Blog? What Blog?

It’s finally come full circle. My blogging youth that I left behind in favor of professional work, music, friendships, video games, and a life of privacy (though not so private since I’m embedded in the Gogol Empire) has been itching to get out for years.  It hasn’t been until a resent fit of ‘soul searching’ on my artistic self that I’ve come to a decision to fully embrace who I am.  Sliptide.

What does that mean?  It means that Sliptide produces music, has side-art adventures in music and media, and also plays games, reviews tech and gadgets, and is an active participant in humanity at large.  It’s my nickname. My moniker. My musical identity that is so much more than just a “music project” like so many bands, DJs and artists.  It’s my romantic view of my relationship to this world and the world of computers.

I need to write. I don’t write enough in my physical journal and I haven’t written online in years. It’s time to get back into it and blog about my musical experiences, projects, some personal stuff, some reviews of things, and maybe even some chronicling of my life in general.  It’s time to share. It’s time to reconnect myself to the world.

It’s also time to adjust sliptide.com to accommodate this path forward. Let’s see how this post appears on the site!

0hitpoints Podcast

Matt and Ryan from the 0hitpoints Podcast were in Seattle for PAX 2016. They invited me to be on the podcast for 2 nights! Check out the video below and then hit up their website for more great podcasts (new every week!) about video games! Also join them (sometimes ‘us’ when I can join in) for the playcast on Thursday evenings.

PAX Day 3

PAX Day 4

On the Side (EP)

On the Side, an EP from Sliptide.

Available now, independently released on Bandcamp (sliptide.bandcamp.com)

Track list:
1) On the Side #house
2) Now and Again #chill #downtempo
3) Control #melodic #chill #house

I’m excited to share a few tracks that have been in my pocket for a bit. I’ve had the pleasure of playing the title track, “On the Side” out in Seattle a few times and it’s always been a crowd mover. This 3 track digital EP covers a few types of sounds I love, rife with bits of emotion, texture, ambiance, and passion that is straight from my head, my heart, and heavily influenced by my experiences in life. I hope you enjoy listening to them as much as I enjoyed writing them (and enjoy performing them)!

 

Album: Sunday Afternoon at the Teahouse

House music for a sunny day spent lounging, well into the evening and night full of relaxation and good times.

“Long-time and prolific producer Sean Armstrong made his entry into house music with his debut EP on Further Records, with follow-up work on boutique labels from Seattle and the UK. He now continues his string of indie releases with his first break from downtempo material in over a decade: “Sunday Afternoon at the Teahouse” sets the tone for what will be great house music from this Seattle artist.”

Purchase on: Bandcamp || CD Baby ||  iTunes || Google Play || Amazon

Track listing:

1) Sunday Afternoon at the Teahouse
2) Tomber en Panne
3) Friendly Intentions
4) Letting
5) Let’s Caffe
6) Infatuations
7) Shots
8) Evening Humidity
9) Clouds at Night
10) Walls Close In
11) Last Sun Drifting
12) All Night

Sliptide Live @ the Shameless Social

I’ll be playing a live house music show for the monthly Shameless Social that takes place at Electric Tea Garden in Seattle.

Details here and on Facebook.

FREE B4 11PM!

CODEBASE [LIVE]
(Force Inc, Roam Recordings, x09 Music)
http://www.x09music.com/codebase/
https://soundcloud.com/codebase

Sliptide [LIVE]
Further Records
http://sliptide.com/
https://soundcloud.com/sliptide

Recess
(Shameless, Q)
www.simplyshameless.com

Gato Negro
(Shameless)

Doors open at 10pm / 21+ / Party goes late!

Electric Tea Garden
1402 E Pike St
http://www.electricteagarden.com/

VIDEO FROM PAST SHAMELESS EVENTS AT ETG
Deepchild: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjfdZOXsrNI
J.Phlip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqFAeeGouYY

Shameless – Keeping it weird since 2003.
www.simplyshameless.com

Sliptide Live on Mastermind Mix Radio (January 12, 2013)

Set list:

1. Roughs and Tumbles (unreleased, unsigned)
2. Salt & Sun (unreleased, unsigned)
3. It’s Been Too Long (unreleased, unsigned)
4. Under Cover (unreleased, unsigned)
5. This Time, I Say (Definite Ridge Recordings)
6. What Will It Take? (unreleased, unsigned)
7. Sundowntowner (unreleased, unsigned)
8. Pike (Further Records)
9. Hard to Walk (unreleased)
10. Chemical G – Connected (Sliptide’s Deep Roots Mix) (Definite Ridge Recordings)
11. On the Side (unreleased, unsigned)

Thanks to Eva ( http://soundcloud.com/theonlyeva ) for having me on the show!

Recorded at See Sound Lounge in Seattle.

Golden Gardens – A Sudden Violent Rainstorm (Sliptide’s ‘No Tomorrow’ Remix)

Exclusive remix for Golden Gardens, first available to Kickstarter backers ($20) of their album mastering and release project! Project is funded and closed.

Remix will be available to my fans towards the end of the year!

A remix of Golden Gardens’ “A Sudden Violent Rainstorm”
from their upcoming album, “How Brave the Hunted Wolves”
out on: November 13th, 2012
Label: NEON SIGH ( http://www.neonsigh.com/artists/golden-gardens/ )


http://wearegoldengardens.com/
http://goldengardens.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/goldengardens
https://twitter.com/golden_gardens
http://soundcloud.com/wearegoldengardens

Show Added: See Sound Lounge, 9/15/2012

A last minute booking has been made for my first appearance at Seattle’s See Sound Lounge! Come out and enjoy some house music of varying flavors.

I will be playing originals and remixes of deep, funky, progressive, and sun drenched dance beats to kick off a night for ANADAMIDE Record’s release, ‘Are You Ready’.

ANADAMIDE Record’s on SoundCloud

Sliptide on ANADAMIDE Records

From the FaceBook Event Page:

“FREE CD GIVEAWAYS!!!
‘Are You Ready’ —Anadamide Records

Simon Houser (Anadamide, Shamati)
Wendall (Anadamide, Permanent Damage)
Sliptide (Anadamide, Further)

Happy Hour & No Cover from 9-10:30pm
$3 Heineken
$4 Blueberry Lemonade Vodka
$5 Vodka Red Bull

Tables & discount list….
txt: 206.979.3733
info@seesoundlounge.com

Events:
http://www.seesoundlounge.com/

Be a fan:
http://www.facebook.com/SeeSoundSeattle

and finally…
Text SOUND to 68398 for sweet deals and freebies”

Music Appearing in the movie “Shadowed” (2012)

I’m very excited to announce that I’ve licensed three songs for use in the movie, “Shadowed” (2012).

I’ve had the pleasure of screening the film and the finished product is wonderful!  Not only is it exciting to hear my music mixed into scenes of a film (and watch other movie goers bob their head!!!), the movie itself was really well done.  If interested, visit the Kickstarter campaign (now closed having achieved their funding goal!) to watch Joey Johnson’s introduction video (director, writer) and read more about the cast, crew, and motivation behind the film.

It will soon show at the Tacoma Film Festival – The festival runs from October 4th-11th. Check schedule when available!

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/shadowedmovie

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/#!/shadowedmovie

Joey Johnson’s Website:  http://www.dailyriots.com