28 December 2008

J. Codec - A Construct Of My Psyche

A Construct Of My Psyche is my second minimal tech house set, recorded 28 December, 2008. It focuses on minimal house and techno but there's still a healthy dose of electro in there for flavor. Additionally, I finely diced some samples from Twelve Monkeys and tossed them in the intro and outro for good measure. Enjoy!
  1. Dusty Kid - The Twister [Southern Fried Records]
  2. Deadmau5 - Alone With You (Adam Shaw's Pretentious Remix) [Vendetta Records]
  3. Autophase - Moosic [Digiprana]
  4. James Harcourt - Moob (Quivver's Moob Deep Remix) [Baroque Records]
  5. Lutzenkirchen - Broken Bullet [Great Stuff]
  6. Lutzenkirchen - Lockdown [Craft Music]
  7. Lutzenkirchen - All That Jazz (Popof Remix 01) [Great Stuff]
  8. DJ ICO, Spirit & Dr. Artik - Pum-Pall (Maroder Mix) [U.S.B. Digital]
  9. Santiago & Bushido vs. DJ Fame - For The People (HiJack Remix) [Potty Mouth Music]
  10. Balthazar, JackRock & Mingon AT - These Days [Muzik X Press]
  11. Scalambrin & Sicily - Flashback (Lutzenkirchen Remix) [Dirty Players]
  12. Lutzenkirchen - Back In Time (Caninesounds Remix) [Spin Out Records]
  13. Elegant Universe - Grizzly feat. Leif Hatfield (Lutzenkirchen Latenight Remix) [Flow Vinyl]
  14. Dada Life - Sweeter Than Fever (David West & Ida Engberg Remix) [Pickadoll]
  15. Adam Sharpe - Organic [Pop Pop]
  16. Greg Cerrone - Bullit (Miles Dyson Remix) [On The Air Music]
  17. Sanchez And The Shockers - Liquorice Latex [Impropa Talent]
  18. Meat Katie & D.Ramirez - Stop The Revolution (Bassbin Twins Remix) [LOT49]
  19. WTF? - You Can't Afford This [Xfer Records]
  20. Adam Sharpe - Let Me Do My Thing [Pop Pop]
  21. WTF? - Chicken [Xfer Records]
  22. Matteo DiMarr - Rodeo [MAR186]
  23. Noir - My MTV (D.Ramirez Evil Business Remix) [Toolroom]
  24. John Acquaviva, David Amo & Julio Navas - Bungee [Fresco Records]
  25. Adam Sharpe - Zapp [Pop Pop]
J. Codec - A Construct Of My Psyche [Download]

24 December 2008

J. Codec - Last Resort

Last Resort is a house mix with a great balance of of high-energy italo, crunk, fidget and electro recorded 24 December, 2008.
  1. Miami Horror - Summerfest '85 [Virgin]
  2. Lazy Rich & Cassandra Natal - Don't Think About Me (Miles Dyson Remix) [12 Inch Recordings]
  3. Adrian Lux - Strawberry (Blende Remix) [La Vida Locash]
  4. Miles Dyson - Final Stretch [Plasmapool]
  5. Blatta & Inesha - Blow Up (HiJack Remix) [Mantra Vibes]
  6. Aaren San - Osc Low Nyzz (Blende Remix) [Alaektropopp]
  7. Digitalism - Taken Away (Dirty Disco Youth Remix) [White Label]
  8. Junkie XL - Booming Right At You [Artwerk]
  9. Designer Drugs - ZOMBIES! [iheartcomix]
  10. Stereoheroes - Moon Knight (BSBTRGDClub Remix) [White Label]
  11. Lady Ga Ga - Just Dance feat Colby O'Donis (DJ Barletta Crunk Remix) [White Label]
  12. Radioclit - Secousse (Crookers Spino Mix) [Mental Groove]
  13. Lazaro Casanova - Venganza (Felix Cartal Remix) [White Label]
  14. Foamo - Everything Cool [Wearhouse Music]
  15. Bloc Party - I Still Remember (Speaker Junk Bass Bin Mix) [Wichita Recordings]
  16. Kelevra - Grab Ya Funkstick [Wearhouse Music]
  17. HippE - Major Waves (John Acquaviva & Olivier Giacomotto Remix) [Hardplace]
  18. DJ Dan - Illectrolingus (Gutter Mix) [InStereo Recordings]
  19. Speaker Junk - Foxxy (Switch Remix) [Dubsided]
  20. Konflict - The Messiah (Le Castle Vania & Computer Club Remix) [White Label]
  21. Rossell - Dancing with Strangers feat. Emmma (Miles Dyson Remix) [Brandnewvibe Recordings]
  22. Tyler Michaud & Mat Zo - Politically Incorrect (John Acquaviva Remix) [Definitive Recordings]
  23. WTF? - Redic [Xfer Records]
  24. Greg Cerrone - Darkness [On The Air Music]
  25. Deadmau5 - TL7 [Play Digital]
J. Codec - Last Resort [Download]

