Monday, September 16, 2013

80's Extended Mixtape!

This mix needs no introduction. Over two hours of original 80's pop extended versions, all mixed up.

Come and get it.

Hardcore Math User - 80's Extended Mixtape.mp3

Track list:

  1. Tears For Fears - Shout (Extended Version)
  2. Steve Winwood - Higher Love (UK Extended Mix)
  3. Howard Jones - Things Can Only Get Better (Extended Remix)
  4. Bananarama - Cruel Summer (Extended Version)
  5. INXS - Need You Tonight (Mendelsohn Mix)
  6. Art Of Noise - Paranoimia (Paranoid Mix)
  7. Peter Gabriel - Big Time (Extended Version)
  8. New Order - True Faith (Shep Pettibone Remix)
  9. Ollie & Jerry - Breakin'... There's No Stoppin' Us (Club Mix)
  10. Paul Hardcastle - 19 (Destruction Mix)
  11. Madonna - Lucky Star (Extended Dance Mix)
  12. OMD - If You Leave (Extended Version)
  13. Power Station - Some Like It Hot (Original Extended 12" Version)
  14. Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science (Extended Version)
  15. Oingo Boingo - Weird Science (Extended Dance Mix)
  16. Romantics - Talking In Your Sleep (Extended Version)
  17. Cyndi Lauper - She Bop (Dance Mix)
  18. Madonna - Material Girl (Extended Dance Remix)
  19. Wang Chung - Don't Let Go (John Luongo Extended Remix)
  20. A-ha - Take On Me (Promo 12" Mix)
  21. Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over (Extended Version)

Sunday, September 15, 2013

New Mixtape Coming!

It's been a long time. I haven't sat down to complete a mixtape since 2011's Jungle Sound Murderah. But I'm back.

Something about the end of summer makes me crave rare '80s extended versions. In August of 2011, I went on a downloading frenzy and nabbed some remixed '80s hits I loved, some I hated, and some I never knew existed.

Suddenly I realized this was the basis for my next mixtape. And so it is. The mix is well underway, and will be released sometime in the coming weeks — for free, of course. Confirmed tracks so far include...

  • Need You Tonight by INXS
  • Cruel Summer by Bananarama
  • Paranoimia (feat Max Headroom) by Art Of Noise
  • True Faith by New Order
  • If You Leave by OMD

Stay tuned...

(A full list of my completed mixtapes — and much more — can be found here.)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

My Ebook Is Now Available At The Kindle Store!

My new ebook, Dante's House - Short Stories, is now available at the Amazon Kindle Store.

Click here for more details.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Percival Ravenwood Cordially Invites You...

I have decided to split off all dark entries from this blog to their new dark home, hosted by the most noble of gentlemen, Percival Ravenwood, Esq.

Percival has been gracious enough to take in all black ambient, experimental, Halloweeen-themed, and literature posts from this Hardcore Math User blog.  All existing posts will remain active, but will contain redirect links instead of content.

It was time, really.  I was trying to do too much at once, and at bottom Hardcore Math User is really about original dance music recordings from my days as a signed artist, and retro electronica mixtapes.  Think of Percival Ravenwood, Esq. as a dark spinoff.

So go take a tour of Percival's dank drawing rooms and unfinished cellars.  There are hidden passageways and haunted cupboards, and the help is always at hand.

It's just in time for Halloween.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Found Audio: Uptown Laundromat

This morning while doing my laundry I was greeted by the unexpected and delightful surprise of beautiful harmonic sounds coming from the surrounding machinery.  I immediately dropped what I was doing and recorded the moment.  I'm so glad I did, for moments later the machines went on with their business, and the convergence died.

Uptown Laundromat 15 Sept 2012.mp3

It really sounds like a moment in a Brian Eno or Steve Roach soundscape.  Utterly breathtaking.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

3 Second Rule (3 Second Delay Mix)

Two friends of mine dared me to watch this video by Lisa Gail Allred on the same day, so I did.  The chatter was that we had another Rebecca Black on our hands, so I stopped what I was doing and watched the video right away.

Cut to me loving Lisa Gail Allred.

