Myth or Truth

My favorite thing about music is it’s ability to evoke emotion and take you away.  There are songs that just make you smile laugh and bounce up and down, songs that force you to get down, dirty, and tribal, and songs that completely take you away.

This song, is one of those songs that is so powerful to me that I pretty much hallucinate when I hear it. That’s a reason I don’t listen to it if I’m driving a car… The haunting vocals, amazing builds and perfect pauses.. I can’t get enough.  To get the full effect of a song like this, you need to make a sensual date for yourself (and yes I’d do this. NO SHAME!) and turn on some ambient lighting in your room, put that lil sub woofer up as much as your neighbors will allow, rock those speakers, lay on the floor close your eyes and let that shit just float you away.  Trust me, if you do it to this song your mind will take you away to incredible places.

[For funskies, I added another song that completely takes me away, but in a more subtle floaty drifty way. TPA remix of Bon Iver's "Perth" So, make sure to do the bedroom floor date thing with that too ;) O FEELS!! THE FEEEELS!!!!!!]

 

House got Soul

Yes, yes I know… I posted a House song.  If you know me at all, you know how I feel about House. I swear I could throw up with boredom. I feel like all I can do is bob my head to it and watch everyone else bob their heads.  Now, that’s not to say that House isn’t “good”, it’s just a genre that brings me to tears with it’s dullness! So anyways, if I’m posting a House song, it’s pretty much like witnessing a Unicorn leaping out of a liquor store. Talk about surprising!

There are exceptions of course and I gotta say, this song is a big one for me.  I feel like House can be amazing if it is paired with some beautiful vocals or if it’s bred with another genre to add some spice to it.  For this one, I’m diggin the vocals and lyrics so much that the chill beat and sounds are a nice compliment to it.  I could happily close my eyes and bob to this one!  Soul mixed with House… who knew?  Well done Camson, my hat’s off to you!

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Infinite Wax On

Sickest beat I’ve heard in a while combined with awesome vox effects. I really like how :Dface took the expletives out of this Chanel West Coast remix. Of course I’m crazy about the electric strings in the beginning. My favorite part is the bouncy, crunk panning bass .39, then the trap sizzle kicks in at .52! I dare you to try and sit still. Chanel West Coast has so many great songs, can’t wait to hear more awesome remixes like this.

Kumbaya

Okay, there need to be more songs like this in the world! Don’t Wait from Mapei out of Stockholm Sweden. Hollow with vinyl crackle, finger snaps, hand drum, and simple strumming, just lovely. The electrolarynx effect on the back up vox is super interesting as well. This one needs to hit top 40, with everyone singing along. I’m thinking Prom theme, graduation ceremonies. Here’s the new video, you guys watch, I’mma go cry by a bond fire or something.

90s Trap?!

Well aint DIS some shit?! Amazing shit!  Firstly, I love 90s music and I don’t care what anyone else says. Secondly, I love good remixes.

This is a glorious combo of both!! I’m really diggin that snake charmer sound thrown in there with an appropriate use of high hats. (Sometimes [mostofthetime] trap producers abuse the high hats and that crap just offends the senses. SUBTLETY my friends!!!) I also think it’s cool that they purposely included more than the chorus for lyrics, like many remixes tend to do.  It does the original more justice if you ask me.

On top of that, getting the free download bring’s your to Walu’s page which is a charity for improving the hygiene and sanitary conditions in Papua New Guinea’s coastal communities. HOLLA!!!

Golfer’s clap! Support and show love to some sweet beats!

 

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For Crying Out Loud!!

I’ve decided that The 1975 is a good band to remix. Do you hear this producers?? REMIX THEY SHIT!!!!!

I had to do a lyrics piece to this one.  Hits close to home. And I’m a huuuuge fan of EMBRZ.. he makes such magical glorious mysterious enchanting music. Every single one of his songs I get addicted to and put on repeat “How Long Will I Love You” is still an ultimate fav of mine.  Listen to the beautyyyy!

Settle Down

Settle Down

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Lion Chirp

I need more chipmunk voice. Because it’s better than a cowbell. (Thank you SNL for my ancient reference that the kids these days won’t understand)

I’m love the catchy beat with chirpy vocals and a subtle delicate piano that just creeeeEEEEeps in and out.  Really appreciate the build LION KINGS created with this one, expertly layering in more sounds without being overwhelming or cluttered, which I think is hard to do with a vocal sample like that (chipmunk winnnn!!) Then, like a glorious fart in a spring breeze, the bass drifts away to reveal them lovely piano notes I was diggin’ earlier.

