The InternetDJ.com Winter 2010 remix competition has completed. Even though I didn’t place in the top three, I’d still like to share my entry from the competition, with you. It’s my third drum & bass production, and I am rather proud of it. The version I’m posting for you is slightly edited from the version I submitted to the competition. Namely, I’ve updated the mix to make it even more crisp, I’ve increased the tempo by 5 bpm to 165 and I’ve added more percussion.
Check it out and enjoy!
You can listen to it on Soundcloud or iDJ.
Also, if you’re interested in hearing the original track, you can find it here.
It’s been a long time coming, but it’s finally done and ready for your enjoyment! I started work on this album midway through 2009 – and – a little over a year later, I am proud to present you with my first ever full-length electronic [dance] music album – Arreliari.
Inspired by various events in the past year, this album is an eclectic compilation of progressive house vibes, electro house basslines, trancey melodies and general feel-good awesomeness – suitable for many moods. A few of the tracks on the album are ones which have been publicly released previously, but are now remastered by a big name studio in NYC, and made to sound even more awesome, for your listening pleasure. All other tracks on the album are totally unheard before originals, which I think – and hope – you’ll enjoy. As an added bonus, I was very lucky to have exclusive remixes done by axisONE, Draconum and Alex Biagi (all from the Addictive Vibe Records crew) included on the album. (The axisONE remix of Sputnik was featured on the world-renowned Beta Nightclub‘s “Homegrown” compilation earlier this year – along with some heavy-hitting tracks from other talented producers).
The album is also inspired by many people, and I couldn’t have finished this project without the support of those around me, and those reaching out to me through the internets. I greatly appreciate all your input, feedback and criticism. All (100%) of the proceeds from this album will go toward improving my music software, and hardware upgrades. I know that pretty much anyone can find and download the album for free, and I won’t try to stop you from doing so, but please realize that making music is a time-consuming task and, no matter how much I love the process – and hate to have to admit this – it can be a somewhat expensive endeavor, as well. So, for those of you who pick up a copy of the album from iTunes, or any other online store… thank you for supporting my habit.
Last but definitely not least… enjoy the music!
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“Arreliari” is trademarked and copyrighted (2010) by SonarisMusic & Addictive Vibe Records and distributed, world-wide, exclusively by Music Just Music (phonographic copyright 2010). Any licensing and distribution questions should be addressed directly to Music Just Music. Album cover art design by David Baker. A special thank you to Santoki for being my biggest fan and my inspiration for creating beautiful things.
UPDATE 11/07/10:: The number of downloads of this remix skyrocketed to over 5,000!!! It has become – by far – my most downloaded project to date. I really cannot believe it! That people are really enjoying it is an incredible feeling. Thank you for all your support!
Two and a half awesome weeks later, my remix of Deadmau5′ “Brazil” – from his “Random Album Title” album – has hit the 1,000 downloads milestone on InternetDJ.com.
This is only the second remix I’ve done which has hit the 1,000 downloads milestone, and… it’s a great feeling. Knowing that people are excited about something I’ve created, and feel compelled to add it to their music collection is what motivates me.
I’ve gotten a ton of great feedback on the project. A lot of people have shared it with their friends and anyone else who’ll listen. So, I want to thank you all for your support and for helping spread the word about my music projects. I greatly appreciate it!
Listen to, and download the remix – for free – here.
The much awaited and anticipated full-length electro/pop album (including a Sonaris dubstep remix of “Miss You Miss You” [One of my favorite remix projects!]) from Canadian duo SAM (James Sadoway and Jerome Mandrake) is out on iTunes and Amazon!
The album features Jerome Mandrake’s lyrical writing and vocal performances along with James Sadoway’s musical compositions and lyrical co-writing. Mandrake who has opened for Deborah Cox and released his own album “Affirmation” previously, teamed up with Sadoway who has remixed Sarah McLaughlin’s song “First Noel”, and had written and produced a song featured on Bravo! a Canadian cable channel with its own music video.
Together they present 7 personal songs showcasing Sadoway’s incredible versatile music styles and Mandrake’s stunning voice. SAM has already done 4 shows for the Vancouver Olympics and other shows for large city events. Along with a couple guest vocalists and 5 remixes, SAM is an unspoiled electronic pop group.
Learn more about SAM: http://www.myspace.com/smcanada
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Just got some unfortunate news. The launch date for my new album, “Arreliari” has been postponed by our distributor. I will post an update when a new concrete date for the release is set. Sorry to those who are looking forward to it, and thank you for your patience and support!
Finally put the finishing touches on my brand new remix of one of my favorite Deadmau5 tracks, “Brazil.”
At first I didn’t even want to touch the original, because I like it just fine as is, but then I noticed that there weren’t very many remixes of this track out there (maybe for the aforementioned reason) and so I figured I’d do it and let people hear a different side of this track. The idea was to take part of the melody, and more or less write a new track around it, but keep the chill vibe and atmosphere of the original. Before you ask, there are no samples from the original, in this remix, that’s how I roll.
As with the Daft Punk remix I did, I am a bit apprehensive – albeit curious – to post this, since I know Deadmau5 fans are pretty hardcore. But, chances must be taken, and without much further explanation, see the links below the image to listen and download:
Track link on Soundcloud (Limited to 100 free downloads):
Track link on InternetDJ (Unlimited free downloads):
Here is a link to the “video” (lol) I made for YouTube: