Over the years I’ve bought and sold more musical equipment than I care to remember. And what do I have to show for it? Not a lot. Which is why I thought I’d change that by uploading the two tracks I did manage to finish.
I made this mix in a room in a shared house in North London way back in 2006. That's eight years ago! Wow. A lot has happened to me since then but listening to it again brought back plenty of happy memories.
My iTunes tells me the music in this latest podcast is electronica so that's what I'm calling the ninth instalment and first post of 2014.
I'm not sure how much I like Dark Ambient as a genre name but it's the best I can find to describe the eighth version of my highly infrequent and unpredictable podcast series.
Back when I was young enough to be out clubbing every weekend at The End, Fabric or the many grotty warehouses and car parks dotted around London the sound my ears would be ringing with when I eventually got to bed was minimal techno, or plain minimal as it became known.
I've been meaning to do an electro mix for ages - years even - but for whatever reason I've never got around to doing it. So, when Jack posted his own electro mix last week I thought two things: 1. Damn! he's beaten me to it and 2. I could do a 'response' mix like Q-Bert and Mixmaster Mike's question and answer sessions or the back and forth of the Roxanne Wars - all very old school.
With the home studio soon to be repurposed as the nursery and the turntables set to be put into temporary storage I thought I'd throw a quick mix together while I still can.
Another edition of my occasional mixtape podcast series delivered in just over a month since the last one. Wow. You could almost start calling me prolific. If I'd figured out how to fix my laptop's recording issues sooner my back-catalogue of mixes would've been huge by now.
I've reached the point now where I have so much vinyl I don't know where anything is - I'm yet to find the perfect filing system no matter how many times I watch and re-watch High Fidelity. Everything is mixed together and it's impossible to just grab something off the shelves when I need it.
I went record shopping in Notting Hill for the first time in ages a few weekends ago along with fellow vinyl fanciers Jack and Jimmy. I came home with a mixed bag of tracks and thought I'd turn my purchases into a mix.
Since launching iamdanwalsh.com V2.0 back in October I've been meaning to experiment with some of the new HTML5 tags available to designers and developers. The
<canvas> elements have been getting all the attention and seeing as I already have some video on the site (okay the videos are in iFrames not
<video> tags, be patient) I thought I'd have a play with the