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Friday, 25 April 2008

Liberty Bell

Bit of a flurry of activity going on this week, considering that I didn't have time to get anything done last week. It's an early treat this week, mainly as I'm out partying on Friday, tomorrow night, as opposed to my normal routine of a few beers on the way home from work, followed by a couple of hours of mashing beofre relaxing with a bottle of vino and Star Trek:TNG (yep, geeky!).

Here's one that I'm quite chuffed with if only because it came about exactly as planned. As I came across the Liberty X vocal a week or so ago, I was struck by the idea of doing a mash based on the pun of the name of that icon of America, the Liberty Bell.

Two tracks into looking for something that involved bells (my first choice was Slo Moshun's classic, "The Bells of NY") and I had my candidate - the sublime and legendary Orbital classic "Chime".

And the best part was, the vocal virtually fitted the length of the 7" mix of Orbital straight away! A little bit of tempo changing, a few irksome vocal cuts here and there to try and get it in time, and the track was made.

A straight-forward A+B mash, with possibly my most favourite title I've ever given to one of my works :D

Liberty Bell

Orbital vs. Liberty X
Chime vs. Just A Little

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In other news, keep an eye out for the much anticipated show #100 over at Scott's excellent as ever Ramdom Thoughts podcast

This one's an extra special show for obvious reasons, as every track featured is an exclusive. I've had the skinny from Scott and it sounds like it's going to be a top show, and yep, I have a track in there meself too, as well as an extra special little gift to Scott himself, in the form of a "virtual musical birthday card". The only time you may ever hear DJ Shadow, Altered Images and Marilyn Monroe in one place. Expect the exclusive track up online here in the near's a summertime doozy!

Also, I've had the pleasure of getting in to the top ten of one of me fave blogs on t'interweb, the resplendent Butch Rosser's Island of Misfit Songs blog. It is a cracking site with some great interviews, listings, a great Muxtape and the odd idea giveaway here and there. Anyway, cheers Butch, the cheque's in the post mate. Check it out over at

But another thanks has to go to Butch for giving me a great great idea that I can hopefully finish off this weekend and get up online here next week-ish. I can't stop whistling it in the shower! Cheers again dude!

Anyhow, I got Monday Night RAW on me TV at the mo. So I'm offski to throw a few powerbombs in the flat. Until next time, adeiu...

Saturday, 12 April 2008

Bullying Kills...

Another week flies by... another new tune...

As mentioned on my Colatron Facebook Fan Page, I get inspiration from the strangest places. I was literally taking the trash out the other night when this one popped up in my head. I've been trying to do a few more guitar based tracks, and I had a couple of top indie band Killers acapellas so I was set on doing something with them. However, I also had acquired an instrumental of top electro-punks the Audio Bullys "We Don't Care" which was one of my fave tracks a few years back, with it's thumping kick drum. So much for the guitars...

This one took 2 nights and one afternoon to put together; it would have been a lot quicker if only for the fact I was subconciously recreating the great Loo & Placido's "Fat Utah Bullys" track from my favourite mash CD, [S]mashingmachine -101% Bootleg. Yep, I basically put the whole track together starting with the Audio Bullys and Fatboy Slim's "Star 69" - I thought I was on to a winner until I realised the track already exists and Colatron always tries to originate. However, I left the Fat Boy Slim vocal in as a snippet as my little tribute to the mash-meisters. A dash of Benny Benassi helps fill out the middle part.

So I didn't get my guitar track, but then there's always next week to make one... instead, sit back and turn up the bass, and enjoy what happens when the Killers pull on their electro-boots...

Bullying Kills

Audio Bullys vs. The Killers vs. Fat Boy Slim vs. Benny Benassi
We Don't Care vs. Somebody Told Me vs. Star 69 vs. Satisfaction

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Saturday, 5 April 2008


I'm feeling particularly lazy this week, so no new tune as such, although this is a recent bass shaker I came up with for the EVP mix. Besides, after last week's dedication, I had to get this one in if only to dedicate it to number one Sean Paul fan Big Sam Henstock.

As mentioned elsewhere in these pages, I was a huge Perfecto fan in the mid-90s and one of my fave tunes that Oakenfold would spin was the classic goa trance track "Floor-essence" (had the pleasure live at Tribal Gathering '97 - what a mad night THAT was...). This was when trance was trance, none of this Cascada nonsense (although she is the future Mrs. Colatron) or that kind of pop trance silliness that permeates the top 20 nowadays. No, this track had balls, and although not as hard as some trance I've come across recently (Full Moon party in Koh Samui - my brain still hurts) at the time back in '96, it sounded like the end of the world.

And then there is Sean Paul - the man winds me up like you wouldn't believe, and yet I still find him strangely catchy and listenable. He ain't no Supercat, but then not many people are.

The mighty Divide and Kreate did an amazing mash with Sean Paul and Yaz called "Temperaturized" and I wanted to have at go at doing something similar. Whilst I'm not as good as he at keeping things in key, I like to think this is strong enough to get a dance floor going, and if not, I'm packing my bags to head over to Goa to bang it out anyway.

Oh, and to give you the new exclusive is done and dusted and hopefully queued up for play on Scott Johnson's show #100 in a couple of weeks over at I'm super-chuffed with it, and I think it may be my second fave tune I've made this year ("Edwards' Theme" still does it for me) so keep 'em peeled. Should be on line in a couple of weeks.


Man With No Name vs. Sean Paul
Floor-Essence (Dayglo Mix) vs. Temperature

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