Future Legend Podcast 002 | E*Rock

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Copy "Breakfast" MP3

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copy_081710.jpegDownload the new one from Copy, "Breakfast", via XLR8R! The Pacific Northwest's synth-pop maestro extraordinaire, Copy, is back with a brand-new album of romantically charged music made in the bedroom for the dancefloor. Before Hard Dream hits retailers, we've got an exclusive first taste of the forthcoming record with the track "Breakfast." The shimmering instrumental showcases producer Marius Libman continuing work with his brand of playful-yet-somber electronic music, crafting the song's solid backbone with a poignant bassline and straightforward dance beat before adorning the rest of its five minutes with a number of melodic, analog tones. If you spent endless hours of your youth parked in front of side-scrolling adventures games on your NES, then this song will definitely light up your brain's nostalgia region. It should be safe to assume the rest of Copy's ten-track third album will follow suit, but we'll just have to patiently wait for September 21 to roll around to find out.


Supernature: Electric Booglaoo Mix_Podcast

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Cover_500.jpgThis was originally made as a souvenir CDR for the first 50 at the door for Super Fest 2: Electric Booglaoo in, The Electric Booglaoo Mix showcases a variety of bands that have played the monthly live music dance party Supernature and music fests in 2010. Thanks to everyone that has participated thus far in keeping the Portland underground music scene vital! mp3: here Explode Into Colors "Coffins (E*Rock Remix)" Reporter "Click Shaw" Fake Drugs "Past Empires" Bobby Birdman "Weighty Weight (Jeffrey Jerusalem Remix)" Guidance Counselor "Bad Love" May Ling "Radiate" We Like Cats "Meow Hear Me Roar" Copy "It Could Have Been More" Pegasus Dream "Lady Luck" Strategy "Bolly Valve 2000" Nice Nice "A Vibration" Deelay Ceelay "Tange_Rine" Jeffrey Jerusalem "Disco Drymouth" The Miracles Club "Light of Love" Soft Metals "The Cold World Melts" Fleshtone "Cosmicwave" Operative "Pulse" Leech "I Can't Kick This Feelin' (Moodymann Cover)" Strength "Metal" Flaspar "Vanishing Point (Combat Drug Lights Out Remix)" Atole "Strike Zone" Breakfast Mountain "Just Jamm It" Mattress "They Like You" Dangerous Boys Club "Future Sex"


