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Last midwinter solstice party

Last midwinter solstice party

Playing at a not so cold winter solstice. Was kitted up to not feel any hint of coldness, it turned out to be not so bad.

Good night out

Went out last night to celebrate a friend's graduation and got home at 6 this morning.

Ended up at Bath Street dancing to what seemed like 200bpm drum and bass. A good night and a great DJ with some pretty nice songs. I love the hard edges and distorted drum loops that epitomises the drum and bass genre.

Main Stage Sets Confirmed

So, we've been confirmed. Denovo and I have both been given pretty good sets, although we wanted to swap times - I was given 11:30am (second to last) and he was given dawn. I prefer playing at 3-3:30am and he would much prefer to close off the party. So for the moment we've swapped - he's doing 11:30 and I'm doing 5:30, but have put in a request to move closer to 3. We'll see - hopefully it will go well, but at least we're confirmed and have been given respectable times on the main stage.

Talk to me by ZX81

This is another of my favourites - again 150bpm (surprise surprise). This one was written in Hindon (middle of nowhere in central Otago). Basically I took my studio out there and set up with everything I needed to be left alone for a couple of weeks - best way to make music!
5:45 minutes (10.79 MB)

Slow start by ZX81

This one is normally at the beginning of my set so that I have a bit of time to set up my live gear before I get started.
8:59 minutes (18.05 MB)

Licence of songs

Hey, just wanted to make it clear. You can use the tracks for whatever you like (seriously) as long as you include attribution containing: This song was written by Matt Riddell (AKA ZX81). See for more information.

A little more explanation of why I'm not charging anything:

Old man by ZX81

A slower one (well still 150bpm) starts with a zb talkback snippet of some old guy complaining about the cricket
4:54 minutes (9.1 MB)

Infection by ZX81

One of my fav tracks - kinda sharp but melodic at the same time. 150 Beats per minute. Enjoy :)
5:22 minutes (10.28 MB)

New ZX81 Site Up

I've started a new site using drupal to keep people up to date on my preparations for this year's Canaan Downs festival. This site will evolve over time as I add various bits of information including free tracks, photos and progress.
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