the E.T.’s latest melodic electro house track is a well mixed 120 BPM adventure in the key of D.
I spent about 6 months producing the track and I got a lot out of trying to work with all of the different sounds and variations of the original melody that I was able to create. I used all of my production technology, which now includes Fabfilter PROQ3, Izotope’s Trash 2, Sylenth, Reaktor, and all of the native Ableton plugins.
Crave came together over the course of a few months, the layering of the lead synths took a while to plan. I feel like this is one of my best produced tracks yet and I certainly put a good amount of time into it.
It doesn’t exactly fit into what I am getting ready to create with my next album, but I certainly feel that the track is well written, so I am releasing it as possibly one of my last singles. I am feeling heavily into writing albums and am pretty excited about the idea of creating themes around the tracks to give them more purpose.
Electro-House and Modern EDM
For the past week I haven’t even been listening to much EDM. I’ve been actually getting really excited about older Pink Floyd tracks to find sounds that are more uniquely dissonant and distorted. Their older work certainly contains some mastery. This track is another experimental attempt at trying to create the sounds that meld together into a seizing rhythm of house beats.
Proko drops First Contact to unsuspecting humans everywhere. Troy Prokopowich is most certainly an upcoming artist to pay attention to, moreso than anyone (imho) except for his buddies G Jones, Yheti, Nasty Nasty and Bleep Bloop of whom equal attention ought to be paid. Proko released First Contact 3 days ago to a tremendous amount of support from the underground community on soundcloud. He’s been touring with G Jones for a while now and BassNectar is playing his tracks at live shows due to the incredible amount of bass and the ultra heavy riddims are ultra stupid dope yo.
I actually saw Proko live last year before Nasty Nasty and Proko’s show was great, though a bit unmemorable at the time. Honestly, I don’t remember him playing, I just remember really liking all the music right before dancing my ass off to Nasty Nasty. The event was in Colfax with this sweet, very new production company called Modern Illusion. Those kids throw a party, can’t wait to watch them evolve their events. Check ’em out in Colfax. The crowd was most certainly waiting for the headliner (NastyNasty), so I’m not super surprise I didn’t notice him as much. I don’t think his music was as evolved as this latest EP First Contact back then. But you know, maybe I was just not really paying attention.
Fast-forward a year and Proko’s dropping some of the best bass tunes out there, including his Abduction Mixtape. I like some of the songs even more than G Jones tracks, the basses are just so fresh and interlaced with spicy melodies and groovy drum beats. Check out PROKO’s EP on the soon-to-die platform(just kiiiiiidddddding) Soundcloud.
The First Contact EP
TFF – An intro to the sound of the album, this track is as grimey as it is heavy. A great introduction to the sound design of the album, this track will get you movin.
First Contact – The primary track of the album doesn’t disappoint in any way. The complexity of the sound design is nothing short of sensational. The alien vibes are all too apparent in the track’s sound design. A lot of the sound design reminds me of G Jones, but with a unique spin. This is my favorite track of the album, so much so that I might have to remix it…
Block Streets – Block Streets was release a few weeks earlier than the album and sets the standard for the entire EP. Heavy reverb punctuates nearly every sound and a definite feel of alien voices speaking to you.
Flip it – Flip it is a trippy psychedelic track that continues Proko’s style of alien leads and grimey reese basslines, this track is yyyyuge!! Check out that future trap!
Loud (ft. Nasty Nasty) – Loud is a track to listen to over and over; Nasty Nasty brings his sound to compliment Proko’s. Together they’ve created an illustrious bass-scape that leaves you wondering where the fuck your mind just went.
What I love (creating tracks like Pusher – the E.T.)
Creating music like Pusher – the E.T. is my passion. There is only one other thing that I like to do as much as make music and that is practicing yoga. The two are very equal in my mind. Kind of like opposite ends of a coin. Music is a huge reason that I have been identifying to heavily with Taoism.
The two arts have many similarities, and in my experience they occupy kind of the same space. Actually, let’s include teaching yoga in that list, even though teaching yoga feels like much more work than either music or practicing yoga. All three help me to hone my creativity into passions that help me to grow as an individual. My music is in its adolescence, but my yoga is pretty mature (after nearly a decade of practicing). Teaching is becoming more and more of a rock for my mind to output creativity, though it is very taxing and it requires tons of energy.
Making music all the time
Sitting down in front of a computer for 8 hours and just writing music for that entire time has become somewhat second nature to me. I’ve even started going all day, for about 12 hours, though its pretty much impossible to do multiple days of that in a row and still make a quality end-product. I feel like that hard work will make my success inevitable, my sound will just be so polished and powerful.
Recently I bought some new software that I am very excited to use in all of my productions. I am working towards a new computer that is ultra fast. But really, nothing holds me back from pursuing the dreamy kind of soundscapy electro bass house that I’ve always loved. Now, I can do it my way, in my own style.
My latest music video for Pusher is a good example of a track that is perfect for a 3D immersive video experience, but I don’t yet have 3D software. I did my best with Magic Visualizer and this is the result, let me know what you think of it!
Pusher – the E.T. (music video)
The E.T. is is creating tons of new music
I also have several other tracks that I am really looking forward to releasing! I’ve sent some to labels, but I think I am going to plan on releasing the album around 9/1. I am trying to get full artwork created for all of the tracks, so here’s to collaborating with other artists! Also, I am making a collaborative track with Beefus B. Stoked on it, his sound is ultra unique.
Also, I am participating in this contest thing with Bruce Lee lyrics. My track is almost composed, just working on the bass for the drops. Check out the trailer, its hilarious: www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNiY01C75xg
Check back soon for more yoga, music, and updates about my art.