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FCKDSKO Debuts Single “Totality” & Talks About Making Music On The Beaches And Mountains Of Latin America

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FCKDSKO Debuts Single "Totality" & Talks About Making Music On The Beaches And Mountains Of Latin America
What would you do if you had the desire for two life-changing experiences, yet one would traditionally get in the way of the other? In the case of FCKDSKO, a new producer out of Colorado, it was between traveling to Latin America on his own for the first time and finished releasing a track. To frolic around in the jungles and beaches during the frigid Colorado winter, while experiencing a completely different culture, or to build a music career that would hopefully pay him to frolic around on the beaches, and create culture?

To debut anything, the conventional wisdom is that you want to be in your local market in order to best harness the momentum that comes from the release. You want to harness your local fan base and create a groundswell of influence around your track playing shows, doing events, etc. You also want to have a full studio with solid acoustics and an easy to access setup for when creative inspiration strikes. Also, being in the dead cold of winter is a hell of a motivator, as there aren’t beautiful rainforests and crystal clear, warm beaches to distract you. However, as FCKDSKO puts it, “I’m a stubborn mother fucker. I didn’t want to just settle for one, so I decided to improvise. I made a setup that was portable for both DJing and producing, and fit it inside a 55L backpack that fits on the carryon of the plane, along with all of my clothes. I also figured that I’d find a studio down here to mix it in without doing much planning. I just really wanted to travel.”

Currently, he is residing in Medellin, Colombia, where he has finally finished what he set out to do, and that was to release a track. The other week he premiered the track “Totality” — a woozy, jazzy, wall of sound crescendo that he says reminds him of if early Amon Tobin listened to a lot of post-rock and shoegaze, along with a set that he made while on the beach in Las Lajas, Panama. While the song is experimental in nature, and probably equally as close to psychedelic rock as it is to electronica, this mix takes a more traditional club approach, mainly consisting of house, techno, disco, and breakbeats, but still with that psych-rock edge that comes from “Totality”. Artists featured on this mix include Underworld, Avalon Emerson, Ripperton, and Prins Thomas, among others.

“This was quite the experience,” FCKDSKO says. “I didn’t end up finding a studio, as I was in the middle of nowhere when I was most inspired. Whether that was on a dormant volcano in Panama, or on the beach with barely a WiFi signal, the opportunity to get to a studio just didn’t happen, so I had to improvise. I committed a cardinal sin, I mixed in headphones. Then I played the track through a 20 dollar portable speaker that sounds surprisingly good, got a more accurate mix, and used LANDR to master it. I emailed it to some friends whose opinion I trust and asked them to play it on good speaker systems, and they laughed at how well it turned out. If anything the makeshift, ghetto way of doing this gave it this lofi quality I didn’t expect that really adds to it.”

Fckdsko Totality
You can read more about FCKDSKO’s experience and methodology at www.fckdsko.net/blog-1/sonic-nomadism-pt-1. and listen to “Totality” either on SoundCloud or Spotify:

Hi, my name is Erick Ycaza. I have a BA in Advertising & Graphic Design. This blog is to provide you with daily music news and share my personal style.

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Yalmar Delivers A Tinder-Inspired Music Video For “I Need A Match”

Swedish newcomer artist, Yalmar has released the funniest music video of 2019. The clip for his new single “I Need A Match” is inspired aesthetically and lyrically by Tinder.

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Swedish newcomer artist, Yalmar has released the funniest music video of 2019. The clip for his new single “I Need A Match” is inspired aesthetically and lyrically by Tinder. The popular dating app is still giving us much to talk about these days. Quite frankly, I enjoyed so much the way Yalmar expresses different personalities with all those crazy costumes as shown in the visuals.  Particularly, his creativity emerges with a touch of humor.

In essence, “I Need A Match”, allow us to take a look at today’s society, where people will do almost anything for a “like” or “match”. From my view, some users of Tinder are seeking for approval while others are being picky or have high standards. At any rate, you can find out more electronic-based songs with a vintage-esque vibe on ‘The Breakup’ EP via Spotify.

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Homemade Tunes Offers Non-Boring Music Every Week!

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Homemade Tunes is a popular Youtube channel that gets my attention lately. Every week they upload electronic music compositions (100% instrumental). Unquestionably, the channel is looking for a way to make a difference in the music world. This is simply achieved with innovation by not following formulas to obtain a commercial hit.

On the contrary, Homemade Tunes promotes a real focus on authenticity. The final outcome of their tracks is not at all boring. One good example is “Trial”, boasting hooky beats + bright melodies/blips. Check it out yourself below, and stay tuned for their next song “Minus Minimal” to be released on June 7th.

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Chill Out To These Atmospheric Soundcapes Produced By Mirha

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Mirha
‘s debut single “Dawn Dream” greets us with a mellow percussive melody to chill out to. Get ready for a magical sound that will seep into your mind in mere seconds. Don’t be afraid to give it a try below. Personally, I think it was designed to improve your mood in a positive way. As the new tune builds from laidback arrangements you can expect dreamy synths and distorted vocals on repeat mode that actually relax the body, soul, and spirit. Finally, I recommend everyone to use headphones in order to enjoy to the fullest the above-mentioned effects.

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Here’s A Breathtaking Visual Treat For “1984” By WinstonW

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Three weeks ago, Synthwave/Electronica Producer WinstonW dropped a track inspired in George Orwell’s classic sci-fi novel “1984”. At long last, there’s a music video which features breathtaking scenes that will remind you of some iconic moments of its movie adaptation. In fact, it can be seen that love is prohibited in a totalitarian future society. Over and above that, the music itself matches so well with this scary futuristic vision.

Characterized by dark nuances and in favor of an Industrial-esque beat, the French artist provides lyrics that contain an overview of this frightening theme. Sincerely, it is difficult for me to think of a human race living in such a cold atmosphere. The powerful feeling of love is the basis of society, and we must always struggle for our freedom and rights. In my opinion, that’s the important takeaway message behind this interesting tune.

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Deane’s “Tracking The Soldier” Is Beautiful Modern Instrumental Music

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These days it’s hard to find beautiful modern instrumental music. However, a fine example of this style is the latest single from Deane Nesbitt Jr., entitled “Tracking The Soldier”. The veteran Canadian Composer has many years of experience, producing contemporary tracks that sound like pieces of Classical music.  Perhaps, you can reduce your anxiety levels by listening to it due to its calming effects. Most of his tracks have a Chill Out feel to it, and more than 300 radio stations across America and Canada continue to praise his work regularly. Not to mention, his art brought him to earn awards and even being part of the CMJ charts. Stream in full, you’ll get hooked on the way he plays the Scottish bagpipe.

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