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Saturday, October 30, 2010

They Don't Care About Power


Out of sight but never out of mind, true believers. I've been busy in the lab working on new projects with SYNFINITE, Karl Dixon and a couple of remixes that will hopefully see the light of day soon. In the meantime and in between time, I've been releasing mashups on the internet as free download for my fans and friends to enjoy.
Earlier this month, I released an online mashup called "Gaga Funk" which features the one and only Lady Gaga singing her mega huge single "Just Dance" over one of my favorite groups of all time Funkadelic's "(not just) Knee Deep". You can download this mashup for FREE at Gaga Funk

Today hot off the presses, I've dropped another one on you for FREE. This time I've paired up The King of Pop with The College Dropout: Michael Jackson vs Kanye West in a mashup I call "They Don't Care About Power" You can download this mashup for FREE at MJ vs KW . Who is the real King of Pop? Michael or Kanye? You be the judge.
Peep a little video I put together for this project

Monday, August 30, 2010

We Give Thanks!


Whoa! What a busy week! The Full Blast showcase at Littlefield last week was a complete success. It's been a long time since I've thrown a showcase and although there were a lot of nerve wracking moments, the experience was fully rewarding. Big ups go out to all the artists that performed: FRESH DAILY, DUJEOUS, MIDNIGHT MAGIC, LOER VELOCITY and of course SYNFINITE. Also I want to thank DJ I-Truth, Abhita "Beats" Austin, MCMI, my play cousin Kim Sanchez and my lovely wife Sophie Myrtil-McCourty for the love and support they provided to making this night a success.

My band SYNFINITE really rocked the house that night. In fact all the artists did exceptionally well, but the feeling I got from performing that night was life changing. It was the actualization of a dream that made my musical direction a lot more clearer to me. Also the results of the performance presented a few opportunities for me to connect with some amazing artists that are requesting SYNFINITE's services as remixers. Be on the lookout for that.

Thanks to Andrew Frawley for playing drums for us during our set. You are awesome!

Lastly, I want to thank Shamita Carriman for interviewing us on her blog NY Music Lawyer. She's been in my corner and my gratitude to her is everlasting. You can read the interview the interview here.

Peep some videos from our performance that night courtesy of my wife Sophie Myrtil-McCourty






Saturday, August 14, 2010

FULL BLAST!!!!!


Wow! It's been a minute since I've posted anything on my own blog. Shameful! Anyhoo, it's been a great summer, probably one of the best summers of my adult life and it's been crazy busy.. what with free shows in NYC, hanging out with family and friends and most importantly recording and creating new music; sometimes you just don't have the time to write or tweet about everything little thing going in your life (all you celebutantes I'm looking at you).
Being that the summer is coming to a close, I decided to put together a showcase called FULL BLAST featuring my band SYNFINITE, our Midnight Sun Studios fam Midnight Magic, A-Ok Collective superstar Fresh Daily and my main dudes Dujeous.My ace I-Truth will be DJing for the evening and my sister Beats will be handling the sound. A family affair. It's all going down at Littlefield which is located at 622 Degraw Street in Brooklyn. It's only 10 dollars, that's like $2.50 for each act! Google map it!!!
I'm really excited about this night because it's the first time I've thrown a showcase in over a decade. People who know from back in the day may remember that I used to throw a monthly open mic showcase called R-n-R 101 at the West End Gate in upper Manhattan. Plus I'm performing with people whose work I respect and love and I'm creating the musical environment that I want to be a part of.
In other news, I recently performed a brief but intense Ableton Live set at my homie DJ Ace's BBQ out on the island (Long Island, that is). Lots of good food, good people and good music. Peep a snippet of the set in the video posted below

Train to Minsk from paze oner on Vimeo.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

