little snippet of somethin new

Just a bit of a beat I started, purely done in FL studio so far. Really digging one of the sounds I found using the free VST called Synth1. I started this beat out thinking it was going to stay tough and 808-ish but then those strings came out of nowhere.

Synth One

Thankfully the power has been back on. We were out for 6 days but many were out longer. I've put a ton of music hours in the last week and it's been a good time. Once I'm feelin a new jam good for the tubes, I'll post there too.

Thanks a ton for listening!!!

PS. Shoulda posted this G4 TV spot a few months ago.. The people that work there are super-cool. Here's that clip.

129 Responses to “little snippet of somethin new”


  • FINISH IT!!!!!!

  • Wow, man I really can't wait for your CD to come out. I just love your tunes. Really, your next cd can't come soon enough. Greetings from the Netherlands.
    Lion (that's my name :)

  • Haywood you finish the album?

  • by the way Jenkees, "Slow jams, for real this time." is a really amazing song...would be awesome if that is on the album

  • Wow Ronald. You are amazing!! i found your music on Youtube a couple of months ago and I loved it. I bought your CD and cant wait for the next one!

  • This just in...

    FAKERS BEWARE
    by David Gifford

    Eminem has just retired from the music biz after his guilty conscience finally got to him. "I just couldn't do it anymore," sobbed Em. "My real name is Marshal Mathers, and here I was making music as someone else. The problem was that Marshall couldn't rap to save his life! I'd still be broke! You gotta believe me, I only did it cuz I needed the money!"

    It's true, ladies and gentlemen. From all over the globe there's been a complete repentance from the fakery. Artists of every ilk are coming clean. "It's about TIME!" shouted Hmmmm, a man of integrity and virtue who has singlehandedly spearheaded the movement. "This kind of thing cannot be allowed to continue. Let this be a lesson to all you fakers out there! When you do your art, whatever it is, USE YOUR BIRTH NAME!" Then, as if for added emphasis, he added, "And if you don't? I'll expose you! WE will expose you!"

    It's happening all over. "I'm so ashamed," admitted Sean, his voice quivering. "All my life I've tried to perpetrate this fraud on the public. First I was Puff Daddy. But it wasn't enough! It was NEVER enough! But I kept trying. Puff Daddy didn't satisfy, so I went with P Diddy. That wasn't what I needed, either, so I just panicked and went with Diddy! And most of them bought it. Most of them, but thankfully one man stood strong. It was he that set me free!"

    So who was it that brought you back into the light, Sean?

    "Simple. It was that righteous crusader Hmmmm who finally got through to me," he said. "My name is Sean John Combs, ok? I'm finally out of the closet. I want to apologize to my fans, to my family, to my fan clubs, to my hood...everybody. From this day forward I shall be Sean John! So what if I got no talent now? I'm ME."

    Way to go, Sean John!

    But it hasn't stopped there! No, legal estates are also coming clean. A small town in Nebraska recently held a movie burning party. The reason?

    "Why are we doing this?" asked Bobby G. rhetorically. "I'll tell you why! It's because I used to admire a man that never existed, and boy howdy did he let me down! I resent it! I resent it all! And so does everyone here. We ain't gonna watch his movies no more; we're gonna burn 'em!" And with that hundreds of attendees shouted their assent.

    Who is the man that let Bobby G. and his friends down? None other than John Wayne, dear reader. That's right: John Frickin' Wayne. Or should we say...Marion Morrison?

    "If he'd a just been on the up and up, none of this would be happening right now," Bobby G. asserted, shaking his head, a cigarette dangling from a quivering lower lip. "Why couldn't he have just come out with his real name? Marion Morrison: American Cowboy! But no, he had to be a fake! It was ALL a lie! ALL OF IT!"

    And with that, Bobby G. gave the signal. A dumptruck tilted back its bed, and hundreds of VCR tapes and DVDS slid into the fire pit! A bloodthirsty cry went up from the mob, and just like that the whole world became a little bit purer. "Yeah, it's a little like that," Bobby agreed. "This is for truth, justice, and the American Way. No fakers are ever really going to be safe again! Not on my watch!"

