REMIXES, COMPILATIONS AND COMPOSITIONS BY DJ ANCIENT
[UPDATED 06.12.17]
Wolf At The Door
Started with the drum intro to a Maroon 5 song, and then it morphed into something from "Little Red Riding Hood"...
Jimi's Combo Plate
Mashup of 2 of Jimi Hendrix's coolest tracks: "Freedom" and "Dolly Dagger". I also threw in "If 6 Were 9" for dramatic impact.
The Big Picture
Some generic but bent Mixcraft instruments framing Rod Stewart & The Faces, "Every Picture Tells a Story (Don't It?).
Rough Space
I was struck by the musical similarities of Jeff Beck's "Space for the Papa" and ZZ Top's "Rough Boy". When I put them together, well, it's pretty dense, but interesting...
Paperback Rocker (REMIX)
Don't get me wrong, George Martin put The Beatles on the map to be sure, but those early 60s production values (vocals WAY up front, and all the rest WAY in the back), just didn't do some of the Beatles songs justice, especially on the rockers. I fixed that...
Birdland Rocks
I've always been intrigued by this track by Weather Report from their populist album, "Heavy Weather". To my ear, the groove really never gets off the ground, so I added an undeniable back beat to the 2nd half of the track. Jazz purists will hate me (but I think they hated this album, too, so...)
Blinded By The Sun
LOL! Well, I thought I heard something by mashing up Manfred Mann's "Blinded by the Light" and The Beatles, "Here Comes the Sun", but as I got into it, it became quite the wrestling match. Not my best work, but interesting.
A Summer 6/8 Place (REMIX)
Those 60s production values again... even when this song came out by Percy Faith in 1961, when I was 9 years old, it seemed to need something. I added on a modern studio drum kit. The trick was that the drum kit drummer kept terrible time. I wrangled it down into an acceptable mix with a lot of cut and pasting.
Count Bubba Brecker
Couldn't resist taking an a cappella horn section track from the Gordon Goodwin Phat Band and the drum track from a Brecker Brothers track. I actually sent it to Gordon Goodwin. no response.
Wooly Monk Beat
Yes, it's Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs' "Wooly Bully" with a decidedly spiritual backing effect. I also jacked up the drums.
Access Sting
My friend, Dr. Dain Heer has a theme song for his YouTube videos about Access Consciousness that I felt could have used more COWBELL, er, drums (can you guess I'm a drummer?). Once I got the track worked over, I realized there were interesting intersectinos with Sting's "You Don't Know Nothin' 'Bout Me"... I had to speed it up to an interesting effect.
Gotta A Drumline On You (REMIX)
One more victim of bad studio mixing (or, inappropriate mixing) was the banc, Spirit. One of my favorite tracks from "The 12 Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus" is now rocked up to proper proportions. I saw them live in 1966 in Iowa before they broke through, and just loved the song, "I Got a Line On You", so, of course, had to mess with it.
Bad Time Good Time (REMIX)
Grand Funk Railroad recorded an uncharacturistically poppy-sounding song (probably to sooth record execs at the time) called, "Bad Time". Well, I had a good time with the drums on it, let's just say.
Cool Side of Town
I've always thought "Poor Side of Town" was a great song, and I've always liked Johnny Rivers' working man's voice, but if he was still recording today, I'm pretty sure there would be no gigantic string section and go-go girls echoing his words. So, I went in and made the best of it. I think...
CoryTheme1.mp3
The Cory themes were attempts to deliver to a client what she was wanting for a theme song for her podcasts and videos. She ended up going with No. 4, because she really liked Robin Sholz's "Waves", so I incorporated that into the theme. The others were from-scratch Mixcraft sync-and-mix.
CoryTheme2.mp3
CoryTheme3.mp3
CoryTheme4.mp3

Midnight Madness.mp3

This is a from-scratch mashup of Mixcraft sounds. Not sure why I'm naming it this...dig the clavanet and minor key disruption...
Wipe Down.mp3
What DJ drummer could resist The Surfaris 1961 hit, "Wipe Out". Well, before the main event, I had started with some Mixcraft sounds mashed with a Maroon 5 bass line, and even threw in some Savoy Brown and Earth, Wind and Fire. And then, "Wipe Out!"
Nitty Gritty
Shirley Ellis' quirky and infectious hit, "The Nitty Gritty", became a bigger hit in England in 1963, and then The Supremes butchered it. Here's my rocked up version of Ellis' with bongos.
George Carlin Duke: "I AM"
The greatest comic and social commentator of all time, George Carlin, and his amazing rap, "I am", I always felt needed a hip and cool backing track. Well, who's hipper or cooler than George Duke, who does the honors here.
My Life Is Burning
I accidentally heard Bon Jovi's "It's My Life" and Midnight Oil's "Beds Are Burning" back to back on a random MP3 shuffle, and realized they were identical tempos, but exactly opposite philosophies, so I juxtaposed them.
I'm In The Mood vs. Waiting For a Girl...
I heard this guitar feedback chord in Robert Plant's "I'm In The Mood (For a Melody)" and it struck me that the same guitar feedback transition was used at the beginning of Foreigner's "Waiting for a Girl Like You". Well, what results is a song segue made in heaven...

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