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I'm currently undertaking a Bachelor of Music degree in composition and music production at the Australian Institute of Music in Sydney. One of the units I took this trimester was an ensemble collaborative class. Typically these are for performance or recording, but this was the first time such a class had been run with the goal of creating a soundtrack for an indie video game. Myself and five other students wrote the music for Postbug, a Boulderdash-esque indie game developed by George Hemingway in Melbourne. The game is now live with our music, which can also be bought/streamed via Bandcamp. (I'm Joel, and I contributed the track for levels Jelly Drain, Water World and Bug Fort.) It was a rewarding experience- working to a brief, consulting with the developer and collaborating with other musicians with diverse styles and skill sets. I'm looking forward to more work like this in my next trimester, and have also lined up a paid job writing for another game developer (I'll likely post about that when it goes live!)
Hey guys, I've just uploaded my 30 minute entry mix for a national (Australian) drum & bass DJ competition. I've been DJing for a few years now, but not entered before. If you're after a high-energy mix of dance music, give it a listen. Stream / Download Here Tracks marked * are by Australian producers. Tracklist: P-80 & Rattraps - Sleepless* JETS - Pink Beat Tripletrain - Too Obsessed Ital Tek - Gonga Moresounds - Riddim Again JV - Standover* Jonny Faith - Zheng (Anomie’s Delirious Remix)* Machinedrum - U Don’t Survive (Chrissy Murderbot Remix) Fidser - Got My Bottle Rattraps & Luisterwaar - Dreadnought* COMOC - Grind It Iljus Wifmo - Frenetic* Heart Drive - When Droids Cry Letabruthaknow - Tear Juker (What About Us)* EDIT: The entry mix landed me a spot in the Sydney heat, DJing in front of about 200 people. I scored a tied second place! Here's my live mix recorded on the night: Stream / Download Tracklist: The Winstons - Amen, Brother Beach Club & Relic - Jungle War Dub Alix Perez - RIP N DIP Lennie de Ice - We Are i.e. (Om Unit Edit) Mark Pritchard, Danny Breaks & Om Unit - Alien Titmarsh Riddim Moresounds - Hour of Doom Africa HiTech - Out In the Streets VIP Rattraps - Is It Really Love?* 4hero - Mr Kirk's Nightmare (The Renegades Remix) >> Traxman - Callin All Freaks Tripletrain - Too Obsessed Beyonce - Mine (Machinedrum Remix) Spinscott - Variations Ticklish x Boogie Dan - Wanna Be Your Lover DJ Rashad - Drank, Kush, Barz (feat. DJ Spinn) Rattraps & Nangdo - Caps Lock* Addison Groove - I Go Boom (DJ Rashad Remix) Lux Familiar - Danger Zone Roy Ayers - Everybody Loves the Sunshine (Machinedrum Remix)
Hey OCR, Been a while since I've checked in, but I've been steadily chipping away at writing tracks over the last two years. Here's one I finished about a week ago, drawing inspiration from Chicago juke, classic Warp IDM/ambient sounds, dub and drum & bass (as well as a cheeky Motown reference). https://soundcloud.com/scatterbrain/where-did-my-baby-go EDIT: This tune has been officially released on Various Artists - FuFa Music, Volume 2 - a free download via Bandcamp, compiling tracks from 13 Sydney-based producers, in styles ranging from hip-hop and trap to footwork.