If you haven’t heard in my previous post, Man on Mars is a concept EP of one man’s journey to Mars and back. This theme is driven by grooving low end and enchanting and sometimes haunting melodies. Just a little over 23 minutes, it’s an album you can sit and drift away in your own version of the story or get caught up in the rhythms.
My debut EP, of all original music, Man on Mars lands on May 1st.
Man on Mars is a concept album of an astronaut and his journey to Mars and back.
There will also be a Release Party at Grand Star Jazz Club on May 1st at 9pm. If you are in the Los Angeles Area, come out, other Space Circus residents will be performing and Special Guest like Captain Kirk and Repeated Measures. If you download the whole EP you may get a bonus track or two.
Team Supreme is a weekly Beat Cypher here in L.A., that is regulated by a sample and a BPM and is usually available to a select few. This week though, they had open submissions and mine was selected. “The Calm” is exactly that, hope you enjoy.
This sample we all recieved was great, Ventla’s “Technical Support“, and I had fun with it. Check out the other flips.
I’m starting a series, called Cooking Up Beats with Josh Spoon, where I share how I make music and what I’ve learned. This is the first and an overview of Ableton Live 9‘s Max for Live devices, Envelope Follower, LFO and an instrument I made called My Favorite Martian (donations excepted )
I don’t know everything about James Yancey but one thing I do know is he inspired me to do my own thing and there is a world of people who like instrumental experimental hip hop. If it wasn’t for stumbling on to him, I’d probably be trying to sell $5 beats on sound click. Which I don’t knock but I don’t think it’s for me. Listening to him and DOOM taught me I got to express myself how I express myself and not to rely on someone else to get that expression out.
Here’s a Spotify playlist I made of some of my favorites.