Gonna keep an eye on you LION KINGS, I expect much more glory!!

Open Up Your…

EYES. …Open up your EYES people.

Yet another lyrics piece by yours truly.  This is a particularly mesmerizing remix by CHIEFS which Epoch played during their fantastic set at Alive! which re-triggered my addiction to it.

Per the usual, I played this song on repeat for like 6 bazillion times while I attempted to create a babe as enticing as this song is to me. Hope you enjoy!

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ChrisB. Interview & Buddah Bass Remix

I posted Los Angeles native ChrisB.’s Aqueous Transmission remix back in February and caught one of his live sets at an A-Bun-Dance after party in the hills. Good thing that house didn’t have a rug because it would have gotten cut. He had the whole living room turned into a dance floor. Chris is back on AudioMolly with an interview and a sweet new Buddha Bass remix! He will be playing live at the next A-Bun-Dance this Saturday at Lure, Hollywood and the second weekend of Coachella with the Do Lab on 4/20, go ChrisB.!

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Summer: What are your musical influences?

ChrisB.: I have a very eclectic taste, so I have many different types of influences in my music. I grew up playing guitar, I was very into classic rock bands like Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix. I was also into jazz and funk. The first electronic music I was ever introduced to was STS9 way back in 2004. I loved the fact they fused live instrumentation in with all these new synthesized electronic sounds that I had never heard before at the time. The first “DJs” I was ever introduced to were people like Bassnectar, Glitch Mob, and Tipper when I was like 16 or so. Didn’t fully understand it at the time until I was able to experience that kind of music live. Lately I’ve been listening to a bunch of hip hop (which btw I never liked at all until I got into electronic music) as well as the new future beat stuff like Cashmere Cat. I’ll pretty much listen to anything just as long as it has a good melody.

Summer: First concert?

ChrisB.: The first concert I went to was KISS. Jeez, I must have been like 3 or 4, maybe even younger. Gene Simmons and his family are family friends, so I grew up being around music at a really early age.

Summer: That’s so cool! What are your thoughts on the LA music scene and local acts?

ChrisB.: The LA music scene is pretty cool. Part of the reason why I still live here, although the only time I ever leave my studio is when a friend is in town playing music. Local acts like my Headtron brothers are absolutely crushing it, Sugarpill of course, Goldrush and jOBOT. Mr Carmack and the whole Team Supreme crew are making some huge waves right now too.

Summer: Which do you find more enjoyable: making a remix, or creating an original track and why?

ChrisB.: Remixes are fun because it allows you to take other peoples ideas and spawning your own from them. I typically find remixes easier that writing a while song from scratch. Writing something 100% original that kills it is always way more rewarding though.

Summer: Do you try to take in to consideration what your audience’s opinion of your tracks might be when creating them?

ChrisB.: When writing songs, the vibe of the song is highly affected by how I am feeling at the moment. Sometimes I’ll write a chill down-tempo song knowing I might never play it live unless during a sunrise set at Burning Man or something. I am my own worse critic so I usually don’t care what anyone else thinks just as long as I like it, I’m happy with it.

Summer: When you remix, do you begin with a track that’s already mostly completed and conform the stems you want to remix to it, or do you start bare bones with the stems and build the track around them?

ChrisB.: As far as remixing goes it depends on if I have access to the stems, in that case I have a personal relationship with the artist. Otherwise it’s a bootleg remix. When searching for bootlegs to remix I try to pick songs that are more along the minimal side of things so it really allows me to add all my own layers on top of it.

Summer: If you had to delete all but 3 plugins, which would you choose?

ChrisB.: I would keep Massive, Omnisphere and the Waves CLA Vocal plugin.

Summer: What is the best advice that has benefited you as a musician?

ChrisB.: The best advice I’ve benefited from was never doubt yourself and think you don’t know how to do something. Just try it and experiment. You have no idea how many times I have told myself I don’t know how to do something, then tried and I knew all along.

Summer: What do you feel is unique about your music?

ChrisB.: I have been recording more and more guitar lately and incorporating it with my music. I haven’t really heard anyone doing psychedelic 808 music with recorded electric guitar yet.

Summer: Sounds interesting. I look forward to hearing that and catching your upcoming sets. Thanks, Chris!

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