Bluescreens – Assault
Computerartist – Scarlett
Auratic – Another Galaxy
Optiv – Krackpot (Jade Remix)
Stan SB – Anyone Out There
Feint – Laurence
Muzzy – Pegasus
Lynx – Passing The Time
MNDR – Feed Me Diamonds (Killgore Remix)
Starcom – Pluto Love
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
I’m posting this weeks music chart early because it contains two songs that are currently in remix competitions and I wanted to give everyone enough notice so that they can get their remixes started and get in on this with me. Firstly, I’m working on the Guy J, Transitions remix contest that’s being held by Loopmasters and has some great prizes like I mentioned in a previous post. Second is the Whiteqube remix contest for Reverse Psychology which I’ve been very anxious for! Here are the links to the two remix kits…
… and here is the Music Chart!
Whiteqube – Reverse Psychology
Guy J – Transitions
Rollz – Triple A
Roksonix – Dogfight
Skrillex – Imma Try It Out (ft Alvin Risk)
Rogue – Zion
Sawgood – Alien’s Weddings
Mosen – Sax and the City (FTampa Remix)
Netsky – Give and Take
2Deep & Shift Key – Musicool
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
So it’s late in the day but better late than never eh? So here is the weekly music chart. It’s got some more obscure names on it this week. I picked them on purpose so you will be pleasantly surprised at being exposed to new music. Be sure to check out the CAZZETTE track at least once.
Links to the videos will be added later due to the fact that I’m struggling just to make this post. When I feel better I’ll add the links. Thanks for reading! Drop me a comment and let me know what you think of these songs!
Rusko – Everyday (Netsky Remix)
Macro V & Doctors In Florence – Lotus
Above and Beyond with Audien – Wayfarer
Zedd – Epos
501 – Feel For You
Antics – Crush
Diamond Eyes – Monsters
South Central – Armageddon
Rad Omen & SNDCLSH – Leap Of Faith
CAZZETTE – The Rat (Original Mix)
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
All the writing is officially done for the If / Then EP. I’ve intentionally left everyone in the dark as far as what the songs on the album are. I wanted the entire album to be a surprise. I didn’t want it to be laced with remixes that everyone is tired of hearing on YouTube etc…
Old Artwork Idea… To be replaced with current WIP
Now that I’ll need to spend a chunk of time prepping the tracks for Mastering by the great Cain Kong I won’t have as much time to spend in the lab thinking of new tracks and playing with synths. It’s time to take care of some business and finalize what’s left of 2012 and get ready for what’s to come in 2013.
I’m really looking forward to dropping this EP! I’ve put a lot of myself into it and I hope everyone likes it. I want to thank Cain Kong and Phrasor for helping me get through the tracking process and helping this EP become a reality.
In other news, Loopmasters and Plugin Boutique are running some SERIOUS deals right now and I don’t want any of yous producer cats to miss out on this stuff. So I’ll be doing a couple posts highlighting the best deals they have right now. I love that I can help to promote such great products!
I only promote this stuff to try and spread the love around so more people can get in on the great samples and plugins available. I’m talking Free Massive patches, half off Waves stuffs, and even remix contests! Check the blog and see for yourself.
So I’ve started doing a few audio production tutorials here and there. If people seem to like it, or if it seems like my tutorials are helpful to people then I will keep making them too! I want to try to give back to the community that has given me so much recently. There aren’t any other people on the internet quite like audio producers!
Speaking of producers; my friend Fraser Murray has his own blog over at http://alpha-phase.com/ where he’s got some great bits. Oh AND he will soon be adding my tutorials to his page! Go over there and encourage him to get his Podcast started, of which I am on the list to be a guest. So we need all the help we can get. Like the pages, share the posts, comment on the vids! You help this content get to the people who need to see it. I scoured the internet looking for answers about sidechaining with 3rd party VSTs in Ableton. Most places were people on forums saying it wasn’t possible and that you were stuck using Ableton’s native compressor. (Which is a great compressor too!) I knew this couldn’t be the case and so I pressed on. Eventually I found it… buried comfortable amidst a list of search results for “Multiband Compression”, a different subject entirely. I will provide a link to the original tutorial on my tutorial page for Sidechaining 3rd Party VSTs. I want it to be easier for people like you and me to find this kind of information presented in a way that makes it easy to understand if you’re following along. At any rate, I did find the information and it’s to those people that I want to say, “Big Ups!” and give back some of their awesomeness!
Production Tutorials Page!
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.
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.