09 December 2008

J. Codec - Hazard Pay

Hazard Pay pushes the boundaries of what can be considered "house." This mix, completed 7 December, 2008, is dark, grimy and nasty!
  1. Rrrump - Twerk It [So Sweet / Always Never]
  2. Fukkk Offf - Rave is King [Coco Machete Records]
  3. The Rogue Element, Tom Real & Disco of Doom - The Click (Zombie Fuckers Remix) [Passenger]
  4. Lee Coombs - Lose Control (The Rogue Element Remix) [LOT49]
  5. AC Slater - Jack Got Jacked (Udachi Remix) [Palms Out Sounds]
  6. Noisia - B.R.U.L. [Division Recordings]
  7. Giko - Asshole (Facteur Remix) [White Label]
  8. Yuksek - I Like To Play [Uncivilized World]
  9. 30 Hz - Daddio feat. Yolanda (Miles Dyson Remix) [LOT49]
  10. AC Slater - Vertigo [Destination?]
  11. Jelo - Can I Get Loud [Donald Glaude's Records]
  12. Herve & A-Trak - Roll With The Winners feat. Cadence Weapon [White Label]
  13. The Prodigy vs. Jamtech Foundation - Out Of Space 2008 [White Label]
  14. Cazals - To Cut A Long Story Short (Streetlife DJs Cut n Run Dub) [Kitsune]
  15. The Count & Sinden - Hardcore Girls feat. Rye Rye (Don Rimini Remix) [Domino]
  16. Kidda - Under The Sun (Herve Remix) [Skint Records]
  17. The Young Punx - Mashitup feat. Laura Kidd (Shir Khan Remix) [MofoHifi Records]
  18. Cicada - The Things You Say (Mr. Miyagi Remix) [Hussle Recordings]
  19. Bag Raiders - Turbo Love [Bang Gang]
  20. The Kills - Cheap And Cheerful (SebastiAn Remix) [Domino]
  21. The Glass - Mad At You (Hot Pink Delorean Remix) [Plant Music]
  22. GRUM - Woah (ULTRNX Remix) [White Label]
  23. Yuksek - Tonight (Kris Menace Remix) [UWe]
  24. Benny Benassi vs. David Bowie - DJ [d:vision]
J. Codec - Hazard Pay [Download]

