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by RonWellsJS
Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..
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Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

ian saunders remix wrote: Wasn't unfriendly done by Wax Doctor & Ron?
He brought some tunes to the studio to sample, he had some good ideas, but he didn't really compose those tunes or play any riffs. I hope he would agree with that statement (or we would have another Phil on our hands).
by RonWellsJS
Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:09 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..
Replies: 755
Views: 121668

Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

As for Ron, I have a couple of questions: 1) Do you have any memories of the session for Kev Bird's Unfriendly recording? I love that track, the almost backwards mid section, and pushing beats n synth lines. 2) Why did you start Smooth Recordings as a sub label? What was the impetus, or idea behind...
by RonWellsJS
Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..
Replies: 755
Views: 121668

Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

I see that Basement Phil has commented on the interview :D Yes, and he's been put straight by Spencer T (Deep Shizzol). There are some amusing bits in the comments section at the bottom. The bloke (Phil) lives in cuckoo land, but to be honest I want to stop talking about him, he actually gives me t...
by RonWellsJS
Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..
Replies: 755
Views: 121668

Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

Gotta admit i dont get the Ozric,s in the slightest..but my missis loves em (i dont get a fair bit of her tastes tbh lol )..does intrest me what us old enough to be into music pre "rave" listened too though..for me it was The Sex Pistols..Motown, Motorhead..punk bands and psychobilly (demented are ...
by RonWellsJS
Wed Nov 04, 2015 7:55 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..
Replies: 755
Views: 121668

Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

Ha ha - not had an Ozrics rant in years - it felt good :biggrin: I was working in Gurgaon (Delhi) for 2 weeks then had 5 days at the end for a bit of a holiday. One of the lads I was working with mentioned Udaipur... and I've ended up staying here all 5 days! Delhi for any length of time is a stres...
by RonWellsJS
Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..
Replies: 755
Views: 121668

Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

@Ron... Just following on from a Kraftwork remark of mine several chapters back :biggrin: Let me just say that the Ozric Tentacles have got to be one of the worst bands in the history of music. Their annoying trite pestered me throughout the 90's & quite frankly their followers' annoyed me almost a...
by RonWellsJS
Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..
Replies: 755
Views: 121668

Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

i'm nut a Basement fanboy, i prob only have about 10 releases, but i do like ya Wax Factory stuff with Chris, Four Seasons was my first and then Lifes Little pleasures. Do u still see/hear from Chris? PS I didn't know about 2 Da Core, fanx for dat :) No, he stole a lot of money from me, he's off my...
by RonWellsJS
Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..
Replies: 755
Views: 121668

Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

noisemonkey wrote:Any chance of a reissue of the Fastfloor album?
I would consider it, but pretty sure the DATs are not error free. If one needs to be re-done, the whole lot has to be re-done for consistency. That's a fair bit of work that we don't have time for right now.
by RonWellsJS
Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..
Replies: 755
Views: 121668

Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

What advice would you give anyone starting out? This is what we did well, this is what I would try to avoid. Avoid mixing with talentless, attention seeking assholes... better that you're the asshole that can learn something from someone who knows and has done better. It's all about learning, readi...
by RonWellsJS
Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:07 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..
Replies: 755
Views: 121668

Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

And afaik Derrick May and Kms always credited Cybotron as being massively important. Yep, Cybotron is Juan, he is the king of Detroit Techno. It's worth noting that most of the others listed as influencing Techno were themselves influenced by Kraftwerk: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kraftwerk See '...
by RonWellsJS
Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..
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Views: 121668

Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

What's wrong with prog rock? It's isn't Techno, that's what's wrong with it... not in context. If you want to talk prog rock, then Ozric Tentacles are my first choice... they may not be from the 70s, but, for me, they are bewilderingly good and I will never come close to matching such effortless sk...
by RonWellsJS
Fri Oct 30, 2015 8:14 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..
Replies: 755
Views: 121668

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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. On Sreetsounds Electro 4 listen to 'Techno City'... for me that is the moment when Juan took Kraftwerk's electro sound into...
by RonWellsJS
Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: do you agree with Cox here?
Replies: 97
Views: 18378

Re: do you agree with Cox here?

Restless wrote: D&B only started around '97. So it's hard to say it was dead by '98!
I would say between 94 and 95, we were using that term then.
by RonWellsJS
Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..
Replies: 755
Views: 121668

Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

Discovered this group a couple of years back - amazing blend of electronic and real instruments :) Each album (or the ones I've listened to anyway) are all fairly different to each other, but you still know it's gotta be them involved. Mate, I've seen them live twice... ridiculous, effortless skill...
by RonWellsJS
Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: do you agree with Cox here?
Replies: 97
Views: 18378

Re: do you agree with Cox here?

dj jedi wrote:
Yep exactly, it would be easy to look at this list and think they must all be loaded because of their huge output, but for most that's not the case. They were simply the brains behind the music and got taken advantage of.
Rings a few bells.

;-)