October 12, 2017No Comments

Bedroom DJ 09 – Staring out the window

My musical tastes changed over the years. These days I love to create mixes that create space. While the tunes are anything but dance floor friendly, they suit me more during my downtime, and they create a rhythm to think, and hopefully create. This mix is one such expression.

And I'm really happy with the mixing on this one. I think I'm starting to get better at this...

September 21, 2017No Comments

Bedroom DJ 08 – My girl

My life exists during two monumental periods - before my wife came into my life, and after. In fact, we joke that the time before my beautiful wife came into my life we refer to as BK (before Kellie). But after my girl came along, my clubbing fun took on a totally new dimension. This mix I devote to my wife and the fun we had out in the clubs for a solid ten years, before we grew a little too old to party that hard.

This one is for you.

August 17, 2017No Comments

Bedroom DJ – Euro 90s Dance (3 mix set)

This 3 x mix set all started from a drunken night, when my wife and I got home. We started playing a couple of harmless 90's dance tracks, but this soon escalated into a 4-hour request battle, matching each other's teenage favourites, while bouncing around the living room to the all hours of the morning.

The end result is a range of mixes inspired by 90's Euro Dance - starting with pop, and ending with rave. So get your yellow tinted wraps out, don your candy, and put on your white sneakers, it's time to hit the strobing dance floor!

July 10, 2017No Comments

Bedroom DJ 04 – New(ish) Tracks

Up to this moment I've been been grabbing a selection of tunes that are around, or just tracks that I've enjoyed other DJs mix at various times. This time I decided to select some of my favourite new tracks and remixes over the last 12 months or so.

A few folks have asked, 'What's the deal with the vocal sample in your intro?'. Well that comes from one of my all-time favourite movies 'Human Traffic', as does the cover art (see below). If you haven't seen it and you love clubbing, you have to watch it. If ever I feel a bit lonely I chuck it on and it's like a warm blanket, do yourself a favour.

Anyways, enjoy the mix!

June 29, 2017No Comments

Bedroom DJ 03 – Introspective

I wasn't feeling the best this week, so I decided to lock myself in my room, and put together an eclectic group of songs to spend a moment to myself. If you're feeling a little down, hope this picks your spirits up.

June 11, 2017No Comments

Bedroom DJ 02 – All About The House

I'm back!

Well that last experience sure was nerve-racking. I really hate the sound of own voice, some weird Australian bogan mix of Howard Stern and Peewee Herman... ergh! But if first you don't succeed..

I had to devote the next mix to my favourite of all electronic music genres, house music. So again this an exercise in experimenting in mixing. I'm using an app by Algoriddim called djay 2 for the iPad. Yes, this whole mix is done with an iPad Pro. I have no way to pre cue any of the tracks, so the beat matching is out there for all to hear. I try to mask the really bad screw ups with some voiceover. Enjoy!

May 7, 2017No Comments

Bedroom DJ 01 – Practice makes perfect

Hello world!

From the moment I identified myself as an 'Ampersand', I wanted to reduce my fear of trying new things. Having been a lover of all things electronic music for many years, I have always been a fan of the dance floor, and a well crafted set of tunes. Friends would always suggest that I should give it a go, but was always too scared.

So here's my first official attempt at recording a set of tunes. I'd love to hear your comments.

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