J. Codec - Jet Black

Jet Black is a dark, intense, techy electro house mix I made on 28 July, 2008. 31 tracks in under 70 minutes. Enjoy!
  1. SebastiAn - Motor [Ed Banger Records]
  2. Jelo - Darke (Mr. Rogers Remix) [Donald Glaude's Records]
  3. Don Rimini - Nervous Breakdown [Mental Groove Records]
  4. Buy Now! - Body Crash (Streetlife DJs Remix) [Superstar Recordings]
  5. Jelo - Darke [Donald Glaude's Records]
  6. Leonard de Leonard - Elephantizer (Facteur Remix) [White Label]
  7. Detect - Dance Division (Yuksek Remix) [Mental Groove Records]
  8. Fagget Fairys - Samo Ti (AC Slater Remix) [Palms Out Sounds / Art Rebels]
  9. Kelis - Milkshake (Man Eat DJ & Jizm Remix) [White Label]
  10. Cazals - Life is Boring (Crookers Zupa Dela Cazals Remix) [Kitsune Music]
  11. Benny Benassi - I Am Not Drunk (The Bloody Beetroots Remix) [d:vision]
  12. Heartsrevolution - Choose Your Own Adventure (AC Slater Remix) [White Label]
  13. Adam Kesher - Feel You In My Arm (Yuksek Remix) [Disque Premeur]
  14. HippE & DJ Dan - Bangin' On Ya System [InStereo Recordings]
  15. BSOD - Even More Sketchy [mau5trap]
  16. Re-Zone - Tribute to Mr. Toca Of Revenge Of A Bass Killer [BugEyed Records]
  17. Benny Benassi vs. Public Enemy - Bring the Noise (Pump-kin Remix) [Ultra]
  18. The Count & Sinden - Beeper (Fake Blood Remix) [Domino]
  19. Just Jack - No Time (Ocelot Remix) [Mercury]
  20. The Secret Handshake - Summer of '98 (Crookers Remix) [White Label]
  21. Hatiras & MC Flipside - Get Blahsted [Hatrax Records]
  22. Fantastadon - Microwave [White Label]
  23. Rolf Honey - Blast Up (Yuksek Edit) [White Label]
  24. The Proxy - Raven (Live Version) [Turbo Recordings]
  25. The Proxy - Dance In Dark [Turbo Recordings]
  26. Don Rimini - Sumo & Geishas [Mental Groove Records]
  27. Macca - Gangster (DJ Dan Remix) [invasive Recordings]
  28. Lismore - More (AC Slater Remix) [Cult Hero Records]
  29. The Proxy - 40 Seconds [Turbo Recordings]
  30. Streetlife DJs - Yo Jay [Street Beats]
  31. D.I.M. - Is You [Boysnoize Records]
J. Codec - Jet Black [Download]

J. Codec - Hz Inside

Hz Inside is a massive, in your face breakbeat mix recorded on 13 July, 2008. It goes back and forth between huge, over-the-top basslines with enormous drum breaks and math-nerd glitch breaks with electro basslines. Love it.
  1. Missy Elliot - We Run This (Duke Dumont Remix) [Atlantic]
  2. Rob Le Pitch - Twisted (Tom Real & The Rogue Element Remix) [Passenger]
  3. Freestylers - In Love With You (The Rogue Element Remix) [Against The Grain]
  4. Goose - Bring It On (Stanton Warriors Remix) [Skint Records]
  5. Nitro - Violence (The Rogue Element Remix) [iBreaks]
  6. Richie Rich & DJ Rix - Bam (The Headliners Remix) [Kaleidoscope Music]
  7. Meat Katie & D.Ramirez - Stop The Revolution (30 Hz Remix) [LOT49]
  8. Heavy D & Friends - In Living Color (Sta Remix) [White Label]
  9. Gwen Stefani - Wind It Up (Kissy Sell Out Remix) [Polydor]
  10. DJ Beware - Tamborzao Con Scratchy feat. MC Gringo [Man Recordings]
  11. Fagget Fairys - Uzela [Palms Out Sounds / Art Rebels]
  12. The Rogue Element - Backbreaker [Exceptional Records]
  13. The Rogue Element - Let Me Breathe (12" Version) [Exceptional Records]
  14. SebastiAn - Ross Ross Ross (Iggybaby's Fuck Me Harder Edit) [White Label]
  15. Hustle Athletics - Lekker [Love Breaks]
  16. Meat Katie & D.Ramirez - Stop The Revolution (Kid Blue Remix) [LOT49]
  17. Melleefresh, Dirty 30, Deadmau5 & Neon Stereo - The Money feat. Melleefresh vs. Scandalis (Neon Mau5 Mix) [Play Digital]
  18. Uberzone & Rennie Pilgrem - Black Widow (VIP Mix) [Thursday Club Recordings]
  19. Kiro & Undecided - Obsessive Nature feat. Six Kitten B (The Rogue Element Remix) [Mob]
  20. DJ Quest & DJ Odissi - Loser (The Rogue Element Remix) [Cyberfunk Music]
  21. Hustle Athletics - San Francisco [Love Breaks]
  22. Kylie Minogue - 2 Hearts (The Twelves Remix) [White Label]
  23. Daft Punk - One More Time (Breaks Remix) [White Label]
  24. Melleefresh & Deadmau5 - Hey Baby (Burufunk's Dirty Mackin' Remix) [Play Digital]
  25. The Rogue Element - Calm [Exceptional]
J. Codec - Hz inside [Download]

