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Saturday, 5 September 2015

MOARRR Mixtape Mondays Set


So a couple of weeks back, I had the honour of being asked by my friends at MOARRR if I would contribute a mixtape for their amazing exclusive mix sets series which features global DJs and producers doing their thing.

Bearing in mind, every time I've made a set, it's taken me anywhere from 3 - 6 months to build from scratch (I'm slowing down in my old age) but I had just a 3 week deadline to do this, I was rather worried about what the heck I was going to build, but fortunately I took the wise decision to do something I've never done before and make a straight-forward DJ set. With a couple of quick and easy mash-ups thrown in. And with a liberal sprinkling of CLT-style madness (check the ending - you didn't think it was going to be THAT straight-foward did you?).

So here it is, me reclaiming the (annoying) dj part of my @djcolatron handle on Twitter. Pull on your dancing shoes and get your groove on to a range of tracks that run from old house faves, dub bangers, Colatron-inspiring old skool rave and future tech, soaring emotional acapellas, current fave sing-a-long pounders, remixes that have stopped me in my tracks, bizarre glitchcore horror and my beloved Willy Wonka.



Tracklistings:

J├╝rgen Paape - So Weit Wie Noch Nie
Alan Braxe & Fred Falke - Penthouse Serenade
Ralphi Rosario - You Used To Hold Me [acapella]
Robyn - Call Your Girlfriend [Kaskade Dub]
Thomas Bangalter - Turbo
Kylie Minogue - In My Arms [Sebastien Leger Dub]
Altern-8 - Infiltrate 202 [remix]
Burial - Archangel [Phaseone Remix]
Volor Flex - Unfeeling
Dead Can Dance - Song of Sophia
Colatron - Interlude
Jamie xx - Loud Places (ft. Romy) [Eekkoo Edit]
Deee-Lite - Groove Is In The Heart [The Reflex Bootsy + Q-Tip Re√ision]
Les Rythmes Digitales - From: Disco To: Disco
Deee-Lite - Groove Is In The Heart [acapella]
Endorphin - Moonlight
Four Tet - No More Mosquitoes
Venetian Snares - Walmer Side
Anthony Newley & Leslie Bricusse - Pure Imagination (ft. Gene Wilder)


Also, read my interview to accompany the mix here:

http://moarrr.com/post/127509704271

Next: summer residency in Ibiza :) 

Monday, 31 August 2015

IMPORTANT NOTICE - Colatron's now on Hearthis.at - SoundCloud is DEAD!



Ladies and Gents, I have an important announcement. As some of you may or may not be aware, the Good Ship SoundCloud is about to take a right in to a massive copyright iceberg and she's going down anytime soon. Many of my friends and peers have already been taken down, and now it transpires even I'm not untouchable ;)

I've received my 3rd strike recently and as such, anyone seeking me out on SoundCloud will be faced with a "User not found" screen.

The good news is though, all is not lost - I've a mirror page over at



These boys seem to have their heads screwed on and openly embrace mashup culture, for now at least. The double good news is that many of the tracks that SoundCloud had taken down over the years can still be found here, so aside from my harddrive and the die hard fans out there, this is where you'll find the most complete collection of Colatron tracks on the web.

Be sure to point your browsers to

https://hearthis.at/Colatron/

And don't forget to hit BOOKMARK. I may not churn out tracks to the levels I used to, but I've still one or two tricks up my sleeve ;)

To anyone who ever clicked play on my SoundCloud and to those that downloaded for their music player of choice, I thank you sincerely, you took what was a hobby for me and made it something important and for that I thank you eternally.

Please share with your social media Cola-fans, spread the word, CLT lives!

Thank you for your continued support.
Andy


Une Bonne Erreur (the video)

Another day, another simply fantastic video kindly made for me by the ever brilliant TravAlma, this time him providing gorgeous visuals as the backdrop to one of my personal fave things that I ever did make - the womwomwom folktronica of Une Bonne Erreur.

Be sure to check it out below (and marvel at a host of folk I would quite happily marry tomorrow) and give Travis some love - he really is knocking these clips out of the park.

Une Bonne Erreur

Moderat - A New Error
Bon Iver - Wash



Green Monday / Three Wishes

Ooopsie, looks like I totally forgot to post these a few months back!

Couple of tracks I whipped up for my Crumplstock mix now available as single track downloads; veering across the musical spectrum from emotional iconic synthwave to outright sing-along joy and bass as if Freelance Hellraiser never happened...

Green Monday



Spacelime - Wake Up In New York
New Order - Blue Monday




Three Wishes



Seba - Painted Sky (DFRNT remix)
Christina Aguilera - Genie In A Bottle
Commix - Everything
0=0 - More Than Anything




NEXT: I take my pills for my old age and hope to remember to post other stuff I've probably missed along the way...

