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January 18, 2019
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Radio Silence – Album Updates – EDM

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything for this blog, but I can assure you I’m still working on new music and new reviews.

As far as a new album goes, I’ve been quite heavily working on a more dance/edm/house oriented album, it probably helps having been hooked on EDM and Diplo channel on XM.  Although with those licensing costs, I wouldn’t bother using it past the free trial, Tidal still seems to be the way to go there except Android Auto seems to be a 50/50 on fully functioning for music and randomly not with Tidal.  I’ve heard the same case is true with Spotify and some of the other music players. So I might spend the time to write up an app that resolves some of the annoyances with Android Auto.

With the new album, the other key that I am working on which is for sure taking longer to do the before is using Vocaloid for vocals.  In the case, Primary preference for the voice would be Miku, but unfortunately currently with 5 that really isn’t an option outside of using older voicepacks so I guess it depends on the release date of the album.  That and the challenge of making more A/B/C/B oriented structured songs rather then my previous free jazz approach. I’m sure to some that will be missed, but I’m sure it will still be a major influence on it.  I would count on at least one single being released this year from that album, but no ETA at the moment, mostly want approval from other members of The Hai.

The radio silence has primarily been cause by being busy with work as to no surprise with a full time job would take up what used to be free time.  I would expect soon, probably this weekend, my top 10 of 2018 and brief review, maybe a minimix if I have extra time on my mixcloud.  If there is demand for it, I could start creating playlists on Spotify but I do dislike the 9999 song limit in the library on that platform.

In the mean time, checkout my old mixtape: https://rekapper.com/2014/08/08/rekapper-summer-heat-blues-mixtape-mixtape-fridays/


Recently on my mix deck has mostly been these two tracks

This track by Dua Lipa and Silk City, remixed by MK, clearly the remix is far superior.  Theres something addictive about that 4otf and that looping synth/piano rift.

And Pnau – Go Bang, which just has perfect instrumentation, really pumping tune to snowboard to for some odd reason or another.

March 1, 2017
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Thundercat – Drunk

Have you ever felt that there was a large lack of modern electronic funk music featured by an awesome bass guitarists?

Well Thundercat’s latest album Drunk should cover those issues for you from the funky melodies featuring Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald on Show You the Way, that has the love song of the 80’s sounds.  But tracks like Lava Lamp with Sounwave showcase a chiller more downtempo enjoyable sonic experience.  Or you get the crazy bass tracks that only Thundercat could focus on singing about his cat, and enjoying the sunlight and wanting to be his cat: Tron.  You also have Kendrick Lamar featured on Walk on By with a darker groove that feels like an oddly layer acapella overtop of the dark detuned funk track.  Alternatively there is Tokyo, that sort of has that 90’s JP video game sounds layered throughout it that fit almost as the perfect late night chill groove to drive to.  On the polar opposite, you have the Mono/Poly feature Friend Zone, which feels like a harsh dis-track, while providing dark vocals against Thundercat’s harsh but finally in-tune falsetto.  Them Changes assuming you hadn’t hear it before is a 100% must listen to track or even watch the great youtube video that went along with it.  The Flying Lotus features feel a little lack luster, and the album seems to have a few bad tracks on it but is otherwise quite enjoyable for a full listen which is why I rate it a solid 8/10

April 28, 2016
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Water Gun Water Gun Sky Attack – Glow City – Out Now!

Album Review to be completed soon, but checkout this fun, awesome electronic rock album titled Glow City from Water Gun Water Gun Sky Attack, as he knows how to entertain the masses.

 

The album also has an extra format of decorated custom usb drives signed prints and uniquely designed maps as shown below:

Water Gun Water Gun Sky Attack – The Great Modifier – Music Video

April 18, 2016 by Rekapper | Comments Off on Water Gun Water Gun Sky Attack – The Great Modifier – Music Video

Water Gun Water Gun Sky Attack-The Great Modifier from Andrew Valentine on Vimeo.

So Water Gun Water Gun Sky Attack has a new album releasing on April 28th called Glow City, and he now has a preview track as a result of this amazing black and white yet artistic music video for the track called The Great Modifier.  Expect to see another full album review when the album releases.  This album was also the most fun I have had mastering an album in a long while, so I do think the album sounds amazing, along with this single.

Nujabes - Blessing It

February 20, 2016
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FK (Keiichirou Fukuzumi) – Blessing It (Remix of Nujabes Track)

FK had a solid remix hidden up his sleeves of Blessing It originally by Nujabes, featuring Substantial and Five Deez. The solid jazzy samples of the original are replaced with even more jazzy loops even if the track is quite rough.  Listen to it on FK’s Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/fktribe  If you are looking for some Nujabes like beats Keiichirou Fukuzumi who was close to the crew working with Tribe (the record shop of Hydeout Productions). FK has always been producing some wonderful chill hiphop jazzy melodies.

Or listen to the original by Blessing It by Nujabes on Youtube

Other Great examples of FK’s amazing sampling consist of his Demos like this following one:

Or his hyper new age beat remix of Gangstarr Dwyck.