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From The Digital Sweatshop
The Music, Art and Travels of Alan D. Oldham a.k.a. DJ T-1000.

My New Best Friend.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Just spent the afternoon with Alexander Kowalski. As you might remember, he did a remix for me a couple of years ago. He came to pick me up at the flat, then we went to breakfast at Markthalle, after which he took me to his studio to hear some new music of his.

I heard his new album. Many of the tracks have vocals and all the tracks are very well-produced. Fans of his old-school DisX3 stuff will be disappointed, though. No hard, evil Tresor bunker-style techno there. It's got a lot of commercial potential, while still being underground.

In talking to him, I discovered we have a lot of the very same philosophies about music. We like a lot of the same bands, too. Plus he's turning me on to some bands I didn't know about, like Muse. Really cool guy. We're supposed to be hanging out again tomorrow night, but he's got to go to France on Thursday morning, so maybe not.

On another note, this record for Gayle San's label may not be happening. Gayle herself picked the tracks in the first place, they're catalog tracks, you know, not new ones. The idea was to reintroduce myself to the 12-inch market after being away for awhile.

Anyway, I delivered the CD way back in March '05. It had 8 tracks on it to choose from, different styles. Gayle chose the most DJ-friendly ones. Now Intergroove wants me to change the tracklisting all of a sudden. Hello, you've had the EP for almost a year, I'm 3000 miles away from my studio now, can't change shit, sorry.

What's funny, too, is they (Intergroove) originally wanted me to do artwork for the release too, but didn't want to pay my fee. Haven't seen an advance, either. So we're now veering into "more trouble than it's worth" territory.

Oh, well, that's the business. What can you do.

-AO :: 10:26 AM ::


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