December 21, 2014

Greetings,

 

I just wanted to wish everyone a wondeful Christmas season ahead.

 

Also, I added a new track at SoundCloud in the Electronic Dance playlist:  Nothing [ft. Lokka] (Original Mix).  It is a deep tribal tech track using a capellas by Lokka.  Please contac...

September 18, 2014

Greetings,

 

Wow, this had to be the fastest summer on record!  I'm still in shock that we are now in the middle of September.

 

This is only a short update to the news section.  I wanted to share the news that my Deep Tech House remix of Kern & Meiers' "Sweet Escape," fea...

May 21, 2014

Greetings,

 

I decided to add a new section to my website to post various articles I have written and to share my experiences with different music technologies.

 

Unfortunately, after installing the blog service to my site, I just now realize that there is not a way for re...

October 9, 2012

Of all the music I was exposed to during my adolescent years, perhaps no other band influenced my decision to enter the music industry than The Cars had.  Surprisingly, it was not until 1984 that I had heard their self-titled debut album from 1978 for the first time....

September 21, 2012

The Pixies’ 1989 album Doolittle predates the “grunge” scene of the 1990s, but it was influential to many artists and acts of that era (Sisario, 2006).  With the exception of its production qualities (an emphasis on gated drums, for example) it did not sound like the m...

September 16, 2012

Kraftwerk is a pioneering electronic music group from Germany founded by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider (Duarte et al., 2011).  Although they produced albums prior to 1974, it was with their 1974 release “Autobahn” that they first received significant attention (Dua...

September 16, 2012

MIDI is the acronym for Musical Instrument Device Interface.  Developed in 1982, it is a protocol that allows separate electronic music equipment to communicate amongst each other (History 2012).  In those early days of MIDI, the communication was rather simple: data r...

September 9, 2012

The band The Velvet Underground was a project produced by the pop artist Andy Warhol in 1967 (Howard, 2004).  The “Velvets” had a pessimistic psychedelic rock sound that contrasted with the San Francisco scene’s more upbeat tone (Scaruffi, 1999).  Songs such as “Heroin...

September 9, 2012

Prior to What’s Going On in 1971, Marvin Gaye fit the “Motown niche” – Clean-shaven and “image-conscious fashion” (Edmond, 2001).  He already had a few hits, including “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” and “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”  (Marvin gaye, n.d.)....

September 2, 2012

Prior to the release of The Beatles’ Rubber Soul in December of 1965, the band was mostly known as a “boy band” with light pop songs such as “Please Please Me,” “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “A Hard Day’s Night,” and “Can’t Buy Me Love” (“The Beatles,” n.d.).  Already an...

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Remix of Kern & Meiers' "Sweet Escape [feat. Nadine Zureikat]"

September 18, 2014

Greetings,

 

Wow, this had to be the fastest summer on record!  I'm still in shock that we are now in the middle of September.

 

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