    In other places people are taking a stand. Guys like Bobby G. and Hmmm aren't stopping with one or two, they are going for the jugular.
    That's right, you heard it here first: they are now going after Marilyn Monroe! Or rather, the woman who faked being Marilyn Monroe.

    "Her name was Norma Jean, it's as simple as that," said Bobby G. and Hmmm in a joint statement. "We are just asking her estate to come clean about that faker, to quit perpetrating such a fraud on the public!"

    The Monroe estate has had no comment and so far has refused to answer the charges brought forth. "A big ship turns slowly, as you know. That woman has been a faker for a long time, close to 80 years," explained Hmmmm in an interview with me yesterday. "The truth is, she isn't Marilyn Monroe, ok? She wasn't blonde, and she wasn't good looking, either. It was all a charade, and we are here to expose her to the world!"

    There have been rumors for years that Hmmmm and his people got to Prince, a rumor verified by Hmmmm himself!

    "Yeah, he was an easy one," Hmmmm nodded. "A symbol? For a name? No way anyone named him that symbol at birth, no sir. I couldn't take it, he was my first faker!"

    So how did it happen?

    "Simple! My people got ahold of his people. We told him to come clean, to stop this fakery and fraud against the people, to use his birth name or face the consequences!" Hmmmm said. "It took a few years but he finally submitted and got rid of the symbol. Now he's Prince again. Sure, it's just his first name, but that's OK as long as it's his birth name! Same goes for Cher and Madonna, ok? They are OK in my book. That's what they were named. But as for the rest, these fakers..."

    What about his partner, Bobby G.? Do initials count?

    "Initials are fine. You got KD Land, you got KT Tunstall. So far as we've been able to tell, those initials are for their real names. Their BIRTH names," Hmmmm offered. "And initials are ok."

    Well, who says they are ok? Shouldn't they have to use their full names?

    "No," Hmmmm declared.

    But why? Who makes the rules?

    "Well, I do...but I have the support of everyone who can think straight and who doesn't want to be faked!" he cried. "It's just common sense, common decency! Think about it!"

    OK, so how far will our hero take this crusade against the Artists Who Would Fake Us?

    "All the way to the top, baby! People should NOT be making art of any kind under anything but their birth names, and that's that!" cried Hmmmm, his finger thrust into the air. "We're going after Nikki Sixx next! Why? Because his name is Frank, that's why! And we will expose John Denver, too!"

    John Denver? Why him, I asked. He's harmless!

    "He was a FAKER! He was a practicer of fakery!" Hmmmm shrieked. "He got rich off the public as John Denver, when his real name was something you couldn't pronounce in mixed company!"

    OK, fair enough. But why Nikki Sixx?

    "You keep asking these questions, and it's the same old answer," Hmmm replied, getting a little testy. "He's a FAKER! His name is Frank Ferrano, and he's a faker!"

    But, I pointed out, everyone on Motley Crue uses a fake name!

    "Exactly!" Hmmmm agreed. "But Frank wrote all their songs, so he's gotten the richest off it out of all of 'em! He should have come clean and not written songs nor made music under an assumed name. He wouldn't be IN this mess now if he'd only come clean at the start!"

    What mess?

    "Oh," Hmmm chuckled. "We'll expose him soon enough, you wait and see. Him, John "Denver" Deutschendorf...they'll all have to come clean eventually, see? It's birth name or nothing!"

    So, I asked, who are you after right now?

    "Well, I'm glad you asked," he said. "We are after a guy who calls himself Ronald Jenkees. Boy he's a tough nut to crack! We have what I'd call PROOF that his name is NOT Ronald Jenkees, but rather some guy named Ben or Big Cheez or something. Oh, he's a slippery one, he is!"

    What art does he make, inquired I.

    "Oh, this Ronald guy, he makes videos of his fake self making fake beats, fake music, all the while living a fake life in a real bedroom. We have footage of him doing real laundry and riding real amusement park rides, too," Hmmmm explained. "It's just too much, really. He just ought to come clean about who he is, cuz he probably can't play the keys or make videos in real life! No way he knows how to use FL Studio, either. So he should just admit who he is, you know? It's disgusting!"

