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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!