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by RonWellsJS
Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..
Replies: 755
Views: 121959

Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

"Gottsching pioneered/invented the antecedents of the melodic components of detroit techno as far as I'm concerned". Techno: Both Derek May and Juan Aktins are documented as being primarily influenced by Kraftwerk (you don't even need them to say it, you can obviously hear it in their work), Electro...
by RonWellsJS
Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..
Replies: 755
Views: 121959

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
Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..
Replies: 755
Views: 121959

Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

LOL, most of that sounds like Prog Rock. Kraftwerk's 1981 Computerworld album is for me a big proponent in the birth of Electro and then Techno, you will recognise loads of it sampled in Techno tracks. Pocket Calculator is a bit light and cheesy (we'll forgive them because the rest is fabulous) but ...
by RonWellsJS
Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:53 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..
Replies: 755
Views: 121959

Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

Another question for Jack Smooth.. BITD did you know many tricks of the studio pros when it came to getting the mix right in your productions? i.e. eq'ing each individual track, cleaning & eq'ing breaks, adding compression etc. or were things a bit more rudimentary - was it a case of just adjusting...
by RonWellsJS
Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:46 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..
Replies: 755
Views: 121959

Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

dial1 wrote:
I also have a groundrule that any music that sounds shit sober to me is music not worth listening to under the influence.
That was/is still exactly my sentiment.
by RonWellsJS
Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..
Replies: 755
Views: 121959

Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

rage wrote:Great pic of you with Phantasy and Mayhem on Instagram. I'm hoping after a studio session. :D
Brilliant afternoon, look forward to the next one, we got Alex Hazzard on the phone so he was there in spirit too.
by RonWellsJS
Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..
Replies: 755
Views: 121959

Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

What was the longest studio session you did back in the day, were they "get the ahem, ahem booze in" & spend 2/3 days solid off your box like the alleged Goldie/Playford ones were or was it 16 hours then I'm done, sleep in the studio for 5/6 hours then back to the grind stone! Probably max 12 hours...
by RonWellsJS
Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:57 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: What anthems weren't that big bitd?
Replies: 24
Views: 4940

Re: What anthems weren't that big bitd?

the thing that surprised me with trip to trumpton remix was how much it did get played. not only were the full on crowd pleasing djs like slipmatt spinning it but also the djs more associated with jungle; heard JJFrost play it & even the likes of grooverider & kenny ken gave it a spin The intention...
by RonWellsJS
Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: do you agree with Cox here?
Replies: 97
Views: 18434

Re: do you agree with Cox here?

I thought of this a bit after the interview....what do you make of the golden age of hip-hop? Frequent use of huge samples over beats, compared to a lot of today's hip-hop, sans samples, which is dull. Well for me the golden age of hip hop was when it was still heavily linked to Electro, (plenty of...
by RonWellsJS
Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:23 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..
Replies: 755
Views: 121959

Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

Agree, their is intelligence in rhythmic composition and it's the interaction between this and the melodic composition and sonic textures, combined with the production layer that presents the end user experience. ... in that the best tunes get all of the above right, but there are also some tracks w...
by RonWellsJS
Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:10 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: do you agree with Cox here?
Replies: 97
Views: 18434

Re: do you agree with Cox here?

I personally think a lack of musical prowess was significantly to blame also. Remember everyone (myself included) suddenly had the ability to make tunes, without any education or training... For me, not enough people endeavoured to learn how to broaden their music skills, which naturally left a much...
by RonWellsJS
Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:59 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: do you agree with Cox here?
Replies: 97
Views: 18434

Re: do you agree with Cox here?

rage wrote:I thought that thread was locked unfairly, it was a difference of opinion but I didn't see your post as rude or disrespectful.
I thought it was a bit harsh too.
by RonWellsJS
Mon Oct 26, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: do you agree with Cox here?
Replies: 97
Views: 18434

Re: do you agree with Cox here?

techno and synths got marginalised is all the risk taking disappeared and everyone treated their sampler like a dialysis machine and noone wanted to hear uncomfortable and strange tunes. Why do they call it progressive when it never changes? LOL "dialysis machine", that's always been my phrase and ...
by RonWellsJS
Wed Oct 21, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..
Replies: 755
Views: 121959

Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

plus there is little in the way of music in it. So, based on that...have you always included a melodic element in your work? Obviously there's a lot of techno, and drum & bass, which is more exclusively about rhythm and percussion and so on. Has anything like that ever appealed? (to make or to list...
by RonWellsJS
Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..
Replies: 755
Views: 121959

Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

LOL,

Always left leg 1st... I'm left handed and footed so that figures.

;-)
lien wrote:When putting on your trousers left leg in 1st or right one?