Sunday, June 26, 2011

Nu-Old Stock No. 2

Another cross-post from mixcrate:


Cold Slice by djStoic

Head-noddin' hang-over track for watching tennis finals. It is what it is. This initially started as a simple beat to scratch over, but decided to freestyle a little on the keyboard instead.

This is the first track I made with the Korg NanoKey. The solo was recorded while riding the train through the Sierra Nevada. That doesn't really have any bearing on the track, other than this random thought: Remember in X-Men #135 when Wolverine says the Rockies don't compare to the Sierras? Discuss!

The lyric sample is a flipped "Don't see my ones / Don't see my guns" from B.I.G. Just a line that was stuck in my head that day.

Recorded in Reason 2.5.

Nu-Old Stock No. 1

Cross-post from mixcrate.com. I had been meaning to post these on here -- in case anyone wondered what happened to my music [play sound of crickets]. This stuff is a year old, but representative of the sounds I'm after at the moment.

I'm finding that the only time I ever get to work on music is during extended vacations with extensive in-travel time. So that means I do have more tracks recorded from my last train trip to SD in the spring. And I'll likely have more time to edit that material next time we go to NY later this summer.

But first, the old stuff:



Jam the Bot by djStoic

Summer-time, bubble-gum track. This is the first in a group of short tracks recorded while on a three-day train trip from New York.

This started as an experiment on how to do that transformer/gate effect on a synth (think Timbaland and Kanye). Threw a beat on it, then started noodling around with a keyboard.

Recorded in Reason 2.5. Parts were played on a Korg NanoKey -- which, ironically, I've come to prefer for this kind of thing.