Happy belated New year! So far 2014 is shaping up to be a busy and exciting year, starting off with a guest mix collab with music blog extrordinaire www.chasethecompass.com!
It's chock full of funky bits and pieces with everything from nu italo to deep house. You can download it free from the soundcloud link below.
It's been a couple weeks since I've started contributing to Prizmhaus.com and so far there have been a lot of great tunes featured, actually more that I thought. So, instead of posting each song separately it makes sense to do a monthly round up of my Prizmhaus picks.
I thought it was about time to put up some mixes, so I've decided to upload them as a continuous series called "Disco Nausea".
Why? Not because the music is bad, but because a LOT of the music I love is, of course, disco based but also because its a bit off kilter, imperfect, or slightly odd which I think makes it more interesting and fun!
Disco Nausea Mixtape Vol. 1 - (mostly) the 80's Track list:
1) K.I.D- Don't Stop
2)David August- On My Mind (original mix)
3)Gino Soccio- Try it out
5)Motion- You and I
6)Vanity 6- If a Girl Answers (Don't hang up)
7)Hot Streak- Body Work
8)Reall Juice- Complicated Situation (Dub)
9)Ris- Love-N-Music (Cub mix)
10)Rhetta Huges- Angel Man (instrumental)
11)Willesden Dodgers- Gunsmoke Breakout
12)Mr. Flagio- Take A Chance
It's official! I've signed on as a contributor for Prizmhaus.com, an exciting new L.A. based music blog that specializes in Nudisco, Indie dance, Funk and Electro to bring you even more music picks! Because, lets face, it 5 tunes a month is just not enough, especially since there's been so much great stuff on Soundcloud lately.
If you're into music production and haven't visited, Brent Kallmer's Bluewater VST is definitely worth checking out. Its a treasure trove of tutorials for Native Instruments' Reaktor and other VSTs.
Before finding it I had owned Reaktor for nearly a year and was still confused about how many of it's ensembles worked, after discovering the "Limelight" sequencer I decided to poke around youtube for some more info and quickly realized there weren't very many videos about how to actually use the ensembles them selves. Luckily, I eventually stumbled on to Bluewater VST and seriously spent an entire long weekend just watching the tutorial videos, there is SO much great information on there. Anyways it really changed my work flow and opened up a whole new world of creative production possibilities.
Now, in addition to videos and blog posts Brent has started releasing podcast interviews with various producers discussing workflow, using Reaktor and more!
A couple weeks ago we did one and it's out now, you can check it out here:
Since Its almost December I though I'd better get it together and make a November song list, so here it is:
1) Angela- Gotta Little Love
2) Heidi Happy- Dance With Another
3) Dum Dum Girls- Lost Boys and Girls Club
4) Josh Benzin- Gimme Some of You
Just discovered Josh Benzin on soundcloud this week, super creative, fun 80's inspired floor fillers. Definitely some of the best new dance music I've heard in a while.
5) Heaven 17- Penthouse and Pavement
Over the past week or so I've resolved to upload something to sound cloud every week for an entire year starting now. Whether it be a dj mix, an original track, remix, edit or mash up, there will be something new on my sound cloud by Sunday 11pm Mountain time every week.
You might be wondering why I've decided to do this, the first reason is really just to see if I can. Secondly, Im REALLY bad at finishing things because, as a perfectionist, I will keep changing and tweaking things forever. If I wait for a song to be 'perfect' before I put it out there (especially if there is no deadline to work on), its going to stay on my hard drive forever. So, by uploading stuff weekly regardless of whether its done problem solved!
Im really happy to be included on the remix ep for Bohemic & Lukas' funked up Nu disco single "One More Night" The official Beatport release (on Blackbug Recordings) is set for December 19th but sound cloud teasers are up now!
The last few months I have had a ton of fun with remixes, it's great to be able to collabourate with other artists. Im really exited to have a recent remix I did included on Rykka's remix ep for her fabulous single "Blackie".
In no particular order:
#1- Explorer- Enjaw J
#2- Kano- Now Baby Now
#3- Ganymed- It Takes Me Higher
#4- Moullinex- Catalina
#5 - The Zebras- For Your Love