What happened to Mickey Skeedale ?

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What happened to Mickey Skeedale ?

Post by oldskoolforever » Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:21 pm

Used to produce some top tunes with Dougal in the late 90s/early 00s.

Is he still producing ? I don't remember anything by him from the UK Hardcore scene which evolved from HHC.

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Re: What happened to Mickey Skeedale ?

Post by dj_gyr8 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:01 pm

Hi,

He was still producing approx 2 years ago. Perhaps he gave up producing what hardcore has turned into, as the music now is so naff

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Re: What happened to Mickey Skeedale ?

Post by GMAN1992 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:27 pm

Remember him producing some cheese with Dougal, including a seven ways remix ha ha, good old days!

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Re: What happened to Mickey Skeedale ?

Post by GMAN1992 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:40 pm

This was a goodun imo

DJ Dougal And Mickey Skeedale - Emerald: http://youtu.be/222lI3nuuzc

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Re: What happened to Mickey Skeedale ?

Post by Traffic Cone » Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:01 pm

dj_gyr8 wrote:Hi,

He was still producing approx 2 years ago. Perhaps he gave up producing what hardcore has turned into, as the music now is so naff
it's hard to imagine that being too much of a problem given that he was Dougal's engineer! certainly responsible for some of the more insipid cheese from the late 90s. IMO :) although i love the EP he did with Demo. and Emerald.

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Re: What happened to Mickey Skeedale ?

Post by oldskoolforever » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:35 pm

Traffic Cone wrote: certainly responsible for some of the more insipid cheese from the late 90s. IMO :)
They came up with some real HHC classics of that era (IMO) :

Lovetoy
On A High
Got To Go
Really Love You
Don't Go Breaking My Heart
Complete Perfection EP
Words Of Wisdom
dj_gyr8 wrote:He was still producing approx 2 years ago.
What was he producing in 2012 ?


The last production I can find on the UK Hardcore scene is from Bonkers 14 (2005) where he did "In The House"
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Re: What happened to Mickey Skeedale ?

Post by ian saunders » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:40 pm

Last tune on Discogs was 2010. Don't know what he's up to now but i'd be surprised if he wasn't still producing or doing something in the backroom of hard house or house.

I'll ask Dougal on Twitter and see what he says.

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Re: What happened to Mickey Skeedale ?

Post by GMAN1992 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:04 pm

This was the one I remebered, pure mature cheddar!

Dougal & Mickey Skeadal - Seven Ways - 1995 Essen…: http://youtu.be/SYGmh87j4Gg

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Re: What happened to Mickey Skeedale ?

Post by dj_yt » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:47 pm

Does anyone know what the remix of '7 Days' Ramos used to play in 1994 was? It wasn't the "4 to the Floor" Recordings version. Sounded like an unreleased Sunset Regime production.

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Re: What happened to Mickey Skeedale ?

Post by Traffic Cone » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:30 am

oldskoolforever wrote: Lovetoy
On A High
Got To Go
Really Love You
Don't Go Breaking My Heart
Complete Perfection EP
Words Of Wisdom
i can honestly say i don't like any of those tracks :D except On A High, but only the vastly superior Fade & Heatwave remix.

i think i prefer my cheese a little more shameless. the Dougal & Skeedale stuff just felt a bit too wet and insipid. give me offbeat stabs over a powerballad any day.

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Re: What happened to Mickey Skeedale ?

Post by oldskoolforever » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:05 am

dj_yt wrote:Does anyone know what the remix of '7 Days' Ramos used to play in 1994 was? It wasn't the "4 to the Floor" Recordings version. Sounded like an unreleased Sunset Regime production.
EDIT : didn't read your post properly, do you have a clip of it ? Would be interested to hear.

Traffic Cone wrote:i can honestly say i don't like any of those tracks :D except On A High, but only the vastly superior Fade & Heatwave remix.
I don't like that remix, but the dubplate mix of "On A High" is superb.
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Re: What happened to Mickey Skeedale ?

Post by ian saunders » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:42 am

Traffic Cone wrote:
oldskoolforever wrote: Lovetoy
On A High
Got To Go
Really Love You
Don't Go Breaking My Heart
Complete Perfection EP
Words Of Wisdom
i can honestly say i don't like any of those tracks :D except On A High, but only the vastly superior Fade & Heatwave remix.

i think i prefer my cheese a little more shameless. the Dougal & Skeedale stuff just felt a bit too wet and insipid. give me offbeat stabs over a powerballad any day.
Lovetoy & Really Love You are great tunes. I'd agree that everything after 96 was a bit Duncan Norvelle.

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Re: What happened to Mickey Skeedale ?

Post by The_Ruffneck » Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:05 am

Take me up remix was pretty good.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjMGacf-RWk

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Re: What happened to Mickey Skeedale ?

Post by dj_gyr8 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:04 am

Hi,

Very simply formula, a la Slipmatt, hence why so much success in mid 90's.

There were some gr8 remixes of some of his tracks, especially the DJ fade remix of Emerald - still one of my fave remixes from the 90's.

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Re: What happened to Mickey Skeedale ?

Post by ian saunders » Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:07 am

Just had another look, actually his involvement with hardcore ended in 2005, the stuff after was just remixes of his older tunes. He's from Northampton (like Dougal) so if anyone lives near there and is part of the "Northampton scene" (LOLOL) maybe they can ask.

Don't know why, but Micky Skeedale always seemed like such a made-up name.

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