J. Codec - Soundtracks To Fictitious Films

Soundtracks To Fictitious Films is a lot artsier than my usual mix, hence the snooty highbrow title. It's basically minimal techno, which is not my standard fare, but I dig it. It's certainly mellower than my other mixes and not nearly as dark, yet its deeply layered and complex so it stays fresh through heavy rotation. This mix was completed on 7 December, 2008
  1. Sebastien Leger - Neptune [Mistakes Music]
  2. Deadmau5 - Plus [Play Digital]
  3. Hatiras & Jelo - Speakerhumper [Hatrax Records]
  4. Deadmau5 - Cat On A Leash [White Label]
  5. Larry Tee - I Love U (The Bulgarian Remix) [Ultra]
  6. Olivier Giacomotto & DJ Tonio - Eat What You Kill (David Ekenback Remix) [Definitive Reocrdings]
  7. Broombeck - The Clapper [Opossum Recordings]
  8. Deadmau5 - Bounce [Play Digital]
  9. Deadmau5 - Fustercluck [Play Digital]
  10. Deadmau5 - Sometimes Things Get...Whatever [mau5trap]
  11. Lutzenkirchen - Quo Vadis [Craft Music]
  12. Marko Nastic & Dejan Milicevic - Furious Days [Recon Light]
  13. Marko Nastic & Lets Talk - Easter Happiness [Shadow Fax]
  14. Oliver Huntemann - Paris [Confused Recordings]
  15. Deadmau5 - Apply Overnight [Play Digital]
  16. Ozgur Can - 84 Shots [Pickadoll]
  17. Yousef & Carl Cox - I Want You Forever (Deadmau5 Remix) [Cr2 Records]
  18. Macca - Mad Science [Invasive Recordings]
  19. Ida Engberg - Disco Volante (Sebastien Leger Remix) [Pickadoll]
  20. ElectroSound - The Chemical Bomb [White Label]
J. Codec - Soundtracks To Fictitious Films [Download]

J. Codec - Connection Refused

Connection Refused is a quirky, glitchy mix focusing on low-bit electro house. Imagine the sounds of a Gameboy mashed up with house beats and you're in the right area. I even started and ended the mix with tunes from Trash80, a chiptune artist.
  1. Trash80 - At Teh Disko [8bitpeoples]
  2. BSOD - Choplifted [Xfer Records]
  3. Deadmau5 - 8bit [Zoolook Records]
  4. Boy 8-Bit - Ghost House (Suspense Is Killing Me Part II) [Mad Decent]
  5. Boy 8-Bit - Suspense Is Killing Me (Drop The Lime Remix) [Mad Decent]
  6. BSOD - Game Over [Xfer Records]
  7. BSOD - Sinistar [Xfer Records]
  8. BSOD - High Scores [Xfer Records]
  9. BSOD - Roflcopter [White Label]
  10. The Black Ghosts - Any Way You Choose To Give It (Boy 8-Bit Remix) [Southern Fried Records]
  11. Donald Glaude - BIG 9 [BugEyed Records]
  12. Little Boots - Stuck On Repeat (Fake Blood Remix) [White Label]
  13. Mr. Miyagi - Fancy Pants [Hussle Recordings]
  14. Rival Joustas - Clarity (Blamma! Blamma! Clear As Mud Mix) [White Label]
  15. Stereoheroes - Moon Knight [White Label]
  16. Trash80 - Missing You [8bitpeoples]
J. Codec - Connection Refused [Download]

