Today is my birthday! What better way to celebrate turning the big 3-0 than to release a new song? I wanted to give this song an old-school pop/R&B vibe with its drums and sparse soundscape, and my friend Kareemo killed the lead guitar. Hopefully this will be a sign that my 30s will be full of music releases!
Vocals: Rihanna | Album: A Girl Like Me
Unfaithful probably doesn’t get the highest of accolades compared to Rihanna’s other hits, but I’ve always had a special appreciation for it. I was playing with some new sounds and decided to experiment by throwing together a little instrumental to match Rih’s vocals. It’s kind of on the darker side of things, but there’s nothing wrong with that!
This song was on my to-be-completed list for way too long – almost 3 years! Laziness, mounting health problems, and the falling-through of an Urbanizm-produced Sonic remix album lead to this one sitting on the shelf. I was finally able to finish it up with the assistance of my friends guitarman, who played the guitar parts (naturally), and zircon, who was kind enough to do the final mixdown once my mixin’ hands became uncooperative.
As some people may or may not be aware, September is my birthday month; as a result, I want to give YOU a present! My label Urbanizm Music is going to celebrate my (and my labelmate Dale North‘s) birthday month by making all the albums in our catalog pay-what-you want all throughout the month of September!
With this deal, you can get my Sonic Adventure & Road to Recovery EPs, Urbanizm Music Presents: The Preview (which I produced 2 songs for), Khakolak Boy’s The Future EP (which I produced one song for), and Noodle’s It’s a Noo Day – and you can pay as much, or as little as you want for all of them! Not a bad deal, if I do say so myself.
All you have to do to take advantage of this deal is go to http://urbanizmmusic.bandcamp.com and start shopping – you have until the end of the month!Read More
I know I’ve been a little slow on updating the website here (sorry!), but in the meantime I’ve been adding some songs to my YouTube channel. Of course all the songs that are downloadable on the site have corresponding videos you you can stream before downloading, but I’ve also been adding older remixes and beats for upcoming projects. If you haven’t subscribed to my channel yet, please go to http://www.youtube.com/sonicskillz and do so!
In addition to building up my YouTube channel, I’ve also set a goal on my Facebook Page – as you may or may not know, my birthday is September 25, so I’m trying to score a cool birthday present in the form of 200 Likes on my Page. Since putting the word out a few days ago, my Likes have already started to increase! At the time I’m writing this (August 27), I have 95 Likes; that means I have a little under a month to gain 105 new Facebook supporters. I admit it’s going to be a long shot, but I’m thinking positive…with that said, if you’ve enjoyed my beetz and remixes, or know me from OverClocked, join me on Facebook – I promise I won’t flood your timeline!Read More
First Mega Ran last month, now Khakolak Boy…you’d think I was some kind of music producer or something.
My good friend and Urbanizm Music labelmate Khakolak Boy just released his new EP, The Future, and I had the pleasure of co-executive producing the project and putting beetz together for the album’s closer, Life & Times. The whole EP is slick, if I do say so myself; it combines some of the old-school style of hip hop with a little bit of the new to create a nice hybrid. And if enough people buy The Future EP, maybe I can convince him to rhyme on another vgm arrangement!Read More
Hey everyone, just wanted to drop a line and share the news that my bro Random aka Mega Ran is releasing his new album, Castlevania: The Nocturnal Cantata on Tuesday (June 4), and I produced the lead single! I LOVE the Castlevania: Symphony of the Night soundtrack (and have remixed it on a couple of occasions) so it was my pleasure to flip Marble Gallery to create Aria of the Bloodline.
Production on this album was also handled by Mustin, Sammus, and Ran himself, so it was an honor for me to be included. Cop the album at Mega Ran’s Bandcamp page here (physical CDs are coming soon). Thanks so much for your support!