Here’s the update to my monthly sampler! 2 minutes clips of new music. I have a few downtempo tracks and a bunch of house I worked on in February. So far, none of these are slated for official release and a few of them still need quite a bit of work.
Check it out! I was featured in the SoundCloud blog for their article “SoundCloud Local: Seattle”. A small blurb, but still pretty damn cool. =D
A producer/artist living in Seattle, who primarily works from a down tempo or house influence, but still finds himself experimenting and working in every genre that catches his fancy, whether it be garage rock, trance or hip-hop! He’s a passionate SoundCloud member and is willing to collaborate as well!
Check out the full article with links to other awesome Seattle bands, artists, and producers here:
This months marks the beginning of a monthly set I will be updating to reflect the works I have either in process or already finished. It will cover everything from downtempo to house and even previews of remixes (pending approval from parties involved).
For January I have a large number of down tempo styled songs with heaps of texture and chill sounds. Thus far, these unsigned tracks are compiled into a set that may end up as an LP indie-released project (I’ll float it to some labels, but if nobody bites it will go indie).
I also re-visited my lust for house music but with a fresh set of ears and a new approach. The result was Pike, Contours, and Clichy, 2 AM. These three songs have had some great responses from fans and peers and I have some big news regarding their future that will be announced soon!
My good friend and co-conspirator in Silver Standard, Jeff Surek, has been working on his own chops for music. He’s been doing his own thing on a semi-regular blog. His first step into a more danceable category rang well with me and I offered up a chill remix of his track “No, You“. I’m happy with the song but it needs some work on the mix/EQ. The release of that track is entirely dependant on what Mr. JSurek wants to do with it, so you’ll just have to sit tight before you can hear the full version.
This album has a decidedly emotional feel with an encompassing downtempo/chill theme. The songs vary in electronic styles from down-tempo to trance while keeping a fairly cohesive experience between one another. The bulk of the song writing took place in June through November of 2007, while follow up sessions in May through August of 2008 rounded out the track list. As always, the compositions proved to be a learning experience not only in a technical sense but in a spiritual one, too. Continue reading Well of Souls
City Shadows Volume 1 »
Released: 2004, December 12th 2008 re-issue
City Shadows came out of late nights spent playing with new software and hardware instead of focusing on my studies in school.
Branching out into downtempo, drum & bass, and trip-hop influences I assembled songs that were driven by my own musical composition with sample support, instead of continuing with entirely sample driven materials.
Calm Control reached the #3 spot in the Trip-Hop and Down Tempo catagories on mp3.com (before CNET bought them, for those who remember).
The album attempts to convey my fascination with large cities and the more relaxing side opposed to the hustle & bustle of living every day in a metropolis.
Continue reading City Shadows Volume 1
For the Cure 2008 – A Benefit Album
Released: May 19th 2008 // currently unavailable
For the Cure 2008 was my way of contributing to fundraising efforts for an incredible event. Every year the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation sponsors the3-Day Breast Cancer Walk. The events take place all over the United States almost all year long, and I was fortunate enough to hear about it by way of my girlfriend. We signed up together and committed the time to train for walking 60 miles in three days. At the end of the journey we raised over $4,400 and walked well over 200 miles in training and the event itself. You can read more about our experience right here (on my old blog).
The album was released online May 19th, 2008. Limited edition hard copies were released June 12th, 2008. The post about the album can be found on my (old) blog.
“Grace” marked the first vocal recordings I had ever attempted. The song was a major hit and I recieved a lot of positive feedback. “Talking Circles”, “Hand In Hand”, “Through This Beauty” and “A Midnight Cab Ride” were all previously unreleased songs, while “Everything That We Love” and “Always” will appear on the upcomming Well of Souls album. “Holding” can be found on City Shadows.
01) Everything That We Love
03) Talking Circles
04) Hand In Hand
05) Through This Beauty
08) A Midnight Cab Ride