Disclaimer: this post is not EDM related

While in the midst of finishing the artwork for my upcoming Breathe Carolina remix, I’ve been reading ‘Mo Meta Blues’ an unorthodox autobiography by ?uestlove from ‘The Roots.’ 

This post isn’t to promote my thoughts on the book, but rather to offer up a different music style than what you likely listen to if you enjoy the music I write. The song I want to recommend is: The Fire by The Roots of course.  And I have been listening to this while reading the book to get a comprehensive feel for the creativity and insight offered in the book.

Try something different on Monday, maybe it will help take your mind off of the workday. Listen HERE: http://bit.ly/Qs2yGF

Disclaimer: this post is not EDM related

While in the midst of finishing the artwork for my upcoming Breathe Carolina remix, I’ve been reading ‘Mo Meta Blues’ an unorthodox autobiography by ?uestlove from ‘The Roots.’

This post isn’t to promote my thoughts on the book, but rather to offer up a different music style than what you likely listen to if you enjoy the music I write. The song I want to recommend is: The Fire by The Roots of course. And I have been listening to this while reading the book to get a comprehensive feel for the creativity and insight offered in the book.

Try something different on Monday, maybe it will help take your mind off of the workday. Listen HERE: http://bit.ly/Qs2yGF

Checking out this album over the weekend for a little inspiration on some of my next projects. If you haven’t listened to this yet, do yourself a favor. It’s got a great, unique sound and my god the whole thing is a great time.


P.S. Also thought it worth noting that when I went to tag this post, a bit of a Freudian slip occurred and I typed ‘fuck sauce’ instead of ‘duck sauce’ and when I tried to type ‘Armin Van Heldon’ I almost got Armin Can Hold On’ ….awkward times autocorrect

Checking out this album over the weekend for a little inspiration on some of my next projects. If you haven’t listened to this yet, do yourself a favor. It’s got a great, unique sound and my god the whole thing is a great time.


P.S. Also thought it worth noting that when I went to tag this post, a bit of a Freudian slip occurred and I typed ‘fuck sauce’ instead of ‘duck sauce’ and when I tried to type ‘Armin Van Heldon’ I almost got Armin Can Hold On’ ….awkward times autocorrect

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The new remix of “Blackout” by Breathe Carolina is finished and we’re now in the process of finishing the artwork. The two pictures here depict a look that I’m going for. Since the song is called Blackout, I like the idea of a dark image with a sort of lone, dim spotlight on my cartoon crab.

My roommate had the great idea of blacking out his eyes so I think we’ll be working in that direction since that always has a profound look in horror movies and music videos (see Zedd’s music video for Spectrum here: http://youtu.be/IsuVMdnF8A0)

I’m excited to release this one since I feel that it includes the best songwriting I’ve done this far and is still a great song for shows. As always, it will be available to download for free. 😎

I’m a bedroom producer that works full time to pay the bills. I’m sure many of you are in similar situations and we all know, time comes at a premium. I never truly have time to make music so I have to MAKE time. Even then, if I get to sit down to write and create, it’s difficult to get in a groove when I can only manage about 2-3 hours at a time. 

I’ve found that a way to address these challenges is to sit down with a clear goal in mind each time. Basically I have to bite off just a little of the project slowly. For example, one night I’ll just try to write some chords based on the key of the song I’m remixing or I’ll just work on the kick drum that night.

This is the kind of thing I do to get these remixes out. It’s not for the money, it’s for the love of the music.

I’m a bedroom producer that works full time to pay the bills. I’m sure many of you are in similar situations and we all know, time comes at a premium. I never truly have time to make music so I have to MAKE time. Even then, if I get to sit down to write and create, it’s difficult to get in a groove when I can only manage about 2-3 hours at a time.

I’ve found that a way to address these challenges is to sit down with a clear goal in mind each time. Basically I have to bite off just a little of the project slowly. For example, one night I’ll just try to write some chords based on the key of the song I’m remixing or I’ll just work on the kick drum that night.

This is the kind of thing I do to get these remixes out. It’s not for the money, it’s for the love of the music.

Working on a remix at the moment of “Blackout” by Breathe Carolina (pictured above). 

I heard the song a year ago or so and loved it but could never get in touch with them or find a vocal track online. Finally found it within the past couple of weeks and finally get a chance to remix this great one. 

I’m working to release it as soon as it’s finished so keep a lookout for that. If you have any rad ideas you think would be cool to add in, tweet them to me! @TheRyanCrabtree

Working on a remix at the moment of “Blackout” by Breathe Carolina (pictured above).

I heard the song a year ago or so and loved it but could never get in touch with them or find a vocal track online. Finally found it within the past couple of weeks and finally get a chance to remix this great one.

I’m working to release it as soon as it’s finished so keep a lookout for that. If you have any rad ideas you think would be cool to add in, tweet them to me! @TheRyanCrabtree

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