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Sweely, a producer from another planet

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Sweely is an innovative producer from Nice, France who has been prominent on the electronic music scene since 2016. He is known for being one of the emerging generation’s most innovative and versatile French producers, skillfully traveling between various music genres as minimal, house, and electro; this has a significant impact on his sound identity.

Sweely’s YouTube channel is a goldmine

Sweely spends a lot of his time experimenting and learning any musical instrument that comes into his hands, with a particular inclination for groovebox and machine drums as you can see in his videos on his YouTube channel.

Since 2015 he has been uploading videos of his jammings and productions. Hit play to any of his jamming videos and enjoy the magic of his creations with only a few instruments. Sweely started with his recorded jams using an MC 808 and Microbrute as you can see in the following video.

His latest jam video

Over time, his talents have improved, and he has been able to include several styles of music into each of his productions. Sweely’s sound is now more inclined to House and Electro sounds and mostly uses the MPC 1000 and Ableton. Depending on the jam he changes drum machines and synthesizers. For example, in the last video he uploaded, he picked an Elektron Machinedrum, and Microkorg.

In conclusion

Sweely, who is now well-known on the scene, has demonstrated that music with a distinct style and years of dedication to one’s love can pay off. Don’t forget to subscribe to Sweely’s channel to get a notification when he uploads a new video. Also, check the links of interest to follow him on your preferred platform.

Links of interest

Sweely
Soundcloud | Instagram | YouTube | Facebook | Bandcamp

 

The SYNTHO Podcast by Josh Baker

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The SYNTHO Podcast is the latest project by Josh Baker after releasing his e-learning platform SYNTHO HUB. The first episode was launched in July 2020 after the lockdown restrictions caused by the actual pandemic.

In his podcast, he interviews different renowned DJs such as DJOKO, Kepler, Rossi, Ben Rau, Lauren Lo Sung, Archie Hamilton, Seb Zito. The topics covered in the episodes go around learning more about the artist’s career and their music, synthesizers and other music instruments, their opinion on the electronic music scene, life perceptions, advice, and recommendations.

Today a new episode was released featuring Luuk Van Dijk.

Representing the next generation of developing artist

Josh Baker is a DJ and producer from Manchester (UK). He launched You&Me in 2015, a highly successful event brand that quickly established itself as one of Manchester’s most powerful underground parties. During the years, You&Me has extended to other cities such as Leeds, Newcastle, and Ibiza, with many more events.

Also, Josh is the founder of the SYNTHO HUB, an e-learning website where he teaches music production and shows the process of producing his own tracks and different artists’ styles.

Listen to Josh’s sound

Check out The SYNTHO Podcast

To learn more about the podcast we invite you to visit Josh’s YouTube channel and subscribe to it so you don’t miss any new episode.

Links of interest

Josh Baker
SoundCloud | YouTube | Instagram

SYNTHO HUB (Josh’s electronic music learning platform)
Website | Instagram

 

 

Argenis Brito, Miguel Noya & Miguel Toro live at CDV.TV this Sunday

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This Venezuelan musician trio will congregate one special night to share with us their marvelous jazz sounds, electronic theme, Latin American rhythms, and most popular songs this Sunday, May 16th at 20:00 CET.

The Livestream will take place at Club der Visionäre’s YouTube channel (CDV.TV). Subscribe to it and get the notification when Argenis Brito, Miguel Noya, and Miguel Toro start their live music performance.

Learn more about the artists

Argenis Brito has been making an impact on the electronic scene for more than a decade, experimenting and creating new productions. Also, he is known for pioneering the use of Latin American sounds and rhythms in modern dance music. Furthermore, his work has played an important role in collaborations with Señor Coconut, Tobias Freund, and Jorge Gonzalez. 

Miguel Noya is a well-known musician for his incorporation of pre-Columbian sounds and tropical rhythms. His works have impacted the ways to incorporate mythical beats creating a new world in his music. 

Miguel Toro is an influenced producer that has been working with various names in the industry. Miguel has worked in traditional music composition throughout his career and music productions. 

