Welcome to 2015. (Even if I am over a month late…)
This is my second attempt at restarting this blog, after my first attempt a few days ago ended with an app crash and a grumpy face 12 o’clock at night. I don’t want to rant too much so I’ll keep this short and concise.
‘A Brief Introduction’
First and foremost this is a blog that is centered around music, music I like, music I make, and how music changes me. After a few scattered posts last year I hope to continue writing posts every few days, we’ll just have to see how well that venture goes (fingers crossed).
A little about me. I won’t go into too much detail about me personally, but I’m a musician and producer and I have a passion for music. That’s about as simple as I can put it. In regards to my music I’m currently going through what can only be described as a hiatus, a bit of reflection time. I hope to bring out some new stuff in the near future, but at this moment in time it’s just not happening.
I used to make music under the name ‘KRS’ (Komo-Rebi-Sky) but as my direction has changed I have taken up the new project ‘Rusc‘. A persona I hope is more personal and an honest representation of my personality and the music I truly want to create.
Don’t worry my blog is not all about me. Although this it is meant as a partial diary of my musical progress, it’s also a place where I can highlight the latest and most influential tracks that connect with my ear drums. Some of which I’m sure will include some of the other musicians that I spend time with and call friends, but that’s for another post.
Anyway, I said I would keep it short and sweet, so let’s leave it there.
You’re Not The One (Cid Rim Remix)
‘CID RIM’ a Vienna based producer recently brought out a remix of Sky Ferreira’s ‘You’re Not The One’ on soundcloud. Both of their soundcloud pages can be found at the top of this post.
This song definitely deserves a listen, in fact numerous listens. The vocal edit in the middle or I guess ‘drop’ of the song, it’s so sexy. I am such a sucker for such a smooth and catchy vocal.
Sky’s ‘Everything Is Embarrassing’ was a massive hit on her soundcloud page reaching over 800,000 hits on the original and easily over 100,000 on each of the 5 remixed versions on the page, with the likes of MK, Twin Shadow and Krystal Klear included. Hopefully after the success of these earlier hits this song will flourish.
CID RIM however is a completely new discovery for me. It seems hes had some great success in the recent past, with over 500,000 hits on his remix of CHVRCHES song ‘Recover’ back in 2013. If there’s anything to go by however, its the fact he is currently on the groundbreaking record label LuckyMe. Comprising of artists such as Hudson Mohawke, Cashmere Cat and Lunice to name a few, (all of which I must add are utterly amazing at what they do. I recommend you check them out if you haven’t already) so if his company is any representation of his full potential, well then I believe he’s one to watch.
So give the track a listen and I hope you enjoy.
Keep those ears well fed.
Over and Out,
Kxngs – Done Talking
I stumbled upon Kxngs (pronounced Kings) a while back when I was strolling through soundcloud, looking for some new fresh music. I can’t quite remember the original track that nudged me to follow, however after hearing his most recent track ‘Done Talking’ it became clear it was certainly a good choice.
Firstly, the most integral part of this track is for me, the vocals. As far as I can tell its an eclectic sampled mix of Imogen Heap and Active Child’s ‘Hanging On’, but the thing with this song is that after every listen different parts of the vocal become revealed. I could be completely wrong, in fact I probably am wrong, it could be sampled from another track, or in fact might be original vocals. Where ever they have come from, it’s the production that really shines through. I, myself love to cut and manipulate vocals to produce melodies and new rhythms within a song. But Kxngs has managed to make such a smooth and frankly catchy melody out of the vocal cuts. It almost tries to cover the harsh interior of the high hats and rough synthesized saws that are found within the song. Overall creating an upbeat yet surreal ambiance, which in many cases become very chilling and cold, but in my opinion the vocals retain warmth and freshness like a warm breeze. Well, i’m done talking (see what I did there), overall I think this is a nice chilled (yet not chilling) track, with a polished set of beats and smoothly produced vocals, well done Kxngs.
(To be perfectly honest, this isn’t my usual taste in tracks, however the total package is well polished and full of vocal flavour. Plus it makes a nice ironic title for my first post… anyway, thanks for reading.)
Keep those ear’s well fed.
Over and Out,
I love music. I enjoy listening to it, I enjoy it when other people enjoy listening to it, but most of all, I love making it. So recently it occurred to me that maybe I should be more proactive and make a place where my love of music can be properly expressed; but hopefully I will just help someone else enjoy great music too.
I am not sure what shape this blog is going to take, I doubt there will always be this much writing for a start. But I guess the first step is to share some of my favorite new artists, and share some songs that are inspiring me at the moment.
Over and Out,