Monday, 21 July 2014
It's coming in to Wedding season, and when my good Facebook buddy Brian comes a-knockin' for a favour, I'm always happy to help. When Brian did me the honour of asking me to make a track for the forthcoming wedding of his daughter Emily, I couldn't say no. So this is what I came up with.
One of my all time favourite tracks, full of pathos, with a little help from the biggest crooner on the planet, combining to create a track for the lovers, whether they be together and singing to one another, or to those lovers a million miles apart that are longing for each other. Sing it down the phone, sing it face to face. But however you sing it, sing it with love.
Have a fantastic day Emily.
Wish You Were Home
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Michael Bublé - Home
Tuesday, 15 July 2014
Here's a rare Colatron track made for the sake of being made! Nothing clever or deep about this one, save for maybe the title...
Featuring my beloved Jamie Woon (oh how I long for a second album!) and the original soul daddy, Stevie Wonder, here's a little something to keep you ticking over whilst I work on a couple of favours for some mates. Enjoy!
Ladies and Gentlemen
Jamie Woon - Lady Luck
Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
Apologies in advance for the roughness and dodgy artwork, I was in a rush to get this one out ;)
See you soon!
The one I forgot to post!
Created for the excellent Mash of the Titans 3 album, this is what happens when John Bonham plays overtime, whilst John Paul Jones throws down some wuuuuub, all the while Page and Plant start 'steppin like their lives depend upon it.
Whole Lotta Bass
Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
The Funk Hunters ft. SkiiTour - Whole Lotta Drop
Rock n' roller
Tuesday, 8 July 2014
Posted elsewhere on these pages, here's the Soundcloud link for my contribution to my mates', Tiger Mendoza's, wonderful remix project for their Monsters and Miracles album.
Based around their doom-laden apocalyptic track "Mellotron", I've been a naughty boy and completely turned it upside down, making it quite the upbeat indie dancefloor filler (hopefully), whilst retaining a touch of melancholia via Coventry's own urban Poet Laureate, the mighty Ghostpoet.
And going against type, it's a bit of a multi-mash (of sorts!). Let it never be said I'm not versatile ;)
Tiger Mendoza - Mellotron
Ghostpoet - Meltdown (ft. Woodpecker Wooliams)
Penguin Prison - Fair Warning (drum sample)
Bon Iver - Wash (strings)
Pendulum - The Island (claps)
Still playing catch up for the year Cola-fans, but I promise there are new stuffs in the pipeline - stick with me!
Tuesday, 1 July 2014
It's that time of year again when the super-awesome Panos T gathers forth the Pantheon of the Mashie Gods and releases the Mash Kraken upon the world - yes, it's time once more for Mash of the Titans!
Featuring 19 tracks from some of the world's greatest mashup producers (last time I checked, we had a good couple of million plays on Last FM between us, let alone on Soundcloud, Youtube, etc.). the album is now available to download c/o my good mates at themashupradio.com, and it's a BANGER of an album!
And of course, I may or may not be on there with a classic rock d'n'b roller ;)
Follow the link to:
for the download links, crank up the speakers, and have a mental picture of me in a swords and sandals epic as a more beardy Harry Hamlin with a sparkly Pegasus as a pet.
01. Dylan Vasey – Bday Again [Katy Perry / Nerva / Avicii]
02. DJ Schmolli – Smells Like Jealousy [Nirvana / Cromeo]
03. DJ Ryson – Can’t Forget Radioactive Horse [Katy Perry / Shakira / Rihanna / Imagine Dragons]
04. 2Loud – Lowdown Paranoid Disposition [Vicetone / The Temper Trap / Plissken]
05. DJ’s From Mars – Dare You To Stampede All Night [Icona Pop / Dimitri Vegas / Hardwell]
06. V.Sigma – Bad Commander [David Guetta / Kelly Rowland / Hardwell / Neon Jungle]
07. Kill_mR_DJ – Catch The Life’s Horse [Armin Van Buuren / Zedd / Katy Perry / Kosheen]
08. Robin Skouteris – Fade To Love [Visage / Space / Hurts / Pet Shop Boys]
09. Lobsterdust – Partition Glow [Beyonce / Brothertiger]
10. Mashup Bambi – Blinded G.U.Y. [Lady Gaga / Blizkids / Simon Curtis]
11. Discosid – I Heard You’re Changing Baby [Fau & Wad Ad / Groove Armada / Marvin Gaye]
12. Pat Scott – Love To Blow You Baby [Donna Summer / Beyonce / Madonna / Kesha]
13. Jarod Ripley – Calling All Blue Hearts [Kylie Minogue / DJ Cassidy]
14. Titus Jones – My Love Will Be Wild [Justin Timberlake / Britney Spears / Pitbull / Taylor Swift / Rihanna / Maroon 5]
15. Colatron – Whole Lotta Bass [Led Zeppelin / The Funk Hunters]
16. Mashup-Germany - Shout Roar in Echt [Katy Perry / Michael Jackson / Tears For Fears / Echt]
17. Mr.K! – Wrecking Me [Miley Cyrus / Katy Perry]
18. MashMike – My Titanium Love [David Guetta / Route 94]
19. Cosmic Dawn – Naughty Euphorian Allstars [Loreen / Rihanna / Naughty Boy / Alicia Keys / Demi Lovato]
Monday, 16 June 2014
And the 2nd of tonight's posts, and the one that's from the heart.