J. Codec - Lensmeat

Lensmeat is a sultry house mix from 9 February, 2008. This one is intended to get the ladies on the dancefloor. There's lots of great vocal tracks, throwback remixes and funky white labels in this one.
  1. Justice - D.A.N.C.E. (Les Rythmes Digitales Remix) [White Label]
  2. Blaqstarr - All The Girls Around The World (Klever So So Death Remix) [White Label]
  3. Kylie Minogue - Wow (MSTRKRFT Remix) [White Label]
  4. Macca - Gangster [Invasive Recordings]
  5. Melleefresh & Deadmau5 - Hey Baby [Play Digital]
  6. The Crystal Method - Cherry Twist (Deadmau5 Remix) [Tiny E Records]
  7. James Talk - Remote (Deadmau5 Remix) [Spoken Recordings]
  8. Crookers vs. Salt n' Pepa - Love To Push It (Ursula 1000 Edit) [White Label]
  9. Dr. Shney - Control Your Mind [Blow Media]
  10. DJ Dan - Chop Shop (Macca Remix) [InStereo Recordings]
  11. Dennis Hurwitz - On Tha Beat [Scream And Shout]
  12. DJ Icey - And Go! [System Recordings]
  13. Aquasky & Elhornet - Girls & Boys (Dylan Rhymes Remix) [Passenger]
  14. Chaka Khan vs. DADA - I Feel For Lollipop (Max Filth Remix) [White Label]
  15. Cicada - The Things You Say (Dirty South Remix) [Hussle Recordings]
  16. Bodyrox - Yeah Yeah (D.Ramirez Mix) [Ultra]
  17. Bonde do Role - Gasolina (Crookers Remix) [Domino]
  18. D.Ramirez & James Mowbray - The Day Hip Hop Died (Rewind Edit) [Slave Recordings]
  19. David Bowie - Lets Dance 07 (Club Mix) [White Label]
  20. Depeche Mode - I Just Can't Get Enough (Dirty South Mix) [White Label]
  21. Dusty Kid - The Cat (Crookers Remix) [Southern Fried Records]
  22. Enrique Iglesias - Do You Know (The Ping Pong Song) (DJ Dan Remix) [Interscope Records]
  23. Erick Morillo - What Do You Want feat. Terra Deva (Rhythm Masters Vocal Mix) [Subliminal Records]
  24. Girls on Film - Vaporized (Hatiras' Throbbing Mix) [INgroves]
  25. Hatiras - Bass Monkeys (Chris Kaeser Remix) [Hatrax Records]
  26. Hatiras - Gutter Music [Hatrax Records]
  27. Gwen Stefani - Hollaback Girl (Dogshow Remix) [White Label]
  28. Kool & The Gang - Celebration (DJ D2 Hard Beats Mix) [White Label]
J. Codec - Lensmeat [Download]

