Monday, February 8, 2016

Wildfire


While I have been away, Autograf have been busy releasing a new remix, but also their first single from their upcoming EP Future Soup. While it's been out for nearly two weeks now, their remix for Seafret's "Wildfire" is one of the best I've heard from Autograf. While there's no release date available for this remix, feel free to stream it all you want below:



Now to their first single from the EP Future Soup. The track features Patrick Baker on vocal and it's a deep, yet melodic track with a great upbeat vibe. The track gets its temperament from a badass course sounding bass lead, which also provides a great balance to the lighter sounding vocal. The complete EP will feature 5 tracks in total and will be out on March 11. However, you can already pick up the track "Future Soup" and pre-order the EP now via the link below



Get/Pre-order "Future Soup" on ITUNES
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Let's continue with some more music! Aussie producer Sondrio has made a cracking remix for Fatboy Slim's classic "Praise You". I always admire producers who are able to take awesome tracks, particularly tracks that are classics and manage to add their own flavour without disrupting the awesomeness of the original. Sondrio has not just gotten away with it, he has crafted this remix to perfection. He is further giving it away as a free download, so do yourself a massive favour and pick up a copy via the link below:



Download HERE
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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Future Being


Two Friends are gaining momentum with every release and they just keep pushing out amazing tunes every time. They now return with a remix for Shaun Frank & KSHMR feat. Delaney Jane's "Heaven", adding their well known energetic sound and positive vibes! If this tune doesn't put you in a great mood, I am not sure what will. The duo are giving their remix away for free, so you can rock out to this anywhere. You got no excuse! 



Download HERE
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For this next track we're staying in LA for a tune by another duo called RKCB. They have released a new track called "Future Being" while I was away on vacation and it's amazing. It's a pleasant sounding indie electronica track with some cool lyrics and a very chilled vibe. This too is available as a free download and you can pick up a copy via the link below:



Download HERE
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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Guest

Today's first track is a real crispy one! This is "Guest" by Jean Tonique in the Young Franco remix and it's a perfect example of a remix gone right. While the original theme has been maintained, this new version is more upbeat, has an even more positive vibe and a cracking beat. This remix is part of the official remix package for "Guest". That means that you can go ahead and visit your favourite online music joint and pick up a copy there.



Get "Guest" (Young Franco Remix) on ITUNES
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Sticking with remixes for today, here's another one. This is a remix by Solidisco for MSTR ROGERS' "I'll Take You". This track has lots of piano goodness to show off and just like the track above, this also adds a more upbeat vibe compared to the original release. Solidisco have always been known to add killer grooves on their tracks and this is no different. Their remix is part of the official remix package and available via the link below:



Get "I'll Take You" (Solidisco Remix) by MSTR ROGERS on ITUNES
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Friday, February 5, 2016

Point Blank Music School: Week 8



Week 8: Finish Project

  • Apply finishing touches to project
  • Exporting your track , options, dither
  • What is mastering? Pro mastering vs. ‘maxing’
  • Mastering basics: master bus additions
  • Ableton Course Final Test
  • Soundcloud and your online profile
  • Assignment 8: finish final track
It's the final week of Point Blank's Ableton Live Course and things are getting serious. The last assignment that needs to be submitted by me is a full and complete track, combining everything I've learned during the course. Because I've been away on holiday I am a little behind with the self study part of the course, but I've managed to attend every masterclass and 1-2-1 session during the 8 weeks. The final week also includes a multiple choice quiz which needs to be submitted, testing whether I've acquired knowledge about music production. 

When I started the course I also started producing a new track, which I wanted to share with all of you at the end. However, this track never really got finished and it got ever more complex and "out-of-sync" with what I wanted it to be. However, during the course I've always started new projects as well and one of them I've completed and it will be track that I will submit during the weekend to be reviewed by the course instructor. 

While this week has been about mastering, the concept is too complex to really go into depth with in this relatively short online course. Therefore, the mastering will be demoed specifically for the track I will submit by the course instructor in a video response, which I will receive later. 

Overall this course has been incredible to be part of. Not only did I have the most awesome instructor, but I also benefitted greatly from a lively forum and debate amongst other course participants. The only downside I can think of was the lack of masterclass scheduling flexibility, which sometimes made it difficult for some to attend the live session. In the first weeks there were several dates to choose from and it was possible to vote for the most convenient day to schedule the masterclass. That being said, I still prefer having an instructor who works as an active musician, who knows how the business works and how to use Ableton in a live performance setup as well. 

To finalise this journey, here is the track I made. I called it "Under Palmtrees". It's not mastered yet, so you may want to turn up your speakers ever so slightly to hear it properly. 

Thank you for reading about my attempt to become a better producer and good luck with your own career!



More info on the course I am taking: CLICK HERE (via Point Blank).
Also visit Point Blank to see all their programs and offerings: www.pointblanklondon.com

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Lioness


NYC based artist Brooke Forman has released her first single called "Lioness" from her upcoming EP going by the same name. If the name Brooke Forman doesn't immediately ring a bell, you might still be familiar with her voice from songs like "Temporary Love" by Elephante and Magnificence & Alec Maire's "Heartbeat", which was also edited by Nicky Romero. Unlike the songs listed here, Brooke's first single is more towards the pop genre, but does also include elements from house music. "Lioness" is a really catchy pop song and her vocal is perfect on this song. I particularly like the verses with the repetitive niaya niaya niaya part, it's really one for fans to sing along too. This first single is out now via Itunes and you can pick up a copy via the link below:



There's also a cool music video you can check out:


Get "Lioness" by Brooke Forman on ITUNES
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Up next is a remix by Romanian producer Boehm form Novo Amor's "Anchor". It's a pleasant sounding deep/indie electronica tune, perhaps with a subtle Bon Iver flavour to it. If you're looking for a tune which you can chill out to, then this is for you...it's a free download as well, so make sure to pick up a copy via the link below:



Download HERE
Follow Boehm on social media: FACEBOOK // TWITTER