Long time no post.
As I'm sure you all know, I've given up on this blog (as I am no longer in Japan), but I have finally made another!
Something similar to this, just a little more music focused — oh yeah, new DJ alias too.
CHECK IT OUT!
July 21, 2009
June 29, 2008
I'm trying to think of what I should do with the blog...
Either I make a new one and link you from here, or stop blogging all together. I need a way to get my mixes out there to everyone, so I will probably end up making something new (I have no idea when).
I threw together a mix the other day — lots of electro clash, bassline, fidget stuff. Enjoy!
Optics - Chapter 1 (yeah, back to my old alias)
1: Justice - Stress (Auto Remix)
2: Mylo - Paris Four Hundred (SebastiAn Remix)
3: Lazy-Rich - A-OK (Oliver Nickels K-O'd Remix)
4: Oasis - Wonderwall (Gianlorenz Bernini remix)
5: Crookers - Knobbers (Funk D Remix)
6: Fantastadon - Microwave
7: Nine Inch Nails - That's What I Get (Computer Club's President Emeritus Remix)
8: Jupiter One - Countdown (Designer Drugs Remix)
9: Rayflash - Flash Dancer
10: Casa Del Mirto - Bad Girls Surf (Broke One Remix)
11: Does It Offend You, Yeah? - Epic Last Song (Jack Beats Remix)
12: OH SNAP!! - I'm Too Fat To Be A Hipster (Mightyfools remix)
13: Toni! Tony! Tone! - Feels Good (Breakdown Remix)
14: Fantastadon - Anesthesiologist (Hot Pink Delorean Rmx)
15: Audioporno - Choo Choo (The Bloody Beetroots Remix)
16: Dada Life - Cash In Drop Out (Twocker's Danger Step Mix)
17: Tegan & Sara - Back In Your Head (Stop Die Resuscitate Remix)
18: JELO - Awesomesauce (Twocker's GTi Mix)
19: Hot Pink DeLorean ft. Knowlton Walsh - Freak Night (Fantastadon rmx)
20: Cryptonites - Can't Give You Up (Kill The Noise Remix)
21: Hatiras & MC Flipside - Get Blahsted (Original Mix)
22: JELO - Can I Get Loud (Stupid Fresh Remix)
23: Hostage - Blockhead (Malente Re-Edit)
24: Terry Poison - 24 Hours (Aston Shuffle A-Bomb Remix)
25: Machines Don't Care - Afrojacker (Orginal Mix)
26: Grum - Go Back (Damage Remix)
Posted by Vandal at 8:28 AM
June 3, 2008
Like I said quickly in my last post, I am about to move back to Vancouver. I sucks that I have to post about leaving Japan, but with no luck finding a new job in Japan — it's the only option I have left.
Everyone I talked to about it have all asked the same question: "Are you excited to comeback?" or "Are you sad to leave Japan?" Honestly, I'm 50/50 both ways.
It sucks to have to leave a place where you have spent a year and half calling your home. All of the friends I've made here, all of the people I've met, all of the memories I've made, it's definitely something I will never forget — or ever could. There are many people in my life here that have supported me; a simple "thank you" isn't enough, but it's the best I can do for now.
On the other side of things, I am coming home to a loving family and a whole other group of friends that I am overly happy to see again. Once I get back it's time to truly get my design career started and I am probably the most excited for that. Not to mention moving back to Vancouver in the most beautiful season and leaving Japan in the worst. Haha, that's definitely a plus.
Not only have a I grown personally, but professionally as well. Being thrown into an entirely different culture and design industry has opened my eyes to the fact that where you are from and the environment around you really shapes the person you grow up to be.
Enough of my rambles.
I want to say thank you to everyone in Japan for an amazing year and half. I will never forget any of you. When you come to Vancouver for a visit, you will always have a place to stay with me!
And さやか, I will be playing what you gave me all the way home on the plane.
GOODBYE JAPAN! See you again soon!
Yes, I'm leaving Japan, but more on that next post. For now, enjoy the "finale" to the Tokyo Sessions mixes!
With a 10 hour flight ahead of me, maybe something a little more relaxing to listen to on the plane might have been a good choice — but then again, going out with a bang is also fun.
Where my mixes go from here... we will just have to see when I get back to Vancouver.
So here we are! Tokyo Sessions: Finale
1: Hijack - Party People
2: Calvertron - Stumble
3: Calvertron vs. Clik - Super Bleep (Orginal Mix)
4: Will Bailey and Mikey Hook - Screwball (Orginal mix)
5: The Bulgarian - Barn Dance (HiJack remix)
6: Moby - Alice (Drop The Lime Heavy Bass Remix)
7: Geoff K - Vodka & sugarfree redbull (HeavyFeet Remix)
8: Jaksaw - Damn!
