This is a mix produced by Carlo and I, which began in 2005 and was finished in 2006. Carlo started, sending me a section of the mix on CD, and after letting that sink in for a bit I began my section. We went back and forth sending CDs to each other in Canada and the UK over the next year and ended up with a solid and admittedly pretty insane mix! We released it on CD which was accompanied by a 7" produced by Carlo. Here are the original notes I wrote for the mix:
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Thank you for listening.
We are Carlo and Buddy Peace.
Carlo is from Canada.
Buddy Peace is from the United Kingdom.
Together we are the Commonwealth Kids.
In the making of this mix we used a lot of gear, and lot happened. In many ways, we are different people now. Things have changed, and often for the better. Here is some more information with that in mind-
2 x Technics turntables
Vestax PMC 05 mixer
A gang of records and storage media
Buddy Peace used:
Korg Kaos Pad 2
VCR & DVD player
2 x Shure M-447s
2 x Technics 1200s
Sharp Minidisc recorder
Yellotone’s drum kit
Inhabitants and public transport of New York and Barcelona
A mess of records and again, hella storage media
Hard drives broke, changes of accommodation were made, ideas were born, moodswings were thrown, frowns were worn, smiles were used sparingly, packages were sent, emails were banded back and forth recklessly, life decisions were made, books were read, films were viewed, records were bought/sold/found/lost, beards were grown (and cut off – Carlo, not Buddy), flights taken, handwritten noise complaints were issued, science was dropped, vocabularies were extended, love lives and emotions were tested, friends were made, seasons came and went, equipment was accumulated, heat was successfully presented and relations between the United Kingdom and Canada became stronger still. This has been a Carlo and Buddy Peace presentation. We hope you have enjoyed it. Or, we hope you do enjoy it.
You’ll be hearing from us shortly.
Be well. Take care.
Carlo & Buddy Peace
“I feel like destroying something beautiful” – Carlo Cossette