Home » Archive by Category

Articles in Music

Soundtrack & Video for Secret City’s latest project Roots and Seeds

December 5, 2012 – 11:50 |

Have had the pleasure of working with pioneering community arts organisation Secret City Arts recently. This time it was for their Roots & Seeds project which explored the themes of putting down roots, being uprooted & seeking asylum with a wide range of participants from Tame Valley primary school.

Dj Narrative Prequel Album of Early Remixes for Gaza Save the Children Fund

November 22, 2012 – 18:38 |

Very pleased to announce that the aforementioned album of remixes is now finished and available as a free download from Thursday 22nd November 2012 (albeit in a different form than the one i was anticipating!)

Life on the Narrowboat Part Two

October 29, 2012 – 15:59 | 2 Comments

Part of the reason for no content on the site is the site going down. Something to do with the database, and still a few glitches to work out but have reset it a stable order which seems to have made it work properly although the images dont centre align and seem to have lost all the facebook likes & a lots of thumbnails….

Marc Reck feat Method Man & Redman – How High (Dj Narrative Remix)

July 24, 2012 – 12:15 |
Marc Reck feat Method Man & Redman – How High (Dj Narrative Remix)

Had a go at a glitch hop track at the end of 2011 inspired by listening to some opiou & of course Tipper, and here’e the result up for free download.

Understanding envelopes in Ableton & how to create a layered sound in Omnisphere

July 4, 2012 – 13:32 |

One very powerful function in shaping a sound is the use of envelopes, although its something I’ve never really utilised. Today i found a real clear & useful tutorial so thought id share it.

Audio Soundtrack for Secret City Markets Project

May 20, 2012 – 16:14 |

I’ve had a fair bit of audio editing and soundtrack for community projects work over the last 12 months but havent been posting much of it. This recent one for Secret City arts was one where i learnt a lot about the history of our markets so thought it’d be a good one to share.

An Awesome Breakbeat Masterclass, How to mix Kick and Bass, and my Favourite Spectrum Analyser for Free

May 10, 2012 – 12:10 |

This month’s tutorials are all about getting that solid starting point of the kick and the snare. This has really helped me define the solid starting point needed to build the track around (or be able to easily sort out any issues on the production front)

Dj Narrative album of remixes forthcoming as free download

March 9, 2012 – 13:38 | 2 Comments


I’ve been working on an album of remixes recently, which will be made up of tracks from the last few years which i’m looking to put out as free downloads to all newsletter subscribers.

I’m still …

2 online production workshops & a free tutorial thats well worth checking out

March 1, 2012 – 20:00 |


As part of this newsletter & as a seperate site called Reckorder, i will be sharing a whole host of useful music making tutorials on all parts of the process online.

I’ve collated all the ones …

Gigs with the Nextmen & a new dog

February 24, 2012 – 15:01 | 2 Comments

Haven’t posted all year so just thought id drop a quick update as the last one is the gig for new years eve! > which was a massive celebration and a magical gig, so real credit to all involved from start to finish…

We also got a rescue dog called Lucy Lurcher who’s proved herself to be pretty creative too :)

Back online & how to download the back catalogue

June 21, 2011 – 17:14 |

After a few months offline i’ve finally found the cause of the error logs (which was down to a plugin conflict) and we seem to be up and running again just in time for the summer solstice \o/…

May 2011 – Ch Ch Ch Ch Changes

May 27, 2011 – 18:31 |

May started and finished in two very different points, and bought about the aforementioned difficult choice, illustrated by this nice drawing that google has bought up, so for the benefit of my blog diary here’s the may drafts all in one suitably over-sized post…

Marc Reck & MIA – Paper Planes (Reckorder Remix)

May 15, 2011 – 15:49 | One Comment


Been learning a lot about production recently and thought id have a go at producing a remix of M.I.A‘s Paper Planes track. Pretty pleased with how it turned out so thought id post it to …

New Slamboree Video, Radio Show & Free Download

April 9, 2011 – 12:16 |


At our debut gig, two very talented individuals going by the names of Gregory Maximus Steel & Lkewis Hackett shot some footage, which has now been edited by the multi talented Acclaudian (who features in …

Free download from our new Slamboree band

March 23, 2011 – 16:46 |


Here’s our first free download from our new Slamboree band! A breaks remix of Prokofiev. Its hosted on Freear’s site til we get a premium account, but we’ll be posting all future tracks on our …

The Road to Slamboree – Our New Live Band

March 20, 2011 – 15:19 | 2 Comments


Over the last few weeks i’ve been working with the very talented Freear on our aforementioned musical collaboration, and it’s resulted in a brand new live band called Slamboree!
I should make clear that the road …

A / V Collaborations for 2011

January 24, 2011 – 18:05 |


As well as the musical collaborations i’m equally as excited about collaborating with 2 of my favourite Vj’s in 2011. I’ve worked consistently with both Liam (Blendstate) and Tony (The Lab) ever since we met …

Musical collaborations for 2011

January 14, 2011 – 18:13 |


I’ve been taking 6/12 months off to get some groundwork done, so i can really concentrate on my music and djing in 2011, and i’m pleased to say there’s already 3 collaborations on the horizon, …

Providing the soundtrack for Edirol/Roland stand at Plaza 2010!

October 3, 2010 – 14:02 |


I wrote a track called Drop Beats Not Bombs in around 2007. It was the first breaks track i felt happy with & was intended for 2 gigs – One for the night itself where …

Festival Track for Black Country Events Partnership DVD – May 2008

June 1, 2010 – 17:59 |


So this was my first commission as Reckorder Productions and came thanks to Anne Marie Pope in her role for Black Country Festival & Events. The brief  was to write a track that could be …

What a sound cloud

March 13, 2009 – 17:52 |


Soundcloud is a fairly new service that i’ve been a member of since beta testing.

It “lets you move music fast & easy. The platform takes the daily hassle out of receiving, sending & distributing music …

2008 – A (sort of) round up of last year..

January 4, 2009 – 15:46 |

or as much as i can remember off the top of my head anyway!..Don’t normally do these, but it feels a good thing for me to do as they say it’s always good to see where you’ve been before deciding where you are going to go…

New Technologies for 2009

November 18, 2008 – 14:34 |

I’m having a massive overhaul at the mo of everything to make way for a few bits of kit, trying to get as much in check by the end of year to make way for 3 new technologies which are set to raise the bar for 3 areas of my life….

Sound Cloud

October 4, 2008 – 01:01 |
Sound Cloud

Today i also got invited to a website/service i’ve been after for quite a while, (but interestingly especially this week!)…

Finished with the War – Dance on Film Soundtrack for New Vibes 2008

July 9, 2008 – 16:24 | One Comment


So this thursday is the screening of the Finished with the War Piece as part of this years “New Vibes”.  It’s a dance on film piece choreographed by Lucy Nicholls, directed by Liam D’Authereau, with …