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18 Feb 2010 00:12 #16 by hektikal
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I probably threw away over £10k - but they were worthless to me at the time - and I still don't see their worth now.

Now you can see how 'bothered' I was (and still am) about stuff like this you will probably understand why I don't have much of these tunes lying around.



Even if he didn't care for the tunes, throwing away potentially £10k+ of anything has got to hurt! He sounds cross to me!


yeah, i agree. it's like, that's great that you don't care, but you're still £10k+ worse off. :-)

what's he doing now? does he still like old skool? drum 'n' bass? as talented as he is, you'd think he could do well if he did a bit of production on the side.

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18 Feb 2010 09:01 #17 by Adam Timeless
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bit of a shame to read his answer. fair play if he has moved on, just the wording/ demeanour used makes seem like a dig to all those who appreciate what he did and those of us who are still into it and the artists of that era still involved etc. maybe he was just in an off mood. fair enough if he has moved on and his tastes have changed i guess.

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18 Feb 2010 12:24 #18 by Traffic Cone
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i think he's just not a record collector from the sounds of it. that he finds the idea of thse old unreleased white labels from 18 years ago being worth £100 silly, so naturally when he had a clear-out they weren't a priority to him.

i don't think he's dismissing hardcore as a whole as being silly.

that's how i read it anyway :D

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18 Feb 2010 12:31 #19 by hektikal
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Traffic Cone wrote: i think he's just not a record collector from the sounds of it. that he finds the idea of thse old unreleased white labels from 18 years ago being worth £100 silly, so naturally when he had a clear-out they weren't a priority to him.

i don't think he's dismissing hardcore as a whole as being silly.

that's how i read it anyway :D


Yeah I agree. And to be honest you can't blame him for thinking that!

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08 Mar 2010 14:49 #20 by lentrix
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No way - what a shame :(

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23 Jun 2011 11:41 #21 by RonWellsJS
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Alright chaps...

I suppose I need to clear this up.

Firstly, I was horrified to learn that some people might think I was being disrespectful by what I said about the value of those tunes I left for the dustman (it is true!).

You guys have always amazed and genuinly inspired me with your admiration for my work!!! It's f*ing amazing when you get this kind of feedback and dedication from people.

I was privellaged and I certainly had a very good 8 years in the music business. I just don't see - out of genuine modesty - how a track can ever be worth more than twenty odd quid - You fellas have better things to spend that kind of money on.

NOTE THAT... If you cut me in half it will say 'TECHNO' right through my body! Only yesterday I was driving to a business meeting listening to 'Juan Atkins 20 Years of Metroplex'.

I laughed to myself about the comment here about not being hardcore anymore and have to agree with the photo of me! ;) I'm still proper hardcore at heart. :-)

Anyway, thanks guys, it's amazing how much talk there is about me on the web now - it is flattering.

I stil make music and in fact much of it is used worlwide on TV, but it's not my primary income now (it's my pension), so I can enjoy making it even more and without commercial restraints.

However, I have just finised building a new studio at home and intend to make some more tracks for release by the end of this year, business needs to be done first though to give me the time to be properly creative.

Thanks and Kind Regards : Ron

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23 Jun 2011 12:07 #22 by dj jedi
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Nice to see you on here Ron :D You must be my favourite producer from that era, even now I still find tunes by artists I've never heard of that turn out to be you in some guise! True legend.

Appreciate the situation and to be honest most here are the same, they wouldn't trade their arm chair for a rave if you paid them! :-) Doesn't mean you're not hardcore at heart though.

Any chance of making anything in the old flavour in future? You had a killer formula back then.

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23 Jun 2011 12:13 #23 by melakaraya
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dj jedi wrote: Nice to see you on here Ron :D You must be my favourite producer from that era, even now I still find tunes by artists I've never heard of that turn out to be you in some guise! True legend.


Without wanting to sound like a gushing fanboy, I can only echo what Jedi said.

Thanks for popping in! :D

#Edit# Not that I'm suggesting Jedi sounded like a gushing fanboy.

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23 Jun 2011 12:24 #24 by Ian Saunders
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dj jedi wrote:
Appreciate the situation and to be honest most here are the same, they wouldn't trade their arm chair for a rave if you paid them! :-) Doesn't mean you're not hardcore at heart


Armchair??? more like bed with me:)

Anyway, i can only re-iterate what the 2 gushing fanboys have said above. Whether on your own tunes, or you producing someone elses, seeing "Ron Wells" printed on the label was a seal of quality. Take the Trumpton samples off the Urban Hype tune and it's still a classic slice of hardcore.

I hope you rpoduce some new stuff, whether its old style hardcore or turbo folk or whatever...it'd be good to hear it anyway.

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23 Jun 2011 12:39 #25 by oldskoolforever
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RonWellsJS wrote: However, I have just finised building a new studio at home and intend to make some more tracks for release by the end of this year, business needs to be done first though to give me the time to be properly creative.


Please Please make some in the style we all know & love. Hedgehog Affairs are timeless, along with most Basement tunes.

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23 Jun 2011 14:20 #26 by warpedcore
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RonWellsJS wrote: Alright chaps...



I just don't see - out of genuine modesty - how a track can ever be worth more than twenty odd quid - You fellas have better things to spend that kind of money on.




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By far one of the best producer's from bitd! would be superb if you could make some more tracks in the oldskool style!! maybe rmx some of your old stuff? so have you got no old dat's kicking about?

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23 Jun 2011 15:24 #27 by Beagle
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ha, Ok, same here - not wanting to sound like a 'gushing fan-boy' and all that - nice to see you on here Ron, respect.

It's all about 'Plight of the Innovators' for me. SUPERB slice of hardcore.

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23 Jun 2011 16:27 #28 by Traffic Cone
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RonWellsJS wrote: If you cut me in half it will say 'TECHNO' right through my body!


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23 Jun 2011 18:54 #29 by Ric
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Bring out the DATs ;)

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23 Jun 2011 19:07 #30 by phil
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respect and welcome to b2vos - can i have your autograph lol

Cloud nine is what were aiming for - you know the score

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