Been a long time…


It’s been a while. Still collecting vinyl, not playing much as opportunities are slim, however I have dipped my toe into Twitch streaming. I’ve tested a couple of setups and OBS doesn’t kill my ancient MacBook…so there’s that. Considering working in a “Live” page and perhaps a twitter feed for if / when I do play. Not the same as spinning in front of friends / a crowd, but something to blow the cobwebs off.

Recently discovered Tidy Trax are pressing / releasing new vinyl, so those are winging their way towards me. Another label I’ve been following since its inception, Selador, has also been releasing new vinyl, and I’m currently 4 from 4 there [tech / progressive house].

I could blame the pandemic, but really, I’ve just been bone lazy. I don’t do any shameless self promotion, so this site ends up a hobby more than a marketing tool, and without an echo in the chamber…I just do my own thing. Sometimes, that thing is not playing music at all.

Finally…not sure wtf “capcomwindow” is, but the bots are hammering my login page with this user name. Yes, bots…I see you.



SOL_k – Believe in Something

it’s coming…

…currently going through playback scrutiny in my top secret and probably corona free bass bunker.  Progressive house, some classics, some less so and the occasionally flub from being well out of practice. Broke a needle mid-set, too, swapped out on the fly.

Uploading to the podcast,  momentarily.


Stop. Talking all that Jazz

Lots of n95 health mask spam. I wonder if elastic and my Nokia n95 work just as well…?

Not a lot in the new mix department, however I have been padding the vinyl collection. I’ve also been testing a streaming setup, and once I nail recording audio separately to capturing and streaming…we’re going to be good to go. Will investigate whether I can stream directly to this site, other wise will be a twitch stream on a dedicated page.

I’ve uploaded the DJ Edwin tribute night mixes, occasionally spin rekkids with DJ Syntax, and SOLON LORDS isn’t currently returning my phone calls.

I’m considered an essential worker, working in an essential service, so my expectations of a couple of weeks off work to mix and read and stream and PS4 have been dashed.

…recent additions to the collection include: The Shamen – Ebeneezer Goode. 🙂

DJ Edwin Tribute

I’ve been hosting links to the Edwin tribute night for years, but not in an accessible form. You needed to know the URL and the CamelCase used in the URL to correctly access the recordings. I’ve shuffled some files around, and made the night into a consumable podcast series. Credit must go to Mr Mac for recording the night, and The Beat for hosting the event.

This link will take you to the friendly one page list of episodes.

New Mix: Asylum

I have been somewhat quiet over the last few months…my output as slowed due to moving the Beat Laboratory across the city, and work / life / study. I’m also dealing with audio equipment failure and the need to buy / acquire a new set of monitors to hear myself mix properly. I have uploaded “Asylum” and I’ve had DJ Syntax record a couple of mixes, the first in a series I’m calling Guestmixes which is available here. Click through for a description of each mix. I’ve also been investigating live streaming, and this is a definite possibility for the future. I will need a webcam [currently investigating Logitech c922] and some test runs to ensure I can stream and record audio at the same time. I see a B2B session with DJ Syntax in the future…

New Mix “So You Like House”

Yep, in the upload queue right now. It’s not what I was working on in November, that idea has been put on the back burner, this was more a muck around with some more commercial tunes that I haven’t spun in ages…was a bit of fun, even if not as tight a mix as I’m capable of. Think “Owner of a Lonely Heart”, “Lola’s Theme”, “D.A.N.C.E” etc. Should be up and ready to rock shortly.

New mix in the works…

Yeah, I’ve got a house / electro thing brewing. I’ve done a sort through the records and I’ve easily got an hour or two. Looking forward to getting this one in the can. Opening with an Aquasky remix and immediately retreating back to 4/4 cause safety. Although maybe I should try another couple of break beat tunes…anyway, stay tuned, should have this done in the next couple of days.

New Mix: Thunderstruck [Big Girls]

First mix on the new rig is uploading as I write this post. My 1200mk3Ds arrived, and I’m now using Shure Whitelabel Carts / styli. The clarity in the sound is definitely noticeable over my entry level Numark GT needles / carts. The 1200s have come from a library in Japan, and even have that musty book smell about them. Really enjoying spinning on them, might even up my mix output. Next purchase is a new mixer…I eventually want to mix records and digital files via DVS. I’ll write a more detailed description of the mix on the Podcast entry, but think bouncy hard dance…I was dancing around my dining room mixing this, so hope someone else gets a kick from it.


Things that are happening…

Not much new on the mix front, I have 1 broken / malfunctioning Numark turntable, and I’m awaiting 2x refurbished Technics 1200s to arrive from Japan. There’s a new GAS LOUDER mix in the works that may show up on Mixcloud soonish, depending on whether I can get up there to sign off on it. I was supposed to record a mix in the Ipswich Beat Laboratory recently but I struggled to get motivated, so looking forward to new decks [and new needles / carts] to play with…probably time for a big vinyl sort anyway. I’ve also turned off the setting discouraged search engines from indexing my site…see how I feel about that in due course. May potentially pick up some techno in Melbourne towards the end of the month if time allows…other than that I’m processing some DJ SYNTAX vinyl mixes, but not doing anything of my own.


SOL_k – Twisted Sounds is coming

I’ve a new mix coming shortly. Electro House and very mid 00s, it’s getting rave reviews from my DJ mentor who happened to end up with the USB stick that the mix is on. My output has been somewhat stalled as I’m dealing with a broken Numark turntable at home, and my refurbished Technics are still ~2 weeks away. Suspect this new mix to available sometime in the next couple of days, on the Mixes page.