SpaceShips Don't Need Keys

Due to my current situation with my neighbors that live above me, I don't get to practice on the APC40 in the manner or as often as I would like. The APC40 made by AKAI Professional is a dedicated midi controller specifically made for Ableton Live, a DAW (digital audio workstation) that works like a sequencer which happens to be my weapon of choice right now. Using the APC40 along with iPod Touch I'm able to launch clips of my music in Ableton Live in a format that is modular and totally flexible to my liking. In a sense as a beatmaker I can basically become a virtual DJ and "spin" my own tracks. Below I posted a video of me practicing on the APC40 at my homeboy DJ Marquee's crib. The songs I play are called "Never Over" and "Dusted Ghost (gotta say it)". Both were composed by me in collaboration with my production partner Morgan Wiley. Enjoy!!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

We Have Funk, We Have Gaga, We Have Gaga Funk


I do not know what it is about Lady Gaga, but I am intrigued with her. She's not the greatest singer and/or songwriter and to be honest with you, I'm not really familiar with her music. Call it a guilty pleasure I guess, or maybe it's the fact she's from the city I spent my formative years in but her over-the-topness magnetically attracts me. On the other hand, P-Funk is one of my major influences in music and in life. I was a maggot brain and a clone of Dr Funkenstein before I ever picked up the mic to spit a verse. I mean cmon, the name of my blog is "The SpaceShip Has Landed" for Pete's sake!!! It's obvious that I make my funk the P-Funk, 'cause I want the bomb! So I decided to do beat gene splicing in the lab by mixing a little bit of P-Funk and a little bit of Gaga with some De La Soul thrown in for good measure and the result is posted below. It's kinda like making a peanut butter and bacon sandwich, a little nasty sounding at first but after the first taste you are hooookedddd (btw which was my favorite lunch as a kid). Gaga should consider her lucky because (not just ) Knee Deep is my favorite song of all time. Now if I could only stop stalking her ass!!! Lol Enjoy!!!!!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

We Have Video pt2

Some old new stuff of me rocking on the APC40. I posted this on YouTube awhile back, figured it was worth revisiting. Enjoy!

Monday, April 5, 2010

We Have Art, We Have Technology, We Have Magic


As you well know, I'm fresh off my visit to the sunshine state. The Winter Music Conference was... well I didn't actually go to the conference at all but I did reap the benefits during my stay in South Beach. The weather was gorgeous in contrast to back home in miserable ass NYC. I ran into alot of good peoples and made some contacts with people I needed to know. The women on South Beach were absolutely out of control. A whole bunch of Lady Gagas, Beyonces and Lil Kims running around half naked ( I know, I know I'm married but I ain't blind). The plastic was on serious display if you know what I mean.
Speaking of plastic, that brings me to the whole point of my blog. My main objective of going to the conference was to get my music to as many d.j's and tastemakers as possible. I thought to myself "What can I do to make Paze Infinite standout without making an ass of myself by wearing a panda suit or something like that (don't laugh, people will do anything for attention..ie. Lady Gaga)?" After much research, I decided to go with download cards. These cards have all my pertinent information on them, plus there's a special access code that you can type into a download manager on my website and redeem The Spaceship Has Landed mixtape , artwork and video from me. I'm all about new technology and cds are dinosaurs. Plus, they're way sexier than handing out cds and you can just put it in your wallet like a business card. Peoples eyes magically lit up when I handed the SpaceShip Has Landed mixtape cards out. If you see me in the streets, holla at me and I'll gladly give you one. The artwork that was designed for the cards was done by my homeboy Mistah Metro. You can check out his artwork at ORANGATANG JOE . My dude is nasty with pen and with the tattoos. Holla at him and tell him Paze sent you.

