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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.”

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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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Lend Your Ear To This Superb Chilled Remix Produced By GEM!

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Australian Country singer Max Jackson enlists GEM to deliver a chilled remix for “Billionaire”, one of her incredible tracks taken from the recent album, ‘Life Of The Party’. Here we have a brand new version that induces a trance-like state in listeners. Of course, the magical acoustics and the stunning vocals are left intact. GEM doesn’t fail as she keeps the essence of the original in balance with her signature spacey sonic landscapes.

The female DJ & producer incorporates a blend of electronic music and downtempo beats, creating a renewed piece that feels so fresh. As a result, the arrangements are honey to the ears. Literally, it’s ready for your summer playlist as well. Whether or not you need an escape for relaxation on the beach, make sure to play this track which serves as a natural sedative while you enjoy watching tranquil ocean waves…

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Hurry Up And Check Out Efel’s Brand New Sonic Gem, “Slow Club”

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For this week’s Electro Wow spotlight, I would like to introduce you to French producer Efel. He sets the melancholic tone for his sonic gem, “Slow Club”. The way he blends seductive vocals from Paris-based singer Naïno with hypnotic soundscapes is pure gold. To put it simply, just think of Efel as a cross between Jean-Michel Jarre and Goldfrapp with a contemporary sound.

This song kicks off with chirping bird sounds and mellow synths, then it builds up with pulsating chords. Those warm beats act like elegant food for your ears. As a matter of fact, you can tell Efel knows how to create a relaxing atmosphere. According to the artist himself, “Slow Club” is an invitation to freedom. It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary, and the simplicity of its cozy melody works pretty well. Overall, there’s nothing more comforting than listening to four minutes of “Slow Club”. Press play below.

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Meet The Original White Devil & His Controversial Remix Here!

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Hailing from Denver, Colorado, White Devil is synonymous with originality and rebellion. As a matter of fact, the producer experiments with Rap, Hip-Hop, Metal, and Electronica, while giving his tracks a sense of controversy. Without a doubt, he is aware of social injustice in all forms. So, naturally, he feels the need to express his discontent through music as a protest against violence.

Recent events of police brutality and abuse of authority in America led him to remix Snap!’s ’90s hit “The Power”. Entitled as “BLS (It’s Gettin’ Kinda Heavy)”, the final outcome is literally pure fire. There’s something dope about its complex drum pattern accompanied by non-stop aggressive energy. If you’re hooked into dark Electronica artists such as The Crystal Method or The Prodigy then you must keep an eye on White Devil’s upcoming cuts.

On a side note, he’s currently working on special tunes for his second album, ‘Year of the Tyrant’, which will revolve around transcendental topics of 2020, including the coronavirus pandemic, politics, etc. In other words, he’ll make sure his artistic vision is a huge wake-up call in the conscience. Sure enough, you can expect more from his signature sound, which relies heavily on sampling ‘gangsta rap’ classics, cult horror movies, and current news. 

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NaCL Announces 80s-Influenced Album ‘Revenge Of The Synth’

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Synthesizers and delicious electronic beats will dominate NaCL‘s 80s-influenced album, ‘Revenge Of The Synth’. The London-based artist is treating vintage music lovers with a new project that involves a variety of international singers/songwriters. Aimed at capturing the energy of the classic feel-good songs with a modern touch, you can already try this material on Amazon Music. What’s more, it will be out via other streaming outlets like Spotify and Apple Music on August 6th. In anticipation of this, fans can enjoy the recently premiered visuals for the opening track “The Year Is 2020”.

Over the years, NaCL has made a name for himself as a Dance music producer, DJ, and radio presenter in the UK. So far, his achievements go beyond topping the Beatport charts in multiple times under different styles, ranging from Disco to House. In short, he’s a musical prodigy without formal musical training.

Every time he gets in the studio he felt inspired by big bands, some of the are Duran Duran, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Depeche Mode, The Human League, Daft Punk, among others. The eclectic side of his productions showcases the cross-pollination of genres in his next record. Lastly, NaCL is open to collaborations and working on side ventures with other creative thinkers in the industry. Stay alert on his socials below for more information.

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Crimson Medici Will Help You Enter Into A Deep State Of “Meditation”

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‘s signature Electronica sound can be described as dreamy, ambient, and ethereal. Just recently, the British duo dropped “Meditation”, an incredible tune that works as a natural stress stabilizer. Therefore, if you are looking to relax, unwind, and lose yourself in the music, this tune was designed for you.

Magically, the New Age-like synths + the compelling soothing vocals of Wendy (singer) will actually help enter into a deep state of “Meditation”. I can guarantee feelings of anxiety will vanish immediately once you let the rhythm flow through your body. My first recommendation is to use headphones and close your eyes as you listen to the lyrics which evokes positive vibes. Crimson Medici got inspired by the challenging times due to the global pandemic that has taken a massive toll on people’s mental health.

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Crimson Medici is formed by Wendy, a medical administrator, and Nick (keyboard player) who works in cyber forensics. Both of them love to express their imagination by creating unique soundscapes and writing fun songs. Surely, variety is the spice of life, so besides their awesome Chill-Out songs, they also experiment with playful dancey melodies. Good examples include “Feel The Beat” and “Survivor”, available to stream on all major digital streaming platforms. Nowadays, Crimson Medici is working on an album at their own semi-professional studio.  They also plan to show off their flair for Pop and Trip-Hop on this future release. Stay alert for new announcements below.

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