Ever since I were a little lad, I'd look up at the sky and wish I was up there flying around on a rocketship exploring for love and adventure. There's a reason I did Astrophysics at University, you know...
So, inspired by and in tribute to the beautiful full moon of last week that lit the Mash Cave wonderfully, here's my semi-autobiographical mash to the big shiny thing in the sky that hypnotises so many of us.
Frank Sinatra - Fly Me To The Moon
Kenneth Bager - Moonlight Talking
dialogue from the movie: "Moon" (2009)
sample from NASA's Flight Director for mission STS-120 launch
Next: the big one... the Mash of the Titans vol. 3
Well here's a thing; I've barely made a thing all year and then from nowhere, you'll have a trio of Colatron good-time fun tracks coming your way in the next fortnight, with 2 tonight alone! I'm the proverbial bus of the mashup landscape.
So first up; it's an honour and privilege to be asked by the fantastic Tiger Mendoza to contribute to their new remix album of the release Monsters & Miracles. Ian Tiger was back on the boards in the day of GYBO and I've always been a fan, so not being a remixer by any stretch of the imagination, I took the easy option and mashed it instead :)
Picking the emotionally swooping track Mellotron (I've had the instrumental on my PC for the last couple of years and had always meant to do something with it and who could resist anything with the word 'tron' in the title - not I!), I decided to go with something that I think Ian would like (judging by whom he follows on Soundcloud!) - my beloved Ghostpoet. With a hint of Bon Iver and a touch of Penguin Prison for good measure. I gave him - MellowTron.
Grab the album from the bandpage here (you can even grab some of the stems and have a go yourself!):
Or download/stream from the Soundcloud Set here:
Thanks to the boys and girls for the opportunity - I hope I didn't mess it up too much!
Monday, 12 May 2014
Because I've been criminally lax on making tracks this year, have a cheeky cheesy smile-inducing apology from me.
Yes, for one night only, I'm going back to old-skool pre-CLT fun Colatron territory!
Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
The Kooks - Naive
Normal melancholic service will be resumed soon, do not adjust your sets.
Sunday, 30 March 2014
You know, it struck me recently I'm apparently coming to the end of the Cola-journey. I seem to be completely out of ideas and I have little to no inspiration right now.
So what to do? Kill off Colatron and begin over a-new as Colatron. Think of this as a message to myself. The Death of Colatron.
Daniel Rosenfeld/C418 - Beginning (excerpt)
Tycho - Adrift
Portishead - Over
Daniel Rosenfeld/C418 - Beginning 2 (excerpt)
Dialogue sample taken from "The Grey" (2011)
Thanks to my boys, Bogoss and Rhythm Scholar for the 'pella and the Minecraft tracks respectively.
Next: who knows? But keep 'em peeled. I may come back as an EDM DJ or pop smasher :)
Sunday, 23 February 2014
Something quick and easy from me Cola-fans, to warm you all up for the Springtime.
No apologies for me using my beloved Ellie Goulding again; there's a reason why she won a Brit award this week (she's FAB!). And certainly no apologies for using Speech Debelle - if you don't know her amazing body of work, please do go seek her out - again, there's a reason she won the Mercury Music Award a few years back (and did very well on Celebrity Masterchef too as I recall).
Warm, melancholia for the lovers of beats.
Searching For The Lights
Speech Debelle - Searching
Ellie Goulding - Lights