Category Archives: Music

Weekly Music Chart: Nov 5th – Nov 9th 2012 – New Feature!

So I’m going to start doing this every Friday where I post a weekly music chart. Use it as suggested listening throughout the rest of the week while your waiting to hear the next chart! Here is the first ten.

Electrixx – Cyclus – Video Link

Noisia – Tryhard – Video Link

Noisestorm – Backlash – Video Link

Kill The Noise – Rockers – Video Link

Knife Party – Rage Valley – Video Link

Madeon – Finale (Netsky Remix) – Video Link

Deadmau5 & Wolfgang Gartner – Channel 42 – Video Link

Zedd – Codec – Video Link

Steve Aoki – Cudi The Kid, ft Kid Cudi and Travis Barker – Video Link – CREEPY CLOWN WARNING!

Zomboy – Nuclear (Hands Up) – Video Link

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Beatport Play / Skrillex Remix Competition

Now is the time and the time is now! I need your vote to help my chances in the Beatport Play / Skrillex remix competition! This time round the remixers were asked to mix Skrillex and Damian Marley’s recent hit, “Make It Bun Dem”, a Skrillex style dubstep track with a Raggae vibe because of Marley and the obvious syncopation. 🙂

My remix is Electro House, ala Porter Robinson, Zedd, etc… I’ll give you bonus points if you can name the track that I got the samples for the glitchy half-time part right after the second chorus.

Beatport and Skrillex provided the STEMS for the project which included a Vocal, Guitar, and Synth tracks… The Synth track included all the Basslines and everything that wasn’t Vocals or Guitar, and the Drums were left to the remixers to figure out for themselves. I personally sampled sounds from various places to get the Hook, and the glitchy basses , drums, etc… The only STEM I used was Marley’s vocal track. I replaced the guitar track with my own piano, styled by layering a couple of Reason’s Combinator pianos. I immediately turned to Zedd’s remixes of some of Skrillex’ previous work for some low end grime and that electro feel that Zedd nails so well.

Anyway I’m dying to know what you all think! This is my first remix so I’m expecting some criticism. But that’s how you grow! That’s how you get better. If someone points something out, I’ll listen to it and hear what they mean, and find a solution to that problem in the future. I love the process. So help me out. Drop a comment here or on YouTube or Beatport or anywhere and I’ll get it. Thank you in advance for taking the time to go vote.


Using Sample Packs


I just purchased the first pack of samples I’ve ever purchased from SoundsToSample.com. I got them for my birthday so I’m real excited to dig in and start making some jacked up Electro House! The sample pack is called, “Complex Electro Synths” and is available on Beatport, SoundsToSample, PrimeLoops, etc…

Complex Electro Synths

So far I’ve loved every sample in the pack. I think it’s going to end up being my “goto” source for great samples! I’ll keep you updated here.


Reverb Nation

I recently joined Reverb Nation. Seems like a good place to post material and gain fans. What do you think? Anyone have any experience with Reverb Nation that they would like to share? Please feel free to comment. I would love to hear your opinions on this.


Gotta Love The Whiteqube!

Well today turned into a not-so-productive day. I spent it posting on social networks. I suppose that it could still be considered productive when you think about the fact that promotion is an absolutely essential part of making music for a career. People have to know you’re out there and doing what you’re doing. Then you have to give them a reason to care. Then they actually have to like it.

Edit: As of 5:00pm today we hit our goal of 30 likes on Facebook giving us access to the ‘insights’ and other cool features of having a full on facebook “Page”. Thanks to everyone who helped!

So I put this mix on to salvage the day while I finish emailing and following back and posting to soundcloud and post to the blog. Ok so it sounds moar productive now when I say it out loud!

http://www.mixcloud.com/whiteqube/whiteqube-dj-mix-1-wqdjmx1/

I was trying to embed it but I couldn’t get it to work! So I just linky. Follow them on Twitter, Facebook, all that.

Anyway these guys are called Whiteqube and they are not only supremely awesome djs/producers, they are actually really cool guys. @bractune lives in LA and @T_Ryan_Arnold lives in Montreal. Hit ’em up if you like their stuff. They’re likely to say, “Thanks!”


Cops N Robbers – “I Like Money”

Here is a track I did for Aeternus Studios on the game Cops N Robbers, an upcoming release! I have been given permission to give this one song out just to give people an idea of the music that’s in the game. I hope you enjoy it! Please feel free to comment or share the song.