This is the Remix
For the portion of this section about
Pink Floyd remixes, you will notice many links to other pages. Follow
them. They flatter me.
Visit music.alexwroten.com for extensive info on Alex's music.
Part I: Pink Floyd
Though according to
this page, my first remixes were done in 1994, they were really done
in 2000. I was immensely enamored with the existing Trance Remixes
of Pink Floyd material which essentially took the existing albums and
worked in new, repetitive electronic music to create a new mood for the
material. Since I had been listening to Pink Floyd for SO LONG, it was a neat
breath of fresh air. MP3 trading was in its early inception, and it was
really easy to find just about anything electronically for free. I amassed
the entire collection of existing remixes very quickly, but I wondered
why the classics Piper at the Gates of Dawn, A Saucerful of Secrets,
Ummagumma, More, The Wall, and The Final Cut weren't remixed
(especially if The Division Bell was, gosh!).
I was VERY new to computer music, having just started using FruityLoops
and Sonic Foundry Acid to make my own music, but I decided to make a remix
album. How hard could it be?
I am lazy, and I find my own album covers on the internet.
The decision to do More first was not a difficult one. Three years
earlier, I had recorded my own drum track to the opening track, Cirrus
Minor, to spice it up. It took me about one week to do the whole album,
and I put it on a Pink Floyd Remix website. I got good
enough comments to inspire me to make another. My second choice was
The Final Cut!
Google Image Search: the best/worst thing to happen to
Again, another week and I had this one fresh out of the
oven. I played the keyboards and bass on this one a good bit (way more
than I did for More), and again the comments were uppers. I traded
the MP3s of both of the albums on a Pink Floyd bootleg Hotline server.
Hotline was an old, easy-to-use, IRC-meets-AIM-meets-Windows File Manager
interfaced internet program, and it was awesome. A few people downloaded
them before it closed. That was the only way anyone had access to them.
"But how did they get widespread enough for you to
find your own album covers online?"
There was a CD store in town called X Records. I
dropped by one day to find myself excited over the owner's PF bootleg
collection. One thing led to another, and soon enough we agreed to trade
five of my collected bootlegs for five of his. I fulfilled my end of the
bargain very quickly. So quickly, in fact, that I found my remixes on eBay
a few days before he completed his end of the deal. So what? My remixes
on eBay.... going for over $30?! I was not okay with that, and a friend
on the Hotline server warned the highest bidder. I was a little upset,
but eBay continued to show some hints of my remixes here and there (though
I've never made a single penny from them!)... and now even Wikipedia
has mine joined together with the previously-made, professional remixes:
|"In the mid-1990s, several unknown people released pirate trance
remixes of More, Atom Heart Mother,
Meddle, Obscured By Clouds, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were
Here (which was later reissued), Animals, The Wall, A Collection of
Great Dance Songs, The Final Cut,
A Momentary Lapse of Reason, and The Division Bell."
After these two semi-successes in the remixing world, I
did two more complete PF albums, Piper at the Gates of Dawn and
A Saucerful of Secrets, but through some computer negligence, I
seem to have lost them (I have been looking for them for three years now
and can't find them). Luckily, "See Saw" and "Corporal
Clegg" exist from the latter, and let me tell you, to this day I
have not done a better remix than "Corporal Clegg."
What do I think? Honestly,
I think that my two "released" Pink Floyd remixes are garbage.
They're way too repetitive and they use too many of Sonic Foundry's royalty-free
Acid loops. Very little original music was put into the remixing, and
a lot of repeating verses glaze over the projects. With my remixes for
PatGoD and ASoS, I made many of my own loops and things... but they don't
really matter now do they? For MP3 samples, check out my discography
Part II: Life After Pink Floyd
First, I tried some more artists I knew, such as Shawn
Phillips. The advantage to remixing Shawn Phillips is that my family's
in contact with him. I began with a terrible remix of the song "Rumplestiltskin's
Then, I progressed my Acid-loop talents a little and created
Remixibution around the same time as PatGoD and ASoS... meaning the original
files are lost (though I have a remaining rough mix). Check out the discography
page for more info and samples.
Somewhat inspired by Moby, my next target for remixing was
field recordings. I remixed Stewball
...which used many original loops, but the loops aren't the highest
quality. I did two or three other field recording remixes, but then I
decided to try my hand at remixing my own music. That is how SeedS' 37
Remixes was born.
Then, along came this website. After I made this website,
I pretty much decided it was my place to do whatever I wanted and put
whatever I wanted on it. I created two remixes of Arabic music provided
by my friend, Ehab:
These remixes have been immensely popular on my website,
along with a remix of Bob Marley's "Stir it Up," which I took
down due to overwhelming popularity (though according to my father, he
found it on a download service... ARGGH!). They have even been played
on the radio, though I have never made any money off of them.
Though now I hate the site with a passion, for a while I
was really into Overclocked
Remix. I originally put my two video game remixes, Mario Phat (Super
Mario Medley) and Path of Sephiroth (FF7 One Winged Angel remix) on my
webspace to submit for the site, but after 4 submissions spaced out over
different 6-month periods, I gave up on them. Currently, these
are the two most popular tunes on my website, though through gay-ass
music search engines such as Singing
Fish, most people don't know they are downloading music from my site
(check your freaking ID3 tags!) That's something that sort of
pisses me off. If you're going to download MY music for free, you should
at least know that you are getting it from my site... maybe email me...
Anyway, since I can't stop the flurry, I can only add to
Of course, I don't want anyone to equate me to Lars Ulrich
from Metallica. Downloading my music is fine, but I want the credit...
so please pay more attention.
Recently, my most popular (amongst people I meet) remix
has been my remix of a 1980s commercial for the Colgate Pump entitled
I hope you enjoy the remixes I have put on my site. Do me
a favor and email me to tell me how you like them, or buy
one of my movies/soundtracks or something. I don't make money from