23 February 2014 -
The progressive trance masterclass I wrote for Computer Music Magazine is out on the 26 March in CM203. The feature will take you through the creation of a prog trance track, from start to finish. You can recreate the track in your DAW (midi and audio files are included). There will also be a video tutorial on the DVD.
22 February 2014 -
Parts 2 and 3 of my tutorial on producing liquid drum & bass in Studio One Pro are now up on my tutorial page. These parts cover developing the track / mixing it down / mastering.
7 January 2014 -
I’ve started my series of dance music production tutorials with a tutorial on making vocal liquid drum and bass in Studio One Pro, focusing mainly on my creative process, but also covering some technical areas such as mixing. Later videos will cover progressive house, progressive trance, atmospheric breaks, and maybe a bit of atmospheric dubstep. Check out the first video here.
31 December 2013 -
My friend Adam Fielding has just released a free single called 'Are You With Me?' He also released the stems so that people can have a go at remixing it, so that's what I've done :) My remix is a laid back progressive house track, produced in Studio One Pro 2.6, mainly using Spire and Omnisphere. You can download the track for free by selecting it in the SoundCloud player above and clicking on download. Happy New Year :)
29 June 2013 -
Back in 2009 when I was using Reason 4 and Ableton Live 8 I made a tech trance track called Smartbombed. It’s been sitting on my hard drive ever since so I thought I’d release it for free, check it out in the SoundCloud player.
19 June 2013 -
I’ve produced a symphonic breaks track called ‘Celestial Dragon’ based on a cello sample I’ve taken from the soundtrack to the movie ‘Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon’. You can download it for free from the SoundCloud player above.
1 June 2013 -
I’m currently working on an album of radio cues in conjunction with a BBC radio producer who has worked for BBC Radio 1, 5Live and BBC local radio. The initial idea is to produce 10 cutting edge dance tracks, each with a 2 minute ‘full’ mix, a 30 second ‘full mix, a 2 minute ‘thin’ (stripped back) mix, and a 30 second ‘thin’ mix. The tracks will be used for radio DJ’s to talk over, and will also be used for short TV segments. You can hear a couple of them in the SoundCloud player above.
13 May 2013 -
My remix of Aaron Gray’s ‘So I Did’ is out now on SolarStone’s social networking label ‘solarSwarm’. This record label is a social networking label where members of the ‘solarSwarm’ vote on which tracks to sign, which remixers to commission, and also the release artwork. My track ‘Jacinta’s Voyage’ went out on the label in 2011. ‘So I Did’ is a an ambient chillout piano track, and my remix of it is an atmospheric dubstep/breaks hybrid.
16 November 2012 -
My new track with Vicky Fee is out now on KULT Records. It’s a progressive trance/electro house hybrid with some really nice progressive house remixes from Andrea Bertolini & Vanshock and Szeifert vs Krash, as well as an instrumental mix. The acapella for Vicky’s really powerful vocals is also available for download. Check out the package in the SoundCloud Player above.
29 October 2012 -
My collaboration with Airwave entitled ‘Chase Childhood Monsters’ is out now on J00F Recordings as part of Airwave’s new album ‘Bright Lines’. It’s part dubstep, part trance with a bit of breaks. You can listen to it in (and buy it from) the SoundCloud Player above.