Assist and share this virtual event

Visit the official event page CDV.TV Live with Argenis Brito, Miguel Noya & Miguel Toro.

Links of interest

Argenis Brito
Soundcloud | Instagram | Facebook 

Miguel Noya
Soundcloud | Instagram | Website 

Miguel Toro
Soundcloud | Instagram | Website

DAWless Jams by Stoilku

DAWless Jams by Stoilku

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DAWless Jams by Stoilku, the owner of Octophonic Records and Black Magic Groove, are uploaded on his YouTube channel. His music style in these jams goes around Minimal House and Rominimal.

Why would anyone want to go jam without DAW? 

Well, if you spend most of your day in front of a computer screen because of your job or studies, the last thing you want to do is get home and find inspiration in the same environment. Also, having to deal with your DAW’s crashes and updates is not fun. Another reason is that living in a nostalgia era, a lot of people want to get back to the basics. On top of that, it is more fun.

Watch Stoilku’s performing

In the first two Minimal House jams he used only an Elektron Digitakt, the latest hit from Elektron after the Octatrack and Analog Rytm. Definitely, a most have groovebox for almost everyone who is looking for a new one to add to their studio.

Later on, in his third jam, he went into a more hypnotic style with a groovy melody and ethereal pads. Also, he added to his performance a Roland SE 02, an Elektron Analog Rytm, and a Korg Electribe 2.

Do you want to go jam without DAWs?

Producing music without a Digital Audio Workstation (Softwares like Ableton Live, Logic Pro, FL Studio) is something you will do sooner or later if you are into electronic music. At first, it might be overwhelming to understand new vocabulary like MIDI In/Out, MIDI Thru, Clock, Analog, Digital, Polyphony, of many more words. 

But after research, trial and error with your drum machines, synthesizers, sequencers, and grooveboxes, and persistence, you will be part of the club in no time. Come and be part of the Intaresu Community to connect with more like-minded people.

Lastly, if you have DAWless jams that you want to share with us you can leave it in the comment section or contact us clicking here.

 

Keep an eye on Stoilku

Soundcloud | Instagram | Facebook | Bandcamp | YouTube

Bandcamp Fridays are Coming Again

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Bandcamp Fridays is an initiative created by Bandcamp after the pandemic hit the music community to support independent artists and labels by waiving 100% of the sales without taking their share.

Since March, the fans have bought more than $75 million in this platform. Also, each Bandcamp Friday sells around $1 million in music and merchandising that goes directly to the artists and labels without any cuts.

The good news, they will continue doing their Bandcamp Fridays until the end of the year taking place the first Friday of the month. That’s why we invite you to be part of the next Bandcamp Friday.

The next dates of Bandcamp Fridays 2020 are:

September, 4th 2020
October, 2nd 2020
November, 6th 2020
December, 4th 2020

Please check out the following website for time zone demystification: http://isitbandcampfriday.com/

 

Sources

Bandcamp

Intaresu Community: A private social network for minimal and vinyl lovers

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We launched Intaresu Communitya private social network to share, talk, discover and connect with people that love minimal music from all around the world. Our developers and moderators have been involved with electronic music since a young age. We are DJs, music producers and vinyl collectors. The goal of this community is to keep the like-minded people close since we come from small cities with limited music options and know the importance of it.

In Intaresu Community you have groups and forums where you can:

  • Share your latest digital or vinyl-only release.
  • Send your promos.
  • Ask for feedback on your track.
  • Collaborate on projects.
  • Request a remix for your track.
  • Talk about music production and mastering.
  • Discuss music instruments and hardware.
  • Share samples.
  • Offer your services in the music industry.

Also, you can add members of the community as friends to send messages and see their latest posts.

Pros of using Intaresu Community

  • A private community for people that love minimal music.
  • Connect with like-minded people from abroad.
  • Forget about paying to boost your posts.
  • There is no algorithm that changes your feed.
  • You feed will consist of posts made by your connections, as well as, groups and forums that you are part of.
  • We do not sell your data.
  • We do not have spammy ads.

Where can I join it?

Go to https://community.intaresu.com and create an account. We will review your application and approve it if you meet the requirements.

