Remix – Stretch

I was listening to an old house record the other day that remixed this classic tune. I figured I’d make a more aggressive version of it for fun. I wanted to keep that lo-fi sound of the original song and the house remix. Threw some reverb on a kick drum, added a sub, tossed in some hi-hats, sampled the record, and spent the afternoon arranging and mixing. Track can be downloaded from Soundcloud. Enjoy.

Odyssey 2016-10-22

On my birthday last year I was invited to play a live set at Portland’s premier late night dance party Odyssey. I used an Ocktatrack as my hub feeding a TR8 and a Circuit into it. Other than a couple misfires on the live resampling everything went pretty good and, more importantly, felt good to play. The room kept moving so I say it was a success. Listening back to this after a few months I wish i had taken the time to pull a few of these pieces out and built tracks out of them . Pretty sure everything has been deleted or written over by now. Oops.

Skid Plate

Just stumbled upon this gem from 2015. This was when I was just getting my Euro Rack setup going and messing around with Ableton and video clips.

Project Techno #7

 Randomly ended up on this collection.  Weird.

https://www.beatport.com/release/project-techno-vol-7/1888227

SubSpec Podcast #20

It’s a great feeling to hear something you’ve created included in someone else’s set. Thanks to Josh at SubSpec for including Cubic Inches in his podcast.

What the hell is going on with your naming?

Once upon a time I started naming all my techno tracks after motorcycle parts. It’s something I know well and it’s easy to pull a part name out of my head when I’m rendering a project. For some reason it felt weird to go back and rename tracks to something ‘cool’ or ‘meaningful’. The bad thing is the names seam a bit weird to non gear heads. Good thing is the track names stick out on web pages. Probably a good thing in a world where anyone can release music.

SubSensory #80 – Cubic Inches

Honored to have these 3 tracks published on SubSensory‘s 80th release. Congrats to them for sticking to their guns year after year.

I built these tracks some time ago. All three tracks on this release were born from trying out different styles of composing once the core loops were built.

Rotor

I was heavy into the ‘Mr. Robot’ TV series and this rant from the main character really stuck with me.

It’s sort of a bummer when I publish something and make it available for download on Soundcloud and I see one person downloaded it. I feel like this is one of the best things I’ve ever put together and the two times I got to drop it on a dance floor people were into it. Sometimes it’s difficult to detach from something and look at it objectively. Sometimes it’s also nice to just look at the world and yell ‘fuck society’ and then drop  a giant synth riff.

Bleeder – Unreleased

Sometimes I hear something in a movie or documentary that resonates with me so much that I build a track around it. Bleeder is one such track. Soon as I track down the documentary is from I’ll post it here. This is available for download from Soundcloud.

UKR #117

Remixed one of JAK’s tracks for the Seattle based able UKR. I slammed this remix out one weekend. Too fast actually as the original baseline was off a bit. Couple edits later and the track sounded a lot better.