Solenoid's Drum Machine Orchestra_Podcast

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drummachineorchestra01.jpgA six Channel, six speaker, sound performance (obviously mixed down to stereo for mp3) drum machine orchestra by David Chandler (Aka Solenoid) performed at Holocene as part of the "Sixes" event June 24, 2010. mp3 here ADR podcast XML link here Featuring: Sean Byrne (Bugskull) - Roland R8 - one channel Eric Mast (E*Rock) - Machinedrum - one channel Rafael Fauria (Miracles Club) - Roland TR909 - one channel for bass drum and a 2nd channel for everything else Carlo Pearson (Senor Frio) - Monomachine - one channel Jesse Johnson (Gulls) - Roland TR606 - one channel Paul Dickow (Strategy)- Roland TR727 (the 'latin' drum machine) - one channel "I'm going to keep the mix dry, cuz I think it sounds more hardcore that way (also, I want to focus on EQ'ing and use the reverb of the room)"   Technical (clock timing): I'll have a RY30 as master clock, with midi out going to a Yamaha MJC8 (8-in/out midi router).  One channel will have my xBase09 doing DIN-sync translation for Jesse's tr606 (and if Raf wants for the 909).  The rest of you will get midi clock from this router.  For a backup, I'll have a Kawai R100, which has sync and midi out.    The plan:  (Movement 1)  "keep it simple" 120bpm... 4/4 (working in a loop of 1, 2, or 4 bars) All start with relative silence and bring in with the utmost restraint just single hits per bar and gradually add more as the collective rhythm/momentum forms.  I'd like to reserve Raf's bass drum as the core bass drum, perhaps even start with a single bass drum hit on "one" and build the mix from there.  the idea here is to work out bugs in timing and to warm up.  Also, for everyone to get a feel for the way I'll be editing and how you'll hear your sound(s) in the 6-way speaker system.  5-10 min    (Movement 2)  "3/4 vs 4/4" steady 130 bpm throughout You each start with minimal rhythms (1 or 2 sounds in a simple beat), but -- a) Half of you will work in 3/4 (12 steps per the time 16 steps would have occured) b) Half of you work in 4/4 (again) I'll mix the overall momentum between the two halves, thus shifting the sense of timing around. I'd prefer the 909, 606, and 727 do real 12-notes-per-bar Scale (let me know if you don't know how to set this up -- I'd like to check it during sound check, btw).  So for those drum machines, could those guys (Jesse, Raf, Paul) please make blank, scaled patterns of "12th note as Last Note" in advance? Also, Eric, could you please turn on and off hits on your Machinedrum at the "66%" shuffle value (on those even notes only), so that it plays in and out of both the straight-beat and 3/4 swing beat groups...? Maybe Sean could prepare a pattern with 4/4 bass drums for me to move against Raf's 909 3/4 bass drum? (Movement 3)  "slow beat to fast beat" start at 90 bpm and I'll ramp up to 130-140 bpm, that means hiphop/dub pace, going up to a fast dance tempo 4/4 again, but odd numbers of bars are okay. Here you can start with more notes, so that things don't nec have to build super minimally, however, as I speed up the clock, it might be good to strip things down, or back off to minimal blurts/rolls of hits punctuated with areas of silence. Somewhere in here, toward the end, I'll pull out a whistle and make you all stand up holding your drum machines and march (try to look at each other and move left/right legs in sync ;) ).  It will take just a moment, and I'll announce the 'drum corps' on a mic and then whistle again for you to sit down.  Time Magazine and Guinness World Records will all take our photos while marching (just kidding).  7-10 min   (Movement 4) "free jam" If things have been short/succinct/on-schedule and the audience is really into what we've done, we'll just do a brief FREE JAM, no rules, just start with a blank pattern in any time sig and length!  We'll try to end it with the sound being as dense as possible.  5 min max!


ROTFLOL on 20 Jazz Funk Greats!

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adr076_500.jpg"Just when we thought things couldn't get anymore delirious up in this bermuda shortz party, in steps Jacob Ciocci..... And as we might expect from the unparalleled stream of creativity that is the man behind ROTFLOL, we get the unexpected. 'Lost Inside the Stress Boxes' bequeaths us with mind frazzling home-made bounce styles we never even saw before. Skuzzy filters open up the mind and 25 years of 16-colour popular entertainment come pouring in, all at once. " -20jazzfunkgreats


Bobby Birdman, "Only For Awhile (White Rainbow's Want it/Get it RMX)" MP3

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wantitgetit.jpgNew Bobby Birdman Remix by White Rainbow gets premiered on The Fader blog: "Leave it to White Rainbow, aka Portland's Adam Forkner, to warp his pal Bobby Birdman's soothing voice into a chaotic splat of air horns and Lil Jon "WHAT?!" samples. Forkner always seems to be riding the line between serious pranks and knowingly jokey solemnity, and he does both expertly, as this Aziz Ansari-esque "Only for Awhile" remix shows. Apparently it was inspired by Diddy, though we're gonna go out on a limb and say it was less about Sean Combs' production skills and more about his untethered bravado. It's a fun listen for sure, but has enough skill and merit that somebody's destined to drop it in a DJ set. Maybe even Lil Jon!" - Julianne Escobedo Shepherd Download: Bobby Birdman, "Only For Awhile (White Rainbow's Want it/Get it RMX)"


Peepholes "Lair (E-Rock's remix)"

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lair-500x499.jpgThe guys that run 20jazzfunkgreats, besides keeping an excellent music blog and putting on shows in Brighton, have also started a music label called Hungry for Power; focusing on local bands from Brighton, UK and presenting them to the world on 12 inch vinyl. Peepholes does some jagged, tribal spazz synth punk and I did a remix of one track for the B-side of their 12", where I kind of slowed it down, trying to space it out and disco it up a bit, while still keeping it pretty rock. Check out the mp3 posted via 20jazzfunkgreats.com: Peepholes- Lair (E-Rock's remix) order