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Eight Bar Embryos are how I improve my production skills.  Listen to them here.

The eight bar embryo project is one I started about a year ago.  I set out to create one 8 bar loop every day.  However, the project has grown into something much bigger.

I realized that there’s more to Electronic music than loops.  Producers need to arrange, mix, master then release their works.  For this reason, it’s imperative to finish tracks on a regular basis.  The downside is that making a whole track every week (including lyrics and vocals) is extremely hard.

So I started with something simple which then became something nearly impossible.  The future for eight bar embryo tracks is “Digital Punk Rock”.  That means simplified orchestrations and arrangements.  Every 10 eight bar embryo releases will feature a new synth until 100 tracks are complete.  After that, who knows?  Maybe I’ll have to start playing bass.  Subscribe to the playlist on YouTube to stay updated.

Planet Soul (Remix)

Planet Soul (Remix)

Planet Soul (Remix) They say that collaborations are good for your musical life.  Heck, that’s probably true.  After all, you get at least one built in retweet.  This track I’m talking about today is a collab between a guy who goes by either pgmjsd or joshEjosh, depending on which day you ask, and me.  He’s a bit more Techno and I’m a little bit rock and roll.  In any

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This Cross

This Cross

This Cross The function of a producer is to unite an artist with their vision while keeping it relevant to their audience.  That sounds like a complex task, and it is.  For my newest track “This Cross” I tried to modernize my sound by incorporating popular elements which support my emotional intention. Problems In Producer Plaza I have noticed that not many people are catching on to my sound. 

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Give My Chicken Soup (Mashup)

Give My Chicken Soup (Mashup)

Give My Chicken Soup (Mashup) “Can I give my chicken soup to you?”  Honestly, I would ordinarily need to be very hungry to accept an offer like that.  The exception would be if it’s canned.  And Campbell’s. Mashed Potato Well, this mashup I’ve done of Skrillex and Habstrakt’s HOWSLA release with Joyryde’s “Give My Love” is canned.  They’re two premade tracks which I’ve combined and warmed up.  It’s now

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Old Lake Sign ’17

Old Lake Sign ’17

Old Lake Sign 17 Here’s a new track to ring in the new year.  It’s a remix I did of the Frank C Stanley version of Auld Lang Syne.  It’s an Eight Bar Embryo track and it’s called “Old Lake Sign ’17 (8BE)”.  Let’s find out how it came to be. Bubbling Up Inspiration came in a very ordinary way.  Every year, I like to make an End of

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Honey Diamond

Honey Diamond

Aww I wrote a love song called “Honey Diamond” I like the lyrics most.  More piano than usual too.  The form is based off of Type O Negative’s take on “Cinnamon Girl”. This is my last Eight Bar Embryo production before releasing the Uncomfortable EP Pt. 2 next month in October. In the meantime I’ll be studying how to best release and promote a project and launching my newsletter: The

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Dream High

Dream High

Spark it up So this one’s about dreams and stuff. I don’t smoke weed all that much anymore but, you know, once a stoner… As you might have read, these Eight Bar Embryos (8BE) are me trying to improve my skills.  I want to release one a week but it’s tough.  In reality this one took three weeks to finish from first starting. It’s based on Soma Sonic’s “Crazy

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Careless

Careless

Apparently ijdgaf! Songs are fun because you get to expose different shades of meaning. This is about being all independent, not caring, then falling in love. But then, not caring, I sent some dim witted shit during the courting process (as we are wont to do) and screwed it up due to carelessness. See how that works? I can’t really recommend any dating products butt if you’re interested in

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Soft Dick

Soft Dick

Great title: “Soft Dick”. Skrillex said to do what puts a smile on your face.  When I thought of this name I lol’d. It’s got an angle to it, besides the novelty, which you songwriting people might enjoy. Patreon is launched!  Please go over there and consider patron-ing me a dollar or whatever so I can drink coffee.  Also, check out the eight bar embryo tracks for more great

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Green Monkey

Green Monkey

Another Color/Animal friggin title. I read an article about music producers.  It was actually probably about Rick Rubin.   It said that he’d get “has-beens” with “writer’s block” (which I put in quotes because people like Neil Strauss say it doesn’t exist – and I agree) to just write two words. Two words. I say again, TWO WORDS, that inspire them – and have that in by next week.

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Bubbles

Bubbles

Got Reggae? Had a conversation about when I took a shower on the beach by Santa Monica pier wearing only bubbles. Someone else had a similar experience wearing only sun. Hence the lyrics. Not to whine, it’s hard to make a track every week.  I’m not just making tracks but also transcribing a song and writing one.  That’s three projects.  What I’m thinking to do is, instead of making

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