Tag Archives: electro

Weekly Music Chart: Dec 10th – Dec 14th

T1P Audiamus Oportet (We Must Listen)

This week the music was hard to come by. Not a lot of new stuff. I’m guessing it is because of the holiday schedule. There are some really good tracks on here this week though.

Also I did a guest article on @PhrasorOffical‘s blog. You should head over to alpha-phase.com and check it out! It’s about song writing.

Black Sun Empire ft. Bless – Salvador

Bluescreens – Bring The Sauce!

Wolfgang Gartner and Tom Staar – Evil Lurks

Feint ft. Coma – Snake Eyes

Muzzy – Let’s Rock

Cyantific – Infinity Plus 1

Ayah Marar – Raver (South Central Remix)

Seba ft. Jinder – Too Much Too Soon

Subformat ft. Charli Brix – More

Dabin ft. Bijou – Awakening

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Weekly Music Chart: Nov 19th – Nov 23rd

T1P Audiamus Oportet (We Must Listen)

Well it was a slow week due to still getting over surgery and the Holiday. But here is the list! The must listen list! The Audiamus Oportet!

 

Pegboard Nerds – Close Encounter

Excision, Downlink, Space Laces – Destroid 1: Raise Your Fist

Excision, Downlink, Space Laces – Destroid 2. Wasteland

Konec – Cascade

Chase & Status – Big Man (Ft. Liam Bailey)

Mayhem x Antiserum – Spend It

SKisM – Kick It (Ft. Zomboy)

BT-The Emergency (Marcus Schossow Remix)

Gemini – Robots

Hashtag – Language Barrier


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


Moar Sample Packs!

So after being so happy with the Complex Electro Synths pack, I decided to grab a couple more sample packs. For these I went straight to Prime Loops. I went with the Electro Shoxx and Electro Shoxx 2 packs. So far both of these packs have been greatly satisfying! They are a great way to start a song by grabbing one of the really solid drum loops, or if you need some synths to round out your big drops, or if you just need a top loop or two to make your drums really pop! These packs are going to seriously increase my workflow.

Electro Shoxx at Prime Loops

Sweet Electro sickness!

The downside is; Now I’m addicted to Prime Loops! I could drop so much cash there it’s not even funny. They have packs for everything and as I mentioned before, the allure of increased workflow makes me want them a lot. I’ve heard several of the samples in the demos that have been used in major productions, namely Skrillex’.

Of course, at the moment, nothing can supersede my need for Reason 6.5. Right now I work with Reason/Record 5. I am a huge Thor fanatic and DrRex is probably the coolest thing since loop players existed. Speaking of DrRex, ReCycle is another of the products that stands above the sample packs. With ReCycle, I can take my own samples, vocals, etc… and prepare them for DrRex. DrRex can alter the pitch of a loop without altering the tempo, along with a host of other benefits like Groove Capturing. Just grab a groove that you like throw it in DrRex and toss it on your own drums, then viola, you have your sick groove.

Oh I mentioned Thor, which happens to have quite a few refill packs out there, one of which has been #1 on Prime Loops in Electro for about a week now! Here it is

At any rate, I might do a proper review of the sample packs if I have the time this week!


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.


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!”