J. Codec - Memory Leak

Memory Leak is a big-room-rave house mix from 26 August, 2008. There's Lots of Noisia, Deadmau5, Hatiras and friends for plenty of dancefloor intensity.
  1. Noisia - Raar [Division Recordings]
  2. Melleefresh & Deadmau5 - Whispers [Play Digital]
  3. Pedro Delgardo - Alzir On (Marko Nastic Remix) [Yin Yang]
  4. Wehbba - Backfire [Yin Yang]
  5. DJ Dan - Needle Damage (Macca Remix) [Audacious Records]
  6. Macca - The Big Rinse [Blow Media]
  7. Da Skunk - Hot Box (Hatiras & Macca Remix) [Blow Media]
  8. Macca & Hatiras - Spanish Fly feat. Shawna B. (Dirty Thong Mix) [Blow Media]
  9. DJ Dan - That Phone Track (Dub) [Subliminal]
  10. Jerry Ropero & Denis The Menace present. Fuck U - Fuck U [Houseworks]
  11. Hustle Athletics - Fearless Funk [Love Breaks]
  12. Noisia - Gutterpump [Skint Records]
  13. Noisia - Yellow Brick [Division Recordings]
  14. BSOD - Lollercoaster (Deadmau5 Outright Hilarious Mix) [mau5trap]
  15. Hatiras - Something About You (Hatiras Remix) [Blow Media]
  16. Hatiras - Andromeda (Vocal Mix) [Blow Media]
  17. DJ Dan - Needle Damage (DJ Dan Remix) [Audacious Records]
  18. DJ Dan & Hatiras - Baked From Scratch feat. Messinian (Vocal Mix) [Blow Media]
  19. Burufunk & Carbon Community - Community Funk (Deadmau5 Remix) [Shiznit Reocrdings]
  20. Deadmau5 - Dr. Funkenstein [Play Digital]
  21. Melleefresh & Deadmau5 - Afterhours [Play Digital]
J. Codec - Memory Leak [Download]

I've been bootlegged

Since I've been coming up in posts lately I've taken to Googling myself periodically to maintain awareness of what is happening out there that has my name attached to it. Recently I found some interesting links:
Download DJ Codec Continuous Play MP3 Music - Buy DJ Codec (etc...)
The album they're offering for sale was a promotional-only-not-for-sale mix I created in 2002 (the sites incorrectly list the year as 2003) that was originally called "Continuous Play." That mix was later cleaned up, polished and became disc 1 of the "Hard Math" two-disc mix album. There are at least four sites offering this old album of mine for sale, though they appear to be reskins or renames of the same site.

Legally, that mix was released under the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License (see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ for more details). This license essentially means anyone has the right to freely share, copy, distribute and transmit the work, under the following restrictions:
  1. It must clearly be marked as my work, not someone else's (i.e. don't say its your DJ mix when it's not).
  2. You can't make any money off of it.
  3. You can't change, alter, transform, or build on it (no remixes without permission).
I wonder how I should feel about getting bootlegged. I recall exactly what I was thinking when I posted the mix in the first place so many years ago. My exact thoughts were "the more this album spreads the better" I wanted it to be shared and distributed as widely as possible, but for FREE, not for sale. Well, I guess I'm flattered that someone thinks they can make money off of what so many people already have for free.

So in the interest of fairness to all, please if someone tries to sell you that album, don't buy it. You're not supporting any of the musicians that contributed toward that album (J. Codec, Syphon, Anti or Red Hot). Just ask me for it. Soon enough the it'll be posted here and you can go get it for free anyway.


- J. Codec

J. Codec - Inside Your Soul reaches number 5

Q) Is it vain to Google yourself?

A) Well, it depends on what you find.

In a recent self-Googling I found a Bulgarian music forum where someone has been requesting the Tech House tune J. Codec - Inside Your Soul. Well, actually, they were asking if anyone had the MP3 to share. I wrote back, through a friend who can write in Bulgarian for me so I could dispel the myths about that song.

I also noticed that that tune is ranked at #5 most requested song on the Bulgarian Top Dance Hits charts and #5 on DJ Bobby D's chart (arguably the #1 Tech House DJ in Eastern Europe). In fact, there's a direct link to request it on Bobby D's radio station website. Alright!

Anyway, Here's the post

Hi. This is J. Codec. Sorry I can't write in Bulgarian (I'm from Hollywood). The song NooB requested in http://www.exclusivemusic.net/f/index.php?showtopic=3914 is my song, not "Nick Holder - Inside Your Soul". I'm flattered by your interest in my tune!

The song "Inside Your Soul" is an exclusive mix for DJ Bobby D. You can hear it from time to time on Traffic Radio (http://bobbyd.networx-bg.com/playlist.php?letter=J). It's a Tech House tune with a Breakbeat breakdown. I wrote with Ableton Live 6.0 and Reason 3.0.

