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Exclusive ‘Kill The Naked’ audio clip!

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Kill The Naked

Another small update regarding the album project. I’ve spent some time working on drum programming to get some really crazy breaks going on. I thought I would put it a quick clip of some stuff I am working on right now, see what you make of it.

It’s rough stuff (literally!) but I like where it’s headed along with the unpredictability of the breaks. Right now it’s all just experimental to see what sounds I can make, maybe some of this stuff will make it in to the final project, we shall see.

Listen and (hopefully) enjoy this small clip. Comments are very much welcome!

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July 1st, 2009 at 8:34 pm

Project doubleokay is go!

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doubleokay

As mentioned in previous posts, I declined to reveal my new artist name due to concerns that the domain name I wanted may get taken. With the site getting hacked it seems this was a sensible move!

With the last of the domain names I wanted now secured I can reveal further plans regarding my little album project.

The name I have chosen is doubleokay, meaning literally “okay okay”. Doesn’t get much simpler than that! I also chose this particular name as it feels like it rolls off the tongue easily and makes for a memorable name both literally and from a marketing position. At some point in the near future I will have a dedicated doubleokay website with downloadable samples, album art and more. For now visiting www.doubleokay.co.uk will redirect you to this blog.

I can also reveal the (provisional) name for the collection will be Kill The Naked. It sounds a bit harsh if you take it in it’s purest literal form. However my interpretation of this is to slay the obvious in the world of music production. “Kill the naked, unoriginal sounds. Make something new, shrew, different. Unique.”

Looking at the image header for this post will give you the sneakiest of peeks at the album art I am designing in between laying down beats. All will be revealed at a later date!

As a side project, I am looking in to future projects using different monikers, possibly even making collaborations depending on how this goes and how much time I have to dedicate to the cause. For this reason I have also secured the domain name www.ithinkitswork.co.uk (which, like the doubleokay domain, currently redirects back to this blog) as a label name of-sorts. Better to secure the domain now than lose it later!

Kill The Naked by doubleokay will be released on I Think It’s Work Records later this year. (I’ve always wanted to do that!)

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July 1st, 2009 at 12:45 pm

I’m heading back to the studio

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Music Sequencer

A fair æon or two ago I would spend many an hour making music. A minor amount of success was attained as I was awarded Electronic Artist Of The Month by Yahoo! and Real for some pieces I wrote earlier on this decade. I also managed to get one of my pieces reviewed in (now defunct) MP3 Magazine which was a fantastic personal achievement considering I never really promoted any of my stuff on my old Besonic account! It’s been a couple of years now since I have written anything new but I’ve got a taste for it again and am starting toying with ‘beats and pieces’ (sigh!) in the aims of putting together some new material.

As I am living abroad right now and don’t have my full quota of equipment to hand I am looking in to some alternative packages to put simple music together, just to get the creative juices flowing again. One of my favourite packages is Fruity Loops although I also like to work with some of the great tools and the flexibility of Adobe Audition too (not really a fan of the multitrack feature so much though).

To whet your appetite I have included a link in this post to a track I wrote some time ago called Love (How Do You Say?) which I wrote under my artist moniker of ‘Delörean‘. Feel free to download it, redistribute it, remix it, cut it up, mash it up whatever your whim although if you do perform any of these actions please do pass the credit back. I’ve hosted the file with popular file storage guru’s MediaFire so as not to zap what little bandwidth allowance my hosting provider provides.

If you have any difficulty using the link please do leave a comment and I will fix it asap. Enjoy the free track, I would love to read your comments on it and keep a look out for future posts of new material!

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June 24th, 2009 at 4:02 pm