Free Download available here including bonus 36 track mixtape 'Old Skool Podium on Poppers'
a 1 hit wonder by
'Dirty Acid Reign'
single edition, single sided 7" single, for anyone who is still on a podium at 45
released on my 45th Birthday 14th July 2015
audiOh! Recordings #45 (c) 2015 Edition of 1 x 7" Now Sold
I wanted to make a contemporary dance music track, and definately not acid house or techno which I had fallen in love with in Manchester. My feeling was, that I wanted to make a record I could play at my Lucky Dip Disco parties. A track that could fit in with my eclectic popular playlist for all ages > > > BUT I soon realised in the studio, that I did not know what sounds and presets to use in Logic to fit in with the current charts etc. I've never used Abbleton LIVE etc. So I told dave and called my wife to tell her I'd failed. As soon as I put down the phone I realised that I was now albe to just make a track for myself using the techniques I have learned as a sound artist and perfemer with 27 albums under my belt. I sat down, popped on a sample LP someone had given me years ago, and the ACID HOUSE vocal boomed out straight away.. I caught the moment, and worked through the night until teatime the next day, then stood up having created 'Dirty Acid Reign'. A complete surprise to me. It's wonky, dark, surprising, insecent, humerous, irritating or infectious... Like it or loathe it, I am proud of it, and am happy to share it. Just delete it if you don't like. No Problem, but the accompanying compilation of classic old skool originals on Side B, may just make your download worth while.
Finally, I managed to play it to a paying public audience, at my monthly family disco party I run at the Riverhouse Barn arts centre in my home town. It worked, kids and adults were both still dancing by the end of it. My dream was fulfilled. It has worked at other adult parties since, if I chose my moment wisely! It's not easy to dance to I admit, more of an attitude move. The track is 3.03 mins long in honour of the Roland TB303 Acid machine.
The Film was produced in my studio shed using my disco lights, lasers, smoke, bubbles and a big bag of lovely glitter. Then a marathon video editing session!. Mr Manic surprised me again. That's the name I use as a children's disco entertainer, and releasing tracks under pseudonyms is also common in Old Skool musics of course. It seemed appropriate. Hold on to your eye balls. It made my kids eyes water! With joy surely. . . ?
Turn it up. Play it LOUD on speakers as much as you can >
A good way to celebrate my 45th birthday. A free gift for you.
Dedicated to Dave the Rave
I remember very very well the beginning of my dancing odessey. I was with Cleo at The Boardwalk one evening with friends Dec 1990, and this song kept distracting me, so I had to stop just standing still in bars, and went to dance .. the track was Pacific State by 808 State. I was hooked.
All in all those were very happy daze indeed. I hope you enjoy the collection.
Free Download 'Old Skool Podium on Poppers' as a zip file. Public Domain.
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I have played these tracks for children and adults alike at my all decades all ages Lucky Dip Dsico parties
I've collected All Genres from 90 years of Decadent Dance / One persons Cheesy Crap is anothers Cracker Track
I turn my box of eclectic 7"s and playlists around to face the dancers so we can choose the tunes together
Guaranteed Good Times
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