    But people like the music he makes, I protested.

    "Ah, but he's not really making beats nor music!" Hmmm shouted. "He doesn't even exist! How could he be making beats? What, do spirits jam? Well? Do they?"

    I just shrugged, shaking my head.

    "Aha! See! You get my point exactly," Hmmmm sat back and folded his arms across his chest. "It's guys like this that make our society so duplicitous! Come out with your birth name! Come out with it or you'll be hearing from ME!"

    And that concluded our interview.

    As I was walking out to my car, the events of the day kept playing back in my head. There was something wrong here, but what was it?
    Then half way down I205 it hit me.

    Who names their child "Hmmmm"?

  • Please forgive the misspellings...

  • Yo Ronald, we miss you brother! Give us an update on how you're doing. We're all eager to hear about you and how the album is coming.

  • New blog toast plx. I'll even provide the toaster AND sliced bread. And, if imperative to the food making, ill microwave the butter to make it spreadable.

  • Dude, i am SO buying ur CD, you're freaking amazing at what youre doing!

  • Рональд, ОГРОМНОЕ СПАСИБО Тебе за Твою музыку. Твоя музыка настоящий шедевр. Ты ОГРОМНЫЙ ТАЛАНТ. Переведи, не поленись ;)

  • Release new album!

  • Hey Ronald! I am a huge fan of your music, it is simply AMAZING. I just wanted to know a estimated release date for your new CD, because I am so excited for it. Once its out I am buying it!

  • Simply amazing Ronald. But to hold us of til' the new album comes out, how's about releasing another single? You have to have at least one more song done! We would all appreciate it a ton if you did.

  • can't wait for your cd man, keep it up.

  • Доброе утро Рональд.. Одевай очки и за работу...

  • Release your new album!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • hurry up with that cd man or at least give an UPDATE of when its coming out! all this waiting is getting old. you said you were gonna put it out like last summer. dude your fans are getting impatient i know im not the only one

  • Outstanding taste of the next album-hope to see finalized versions "Stay Crunchy" and "Throwing Fire" on there! This track sounds sick-the intro in reminiscent of Kraftwerk in the best way possible1 Keep killin' it!

  • Dear Mr. Jenkees,

    It's almost April......gahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    Just give us a update on how far your album is... pleaseeeeee

  • 100th post :)

  • There's a point when patience becomes absurd, unfortunately we've reached that point...any update would keep us satisfied Ronald, at least for a while.

  • You impatient folks need to chill the **** out. True art takes time and if it isn't done it isn't done. It's not as if Ronald *owes* us an update or something. He's probably just immersed in the process of creating an album that will blow our minds and make anyone who complained embarrassed to have whined. It's going to be that epic. Mark it down.

  • I agree. Ronald has hundreds or maybe thousands of fans all around the world. I'm from finland and I'm really digging his music. Even a little update would ease our waiting...'cause we've been waiting like crazy since last summer, when Ronald postponed the original release of the album.
    But afterall...good thing are worth waiting.

  • Ronald!

    You are a great man. Keep it up!
    I love your music! Thanks for it.

    Oleg Kh.
    Russia

  • first off your are awesome. I am a new fan. I just got your CD and can't wait till i buy your new one for me and my friends. good luck with all your music. I know you inspire lots of people.

  • Hey whats up man! I have your CD now! Yay. Awsome work man. I know you get tones of people that credit you for your work and I just happened to want to be one as well. I play my drums to your cd all the time. If you dont mind I would like to take some video of me playing to your cd and put it up on youtube.com and aslo on my myspace. Its as i'm sitting in a room jamming along with you even though we aint. Lol. Anyways man cant wait to hear what you come out with next and I will plan to purchase it. Hope your power issue is doing well. Chat with you soon! Later

    MADrums
    Morgan Anderson
    Oakhollow Ent.

  • Hello =)
    I like your music sooo muchhh!!!!
    And i want to buy your neq album =)
    I cant wait anymore )=

  • @David G, thats gotta be the most random comment i've ever seen on any forum.

