a Massive radiOasis Rhythm re:Mix

Some style and a whole lot of rhythm: drop in a bunch of samples in the MixCloud version and it’s another music re:Mix worthy of pumping up the volume. Fatboy Slim inspired this wildness with a mashup of featured artists, identified and anonymous. 😉

There are two versions—take your pick!

  1. one at Spotify** (including their app),

  2. the tightly-crafted remix with all the sauce is on MixCloud and streaming commercial-free.

* radiOasis  The World Is Sound • Life Is a Remix

** p.s. You can set a nice crossfade via the Spotify menu by selecting “Preferences > Crossfade” and setting it to about 2 seconds or more. Also opt to “set same level for all tracks.”


radiOasis re:Mix • Dark & the Light

Listen closely! Today’s radiOasis* music playlist goes into re:Mix** territory—with samples of songs and phrases popping up and floating around your headphones {all the way to the very end 😉 }. Includes Leonard Cohen, Joan Osborne, Ray Charles and more. How well do you know these tunes?!

Only one version this time: at MixCloud and streaming commercial-free.

 *   radiOasis  The World Is Sound • Life Is a re:Mix
** re:Mix • music playlists exploring the art of the segue; thematic connections; the overlapping & extended groove; the implied & the overt; expressions of musical flow; rhythm, interplay and juxtaposition of aural colors; the love of sound.

A Call for Tactile, Contextual Music Discovery—Hello Shazam?

Wouldn’t this be great to apply to music discovery?!FastForward

An excerpt…

Take…mind mapping (conceptual and topical) and Google Earth-style contextually visual discovery—and combine them within an app that employs the tactile, multi-touch interface of a tablet such as the Apple iPad to get a…discovery application structured as a contextual map that permits hyper-focusing on…topics of interest through screen gestures.

Certainly something to explore.

And what happened to Syntact—a clever idea for “band in the hand” tactile music remixing and manipulation?! It may not replace actual musical or technical skills for artists yet it does provide possibilities for creative interaction. Maybe we’ll hear more after their presentation at the NAAS conference in Slovenia today. To be continued.



Recording: Making it easy to capture music creativity when it happens


Feeling and freedom are the most important parts of creating a new song or musical idea and you kind of have to be able to get out of your own way to let it happen. Record

Don’t think perfection; in fact don’t really think at all. To be in the moment with your music, prepare your set up in advance so it’s at the ready.

This article, “The Importance of Scratch Tracks”, has some good pointers, particularly:

“Psychologically, scratch tracks are a temporary place marker. There is no pressure. With that relaxation comes cool moments.”

“Early takes are often best….The first couple of takes will have more energy. Maybe a few imperfections, but they’re inspired. By the end you will probably notice less [sic] mistakes, but a change in tone and performance. Almost a little dull and over performed. The best performances tend to be from the beginning to middle.”

Thank you 


Quizzical: Steve Albini Says the Internet Has Saved Music

RecordNote worthy…

Steve Albini at Face The Music, Melbourne. Photo credit: Jayden Ostwald

Steve Albini: the internet has solved the problem with music by Monica Tan, The Guardian

Tan notes that Albini possesses rare optimism on the state of the industry; that “the internet has offered a way of creating a sustainable career.” That much I can respect, as artists are taking their careers into their own hands now more than ever before. Tan also notes…

“…(on) copyright: …we should let go of all attempts to exert control over the distribution of works once they are released. He uses that word “release” in a literal sense – like “a bird or a fart.”

I suppose that depends on your standing in the business; many will take issue with it. See The Guardian link for related comments and join the dialogue.

Note as well this article discovered at BoingBoing, where artist/writer Molly Crabapple lays out “rules for creative success in the Internet age.” Specifically, her final words:

“The Internet will not save creators.

Social media will not save us. Companies will not save us. Crowd-funding will not save us. Grants will not save us. Patrons will not save us.

Nothing will save us but ourselves and each other.

Now make some beautiful things.”