California based Producer Minnesota has become one of my favorite artists in the electronic scene over the past year or so. His “Eternal Frequencies” ep dropped earlier this year, and the 2 song masterpiece has been on repeat for me regularly.
Fast forward to mid-July. Gravitas Recordings hit me up to do an official remix, but the timing couldn’t have been more awkward. I was in the process of moving out of our Brooklyn apt (on the 3rd story nonetheless), and was spending a lot of time with my new baby girl Xyla. Well 3 weeks after my move, they hit me up and said we are releasing the Minnesota remix ep this next week, you want in?
I was about to hit the road again, so I had exactly one day to make something happen. “Why not?” I said. “Nothing like a quick deadline to help make some magic happen.”
So here you go. Nothing quite like a deadline. Pick up the full ep via Gravitas too via the DL button. It’s got a full spectrum of remixes from a lot of great artists like Ill-Esha, Psymbionic, CryWolf and more.
“D.V.S* is one of those producers that can dip into a genre that I don’t usually touch and make me like it. This starts off as a heady house record, then drops to halftime and loops in some trap hats. It’s an incredibly fun record, and pulls emotion from a tempo that I don’t often look to for inspiration.
The musical ability of D.V.S* is absolutely mind-blowing. SImilar to his live performance, you will be met with unique tunes backed with live guitar in a form that very few producers can effectively pull off. ”Bloom” fits this ever-evolving mold perfectly. It’s a bit different, and we love it.”
Remixing The Beatles is serious business. Their music has an unspoken “Do Not Enter Sign” around it.
If you just add some 808′s, claps, and lasers, you’ll (hopefully) be burned at the stake. You really have to go for it, and attempt to make the song fresh again, knowing that the original is unbeatable in the first place.
As a guitarist, “Because” has always been a bullseye track for me. The chord progression is like dark chocolate, and the vocals are like a fine red wine, making it perfect inspiration for a melodic dubstep remix.
Last week I dropped my dubstep/chillstep rendition of Pink Floyd’s “Us and Them.” It’s clocked in around 4,000 plays in the first week. Thanks for the love!
After 5 weeks of touring the northeast and south, I’m chilin’ in NYC for a bit. On Thurs Nov 1st, I’ll be participating in an Ableton seminar at Tekserve. It will be streaming live on the net. For more info visit: http://shocklee.com/2012/09/nyc-save-the-date-next-ableton-advanced-users-meetup-is-thursday-november-1st/
Thanks to all the friends that came through and convinced The New Deal to have me as their last opening act ever. This song is an ode to the end of the year, the New Deal’s career, and the Mayan calendar of course.
While I was in Denver last month, supporting the new double album, I sat down for an interview with DMTv. I talked a bit about why I released 30 songs at once, and how I describe my music. They included shots from the Summit Music Hall show that night.
Friday Dec 16- Gravitas Records presents Winter Solstice
Hotel Vegas- Austin, TX
Sat Dec 17- Pretty Lights Music Showcase
Green Elephant- Dallas TX
Fri Dec 30- supporting the New Deal (Phish late-night)
Highline Ballroom- NY, NY
Sat Dec 31- Deathwaltz NYE party
Triumph Brewery- Philadelphia, PA