10 years back

We holed up in a dingy room with a lap­top and started an epic track-mak­ing quest

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In hind­sight, it sounds like an idea that Alan Par­tridge might have pitched when he was try­ing to get him­self back on the telly, but in De­cem­ber 2007, we thought it would be a good wheeze to check into a Gatwick ho­tel for 12 hours with the in­ten­tion of cre­at­ing a track. The the­ory was that the self-im­posed dead­line would be con­ducive to get­ting some­thing fin­ished – and that we’d be able to rinse the mini bar and pocket all the com­pli­men­tary toi­letries, ob­vi­ously.

“We thought it would be a good wheeze to check into a Gatwick ho­tel for 12 hours”

Else­where in 120, we man­aged to keep our hands out of the air long enough to put to­gether a com­pre­hen­sive guide to trance pro­duc­tion, while one eco-con­scious reader wrote to in­form us that his stu­dio was now run­ning on so­lar power. What made this even more im­pres­sive was that he was liv­ing in west Wales, not a part of the world renowned for its long hours of sun­shine.

In our free ads sec­tion, one reader was look­ing to buy a load of Com­puter Mu­sic back is­sues, while an­other was hop­ing to sell some. We’re sure hop­ing that those guys got to­gether; if not, we can only mourn what might have been.

We took a good hard look at trance for our 120th is­sue, with a step-by-step track-build­ing guide

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