This is a remix of a lovely tune entitled “Spacetalk” by the duo My Parasol, (one half of which is Spazzkid). I slowed it down to 100 BPM, and added a whole bunch of dirty, gritty drum loops, distortion, and a few softsynths for bass, electric piano and organ pad.
Here’s an old file from the vaults. This remix was done back in 1999/2000 when I was first learning the Acid Pro software and cutting my teeth on the sound editing software Sound Forge. I downloaded a zip file of tracks from the artist Moon In The Man, and remixed his tune to sound like a sweeping but aggressive battle soundtrack. I seem to have used a lot of stutter edits and effects processing on some parts. The end result was something I was very happy with.
Manila-based musician Cocolulu (AKA Spazzkid)(aka Mark Redito) is releasing an E.P. on my QED RECORDS, and one of his compositions “Panda Extravaganza” caught my ear so to speak. I felt like doing a remix, but he lost his assembly files and only has the final MP3 of the song. So, I built up his track from scratch using Reason, and played with the sounds a bit, and then sent the file to him. Cocolulu added on to it some more and moved sections around. I got the file back and added a few more touches.
I borrowed a live concert DVD of one of my favorite ’80s pop-rock groups Talking Heads. The DVD titled Stop Making Sense inspired me to come up with a cover version of their 1985 hit song, “Burning Down The House,” except with software and big beautiful electropop beats.
Presenting the Hymn of De La Salle -College of Saint Benilde, given an electropop/hiphop spin by yours truly (with a touch of neo-classical in the bridge). Of course you realize all these genre labels sound cool, but that I’m really just making those terms up, right? Hahahahaha!!!!