New Sonaris Original Track, Video: Daily Afternoon Randomness

I’ve got a cool new track out, called Daily Afternoon Randomness (indeed, taking some inspiration from the often entertaining post series on the blog, The Chive). I actually didn’t mean to make a full track out of this project, was mostly just doing a practice run, using some Loopmasters samples, mostly playing around with one shots to compose a few new drum sequences. Suddenly, the pieces started to sort of fall together, and all I had to do was help the creative process along. The piece turned out to be a sort of chillout / breaks crossover, with a “smooth and thoughtful industrial-esque” feel, according to the awesome people at music blog The Get Downnn.

So I finished the track, and thought that the music is really begging for a real video (was getting kind of over seeing all the music videos on YouTube with static images – of which I am first and foremost guilty, as well).  So, I set out to find a creative commons / public domain video which would work for my  track. After browsing quite a few random videos, I stumbled upon “Herz” – by experimental filmmaker Juanjo Fernandez – on the Internet Archive. The video fit the track perfectly, and I knew I had to use it. I dropped Juanjo an email and very quickly he got back to me giving me the ok to use the video!

So, that’s sort of the story behind it, now watch and listen!

You can also download the track on InternetDJ, for free!

I Want: Beta Nightclub’s “Homegrown” compilation ft. Sonaris + axisONE

Beta Nightclub Sonaris Howmegrown DJ Dragon

This isn’t news, per se, but I wanted to mention it on my website, and maybe get a helping hand. A few months back Beta Nightclub’s (The 2010 #2 dance club in the US, and one of my favorite places to go in Denver on Saturday nights) premier resident DJ – Dragon – put together this kick ass compilation – Homegrown. The compilation featured a compendium of Colorado’s producers and performers (including Orange Peel Moses, mLe, Manufactured Superstars, Jontron, Lea Luna and Pretty Lights among others), and I happened to submit a track (the amazing axisONE remix of my track “Sputnik” – from my soon-to-be-released LP “Arreliari” [October 2010 – Addictive Vibe Records]).

Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to attend the release party, so I didn’t wind up getting a copy of the compilation. There were only about 500 copies given out and, from what I hear, they went quickly. So, if anyone has an extra copy, I’d love to have it. 🙂 Look out for axisONE’s remix and some other interesting tracks (including remixes by Draconum & Alex Biagi on my first ever LP “Arreliari” in all major online retailers, October 2010.

Moving Things Along

I’ve finally settled on the Monochrome theme from mono-lab, which I think will work out quite well for the time being.

I am currently working on putting together a few loops, of which I have literally many thousands, and get some of those available here as a pack. The loops will be in .wav format, anywhere from 5-30 seconds in length and will be royalty free for commercial use (the loops will not available for licensing, however).

Also, I will shortly begin selling brand new singles, EPs and a full length LP on the site, via InternetDJ. The purpose of doing this is, you will be able to quickly purchase any music of mine – which you like, it will be high quality sound, and I will make more $$$ than I would selling through a distributor, which means lower prices for you. Everyone wins!

I am playing around with the possibility of having some of my tracks be for sale exclusively on this site. Of course, expect free downloads of remixes and other stuff, on here, as well. I am open to suggestions, so feel free to drop a comment.