Edo goes all out on an absolute classic. I haven’t heard a whole lot of great remixes of “Hotstepper” as the original always seems to do the trick on the dance floor but Edo’s new rhythm is on point.
With the way the music industry is today, finding music online is easier than ever. We all know of the obvious places to find music such as, Google and Itunes but I hope this article will help you reach out and discover new places you never knew of. Most of you music veterans probably have all of your resource nicely bookmarked and check them on a regular basis but I encourage you to explore because somewhere out there is a jem amongst the white noise. Below is a list to get you started. Many of you will have already heard of these resources but I hope you learn at least one new strategy or location that went unnoticed.
We have all heard of the infamous Beatport but there are many other online stores that are beneficial. The great thing about “legitimate” online stores is that you are contributing to the music community by supporting artists and their labels. You are also guaranteed a high quality track with no obscure track tags/ids. Below is a list of a few of the many online stores.
Here is a song that I just can’t get enough of lately. The baseline is near perfect and I just can’t help feeling good every time this jam comes on. The Friendly Fires released their latest album Pala on May 16th and will be touring the world all the way into November.
This new track was created as a class assignment and is intended to be used as part of a teaching portfolio. Throughout the next few weeks, a series of instructional videos will be posted demonstrating the steps that went into making this track. For any of you beginning producers who are interested in learning more about writing music this will be a great set of videos to watch.
The track was created using Ableton Live and samples the song “Dice” by Finley Quaye. It incorporates a variety of genres and jumps from house, dubstep, and glitch, all in one hard-esque banger.
Keep it Movin
Technically a resident of the lower mainland, half of J Reign’s time is spent in Victoria BC, where he holds down the islands biggest weekly party at Club 9 One 9 and plays host to a weekly mix-show on 107.3 Kool FM. The CHUM Radio DJ can also be found on site with The Beat 94.5FM, one of Canada’s most listened to radio stations. With over 150 dates scheduled across Canada and abroad, it shouldn’t be hard to catch one of Reign’s high energy performances.
Having the opportunity to play alongside numerous urban and electronic artists, Reign’s name continues to grow faster then ever. By creating wholesome vibes through multi-genre party music, the once scanty DJ finds himself amongst some of North America’s most influential industry taste makers where he continues to evolve as an artist and producer.
Deebees had a chance to catch up with Mr. Reign and ask him a few questions about his past, present and future. Take a minute and read what the innovative selecta had to say.