One recent video from my youtube channel.
My name is DJ Habett
I am not a DJ
Over the last 5 years, I've been recording almost a thousand tracks in my room. This is grotesque but I needed to expell what had been stuck inside of me for years listening passively to the likes of DJ Krush, DJ Shadow and Brian Eno, to name a few.
I do it for free, as a lifestyle, because it helps me feel better, and as a political statement, because I have the right to pretend to be an artist and I deeply believe in Creative Commons. I create away from acoustics, even though I've done a few live performances, and computers, even though I take care of my videos on my youtube channel.
I remember my first tracks, from days of yore, on a computer's soundtracker. I've lost the files of these tracks in a hardrive accident. Fortunate crash, it took me even more years to fall in love again with the mystic process called music.
Later in my life, I met an MPC and since then I'm trying hard to record the music in my mind, out of the blank, without a technical musical background. Often do I fail, sometimes it works but always do I realise after recording that there are missing notes. These notes in my brain that I failed to transcript on tape are the essence of my work as a recorder of sounds. My commitment to ambient music is such that I hope that the listener will be able to complete the sonar jigsaw, will discover the missing notes and make his own, like when you read a book before going to sleep so that it induces and fuels the dreaming process.
This may be a vain attempt to lure you into listening to my stuff but that's what it is. 80 albums later, I still enjoy the physical process of operating machines and the mental exercise it takes to have something to record appearing before my ears.
This is my latest compilation. I try to do one every year. It is designed as a way to escape my massive output flow, and to summarize my efforts.