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In an alternative world yesterday’s announcement would have run something along the lines of the following:

“Huge pirate music site legitimised and integrated in new BFI distribution network.”

“Users encouraged to keep torrents open to distribute obscure content for credit and first listens to new work.”

“24-year-old man from Middlesbrough given ‘Extremely lucrative’ position as new music distribution method administrator reporting to Shawn Fanning, head of IFPI.”

I’m not an artist, merely someone that likes music to the point where I like to share it with anyone that is willing to listen. DJ/Rupture says something from an artist point of view over at his place and I would encourage anyone with a few minutes to spare to have a read at it.

Anyway, I mentioned previously that I was intending to say something about Moby and I was planning to post Hymn(alt.quiet.version) which is a half hour long ambient workout of the track, but I can’t actually find it right now. I suspect that I might have sold it at some point last year as I was planning to liquidate the majority of my collection but after dealing with the denizens of ebay I found it a rather frustrating experience from a sellers point of view and haven’t gone back to it. I could probably try doing it via discogs instead, but I’m a bit burned out by the selling process right now. Coincidentally, through typing this I think that I would have posted that version of Hymn to Oink a few years ago fulfilling a request for someone if I had been a member of said site.

The CD is available on ebay for a fairly small sum, so I can’t really imagine I went out of my way to sell it for a few pounds, I daresay I’ve just misplaced it.

To summarise what I was planning to post, I liked Moby’s early techno and ambient work, but got bored of him long before his music for adverts phase. I think he wanted to shake off the early fans anyway so he wasn’t pigeonholed as a particularly electronic artist and I don’t imagine he would care all that much.

There now follow some tracks that I found last night while digging for that Moby CD.

Michael Jackson – Beat It(Moby remix)

Slo Moshun – Bells of NY : Credited to Ed “Chunk” Rodriguez and Anthony “Monty” Montana, this is actually the work of Mark Archer of Altern 8. The subterfuge here was to suggest it was an import and thus was decorated with particularly American sounding names.

Death in Vegas – Rocco(Dave Clarke remix)

Rolf Harris – Sun Arise (808 State Vocal remix) : Originally posted back when no-one was reading.

The Future Sound of London – We Have Explosive (Mantronix Plastic Formula)

Gat Decor – Passion : There is a version of this with the vocals from Degrees Of Motion – Do You Want It Right Now, but I’m not too fond of that.

The Sandals – Feet (Dianadub)

JBC – We Love You : JBC was an alias for the Jazz Butcher (Conspiracy). The “DJs the man you love the most” comes from the Tears For Fears/Fluke track Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams.

On a similar note, one of the Fluke remixes of World of Twist’s Rolling Stones cover – Shes A Rainbow.

Jazz Butcher items on ebay.

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