As part of the Lost My Dog Records 10 Year Celebrations I was asked to pick out five of my favourite LMD tracks. After whittling down my selection to the final five tracks (all of which were mastered by myself at Dynamic Mastering Services) I recorded a little mini mix. The first track in the mini mix is "Scoots' Radio Remix" of "Looking Back" where I adjusted the arrangement to make it work more like a traditional pop song. The other tracks were all edited to work within the mix including a little sprinkling of creativity for good measure. #ScootsInDaHouse
People Behind The Scenes At Lost My Dog Records - Scoots
Continuing our 10 year celebrations, we thought it would be cool to do some little features on the people behind the scenes at Lost My Dog.
For that reason we asked Scoots – our trusty mastering engineer from Dynamic Mastering Services and a man truly devoted to the pursuit of sonic perfection, to put together a list of his 5 favourite LMD tracks and tell us a little about why he chose each one. Scoots even went the extra mile (as always) and dropped the 5 tracks into a mini mix. Of the photo above he tells us, “That’s me tweaking my favourite frequency on the EQ” and that’s exactly why the tracks on LMD always sound so good!
Mike Richardson and Howard Sessions Featuring K.T. Forrester – Looking Back (Original Mix)
When I was first asked to pick my five favourite tracks this one was the first to spring to mind and is aptly titled with Lost My Dog looking back over the last 10 years of releases. I really like Katie’s vocals and lyrics in this track. The rhythm of the vocal is very interesting too and adds to the appeal of the track. I had this track stuck in my head for weeks after completing the mastering work which is saying something with the amount of music I listen to in a day.
Harold Heath – Mescalito
This track is just superb. I love a bit of synth action! This has got the catchy hook, a great synth sound, great bass frequencies and a groove that I find impossible not to bob my head to especially when I was enjoying myself working on the track. It was the first “Various Artists” release that I mastered for LMD and I find the samplers always contain a good selection of tracks.
Grey Area – Gotta Know
This is another track from a “Various Artists” release that stood out for me. It reminds me of House Music from “back in the day”. I’m not going to admit to how far back but it captures the essence very well.
Harold Heath – Streets Keep Rocking (Rocking Mix)
It’s Harold Heath again! I got to work on this track as part of the LMD 10 x 10 compilation which was my first official re-mastering project. It’s got that infectious groove thing going on that Harold seems to do so well. There are lots of hooks to maintain interest over the duration of the track but I think the vocal hook is what I remember most. Another head bobbing release from Mr Heath.
Demarkus Lewis – Wipe Ur Mouth
This is quite a recent release compared to my other selections. Demarkus was always going to make it into my top five it was just a case of picking out which track I would like to include. Demarkus always has a great selection of sounds in his tracks which are locked into a quality groove. Wipe Your Mouth has a nice laid back feel. I love the vibe style synth chords that play throughout the track. Such a nice timbre. All underpinned by a lovely soft sine wave synth sound taking the role of providing some serious sub bass action.
Lost My Dog Records Blog with David Mackie Scouller (a.k.a. Scoots)