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by Ornette
Sat Oct 24, 2015 6:15 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: FBD Project The core remixes.. vote now
Replies: 10
Views: 2088

Re: FBD Project The core remixes.. vote now

I quite like #4

#11 is good as well, but it really needs a re master or something! Sounds as flat as anything
by Ornette
Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: What do people look for in oldskool mixes these days?
Replies: 90
Views: 10118

Re: What do people look for in oldskool mixes these days?

This is an interesting post. I've wondered about the mastering on old cassette studio/event tapes for some time, like, how they often seem to have a warm, saturated sound to them. What is it about them that makes them like that, do you know? :biggrin: I think it gives the whole sound a fresh mix do...
by Ornette
Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:00 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: What do people look for in oldskool mixes these days?
Replies: 90
Views: 10118

Re: What do people look for in oldskool mixes these days?

A lot of the DS tapes I downloaded 320s from the original tapes thanks to OOS and have recorded them back onto vintage chrome cassettes using a bit of analog EQing and a 3 head tape deck for monitoring to get the sound perfect. Some of them sound pretty spectacular, as good if not better than the o...
by Ornette
Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: Technical tune description thread
Replies: 65
Views: 8239

Re: Technical tune description thread

What gets me, is people who waffle on about techno being invented in the 1950s-70s as there were artists making music with synths who referred to their music as techno (logical), or people who think that because a track has the word "techno" in the title, then it must be techno regardless of when i...
by Ornette
Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: Technical tune description thread
Replies: 65
Views: 8239

Re: Technical tune description thread

House was influenced by adding drum machines to disco tracks and making them into much simpler tunes for mixing (at the Warehouse Club)... Techno was much more influenced by Kraftwerk and other Electronic acts. That is obviously an over simplification of events but it's roughly where both genre's r...
by Ornette
Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: Technical tune description thread
Replies: 65
Views: 8239

Re: Technical tune description thread

Probably one for Ron here - What makes Techno "intelligent"? I don't just mean as a handle to be hung on the music, but what sets the actual music apart from other, less well-regarded dance music. I don't believe that Techno is intelligent at all, or any other genre of music can be intelligent by d...
by Ornette
Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: Technical tune description thread
Replies: 65
Views: 8239

Re: Technical tune description thread

The first ever record review from DJ Brisk in 1995 states Toytown is bouncy techno. Quite important. Just listen to DJ Red Alert & Mike Slammer ‎– The Ride from the same time. That to me is the happy hardcore. The Kniteforce and Remix Records stuff. Not anything else. It is kick driven jungle-esque...
by Ornette
Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: Technical tune description thread
Replies: 65
Views: 8239

Re: Technical tune description thread

oldskoolforever wrote:I know that myself & friends who were raving at that time referred to all those tunes as "hardcore"
Nice one mate. Any more of that ilk you can recommend? :smile:
by Ornette
Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:54 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: Technical tune description thread
Replies: 65
Views: 8239

Re: Technical tune description thread

i am curious now whether that was called hardcore too, out of the UK. i would have thought maybe not but now i'm thinking about it i'm not sure! but then that's 1991 in the UK - and there's loads of more breakbeat heavy stuff that would have also been hardcore in the UK, and still totally different...
by Ornette
Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: Technical tune description thread
Replies: 65
Views: 8239

Re: Technical tune description thread

well, the track that's generally considered the first hardcore techno record is Mescalinum United - We Have Arrived, which came out in 1990. and there are a few belgian and german releases from 90/91 that were definitely harder and darker than most of the typical European rave techno stuff - PCP ht...
by Ornette
Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: Technical tune description thread
Replies: 65
Views: 8239

Re: Technical tune description thread

i suspect it was more independent than that. i'd be interested to know when in the UK "hardcore" became the standard name for the music...but i think hardcore's just a good catch all term for the more extreme end of a style. Sorry, I didnt quite understand that first bit... What did you mean? :) wh...
by Ornette
Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: Technical tune description thread
Replies: 65
Views: 8239

Re: Technical tune description thread

RonWellsJS wrote:
ian saunders remix wrote:Thanks, I really wanted to know the difference between Toytown and Bouncy Techno though :D
Sorry... I was replying to Ornette but didn't quote him.

TBH, I haven't a clue what the answer to that question would be.
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by Ornette
Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: Technical tune description thread
Replies: 65
Views: 8239

Re: Technical tune description thread

i suspect it was more independent than that. i'd be interested to know when in the UK "hardcore" became the standard name for the music...but i think hardcore's just a good catch all term for the more extreme end of a style. Sorry, I didnt quite understand that first bit... What did you mean? :) Th...
by Ornette
Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:34 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: Technical tune description thread
Replies: 65
Views: 8239

Re: Technical tune description thread

a lot of bouncy techno is dutch after all, but over there it was just happy hardcore. and by 1995 it crossed over into what the uk would call happy hardcore too. its only really in the uk that it was called "techno", because it's only the uk where "hardcore" still mostly referred to breakbeat. hope...
by Ornette
Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..
Replies: 755
Views: 108645

Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

dj jedi wrote:its a shame happy hardcore and jungle deprived us of more music like that.
agreed!