I laughed the other day at a post from underground house music legend Steve Mac mentioning a promo he had received that featured ‘a big ship noise’ It suddenly occurred to me that perhaps they meant a lighthouse foghorn, much like the one beautifully recreated in Spitfire Audio’s excellent LABS series https://labs.spitfireaudio.com/foghorn and a sound…Keep reading
Man, I’m so thankful for all the support received on the new single “Such A Shame”. Something has really resonated with people on this one and I reckon it’s largely down to it being an exceptionally written original song with an exceptional performance. Several weeks after release it’s still in the Traxsource Garage Top 10…Keep reading
So the brand new release is up now on exclusive Traxsource pre-order here – https://www.traxsource.com/title/1847124/such-a-shame-mixes It’s an original song featuring the incredible vocals/songwriting of Kayleigh Gibson and comes in 3 mixes covering Soulful House, Garage House and Deep House. Right now you can listen to edits from the full tracks up on the Traxsource player…Keep reading
So I was listening to a Louie Vega twitch session the other day and this super interesting dubby and trippy track came on with weird vocals that reminded me of someone that I couldn’t quite put my finger on. The track went on for some time, about ten minutes and featured what sounded like reel…Keep reading
Want to learn the subtleties of programming drum elements with the help of velocity? This maschine video has techniques that can be applied to any platform for realistic shaker, tambourine and hi hat patterns. Essential viewing for beginners!Keep reading
This incredible plugin is now free. It’s a complete orchestra and it’s yours from Spitfire Audio, purveyors of high quality sample libraries. https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/bbc-symphony-orchestra-discover/ Why do I love it? Good question, how about you learn where all the instruments sit on the stage! Invaluable for classical music students starting out on their journey. If you’ve not…Keep reading
So last night I did a trolley dash of new #garagehouse tracks on Traxsource and put them into a live mix on Twitch.tv/dannyjlewis but little did I know that one of the kids had been playing with my crossfader switches on the front of the Traktor S4 and the left channel was playing at all…Keep reading
Marc Cotterell and I are running the show on the brand new TRAXSOURCE LIVE! Garage Session #199. Marc plays the first hour and I’ve gotta say it’s an exceptional selection that is truly reminiscent of the classic days I used to spend avidly listening to DJs like Brian Tappert in the Soulfuric heyday. It’s a…Keep reading
There’s a great deal on at the moment that brings serious discount on Kilohearts plugins. I’ve not really paid attention to them prior to be honest until I saw recently some sound design videos using Phase Plant on twitter that were incredible. So I took the plunge and bought it and instantly I’ve taken to…Keep reading
If you’ve been watching my videos you’ll see that regularly I’m using the Korg Triton plugin and now more recently the Extreme iteration and it’s what helps me get the authentic old school sound I love. Now let’s talk about that ‘sound’ and how I’ve totally been missing a trick on this amazing plugin. Yes…Keep reading
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