Thursday, February 2, 2012

Downtempo Electronica Music - How To Identify This Genre?

 Downtempo electronica music originated in the United Kingdom in the 1990s. It was one of those musical styles that partly grew out from the need to offer club visitors a chance to relax from impulsive and fast paced dance beats. Since it has similar elements to trip hop, ambient music, and chill out, the differences between those musical styles are not so big. However, downtempo still has its own distinctive characteristics, making it an independent genre.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Club Lights - Getting the Right One

There are a lot of things that you need to consider when you choose to start a club as a business. This includes things like the location that is suitable and accessible for your target population, getting the right DJ and crew for your club, the drinks and food items that you will be serving, etc. However, aside from these things, another important thing that you need to look into is getting the right lights for your club.

Club lights will either help build your club's reputation or it can be the cause of its downfall. People going to clubs find it relaxing and enjoyable to be in dimly lit spaces. However, if you have too little lighting, this can cause other problems for you and your patrons. Spills and falls can become a common occurrence if you're club is too dark. Also, it would be hard for your patrons to see each other and what's going on around them.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sweelinck - Variations on Est-Ce Mars

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621) was a Dutch organist and composer. His father was also an organist. The family moved to Amsterdam shortly after Jan's birth, and his father took the position of organist at the Oude Kirk (Old Church) there. Jan also was organist at the same church after the death of his father. Sweelinck was one of the first major keyboard players in Europe, and he helped establish the Northern German school of organ playing as exemplified by J.S. Bach.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Buy Hip Hop Beats That Effectively Reflects the Emotions of Your Lyrics

With many recording artists style, swag, rhyme scheme, execution, and delivery finding the right beat that matches their overall persona as an artist can sometimes be a matter of trial and error. When an artist sought out to buy hip hop beats they sometimes find themselves stuck with a track that did not work for them. As a recording artist/producer myself I've made that mistake in the beginning of my career. I've purchased instrumentals and recorded on them just to find that it was an utter waste of time and dissatisfaction. Even with one of my best beats I've created my style didn't match the vibe and emotion the track was emitting.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Choosing Between a Plastic and Brass Trombone

Introduction to the Trombone For Beginners

The trombone is a very special musical instrument. It is usually made using brass and it is shaped into a kind of long "S" shape. The sound is produced by vibrating one's lip area with the mouthpiece and also shifting the length of the telescoping tube slide up and down. Though most trombones employ a slide, valve trombones have three valves like a trumpet instead of the slide. The two most widely used categories of trombones include the tenor trombone as well as the bass trombone.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Branding and Dynamics - A Band's Map to Success

I was a hippie, a product of the 60's. I could tell another hippie very easily. If I saw a guy with long hair driving an old Volkswagen bus with a peace sign painted on the sides, I knew exactly what he was about. We had a sort of communication of the counter culture. That is branding. I know you hear that a lot. And I know you have heard that branding is more than just creating a good band name and logo. There was an entire identity of the counterculture that pervaded the country. This culture had more or less a single identity. Or I should say a single consciousness held by many thousands of young men and women. We were one. Long live peace and love. Well your band is the same.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Meet Timbaland's Best Kept Secret

A few weeks ago when I was in Los Angeles I was introduced to a very talented singer/songwriter named, Lyrica Anderson. Lyrica is currently signed to Super Producer Timbaland's Mosley Music Group and has written songs for artists like Hannah Montana, Demi Lovato and Charece.

Originally we had planned to do a video interview, but due to her schedule and label meetings we weren't able to make it happen. However, I was able to do a phone interview with her when I made it back to Dallas.

Kelland: Where are you originally from?