Not being able to have access to a professional studio at that time, meant I used the most basic equipment, which was 2 turntables (one had pitch and the other didn’t), an amplifier that only played mono with one speaker, a toy Casio keyboard, a record collection and 2 cassette decks. I set about experimenting and so cut two of the same beats together with rows every 32 bars and recorded that onto a cassette deck until it ran for 5 minutes. I then played back what I had just recorded from deck one and recorded that again into another cassette deck whilst playing a live bassline over the top on a keyboard for the whole duration of the 5 minutes. It was a pretty basic multi-tracking method, but hey, you got to do what you got to do! After searching through my record collection I came across ‘Sweet Dreams’, mixed it through over the top of my backing track and it just seemed to work.
The other stories are worth reading too!
Listen to Dave’s Sweet Dreams remix here.