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Bohemian Rhapsodies


Mashing the unmashable since 2008

Bohemian Rhapsodies

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
Rick Hirsch - Bohemian Rhapsody

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Crumplstock 2015


So Cola-fans, considering after Sleight Return all those years ago, I said I'd never make another full length mix again (the last one damn near broke me) - I've done gone made another full length mix again. When my boys and girls of the Crumpl Crew put together a HUGE line up of an online Internet DJ Festival, along with the heads from the Vinyl Injury Unit with their own brand of hip hop madness, I knew I wanted to be a part of it.

However, as you may or may not have seen, my 'style' isn't exactly in line with the Crumplbanger sound! So hopefully I've put the emphasis on Banger, with just a touch of Crumpl here and there (cheese FTW!).

Featuring everything from downtempo to ambient, via retrowave, 80s cheese, breakbeat, electronica, chillstep, drum and bass, liquid and trip hop, just 'cause... 18 new Colatron tracks (well, 17 and one re-edit of an old fave)...

If you build it, they will come - Crumplstock 2015




Tracklistings:

(1)
Thanvannispen - Breath Comp Piece 2 (freesound sample)
Thanvannispen - Windy Breath Long (freesound sample)
Poison - Every Rose Has It's Thorn (sample)
Glastonbury the Movie - An Ode to Early Morning (dialogue)
Library Tapes - Distans
Burial - Dog Shelter
Glastonbury the Movie - It's a Spiritual Centre (dialogue)
Glastonbury the Movie - Bring it on, Glastonbury (dialogue)
The voice of Vrillon (sample)
Personal voicemail (sample)
Benedict Cumberbatch - Flat of Angles part 3 (sample)
Message to Love - We've Only just started (sample)

(2)
George Barnett - Get Lucky
Makeup and Vanity Set - The Last City

(3)
Trentemoller - Evil Dub
Cathy Dennis - Touch Me

(4)
Mimi Page - Black Valentine
London Grammar - Hey Now

(5)
Rain Sword - Heart of Light
Sarah Bareilles - Love Song
Trevor Something - What Is Real (sample)

(6)
London Grammar - Hey Now
Emily Underhill - Lost In Me (Splinter's eMotion Picture Remix)
Colatron- Snowdust (sample)
Trevor Something - Come Back Down (sample)
Trevor Something - Mechanical Love (sample)
Additional risers (sound fx)

(7)
Spacelime - Wake Up In New York
New Order - Blue Monday

(8)
Flume - Left Alone (ft. Chet Faker) (Ta-Ku Remix)
Pepper Sound Studios Presentation - Part Two: Sample Ads and Sales Pitch (sample)
Elton John - Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me
Benedict Cumberbatch - Flat of Angles part 4 (sample)

(9)
Konvulz - Softer
Skream - Organic
Celine Dione - Loved Me Back To Life
Escape from New York (sample)

(10)
Colatron - Time and Time Again (re-edit)

(11)
Sagetyrtle - Cassette (freesound sample)
Harris85 - Cough (freesound sample)
Dobroide - Ciagrett-Zippo (freesound sample)

(12)
BL Mellinger Jr - Here Is My Personal Message Side Two (sample)
Grifta - The Way
Scholastic - Who's Afraid (sample)
Shipping Forecast (sample)
Rihanna - Umbrella
Michael Fish - Hurricane Forecast 15th October 1987 (sample)

(13)
Excision and Downlink - Blue Steel
KRS One - Hip Hop vs. Rap

(14)
Future Prophecies - Miniamba
Vindahl - Head Over Heels (ft. Coco)

(15)
Pink Floyd - Interview, Part 1 (from Live at Pompei) (sample)
Seba - Painted Sky (DFRNT remix)
Christina Aguilera - Genie In A Bottle
Commix - Everything

(16)
0=0 - More Than Anything
Seba - Painted Sky (DFRNT remix)
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On

(17)
Utah Jazz - Burnt Out
Gary Jules - Mad World
EP Thomson - An Alternative Nation (dialogue)

(18)
Burial - In McDonalds
Austin Wintory - First Confluence
Message to Love - A Magnificent Audience (sample)
Benedict Cumberbatch - Flat of Angles part 2 (sample)
Glastonbury the Movie - It Hasn't Moved for Three Days (dialogue)
Pete Quinto - Mister Democrat (sample)
Burial - Fostercare
The voice of Vrillon (sample)
Library Tapes - Fragment V
Glastonbury the Movie - A Message from the Green Police (dialogue)
Jon Hopkins - Abandon Window
Message to Love - 50 Friends (sample)
Message to Love - Maybe We Can Understand Each Other In The Morning (sample)
Message to Love - Happy of the music's right (sample)
Message to Love - The Duchess (sample)
The Bravery - Fearless (live) (sample)
Benedict Cumberbatch - Flat of Angles part 4 (sample)


Wear flowers in your hair and let's get naked.

See you soon,
Andy!

Friday, 27 March 2015

I Reckon I'm Crazy / Dressed To Fight / Time and Time Again : the Videos

Hey Cola-fans!

I'm still beavering away on that new full length mix I may or may not have mentioned for Crumplstock (think flowers in the hair and running around naked as the day you were born, but with beats).

