Fishure's Roachclip


Recently, I was thinking about all of the songs that sample "Ashley's Roachclip" by The Soul Searchers (specifically, the break).

I decided to have some fun with the Fishure-Price decks, and make a medley of tracks that sampled "Ashley's Roachclip". To do so, I sat in Pro Tools for a few days, plotting out the mix. When I felt it was "done", I bounced out the individual (highly modified) tracks to separate AIFF files, and then loaded them up into Scratch Live.

As you will notice in the video, I hooked my decks up to my vintage Realistic DJ mixer. This was my actual "first mixer", back in the day. No FX. No BPM counter. No bells or whistles. The mixer is a testament to quality, as it still works!

Note: I put this together just to have fun with my modified decks, and the new Serato 7" control vinyl. This is not meant to be a masterclass of DJ'ing / scratching. Yes, I pre-did some samples. Yes, I re-edited a number of tracks. Yes, the left deck pops from "Relative" mode to "Internal" mode during The Cure. Don't over-analyze. Just sit back and enjoy the mix, done in one take, in real time.

Track Listing:
A Journey Into Stereo Sound
Duran Duran - "Come Undone" (Album Version / La Fin De Siecle)
Milli Vanilli - "Girl, You Know It's True" (Long Maxi Version)
E.M.F. - "Unbelievable" (Acapella)
L.L. Cool J - "Jack The Ripper" (Album Version)
RUN-D.M.C. - "Run's House" (Album Version)
The Soul Searchers - "Ashley's Roachclip" (Album Version)
PM Dawn - "Set Adrift On Memory Bliss" (Album Version)
Moby - "First Cool Hive" (Album Version)
Roxette - "The Look" (Acapella / Head-Drum Mix)
Eric B. & Rakim - "Paid In Full" (Seven Minutes of Madness - The Coldcut Remix)
Spandau Ballet - "True" (Album Version)
A Journey Into Stereo Sound
Janet Jackson - "Miss U Much" (Single Version)
Tracy Morgan - Dialogue from "Cop Out"
Eric B. & Rakim - "Paid In Full" (Seven Minutes of Madness - The Coldcut Remix)
The Cure - "Fascination Street" (stems from Guitar Hero)
Ofra Haza - "I'm Nin Alu" (Single Version)



My takeaway: It is great that Serato FINALLY made 7" control vinyl. With that said, the A-Trak 7" control discs ran at a happy 45rpm for about 5 minutes. These Serato discs run at 33rpm (BOO!), but for only 5 minutes!?! If "Hey Jude" can run for 7:11 at 45rpm, I can get more than 5 minutes of Serato tone. Just sayin'... :)



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This web site features a highly modified version of a Fisher-Price turntable.
The name "Fisher-Price" is a registered trademark of Mattel.
Fisher-Price has nothing to do with this project or site, other than originally making the turntable in 1983. :)

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