Midweek music/movie mashup.

Continuing my mission to squish together unlikely combinations of bands with stolen cinematic footage, may I present my latest mashup of musical madness.

This particular peculiar pairing features The Fun Lovin’Criminals and Leftfield, combined with some predictably blood-soaked clips from movie maestro Quentin Tarantino.

Here is the dc57 Dusted Mix of Korean Bodega, enjoy.

***Exclusive Album Launch Announcement***

Yes, it’s true.

ISOLATION RADIO, the album, is a reality!

I have just released my first ever collection of original musical material for public consumption on Bandcamp and here exclusively and first anywhere in the world, I present it to you, my lovely readers.

You have already had a chance to sample many of the delights contained within, via the audio visual noodling I have engaged in of late, but now is your chance to actually own my…uniquely unschooled sonic oeuvre.

If I have embedded it correctly, you should see the Bandcamp player for the album below, where you may experience it for free as often as you like.

If for some reason you are unable to access Isolation Radio directly from there, you can find it HERE; where you are welcome to purchase it for the frankly piddling sum of £3, (or more, should you deem it worthy) or even browse the free tracks I have experimented with over the years.

Sci-fi techno audio visual extravaganza.

Over the weekend I created another multimedia project, to showcase the further evolution of my attempts at musical composition.

This piece, entitled Deadlights, is accompanied by a video constructed from clips of a Japanese science fiction movie called Space Battleship Yamato, along with the usual array of peculiar swirly patterns, expertly synched with the music.

I am also testing out my ability to embed the Instagram video player into posts (a process WordPress doesn’t make easy via the mobile app) so hopefully that will appear directly beneath this paragraph. However, if are unable to access Instagram for the some reason, I am also including the YouTube version. I hope you enjoy my cinematic endeavours, make sure you play it loud. ;~}

DJ-dc57 In the house: Remix world premiere.

The main reason I wanted to produce my own original music was so I could use it to make truly original remixes.

It’s all very well to use the digital equivalent of a crowbar and sledgehammer to mash two existing tracks together, to create something larger and more unlikely than the sum of its component parts, but I wanted to be able to take an existing piece of music and be responsible for ALL the additional bells and whistles.

I almost achieved that when I successfully submitted my reworked version of Number‘s Face Down In Ecstacy, but even then I used something I’d previously created, not material I’d specially composed for mixing with their song.

Now, having sufficiently mastered my latest discipline, I reckon I have successfully produced a fairly credible debut; an extended, elaborate and somewhat noisier reworking of Lindstrom‘s The Contemporary Fix

So, here is my first genuine, bespoke remix, with its very own lovingly created video.

Enjoy.

Remix video frenzy.

The devil will find work for idle hands and he apparently has all the best tunes, so maybe I should be thanking that particular mythical personification of the evil that men do, for my latest burst of creativity.

Because, since I got furloughed from work again, I’ve had plenty of time to dabble with my audio visual home production studio (well, ok, my phone) and I have recently managed to achieve some pretty impressive results.

For a start, I made this epic reworking of Kate Bush‘s Hounds Of Love

…along with a truly awesome mashup mix of Madonna‘s Ray Of Light and Kraftwerk‘s Numbers/Computer World, which unfriendly YouTube algorithms decided to block, so you can only see the full extravaganza via Instagram (apologies for the poorly-embedded player, you may have to click the link) which you can access below.

How about a spot of Vangelis, with a track from his Blade Runner soundtrack; this is Dimitri’s Bar, remixed with some additional electro rhythms from C Gonzalez

…or if that doesn’t float your space craft, here’s an extended romp through a Levellers song called 15 Years

But the things I’m always most pleased with are the ones which are solely my own work, like the techno sci-fi epic in my previous post and this completely original, pumping house music jam, entitled Lockdown Funk.

One liner Wednesday: The return of Wednesday Weirdness.

Hello there and welcome to a surprise reprise of my Wednesday Weirdness feature, returning to mark the first of an equally surprising two weeks of furlough from work.

Having being experimenting with a synth/sampler/mixing/sequencing app I downloaded during the first lockdown, (and never managed to work out how to play) I have finally learned how to compose real, structured music.

