Sometimes a mashup can be more about fixing what’s already there: even though Fisso & Spark already did a remix for Hexadecimal’s “Open Your Eyes” it was a departure from their usual breakbeat style. No need to worry, though – the Dirty Beatmeister and his patented Vocal-B-Gone plugin are here to fill that gap.
Ok, hands up everybody who is old enough to remember Missionforce Cyberstorm. Ah, I see. Well, for those of you who have never heard of it, MFCS was a turn-based mech strategy game which took a lot of inspiration from the Battletech board games but got released long before the latter’s Mech Commander, and up until today that remains a genre with painfully few entries.
However, as the indie scene and crowdfunding platforms taught us in the recent past it’s only a matter of time until even the most underserved niche receives its long overdue update. Enter developer toasticus aka Zack Fowler who took it upon himself to breathe life into the genre again with his yet nameless entry. Previous projects he has worked on include Firaxis’ XCOM reboot so he probably knows a thing or two about turn-based strategy games.
Today Zack shared a video showcasing the current state of his game. While that alone should be interesting for (semi) old farts like us, the main reason I mention this is that the video features background music by yours truly.
Bouncing ideas back and forth with Zack has been great fun so far, and I hope we will continue to do so in the future.
Alright, so summer finally has arrived in Germany, bringing with him high temperatures, spontaneous thunderstorms and a great excuse to consume as much ice cream as your body can handle. It’s the perfect opportunity to share another mashup, this time combining British 90’s house pioneers Sunscreem with Spanish breakbeat wizard Colombo.
Just a quick note that episode 09 of Dirty Beats Done Dirt Cheap is wrapped up and scheduled to air this Friday in Leigh Stone’s Friday Social radio show on Kick Radio. Tune in around 8 PM (GMT) and join the chat!
To celebrate last December’s promised end of the world, me and Nicolaj Jensen decided to put together one last DJ set to go out with a bang. Unfortunately for the Mayans the prophecy didn’t happen, forever damaging their reputation as fortune tellers. Lucky for you, the internet is still around for you to enjoy our set.
As always, thanks to Leigh Stone and the folks at Kick 106 for airing this set.
Better late than never – after taking a long break, occassionally interrupted by a mashup or two, there has been a new episode in the not yet overly famous Dirty Beats series of mostly rhythmic noises.
Seth Orin “Sound Ignition” (hironimous bosch remix)
Hironimus Bosch “Dubstep Made Me Blind”
Beta & Hironimus Bosch “Reality Grinds”
Xen Ochren & Ben Moore “Tensions” (beat rangers remix)
Quadrat Beat “Chasing Stars” (kid panel remix)
Mord Fustang vs. Thomas Bangalter “Lick The Scratch” (elite force revamp)
Quadrat Beat “Lights”
Alfoa “Origami” (mdk remix)
Deenk “Back Again” (beat rangers remix)
Destroyers “Is Any Men”
I know having three consecutive tracks by the same artist is the direct path to DJ hell, but I had to rearrange things and they worked so nicely together.