Friday, March 26, 2010

We Have Fun in the Sun part deux

Day 2 : Thursday 25 Mar 2010 at the Winter Music Conference in Miami. That's funny! The only time I've really been to the actual conference was when I picked up my registration badge this morning. Yeah after getting some sound advice from some good people like my boy Rich Medina, I went and did the opposite by actually registering for the conference. What a dumb ass. Oh well, live and learn. So after that short adventure, I went to the airport to pick up my main dude Mazzi. Me and Mazzi go back to my emceeing days when we had a group called The Ancients and we've been close friends ever since. Mazzi has gone on to be somewhat of a underground celebrity and his connections were absolutely invaluable to my getting my grind on today. As we walked up and down Collins, everybody seem to know him and he introduced me to many deejays. From there I was able to give them my new mashtape via download cards which seem to impress the hell out of everybody. In the words of the legendary King Britt when I handed him one " Now this is a business card!" We went to a lot of parties up and down South Beach without spending a red cent. I'm beginning to feel that my hard work is starting to finally pay off. What a great day! Peep the video below for more detalis.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

We Have Fun in the Sun pt 1

Party people! It's been a hot minute since I've updated this blog, mainly because I've been preparing for this trip to Miami. After years of procrastinating and putting it off, I finally made the trip to the Mecca of dance music events, the Winter Music Conference! This is the first in a series of updates detailing my stay in the sunshine state. I'm down here mingling with some people, handing out some product (Oh, I didn't tell you?! The SpaceShip Has Landed the mixtape is here!) and making the rounds. Today wasn't too involved being that I got to Miami a few hours past my ETA (Thanks alot JFK and American Airlines) and I was kinda tired so I didn't party too late. But tomorrow, well today I got a full schedule ahead of me, so I'm a catch a few winks beofre I get on the grind again. Peep the quick video posted below to get yourself up to speed. I'll holla back 1ne million.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

We Have Percussion


My production partner Morgan Wiley and I make up the production / performance duo known as SYNFINITE. For the past couple of months we've been working with this magnificent gospel / house singer named Karl Dixon. For our first song together, we decided to do a remake to the classic disco party starter "Love Hangover" by the original diva herself Diana Ross. But due to time constraints and prior commitments on all parties involved we've never quite finished the track and this has been going for some time now. Finally Morgan and I decided to set apart some time to do some serious work on this song. All the vocals were pretty much done, we just needed to do some overdubs. Morgan got in contact with a new acquaintance of his named Andrew Frawley to lay down some live percussion over the programmed drums I had tracked. Well long story short, the "Thing Hitter" came thru to Midnight Sun Studios in a big way and resuscitated this song back to life. Percussion, percussion and more percussion! Djimbe, congas, shakers, cowbells and drum kits put this track in the place it needed to be. Which is good because Karl has been pretty anxious to get this track done and I at least wanted the instrumentation tracked if not mixed by the time he comes back from Brazil in a couple days. Andrew Frawley's music can be heard at BIG DRUM. Oh happy day!
A couple of scenes of Andrew Frawley hitting things

Thursday, February 25, 2010

We Have Dedication


About two months ago, I traveled to the beautiful country of Panama for Christmas vacation. I hadn't been there in over... well let's just say I haven't been there since I was a kid. My mother and aunt bought a lovely home together in the Brisas del Gulf section of Panama City after they retired from their respective jobs in the states and I needed to see what all the fuss was about. Needless to say, I fell in love with the country. I told my mom that I was coming to Panama to take a breather from the rat race in NYC and really did not have much desire to see family I haven't seen in ages. My mother complied with my wishes on the one condition that we go see my "uncle" Bull who was in the terminal stages of cancer which I most readily agreed to. When we went to go see him, the person that greeted us was a shrunken shell of the man that gave me the nickname "Brukfoot" when I was a toddler. I needed corrective shoes when i was about one to two years old to straighten out my legs and since then Bull has always called me that. Looking around his empty apartment sparsely decorated with his meager possessions, I saw Bull as a man that was ready to leave this plane. In a dark corner I spied a stack of vinyl LPs. Being the record digger that I am, I couldn't help being magnetically attracted by their gravitational pull. Rare old school gems from Panamanian labels like Tamayo , Sally Ruth and Taboga just sitting there for the taking.
Long story short, Bull said I was free to take any record that I desired and whatever I didn't take he would leave in his will for me. My aunt reprimanded for taking the last vestiges of Bull's legacy while my mother advised me to take all the records now while I can and whatever I can't carry on the plane I should leave at her house to pick up at a later date. When we finished our visit, Bull looked at me and said in an optimistic tone "Don't worry, Brukfoot. You'll see me again." On February 24, 2010, Sydney "Bull" Brathwaite succumbed to his battle against cancer but he was right about one thing, every time I play these pieces of history I see him. Bull, you will be missed. Love Brukfoot.


