Marc Reck Djing, Events, Music, Workshops, & other things i like to do Fri, 19 Apr 2013 11:56:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Blog update & a bit of boating Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:44:26 +0000 marcreck

Hey folks - its been a good while since ive posted anything, so i thought id write a more traditional blog style post about a few things that have been happening since the end of last year. NB. All these posts are postdated as they were written in Feb & March, but i've been having so many problems with my hosting with inmotion, the sites have been offline.]]> 0
Twelve mixes for xmas and an album or remixes as my winter solstice 2012 gift Fri, 21 Dec 2012 20:13:43 +0000 marcreck

Today is the last day of the mayan calendear, the 2012 winter solstice and my dog's birthday! So to mark the occasion I thought i'd get together my best mixes of 2012 into a blog post and send it to friends and the nice people who visit my site \o/]]> 0
Reckommended Records – Nov / Dec 2012 Mon, 10 Dec 2012 16:32:42 +0000 marcreck Reckommended Records – Nov / Dec 2012

Here are 8 tracks, 4 albums & 7 free downloads over 6 (isn) genres in my slightly belated recommended reviews for the last couple of months...]]> 0
Soundtrack & Video for Secret City’s latest project Roots and Seeds Wed, 05 Dec 2012 11:50:18 +0000 marcreck

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.]]> 0
Dj Narrative Newsletter #4 Thu, 29 Nov 2012 14:25:24 +0000 marcreck

4th Newsletter contains a free 11 track album, a deep drum & bass mix with narrative, a glitch hop mix, an artist website, a website made of electronic music tutorials, 25 music reviews & a free electronic music blog]]> 0
Dj Narrative Prequel Album of Early Remixes for Gaza Save the Children Fund Thu, 22 Nov 2012 17:38:29 +0000 marcreck

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!)]]> 0
Dj Narrative – Coming Home Vol #4 – The Creative Thu, 01 Nov 2012 17:41:21 +0000 marcreck

The 4th Narrative mix explores a journey of a creative spirit with a soundtrack that features many tracks that have greatly inspired me on the deep drum and bass jungle tip...]]> 0
Marc Reck (Dj Narrative) – Going Out Vol #4 – Glitch Hop Wed, 31 Oct 2012 15:50:18 +0000 marcreck

This newsletter's Going Out Mix is heavily inspired by a recent dig in September which uncovered loads of wicked Glitch Hop and also to provide a more modular approach to these mixes \o/ All of these tracks were shortlisted for my last reviews even though they aren't new releases, and i'm loving the breadth and spectrum of the genre so been itching to try a specific mix....]]> 0
Life on the Narrowboat Part Two Mon, 29 Oct 2012 14:59:32 +0000 marcreck

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....]]> 2
Innofader in the S4 Review Mon, 08 Oct 2012 10:29:03 +0000 marcreck

Over the last couple of years ive been teaching myself to scratch and it's become one of my favourite things to do. Although i really rate the stock crossfader i've invested in a proper scratch fader for my Traktor S4, so thought id drop a review to share my findings....]]> 0
Reckommended Records Sep / Oct 2012 Thu, 04 Oct 2012 14:30:10 +0000 marcreck Reckommended Records Sep / Oct 2012

My site went down for a couple of weeks but here are 25 recommended records of various electronic music genres. Plenty of free ones, all 5 star tracks and links to all the artists and tracks in the title. ]]> 0
Dj Narrative Newsletter #3 Wed, 01 Aug 2012 08:45:36 +0000 marcreck

3rd Newsletter contains a cinematic bass narrative mix about love with a dark twist, the 2nd track from dj narrative album, 20 reviews. loads of free downloads, production video tutorials & photos & blog from life on a boat...]]> 0
Dj Narrative – Coming Home Vol # 3 – Alone (A Love Story) Tue, 31 Jul 2012 14:32:03 +0000 marcreck

This month’s mix with Narrative is a story about love with a host of bass music genres and a dark edged twist...]]> 2
Our first month living on the canals Tue, 24 Jul 2012 11:28:06 +0000 marcreck

Its been a month since we moved onto our live aboard narrowboat and its been a great experience and a manageable learning curve thus far. Now we’re a bit more setup i thought id have a go at a boat blog to share some of the more interesting bits and a few pics we’ve taken.]]> 10
Marc Reck feat Method Man & Redman – How High (Dj Narrative Remix) Tue, 24 Jul 2012 11:15:08 +0000 marcreck 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.]]> 0
Reckommended Records – June / July 2012 Fri, 20 Jul 2012 11:45:23 +0000 marcreck Reckommended Records – June / July 2012

What with all the adjusting to the new home i've little time to blog or work on the newsletter content so here is over 20 recommended records (half free / half forthcoming) a few albums and a couple of dj sets for any dj minded or edm loving folk out there...]]> 0
Understanding envelopes in Ableton & how to create a layered sound in Omnisphere Wed, 04 Jul 2012 12:32:16 +0000 marcreck

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.]]> 0
Newsletter Links Wed, 20 Jun 2012 12:08:15 +0000 marcreck

On the last 2 newsletters i always add a link to various things i think are worth checking out. It occurred to me that they could exist on my site if i made a specific blog post so here it is...]]> 0
A New Voyage Ahead Thu, 24 May 2012 10:40:01 +0000 marcreck

About 9 months ago my partner put forward the idea of living on a narrowboat, inspired by a couple of friends of ours and a mutual desire to live more sustainably. There were many hurdles that needed to be addressed, but after lots of research, planning and learning, i'm well excited to say that idea which seemed highly unfeasible for ages is now almost a reality! \o/...]]> 10
Dj Narrative Newsletter #2 Sun, 20 May 2012 19:31:21 +0000 marcreck

2nd Newsletter contains a narrative mix about fear, 2 live mixes from recent gigs, 1st track from remix album, a 800 year old history of Birmingham Markets, 2 tutorials & a free spectrum analyser, a 20 track chart with 10 free tracks, links to all artists & about 10 other things :)...]]> 0
Audio Soundtrack for Secret City Markets Project Sun, 20 May 2012 15:14:31 +0000 marcreck

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.]]> 0
More Dj Workshops at Corby Cube Mon, 14 May 2012 15:05:11 +0000 marcreck

TweetVery much looking forward to returning the Corby Cube in Corby to host a few more drop in Dj Workshops. Always get so much out of them in both the teaching and for my own ...]]> 0
An Awesome Breakbeat Masterclass, How to mix Kick and Bass, and my Favourite Spectrum Analyser for Free Thu, 10 May 2012 11:10:18 +0000 marcreck

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)]]> 0
Dj Narrative – Coming Home Vol # 2 – Fear & Love Part 2 Mon, 30 Apr 2012 15:08:59 +0000 marcreck

TweetThis month’s mix with Narrative is a kind of sequel to my first fear & love mix back from 2006, focusing much more on the Fear side of the equation. As a contrast to last ...]]> 0
Reckommended Records – April / May 2012 Tue, 24 Apr 2012 13:46:39 +0000 marcreck Reckommended Records – April / May 2012

A bumper pack of (at least) 20 tracks of different genres that i'm really feeling as we merging april and mays charts. Some free download and some forthcoming promos. All highly recommended.]]> 0