Monday, February 27, 2012

Domination - Released






Domination - Rock This Island Mix

This is a remix of one of my old school long format “DJ Friendly” tracks. Domination is a relentless 160BMP acid stomper that will take listeners on ten minute escapade though dark trance, typical of witching hour raves sets of the mid 90’s.

The core of the original “Domination” track was programmed with hardware synthesizers (Oberhiem Matrix 6, Akai AX-73, Korg M3R and a Casio VZ10M) and samplers (Akai S900 and Yamaha TX16W) on an Alesis MMT8 sequencer.

“Domination” was originally released in 1995 as a 12” limited run Vinyl EP with another track called “Garden of Eden”. The EP made its Debut at “Rock Island” in Denver Colorado when I was known as the alias Kid Sonic. The album was the second release of mine in vinyl format following a mildly successful album called “Mixes from the 3rd World” that I had produced earlier that year.

The influence for “Domination” came from New York producer Joey Beltram who I heard perform on the nationally known radio show “Groove Radio”. Beltram had put together an extraordinary 13 minute performance starting with “Tales from the RZ” that I had recorded and listened to dozens of times.

I decided to remix “Domination” for nostalgic reasons with the top objective being to retain the old school feel and yet ever so slightly enhance the overall experience. In listening to the final mix I could clearly see those late night rave sets in my mind, looking down from the DJ booth into a sea of dancing people.