One Year Anniversary: Summer 1974

It’s been a year since I registered this domain name on a whim of sorts, congratulations to me: this is by far the longest I’ve ever maintained a blog. I should collect some meta-data about how many posts I make a week, see when I’m busiest, and things like that, for now though, let’s celebrate a year of blogging with the release of a new GlitchFox track, “Summer ’74” which samples Kool & The Gang’s 1974 release “Summer Madness.” It is the first time I’ve worked with sampling somebody else’s music, and with luck, it won’t be the last.

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Jolt Cartridge & Volt Cartridge

On March 10th, 2011 I published Jolt Cartridge onto my Soundcloud page. It was an odd little number, operating at 180 BPM, and I didn’t think much of it. Unfortunately, I must have thought so little of it that I managed to lose all of the original song data, save for the drum parts. Have a listen.

Fast forward to Sunday, December 15th 2013: when, for some reason I’m inspired to remake Jolt Cartridge. The original was made on an iPad using the BleepBox app, but since then I’ve taking to making music with FLStudio. The remake follows the same drum pattern, but my attempts to replicate the original sounds and melody of Jolt Cartridge resulted in an entirely different song, Volt Cartridge. It was published last night on December 16th 2013.

It’s a slapdash production, put together in a little over 24 hours, but still, I thought this attempted remake would be an interesting first post in the Music Portfolio category of stories.