Episode 018

This week’s vintage production music tracks include Nick Ingman’s “Tense Preparation,” which served as the base sample for the Handsome Boy Modeling School song “Magnetizing,” performed by Del The Funky Homosapien and produced by legendary hip hop producer Prince Paul and Dan the Automator. Check out how the track was used here:

We also feature two tracks by prolific production music composer Syd Dale, including one that was used in the title sequence for the 1974 film Murder on the Midnight Express:

…as well as the track “Roadwalk,” which was the longtime theme song for BBC News Review:


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01. Danger Musicians At Work, Syd Dale; 00:23 (APM)

02. Riding My Bike, Frank McDonald & Chris Rae; 03:45 (De Wolfe)

03. Kinematix, Roger Jackson; 05:37 (De Wolfe)

04. Portrait of a Flirt, Robert Farnon; 09:31 (Firstcom)

05. Jane, Simon Haseley; 12:24 (De Wolfe)

06. Sugar Beat, Gordon Franks; 16:07 (Firstcom)

07. Fog City Chase, Hans Posegga; 17:51 (Megatrax)

08. Tense Preparation, Nick Ingman; 19:01 (APM)

09. Romance for Sad Girls, Ernst August Quelle; 22:05 (Megatrax)

10. Roadwalk, Syd Dale; 27:16 (APM)