Monthly Archives: February 2012

ROOAARR Radio, from the Rave Radio part 5 recording

Been working on episode 5 of Rave Radio 2012. One of the outtakes is a huge ROAR taken to extremes with effects. It’s Roar Radio, coming up somewhere in early March…

Check out the ROAR, and make sure you’re listening to it in high volume, preferably in a residential area.

[audio:|titles=You don’t want to wake up in the morning next to this.]

The file: roarradio.mp3


Also, did i mention you can book us for live performances? check it out here.


Fake news: privacyloss caused by a phonebook

Just published a fake dutch news post regarding the loss of privacy sensitive data. The clue is that the data is just a phonebook. The article is in line with the recent increase in data-breaches that have been given widespread attention by the media lately 🙂

One of the arguments, that a phonebook can lead to determination of race or religion is actually true. The rest is just a bunch of fake stuff put together to look true and legit.

It’s in dutch, and you can check it out here.


TL;DR: Download RAGE.wav

Long story

Last week i was experimenting with some audio effects. Amazing how the volume can be cranked up to reach absolute insanity without clipping. The rage.wav file is in fact recorded whispering 🙂 Then i added the most ridiculous audio effects to make it sound … ridiculous.

The effect chain consists of the following ingredients:

  • Multiband Dynamics (no background noise, more highs)
  • Warmth
  • Vocoder (modulator effect)
  • Compression
  • Saturator (Hard Curve FTW)
  • Limiter (to “avoid” clipping)
I uploaded the original for remixing purposes. Can you increase the volume and impact even more?

Polaroids in HTML

To make the showcase on the Hack42 wiki look better, i came up with an idea: polaroids. Instead of showing default lists with pictures, you can also show them in a fashion people can relate to. In about an hour i worked out the idea. The list of pictures now looks like a spread of polaroids with words written on them.

With the intelligence in most browsers, it looks even better than expected. For the nerds: below the picture i’ll explain what i did. Also check the project page on the 42 wiki.



The pictures are normal pictures inside a <div>. The div has a padding of 10 pixels. Because of the description, the text under the picture adds to the polaroid effect.

The divs have a 1 pixel border, and use CSS3.0 (and browser specific) shadow and rotation.

The font is called GoodDog. It’s supposed to look like handwriting done with a permanent marker. The font face declaration uses external fonts that are located on the web server. The link is always black, even if you’ve visited the page. The CSS was injected into mediawiki, so it works in all skins.

Check out the information on the project page on the 42 wiki, source is on this page.

What you get for €2,55

Just visited the local “second hand store” and found some nice stuff: a few house CD singles and a Brada laptop stand.

Aly us – Follow me

Time defining house classic. Slow and smoothly moving to a place where we can all be free. Includes an instrumental, a dub version but of course the original track with an extended edit.

Ruffneck ft. Yavahn – Everybody be Somebody

This cd features 9 mixes (73 minutes) of this house track that’s been produced by Dwayne “Spen” Richardson, Derek A. Jenkings & Steven B. Wilson for Backroom Productions & Groundlevel Entertainment. Samples where taken of the AWESOME Yello – Bostich. Most of the action is on track 8: the full 8 minutes of the tune. The names of the masters at work also appear on this CD but most importantly: the live triangle has been performed by Starvin’ T.

SL2 – On a Ragga tip

Speeds up the sound with breakbeats from London. From XL recordings came this track by Slipmat and Lime (SL2). It’s fast, has the classic rasta influence and is a golden oldie. The CD features four tracks including the five minutes original mix and two other breakbeat tracks using pretty much the same breakbeat. Track 3 is pretty OK, but still a b-side. Extended version it is.

Lidell Townsell – Nu Nu

Piano house classic that can withstand the test of time for the larger part. “She looked so fine, i just had to speak”. Parodied by the 704 boys and the same organ was used by Crystal waters. Including an acapella/dub version for mashing and mixing. Also check out the So Fine Mix The password is play.

Quasar –  Last Train to Paradise

Something from the Turn up the Bass era. The last train to paradise. Bought this one to hear if there where some great remixes that would have less piano and more funk. There is some more acid, an acapella and some percussion. The fun starts at track 4: the 303 edit.

Unfortunately an empty sleeve of 400 hz – i’ve got the music in me 🙁


KK Travels – Pippi Langhouse

One of the all time maximum facepalm house classics for kids. It’s based on the Swedish child series Pippi Langkous (Pippi Långstrump). There was a version dubbed in Dutch. That one was sampled, sequenced, mashed and filtered into a house production that is nearly bearable to listen to. The B sides of this record really raises some eyebrows 🙂 And that’s why this is great.


Next to the cd’s i found a brada laptop lap stand to place your laptop on your lap. In real life it would look something like this (if i where tanned and wearing white clothes):