I hope your holidays are filled with fun tunes and good times. Here's some more newnew for that RJCD3. HAHA. I got ready to post this 3 hrs ago and just kept working away on it. Thanks a million for soundcloud/facebook/whatever comments on these tunes I've been posting. I read them all and I'm super-thankful for them.
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A fella by the name of Patrick Watson sent me a tune he made in FL Studio and asked me to mix/master it as well as to put my style on it. I don't get to do this kind of thing much with album work happening but his tune reminded me so much of Mario Kart that I couldn't pass it up. Mario Kart puts me in a good mood so even though it took me way longer than I thought it would, it was a blast. When it was all done, Patrick renamed the track Mega Mushroom. Whatta cool guy. HAHA
Some more of the newnew! This one is very new, actually. What you're hearing is almost all of what I've got on it so far but I'm overdue for sharing something and I wanted to share something fresh. Hope you dig it! Thanks a million for checking it out!
Moar newnew!!!!!! Thanks for listening! Hope you like it.
Got sidetracked last week with something new after I downloaded the updated FL Studio 10. Things are good when working (playing) on a new tune is more important than sleep. LOL. This one really threw me off my sleep schedule.
I want to save the rest for CD3, but here's the start of it.. Thanks a ton for listening!!!
HEYHEY I've got some NewNew! I have a lot of tunes in progress right now that have several different parts to them that need to be tied together somehow. This happens when I work on a song one day, come back another day in a different mood and put new/different energy into it. It almost always happens that way for me. Maybe that's why some say my songs have songs within that song.
Anyways, this is a section of one of those songs, and it's the "minor" part (the way I think about major vs. minor: minor = serious, major = happy). It's very different from the other parts of the song. I'll share those soon too. Maybe I will have married the two parts by then.
It's been too long! CD#2 has been very well-received. THANKS for that!!! I've been quietly working on CD#3. Sometimes it's good to work quietly (and sometimes you just feel like you need to) but then you start missing the energy that good feedback gives you, which can be put back into the music. Anywho, I want to jump right into sharing a couple of tunes on the blog for now. I need to just throw some stuff out there without thinking too hard about what to post or what to say, so here we go with some new musics.
This first tune is called Error Me Out. I'm going to start it in the middle of the song for this post and let it play out to the end. I'm really digging it right now - I love getting in the zone and working on this one.
The next one I want to post I threw up as a ringtone you can buy on iTunes but only got a few responses from it, so I think it needs to air out more here.
Thanks for listening and sorry for the super-delayed post!! More to come for sure.
Finally done! I'm extremely excited. I had a lot of neat things accidentally happen in some of these songs. Took longer than I thought to get out, but I'm glad it did because of the way a few of these tunes progressed over time.
The album art was done in watercolor by Kori Michele Handwerker. She's the reason I can't wait to see what the actual physical copy looks like. I'm ordering them in a matte finish. They should be really neat.
Here are some more things about the new CD I think some people might want to know:
- iTunes: It's finally up! Click this hyperlink to buy from iTunes
- Physical CD: You can now order my new CD! All pre-orders (before Sept 10th) were shipped on schedule (Sept 10th). If you live outside the US, shipping usually takes 10-14 days, sometimes less.
- Physical CD Signing: I will still be signing the CD's if you buy 2 or more, including if you buy the old+new CD.
- New MP3 Store: Starting at about 2PM today, all downloads come from a new server. That means if you buy my CD, it should download pretty fast. Yeeah!!
- MP3 quality: 320 Kbps
PS. Thanks everyone for the nice comments on the about this new CD. REALLY REALLY appreciate them.
Or click here to download in MP3 or FLAC directly from STS9. My track is second to last, but be sure to check the rest out.
This is a remix album that STS9 put together called Peaceblaster (The New Orleans Make It Right Remixes) - 100% goes charity. The STS9 collab thing I did on youtube is on this album.
Details on the charity can be found here. Basically, the sales go towards building some futuristic/green homes in some hard-hit areas of New Orleans. Katrina seems like a long time ago, but to anyone who's been there since, it's easy to see they still need help.
I think the whole album is awesome. If you like electronic music, there's a really good chance you'll dig the whole thing. Big thanks to those guys for helping a good cause and for including my collab tune on there. Too cool!!!
Finished another song this week for the CD! I had no intentions of including this tune but after I started it, I kept wanting to return to it and all the sudden, it was finished. Very unexpected. This one is called "Fifteen Fifty". I thought I would throw up little a preview on my sixtyone page if you want to hear the beginning. It's very electronic sounding, I guess. The end of the tune turns crazy and a bit less electronic, but I want to save that fun for the second CD.
At this point, it's great to have some traction. If a song or two isn't "done" (in my opinion) by the time July rolls around, I'm releasing the dang thang anyways. I'm itching to get it out there. Thanks for the patience!!
Back to work. :)
PS. I should mention, the sixtyone is a great place to quicky find good music if you're looking for some other artists to check out.