Here you can download the two custom made mixes that were played during the iHack 2013 night with the playlist. All tracks are again coming from Ektoplazm releases so be sure to head over there if you want to get your hands on the full albums you like !
Æon is a simply structured electro-house track, using complex synthesis sounds coming mainly from two custom G2X modular patches. A nice blend of chill in the back and punch in the front sharing sound elements with Voyager 1. This track was first released for the Sound of SceneSat Vol. 2 compilation. Thanks to Ziphoid of SceneSat Radio for inviting me again !
Oh and… you may here soon a new remix of this track soon… and not from me !
This downtempo track was my contribution to the “Sound Of SceneSat Volume 1” compilation from SceneSat Radio. This track was inspired by the classical ambient dub tracks I love and used to listen a lot in the 90s. With the time it became one of my favourites. Most of the sound sources are hardware, the G2X providing the background noise and ambiance, the Virus for the CS80’ish sound, pads from the Wavestation, arpeggios from the DX11 (still can get usefull stuff out of this one too), even a little guitar in the break. Sometimes everything just fall right into place, making a perfect blend out of simplicity.
This track was released on Eyezcream label and had a really good exposure, played by the biggest DJs in the world (Tiesto Club Life 101, Corsten Countdown 86, Armin Van Buuren) and is available on Beatport and on Marco G compilations.
Don’t get it wrong! this is is meant to be sequenced exactly like the original. If you wanted to get those missing 8 least significant bits (LSBs) to get the full 16 thing and to make it sound the way you may think it was, here it is!. Trying to identify the exact original sample and do it exactly like the old one without loosing all the 8 bit and clipping character is the key… Go check the original for a little comparison!
Hope you’ll enjoy this classic remake.
Since I have this setup I’ve been struggling with the MIDI Express XT… It’s always when this nice 16 beat bassline that has a lot of potential is finally there, when you get that banging beat right… that It decide to fail… Turning an inspiring evening into a stressful troubleshooting episode…
This MIDI Express XT is what I decided to get as an upgrade of my 2 serial MOTU MTP AV that was also an upgrade from an old parallel MIDI Timepiece 2 (I am not learning) I was kinda used to glitches with MOTU products… I ended up thinking that the XT was just a new faceplate on the old hardware, and it still have the old problems with it.
Yup, a new update… Sometime it’s not about the tool but about the content… If this new WordPress CMS can help me publish more often and more easily, then it’s all good to me.
Each sections from the older site will be back soon, and of course new ones will be added too. There is also probably now a bunch of dead links from the older news articles…
All tracks will be added as an article so you’ll get the full details on each of them. I’ll try to start with the older stuff and will add the recent releases last. Meanwhile you can still take a shortcut to the Music page that will give you access to the download links.
Once again in 2012 the Hackfest Crew were kind enough to invite me again as a DJ for their November event. I really appreciate this event for different reasons, first I’m an IT security specialist by day so this my community, these are the friends and people I work with. Next, because hacking games and demoscene events (two interest that I hope you realized I have) are having a lot in common. Finally because those guys and gals simply enjoy the same music that I do.
They are always giving me “carte blanche” and this year I performed different DJ Sets : I began nicely with Liquid Dubstep, followed by Electro House, PsyTrance music, and rounded up everything with a nice downtempo set. In between, I decided this year to bring my computer, NI Maschine, the Virus and the G2X to perform about 1 hour of my music live. A couple of new tracks were made exclusively for this, even the Hackfest Intro theme was a Maschine remix project prepared for this occasion.
After a little leave I’m be back with a new show and new releases ! Let’s not start this spring in a rush and enjoy a nice downtempo saturday instead ! Tune in on SceneSat