An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

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Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

Post by Elusive9T2 » Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:27 am

Seasame's treat is the worst one of the lot, although I remember desperately wanting it from a Slipmatt Fantazia tape
When I got the record & heard the whole tune I was gutted, Slipmatt plays the best bit & mixes it out quick
It used to piss me off when a good tune was ruined by a dodgy sample....like this one....

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=o52qTEtMiYo

That sinking feeling you get when you heard the full Spaceman record from the mid 90's

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XCbAEkfXSDE

Trumpton & Rhubarb & custard are still okay to play

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Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

Post by dj jedi » Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:05 am

Elusive9T2 wrote:That sinking feeling you get when you heard the full Spaceman record from the mid 90's

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XCbAEkfXSDE

Trumpton & Rhubarb & custard are still okay to play
Ha yeah the first and last 20 seconds of that track was awesome, loved the bassline.

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Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

Post by dj jedi » Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:07 am

I have a question Ron, did you do this track on the first Fantazia album?



It's credited to DJ Phantasy, and I know you did most (all?) of his stuff at the time. If so, do you happen to still have it? I got a recording of the DAT from Fantazia about 10 years ago but it's corrupt, the first minute or so of the track is damaged.

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Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

Post by rage » Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:07 am

RonWellsJS wrote:looked through my vinyl the other day... turns out that I don't have copies of the vast majority of my work. Looks like I probably threw out a few too many tunes for the dustman all those years ago.

How ironic, given how this thread was started, LOL.

TBH though, I have no desire to 'play out', so I don't need them for that purpose, but perhaps if I had taken myself seriously, I might have kept at least one 'file copy' of everything for keepsake.

Makes me sad to read that, you're not the first one to do it. We got a CD player in 1992 and my folks started buying all their favourite albums again, then a few years later I found out that when doing a loft clearout they chucked ALL their vinyl in the bin. Over 200 records that dated back to the 60s and 70s when they were growing up, original Beatles albums and everything else from the time. It still makes me shudder thinking of it, they knew I was vinyl mad why didnt they offer it to me?!

I know its not the same but if you'd like digital copies of anything we would gladly provide them. There's always discogs if you do feel the urge to rebuild!

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Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

Post by rage » Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:12 am

dj jedi wrote:I have a question Ron, did you do this track on the first Fantazia album?



It's credited to DJ Phantasy, and I know you did most (all?) of his stuff at the time. If so, do you happen to still have it? I got a recording of the DAT from Fantazia about 10 years ago but it's corrupt, the first minute or so of the track is damaged.
I'm guessing yes, Plenty of trademark sounds in there :D

Did you do the rebuild for the vinyl Ed? It was a very nice job!

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Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

Post by dj jedi » Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:34 am

rage wrote:I'm guessing yes, Plenty of trademark sounds in there :D

Did you do the rebuild for the vinyl Ed? It was a very nice job!
Yes it was a bit of a hack really, I just had to completely remove the string intro as it was corrupt in too many places, and loop the breakbeat intro. Probably better to DJ with now, but shame not to be able to use the original in its entirety.

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Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

Post by RonWellsJS » Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:42 am

dj jedi wrote:I have a question Ron, did you do this track on the first Fantazia album?



It's credited to DJ Phantasy, and I know you did most (all?) of his stuff at the time. If so, do you happen to still have it? I got a recording of the DAT from Fantazia about 10 years ago but it's corrupt, the first minute or so of the track is damaged.
Yes, I remember working with Steve on it. There are some not so great parts in that tune... we were both very much learning about music composition in those days.

LOL. You guys keep finding this obscure stuff I've long forgotten about.

According to my spreadsheet, I do have a DAT with two 4Real tracks on it.

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Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

Post by dj jedi » Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:48 am

RonWellsJS wrote:According to my spreadsheet, I do have a DAT with two 4Real tracks on it.
ooh interesting, this is the only track I know of :)

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Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

Post by Elusive9T2 » Sat Sep 05, 2015 12:03 pm

Damn I hope we see some form of releases, so much stuff that needs to get out there
I'd be happy with some digital releases to buy, at least you can cut dubplates

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Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

Post by Richruffcut » Sat Sep 05, 2015 3:59 pm

dj jedi wrote:I have a question Ron, did you do this track on the first Fantazia album?



It's credited to DJ Phantasy, and I know you did most (all?) of his stuff at the time. If so, do you happen to still have it? I got a recording of the DAT from Fantazia about 10 years ago but it's corrupt, the first minute or so of the track is damaged.
Wow yet another

Ron what is it you don't like about the tune?

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Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

Post by Richruffcut » Sat Sep 05, 2015 4:02 pm

RonWellsJS wrote:looked through my vinyl the other day...
What are your favs from the rave era if you don't mind me asking?

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Post by RonWellsJS » Sun Sep 06, 2015 7:01 am

Richruffcut wrote:

Ron what is it you don't like about the tune?
The organ part

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Post by RonWellsJS » Sun Sep 06, 2015 7:05 am

Richruffcut wrote:
RonWellsJS wrote:looked through my vinyl the other day...
What are your favs from the rave era if you don't mind me asking?
What year(s) are you referring to (rave a bit too generic)?

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Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

Post by silky » Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:38 am

Ron I can't believe you don't have copies of all your work on Vinyl? Mind you there is so much of it on Wax it must be a pleasure in this day in age to have so much of your work in a physical format.

Which leads me onto my question for today (and by the way thanks so much for answering everything all of us have thrown at you so far, it's a golden opportunity for people like myself to hear what went on behind the scenes both technically and the scene in general)

Would you consider starting a new Jungle Techno label? Or getting involved in releasing both yours and other peoples work on Vinyl in today's market? Or would you find the whole thing a bit too stressful?

Thanks

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Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

Post by dj jedi » Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:07 am

RonWellsJS wrote:The organ part
That's interesting, I really like hardcore tracks with housey organ/bassline sections.

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