Tuesday, April 17, 2007

In conjuction with Distinctly Jamaican Sounds, my other blog, I'm proud to present my latest project... I've been messing around with my GarageBand software and some of my all-time favorite tunes produced by the man Junjo Lawes. This is my first attempt at really juggling tunes - or putting together a continuous mix on the same riddims and it has been coming out okay. It's not perfect but in regard to doing the same with 2 turntables and a mixer it would be nearly impossible. I've had some limited experience with trying it out the old fashioned way with massive assistance from my friend Nick and his skills and if I can dig up the CD maybe I'll throw that up too - complete and un-cut with the occasional skipping record. I guess that's one of the problems you must be prepared to encounter when spinning 20 year old Jamaican pressed vinyl.

I'll be posting this first part of this multi-
riddim challenge in installments so that once they are all completed you'll have a complete Junjo Lawes/Volcano Mega-mix! I've actually been working on two mixes simultaneously but the second one with longer segments of each tune is not panning out nearly as well. This first part contains the "Another One Bites The Dust" riddim and "Three Blind Mice" which is one of my real favorites... I don't know maybe it has something to do with loving the original tune/nursery rhyme way back in elementary school. But I digress... please, let me know what you think.

Juggling Junjo Part One

Of note - I will be ripping a Volcano sound tape from cassette and will be upping it here to uphold some of the promises I made when I started this blog... stay tuned!