Tuesday, August 19, 2008

New Instrumental: Gears

Something I cooked up a couple nights ago. Feels a little incomplete to me, but it has a real lo-fi classic sound that I'm feeling right now.


As always, comments and criticism appreciated.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Instrumental: Everyday Endings

This is a piece I made about 2 1/2 years ago. It is all sampled material, from about 7 different sources (some of which I'm sure will sound quite familiar), and was made entirely in a waveform editor. As always, love to know your thoughts.


Saturday, July 26, 2008



GO CHECK OUT THE NEW LIKEBLOOD VIDEO NOW In addition to the website the video is currently airing in full rotation on MTV Jams, so if you have extended or digital cable you might catch it on TV. (I didn't produce this track, but Likeblood are some of my closest friends and I've been producing for them for about 3 years). It's a really good video, stands out from the lot in my opinion, and I expect big things for them. (You can catch Blastphumis in the video throwing a little cash at the camera, good times lol)


Likeblood, Blastphumis, and I have all been extremely busy with various projects. Blastphumis and I have an up and coming Phatal Records compilation album. The Likeblood album, is dropping in the near future so keep an eye out for it. I've also been working with a few singers on various projects... In short, I apologize for neglecting this blog so much. I'm really busy and I now have to be more particular about which tracks I upload to the site.


I'm currently in the process for writing reviews for the most recent J-Live, Roots, and Nas albums. I also may do a short piece (not a full review) of the newest Portishead. I'll post them ASAP along with some new tracks! I expect to have at least one other post done by the end of tomorrow, and all of this should be done within the next week or two.

Thanks for continuing to check out the blog!!!!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

New Instrumental: Ahead of It

Something I cooked up last week. Likeblood has been asking me to churn out some more commercial instrumentals, and I've taken it as a challenge. Here is the first of many I'm working on for them.

The track is a mix of samples and synthesis. I encountered a fairly common problem with this track; the sound that resembles clinking glasses is a sample, and is layered in with the old synthesizer sound that repeats throughout the whole track. I searched the sample source, and attempted to edit the sample in order to remove the synth sound for parts of the song, but to no avail. I'm curious if people find the old synth sound so repetitive that I should drop the clinking glasses sound more often in order to get rid of it... Anyway, I chose to just role with it and see how it came out, I'm curious what you all think.


Also, big thanks to Boomp3.com for still running strong!

Had to put this up...

Sorry for the large gap of time between posts... I'll figure this out eventually =)

In the meantime, here's Nas with DJ Green Lantern and Barack Obama. If you have to ask why I'm posting this, you're funny. Thanks to dnA for pointing this out.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

New Instrumental: Warming

Here's a track I threw together last night. It's still an early version; I intend to mess with the drums a bit and add in a third section to act as either a chorus or bridge. Hope you enjoy!

10 Points to anyone who guesses the sample.


Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Oldie But a Goodie

Man do I suck at keeping up my posts. Sorry about that...life is hectic right now and most of my music energy is being used preparing for the upcoming mixtape Blastphumis and I are working on. I'll try to keep you updated, and I hope to FINALLY have some new tracks with vocals up here soon.

In the meantime, here's a track I made a whiiiiiiiiiile ago that Blastphumis and I are currently working with.


Monday, February 4, 2008

New Track: Ice

My latest instrumental. Everything is sampled except the bass. As usual, feedback is always appreciated.


Saturday, January 12, 2008

New Track: The Green Goblin Enjoys A Film

Why is this track called "The Green Goblin Enjoys A Film"? Because my brother told me to call it that.

I'm VERY proud of this instrumental. I think I'm learning a lot more about layers and levels (especially thanks to my kick ass new monitors). This is about 80% sampled with some drums and synthesized strings thrown in to emphasize and add mood. The track has some small development, but mainly just switches between 3 loops. I've been listening to a lot of Jay-Z and Lupe lately and I think I was slightly influenced by the types of production they tend to have. What I mean is I think this is one of my more lyrics-friendly tracks that still maintains listenability as an instrumental.

Hope you enjoy!


Friday, January 11, 2008

Thanks Mom and Dad!

I GOT NEW SPEAKERS!!!!!! M-Audio AV 40s baby! This should greatly improve the quality of my work since I will be able to hear more subtle differences in levels without having the compression of the headphones I've been using.

Reviews Coming Soon

I'm going to post my reviews for the new Lupe Fiasco and Jay-Z albums pretty soon (next few days). They're really good and I didn't want to just review with my first impressions so I've been giving myself a chance to give them a more in-depth listen.

Also, New Years Resolution #8032: Post more often.

New Track: Sinking

A new instrumental I made. Mostly samples, a little synthetic embellishment on the drums. Hope you like it.