Some technical storage stuff

It’s been a while since I’ve made any updates and I’ve been shuffling the online storage regarding some of the older mixes. The streaming options for these files won’t work on the blog anymore but you can still access them from here – http://bit.ly/1m6vY5y

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The Fray – Love Don’t Die (Munkeycop’s Remix)

Like a glutton for punishment I have thrown myself into another remix competition hosted over at Indaba Music. This time it’s The Fray that have been given the remix treatment (remember them from that song? How To Save a Life). Here I have turned their raucous indie track ‘Love Don’t Die’ into a mellow-ish electronic club remix. I’m really happy with the end result, I’ve tried to keep things simple and clean in order to make sure that everything sounds just like it should. I particularly like the little vocal edits at the start and end of the track.

In case the in-line player doesn’t work above you can also check out the track via this link. 

Voting should open by the time you read this, I you fancy slapping down a vote then that would be awesome.

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Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso – Roar (Munkeycop’s R.O.A.R. Remix)

Axwell & Sebastian IngrossoIt’s been a while since I’ve uploaded any mixes but I have kept myself busy with making tunes via Nanostudio on iOS. The latest thing I have finished is a remix of Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso’s new track ‘Roar’ for the Monsters Inc. prequel. This was done as part of a remix competition hosted by IndabaMusic.

Axwell has easily been one of my favourite house music producers of the last ten years, ever since I heard ‘Feel The Vibe’. Getting a chance to remix a track that he has made alongside fellow Swedish House Mafia member Sebastian Ingrosso was a bit of a treat that I could not resist.

I’ve kept the track track fairly short and sweet, it clocks in at under 5 minutes. In terms of approach I have gone for a fairly housey style but added a slight change in the middle of track where everything goes kinda 80′s electro. You can check out the remix via the player below.

If the player isn’t loading you can also access my remix via this link.

If you like the track feel free to either hit the ‘Vote Now’ button or one of the share buttons to get the word out there. The more votes I get hopefully the more chance I may have of getting a good placing in the final leader board.

As per my previous remix the entire remix was made on an iPhone 4s using the excellent Nanostudio app. If you’re thinking of getting into music production it’s a great tool to have handy (once you get the hang of it of course).

If you like your house music and are not too familiar with Axwell I would recommend giving these tracks a listen….

Feel The Vibe

As good as that track is I feel this next one just about pips it. 2 Million Ways by C-Mos (Axwell Remix) is a spacey sounding house track featuring some excellent synths, strings and one hell of a bassline. Crazy to think that this track is knocking on the door of being ten years old but yet it still sounds excellent.

FIngers crossed there will be some more house mixes available on here in the near future. Keep an eye out on the blog or follow my Twitter or Soundcloud feeds to get the latest updates.

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Music News : Daft Punk fever jumps up a notch.

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The recent news of a new Daft Punk album has generated a fair amount of excitement not only within the dance music community but also in various other corners of the music press as well. A 15 second tease within the commercial break of SNL kicked things off a few weeks ago. In the last few days however an extended preview featuring Pharell and Nile Rogers performing alongside Daft Punk themselves made its premier at Coachella. To say that it is awesome is an understatement. It’s almost worth watching just for Nile Rogers’ beaming smile alone.

http://youtu.be/JMJwcOiBoZE  Continue reading

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The Vinyl Vault – Forgotten House Classics Mix

Whoops! Looks like this House Classics Mix actually vanished back from when the website went down. Here it is again.

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Aaaaah good old 12″ vinyl. Them were the good old days.

Stream / Download from here : DJ Paul Nelson – The Vinyl Vault

Tracklisting:

  • Mighty Dub Katz – It’s Just Another Groove (Lisa Marie Experience Mix)
  • Eddie Amador – House Music (Full Intention Mix)
  • BB Club – Play This House (Original Hard House Mix)
  • Big Room Girl ft Darryl Pandy – Raise Your Hands (Rhythm Masters Dub)
  • Heavy Weather – My Love Can’t Turn Around
  • Elevatorman – Funk & Drive (Non Stop Top Floor Edit)
  • Love Tribe – Stand Up (Alcatraz Robs The Bank)
  • Revival 3000 – Mighty High
  • Cevin Fisher ft Loleatta Holloway – (You’ve Got Me) Burning Up
  • Pianoheadz – It’s Over (Distortion) (It’s Over Mix)
  • Funk Junkeez – Got Funk (Heavy On Da Bass Mix)
  • Kosheen – All In My Head (Planet Funk Mix)
  • Subliminal Cuts – Le Voie Le Soleil (1996 Way Out West Club Mix)

