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Great job....Love it!!!!
Hi Ian!! I am in Jersey too!!!:) great soundtracks here!!! Esp. Loved"Orchstep only".... Many blessings..... Julia:)
Hey thanks for the feedback on my song Slide Daddy! Yes I recorded the vocals they were not samples.
I'm listening to some of your tracks right now. OrchStep is really nice and I'm digging Star Lights!
Hey thanks for stopping by! Slide Daddy is just awesome. Best I've heard on BJ in a while.
Thanks for the great review of Memory Lane. You got some good tunes here, too!
No prob, keep making quality music...
Thanks for that nice review. Good tunes here, too! Diggin "Superstar" a lot.
Hey thanks for your review of my song "Neon". You've got some cool sounds going on here, yourself. Hood Hop and Tuff Piano are great.
Thanks for the great review of my track "Star Lights". I'm having a run through your tracks, and I am really, really liking these sounds & styles. "Galactic Center" is fantastic. And this bass in the middle of "Elemental Dubstep" is amazing. Dig it.
Hi Ian, I couldn't help but hear a similarity to my songs when I heard "Star Lights". You seem to capture some of the same feelings I've had into your music. Basically, I can really relate to what you are doing musically.
Really enjoy your song "Open Your Eyes"
Thanks for your inspiring review of my song "BrightStep".
I hope the information was useful to you.
It was! The Sia track you mentioned is very awesome. But it also led to a philosophical debate in my head about whether all DubStep music is to be compared to the mighty Skrillex, and what that means for the growth (or lack thereof) for the entire genre. It's still very new, and one of the cons I hear from music listeners/producers is the lack of diversity. "It all sounds like Skrillex", is a staple discussion on producer forums I frequent, and an opinion a few of my personal friends have expressed. I'd consider that a knock against other DubSteppers and the genre itself. Isn't it ideal to be influenced by the best, while still creating something you can call your own?
Indeed it is.
I used Skrillex as an example being he is widely known and a lot of the techniques I was trying to impart to you in the review are very prominent in his recent work.
I like a lot of Dubstep artists myself and think Skrillex is kind of a one trick pony. Given... The trick is a backflip off of a skyscraper while sniping an apple off of a nun's head, but still... Same thing over and over again.
Skrillex is actually pretty challenged in musical theory... You'll notice most of his work doesn't develop many counter rhythms or leads that evolve past his main melody.
Personally... I want more from my music. Its why I chose to share the Sia track with you as a reference to research. There was much more substance there even if the sound design wasn't a raging roughneck bass with insane sequencing.
Finding a balance between the industry standard and our own personal visions is often challenging and hard to pull off (especially as an indie.) The trick is keeping the music as approachable as possible while working in your own unique twists as you go.
Start with the expected or bare minimum standard of whats leading the top 40 and then expand from there.
Once your production skills can reproduce whats popular... You'll find that you'll be able to take your productions far further when it comes to what "you" want to hear instead of what's expected.
Just stay true to the market while pushing forward and you'll soon acquire the skills to do much more than you ever imagined. You gotta play ball though... You can't just go out there proclaiming "Its art" and expect publishers to see it the same way you do.
They won't... Trust me on this one.
Find a balance. Study the leaders in the genre. Go from there...
Make as much time observing what they do and mimicking those tricks as you do developing your own. Its the best way to stay balanced and get the best bang out of your productions.
And the fact no one is designing their own sounds is why it all sounds like Skrillex.
I could rip the floor out with any given number of sample collections I have at my disposal.
Is it really mine though?
Awesome words of wisdom N!
"You can't just go out there proclaiming "Its art" and expect publishers to see it the same way you do." ... reminds me of walking into an art gallery and seeing a 20sq.ft. canvass with nothing with bright blue paint on it. The artists proclaimed it was 'art'... but all it really was, was blue paint on a canvass.
I like blue:)
It's a good color LOL!
Thanks for reviewing my song Dream Chaser! Your time and feedback are greatly appreciated!
Ian. Many thanks for your review of my song 'Shades'. Much appreciated. Hope the weather in New Jersey is better than the grey skies and snow flurries we're having in England!
All the best
Nice to hear you've got instrumentals AND great singer-songwriter pieces on your page. Best of luck! And unfortunately, we're cold and grey here, too... I keep a picture of Aruba close to my desk for inspiration.
hello!!!assistance with this music fron this video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Roj5SmXYryA 1 1 IN MINUTE 0:36 electro sounds- trance???anyone know a track
I found "WAY WE RUN THINGS" to be smooth and generally KICK ASS!
Let me know if you are interested in a collaboration.
If this is the Ben who writes the classical pieces, and DOMINATES those charts - I'm definitely flattered by your compliment - thank you. But your work is such a cut above everyone else's, well - let's correspond. I'd like to find out more about you, and your music. Thanks again for the comp - it's appreciated.
Hey m p, that is a GREAT song. Extra funky, man. Nice job.
Hey thanks and you're welcome. If you peruse my music looking at song category, you will see there are many other types of music than just classical. That said, drop me a line.
Hi Ian... Great stuff. Thanks for your comments on my music. I am a fairly good pianist but not as good as my end productions... :-) I need a lot of "studio work" to sound like that... take care
"Go For A Ride" is GREAT!!
Nathan, Captivated is captivating. Just beautiful.
Thank you Dianne.
I wrote that piece in late September after I met a woman I was very taken with. Our connection ran deep, I felt butterflies for the first time in a while, and in the end I just had to fly her out to the ranch for a week.
It was one of the most amazing weeks of my life.
