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Friday, 22 February 2008

The Way I Bomb Your Body

... or "how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb".

Another quick update, with a classic house vibe this time...

This last month's been manic but hopefully there is more of this to follow...

The Way I Bomb Your Body

Timbaland feat. Keri Hilson vs. The Bucketheads vs. Tom Novy
The Way I Are vs. The Bomb vs. Your Body

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Tuesday, 19 February 2008

U Still F.E.A.R. My Name

Not too much to say at the mo, as still beavering away on the new mix, but in the meantime, here's a little remix of my previous [s]mash hit U F.E.A.R. My Name.

A lot more Ian Brown and a lot less UNKLE, 50% of this made with my own DIY instrumental and acapella. I've tightened up on the timing too, and had a play with some stereo effects.

Look out this weekend too, as a whole new track coming your way. And I love it. She bangs...

U Still F.E.A.R. My Name

Alicia Keys vs. Ian Brown vs. Dann
U Don't Know My Name vs. F.E.A.R. vs. F.E.A.R.

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Thursday, 14 February 2008

Happy Valentines... all the lady Cola-freaks. If I'd had more foresight, I would have made a romantic mash, but I ran out of time. Check out me "Good Girl Turned Sexual" elsewhere on these pages instead and let the good times roll :D

See ya soon


Saturday, 9 February 2008

Work It The Fuck Out/Red Hot Work Out

Not too much to say this week; I'm so busy working on exclusive tracks for the new full length mix, I haven't really had time to finish off any of my current projects (last count was 7 different tracks), and hence I'm banging out a couple of oldies to keep the Cola-Freaks happy for a week or two.

This is a double Beyonce portion, both tracks featured as the extended intro on the Part IV mix. It's the sound of the awesome pop-tastic diva Beyonce (yep, another Beyonce mash!) versus the gritty council estate inspired lyrical spittings of the simply incredible Skinnyman (you MUST search out a copy of "Council Estates of Mind" - UK hip hop doesn't get any better nor more thoght provoking).

It's also the sound of Beyonce versus one of the best hip-hop acts I've ever seen live. The mighty Jurassic 5. Short and sweet but may sit well in someone's MP3 mix set.

Right, I'm off to scare myself with some of these new dark sounds I'm coming up with (the intro to the new mix terrifies me!). Have a great weekend everyone. But before I do go, big shout out to Valerian11 over at the fab Gary Numan forum ( for directing the good folk over there to here. Much appreciated. And cheers to DJ Squid and the Bootleggers Dozen in Portland on the 24/7 KNRK station for banging out "My Cheated Heart Goes Bang" in the show a week or two back. I got played! Check 'em out at

"At this time brothers and sisters, it is indeed my pleasure, to introduce to you a brother who's been around for a long, long, long time...."

Work It the Fuck Out

Skinnyman vs. Beyonce
Fuck Da Hook vs. Work It Out

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Red Hot Work Out

Jurassic 5 (feat. the Dap-Kings) vs. Beyonce
Red Hot vs. Work It Out

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Friday, 1 February 2008

Edwards' Theme

A funny old week in the world of Colatron online. Always one for searching for myself or other Colatrons around the world via Google, I came across a couple of interesting posts.

First up was over at a site I hadn't heard of before but I love the concept. Mixphoria. Basically, a battle of the tracks, 2 mash-ups go head to head and the winner decided by visitor vote. My Inna Raya Furtada track was chosen to go up ahead the awesome DJ Earworm. Of course, I lost but it's the taking part that counts. Many thanks to the guys at Mixphoria for including me. Give them support and take in some great tracks over at

Next up was Culture Bully's top 15 mash-ups of 2007. Again, I didn't make the grade but a very kind soul named Hattie queried why me good mate Bobby Martini, and myself hadn't made the cut. Yay! I have a fan! Unfortunately, Culture Bully doesn't appear to know who I am, but hey, I'm working on getting my name out there so who knows, maybe this year I can win someone over and make the top lists at the end of '08. And Hattie, thanks for the support - by all means, leave me a comment or send me a message. Nice to hear from my fan(s?).

Right - here's the next track of '08, and my first exclusive of the year for Scott over at Ramdomthoughts.

I've basically been having a go at mashing the legendary Miami Vice theme since I got a PC early last year. For such a deceptively simple track, its amazing how hard it is to get anything to go with it. Many projects have fallen by the wayside. Then recently, I came across an awesome torrent, kindly posted by the amazing DJ M.i.F. featuring 80 or so motown acapellas. I've been fiddling with them for the last month or so, and amazingly, one of my favourite 80s tracks, "Don't Look Any Further" actually seemed to fit perfectly. Or so I thought.

I generally, when making a track, can tell from the first 4 or 8 bars if it's worth pursuing. This one seemed to be a winner, Dennis' vocals instantly catching my ear against Jan Hammer's synth. I was excited. However, the timing on the vocal seemed a little out, and sparse. It took me a good couple of nights to snip the vocal parts, map the various tempos, and then flesh it out by re-arranging various backing vocals. The track was finished and I loved the moody, soundtrack-vibe kick up the eighties feel I'd achieved. But one thing bugged me. Was it in key?

Dennis seems to hit the spot consistently, but Seidah seems to go all over the place hitting those powerful high notes. Multiple playbacks didn't help as sometimes it seemed to fit, but other times was distracting. I sought advice from Bobby M, who amazingly, had actually had an attempt at the same track approx. 6 months before (great minds and all that - lol) and having made pretty much the same track gave up on it trying to get Seidah consistently in tune. Me? I have no such morals and will do anything to get a post online! Hehe.

I did do a little pitch correction in Audition which helped slightly take the sharpness off it, but I'm still not 100% behind her - maybe 98% at best. As with Bobby, I don't thnk its possible to get her completely on key. But I don't care. The idea is too potent to not use, and I love the track anyway - for me the clashing gives it a bit of tension, adding to the moody hot summer night vibe of the track. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.

Hattie - this one's for you.

Edwards' Theme

Jan Hammer vs. Dennis Edwards & Seidah Garret
Crockett's Theme vs. Don't Look Any Further

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