LA-based musician Active Child sang over an old-school 2pac instrumental, and, well, it rules. This will definitely help me get through exams. Thanks homes.
Randomly came across an instrumental of one of favorite posthumous 2Pac releases recently. It instantly transported me back to my high school days when I would make mixes for my commute to and from school. As I sat and reminisced I figured i’d drop the instrumental into ableton and have a sing over it. That sing slowly transformed into a rough song of sorts that I thought I’d share with you guys today. Not exactly original music, but something to listen to none the less. Hope you enjoy much love Pat xx
The young frenchman has thought of a clever way to give his fans a treat this holiday season. He’s calling it his Advent Calendar and it will feature something new every day of December (I’m beginning to wonder how this kid finds time to like be a kid and kill zombies or something, but then again I’m glad he doesn’t). Sunday he took the reigns of Anjunabeats Worldwide for the 358th episode. I let it transport me from Boston -> Hartford that same day during all the Thanksgiving traffic and I couldn’t have cared less, so young David, I’d like to say publicly that I am very thankful for that.
Then, yesterday he had a verrry fraiche two song EP release on Silk sub-label Arrival: Beatport Link
The title track, “Orion”, is also featured on the newly launched Arrival 01: Destination United Kingdom compilation. “Orion” starts out smoothly with enjoyable pad layers and soothing sound effects. As the track progresses, numerous synths are added, and in the break, a lush theme melody emerges. Subtle piano chord stabs join the theme in creating a unique and mesmerizing atmosphere.
A darker groove is introduced in “Hidden Feelings”, where the break features a set of pleasant piano melodies and hypnotizing pad elements. The track continues in full effect, mainly enhanced by the powerful combination of the intriguing theme lead and rolling bassline.
Not quite sure what he has in store for us today, but if you haven’t coped the free download on his Facebook page, you could definitely start there. (link)
Feels good to be back up and running, but I’m in the middle of a take home exam so let’s be brief. Anyone that has been around me recently knows that I’ve been on a Kanye tear. I’ve become completely fascinated with the guy ever since I saw a video of him live in concert alone on stage screaming “top of the world.. top, top, top of the WORRRLD!!” and then proceeding to gronk-spike his microphone and walk off (link). I watched his You Hear It First interview (link) and got a sense of where he came from, what his influences were, and began to get a feel for what he was actually pursuing in life. I saw a video of him speak at Harvard about design and began to get a better picture (link). Then, yesterday, my roommate showed me his most recent tabloid explosion, the interview with Sway and I have never been so speechless. Do yourself a favor and set aside some time this week to watch this in its entirety. Absolute gold.
“I am the #1 most impactful artist of our generation. I am Shakespeare in the flesh. Walt Disney. Nike. Google… Do you want to marginalize me until I am out my moment?”
I used to mock him, but I can’t help but respect the shit out of him. There’s a fine line between genius and insanity and I think Mr. West is trying to find that line right now. I for one am a believer.
Now that you’re all up to date with my current fascination, here’s a chiller of a free download thanks to LA based producer Jerome LOL…
Our forthcoming release, “Arrival 01: Destination United Kingdom,” is an exciting new chapter in the history of our Arrival imprint. This sampler features 4 standout tracks from the compilation, including new material from Kobana, Marsh, BXT, and SNR. Kobana’s new offering, “Sighted”, starts off with a smooth groove, soon followed by a tremendously well-crafted bassline. Introduced in the break, blissful background synths unite beautifully with the bassline, which also acts as the main lead in the song. “Smiling At You” from Marsh introduces a deep, unique rhythm, combined with light background melodies and a memorable vocal stem. Sweeping pad lines emerge later, and a hypnotizing atmosphere dominates the break, in which the main lead is introduced. BXT’s “Moments” starts out with a hard-hitting bassline and firm percussion lines. The enjoyable theme riff emerges in the break, which also features an accompanying piano line. Soon, the theme riff evolves into a true peak-hour lead, which provides additional energy to the song. “Kumba” by SNR begins with strong percussion elements and a growling bassline. Blissful melodies are soon included, and the break features extremely lush pads and delicate vocal stems. The main theme riff soon appears, and it is accompanied by a unique, light synth — the combination of which goes quite well with the energetic groove.
I’m not exactly sure where to start with this release. It’s VERY large. I’ll let the music do the talking…