9: Groundfloor - Front To Back
10: Dj Dan - Banging On Ya System (Twocker Remix)
11: Hijack - No More
12: The Yank - We Can't Be Stop'd
13: Ocelot - This Is Our Time (Calvertron Remix)
14: The Temptations - Standing On The Top (Rudder Remix)
15: Paolo Jackson & Ruud EQ vs VanICE - Ice Ice Baby (Orginal Mix)
16: WDP Project vs Cyril Sneerz Hit Squad - I Wanna Give You Devotion (Will Bailey Remix)
17: Electro F - Superstar Break (Twockers Funk This Remix)
18: Calvertron - Everytime
19: Will Bailey and Mikey Hook - Body Flow (Donald Ducks Dooms Night Remix)
20: Jukey ft. Sway - The Way We Go (Herve Remix)
21: Donald Glaude - Let The Bass Drop (Twockers Wobble Mix)
22: House of Pain vs Micky Slim vs Basement Jaxx - Jump N Shout (Zander Mazuka 2008 Remix)
23: General MIDI - Milton (Dee Zed Mix)
24: CSS - Music Is My Hot Hot Sex (Switch feat. Mapei Remix)
ENJOY AND COMMENT!
May 13, 2008
My birthday just passed on the 11th! 22 years young and still lots of life to live! Because I'm in Japan, I turned 22 years old 16 hours before I did in Vancouver, so in those 16 hours I made a little mix! Well, I've been playing with it for a bit, but I finally decided to record it. Here we go!
Tokyo Sessions: Tanjooobi Time! (Tanjyoubi means Birthday in Japanese)
1: DMX - Up In Here (Mighty Fools Remix)
2: Dr. Dre - Still D.R.E. (Tenzin Remix)
3: Copyfokking vs. MJ - Knippelsuppe (Chew Fu Acid Mash)
4: ESTAW & J-Cast - Break It Down
5: Cazals - Somebody, Somewhere (Moulinex remix)
6: Bryan Cox - Let's Go To Work (Piano Piano Piano Remix)
7: In The Club - Turn You On (Mowgli Mix)
8: Round Table Knights - Hold Me Back (The Bulgarian Remix)
9: Clark Able - Lemonhead (Hijack Remix)
10: Santiago & Bushido - For What (The Bulgarian Remix)
11: South Rakkas Crew - Mad Again (Boy 8-Bit Remix)
12: KiNK - Bad Man (The Bulgarian's Sneaky Edit)
13: Boy 8-Bit - Fogbank (Jack Beats Remix)
14: MALK - Ey Du Opher (BSBTRGDCLUB REMIX)
15: Trip - Who's That (Jack Beats Remix)
16: HiJack - Out There
17: Beastie Boys - Sabotage (DJ Kue's OMG Remix)
18: Michael Jackson - Bad (Mowgli is Bad Remix)
19: ACDC - Thunderstruck (Crookers Remix)
20: Doorly - Here Goes
21: Hostage - Snake Charmer
22: Doorly - BON
23: Fake Shark Real Zombie! - Designer Drugs (Designer Drugs Remix)
24: Hearts Revolution - Switchblade (LARIOTS Remix)
25: Symbolone - Love Juice (Moulinex Remix)
26: Cassetteboy - Nigella's XXXmas
As usual, if you grab and listen: COMMENT!!!
April 24, 2008
Yupp, threw together another mix. Bass heavy, lots of energy, and really hot all the way through. I named it "atsui" or "hot" in Japanese.
Tokyo Sessions: Atsui
1: Redman - Noorotic (Intro Chop)
2: Clark Able - Bad Boy On The Block
3: Randy Brusseto, JR From Dallas - Jazz Ghetto City (Lee Mortimer Remix)
4: Interactive - Dildo (Jaimie Fanatic Battery Mix)
5: Ghostface Killah - Charlie Brown (Yuksek Remix)
6: Mark Almaria - Freak Em Slow (Panty Dropper Freak A Leek Mix)
7: Sawtooth Sucka - Depressed Mode
8: Bonde do Role - Divine Gosa (BSBTRGDCLUB Remix)
9: St Plomb & Water Lilly - Shake A Leg (Jokers of the Scene remix)
10: Bass Kleph - Coup d'etat (Hook n Sling Remix)
11: Beastie Boys - Intergalactic (Jizm & Man Eat DJ Jackin Remix)
12: Fukkk Offf - I'm A Freak (Original Mix)
13: A1 vs Daft Punk - HBFS (Been Done A Million Times But Not Like This mix)
14: E-40 ft. Lil John - Turf Drop (DJ Doza Remix)
15: Kelis - Milkshake (Man Eat DJ & Jizm Remix)
16: Keyshia Cole - Shoulda Let You Go (DStar's Bassline Remix)
17: Black Eye Peas - My Humps (Clark Able Bootleg)
18: Damaged Goods - Yo Righteous (A1 Bassline Remix)
19: Erik Bo & Tony Will - Funk Addict (Clark Able RMX)
20: Herve & Yo Majesty - Get Low Club Action (Scattermish Timid Fuckup edit)
21: Jesse McCartney - Leavin' (MSTRKRFT Remix)
22: KMD - GET U NOW (Outro Chop)
IF YOU DOWNLOAD THE MIX, PLEASE COMMENT!
