Well basically, back in 1984 / 1985, I really was getting into electronic and industrial dance music, and frequenting clubs like 321 in Santa Monica, California. Shortly after that, I began collecting 12" singles (which you can see a listing of on the music page) and I started DJing.
Eventually, I had my own small DJ business, and worked private parties, dances, and some clubs. And along with my interest in DJing came a desire to create my own versions (mixes) of songs that I liked. And the short and simple answer is that I called the original mixes I created "Nurmixes", since my last name is Nurminen, and it was a remix.
Well, the name sort of stuck, and when I started getting into the online BBS thing (back in the pre-World Wide Web days), I chose Nurmix as my "handle", and I decided to keep using it as my online activities progressed onto the Internet and to Nurmix Web Central.
Eventually, I plan to make some of my original mixes available here for
download as MP3 files. However, one of my best examples was a 45 minute
"MegaNurmix" of one of my favorite bands at the time,
New Order. It contains a huge
selection of their songs, mixed together and combined with interview snippets
and other cool stuff. It might make it onto the site some day...