Edit Music For A Film - The Director's Cut

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Edit Music For A Film - The Director's Cut
Edit Music For A Film - The Director's Cut
Mixtape by
UNKLE Sounds
Recorded2005

Edit Music For A Film originated as a mix in 2004 for Stella Artois After Dark 2004 created by James Lavelle and Rich File as UNKLE Sounds. In 2005 they released The Director's Cut which was released on two CDs.

In November 2020 James Lavelle uploaded the mix to Mixcloud with the following description:

We saw the mix as a kind of sequel to Do Androids Dream of Electric Beats, and was the last mix myself and Rich were to create on this scale. Originally given out as a free CD at the festival and bootlegged numerous times, I wanted to share it with you…[1]

Facebook Statement

On Novemeber 15 James Lavelle posted a link to the mix on Facebook with the following description:[2]

In 2004 I was asked by Stella Artois to DJ at the ICA as part their touring ‘After Dark’ film festival, where there would be the premiere of some new films, a selection of short films and DJ nights. At the time, Stella Artois were very involved in sponsoring film and cinema in the UK, and UNKLE had worked on films like Sexy Beast and The Beach. I suggested the idea of doing an exclusive UNKLE Sounds mix which myself and partner in crime at the time Richard File would create and perform at the prestigious arts venue in London’s Pall Mall. We would also collaborate with The Light Surgeons, where they would create and perform live bespoke visuals and create a unique space to DJ from with our set up of decks, mixer, CDJ's, MPC 60, Kaoss Pad and Pioneer effects unit. They covered us with a gauze structure (you could see us through the visuals), and they projected an amazing combination of UNKLE imagery, as well as sampling and and cutting up a selection of some of our favourite film imagery. I remember the faces from the end of the "Parallax view" looked fucking dope…. To create the DJ mix, myself and Rich rented out the recently vacated Chemical Brothers room at Milocco studios in London’s Tower Bridge, having just left our space in Hoxton Square (where Never Never Land was predominantly made). For about 5 days we worked form the early afternoon until the early morning. Rich set up on the MPC and ProTools sampling and mixing classic soundtracks and songs from some of our favourite films, whist I immersed myself in watching and sampling dialogue from endless DVDs, Laser Discs and bootleg VHS movie trailer compilations, many of which I had found on my record and toy buying trips to the States. For both of us it was a painstaking experience which nearly drove us completely mad (this was before things like Abelton and the endless new programmes we have now which makes the process infinitely easier) we would then take all of these elements together with some contemporary club tracks of the time and collage together to create 'Edit Music For Film'. We saw the mix as a kind of sequel to Do Androids Dream of Electric Beats, and was the last mix myself and Rich were to create on this scale. Originally given out as a free CD at the festival and bootlegged numerous times, I wanted to share it with you… Enjoy, James X

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External Links

Edit Music For A Film - The Director's Cut on Mixcloud

Edit Music For A Film - The Director's Cut on Discogs

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