Posts Tagged ‘vintage’

I know it’s been a little quiet here recently but there’s been a lot of stuff going on in my life. Most excitingly, I’ve gotten married, to an amazing woman. I made this track for her.

 

She is a lover of many things: Music, Poetry and… Ducks. Not ony because they’re cute, but also because ‘quack is one of  the happiest words in the English language’. Saying quack forces the facial muscles into the shape of a smile. Facial feedback actually makes your brain think that you’re smiling, making you feel happier. She uses this at work to help women with their pain, and it has earned her the unique title of ‘The Quacking Midwife’.

When I first head The Dance of the Lame Duck, I new I had to make a remix for her. Along the way, 3 more ducks entered the fray – The Duck and the Kangaroo by Edward Lear, the sound of an actual duck and one badass motherducker. Together to remind us that there are sometimes to say nothing but quack.

Here at Dataphiles, I’ve always talked about love. The love of music, the love of information and the love of humanity. But finding the love of that one special person is the most amazing love of all

PLUR – D

I’ve been working on a series on sound reactive mashups using vintage video. If you want a unique looking video for your track/youtube mix, send a message me a message on contact@dataphilesmusic.com or via the normal social media channels

I can use any video as source material for these so if you have an idea you’d like me to adapt I can make that happen.

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Or I can make you a straight up vintage video remix

Or something more conventional

 

PLUR – D

 

Posted a new video on Youtube, its the ‘official’ video for Beep Beep Baby (not that the steampunk arcade machine vid featuring it wasn’t fun). I found some great old black and white footage of vintage dance routines, burlesque performances and animations, cut it all together and Robert’s your mother’s brother. I’m quite proud of the results & feel it fits the overall feeling of the track. The cut up dances reflecting the cut up swing samples that form the backbone of the track.

My girlfriend first described the break of this track sounding like people honking (flirtatiously) at a girl, dancing in the street (and hence came up with the name Beep Beep Baby). It was great to find some appropriate film footage to recreate that vision during this part of the track. The internet archive is truly an amazing place.  Bonus marks if you can spot all of the original clips on there. Some of them are hilarious (and perhaps slightly worrying) to watch nowadays, I’d particularly recommend ‘In my Merry Oldsmobile’ and ‘Gags and Girls’, I wonder if they’d remake them today 😛

Also I used Blender as a video editor for the first time for this (hell, I didn’t even know it was a video editor before now, I’d only ever used it for a bit of 3D animation before). As ever, it has a pretty steep learning curve but it is incredibly powerful and quite satisfying, once you’re in the zone. It’s by far and away the best open-source/free video editor I’ve used. So big props to all of the guys and gals who have made its development possible.

Anyway hope you enjoy the video, please like, comment and/or subscribe.

PLUR, D