Monday, August 29, 2011
Posted by The Cricket at 8:36 PM
Friday, August 26, 2011
Today is a really big day for me as my first ever EP just dropped on Beatport. I have been trying to get music on the store for over a year now and today it finally happened with AudioGroove Records. The EP has 3 tracks on it, which I consider to be deep house, tech house, and techno. They identified all 3 tracks on beatport as "Tech House" but I don't know if I necessarily agree with that.
The first track listed, "Commander in Chiefed" is what I considered to be the deep house track. It incorporates vocals of the inaugural speech by JFK over 3 layers of filtered synth shots that work together to form a sort of groove. The main melody, believe it or not, is a bongo drum that is manipulated in pitch to form a chromatic scale, which is what you hear as it climbs 12 notes in each sequence. The lyrics were intended to give the track a deeper, thought provoking vibe that flows better than a dub version.
Next, "Musica Break". This was a track that I thought to be the darkest on the EP. It is what I consider dark techno, very similar to a UMEK sort of style, with an almost electric sounding baseline and grinding vocals with vocoders on the channels to make it even darker. The top loop was combined with the whipping sound to make a series of overwhelming sound effects that work together on totally separate layers. Producing this track really gave me a better perspective on how we sometimes hear various layers as one in a track, when really they are on seperate channels simply supplementing each other.
Last is my favorite on the EP, "Wut". This track was the most recent one I produced and is what I believe to be the best portrayal of what I want most of my tracks to sound like in the future. The rolling tech baseline along with the bongo drums and clean high hats give it a sort of tribal vibe in the beginning. Later in the track, a new layer comes in that changes the feel of the entire track. The genre nearly completely transforms from tribal house to techno at 5:00.
Aside from my artist name being spelled wrong on Beatport (which is a real pain in the ass, and I'm getting it fixed as soon as possible), this is a really exciting day for me and I am looking forward to hundreds of more releases in the future. I would really appreciate any support you have to offer for the EP and have a great weekend!
Posted by Crowd Controlol at 10:32 AM
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Amazing remix there is not a negative thing I can say about this track. That dirtybird is for your heath.
Posted by WilliamWordsworth at 9:45 AM
Posted by WilliamWordsworth at 9:29 AM
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
This is Archy Marshalls debut single that came out back in April 2010, which he apparently recorded with a few friends in his bedroom, dope. This kid was born in 1994... do the math. And he's more talented than most musicians I've heard. It's really discouraging to see someone this young doing shit like this, but just as inspiring and motivating none the less. He sounds like a young Billy Brag or Morrissey, whichever it is I'm real into it. If you loved the video as much as I did, download the track below. For your health.
Posted by The Pyrex Kid at 12:45 PM
Friday, August 19, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
This bootleg mashup is not too bad have a listen. Should keep everyone satisfied till the real one comes out.
Posted by WilliamWordsworth at 11:39 AM
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Saturday, August 13, 2011
So apparently this song was made for the remake of the 1985 movie Fright Night, but thankfully see's the light of day earlier than intended. Incredible beat, produced by frequent collaborator Dot Da Genius. Craig Gillespe directed, must watch. The ending is bananas, and the whole video has a really creepy vibe. I'm into it.
I'm loving this string of incredible visuals that have been dropping the last few days, hopefully it continues. For your health.
Posted by The Pyrex Kid at 11:50 AM
Friday, August 12, 2011
This is the dopest dope music video you'll ever see. Basically the two coolest people on earth right now just showing people they can do whatever they want. AND Spike Jonze directed it. As in THE Spike Jonze. Don't know how to put it into words, just watch.
Posted by The Pyrex Kid at 10:58 AM
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
This is the new single by one of my favorite producers in the world, Joonas Hahmo. If you haven't heard of Joonas, I would highly recommend looking into some of his older tracks as well. It blows my mind how overlooked and underrated he is. He goes into some of the most advanced techniques of music theory through his chord progression and timing--it really shines in this track
Posted by Crowd Controlol at 1:57 PM
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Nero's Promises EP came out today, and it is too dope. You all heard the Skrillex remix - now it is Calvin's turn. This song is really well done and with vocals like those found in Promises on top of CH's beats, it is hard to complain. Download it.
Posted by The Cricket at 6:52 PM
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Posted by The Cricket at 10:29 AM
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Posted by The Cricket at 6:44 PM
I honestly don't even know how to start describe this release, because whatever is going on in this EP is beyond me. This is probably the most advanced production I have ever heard in EDM or dubstep or whatever this is classified as. This EP came out a while back but it's been sitting in my downloads folder for the past month, and has now been on repeat in my iTunes for the past 4 days. You need to hear this in context though, your computer speakers won't do this justice. Hearing this on some legitimate speakers took it to a whole nother level, the way every sound is panned and directionally mixed is too precise, it's like your ears are riding on a dubstep rollercoaster. Each of the four songs are all equally as good, this EP is a MUST HAVE. All of the tracks available for preview and download below. Dirty. Birds. For your health.
1. Trouble In The West
2. Max Out
3. Mr. Brown
4. One Hand Clap
Posted by The Pyrex Kid at 9:44 AM
Monday, August 1, 2011
This does not really sound like your typical Tiesto. He seems to be adopting a more electronic sound over the past year, which is interesting to say the least. This song will grow on you, but it is a bit intense at first - but it IS Tiesto so, give it a listen.
Posted by The Cricket at 7:56 PM
This song is obviously a classic. However, the up and coming Nicky Romero, who has produced some great stuff lately, took a shot at it and made something that is also very good. I am surprised he was up to such a task. Give it a listen.
And a bonus track that came out today as well, from Romero and Mitch Crown - Schizophrenic
Posted by The Cricket at 7:41 PM