James Blake – CMYK

28 09 2010

James Blake, who self-describes as producing “Melodramatic Popular Song / Dub / Grime” on his MySpace page, has recently caught my imagination. It’s straight forward. And it’s good. It is spectacularly edited, I love the timing.

Downloadable: James Blake – CMYK

Read more: http://www.myspace.com/jamesblakeproduction#ixzz10pTEFvqm

Reviews: http://thetapeisnotsticky.com/2010/09/futurebass-music-101/

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/14229-cmyk-ep/





Dynomite – Jean Tonique

27 09 2010

This is French filterhouse at its best. It is just a total blast. Notice how it feels filtered and far away at different points, before coming back with a bang. Jon has told me that’s basically a filtering effect. I heard about this track at toomanysebastians.net/ and liked it right away. He commented on the sweet little piano lick, which I totally agree with. Have fun!





Minutes, Seconds; Another in-house creation

24 09 2010

Here is another track I’ve put together, a little chiller than the prior. I have figured out how to manipulate every effect with its own envelope track in Reaper, and so consequently have been playing with all kinds of swooshes and the like. But most of them don’t sound very good, so I remove them. Regardless, this is the outcome of trying to build a piece around a percussion beat of down-up-up-down-up-up-down-up and repeat. I like that beat. I hope you enjoy.

The pic above is a screenshot of my DAW (digital audio workstation) called Reaper, for this track.

Minutes, Seconds

http://soundcloud.com/markedfeatures/minutes-seconds





Dance to the jams, from yours truly

5 09 2010

I’ve been getting really into mixing my own tracks, and decided to try to make something in the vein of Duck Sauce’s Barbara Streisand. This is the result. It’s heavy on synths, quirky percussive sounds, has a classic sample from MC5 and a clip from Orbital. It hope it gets your blood flowing. Made on Reaper.

http://soundcloud.com/markedfeatures/kickin