Showing posts from March, 2006

DiscoEx Archive: 3Z #8 - Vicious SID

So I’m out of town for a week for work conferences, but I had to leave you with a sweet, nostalgic treat for the week. I’ve been walking around wearing my atari shirt proudly all day, and played some Pacman at a taco joint on Thursday, so when I came upon an unmarked whitelabel record in the store today, dropped the needle and heard video game music remixes of Beck, it was as if the Universe spoke with the voice of the Wozbot and told me, “go forth and spread the lo-fi funk” - and so I’ve come with crunchy coin-operated choons for you.
Download 3Z8bit here. (8 MB MP3)
Maru & Comix -
“3 SIDs In A Computer”

There have been several compilations in recent years of music either made on Commodore 64 computers or made using the synthesizer technology they contain called the SID chip. In fact, the SID sound has become so popular you can buy kits to build your own SID synth, as well as synths made from 4 SID chips all working together to craft deliciously crystalline, lo-fi sounds. The collec…

DiscoEx Archive: 3Z #7: You Schaeffel, I'll Cut the Decks

A Disco Ex Machina Re-shaeffel, Minimal Danish Muslim Dance Music and the Great Michigan Drum Pattern Compromise:
Download 3Z-7 here. (10 MB MP3)
Liquid Liquid -
“Bell Head”
(Liquid Logan Re-Shaeffel)

Disco Ex-clusive!So we start with my own hasty but tasty re-edit, which I’ve wanted to do for a while. Anyone who’s witnessed my disco sets knows that the live drumming thing is a lot of fun, but it can be the bane of my existence when I’m trying to really work it live. But I’m quite fond of mixing the stuff, so I appreciate re-edits that quantize the music without sacrificing the character of the music. Detroit electro masters Ectomorph have made a nice little stream of records called “Secret Mixes and Fixes” on which do some blazing reworks (check out #4’s Prince “Controversy” re-edit — Aireon 51 knows what I’m talking about) while also fixing some disco/electro/techno classics to be more mixable. Liquid Liquid’s “Bell Head” has always been such a track for me: such raw drum-crazy disco-no…