Skankatronics compilation

Skankatronics cover

Obscure. 1996. Discogs page.

Here’s my contribution, first thing I ever released:

Skankatronics was a compilation of Wellington electronic music, dubbed “Pure Wellingtronica”. It’s now available on Bandcamp, here:

For those into writing music:

  • 11 8 time signature,
  • a mono Akai sampler that could handle no more than 8 sounds,
  • a Juno 106 synth, and
  • a Boss digital delay pedal.

I took my gear around to Bevan Smith’s flat because he had a DAT to record the results on to. I had no way to record at home accept straight to tape on a home stereo. Bev suggested replacing the kick I’d sampled with a sample of his 808. Good idea.