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a dance hall beat

May 31st, 2009

dance-hall-beat I was listening to “Dutty Wine” by Tony Matterhorn got inspired to do a dance hall beat in a similar style. I did the whole thing on Ableton Live 7. I want to record some vocals on this sometime, but I need to write lyrics. Enjoy!


May 26th, 2009

download I wanted to do a more rocking song than I’ve been doing lately, and I also wanted to have a song that started off with a slow acoustic(ish) intro before going into the rock. I’m not super enthused about this one and spent a bit of time trying to bring it to life with […]

All On Me

May 21st, 2009

Rob said he was interested in hearing more about the creative process in the writeup, so…  I’m going to give that a shot. This song probably started in the back of my head as an attempt to revisit some stuff from my 4 track days – limited parts, no bass, trying to do all the […]

The Rain Before The Waves

May 20th, 2009

download (6.7 MB) Long ago, I was walking on the beach with someone I loved very much, when she stopped and wrote “_____ loves you” in the sand. It made me happy and sad at the same time. I was thinking about that when I wrote this a month or so ago. I didn’t do […]

I was listening to Joy Electric at work and it got me interested in that Moog sound. I decided to look and see if there was some moog VST plugin on google. It turns out that there is even a free one called Minimogue. http://www.home.no/gunnare/ I did this track in FL using nothing but this […]

f-ing-danger This is my Fucking Danger post. It is not complete, as you will notice. This is because I wanted some rap verses on it, so I figured I’d put it out there as is (basically a beat and a hook) and see if anyone is interested. If so, holler at me. As with my […]


May 12th, 2009

download (6.7 MB) I was going to do a rap song, but I haven’t been feeling the whole braggart vibe as of late, so I did something which is almost entirely the opposite of that. I started writing the song on the ukulele, writing the melody first. I find this works a lot better than […]

So this song started with the melody. When I put chords to it, they were dirt simple cowboy chords. Then another part of the melody came to me later and I added that. Since then this song has been stuck in my head which as you can imagine gets a little irritating. So I’m happy […]

                                  escapefromdrdanjerslab1  I used several vst instruments for this and no recorded instruments. This song feels too short to me and if I had time I would have probably added more parts. I think this will be a project […]

Closing Credits

May 6th, 2009

Closing Credits This is the theme from the closing credits of the nonexistent underground 80s horror film titled Fucking Danger. It would have been the story of how an innocent college freshman, Denise, finds out about her sexual addiction to adrenaline. Denise falls in with a group of motorcycle daredevils and gets caught in a […]

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