Help Club der Visionäre and Hoppetosse

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Club der Visionäre and Hoppetosse needs help to survive during this time with strong restrictions. You might have visit or heard about them, we and many others consider them the best clubs in Berlin. If you love them as we do, visit their fundraiser campaign and help them by buying their goods or sharing the news.

Why they need help?

Well, everything started with the unexpected fire last year and now because the restrictions imposed after the Coronavirus lockdown in Germany. In short, they are having a really bad time with their finances, putting both clubs at great risk of shutting down forever. As a result, the management of Club der Visionäre began a campaign in Startnext offering merchandising, tickets, a cutting from it’s well know willow and private parties.

How can I help?

Just buy your favorite item from CDV to support them here.

For more information visit the next link: https://www.startnext.com/save-cdv

What are they doing meanwhile?

Since Hoppetosse is closed and CDV is opening just a few days they have been streaming DJ sets. If you haven’t been yet to these clubs, now is the time to take a look inside and listen to the music they regularly play there. Have fun listening to some qualities DJ livestreans:

  • Hoppetosse partner with The MUDD Show, their livestreams can be founded here: Hoppetosse x The MUD Show
  • Meanwhile, Club der Visionäre launched CDV TV for their livestreams.

 

 

Intaresu’s Pick: Against The Clock [FACT Magazine]

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Against The Clock is a video series on YouTube where you can see music producers developing the main idea of a track in just 10 minutes. This series is produced by FACT Magazine since 2013 and has over 250 episodes. After watching all the episodes we decided to write this post with the videos that we liked the most to create our first Intaresu’s Pick. The videos are listed from the latest episodes to the oldest one.

 

Brandt Brauer Frick – Against The Clock

The classical-electronic ensemble Brandt Brauer Frick take the helm on Against The Clock and utilize instruments we don’t see much on the series, including a grand piano and a trombone. Watch how the Berlin-based five-piece recorded and produced the finished track in just 10 minutes.

 

DJ Windows XP – Against The Clock Lab (Live from ADE 2018)

DJ Windows XP from the Netherlands made this deep house track in 10 minutes in an Against The Clock sessions during ADE back in 2018.

 

Jordan GCZ – Against The Clock Lab (Live from ADE 2018)

Now it is the turn for the performance of Jordan GCZ consisting of dub sounds in a minimal approach setup recorded live from ADE in 2018.

 

DJ Haus – Against The Clock

DJ Haus set himself the challenge of making a dancefloor track in 10 minutes using his modular synth with no cables patched, to begin with, let the music speak for itself.

 

DJ Boring – Against The Clock

The Australian lo-fi house don goes Against The Clock using his Ableton Push and TR8 as main instruments.

 

Ferro – Against The Clock

Look inside Ferro’s studio and watch him in action, using synths, drum machines, and effects to build a loose, dusty minimal house track in just 10 minutes. Listen out for the Michael Jackson sample.

 

London Modular Alliance – Against The Clock

Two-thirds of London Modular Alliance, Phil Ventre and Gavin Pykerman, make a track in just 10 minutes using the array of hardware available in their store showroom. It’s an in-store demo like you’ve never seen before.

 

Jacob Korn – Against The Clock

German house and techno producer Jacob Korn shows his studio magic by laying down a peak time house track in under 10 minutes that blends the best of the old and new.

 

Primitive World – Against The Clock

Primitive World went Against the Clock at his home studio in East London, producing a minimal house track with the majority of it built on his SP-1200.

 

Dexter – Against The Clock

Holland’s Dexter walks the line between raw electro and high-res house and techno like few others and didn’t even need 10 minutes to make his track, he was finished in eight.

 

M. Geddes Gengras – Against The Clock

M. Geddes Gengras has released wide-ranging, synth-focused music over the last decade and decided to perform a 10 minutes jam in his modular synth.

 

Ossie – Against The Clock

Ossie decided to go with a minimal setup using his laptop and a Native Instruments Maschine to make a deep house track.

 

Save to favorites all the videos selected in this post in our YouTube playlist down below and let us know in the comments which one is your favorite.