July 13, 2009
I’m sure you remember that I was writing two remixes for the british indie band Kill The Young last March. It now appears that there is no room for them on their records but with their kind permission I can put them available for download here for you to enjoy at least.
Also the Monotonik release of my ‘Pixels ep’ has been postponed to a further date but as far as I know it should come out in the late 2009 or early 2010.
Anyway, here are the Kill The Young remixes.
Kill The Young – Vultures (Samuel’s Uptempo Edit)
Kill The Young – Broken Hearted (Samuel’s Downtempo Edit)
July 12, 2009
I have finished my first remix for the TV OFF remix competition hosted by Dancefloor Mayhem.
I’m saying first because I’m planning to write more if I have the time. The deadline is on 31st of July so I still have some time left. After the competition is over I will also post the track here for downloads.
June 8, 2009
First of all I’m sorry that I haven’t updated this blog much. I guess I can say that I’ve had some sort of production block mainly caused by my absolutely shitty financial situation lately.
However, I was able to finish a couple of disco tracks that I had started months ago. I am currently looking for labels who still are interested in releasing these tracks. I’m also looking for a capable male singer to re-sing the lyrics in both songs for me for more authentic italo disco feel. So if you have tips of one or both, let me know.
In the meantime, enjoy my latest tracks:
Samuel – Baby Girl
This is the night
when we should meet again,
under the disco lights.
The time is right
and everythings' fine
but you're far away out of my sight.
I'm never ever gonna get you
baby girl, I'll always gonna miss you.
I can't never ever forget you,
because this is our night.
Samuel – Heat Of The Night
Feel the heat of the night tonight,
the night is young.
Baby baby, this time we fight,
against the rising light.
Edit 9/6/09: Now also in Youtube
April 2, 2009
Kill The Young has now added one of my remixes onto their MySpace page. You can hear two new tracks of theirs including the original and my remix at:
March 20, 2009
Today has been a good day, first of all it’s vernal equinox and summer is coming closer and closer every day. Main reason for being happy however is that I’ve got green light from both, Monotonik and Kill The Young because of my work for them.
My ep or mini-lp for the free netlabel Monotonik ended up including total of five new tracks instead of the three that I wrote about in my previous post. This ep will come out later in the spring, stay tuned to this blog and you’ll hear them when it’s due. In the words of Simon Carless, the head of Monotonik:
OK, so I love it, def. want to release it. It might be a month or two… OK? 🙂 It’s really strong work!
I also got first opinions from Kill The Young. For them I have done two remixes, one uptempo dancefloor filler and one easy downtempo pop tune. This is what their manager told me:
The band are REALLY loving your remixes 🙂
Oh happy days!
March 17, 2009
Today I’ve been working on the remix for an UK based indie band called Kill The Young. This project will take most of my attention this week but I’ve already got some nice test results. My attempt is to create at least one remix for the dancefloors, anything that comes aside is just bonus.
Check their My Space for more information about the band.
March 12, 2009
This week has been really effective production wise I must admit even myself. Besides having written tracks for the upcoming ep on Monotonik, I’ve been able to come up with these dancefloor tracks as well.
With Trash The Disco I took the idea of electroclash and nu-rave that I had in mind with Ask Why, even further. As a result it turned out to be pretty harsh track but I feel that I succeeded better at how I wanted it to be. Decide for yourself but be warned, this sort of stuff isn’t everyones cup of tea 🙂
Samuel – Trash The Disco
March 10, 2009
Last night I started with another track. I was inspired by some of those Tiga tracks my friend posted in his Facebook profile.
At the same time I had been wanting to experiment with a bit of electro, nu-rave and house and what happened is that I finished with a stompy dancefloor filler using a bit more harsh sounds than I usually use. This version is not actually going to be the final as there are still some bits to polish, but it is the first public version.
This track uses samples from the Texas Instruments Speak & Spell toy.
Samuel – Ask why
March 10, 2009
It is always fun to make acid. With that I of course mean music mainly made using the Roland TB-303 bassline synth that has been one of the biggest things in the world of electronic music and also seriously inspired me in whatever I have done.
This particular track is about experimenting with multiple different basslines, most of them running on top of each other, maximum of three at a time.
Substance – Acid Reflux
March 10, 2009
One post without download in between 🙂
This was a project that was already started over an year ago. It’s been nearly three years since I released something on my old friends’ Simon Carless’ internet label Monotonik. My Kuu project has always been for experimenting with more out of the ordinary sounds and ideas, and once again I have finished a new ep to be released exclusively through the label.
As the release date isn’t set yet, I will post the official link with three new tracks and a special edited version of one of those tracks when the time is due. The ep as a whole, will then consist of four tracks for the more experienced electronic enthusiasts.