Here is my favourite track so far, with a video I made to accompany it, featuring footage from the sci-fi classic, Babylon 5.

Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to present, Obsidian.

#1linerWeds

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The Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Ok, so this is the “new normal” we’re going to have to get used to, is it?

Well, one thing hasn’t changed and that still means that every Monday on Return of the Internet Nobody, I do a little feature called The Cosmic Photo Challenge and you are all cordially invited to take part.

On Friday I left you a suggestion based on our recent collective incarceration; asking you to capture whatever your personal version is of; The world in lockdown.

I have collected together a few of the shots I took over the last few, surreal weeks, when it has been possible to capture our beautiful town and countryside in a uniquely unpopulated state.

It has also meant that I could take photos from places that are usually far less accessible. These first two were taken from the high River Torridge road bridge, looking both downstream towards Bideford and the mouth of the estuary…

…and inland towards Appledore, with its naval shipyard.

I was lucky enough to catch a good clear evening with no traffic and a full moon high tide, so I could quickly stop the car to jump out and snap these.

But although the weather was equally glorious a few days ago when I took some on Barnstaple square and the more modest (but ancient and far more attractive) “Long Bridge” over the River Taw in town, the tide was resolutely out.

I also had a bit of a play around with a shot of the Albert Memorial clock tower outside the museum and I’m rather pleased with the result of my meticulous fingertip erasing.

As the world returns to some semblance of its bustling self, it’s almost a shame to lose the tranquility and stillness which we humans so casually shatter with our busy lives.

It has been a rare and unusual privilege to witness my home in this more natural, unsullied state and it makes me appreciate it all the more, too.

How does your world look in these strange times?

It couldn’t be easier to take part, just follow these simple steps…

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To get involved with the challenge; check out the Cosmic Photo Prompt each Friday, then post a photo (or photos) on your blog the following Monday, with a pingback link to my Monday post.

Tag your posts with #CosPhoChal.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages, animation, gifs, or whatever other post production techniques you fancy are permitted, (in fact, they’re actively encouraged!) so get creative and turn your photos into artworks for the Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Melodic Randomiser: Isolation Radio, day fifty three.

Good morning and thank you for joining me on our final audio excursion into the unknown archives of the Melodic Randomiser, at least for the meantime.

So let’s get the last Isolation Radio show on the go, with a tune from proto-Underworld Welsh oddballs Freur and, purely by coincidence, my epic remix of the title track and only “hit” from their 1983 album, this is “Doot Doot”

To follow that, we take a hard left on the musical superhighway and catch up with another poor relation of a more famous band, Love and Rockets, who started out as Bauhaus. This is “Holiday on the Moon” from 1986’s Express album.

And the closing track for this, the last show in the series, comes to you from one of the more bonkers UK pop outfits of the ’80s, The KLF; whose rampant and chaotic career spawned some of the most recognisable walls of sound in dance music.

Thank you once again for listening and I’ll leave you with the 12″mix of the monumental “Last Train to Trancentral” from 1991’s The White Room.

Stay safe, look out for each other and don’t let the bastards grind you down.

Peace

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Melodic Randomiser: Isolation Radio, day fifty two.

Enough Isolation Radio shows to air one a week for a year!

Another milestone made possible by the musical oracle that is the Melodic Randomiser, which today brings you a trilogy of tunage that starts with…

The Cure and a song originally from their 1982 Pornography album, but shuffled to you here from the ’86 singles collection, Standing on a Beach; this is Laughing Bob and boys with “The Hanging Garden”

I doubt it’s every day that the world’s favourite goth cheerleaders find themselves in the company of upbeat New Orleans jazz, but today is that day. Because the next track is another from the soundtrack of Treme; this time the show’s main theme song by John Boutte (with the bonus of getting DoMaJe‘s theme from the wire, “Way Down in the Hole” thrown in for good measure)

Last in this week’s Saturday listicle is Mrs Musk, or Grimes to her fans (or possibly “X Æ A-12’s mum”) and a song from 2012’s Visions album; this is “Oblivion”

Join me tomorrow for the final Sunday Service in this current run, before the march towards the New Normal continues.

Have a lovely rest of the day, live long and spritzer.

Peace

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