Update, USA

I'm going to post some random jams on the tubes pretty soon. As soon as I have something interesting to share, I promise to share it.

I finally finished Disorganized Fun. It was a blast to work on, and I have to thank my friend "McFeezy" for giving me some company tackling that project. If you're like me, the hardest part about being solo is working alone, so it's always a blast to have like-minded company chillin w/ ya. Which makes me want to give this advice, for what it's worth.. All you need are a couple of really good friends. If you don't have a hundred fans to give you feedback, that's perfectly cool. Find the people who generally enjoy what you do and give you honest feedback at the same time. It's tricky though.. Some people try too hard to give feedback (saying too much, with great intentions of course), and some just jive with whatever you put out even if it's not up to your standards. Always go with your own gut in the end, but listening to others reactions can also give you some direction and new ideas. So make sure you REALLY appreciate those in your small feedback circle, whatever your art may be. Thank them a lot, and if you appreciate something they do, make sure you spend some time genuinely checking out their stuff and being encouraging.

I have a few more songs to wrap up on my album. I'm not "holding out", it's just the nature of how it is right now. Throwing Fire, the STS9 collab, and Disorganized Fun will be a blast, I think. Those are pretty much done, as with a few other random tunes. The "outer space jam" is still in the works and right now I'm working on "messin w/ a guitar sound". Trying to capture the guitar without it being so murky by the time I lay it over the rest of the beat in FL Studio. I'm using Edison now in FL. It's helping my workflow being able to drag WAV's from that directly into the project instead of recording in the old Adobe Audition 1.0 and then importing those WAV's. Huge thanks to Didier from FL Studio for encouraging me to try it that way.

I was fortunate enough to have met Papa Roach again last week when they played a show close to home. Their show was excellent and they were a blast to hang with. I admire those guys - they're extremely hard workers and they appreciate tons of music. Backstage they were bumping some classic Dre on vinyl. We discussed me doing a remix - I'm all for it. Might approach it like I did with STS9 and write more of my own tune based on their drums and possibly Jacoby's vocals.

Thanks for the continued patience. This is the summer of my second CD. If not, I will record 1 youtubes per day for 3 months after I shave my head, all except for the very back where I will grow a really long rat tail.

Almost forgot: I turned in my final version of the Jenkees/STS9 Collab today after working on it all day. More news on that as soon as I know something, but it should be available soon and I'll tell you where you can get it. It'll be for a good cause. I'm pumped to be a part of that.

14 Responses to “Update, USA”

  • Hi,
    Just got your CD. It is a big inspiration to me. Great work! Please keep making more music.

  • Hey RJ

    Just to let you know that also here in the Netherlands your name and music becomes widely spread (at least since feb 2008, when I ran into you on Youtube)! Everybody loves it!

    And your new album... I know for sure it's worth waiting for. "Disorganized fun", "Throwing fire", "STS9", "Outer space jam", "Messin' with a guitar sound", ("Stay crunchy"??), in my opinion all no. 1 hits!

    On one hand I must say I can't wait for it to come out, but on the other hand I don't want you to rush anything. If it takes more time to make it 100%, then so be it!

    I'll be regularly checking your blog!!

    And please continue making superb jams!

    Groeten uit Nederland,

  • could you put up disorganized fun as a single for sale? i want to listen to it on my ipod :)


  • Oh my, this is so painfull! The wait... I can't wait for it! Nice work indeed, Jenkees!

    Have a nice day!

  • hey ronald i really like your stile of music but i have a question to you i`m from germany and wanted to know if i can buy your cd here on your HP form ger


  • wow! i'm looking forward to cd 2! can't await it now! this sound is to cool - this sound is barely legal! hugs!

  • BENJAMIN from the FLOW

    hey ronald broski what is up your the BEST ive brought about 30 people to ur music and they LOVE it!!!!! keep doin what ur doin :)))) its truely all i listen too

  • So one day i was sitting on my computer hitting up Stumble upon and i happened to come across a kind of nerdy looking guy in front of 2 keyboards. Curious i hit the play button only to discover the most beautifully epic music ive ever heard in my life. You do amazing work my friend, and i hope to hear more from you. For now, im gonna go buy your first 2 Cd's and hopefully they will be enough to keep me busy while you work on more. Keep up the good work my friend and as always have fun.

  • Hello
    Today I first heard your tracks with the video I was amazed by your ability to
    make masterpieces!

    Ps Do you now have another fan from Ukraine! =)

  • 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,

  • фанат твоей музыки!

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