I’ve been getting the massive urge lately to roll out some new music. Probably because it’s long overdue. Unfortunately I’ve just been so busy with other responsibilities that it’s been tough to sit down for any lengthy period of time to thrash out some ideas. Of course I do have several ideas that I’ve thrown up on SoundCloud from last year that are available here.
Been kind of laid up with a nasty sinus infection from being worn down with so much other crap lately so I decided to actually mess around with the Garage Band app I have on my iPad. I think it was updated more recently and has some nifty new features and really isn’t half bad for what it is. I honestly think it may help me kickstart some ideas when I have a few minutes here and there. It’s a nice mobile way of getting things out. If you haven’t seen it it actually has several different instrument types and sub-types of keys, strings, drums, etc. I was actually able to get a few cool synth like sounds to mess around with a lead part and the thing even has cutoff and resonance! LOL. You can roll out some relatively nice drum patterns rather quickly as well and even quantize. Needless to say I may be kicking off more ideas this way in the near future.
I wanted to personally wish you a Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday.
Since I don’t use the mailing list often I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to give you a review of all the great happenings in 2013 and a glimpse of what’s to come in the new year!
Early 2013 saw me working on the second of my 2 remix EP’s entitled The Other Sides of Trance.Volume 1 proved extremely successful with 5 out of the 6 tracks appearing on The Weather Channel – Local on the 8’s!
For Volume 2, I took time to select the best tracks and worked closely with Nick Kisler and Eddie Easterly on guitar, mixing, and mastering for what I think is the finest recorded album yet. It was a hard first quarter of the year but it paid off later.
Once April rolled around I took a break to digest a lot of the hard work I put into the remixes and decided to shift gears to work on some new material with some fresh ideas I’ve had for several months. I was able to put out some great works in progress and even some solid demos. You can find these demos on my Official Soundcloud page.
Things ramped up again at the end of the summer and early autumn as I finally got to see everything come to life with the release of Volume 2 on August 29th! Track #2 on the album saw more airplay on The Weather Channel and had a nice 3 month run from September to early November!
If you missed any of these live on-air you can find dozens of the recordings from The Weather Channel and music fans on Youtube.
Unfortunately with the end of my track in November also saw big changes on The Weather Channel local forecast broadcasts so it remains to be seen whether or not they will continue with Independent music.
The last 3 months of 2013 saw some exciting things and awesome momentum going into 2014! Pandora said YES to my submission of Volume 2 and we should see it go live on Pandora Radio joining7 Steps to Resolutionsome time in January 2014. October/November also saw my highest position on the ReverbNation local, national, and global charts with me hitting #1 locally and breaking 100 for the National ranks. I once again find myself on the top charts heading into the new year and hope to capitalize on the Pandora and chart ranking exposure.
This brings us up to 2014 with much to look forward to. Some of the great things on tap for the coming year are:
Plans for a new release mid-year with all new material.
More work with Eddie on a Guitar Remixes album of some sort with all your favorite guitar tracks re-recorded and remixed onto one album!
I’ve been seriously considering doing my first live shows since college with all new equipment! I bought the new Traktor system earlier in 2013 and I’m putting together ideas for a live mix of music featuring live guitar! Possible show locations are here inRaleigh, NCandAtlanta, GA, home of Eddie Easterly.
I’ve also been approached about a possible side project and I’ve been looking into this more as it’s an interesting opportunity.
Well that’s all in a nutshell. I want to thank all the fans for reading and am really looking forward to sharing more great things with you in 2014!
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Finally, after several months of work, the album is now live on the majority of the digital networks including iTunes. Also physical CDs can be ordered from Amazon.com and the Official Trance Fury Store. Thanks to Nick Kisler, and Eddie Easterly for all the feedback, creativity, and hard work along the way to help make this possible!!
As I thought might happen, the track listing has changed just slightly. Replacing “Carolina Shore (DJ Liqui Fi Mix)” is “March (Lion and Lamb Mix). Carolina Shore will be on a remix EP due out this fall.
The Volume 2 EP is finished, mastered, and in hand! It will be live on The Official Store shortly and on all other major download sites in the next couple of weeks. For now you can still catch February (Mid-Winter Night Mix) on The Weather Channel and ReverbNation.
And don’t forget: To celebrate the release of Trance Fury’s Volume 2 EP get 20% off any Volume 1 merchandise at The Official Store. Use 20VOL2 at checkout. Good till August 31st!
We’re wrapping up the last guitar licks from Eddie Easterly and it will be sent for mastering this week. Here’s the tentative titles and track releases. It’s still subject to change but I’d say it’s pretty set.
1. The Dreamcatcher (Inception Mix)
2. February (Mid Winter Night Mix)
3. Carolina Shore (DJ Liqui Fi Mix)
4. Anger (Sieve Ochre Mix)
5. Florida Sun (Sieve Ochre Sunset Mix)
6. Neptune Moon (Gravitational Pull Mix)
Some great tracks and remixes and can’t wait to share them all. Look for them to be playing on your favorite net radio station, The Weather Channel, and on your iPod soon!
Dragging in the summer heat?? February (Mid Winter Night Mix) is back by popular demand w/ Eddie Easterly on Guitar. Catch it on Daytime and Overnight playlists through August on The Weather Channel – Local on the 8′s.
I recently received word that “February (Mid-Winter’s Night Mix)” will be playing on The Weather Channel – Local on the 8′s very soon! Perfect time to play a winter song in the dog days of summer! The track will also be available for listening and purchase on my ReverbNation page.