This was my first digital recording using mini-disc and boy what a difference it makes! The whole editing took about 6 hours using free software Audacity; approximately 1 hour for every 10 minutes of music. The overall sound quality is up 5 fold, there are still imperfections but that is no fault of the equipment.
The party was in a geodesic dome accommodating about 30 people. All the jumps and skips on the recording were people dancing or moving around bumping and grinding into Earwig! The other interference is from a mobile phone which someone had left near by and was ringing-it to try and find it.
At one stage we had the whole dome rocking whilst the rest of the house and garden was empty. Other DJ’s played drum n bass and techno but we had by far the best atmosphere and least complaints. It just goes to show the wealth and quality of vinyl that’s being buried in landfill!
Woodhaze has a f a c e b o o k group with photos
This recording is hosted by the internet archive here
“Intro (Bud Ashton, apache)
Black Sabbath, paranoid
Deep Purple, smoke on the water
the Clash, 1977
KLF, what time is love
Billy Idol, rebel yell
Frankie Goes to Hollywood, relax
Duran Duran, wild boys
Sly Fox, lets go all the way
the Whispers, and the beat goes on
George Michael, last whisper
Womack and Womack, teardrops
Michael Jackson, billie jean
Soft Cell, tainted love
Rockwell, somebody’s watching me
Amphetameanies, last night
Honeycombs, can’t get through to you
Outro (Bud Ashton, apache)”