service.
I have plenty of respect for WordPress –and all other open source platforms out there I could have moved to– but my respect for Squarespace and the team behind it, coupled with the huge advantages it is offering me, far outpaced whatever WordPress could have done for this dead simple blog in the future.
I ignored smart seating solutions for my home office for years because what I've had has worked alright, but for the past year I've been using an Aeron chair for work during the day at the office, and my home situation got to the point where I would avoid using my home computer.
No longer. The SAYL is a fascinating (newish) chair by Herman Miller with a reasonable price. The frameless back is not only "a new leap" in chair design, but it drives costs down by using fewer parts and it actually is pretty comfortable.
I don't want to get into it too much, since it is just a chair, but suffice to say it's pretty and I can barely tell the difference between this and the Aeron (and honestly, I kind of like this one better).
A classic Mac as far as I know, but one that has served its time. Over the years, it has seen OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion. It's gone from 2GB of RAM to 4GB (its technical limit). It has relied on an SSD from 2010 and forward. It can drive the 27" Cinema Display through its ridiculously old DVI port thanks to Atlona's fancy adapter, etc.
For the most part it performs great, specially if you take out the external display.
I am obviously biased when I compare this to the other Macs I interact with day to day, mostly my 27" i3 iMac monster I use at work. A machine built this year.
Regardless, currently, 'La Nave', costa rican spanish slang for a badass anything, sits on a desk next to my record player. A device I get much joy out of, regardless of the ageing nature of its medium.
In some ways it is fitting that they perform head to head.
The beach ball is a good indicator that it is probably just the right time to flip the record on its b-side.
A much loved computer, that will likely be kept in the family, just as soon as I decide if the new MBA's will do, or if I should look for a similar workhorse to take me into 2016 (in the 17" i7 thunderbolt MBP).