If you want to contact me you can check out my MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/codecrecords or http://www.myspace.com/jcodec. I'll have a website up soon and you'll be able to download music from there. Until then just hang tight! Thanks again!

-J. Codec, Codec Records, Hollywood, CA, USA

The period of exclusivity has long-since expired. Expect the download link for this tune soon.

The History of Codec Reords

Codec Records is not an actual record label, not yet anyway. It's really more of a collection of like-minded producers and the music they have written individually and collaboratively over the last seven years. None of the music under the Codec Records label has ever been published on anything more formal than a limited edition test pressing.

That said, I'm certain that the authors of all of Codec Records tracks would be interested in fielding any inquiries about formal publication on an established record label. Execs, if you hear anything you like don't be afraid to let us know.

A brief history of Codec Records: Back in ancient history (that's generations ago in techno-time, or about nine years ago, in real-time) I used to promote medium-sized parties (typically 1000 to 5000 people, though sometimes as intimate as 300 and sometimes as massive as 20,000) in and around Southern Califormia. As a drum & bass DJ that had recently relocated to Los Angeles from Pittsburgh (Steel City Jungle represent!) I was relatively unknown in LA at the time, I was mostly interested in promoting to get myself booked. Frustrated with the trance-centric focus of the events LA tends to favor, J. Kidd and and I formed a splinter group of the party crew we promoted for (yes, we called them party crews back then) that would be focused entirely on promoting Drum & Bass events and called it Dragonbeats Entertainment.

Dragonbeats attracted the attention of two brilliant an up and coming drum & bass DJs and producers - DJ Anti and Syphon. Though their styles were very different from each other, I hit it off with each of them musically. Syphon and I recorded three tunes under the name Digital Physics before Syphon left California for adventures in another state. DJ Anti and I also recorded a handful of tunes together but an enormous amount of our early music that we recorded individually was heavily influenced by each other.

Eventually the sparkle of the LA party scene faded and I focused entirely on writing music. It seemed appropriate to abandon the Dragonbeats moniker since the group's intent had transformed to significantly. I rechristened the label in my own name: J. Codec (or alternately Code C, Codec, 'Dec and about a hundred other nicknames and spellings people have used over the years). I closed the old website, AIM and email addresses and laid that chapter to rest.

Musically, since the end of the Dragonbeats Era, I've changed too. I hit a brick wall with drum & bass because the genre simply stopped evolving. At right around the same time, electro house started catching my eye because of a lot of the energy, inspiration and innovation I saw in drum & bass ten years ago has migrated there. The net result is that I've diversified my musical horizons. I and my music is no longer strictly about drum & bass. Call it "D&B-Inspired Techno" - that is to say - house music for junglists.

The future of Codec Records: I need to design a new logo, create a new website, and make promo versions of all the new tunes written since the closure of Dragonbeats. When I get around to it, I'll post info here. Until then, take care.

- J. Codec

Weclome to Codec Records Blog

Q) Who am I?
A) J. Codec a.k.a. DJ Codec a.k.a. Jason Codec a.k.a. Code C a.k.a. Code.C.
Really, all those spellings have been used in the past. It just depends on what the promoter feels like using on his or her flyer.

Q) What is this organization called?
A) Codec Records a.k.a. Code C Recordings.
This is a virtual record label the name isn't set in stone.

Q) What do I do?
A) I make beats. So do my friends.
We write tracks. We make mixes. We occasionally record live shows. Under our imprint you'll find House, Techno, Breaks, Drum & Bass and Dubstep under our banner. The one common theme is that it's all heavy-duty dancefloor oriented electronica.

Q) Why do you blog?
A) We'll post tracks and mixes here for you to download.
Additionally, I'm migrating the handful of blog entries from the Codec Records MySpace page to here for simplicity.

Q) Is that it?
A) Yep. Pretty much.