Saturday, May 28, 2016

It's Just Another AAP Housekeeping Post - Edition 1

This is just a quick post to let you know a few things that are going on in the world of Amateur At Play at the moment.

++ There's a revamp going on! You may notice some changes on the blog and across my social media platforms in the next few weeks. In a nutshell, everything's going to (hopefully) look a little more professional, and social media platforms will be updated more than they are at present. When the makeover is complete, I may even give away a track or two to celebrate. Keep an eye on my Twitter page and on here for more information on that very soon.
++ I have updated my biography and my contact details. That way, you can find out a little more about the man behind the pseudonym, and how to contact the... well, the man behind the pseudonym. Ahem.
++ If you look on the menu at the top of the page, I have added a new section. It's my discography. The premise behind it is very, very simple. If I have made it, it'll appear there. That includes my own tracks, official remixes, unofficial remix projects of my own and any cheeky little bootlegs that I've made solely for my own sets. I'll try to keep it updated regularly with the latest releases from myself.
++ I've recently spoken to quite a few people in the world of house music whom I, to put it very mildly, consider to be absolute legends. Conversations are still ongoing, so out of respect for the aforementioned artists, I won't be going into any further detail on that. However, I can state that it's possible that some things may well come out of that.
++ No less than two (yes, not one, but two) test pressing mixes are currently up on Soundcloud. Hurry up and catch them, as they won't be up for long. My mixes receive a more permanent home on my Hearthis page, which as I mentioned earlier, will be becoming much more prominent in the future. The first and the second are available from here and here respectively.
To borrow the recently used words of Barack Obama, Amateur At Play out!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Amateur At Play Test Pressing Mix - Session 2 - MIXED BY AMATEUR AT PLAY

A couple of demo mixes from myself, and some more of my many, many unofficial remixes that feature only in my DJ sets, all squeezed into just over 30 minutes. Not everything in here is even totally finished yet...

1. Black Dogs In Car Parks (Original Demo Mix) – Amateur At Play
2. Thank You Lord (Amateur At Play’s Uplifting Vocal Mix) – Connie Harvey
3. Caint Use My Phone (Amateur At Play’s Uplifting Bootleg) – Erykah Badu
4. I Don’t Know How To Say It (Original Demo Mix) – Amateur At Play
5. Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless) (Amateur At Play’s Half Asleep Dub) – Crystal Waters
6. Lift Me Up (Amateur At Play’s Uplifting Dub) – Halo & Kemal Feat. Arnold Jarvis
7. Heather’s Dance (Mix 1) – Amateur At Play
8. I Often Wonder (Amateur At Play’s Two Decades Vocal Mix) – DJ Soul Caizler Feat. Darian Crouse

Amateur At Play - The Upside Track *FREE DOWNLOAD*

Quite a few months ago, I made this track. I never expected it to turn out quite this way. It was originally going to be something on the more soulful side of house music, but an accidental switching on of the wrong plug-in on my laptop changed the entire direction of the track.

Whilst I'm proud of this one, I never quite knew what to do with it. It may yet appear in a more funky form in the future, we shall see. I put the preview up on my Soundcloud page some time ago, and it proved fairly popular. I did consider sending it to some record labels to see if any of them fancied signing it, but I never got round to it. So I decided to give it away to my loyal fans for free. And here it is.

Enjoy, and if you use it in a set, feel free to tell me about it!