Monday, 27 July 2009

Wow. I won that mega mix comp. Also, Jay-Z listens to me (maybe)

This is going to be a small 2 part blog

First I'm quite shocked and happy to say I was a runner up in acapellas4u's mega mix contest that I blogged about here. Here's what the CutUpBoys had to say about it:

Absolutely brilliant. Balances gracefully on the line between cool and fun. You're still smiling at the Spongebob kick off as you get into a consistently headnodding sequence of tracks that all flow nicely into each other whilst being interesting and never letting go of the groove. The acapellas and samples sew everything together really nicely. The production is nice and tight and tidy and the arrangement never feels rushed or boring. Great party mix.

Preview/download here

It earned me $250 to spend at What should I buy?

Thanks to acapellas4u and the CutUpBoys

Now for the second part. So I was listening to Zane Lowes radio show on BBC Radio 1 last week when he interviewed Jay-Z. Zane played a remix of 99 problems with Wonderwall (not mine) and asked Jay if he had heard it. He said no but said he had heard another version of it. Now although I wasn't the only one to do this remix a little bit of me would like to think it was mine he had heard. Especially since its such a popular result on google achieving not 1, but 3, results on the first page when searching "99 problems wonderwall" :)

If you haven't heard mine check it here

Saturday, 11 July 2009

A little mega mix by me

So acapellas4u was hosting a contest for megamixes. I had never made a megamix and I knew it involved a couple of things I didn't know how to do so seeing as I like to push my self, every now and again, I figured I'd give it a try.

This was actually my third attempt at one and it lacked an ending up until about 2 hours before the contest was over so the start fairs slightly better than the end.

It also kind of brings back a few things I had done/attempted to do when I first got into making music.

I cant be bothered with a track list but it features a bit of Beastie Boys, Jay-z, Spongebob Squarepants, Futurama, Due South, Common and a couple other artists.

Preview/download here