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October 19, 2005

WE05 Remixed

Many many years ago, when I was reasonably young, I spent some time being a pretty unsuccessful house music DJ, and playing around with electronic music. We are talking the 80's here people.

Anyway, for some curious reason, after WE05, while talking with Amber "I am the DJ" Nixon, Tantek Çelik's delightful girlfriend, who accompanied Tantek downunder, I got the curious idea of doing a remix of WE05. Not having done any musical stuff other than listening for certainly 15 years, probably more, I broke out GarageBand, and started playing around, and not too long after, had a couple of tracks. I then spent a day or two going through the podCasts of WE05, noting bits that I found inspirational, funny or which otherwise grabbed my attention.

Now, my wife Sara is a radio producer (if you listen to any radio Sport in Australia, you would have heard her work) and has done many many promotional clips. So I worked with her to get the right mix and balance, and in the end, came up with two original tracks, featuring excerpts from the speakers at WE05. One track is "funny", stuff that is amusing, some of which still makes me laugh out loud (check Russ's snippet right near the end, I laugh out loud every time I hear it), and one more inspirational.

I hope you enjoy remix culture gone mad - WE05 remixed

WE05 Upbeat Remix

WE05 Deep Remix

John

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john

Posted by: john Allsopp | Oct 27, 2005 10:45:44 AM

Odeo just downloaded these two tracks for me today. Brilliant tracks, especially 'Deeper'. Got any more music of yours lying around we can listen to?

Posted by: Matt Wilcox | Oct 30, 2005 9:22:13 AM

Matt,

thank you very much.

I didn't do anything like this for long time. I've got a couple of other tracks, and was thinking of maybe doing a track a month - just to keep me motivated about doing it.

I'll post them here,

thanks again,

john

Posted by: John Allsopp | Oct 30, 2005 11:12:23 AM

Hi!
Found this site when i was playing around with google.It seems that you know much about music from the 80s,if thats the case i hope you can help me with a song/remix/mix.
Back in the 80s i heard a tape with a guy that just laughed all the time.it was really funny and in the end you ended up laughing too.The tape lastet for 2 or 3 min.
I would appreciate if you have any info or details about the performer or were i can get hold of it.
Best regards
Henning Gronvigh

Posted by: henning Gronvigh | Jun 1, 2006 10:23:37 PM

http://google.com

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I want to set him up properly with good hardware and and the right
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