Straighten Up

This is a nice clip:  https://shapesofrhythm.bandcamp.com/album/cari-o. It certainly gives me some sonic ideas.  In my other incarnation, I teach yoga.  I keep on imagining a crossover electronic-yoga music project.  It is taking form, but slowly.  I am gathering my knowledge and dedicating more time than ever before to producing and singing. Today, I walked up […]

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Music Discovery of the Week: Dossey

An email from Noisetrade alerted me to the music of Dossey.  Feeling like supporting an indie artist, I popped over to Bandcamp and pre-ordered her upcoming EP.  Have a listen: I would put her alongside artists like Bat For Lashes or maybe London Grammar, which she cites as in influence. I found it interesting that her […]

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The hidden dangers of dj’ing

Oops:  https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/03/tunisian-nightclub-shut-over-muslim-call-to-prayer-remix-orbit-festival I must admit that it hadn’t crossed my mind that using such a sample could cause offence.  And what of all the yoga-dance remixes that use hindu mantras? The irony is that “the Man” found out because of the clips shared on YouTube, the platform where a 1,000 streams earns you a mere […]

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La escena indie en España

Cómo ya sabemos, vivir de la música es una elección precaria de vivir de una cierta manera que te puede durar poco tiempo.  Parece que hoy en día cada vez más, aunque lo dudo que de verdad haya cambiado tanto.  Leen, señores, los relatos de los gran músicos de jazz, del swing años cuarenta, quién […]

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Track your streaming data

The other day, I was reading about a Bandcamp success story, Zoe Keating.  Interestingly, she publishes her iTunes, Spotify and YouTube payouts.  This is really cool – and only a Canadian would be so transparent, haha – because it helps indie musicians to keep the faith when investment tops income year after year. She is […]

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