The piece in question... Attempted to capture that feeling. There was another as well that was written in much the same light.
The girl and I are aren't together due to really complicated circumstances... But my lust for her company is no less real.
Sometimes the things that inspire us most are the things we can never have...
Thankfully... The music inspired from such things has the potential to go far in todays market.
So I've got that:)
Regarding the girl... We talk almost every other day, love each other deeply, but for now most conform to the circumstances fate has dealt us.
It is what it is.
I'm really glad the music spoke to you though.
I told her if the song gets placed... I would use the money to be closer to her.
Lets hope its in the cards right?
Let's hope so! I will be rooting for you. And me, of course. :)
Indeed, sometimes the things that inspire us most are the things we can never have. Definitely makes for great music.
(raises metaphorical wine glass.)
To our combined success in life! May our passions take us to the promised land... and may neither of us ever feel the need to look back:)
That is a nice piece.
I must agree with all of the above Nathaniel; "Captivated" is beautifully elegant, and plays like an ancient sonata of love and loss. The lady must be very special, and a certain muse for this piece. I wish you a special placement with this, for it truely could be the back drop for a lovely, cinematic story.
All the best to you!
Thats a fine thing of you to suggest Cyndi, thank you.
I'm a firm believer that the universe gives us what we need to get us to where we're going. She is a very special woman... And I think she gave me exactly what I needed to heal from a previous ordeal.
In that... I am grateful to have merely known her in this time of my life. Her friendship is truly priceless... And I've learned to take it as it comes.
If its meant to be its meant to be. Regardless of the endgame... She'll always be my friend.
And for the love of god dont mention all this on FB!!! LOL
My X FB stalks me and still has some of my gear!!! Hahaha
Her head would explode...
"September!? IN LOVE!!!"
(nuclear plume forms over WA state.)
I hear Nashville is particularly beautiful in December.
Although... If you're in Nashville and need photography, dont pay more than you have to, the muse in question is a fantastic photographer.
She did the most recent photo shoot of me, and I have to say... She's a very gifted artist. I look great.
I can set you up if you ever need it.
And yes Peter... I agree:)
Yes, I too believe that we are given or presented that which we need to fulfill our lives, in body and spirit, even if for only a little while. Noting is static, all is fluid, and therein lies the beauty and the bain. It's hard to surrender to the universe that which we love and cherish, to slip out of our presence. However, the longing is forever there, and does indeed furnish the creative spirit with its own language of lament. Thank God we have the ability to express that love and loss, through poetry and song. Bless you on your journey..........
PS I've never done FB!
Regarding facebok... dont.
Its a motivation sucking social network that wants your soul.
Just dont. lololol
Regarding FB: I agree completely; that's why I don't
yeah, lovely song man, nice to hear you doing an almost solo piano piece.
Almost solo piano piece, Ascension was the only piece I ever did that could qualify.
great music.. thanks for being my friend. a i like from me on your facebook site. Ario
Amazingly spot-on review of my song The View From Here. "Science fiction metropolitan exploration.." for a video game is EXACTLY what I had in mind with that piece. Mind blown... Thank you.
Thanks for the reviews. You got me twice. I agree with you each time, too - I need some MC's to bring these beats on home!
Just found you in reviews.
Like your style brother.
Hey I just read that review. Spot-on. And thank you!
Great cover of "Long Black Veil", and "Low" is very nice too. Good luck on that radio show!
Thanks so much, Ian!
Thanks for your review of my song "Neon". You've got some great sounds going on here, too! "Feedback" is very cool.
Your music is awesome! Thanks for the feedback!
Roy, You are Correct! Collaboration is King on Broadjam. And re-connecting with your old pals, as musicians are a rare breed. I am starting a new page for my new LovePops, collaborating with several BJ members and Tony G. Clef of YouTube fame. As I tell all, Broadjam is Heaven on Earth for Musicians. Thanks for loading the Interview. Always good to hear from you. - Nick
Nick, Thanks for the nice thoughts. You made my day. All the best to you....Roy
Yeah. Great interview, Roy. I appreciate you describing Broadjam from the perspective of the opp. providers. Thanks again for making a home for independent music.
You rule, check out my music!
Your song the angels, gave me goosebumps...I hate to compare artists, but you're the Neo Bob Dylan, muchos respect.
Thanks for review. Yeah, Im not totally married to that track either... but good look. Check out more...
Thanks for the kind review. Come by and check out some of my newer tracks I think you'll really dig them. Feel free to tweet them out to ur friends too! Thanks
thanks for your review of "tech-noir". it was a fun project piece i did to try to tie up all the styles/generes i had going on throughout the whole album, it turned out much darker than i ever anticipated.
Hey Ian- Thanks for your review of "SHINE". This 'country guy'..appreciates the kind comments and your time! All the best- Mike
Last week, we quietly launched a new feature that we have dubbed internally as "local music scenes." You can find this on the right hand side of the Broadjam home page under the "members online" feature. They are titled Genre and Country. This creates a "mini" Broadjam for local markets and specific genres. We have always had the ability find content through the search engine, however we wanted to make access to local music easier for fans. Check it out and let me know what you think.
Hey Roy, Really cool feature! This is an easy way of finding likeminded musicians in your area! must have been a lot of work! Thanks!
ps Did you listen to the collab with PGO yet? (goodbye girls, not on BJ yet)
Very useful. Checking out some super musicians from the great state of New Jersey!
Genre and Country are excellent new features. I was very happy to find fellow Canadians on Broadjam. A great way to make new contacts! Thanks, Roy!
Can't believe how much good music is on Broadjam. Shout-out to you all!