9 months ago
10 months ago
Psychoactive Records is celebrating life.
10 months ago
We are very excited to announce that our new release "E:Clipse - Just Breathe" is out today! Along with a mind bendingly amazing Bad Tango remix. Available now on all major digital music stores!! psychoactiverecords.bandcamp.com/album/just-breathe-bad-tango-remix E:Clipse Music Bad Tango ...
11 months ago
Not actually done this before, but it seems that seeing as the music we make, especially in this sector, has so much personal back story to it that it seems silly not to make light of it every once in a while.
So it only took about nine years for me to finally do a remix for him, but Adam and I first crossed paths back in 2010 when I first started out as Bad Tango and was trying to get some releases under my belt. I’d asked Toni Big Mistake if he’d be so kind as to let me remix one of his tunes, I was astounded when he said yes. This turned out to be my first ever release as BT, which was Big Mistake - Paradigma (Bad tango Remix). Within days of completion Toni was so happy with the remix that he asked if i’d like to do another, so I had a crack at his absolute masterpiece ‘Guenon’, which was due to be released on Psychoactive Records.
I had no idea Psychoactive was run by Adam, and one day he called me up out of the blue to give me some pointers on the remix. Adam used to write Psybreaks under the alias 'Peak' and formed one half of the early Psy Breaks act 'RMS & Peak'. These guys were legends to me. Everyone on Broken Robot Records at that time were personal heroes of mine, so when Adam rang me up it was like speaking to David Bowie or something 😂 I tried to play it cool, but I was a super excitable 22 year old speaking to one of my idols, so i’m not sure how well I did. Anyway the remix itself unfortunately never came to light because I simply couldn’t get it quite right, think Toni set the bar a little too high!
Adam and I stayed in touch online until we first crossed paths at Sunrise in Leeds back in 2011. Within the first ten minutes of meeting and chatting he sent me a copy of Stutter Edit from his phone, and I remember thinking this is the coolest guy ever! This dude is a legitimate technological wizard, and I don’t use those words lightly. It shows in all of his other music projects, from his Re:Creation Psy Trance project to his OverSoul (I’m not sure what) project. It’s no wonder him and his equally wonderful partner Laura Jenkins (official) Fan Page are music teachers, the pair of them together are a force of nature.
It’s funny that it’s taken nine years to actually write a remix for Psychoactive, particularly as my actual studio computer came from Adam!! And it seems fitting that it should be for Adam and Laura’s collaborative endeavour E:Clipse Music that I finally did one for, as i was at Adam and Laura’s house when I figured out how best to propose to my partner, who in just over a weeks time will be my wife <3
So below is a picture taken at Waveform festival 2011 shortly after we first met, this seems to be the only picture I could find of us together that is fit for human consumption! ...It also sports a young Steve Hedflux so a double whammy of awesome 😂
To summarise, people like Adam and Laura (Steve here too haha) are the very fibre of what makes our musical community so special. And if you ever see either of them at a party then do yourself a favour and go chat to them. You won’t regret it <3
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