Yep, been assembling mash mixes too; you know the sort of thing, take a vocal acapella from one song and drop it onto the instrumental arrangement from another. This mix is made from mashups from various sources (see the links to the right), plus bits and pieces mashed up by me. It's quite good really. DJ Flere Imsaho Mash Mix 01
Another mix of electronic music. And if you concentrate, you can find a theme of sorts running all the way through it. [removed after listening to it again carefully and noticing two big fuckups in it. i'll fix it and put it back sometime]
It is you know. Skaffen Amtiskaw and I have been together nearly 13 years now, married for 11; we have a good life together. So, after the unexpected darkness of the podcast a few weeks ago, I decided to make a couple of love mixes; songs about love, and all with the word 'love' in the title. So here's the first one. DJ Flere Imsaho Love Mix 01
I love all sorts of different genres of music, but if pushed, I'd have to say that electronic music is what I really love. Which is why it's odd I haven't done an electronic mix. Till now. DJ Flere Imsaho Electronic Mix 01
This is my first podcast. It's a much looser affair than the mixes I've been doing (and there's still one or two more of those to post), music and film bits and poetry and fiction and, well, stuff that seemed like a good idea at the time. It's also nearly twice as long as usual; just over two hours. Thing is, as I made it, it got darker and darker, until I realised that a lot of it is about death (murder, suicide, execution, war), and the parts that aren't seem to be about depression and/or alienation and/or torture and/or political repression. Oh and some James Bond for light relief. Enjoy! DJ Flere Imsaho Podcast 01
Truth be told, I'm getting ever so slightly bored with mixes, so I'm going to move sideways into more freeform stuff, kind of podcasty, sort of sound collage things. I'm only a few minutes into making my first one, so in the meantime, I'll post the last few mixes. Like this one. DJ Flere Imsaho Dance Mix 07
This is actually my favourite dance mix so far; all the beatmatching works, the phrasing and seguing is pretty good, and it has my favourite song-to-song transition of the whole lot, despite being from hard house to handbag. Which is nice.
It was, it has to be said, a good time for music. The music scene was a lot less fragmented and, well, Balkanised than it is today. It was actually worth keeping an eye on the charts, as well as listening to John Peel, and whatever pirate stations were in the vicinity. Making mixes of 80s stuff is quite a lot of fun; BPMs are very rarely consistent, even when it's the Human League and they're using a Linn Drum Machine, so beatmatching is quite difficult, but the structure of most 80s songs (intro-verse-chorus-verse-chorus-bridge-chorus-chorus-fade), means you can segue stuff quite easily, so the first beat of Song 2 comes in on the silent last beat of Song 1. Anyway, I've made a few 80s mixes. They get better as they get faster, oddly enough, but we're going to start with this one... DJ Flere Imsaho 80s Mix 01
...is that they're fun to make and listen to; kind of like it was fun to make and listen to compilation tapes back in the 80s. I listen to them at work and while I'm commuting, and I have to say I enjoy them hugely, they're all songs I like. But obviously I post them here, so I am trying to make them fun for everyone else too. They do tend to be a bit of a mishmash of styles, as you may have noticed; they jump around from techno to house to drum'n'bass to hardcore and back to techno. I might even throw the occasional bit of dubstep in too, just to shake things up. Though not in this one...
In the old days of cassettes, it was a fairly hit and miss affair, but
now that we live in the future, with all digital stuff and mp3s and beatmatching and
tempo stretching and all that gubbins, it's easy peasy to make hour
long mixes that you can walk in time to; it’s kind of like dancing along the
street without actually dancing along the street (and some of us dance like we’ve
got two left feet anyway). This mix is perfect for the walk from London
Bridge station, where I get off the train in the morning, to St John St., where
I work, and then back again at the other end of the day...
A break from the hiphop? OK. Skaffen Amtiskaw and I like to sit in the greenhouse on a Friday evening and drink wine, diss(ect) the week, and listen to music. And it's almost always the same playlist. This stuff may not be hip, it may not scan, and very little of it is beatmatched, but we rather like it... DJ Flere Imsaho Greenhouse Mix