i moved to london, and after 6 weeks finally have an internet. joy! so, to make up for the lack of updates, here's a beast:
bolt action five - think fast (pixxxels remix)
this is a remix of a song by bolt action five called 'think fast'. i've never heard the original, but my ex-flatmate tells me it's dead good. the remix totally nicks the bassline from the dj funk remix of 'let there be light' by justice but balls to it. i done it on a train on my snazzy (not snazzy but it works, and has a battery, and goes really loud) new laptop, in 2:58', which is the euston-manchester on a weekend, fact fans!
next up, a home-made remix of tom vek. i'd never been totally convinced by young tom, but then my friend craig played the original of this at my old club nite and it sounded rad. he very kindly gave me one of his 7"s (having bought two copies, the fancy character), and i done this:
tom vek - music television (pixels remix)
and finally, seeing as how the libertines are bringing out a best of (?!), here's a little number i knocked up a few years back:
the libertines vs jazzy jeff - i get heroin
i was shopping in king bee and found 'king heroin' by jazzy jeff (not the fresh prince one) for 50p. winner, and it's got an acapella, and pete doherty's got a fondness for the ol' horse = A SATIRICAL BOOTLEG JUST LIKE MUM USED TO MAKE!!!
Sunday, 28 October 2007
Posted by dan pixels-forest at 19:59
Monday, 27 August 2007
this weekend i stayed in and watched reading festival and most of it made me feel sick. to settle my stomach i did this re-edit of 50 cent which took about 2 hours, after which i felt better in the stomach but worse in the ears (have you heard some of the filthy lyrics, esp. from justin?)
50 cent - ayo technology (pixels edit)
oh, speaking of vomit, here's a spackup edit i did, which always goes down VERY well at clubs (esp. in the printworks, they really love it there):
whilst trawling through the archives i came up with these beauties too:
outkast - ms jackson (pixels remix)
smashback - jack 2 jack (jack 'jackmaster' jackson jackmix)
right-ho, i'm off to look for jobs - anyone want to employ a kindly, talented, hard-working, reliable, light-hearted and hunky sort (me), in london, for more than £12k? HOLLER ME!
x dan x
Tuesday, 7 August 2007
it's been a super month, here's what juggled:
. benicassim (esp. devo, human league)
. holding babies
. hanging around barcelona
. playing lots o' s.y.s. shows (i played drums for one of em, eek)
. bedtime getting later and later (5am on a school nite for no reason, WOW)
. accidentally playing garage in the northern quarter
. getting a new mobile phone - IT'S GOT A COLOUR SCREEN AND PLAYS MP3S! (the tarrif is just right too)
. making loads of rad rad rad dancetrax, probably in response to the above points.
here's three for you:
beyonce - green light (pixels remix)
WOW! started on sunday morning after watching tmf, finished monday evening after watching the hits.
joy zipper - jr so good (pixels remix)
OH MY! started on wednesday after noticing the original's guitars are rather sidechained to the drums, finished on monday after eating my tea.
the horrors - gloves (pixels remix)
YEP. from last month, is it done? probably not. i hope they like it.
Wednesday, 4 July 2007
my flatmate mat played this out at urbis on the weekend, people enjoyed it so here it is just for you:
national forest - 7 nation jack [vocal]
national forest - 7 nation jack [dub]
legend has it that pedro winter [aka busy p] gave a copy to optimo a few years back, so it MUST be good!
heck, let's make it a trippple whammmy:
50 cent - in da club [remix]
i'm currently quite tired as i stayed up until 3am last night doing a garage version of 'gloves' by the horrors. it's sounding a bit ghettotech now, should be up soon with a little bit o' luck.
Friday, 22 June 2007
i was gonna wait a bit before posting this, but heck:
pixels/forest - 9999
it's been hanging around for ages, and i finally finished it at the weekend. good? i think so, although it could probably do with a rap middle eight. but then what couldn't eh, what couldn't? if anyone knows john barnes, mc miker g or dead prez, get em to give me a call.
Sunday, 17 June 2007
i was going to do a bunch of data entry this weekend so i could earn some money for my holidays, but i got a bit sidetracked:
pixels/forest - x X x X x.mp3
what a beauty! after all that dancing, here's a remix i did for bis about 5 years ago (you remeber, when "chillout" was tearing up the hit parade [although i always considered myself more of a "leftfield/downtempo electronica" artist, urgh]):
bis - the end starts today (national forest remix)
with that off my chest, i can now make my tea and spend the rest of the night getting repetitive strain injury from typing strings of numbers into a database.
Thursday, 14 June 2007
i did a remix for scissor sisters a while back. the day i got offered it i saw them on top of the pops doing comfortably numb and thought "cripes". a few days later i sent the track off to the kindly folk at polydor, and in return they sent me some £ for some new speakers, which i used to create this little beaut (which is well better than the version that made it onto the record):
scissor sisters - take your mama (national forest alternative mix)
whilst we're at it, here's a remix i done for matchsticks, from glasgow, scotland:
matchsticks - duvet (national forest remix)
the original is a total beauty, track down everything you can by flying matchstick men/the matchsticks/matchsticks and cry yourself to sleep that they're no longer with us.
Tuesday, 29 May 2007
i just had a pretty rad weekend: dolby anol at queering the pitch [manchester], dot to dot [nottingham], my pal graham's house [glasgow] and back home, all in less than 48 hours, yikes. over the couse of the days + nights i learnt many things, such as:
1. dancing to sidechained compressors is rad
2. ichiban noodle cafe is rad
3. lethal bizzle is raddest
to celebrate, here's my remix of bizzle's old crew's hit record 'oi', with noodle and compressor based tracks to follow in the coming days.
more fire crew - oi (spackup)
Wednesday, 23 May 2007
first post: i start with my version of lumidee's "never leave you". i guess i did it about 2 years ago, it came on my headphones today and prompted me to start this blog. so, the plan is to post a new track every week (except when on holiday/hospitalised e.t.c.) to be downloaded and: a) held to bosom of kindly fan or: b) laughed off the internet by morons.
pixels - never leave u