My 2012 in review :-) Here comes 2013 !

So 2012 draws to a close and hope y’all had a good one, let’s make 2013 an even better one !

Looking back at the year for me I have to say it was an interesting one in terms of the different areas I’m involved in.

Some of the highlights for me:

February I remixed the track ‘Push It To The Limit’ by Paul Engemann from the Scarface soundtrack and got to meet & interview one of my all time heroes DJ Sneak.

Also during February we started work building the XLR-Radio studios, a job we had envisaged taking a few weeks but it took a lot longer !

April I worked on a remix of the song ‘Shine’ by Sabriye a singer originally from Turkey now living in the United States. That remix came about from a discussion on Twitter with Sabriye about her new song and in the end I produced two remixes each with a very different flavor.

May Went in the mix again on my buddy Paul Webb’s show ‘Balance’ on Spin South West FM, incidentally check out his show each and every Friday night 9.45pm – 12.45am for the latest club sounds.

June The big one for June was the launch of XLR-Radio after months of preparation.  A variety of bands and DJs played for launch day and a lot of fun was had by all. We launched XLR in the two bars beneath our studios, The Blind Pig & Dr John’s.

Also in June from a production side of things it was mash up time again and I decided to go for something completely different.  I took the track ‘Honky Tonk Angels’ by Kitty Wells (from the Devil’s Reject’s soundtrack) for a spin, giving it a country hip-hop vibe. Mashing up the video also as always was a lot of fun.

July – November

It was all XLR work, 7 days a week ! No time for anything else … Due to the sheer amount of work inolved in keeping the station on the air as November came around it was decided to put the station on hold for the time being with a look to a relaunch in early 2013.

December Entered the Snow Patrol, ‘Fallen Empires’ remix competition and my entry appeared online on December 17th, fingers crossed now on the outcome.  I’ll have to wait until late January to find out how that goes…something to look forward to I guess !? It was a pleasure to work on the track whatever the outcome and look forward to getting involved in more of these competitions in 2013.

Also in December I started working on the new album from Austin, Texas singer-songwriter Kevin Brown’s new album ‘Big Moon In The Sky’. I’ll be producing this album putting my twist on his already established sound, the first track ‘The Trail’ I posted online towards the end of December. This is another project I’m looking forward to getting into early 2013.

December was a busy month, as the world didn’t end and we were all still here on the 22nd I re-joined Paul Webb on Spin South West for another mix to close out the year.

Throughout the year..

A variety of other things happened throughout the year including DJing for The Special Olympics fundraiser on O’Connell St, Limerick and Gay Pride 2012 @ Home, Baker Place, Limerick.  I played these along with a variety of other gigs including a new dance night which kicked off late in the year in Charlie Chaplin’s which looks set to be one to watch for 2013.

I also did a interviews for a few different documentaries relating to DJing & Music Production and kicked off a new regular radio show on XLR ‘The Temple’ which will return in 2013.

So there you have it..that sums it up for me in terms of music production & DJing ! Here is to an even more productive 2013!! Let’s do this !

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,700 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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