I first became aware of the wealth of Pink Floyd bootlegs on the Internet in 1998. My family bought a new computer, and before long, we upgraded to cable Internet. At this time, MP3 was a relatively unknown format, but online bootleg traders were already reaping its benefits. I voraciously consumed all of the unreleased Pink Floyd material I could find, and I eventually ran across a series of "Pink Floyd Trance Remixes" from 1994. These remixes basically mixed Pink Floyd's music with original electronic music. I was immediately hooked into listening to them.
Over the summer and fall of 1999, between Price Tag's split-up and the beginning of High Voltage, I decided to try my hand at remixing. I started with Pink Floyd's More, followed closely by The Final Cut, because these albums had never been remixed before. After finishing these mixes, I traded them with a local CD seller for some other bootlegs, but before I knew it, he had listed them on eBay! My precious, amateur remixes were being auctioned off for nearly $30 apiece! For some reason, this seemed very wrong to me. I had traded MP3s with an online Pink Floyd community that I administered, and I had allowed a Pink Floyd remix website to put up low-quality versions. These efforts were completely for the pleasure of sharing, and for them to go on eBay was not something I had planned. I have not made a dime off of my Pink Floyd remixes, and I never intend to. Over the years, I have seen a few more illegitimate copies of my remixes sold on the Internet, but it wasn't until 2006 that I finally claimed credit for them. I'm sure that some people were displeased to find out that a seventh grader, with only fledgling knowledge of computer music production, made these remixes.
After the eBay incident, I produced two more full remix albums that I never let out. One was a remix of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, and the other was of A Saucerful of Secrets. Most tracks from the latter were lost (not deleted) through some computer negligence, and to this day, I cannot find them.
After stopping my Pink Floyd projects, I completed an album of remixes of music by Shawn Phillips, REMIXIBUTION. Over the following years, I honed my skill as a remix artist by using various other source material, from Arabic music to an Evangelist preacher. There is a certain pleasure attained by digitally reinterpreting someone else's music, but I still like making completely original music quite a bit more.