Yeah, Rebecca Black just got served.  Lisa Gail Allred's fame might not reach the fever pitch that Black did last summer, but there isn't any denying her lack-of-talent-as-a-novelty-talent appeal.

I loved her song The 3 Second Rule so much, I made a remix.  As I do.

Lisa Gail Allred - 3 Second Rule (3 Second Delay Mix).mp3

Bad is the new good.  Remixed.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

'95 Jungle Sound Murderah

Back once again for another old school collection.  This time we’re going to the back of the crate for some heavyweight classics that will absolutely melt your face.  Spanning the crucial '92 – '95 era, we let drum and bass legends Roni Size, Goldie, Bay B Kane, Andy C, and Aphrodite take us on the ultimate jungle safari back to where it all began.  
These are some of the songs that got me seriously hooked on the jungle / drum & bass scene when I first got my start as a producer in the early 90’s.  I remember completely feeling the intelligent vibe as I listened to Goldie’s Jah, Rogue Unit’s Nocturnal, and EZ Roller’s Rolled Into One.  The combination of complex rhythms, mathematical symmetry and lush keyboard sounds absolutely floored me.  
I'll never forget the first time I listened to my then brand new vinyl copy of Boogie Times Tribe's Real Hardcore — absolutely changed my life.  Later on, my CD copies of Goldie's Timeless and D'Cruze's Control were worth more to me than my car.  My love for jungle / drum and bass has burned bright ever since.  This mixtape is a tribute to these masters of the dark arts.  
Having said all that, I can't let this mix go out without a nod to what I consider to be the original jungle track – the one that came before all the others, the one that I never listened to without a pot haze around my head: The 1991 Version Galore mix of Meat Beat Manifesto's Radio Babylon.  This track truly lit the spark in a gasoline-filled warehouse, and has got to be my favorite jungle / drum & bass track of all time.  This is the third recent mixtape of mine to include samples of this monster tune.  
All of the songs have been sped up to 170 bpm to give the mix a modern feel, but each song’s original pitch has been preserved to maintain the old school vibe. Many snippets go uncredited, such as Van Kleef's Life Began Changing, Randall & Andy C's Sound Control, and A Guy Called Gerald's 28 Gun Bad Boy.  There are some fresh bootleg remixes (456, Dancer), and one is an unreleased song of mine from 1994, when I was just learning my jungle chops (Congo Menace).  
This one goes out to DJ Spree.  Let’s get 2012 off to a proper start.  OH GOSH! 
Track list:
  1. The Intelligent Jungalist - Double Barrel
  2. Amazon II - Booyah (Remix)
  3. Danny Breaks - Step Off
  4. Kane & The Paraquat - Addikshun
  5. Phuture Assassins - Roots 'N Future (Altern 8's Dark Future Remix)
  6. Bay B Kane - Hyd & Seek
  7. Dillinja - You Don’t Know (Remix)
  8. Roni Size - Phyzical (Vintage Remix)
  9. Remarc - Drum N Bass Wise (Remix)
  10. Da Intalex - What Ya Gonna Do
  11. Rogue Unit - Nocturnal
  12. Roni Size - All The Crew 'Big Up' (95 Lick)
  13. Pascal - Freedom
  14. Chuck E. - Smokin’ A Blunt
  15. DJ Krust - Jazz Note
  16. Money & Dubtronics - Jungle Jazz
  17. Goldie - Jah
  18. Bay B Kane - Giant Steps
  19. Ironik - Believe In (Remix)
  20. Bay B Kane - Jump Up Jungalist
  21. Hardcore Math User - Congo Menace
  22. Tom & Jerry - Dancer (Hardcore Math User Remix)
  23. Tic Tac Toe - 456 (Hardcore Math User Remix)
  24. Tom & Jerry - For The Gold Teeth (F.N.T.)
  25. Boogie Times Tribe - The Dark Stranger (Johnny Jungle Remix)
  26. Kid Thunder - Life Goes On
  27. Roni Size - Timestretch (Origin Unknown Remix)
  28. Roni Size & Krust - Witchcraft
  29. EZ Rollers - Rolled Into One
  30. Foul Play - Being With You (Remix)

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