Saturday 9 February 2019

Rough Mix #1

A couple of weeks ago when posting 7 Ways To Love I mentioned a mixtape I had back in the early 90s that was filled with Balearic goodness that I thought that I would try and replicate in some way. I fully intended to make an actual tape using turntable and tape deck but don't have any blank tapes, I could have taped over one of the ones in the cupboard I suppose or paid a fortune on eBay for some but I that would be pointless as then I would have to buy a Walkman if I wanted to listen to the tape anywhere but the dining room. So yesterday once I turned the work laptop off I decided to download some mixing software and give it a go.

Below is the result of my first effort put together in under an hour just using the basics, hopefully I will get better with time and practice although some would say that that never happened when I had two turntables and a mixer a long time ago. The tracks I know are all a bit obvious but it's okay.


Dove - Fallen (Darkest Hour)/Orchestra JB - Come Alive (Love In London mix)//The Aloof - Never Get Out Of The Boat (Gosh mix)/Voices of Africa - Hoomba Hoomba/Orchestra JB - Free Spirit (Slow Burn)/Orbital - Belfast/Primal Scream - Come Together (Weatherall)/Saint Etienne - Kiss And Make Up (Midsummer Madness)

Rough Mix #1

Picture is the sun going down over the Sound of Jura as seen from Machrihanish, who needs the Café Del Mar when you can have the Machrihanish Caravan Park


Swiss Adam said...

Looking forward to giving this some time later. Tracklist looks so good I wouldn't worry about the mixing.

Anonymous said...

A wave over from the bar of the Kinloch Hotel in Blackwaterfoot. Just needed some Saint Ettienne today.

Brian said...

In 2012, I got on a good ol'-fashioned mix tape kick. I had decided using iTunes to make mixes just wasn't right. You didn't even have to listen to the songs to make one. Move it from here over to there. How do you know they sound good together? You gotta sit there and listen to it, man. Alas, this movement didn't last very long. Damn, filling a Maxell XLII 90-minute cassette is quite a time investment. By the time the kids were in bed and the house settled down I couldn't even finish one in one night. Fun for nostalgia's sake though. I highly recommend doing it every once in a while.

drew said...

Hello to you anon in Arran.

I think I may take your advice Brian but a good old fashioned compilation not a mixed dancey one