April 7, 2014
I’m excited to officially announce my upcoming electronic album, OldStyle. This album is a collaboration with my brother Dj CUTMAN. OldStyle is a collection of some of my favorite baroque pieces remixed into electronic dance music (EDM).
OldStyle features instrumental works by composers throughout the baroque era and throughout Europe. Both 17th and 18th centuries are represented, as well as French, Italian, English, and German styles. In that same vein, we tried to represent a number of styles present in the EDM genre as well—house, trap, hip hop, chiptune.
I think the more we explore music, the more we see how much of it is the same. I may have initially been drawn to baroque music because the sound was unique, but the more I study it, the more I find parallels with present day. I find it remarkable that something created 300 years ago can still convey a human experience—it reminds us…
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The Video Game DJ himself, DJ CUTMAN, just released his first mixtape in the new series ChipTuneMusic, a tribute to the artists who create music from old computers and video game systems. The 25 tracks were collected from the online Chiptune communities 8BitCollective.org and 8BitPeoples.com, websites that offer all of their releases for free. The 70 minute “mixtape” takes you on a journey through the undeniably fun and relentlessly danceable sounds of a ChipTuneMusic world.
You can learn more about DJ CUTMAN at his website, www.DjCUTMAN.com
February 8, 2010
Moving Box audio engineer Chris Davidson AKA Dj CUTMAN performed his first DJ set @ RETURN OF THE DEATH BEAR last week. After discovering the pimp-awesome music site SoundCloud, Chris posted his set online for anyone to listen to it (this means you!) He mixes familiar game tunes and covers with high quality arrangement and production. This isn’t an 8-bit orgy of square waves, all these tracks are all well-produced pieces of music. Chris says:
“I’m bringing something new to the table, only the best in video game remixes and chip-tune music. Remixing classic game tunes has been going on for a long time, but only a few tracks shine in the sea of under-produced and poorly-mixed remixes. Being an audio producer myself, I hope to highlight some of the awesome compositions and superb production skills of the incredible talent in the game remix and chip-tune communities.”
Wondering what some of these tracks are? Watch the video on Vimeo
October 12, 2009
I am intranced by this out of control Flash comic called NAWLZ.
“Nawls is a not-for-profit production exploring the capabilities of web technology to provide new immersive story experiences online”
It takes place in some super-future where astro-projection is possible through the use of mind-altering technology available at the consumer level. WHAT. What I meant is you can buy acid at Best Buy. Pretty out of control art and ideas, definitely worth checking out an issue or two.
Each issue features it’s own music, animation, and sound design. Very, very cool stuff.
October 12, 2009
August 26, 2009
If you’ve ever asked me to fix your mac before, now you don’t have to!
August 21, 2009
August 21, 2009
First new song in a while, actually got to mixing (two days). Did this in the [nearly] complete recording studio.
July 14, 2009
Trip to LA was absolutely crazy. Connor and I had some possible shitty situations thrown at us, but we persevered. When we landed in LA, the rental car we had reserved had their lot closed, and it if wasn’t for another bored traveler we probably would have waited for that bus for an hour. We went to one of the only open places, Avis, and managed to get a car. Only after Connor’s two credit cards wouldn’t go through and I had to put it on mine. People who were renting at that time were having problem with their cars, but we lucked out … except for the fact out XM radio had only one channel and our GPS was so old it was like a game of Pong powered by D batteries . But it’s fine, we made it to Connor’s boy’s place and crashed.
We woke up early and got some breakfast/lunch at Chipole, a really good burrito chain. Kind of kicked the crap out of Viva and That Burrito Place in Ithaca. Really good, fresh tortillas too that made a big difference.
After breakfast we took our friend “Stash” back to the place and plugged our bootleg GPS in and made it over to Twentieth Century Fox’s movie lot. We arrived with about two hours in which I dragged Connor around the whole goddamn place being a dork like “Look at all the shipping palettes they have!” “Oh shit imagine if we had that many C-Stands!” Got some Coffee at the “News Cafe”, practiced our pitch a little on some nice benches and arrived 15 minutes early to the Executive Building, to be led upstairs to the 3rd floor.
To wait for 20 minutes. “Oh, sorry guys, Mike is in a meeting, it’ll be another 20 minutes.” That’s cool, the chairs were comfy, we could wait, but in 20 minutes the same lady came out and told us our guy was too booked today and couldn’t meet with us. She asked us if we were available tomorrow. I sure as hell wasn’t, I had to get back and earn last months rent. But Connor worked his magic or something because she found us another guy to meet with: The VP of Digital Marketing. Very cool, he is also in charge of finding talent (like us!) and working on Internet based promotions and projects. Super awesome luck out. He was impressed with out pilot, we gave him a DVD and a pitch book. We also continued to chat with the lady, who turned out to be pretty high up on the corporate stepstool or stairs or whatever. A huge South Park fan, she gave us a list of other networks she thought were a good fit for Olympus Burger.
We left the meeting feeling really good. We chilled for a bit then headed over to Connor’s friends workplace, an education center for medical cannabis patients. Then I don’t remember what happened. Oh yeah, my plane got delayed, but it allowed for the following awesome fun: A drive through the upper class neighborhood, some crazy trees and bush… grooming… whateveryacallit.
Korean BBQ! Holy shit, this place was amazing. We met up with Connor’s old friend Han Jin and headed to Korea Town to an All You Can Eat Korean BBQ. I ate so much awesome beef, and a bunch of other things. I’m a little meat-drunk right now, andit’s awesome. I’m going to crash so seriously on the plane. Which is good, because I haven’t had a good night’s sleep since the day before we left.
Dad picked me up at the Airport and drove back to Ithaca, slept in the car a little… i think. Dad got to check out the studio, which was cool because he hadn’t seen it. Gave me some advice about the recording studio, very helpful.