I think the most famous artist I remixed back in the day must have been Matt Darey and his rocktronica project Urban Astronauts. (I’m not counting Jean-Michel Jarre and Klaus Schulze as those remixes were actually covers where the artists weren’t involved in the project).
If you know your trance music history you know that Matt was one of the big names. He’s sold more than two million albums during his long career. I used to send him my tracks and he played some of them on his radio show Nocturnal. In 2008 when he was starting the Urban Astronauts project I was asked if I wanted to remix one of the tracks. I got to choose which one. A couple of weeks later Urban Astronauts – Animal (Bjorn Fogelberg Remix) was done and approved by Matt. The EP was released later that year.
The last couple of years I haven’t done much remixing, but looking back the last 15 years or so I count more than 25 of them. Most of them were official, commissioned remixes that were released on CD, vinyl and digital. A few weren’t released for some reason or the other and a couple were just-for-fun unofficial remixes.
I just made a playlist that contains most of them. It has my official Klaus Schulze and Jean Michel Jarre covers but also remixes from other artists you might never have heard of (but should).
Which one is your favorite? I know my favorite, but won’t tell you.
When I’m not posting stuff about DIY music electronics or re-painting a huge kitchen cabinet, I’m also producing some new music. I got roughly enough for a new full length album now, but still need to finish up a couple more tracks, which I hope to do within the next couple of weeks.
However, this track called Red in a sea of green is done and I’ve decided to make it available on Soundcloud. It’s an atmospheric progressive(!?) dance tune with some sort of summer night vibe. Oh and it has a melody.
The album is still unsigned and truth be told I haven’t really put that much energy into fining a label for it. Worst case I’ll just release it myself. Should you know anyone at a (big-ish) label that could potentially be interested, please let me know and I can send send them a secret link to the whole album.
Listen to this 1 hour ambient mix from Mackami aka Macka X.
Tune #7 is one of my older tracks called SixFiveOneOh.
Check out this little techno track I just recorded from my modular synthesizer. It’s a work in progress obviously.
Nowadays I’m really into making sounds and music on my modular synthesizer. This is a track I put together live in just three hours. It’s called Abyss and it’s pretty dark, with an organic feel to it. Actually it’s my first ambient tune in many, many years. Check it out and don’t forget to tell all your friends about it. 😉
Yes I have a page on Bandcamp. There’s not much there yet except my latest official EP releases Rework 1 and 2. Check it out and buy my music if like like to support me. I will hopefully add some more releases there in the future.
Some techno I put together with my modular. Enjoy!
As some may or may not know I was pretty deeply involved in the so called Commodore 64 scene from around 1986 to 1990. I was the co-founder and musician/graphics guy of a Swedish demo and cracking group called XAKK. Rob Hubbard was one of my major inspirations for my music back then. Here is my personal top ten list of the best pieces of C64 music created by the one true SID-god, Rob Hubbard.
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I’m accumulating tracks in a pile for what could become either an EP or possible a full lengther. Blippetiblopp is one of the tracks and it’s some sort of melodic, deep house progressive thing. Listen to it and please don’t be too shy to let me know if you like it.