In the meantime, here's a couple more excellent videos made for some classic CLT tracks by the ever-brilliant TravAlma to tide you over until I get to the new stuffs.

I Reckon I'm Crazy

Radiohead - Reckoner
Seal - Crazy



Dressed to Fight

Boy Crisis - Dressed to Digress (Nero remix)
Elton John - Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)
Dialogue from Fight Club (1999)


Colatron - Dressed To Fight from TravAlma on Vimeo.

Time & Time Again

Chase & Status - Time
Hans Zimmer - Time
Hans Zimmer - Time (Mindfucker Chillstep remix)


Colatron - Time And Time Again by littlecuttingroom

Sending BIG thanks to Travis - he's done me proud with these beauties!

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

A Misspent Youth: The Video

Hey Cola-fans!

I'm currently beavering away here in the Mash Cave, seeking out new inspirations in some vain attempt to come up with something new. As someone who prides himself on hitting deadlines, this may be quite the struggle...

In the meantime, here's something marvellous that a Cola-fan made for one of my contributions to the fantastic London Grammash album from a few months back (what do you mean you don't have your copy yet!!)

Show TravAlma some love people - judging by his other videos he's made, he has awesome taste in mashup producers!

A Misspent Youth

Lazerhawk - Interstellar
London Grammar - Wasting My Young Years



Will be back soon, maybe!

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Whole Lotta Bass - the Video


You may remember a little number I threw together for last year's Mash of the Titans vol.3.

Well, my mate Panos T has gone and made a rather bloody ace video for it...

Whole Lotta Bass

The Funk Hunters (ft. SkiiTour) - Whole Lotta Drop
Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love







Unstable


So the retirement continues with another new track...

I recently discovered and fell in love with the hard-hitting wonky trip-hop goodness of the Australian Ableton maestro Flume so imagine my joy when I stumbled across some source stems for him. Whilst I love the whole debut album, standout track for me was undoubtably "Insane" so to have the stems for that track, there was only one vocal I could whip over the top... #PlayingTheObviousCard

Apologies in advance; you all know my unspoken rule of using studio quality pellas at all times unless absolutely unfeasible (i.e. because they don't exist!) - well, this is one of those occasions where I broke my own rule. So it's a wee bit rough around the edges but hopefully if you crank it up enough, no one will notice.

Unstable

Flume - Insane
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy



Next - you won't see me for a couple of months. Got me a mix-challenge that's going to involve some major getting my 'arris in to gear.

Friday, 27 February 2015

A Misspent Youth / Together We Will Wait Forever

Hey Cola-maniacs, it's time for a rare double track post!

Here are the two new things I rustled up for last week's fab London Grammash double album release, now available on Soundcloud for your listening pleasure and downloading.

A Misspent Youth


I've been listening to a bunch of synthwave and Outrun retro tracks recently, and if I ever get around to it, I may actually try and do some more - I love this music genre. So this came to me when looking to round out the album, as a euphemism for my wasted childhood in the 80s, imagining that I was some kind of computer geek hero who would get the girl by the end of the movie. Little did I know how life would play out. And W.O.P.R. is my homeboy.

London Grammar - Wasting My Young Years
Lazerhawk - Interstellar
Movie dialogue from "War Games" (1983)



Together We Will Wait Forever


Taking it back to one of the earliest instrumentals I used when fun-loving party tune maker Colatron became the heartbroken, doom-laden CLT you all know and love. Picture the lovely Hannah Reid if you will, in a smoke filled bar, propping up the grand piano as she sings for a love that will never go anywhere. Old-skool Colatron before he got his smile back. Ish.

London Grammar - If You Wait
Clint Mansell - Together We Will Live Forever



Don't forget you can grab the entire double album also featuring my good buddies LeeDM101 and Fissunix over at

http://londongrammash.com/

I may be retired, but keep 'em peeled. There may be more to follow

Much love,
Andy

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

London Grammash



Yes - I know I said I'd retired but that didn't actually mean that I had retired... not when I have the opportunity to put together something like THIS!

Collaborating with two of my heroes, the magnificent king of deep and thoughtful mash LeeDM101 and my beloved Partner in Mash, one half of Fissutron, the legendary Fissunix, here is our little tribute to one of my favourite bands out there right now - the gorgeously talented and sublime London Grammar

Two seperate albums in one downloadable ZIP, there's a little something for everyone with a splash of rock, pop, hip hop, reggae, downtempo, synthwave, acoustic, orchestral, chillstep, film score and much much more.

Featuring: Hyrbid, Karmin, Bob Marley, Clint Mansell, Radio Citizen, Lazerhawk, Broken Bells, Local Natives, Akhenaton, Moby, Sasha, Bon Iver, Peter Gabriel, IAMX, Lee Fields, Madonna, William Orbit, Craig Armstrong, The Cinematic Orchestra, Artic Monkeys, Jon Hopkins and a ton of other goodies too.

Preview and grab the lot here:

http://londongrammash.com/

Two new CLT tracks for you to enjoy, and who knows... I may one day make some more.

Best enjoyed in the twilight.

Love
CLT.