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by retrospect
Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: Awesome Formation Tunes...
Replies: 40
Views: 9907

Re: Awesome Formation Tunes...

Huuuuuuge Tune back in 92:



and it's a piano track!!
by retrospect
Sat Nov 28, 2015 7:41 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: Any goals (musically) for next year?
Replies: 27
Views: 6826

Re: Any goals (musically) for next year?

Spend the entire 2 hours in the Jesus pose during my set as headline act at a huge event in Ibiza, having just had David Guetta as my warm up DJ. This would be after I had convinced the entire worldwide electronic dance community that we should all return to the sound and vibe of England circa 1991....
by retrospect
Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:50 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: Great tunes/remixes that SS managed to ruin with a...
Replies: 35
Views: 7608

Re: Great tunes/remixes that SS managed to ruin with a...

The truth is not many people are musically literate (myself included) so what sounds terrible to a finer ear sounds just fine to most people. I think most people can spot a bum note or things that are out of time, but you need some musical theory knowledge to spot the more subtle problems. Agreed. ...
by retrospect
Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: Seeing as the youth of today are...
Replies: 21
Views: 5833

Re: Seeing as the youth of today are...

But it is worth considering that different age ranges and scenes in the 90s would dress pretty differently... Good point, since i made the above post, i've wasted an hour or so looking for 90s inspired current fashions on the web. From what i can make out, it's more of 90's American skater look mix...
by retrospect
Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: Seeing as the youth of today are...
Replies: 21
Views: 5833

Re: Seeing as the youth of today are...

I've heard people say there's a 90's style & fashion revival, but ive not seen it yet. The only thing i've noticed is more bright colours being worn than a few years ago. Other than that the clothes that are in fashion now look nothing like what was being worn in the 90's. The shape and style of clo...
by retrospect
Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Tune ID's
Topic: When you hear the chimes ring..like this
Replies: 2
Views: 1219

Re: When you hear the chimes ring..like this

Optical Haze - The Storyteller [Out Of Romford]
by retrospect
Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..
Replies: 755
Views: 104083

Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

Ron, it' dificult to remember everything that's been asked in this thread, so sorry if i'm repeating a question: 1. Once you had signed for MCA, did things change production wise? Did they ask you to record tracks at their studios? If so, did you bring along your favourite bits of studio kit? 2. Thi...
by retrospect
Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..
Replies: 755
Views: 104083

Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

I have to confess (due to my age) that I am not overly familiar with Kraftwerk and their signature sound so from a fans point of view what album would be a good start for me to delve into the world of Kraftwerk? Thanks I'd also add their Electric Cafe album from 1986, probably one of their more acc...
by retrospect
Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:14 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..
Replies: 755
Views: 104083

Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

edit: just to clarify, i'm explicitly talking about US club music scene during 1983, 84 & 85. I think of 85 as the year that techno really started with the release of no ufos. I don't think anyone will ever be able to convince me that Kraftwerk are not the inventors of both electro and techno... Ju...
by retrospect
Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: Halloween Hardcore
Replies: 7
Views: 1452

Re: Halloween Hardcore


by retrospect
Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: Hardcore Breaks & Production
Topic: Hardware
Replies: 9
Views: 2604

Re: Hardware

Just checked the photography out, amazing work. Some of it wouldnt be too out of place on the front of a flyer in 92, but it's too good for that!
by retrospect
Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..
Replies: 755
Views: 104083

Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

I am 100% self taught... it was always a case of learning on the job, reading the manuals, reading Sound on Sound (and other music production mags) and loads of practice. After the first few tracks (only had a DJ mixer then) I used eq and effects on each channel (after getting a small but fit for p...
by retrospect
Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:38 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..
Replies: 755
Views: 104083

Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

Another question for Jack Smooth.. BITD did you know many tricks of the studio pros when it came to getting the mix right in your productions? i.e. eq'ing each individual track, cleaning & eq'ing breaks, adding compression etc. or were things a bit more rudimentary - was it a case of just adjusting ...
by retrospect
Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:23 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: What anthems weren't that big bitd?
Replies: 24
Views: 4204

Re: What anthems weren't that big bitd?

RonWellsJS wrote: The intention was to have side a for radio and side b for clubs, in an attempt to address the needs of both markets.
Well, it worked then!
by retrospect
Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: What anthems weren't that big bitd?
Replies: 24
Views: 4204

Re: What anthems weren't that big bitd?

Yeah i've always liked it too, just didnt usually associate those dj's with that kind of tune

On reflection groove was hard to second guess, his sets were full of all styles of hardcore during 90, 91 & 92