If no one comments, I won't know if anyone is enjoying!
This is my 50th post! For some reason I thought I would be a lot higher on posts, but I guess laziness took over.
A lot has been going on recently with my life in Tokyo, after leaving my my company I have been on the search for a new design position here. I can't remember if I posted about that, if not, I am now ;) The fruits of my labor don't seem to be ripening very nicely. Time and money are slowly dwindling and it's starting to look more and more like I will have to go back to Vancouver near the end of May. I did have an interview with a really good company here and I'm still waiting to hear back from them, hopefully it's all good news from them and I will be able to stay longer in Japan. I'm not ready to leave yet, 100% not ready, but whatever happens—happens and if I have to go back to Vancouver at least I'm not going back to nothing. Hopefully I can post about good things in the near future!
Enough of that nonsense! I have been busy working on a few design things, mostly personal stuff, but all stuff where I have 100% creative freedom. There are a few display/headline fonts I am working on, one of which is complete with a full basic latin character set and another about half way done. The first one with the complete set is called "Paipu" (pipe in Japanese). The second is still unnamed and unfinished, but it's looking good so far. If you want the font file for Paipu, just throw me an email!
As usual click on the images for a higher resolution.
I also got asked to do some comps for a Converse Chuck Taylor shoe by my partner in crime at Unlogik. Here are some comps I did! One of his comps got picked for the final design, but it felt so good to do some stuff without any restrictions!
That's about it for now! Tune in next post, same bat place, some bat time.
April 1, 2008
The most beautiful season in Japan has arrived! With the awesome weather, amazing flowers everywhere, and half way around the world the WMC's just finishing up... I threw together a little mix.
I dug up some of my old Hed Kandi tracks and mixed em up into a very discoish funky kind of thing.
Bring the Kandi Back
1: Solu Music Feat. Kimblee - Fade (Grant Nelson Big Room Vocal Mix - Wez Clarke Re-edit)
2: Andrea Clarke feat. Homecookin' - Do What You Wanna (Richard Earnshaw Mix)
3: Copyright Presents One Track Mind feat. Angie Brown - Good For You (Main Mix)
4: Lovestation - Teardrops (Joey Negro 12" Mix)
5: Dogsax feat. Rietta Austin - Love Is On My Mind (Club Mix)
6: Fire Island - There But For The Grace of God (Joey Negro Mix)
7: Roachford - River of Love (Full Intention Vocal)
8: Mayhem & Bones - Feels Good (Club Mix)
9: Indigo - Save Your Life (Grant Nelson Remix)
10: Bobby & Steve - Welcome to the Real World (Soulstars Remix)
11: Tamberlain - Red Light (Extended Vocal Mix)
12: Solitaire - You Got The Love (Extended Club Mix)
13: Flower Power - Flower Power (Original Mix)
14: Saturated Soul Feat. Miss Bunty - Got To Release (Ian Carey and Eddie Amador Club Mix)
15: Gadjo - So Many Times (Club Mix)
16: DJ Chud - Will I (Mediterranean Vocal Mix)
17: Afterlife - Never Before (Bobby Blanco & Miki Moto Mix)
18: StoneBridge Feat. Julie Morris - Show You How (Wonderchops Mix)
IF YOU DOWNLOAD THE MIX, PLEASE COMMENT!
If no one comments, I won't keep posting them!
Here are some shots of the Cherry Blossom trees (桜) just outside my place. I get to look at this for the next couple weeks. Bliss.
March 28, 2008
March 21, 2008
Not much to say, just another mix! Enjoy!
The 21st Mix
1: The Streets - Let's Push Things Forward (Hostage Remix)
2: His Majesty Andre - GIRRRL
3: Djago - Come On Ya'll (Original Mix)
4: Britney Spears - Gimme More (Samantha Box Remix)
5: Heavyfeet - Sick Like That feat. Switch MC (Santiago & Bushido Remix)
6: When Saints Go Machine - You Should Be Someone Else (Nic Sarno Remix)
7: Midfield General - Disco Sirens (Boy 8 Bit Short Vocal Mix)
8: Bass Kleph - Helium (Mowgli less'z more mix)
9: Larry Tee - I Love U (Yeah! Woho! Remix)
10: His Majesty Andre - ROXXX
11: Haydn Haydn - Slide Action
12: Jaksaw - New Jack Heights (Original Mix)
13: Larry Tee - I Love U (The Bulgarian Remix)
14: To My Boy - Model (Sinden Remix)
15: OH SNAP!! - Bill Cosby Sweater (Hostage Remix)
16: Jaksaw - Noice (Original Mix)
17: Cazals - Life Is Boring (Crookers Zupa Dela Cazals Mix)
18: The Count & Sinden - Beeper (Fake Blood Mix)
IF YOU DOWNLOAD THE MIX, PLEASE COMMENT!
If no one comments, I won't keep posting them!