My Ethnic Mix for the Bukas Palad track “All Shall Be Well,” which is a little world music, a little drum & bass, a little acid jazz. And all groovy.
I was interviewed by a college radio show in Manila called Ethnic Tunog (ET) Revisited, and talked about the process of creating music that pushes the Philippine identity.
How once I decided I wanted to create more music, I suddenly got handed two remix projects, but then… I dropped the ball. Epic fail? Nah. I still learned good lessons.
9 tracks and 41 minutes of emotive melodies, harsh synthetic textures and IDM. Ambient experimental electronica.
It’s been a long time.Probably about three years (or more) since I last produced a new Acid42 track.Here’s how circumstance and collaborators brought me out of the creative hole I was languishing in.
One hour of house, EDM, electronica, hip hop, and even downtempo tracks by Philippine artists, remixers, and producers. On 8tracks.com
Someone asked me: “What, in your opinion are most common mistakes that most beginners make when producing electronic music?” The top two mistakes really boil down to: a lack of hearing the big audio picture, and an unbridled desire to make things louder. I explain everything in the post.
Netlabelism, the (online) Netlabel magazine, contacted me a month ago to ask if I wanted to be interviewed regarding QED Records. Of course I said yes! They were impressed with the sheer number of releases that my humble netlabel seemed to have and wanted some tips on how to effectively curate so much content.
I was quite up front with them that the QED Records catalog number was deceiving since the very first release was qd-4200. So no, we did not have 4,200+ releases just a mere 72. Still, it was a chance for me to take a look at what I could’ve done better to promote and publicize QED Records music to the rest of the world.
In 1999, as editor of Channels, an entertainment magazine for a cable TV company, I had the privilege of interviewing Philippine national artist Lucio San Pedro. This was a year before he passed away. Little did I know how much impact that afternoon’s conversation would have on how I create music.
Back in 2010, I joined a month-long music challenge: to produce and record an album within the 28 days of February. The result was my third full-length album, Experimentum Crucis, which I am mighty proud of. I’ve decided to join the fray again this year and align myself with other crazed musicians squeezing their creativity out in a month of quick decisions and quick edits that we call the RPM Challenge 2013.