Democracy Manifest
  • From : Melbourne, Australia
  • Joined : Thu 17th Aug 2023, 3 months ago

About Me

Old school sample lover. My first sampler was a scsi unit plugged into the back of an Amiga in the 1980s. Refugee of the infamous Melbourne rave scene of the 90s.
When I DJ I go by Sp3cul8 but when I play live or make tracks in the studio I use the monkier "Proximity Efkt". Pretty much retired (old fart that I am) but still making tunes and using my hardware to make samples for all you young ones out there. When I started out finding samples was so hard, but with Looperman I can help others and that makes me happy.

Instruments I play

Keyboard (badly)

Software I Use

Ableton Live
Koala Sampler
Traktor Pro

Hardware I Use

Roland MC-505
Yamaha V50
Roland SP-606
Roland JX-08
Behringer TD3
Yamaha RY30
Various FX Pedals
Xenyx X2222 mixer
Zoom H2
Stanton decks

Listening To Right Now

Been crate digging in the dust - looking for old vox especially. Just found a record of poetry that I'm looking to use as a sound-design source. Also - AI voice generators are pretty cool too, although they need some FX to shine.

10 Favourite Albums

Easy E - Easy Duz It.
Spiderbait - Songs in the key of J.
Prodigy - Music for the jilted generation.
Pink Floyd - Piper at the Gates of Dawn
RUN DMC - Tougher than Leather
Avalanches - Since I Left You
Beatles - Sgt Peppers
The Doors - The Doors
Dave Clarke - Archive One
Carl Cox - F.A.C.T

My Influences / Fav Artists

Anyone who uses samples, from the Avalanches to the Prodigy through to Chris Liebing and Mallgrab. I'm not fussy or elitist at all - and I really do listen to everything.

My Music Sounds Like

I'm leaning more and more into the bush techno sound, but more on the techno side than the psy side, although the trance influence is in my blood, having been to bush doofs since the earliest Earthcores through to Esoteric today.

In My Other Life I ...

Do other things