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DJ TOOLS

This music consists mostly of older tracks updated for the modern dancefloor by way of editing, remixing and occasionally adding new arrangements. This hopefully achieves two things: It attracts a new audience for the original artist, and it gives DJs a useful tool to help build a fun and eclectic dancefloor party.

Due to copyright challenges some of these tracks are no longer available for download - sorry! BUT... more remixes, and a few originals, can be auditioned on my Soundcloud page, and working DJs with specific requests can always feel free to email me.

   
 
 
• Funky Rock N Roll (A.D.A.M.BABY remix) - Eddy Grant
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Many people will know "Electric Avenue from this record, but check my remix of another great track, featuring Eddy's distinctive vocals and guitar, against my speed-garagesque bass, monster 909 kick and dinky beatbox percussion....

   
         
 
• Walking On Thin Ice - Yoko Ono (A.D.A.M.BABY! edit)
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An all-time favourite of mine since I first heard it in '81 on 4ZZZ!! (showing my age). I waited years for the 12 inch to show up but no luck, so I bought the compilation CD of the same name a little while ago, expecting mostly primal screaming and arty nonsense. WRONG AGAIN!! An abundance of great tunes in a variety of genres that defy the era in which they were recorded. There are several more just begging to be chopped and/or dubbed up! Anyway, the main (selfish!) reason I did this was to give the Elsewhere crew an excuse to play it, and so far there have been positive reports. I tried not to leave my grubby fingerprints all over it, but the kick and bassline have been gently reinforced here and there. The breakdown in the middle is the original one, minus Yoko's live recording of her vomiting!! (I didn't want any sideways punters to stampede the bathrooms - makes the DJ look bad). On a more sombre note, this was the track that John and Yoko apparently were working on the day he died.

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• Mrs. Pood'fy remix of Golden Girls - Kinetic
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"Mrs. Pood'fy" is the collaboration of "the missus" and Elsewhere all-star all-rounder DJ Pood'fy. This is one of those tracks that I know but I just don't know where I know it from... kinda. Anyway, see if it works for you...

  mrspood  
         
 
• Gary Numan "White Boys and Heroes" A.D.A.M.BABY remix
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Hear those moogs wail! A 120 bpm house remix of a Numan classic.


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• T-connection "Do Wot U Wanna" A.D.A.M.BABY remix
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If you are looking for a mid-tempo up-beat disco number to get the party started, try this remix of the first track from T-connection's 1977 debut album "Magic". I've let the Jupiter 8 loose on it towards the end to give a bit of a cosmic vibe....


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• Butterscorch - Walk D Walk (A.D.A.M.BABY! deconstruction)
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This track by the 'scorch hasn't been finished, but while I was working on it, I found certain parts seemed to work as a sort of four/four electro-dub track. Possibly. Just make up a genre if you can't classify it. Check out the Butterscorch myspace for more hilarity.

 


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• Colourbox - "Manic" (A.D.A.M.BABY! RMX)
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From the people that helped bring you the immortal "Pump Up The Volume" comes this track from a few years earlier. The 1985 self-titled album is full of gems with Lorita Grahame's classy vocals and some incredibly punchy, tight sequencing and arranging. The big track off the record is "Just Give 'em Whisky", a sample spotters delight. It was a precursor to their more successful collaboration with AR Kane, as M/A/R/R/S, which famously sampled it's title from an Eric B and Rakim track. The remix I've done here is of "Manic", and it sticks to the original arrangement pretty much, and so has buckets of vocals in it as well as an over-the-top guitar break. It may not suit too many dancefloors. (You shouldn't remix songs you like too much - I never learn!). If you've been carefully crafting a deep dubby house vibe for the last two hours then do not drop this!! Still, it was a good opportunity to re-focus some attention on this group's work.


     
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•Wire vs. A.D.A.M.BABY! - "40 Versions"
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About 1981 or so I heard a record by a group called Wire. In one LP, "154", they upped the ante as to where post-punk music was headed. It was incredibly exciting and inspiring but their signpost, for the most part, was ignored at the time. Maybe My Bloody Valentine was one of the few bands who ran with the baton, although I don't know if they were an acknowledged influence. Anyway, in my usual style I've taken an influence and jammed my remix ideas into it, not because I think I can improve on the original (I can't) but maybe I can draw some new attention to the work of this wonderful band.


