Sunday, May 30, 2010

Macgyver Ain't Got Shit On Me

So this happened on the weekend on the way to a party.

My iMac fell over in the car and crushed one my of plastic fantastics, breaking off one of the counter-weight. I had to use whatever was around to slap together a makeshift weight. So Introducing..

Makeshift Counter-Weight Step-By-Step Instructions.

Step 1: Using a chunk of Blu-Tac carefully stick the detached weight to the furthest side of the axle as possible.

Step 2: Find a bunch of rusty nails.

Step 3: With some sticky-tape, bind the nails together to form one object. If there aren't enough nails available, don't be afraid to include any other objects which might add extra weight. (eg a shoe)

Step 4: Using the same sticky tape as before (providing you have enough left), tape the counter-weight to its previous location.

Step 5: Combine the added weight of the nails to the already Blu-Taced counter-weight, by taping them together.

Step 5: Reinforce the construction by taping the whole thing to the tone arm.
(Tip - Be careful not to tape the axle, as you will not be able to move the tone arm at all)

Step 6: Check to see if the cartridge is not in contact with record. If it is, add more objects to opposite end.

Step 7: Once complete, hit play and hope it lasts the rest of the party.

Step 8: Buy some CDJ's or those stupid iPod "all in one" mixer things like everyone else. (Don't)


Tuesday, March 30, 2010


I recored this little mix in Ableton today, forgive the dodgey transitions in some parts - I was being impatient. The finished length is 48:48, which is kind of weird.

The transition and dodgy mixing finally got to me. The mix has been slightly tweaked. It's not 48:48 anymore :(  - (23/4/10)

(Todd Marshall made this)

Track List:
Grandmaster Flash - White Lines
Jackson Jackson - Grab A Gun
Ozomatli - Cut Chemist Suite
Jamie Lidel - Multiply (Herbert's Hoedown Bump Instrumental) [Bonus Track]
Dixie Cups - Iko Iko
Bonde Do Role - Gasolina
M.A.R.S - Pump Up The Volume
Hall & Oats - I Can't Go For That
Passion Pit - Little Secrets
Daft Punk - Human After All
Sister Sledge - All American Girls
Samples from Alfred Hitchcock's 'The Birds'
Lady Sovereign - Random
Beastie Boys - She's Crafty
Disco Tex and the Sex-OLettes - Dancin' Kids
Daft Punk - Da Funk
Architecture in Helsinki - One Heavy February
Public Enemy - Shut 'em Down
KC and the Sunshine Band - Baby Give It Up
Run DMC - It's Tricky 
Justice - D.A.N.C.E
Chic - La Freak
Architecture in Helsinki - That Beep
Lipps Inc. - Funky Town
The Cure - Close To Me
The Fresh Prince Theme Song


Tuesday, March 23, 2010


I wanted to give myself a little challenge to help get me motivated.
So I'm in the process of making a pointless/concept album. It's a direct mash-up between two well-known albums and make a single unknown album.
I was origainlly going to get every single track well polished, all mixed together and just upload it has a full set..but i thought it would be nice to just upload each track as soon as i finish it.


Saturday, February 27, 2010

Mashed-Up Ice Cream

A couple of years ago (2007) a guy called Muscles released a track called 'Ice Cream'.
A couple years after that he did a live or 'un-plugged' version of the track for a live Triple J breakfast event.

This was a mix I did last year and decided to record it.
It was hard to get the timing exact because of the liveness of the acoustic version.

It's pretty rough but it'll do considering they're not my tracks and I'm lazy.
Think of it as a cover or a tribute.
Bird Attack! - Mashed-up Ice Cream