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Me, my aunt Fina and my uncle Bull. We did not plan that pose.

los mozambiques

Los Mozambiques, a salsa and cumbia group that recorded on the Tamayo label. One of the gems I inherited from Uncle Bull

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Ismael Rivera and his classic salsa album Traigo de Todo

Saturday, February 20, 2010

We Have Orbit


Here is another video post from the Synfinite jam session at Midnight Sun Studios that we did a few weeks back. The name of this song is called Annunaki Arriving. As always, a great place to hear our music is @ SYNFINITE and @ PAZE INFINITE. Enjoy!

Friday, February 12, 2010

We Have Liftoff


The Spaceship Has Landed? What does it mean? For those that know me offline, they know that over the past couple of months I've been in a transformation phase, evolving from a lyricist to beatmaker/producer to performance artist. My production partner Morgan Wiley and I have formed a production team / performance band called SYNFINITE. We make sexy electronic music with hints of hip hop, funk, brazil electro, broken beat and jazz. With Morgan on keyboards / analog synthizers and me on the Akai APC40 and various software programs, we have the technology to build a spaceship made of music. Well anyway, a couple of weeks ago we had our first official jam session at Midnight Sun Studios in Brooklyn NY. Posted below is a snippet of the session. The Spaceship Has Ofiicially Lifted Off! Enjoy

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Touch it, Flip it, Rock it, Rip it


Using my Ipod Touch, TouchOSC an app for the Ipod Touch,Osculator, Ableton Live 8 and Max for Live I performed this little joint in my creative space/ office. Sorry for the poor quality of the video, but I'm sure you'll get the point of what I am doing here. For more of my music check out www.myspace.com/pazer and www.myspace.com/synfinite. Enjoy

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

We Have Pix and Flix

On sat 31 Jan 2010, my production partner Morgan Wiley and I who are collectively known as Synfinite had a jam session at Midnight Sun Studios which is co-owned by Morgan and his business partner Andrew Raposo. The studio is home to a collective of artists and bands including Synfinite, Jessica 6 (which consists of Morgan on keys and Andrew on bass), Midnight Magic (a disco band that Morgan and Andrew play in) and Tippy Toes ( yet another incredible band featuring Morgan and Andrew). Morgan and I have been working together for the past couple of years on a few tracks here and there. We decided to go from a production team to a performing entity. The following pictures document this transformation courtesy of my good friend Andrew Williams. My lovely wife Sophie videotaped the jam session. I will post some snippets of the sessions in the next few days. For right now enjoy. Oh btw, a great to hear some of my music is @ www.myspace.com/pazer and www.myspace.com/synfinite

Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.

We Have Video!

A few months back I posted a couple of videos on YouTube of me practicing a live set on my Akai APC40 Ableton Controller. This is a work in progress, so you'll have to excuse the mistakes. The name of this song is called Lemonade Strawberry. More videos to come.

The Spaceship Has Landed


For those who don't know me, my name is Paze Infinite. I'm a beatmaker, producer, songwriter and lyricist based in New York City. I started this blog to make the world at large familiar with certain musical endeavors I've embarked as well as giving an inside view to what I do . The reason why I called this blog "The Spaceship Has Landed" is because I've always considered myself as an astronaut that is traveling through different worlds using music as a spaceship. As I evolve as a creative being, the "spaceship" gets upgraded and right now I'm performing a serious upgrade as I transition from making and producing music to actually performing live using cutting edge technology as a controllerist. So with out further ado, I welcome you to my blog and I will make an honest effort to update it as often as I can. Enjoy.