Tag: Matt M
Stumbled upon an old mix today…nice little bbq/beach soundtrack. Have a listen or download here.
I had the opportunity to guest DJ a friend’s web radio show the other day. A somewhat flubby mix made in a dark room, but I was happy to fill two hours with a wide variety of mood music. Also, good excuse to drop a track I made last Sunday.
If you have a few hours to spare, come take a messy little journey with me here.
Been working on some nostalgia mixes for a reunion with a group of long-term friends who all haven’t been in the same place almost since some of these songs were popular. Or at least since we enjoyed going to raves. Anyway, a little rough around the edges, but here’s one. Go ahead and download, or give it a moment to load and click play:
Just kidding; if you want one, get at me and we’ll figure it out.
And…why do I feel guilty every time I talk about how much I love the Vampire Weekend album? I sometimes wonder how the dude can sing so well with Paul Simon’s dick in his mouth. It’s kind of like Wes Anderson held Pavement hostage and made them practice Rhythm of the Saints over and over. I’ll see you in the park, nonetheless.
New Muxtape later in the week.
At some point last month, I thought it would be a good idea to try and flip a quick drum and bass remix of this Kanye track. But due to my one hour rule/excuse when making stuff on the computer, it kind of ended up sounding like Aphex Twin or Squarepusher or something. Actually, the photoshop here took about as long as the track, which speaks to: a) my photoshop skills (nil) b) my skills with music software (questionable) or c) my lack of commitment to getting things closer to how I want them to sound.
I made a “ragga louder” version, which is sonically a little more consistent, but you can’t here the vocals for all the bass. Delicious.
I made a trek back to my old stomping grounds in the suburbs the other night to spin at a friend’s party. Proper club, big sound system, so on. I was worried I’d be asked to DJ first – groggy from the train ride and not many people in the spot doesn’t make for an energetic or enjoyable set. Instead, I was told my slot was late/last – around 3, “so people will stay until the end.” This, however, was presuming that lots of kids wanted to hear me spin. Versus get home on the last train and make it to work the next day. No problem; I was happier to talk to old friends who were able to come through early on.
But, of course, 3 turns to 3:30 and the crowd starts to thin. The organizer is gone somewhere, and the rest of my DJ friends are congregating outside somewhere. I’m recovering from a cold, so I give up and lay down on a sofa in the back “VIP” room. Get woken up at 4, “Do you want to DJ? Everyone’s pretty much gone.” I make a go of it for about twenty minutes, but shut down when I realize that we can all leave whenever. Anyway, here’s what I was thinking of spinning. Have a listen. By the way, it starts at about twenty seconds in, so hang in there. It’ll give you time to close all of the pop-ups.
This is a cd (non-mix) I put together for my brother the other day. A little bit of end of the summer nostalgia. On some sit on the roof type stuff. Please excuse any volume irregularities (Sound Check=the greatest lie). And please enjoy. Hope you all had a swell and sweaty summer.
When i got this package from Japan in the mail i didn’t know what to expect, but it has be come my favorite album of the summer so far!
Matt is a wonderful DJ and music collector that has elevated himself to the realm of music creator. And i made this blog with him in mind. Now everyone can hear the magic.