So I was clearing out my room for the big move down to London and I came across a stack of CD-Rs which I had to choose what to do with. Not having the heart to lob away three years worth of what is effectively a daily sound track to The Andrew Jackson Show, I boxed ’em and hid them away in the loft probably never to see the light of day again.
But as I dug a little deeper I started to come across some CDs a lot older than my relatively recent student radio days. And when I mean old I mean the days of 4x writing on external Iomega CD-RW drives over USB 1.0. Ahem.
What I rediscovered was a relic of my initial foray into the world of HTML. Back in the day, possibly Year 9, Nav Atwal and I had a bit of a Web-off. A game of oneupmanship whereby we each tried to design personal websites, Nav on Dreamweaver and myself on Frontpage, to an audience that really only consisted of ourselves. The following audio file must have been the product of a day when I’d put the code to bed.
The second offering from this little blast from the past has German Christmas Markets Trip written all over it. Created on a demo of some generic dance music creation programme, it features the “Get Off My Land” sample of the Levellers live at Glastonbury 1992. As a mature bunch of 15 year olds at the time we found it very amusing to play this sample very loud on my ghetto blaster on the coach when entering the bit of France in the UK side of the Channel Tunnel.
DJ Peroxide – Get Off My Land (Super Star Mega Rave Mix)