Originally, this page was an additional outlet for my SoundCloud account. However, my remixes/re-edits eventually got me in hot water, so now this is more your normal personal place.

My professional background includes a Ph.D. in History (my dissertation dealt with Chile in the nineteenth century), a M.A. in International Studies (thesis on world music and copyright), several years broadcasting at non-commercial radio stations and retailing music, as well as a scary summer of DJing at weddings and middle school parties.

27th July 2014

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BT featuring Caroline Lavelle

"The Great Escape" (Attention Deficit remix—Cold Duck rework)

"The Great Escape" was originally released on BT’s Emotional Technology album back in 2003, and appears in remixed form on the Technology EP, which came out the following year. That EP features the original instrument and voice parts of each track divided up into discrete files, something of a dream come true for remix freaks like me. I’ve used those files before, creating three other ambient reworkings of "The Great Escape," but here I finally got around to playing with the fantastic remix of the tune by Dave Dresden and Ryeland Allison. My rework of the Dresden/Allison version is basically just a re-edit with a bunch of overdubs using the mixing parts supplied with the EP. I love Caroline Lavelle’s voice here, and her cello playing is pretty impressive as well. If you have any doubts (although I’d throw my free will away and let the whole mix play out), skip ahead to around the eleven-minute mark where I strip away everything but Lavelle’s voice. Then try not to throw your free will away…

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23rd July 2014

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Shalamar

"I Don’t Wanna Be The Last To Know" (Cold Duck remix)

A remix I created over the past few days of a track from Shalamar’s finest LP, Friends. Just a little slice of ’80s soul can get you through the day….

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16th July 2014

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vortexanomaly:

the south complains…

vortexanomaly:

the south complains…

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11th July 2014

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Luther Vandross

"Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now" (David Morales remix—Cold Duck re-edit)

"Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now" is one of the great motivational disco songs, originally performed by McFadden & Whitehead. In 1994 legendary R&B singer Luther Vandross offered his own take on the track as part of his covers project, Songs. The following year, David Morales produced a series of remixes which gradually move the track from a relatively straightforward R&B/disco vocal into acid house territory. I’ve long adored the three dub mixes Morales did of Vandross’s cover version, but his vocal remix (much like the original cover) is a bit too poppy for my tastes. So, here I use part of the vocal mix as a springboard into highlights from the dubs which I’ve edited together into a long break.

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1st July 2014

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Gang of Four

"We Live As We Dream, Alone" (Cold Duck re-edit)

A re-edit I did of a song by the British punk/wave band known for their politically-charged lyrics.

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1st July 2014

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Me.

Me.

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1st July 2014

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I hope that one day soon, the communal, collective impulse fully repudiates the atomizing, libertarian tendency in the politics and society of my nation.

1st July 2014

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"I was likely the only person to bring…", opens the first paragraph of a little piece I wrote about the new Brian Eno and Karl Hyde record High Life for www.theTalkhouse.com today. What exactly was I the only person to bring? And where did I bring what? WTF? Read my plot-heavy account and check out the album. It’s got a lot going for it.

"I was likely the only person to bring…", opens the first paragraph of a little piece I wrote about the new Brian Eno and Karl Hyde record High Life for www.theTalkhouse.com today. What exactly was I the only person to bring? And where did I bring what? WTF? Read my plot-heavy account and check out the album. It’s got a lot going for it.

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1st July 2014

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As far as Africa is concerned , music can not just be for enjoyment , music has to be for revolution
— Fela Kuti (via moredarkthanshark)

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1st July 2014

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1st July 2014

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The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.
— Aurelius, Marcus. Meditations.  (via wordsnquotes)

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1st July 2014

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family vision…

vortexanomaly:

family vision…

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George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic | Funkalicious 70s

George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic | Funkalicious 70s

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1st July 2014

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25th June 2014

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I’m feeling very pleased with and proud of my latest remix, so here it is again…

An elaborate rearrangement I made of a track from the recent release by Brian Eno and Karl Hyde of Underworld, Someday World. I wanted to breathe a bit more dance music sensibility into this wonderful song while retaining it’s gentle, almost pastoral, folk music qualities.

Also…

There’s just two weeks left before I scale my SoundCloud account back to a free version. Unlike my current paid “unlimited” account—which has had as many as 180 mixes posted at a time—the free version will allow me at most 5 or 6 songs (but, if it gets shut down due to copyright violations, at least it will have been without financial loss on my part).

So, if you like dance, funk, soul or world-beat music from the ’70s though to today, check it out before it withers:

https://soundcloud.com/dj-cold-duck

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