For quite a while I’ve been thinking about doing a mix based solely around older House tunes. Sometimes I feel that DJ sets, podcasts and radio shows are so focused on being upfront they forget to look back over the decades worth of forgotten tracks that never get a look in. Of course you always see the classic anthems such as ‘Insomnia’ or ‘Born Slippy’ pop up on compilations and such like but what about the countless other tunes that were big in the clubs at the time but never managed to get beyond that? There’s tonnes of good stuff that when cranked up sounds just as good today as it did back then. (If anything, check out the disco sample on ‘Mighty High’ by Revival 3000, disco samples don’t get much bigger than that.)
It’s also worth noting that some of these tunes are by big names but under a different guise (or from a previous collaboration).
Might Dub Katz = Norman Cook/Fatboy Slim,
Lisa Marie Experience = D. Ramirez
Rhythm Masters = Steve Mac
Revival 3000 = King Unique
So that’s the idea behind this mix, to drudge up some forgotten House classics and give them another airing. That and it gives me an excuse to have a good old look through my record collection. If you like this mix do leave some feedback, this is just the tip of the iceberg as far my vinyl collection goes. There’s plenty more retro stuff to come.

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Blondfire – Where the Kids Are (Munkeycop’s Bottle of Pop Mix)

I recently entered a remix competition as part of my ongoing musical project over at http://12tracks12months.djpaulnelson.com. It was to remix ‘Where the Kids Are’ by Blondfire, the contest is hosted over at Indaba.com. As per my previous Daft Punk remix it was done under my other name ‘Munkeycop’. Unfortunately the media player over Indaba is a bit flaky so I’ve now uploaded the track to Soundcloud.

In the end this remix was 96% made in NanoStudio on the iPhone (the other 4% being split between an iPad and editing the original streams on a laptop). Most of the work was done via an excellent app called Nanostudio (definitely worth a look if you’re into making music whilst on the move).

I’ve remixed the original indie-esque track into a light electronic sounding pop track. It’s a different style than what I would normally make but it seemed to fit the tone of the original track. In the end it was good fun just mucking about with some bouncy electronic sounds and that lovely vocal.

Update : Unfortunately I didn’t win the competition but it was still a good experience remixing the track and interacting with the community over at Indaba (the hosts for the competition).

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12 Tracks, 12 Months – Making music with iOS (iPhone / iPad) apps

For 2013 I have set myself something of a challenge. I have decided to try and spend twenty minutes a day making music. The end of each month will be a cut off point meaning that I must have a finished track at the end of each month. The end result?

12 Tracks in 12 Months

So far all of the work has been done using iOS apps, initially it was thought that the work would be split between both an iPhone and iPad. The reality is that the majority of the work has been done on an iPhone. Thanks to excellent apps such as Nanostudio and Figure it’s quite surprising what you can do with such a small piece of kit, especially one that’s supposed to actually be a phone.

I have also been blogging my progress as the work has progressed. At this time I have a track done for January although sadly it was not finished in time. That said, things are already under way regarding February’s track.

You can listen to my January track below. Click the link above to keep track on my other projects as they progress.

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Down and up again

techy_diffWu-oh! Looks like we had some technical issues yesterday where the website went down. We’ve managed to get back online but we’re running from an out of date backup. Things will look a bit odd for a little while as we set about getting everything back up again.

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The August 2012 House Mix

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Stream / Download from Here  DJ Paul Nelson – August 2012 House Mix

It’s been a good long while since I uploaded a house mix. In fact I haven’t even uploaded a mix in all of 2012. To remedy that here’s a little something that I’ve thrown together.

Tracklisting:

Bo Saris – She’s On Fire (Maya Jane Coles Remix)
Betoko – Raining Again
Amine Edge & Dance – Going To Heaven With The Goodie-Goodies
NNEKA – Shining Star (Joe Goddard Mix)
Bit Funk – Rap Music
Christian Alvarez – Ghetto Boy
My Digital Enemy – Back to the Mansion
Chuck Roberts/Khrizz Tapia – My House (Khrizz Tapia Bootleg)
Bastards of Funk & Sonic Union – Glitter (Ben Coda Mix)
Eddie Thoenick & Norman Doray – Celsius
Nari & Milani – Atom
Porter Robinson – Language
JoeySuki – Zomp
Zedd & Matthew Koma – Spectrum

If you’re new to the blog you can also access my previously uploaded mixes via this link.

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Avicii / Tim Berg – Feeling My Bromance Levels (DJ Paul Nelson’s Bro-Bootleg)

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Yeah I know, I know. The last thing anyone needed was another bootleg of ‘Levels’ by Avicii but I had this idea bouncing around my head and I had to throw it together. So here we have the original Levels track that drops into a little chunk of Bromance in the middle section (I still think that piano riff is a killer) before switching back into Levels again. It’s a simple enough idea but I think it adds a neat little twist for anyone who’s looking to get some more mileage out of this track.

Update : Awwwno. Looks like the track isn’t available right now. Stay tuned for further updates.

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