AbdeCaf Top 5
He has been likened to Clams Casino, SBTRKT, James Blake and Balam Acab. Listening to the young producer's tracks, it becomes certain that each song was created to be an experience for the listener, and not just passive instrumentation.
His Unravel EP was released for free download in early 2012 and includes Diplo favorite "Feed Your Brain".
The William Morris Endeavor picked up AbdeCaf off the strength of this EP alone, and with a few of the biggest electronic music festivals to serve as his first live performances AbdeCaf is poised to round out 2012 with two more EP's Rebuild, and Triumph and claim his place in Electronic Music history.
Tech Bass (Chemical Synths Refill 1/ Subtractor/ Tech Bass)
I used this bass on Feed Your Brain, the single that started it all, I love the sound. Currently playing with it for a remix of The Chevin's "Champion". The deep and oscillating bass is beyond appealing not just for my ears but to add depth into any track you drop it on.
Flame Strike (Custom Patch)
I made this patch when playing around with ideas for a new track to begin my second EP "Rebuild" with. I ended up creating Old Flame using this sound as the main instrument for the lead chord progression. I have affectionately dubbed it Flame Strike.
Niklas Flyckt Fat n Ambience (Yamaha) Combinator (Reason Pianos / -Piano Patches/ -Producer Pianos)
This patch is the most full and beautiful sounding Piano I've encountered so far. I've used it in a vast majority of my work including "Faded and Loveless/ Feed Your Brain/ Themes to My Grief". It's the standard in my soundbank when it comes to Piano sounds.
I found an RNS session file on a forum once and the file contained the most perfect 8 bit chiptune patches. I used this session and this sound specifically to craft "Sight Unseen" one of my more upbeat and complex tracks. The sound of old N64/ Nintendo consoles has always been something I enjoy incorporating into my tracks because I played a lot of video games with beautifully composed 8bit music as a child.
Bass Texture (SR 3 Bass/ Bass Synth)
Simply the thickest, deepest bass I've ever used in Reason. It's also a staple in my productions, every production from "Rebuild", to "Sense Concern" to "Regret" to "Mecca" uses this bass specifically. I love to amplify it with bass dynamic effect patches and then master it, it's a rightfully low, and deeply rumbling bass. One of my favorite things to hear on those lush and heavy sound systems when playing festivals.
Michael Rasbury Top Five
Michael teaches Sound Design at the University of Virginia. In 2001, he toured with John Cage’s "An Alphabet".
Josh Head Top Five
Emery is a Post-Hardcore band from Rock Hill, South Carolina currently based in Seattle, Washington.
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