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• Alison McCallum - "Superman" (A.D.A.M.BABY! ITALO DUB)
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This track was subliminally lodged in my head, possibly from exposure to seventies radio when I was young. In recent years it would pop into my head with some dance beats over it - I thought it must have been Betty Davis or some ballsy funk or soul singer from the US. One day I sang the chorus to Bill at Atlantis records to see if he could ID it for me. I could barely believe it was by a young Australian singer and dated from 1973. It took a year before a copy of the record found it's way to the racks at Bill's shop, and I could finally get to work! Here I've given it a Moroder-Munich-Machine-style treatment.

  alison_McCallum  
         
 
The Associates -" Message Oblique Speech" (A.D.A.M.BABY! REMIX)
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My attempt at a tribute to a couple of Scotsmen who were major musical heroes of mine in the early eighties, and whose ongoing success seemed to be jinxed. Their first three albums are "The Affectionate Punch" 1981, "Fourth Drawer Down" 1981, and the amazing "Sulk" 1982, especially recommended. If you only hear one song by these guys, go seek out "Party Fears Two" off "Sulk" (you may still be able to audition it on youtube). Play it twice, or even better find a good copy on CD or vinyl, so that you'll die happy knowing that you've heard one of the greatest piano riffs ever recorded in popular music.

  oioioi  
         
 
• Railroad Gin - "A Matter Of Time" (A.D.A.M.BABY! REMIX)
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A mind-blowingly good Aussie band from the seventies, with a seriously great singer (Carol Lloyd). Their debut album of the same name is now available on CD. This was a single in 1974, and charted across the country. On the album it has a full orchestral intro and outro that is just sublime. (There is a mix I did last year where I've tried to segue these parts from the record with my remix. It gives you an idea, but I recommend getting the album!). I have to admit, this remix has probably not done the original justice, but I had to filter out a lot of the vocals to get it to work - Carol's got a big voice! The main attraction is that Stonesy-type guitar (and clav?) hook, and that unforgettable overblown flute riff...

  railroadgin  
         
 
• Todd Rundgren - "Tiny Demons" (A.D.A.M.BABY! REMIX)
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Well what can you say about Todd? What a legend! Check out some of the Utopia albums from the seventies if you like power pop with a quirky bombast! This track I found on a vinyl double LP comp from the early eighties. It finds him in pensive self-examination. I was listening to this record in the dark while lying on the floor - it just completely enveloped me! Hopefully my remix has preserved that vibe.

  todd  
         
 
• Infadels - "Jagger 67" (A.D.A.M. BABY! remix)
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UK group with a distinctive vocal. Some great vocal breakdowns in this remix, although it's not for everyone!

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•Plug In City - "Broke On A Wheel" (A.D.A.M BABY! remix)
•Plug In City - "Broke On A Wheel" (A.D.A.M BABY! radio remix)
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Another great Aussie band. Someone sent me this track as an mp3 and I didn't pay much attention at first, then later after a few listens the remix crystallised in my head. A few DJs have played this out and it really works. I think this was the band's first self-released track - they were later signed to Modular, who weren't interested in my remix. The band were working on more material for an album, but sadly I have just discovered they have now broken up.

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•Belles Will Ring - "Mad Love" A.D.A.M BABY! remix(club edit)
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Belles Will Ring are an Australian band. "Mad Love" was a single for them in 2007. I heard it on JJJ and it blew me away. It had a jangly sixties sound and big guitar and vocal hooks that I really liked. I wanted to see if I could get that big uplifting sound to work in a dance club, even though it was such a "rock" track. I always seem to be hopeful of this - check my remix of Jeff Buckley's "Last Goodbye" and the Plug In City remix above. Overall I think it works, at least when I've played it in my sets, but you gotta pick your battles, as it were. ;-)

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