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C30 C60 C90 Go!

That loveable rogue Soundhog is back again, fresh after dredging up the remainders of the works of The Freelance Hairdresser with a roughly fortnightly series of quicker, less intricate mixes, called The Broadcast Sessions, the latest of which is really a compilation and is also really rather good.


And as if that wasn’t enough you can seemingly grab most of his Curdler EP on his last.fm page as well. Or if you’ve never heard any of the earlier Radio Soundhog stuff, start with the BBC Wales Session and then try volume 4 (the offshore tapes) and then volume 6 and marvel at the craftsmanship and get ready to mutter “Ben don’t make them like this anymore…” and sigh wistfully in times to come.

"Tired of using technology", you say?

Then why does the bulk of the song (other than the amusingly terrible lyrics) consist of a C64 loop being pitch shifted up and down (and badly at that!)?

50 Cent AYO Technology feat Justin Timberlake

On the plus side, the instrumental version is a great example of how to integrate chip music into a modern sound. Though for me I’ll still look to the likes of Kelpe and 8bitpeoples for my fix.

Vintage 2003 Soundhog sir? oh, and how about a history of the genre?

Ever the giving sort, Soundhog has now posted the original edit of his appearance on XFM’s The Remix from November 2003.

As you can hear, he’s always good.

grab it quick, bound to disappear as fast as… well, I should mention this here as well.

Strictly Kev AKA as DJ Food produced a madly nifty mix late last year by the name of Raiding the 20th Century a history of the cutup.

Now, just to be pretty nifty and verging on the intellectual he’s remixed it with a bunch of Paul Morley talking about bootleg culture.

Strangely it’s actually not a big pile of wank and rather good. A must in fact. Already unavailable at the original site, There is now a bit torrent link.