  • time for a 1. April hoax... :D

  • where is the new shizzzzamm?

  • Hey RJ, any news on when the new cd will come out?

  • David G. is a bastard.
    Ronald keep it up and release the new CD !
    we're crazy about it.

  • ey jo the beats are very good but the finish are a little bit gaga
    !!
    When you have a new beat can you send my one of them i´m pay that ok ?!!

  • The hype's just building man, I can't wait, this is killing me man. You're music's too good.

  • RJ.....keep doing what your doing...killin it baby

  • Well, I stumbled on to you through you tube as I was looking for Korg DS10 videos (not sure of the connection). I decided to subscribe to you because you know exactly what it is like to survive for six days in the middle of winter without power. As do I. In fact, Valley Station still has trees down everywhere from the ice storm. Actually, I subscribed because your prowess on the keyboard is quite good. Thanks, I look forward to more jams in the future.

  • Waiting makes me sad

  • Fantastic work, any updated news? we're dying here man...

  • Lookin' 4 the next album... it gettin' me nervous :/

  • hehe, and you tought runnin' solo had no pressure involved? :P
    look at the comments.
    but then, it is probably better than a record company bitching down on you to make them some money

  • nasty nasty sounds incredible, you're so talented ron! can't wait for the full length

  • Hey Ronald,

    I love every single track you do! They are all so catchy and its nice to listen to music with no lyrics.
    Love the first CD and i'm looking foward to buying your second CD!
    Might get the physical copy next time too.

    Keep it up =)

  • hey there, just wanted u to know i found your music (when i was watching something on project blue beam) on youtube/have bought 3 songs/ outer space,stay cruncy and guitar sound..wow, you are great...just wanted u to know/keep it up! my daughter is 12, i played guitar sound for her and she took it to her guitar teacher! she likes u also/so, you have a large age range of fans it seems..God speed to ya, jenn

  • You need not to be thanks!! it is completely my pleasure.
    Enlarge Maxx

  • JENKEES THE MAN!!! You will not believe this. I am a huge gamer and I went to youtube to see if any glitches where up so I went to the most random video and I hear this awesome techno, beat box, jazz like music and I go, "OMG this song is amazing. This is pretty much a must have song!" SOOOO, I go to the description of the video and there it is... Remix to a Remix by Ronald Jenkees. I copy and paste the name and fell in love with the song by listening to it over and over again 6 times in a row :D Then, on the right side where all the videos are, I see MORE music. I click on them and I just fell in love with the whole album. I get so excited that I search your name on youtube again and I clicked on one of your videos where your playing songs with the keyboard and stuff. I am AMAZED by the creativity you hold in you finger tips!! This is new generation music for crying out loud! WHY IN THE NAME OF GOD AREN'T YOU ALL OVER THE WORLD?!?!?!?!?!? Have you heard the crappy music they put on the radio these days? They may be good but they get worn out after listening to it 3 times max! Your music had impacted me in SSOOO many ways. For example, I'm listening to your music right now as im typing all of this. I listen to your music when im eating, working out, talking to people with one earplug in my ear, while I read, while im in the computer, AND EVEN WHILE IM WATCHING TV (YES, TV) also while im doing my homework. :) Also just want to throw this out there, I started playing the keyboard on January 22 of 2010 and Im still in the basics but thats why I admire you that much. The piano playing in your songs are the best part that I like about them. OH GOD it's like having an ORGASM!!! (im a boy by the way)!!!! Gold Spinners is MY FAVORITE SONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the piano solo with the beat in the background and the jazz like type with the violins and the techno stuff is the most epic part about it!!! OH MAN I need to calm my self here. Here and now forever I will listen and tell everybody about your music. And please please please reply and I have one more question for you. If you dont want to answer thats fine by me but just hear me out... Can you.. give me the music sheet of the piano part for the Gold Spinners song?

    Thank You for reading my emotions and KEEP JAMING!! :D

    Respect from a Puerto Rican boy who lives in the US,
    Tavo

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