Sunday techno rock mix.

Yes, I have been at it again; playing with my sampler and mixing decks to produce a double layered, bespoke and completely original new mix. Combining pumping techno rhythms with wall of sound guitar feedback and metal riffs, I bring you Metalik, an epic masterpiece now available on Bandcamp.

You can listen for free and/or purchase the track for a piddling fee with the embedded player link below.

Rock on, my dudes.

Bank holiday bonus track.

As promised, I’m here to premiere another new tune, which I was originally going to use as part of a project to remix The Cure‘s epic instrumental track, Carnage Visors.

This particular incarnation of the evolving composition proved unsuitable for the final version of the Cure mix, (about which, more later) but it seemed a waste to consign it to the digital scrapheap, so I added some atmospherics to the basic framework and voila!

Friday mix double header.

With another unplanned week off work as corona-furlough strikes again, I’ve been sitting in my garden studio (oh, alright, in a comfortable chair with my phone) adding to my rapidly expanding music catalogue.

First there’s this chilled out cinematic epic, once again produced from scratch with two completely separate, bespoke pieces of music, which I then mixed together on my DJ app…

…and here is the accompanying, multilayered video I created for it:

After which I was inspired by the warmth of the sunshine to make this rather infectious, (in a good way) Latin-tinged, rhythmic electro number…

…with more optical gymnastics to go with it:

More to come tomorrow, watch this space.

One liner Wednesday: Midweek mix.

The alternative dictionary takes brief sabbatical again this week, to allow me to show off my latest audio visual project.

I have used my sequencer to compose all the additional music required to make a completely new mix of the Kate Bush song, King Of The Mountain, accompanied by a similarly upgraded video.

Enjoy.

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Back by (not very) popular demand: DJ dc57 and the Wheels of Steal.

No, that’s not a typo, it’s a reference to the blatant artistic thievery I employ to create my unconventional mashup mixes; jamming together unsuspecting and unlikely tunes for my own twisted entertainment.

Well, I’ve been producing them for long enough now that I thought I should compile some of the best and make them freely available, as an unofficial and totally unauthorised release on my newly re-energised Bandcamp page.

I cannot possibly charge you anything for them – I can’t even allow you to “name your price” due to copyright issues – however, there is nothing to stop anyone from browsing the rest of my back catalogue and choosing to pay for a completely different track, while downloading the free remixes…

Anyway, the album is embedded below, should you wish to sample its delights, and quite a mixed bag of obtuse musical juxtapositions it is, too.

Both the somewhat blunt title and mildly disturbing cover art, (which, you’ll be unsurprised to learn, are Twin Peaks-related in-jokes) are from an album I created to store all the mixes in my phone’s music player, so it seemed only fitting that I use it for its real world release, so to speak.

Brace yourselves…

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.

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.

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