Merry F***ing Xmas from Apathy

December 23, 2011

“A Wonderful Xmas Time (Explicit)” by Apathy and Scoop Deville (GBC).

mike

New Music: Meg Myers

December 16, 2011

Shouts out to PigeonsAndPlanes for the heads up.  I don’t like to put anything on my “best of the year” lists without having listened to it for a while…but if this is as good in two weeks as it is today, Meg Myers could be making the year-end list.

Click here to download 3 songs.

Click here for her Tumblr.

EDIT: should have added this:

mike

New Linkin Park Remixes, Courtesy of LPA Fan Site

November 23, 2011

From LPAssociation.com…The fan site is doing a monthly remix contest.  In their words:

“October’s Monthly Mix-Up proved to be one of our most diverse and creative months in terms of overall entries. By giving Linkin Park fans the challenge of converting Linkin Park’s hard rock stadium anthems into heart-pounding dance pop tracks, musicians were forced to take Linkin Park’s music in an unconventional direction, with many experimenting with this style of music for the first time ever. While some found the genre too difficult to participate, we managed to get quite a few amazing entries and we’re very encouraged by the amount of diversity shown by participants in our October challenge, which proved to be one hard month to judge. However; without further ado we would like to name October’s Official Winners (and Runners Up!)”

Go here to check out these great tracks:

http://www.lpassociation.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35051

mike

The Roots “Make My”

October 25, 2011

Great.

mike

The Raid: Film Score Update

October 21, 2011

The score for The Raid is steadily moving along.  In between Linkin Park studio sessions–which are also underway–I’m working on the feature-length score for this brutal Indonesian action movie.  With a good chunk of the movie now sounding good, and a lot of great hype and reviews coming from folks who have gotten a chance to see the film, I’m excited to tell you a little more about it.

Writing big, nasty parts for a fast-paced action scene have come pretty naturally for me.  There are lots of moments with big beats and unique, exciting sounds.  But one thing I’ve found that’s different in writing for film (versus an album) is being aware of how and when to make the music transparent. The music needs to be invisible at times.  Writing a Linkin Park song is usually about our personal stories, not someone else’s.  And an LP song is designed to draw you in, to catch your ear with words, melodies, and sounds.  Often, the techniques I might use to create a catchy sound or “hook” would actually take away from a scene in The Raid, so it’s been a fun challenge to learn when and how to let the movie’s story come first.

I also enlisted the help of Joe Trapanese, best know for his work with Daft Punk on the TRON score and soundtrack.  Joe also did strings on the newest M83 album, “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming.”  Joe comes from a composing / arranging / film background, and we’re finding great ways to inform and compliment one anothers’ work in the music for this movie.

Here’s a cool (fan-made?) video for Joe’s favorite track he worked on, from M83′s new album, a song called “Wait”

 

EDIT: Check out this new interview I did about scoring The Raid – HERE

mike

Conner Youngblood – Australia (Video)

October 5, 2011

I likes it.

mike

DJ Craze Doing Awesome Things (Video)

September 28, 2011

Shout out to Master Charles Bravo for the link.  Love this.

mike

New DJ Shadow record?

September 23, 2011

…I’m excited.

mike

The Glitch Mob: Warrior Concerto

July 1, 2011

Great new track from The Glitch Mob.  Give it about 40 seconds to kick in.

Go here to get the track for free:
http://www.theglitchmob.com/updates/816-warrior-concerto

mike

Beastie Boys+Santigold+Major Lazer

June 17, 2011


Three great tastes that taste great together.

mike