An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

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Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

Post by lien » Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:41 pm

I still get an erection over TBN remix you did.......

dead kittens also give me a lob on.... but thats another story ;)

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Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

Post by RonWellsJS » Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:33 pm

Ha ha... just enjoyed listening to that TBN mix, brought back a few memories.

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Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

Post by dj ml » Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:59 pm

RonWellsJS wrote:Ha ha... just enjoyed listening to that TBN mix, brought back a few memories.
Got to say RESPECT to Mr Wells, great to see you on here.
So many classic tunes by yourself and your stable....

I absolutely love the TBN remix \:D/ \:D/

Can you give us an insight into the tune...
can you remember much about the session
the synth riff at 0.52 what synth is that from.
OMG the pad at 2.34,love that! what synth is that from?

Were you/are you a fan of the Amen break, i cant recall too many tunes where u used it?

and the infamous eternity cd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
must have played that at least 1000 times!!!!!
what was the story with that?

seriously have u considered writing a book on your musical life and the basement/record basement/vinyl distribution days, it would be a fascinating read! 8)

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Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

Post by eazyflow » Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:49 am

For me Basement was a label which was straight up buy-on-sight business. I can't think of one release which isn't an absolute belter; Such a unique sound.

Great to see you on the board Mr Smooth. There are lots of people here including myself, who you have made very happy through your Basement/Sound Entity output, so I just wanna say thanks very much ;)

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Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

Post by phil » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:36 am

all i can say is get back in the studio and make some more hardcore.
welcome to the forum
respect

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Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

Post by RonWellsJS » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:07 am

dj ml wrote:
RonWellsJS wrote:Ha ha... just enjoyed listening to that TBN mix, brought back a few memories.
Got to say RESPECT to Mr Wells, great to see you on here.
So many classic tunes by yourself and your stable....

I absolutely love the TBN remix \:D/ \:D/

Can you give us an insight into the tune...
can you remember much about the session
the synth riff at 0.52 what synth is that from.
OMG the pad at 2.34,love that! what synth is that from?

Were you/are you a fan of the Amen break, i cant recall too many tunes where u used it?

and the infamous eternity cd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
must have played that at least 1000 times!!!!!
what was the story with that?

seriously have u considered writing a book on your musical life and the basement/record basement/vinyl distribution days, it would be a fascinating read! 8)

Can't remeber the synth riff, it's a long time ago. I've already listed my 'Basement kit list' earlier in this thread - (the Roland JX8-P is Jungle Techno's best kept secret). Pads were definatley a Korg Wavestation A/D, I can tell that just by listening. Only like to use Amen slow it sounds better that way... and how can you stand out using the same drums as another 100 or so tracks out at the same time??? Why did this happen? That's when I got out!

Funnily enough I listened to the Eternity mix last week and smiled to myself in the knowledge that not many could have put together such a diverse set, covering all active dance scenes at the time only with music they composed themselves - it was certainly an acheivment and I can't tell you how happy they were with it - they were great guys, no ego at all, just the way I like people to be.

Other than you guys, no ones that interested in my life. I'm wrongfully billed as an unsung hero but the truth is I never wanted any publicity or fame. This is why I never allowed photos - so I could remain anonymous and I managed it pretty well. Mix Mag are the only people who managed to persuade me to send a photo and beleive me they had to do a lot of asking - they contacted me and asked for an interview and then moved in to "no photo, no article" mode? I said "Fine no article", they quickly stepped of their high chair and used charm instead.

I will be in the studio again this year, got an amazing new setup, way, way beter than before! All in good time.

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Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

Post by pineappletribe » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:12 am

What is the 'eternity mix' u are referring to?

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Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

Post by Thumpson » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:37 am

dj ml wrote:
RonWellsJS wrote: the synth riff at 0.52 what synth is that from.
Sounds like a sample off the main riff in Prodigy - Android.

Good to see Mr Smooth on the forums, total respect! :)

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Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

Post by RonWellsJS » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:38 am

You need to be into all genres of dance music to appreciate it, which is why some people don't like it - fair enough - single minded twats... only joking!

I thinks it's here: http://www.dnb-sets.de/?set=129452

Great now you guys have got me handing out links to pirate downloads of my work!

:-)

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Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

Post by RonWellsJS » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:43 am

Thumpson wrote:
dj ml wrote:
RonWellsJS wrote: the synth riff at 0.52 what synth is that from.
Sounds like a sample off the main riff in Prodigy - Android.

Good to see Mr Smooth on the forums, total respect! :)
I wouldn't rule that out, it wasn't uncommon for me to lift a single note and create new riffs.

Bringing in the records to lift; sounds, vocals and beats (for chopping) was about as much that most of the celebrated 'artists' actually did - that's all I'll say on the matter, don't probe I won't reveal who.

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Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

Post by Thumpson » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:54 am

RonWellsJS wrote: don't probe I won't reveal who.

R
Every single hardcore producer, that's who :) Using samples itself doesn't make anyone any less of an artist if you ask me though ;)

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Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

Post by RonWellsJS » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:58 am

Thumpson wrote:
RonWellsJS wrote: don't probe I won't reveal who.

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Every single hardcore producer, that's who :) Using samples itself doesn't make anyone any less of an artist if you ask me though ;)
Ahh, but that's not what I was saying, read again.

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Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

Post by Thumpson » Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:20 pm

Ahh.. should have known better :oops: You meant the actual producer of the record not getting the deserved credit.

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Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

Post by RonWellsJS » Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:39 pm

Thumpson wrote:Ahh.. should have known better :oops: You meant the actual producer of the record not getting the deserved credit.
Well... more that some celebrated 'artists' sit in the studio and do very little.

Didn't want the credit, credit doesn't pay bills, money does.

:-)

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Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

Post by pineappletribe » Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:10 pm

RonWellsJS wrote:You need to be into all genres of dance music to appreciate it, which is why some people don't like it - fair enough - single minded twats... only joking!

I thinks it's here: http://www.dnb-sets.de/?set=129452

Great now you guys have got me handing out links to pirate downloads of my work!

:-)

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Ha - nice one... shall have a listen from my narrow viewpoint... ;)

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