Weird Al – White ‘N’ Nerdy – Nearly 12,000 plays?! Also: NEWS!

I have no idea how this happened, but as I write this, my Weird Al remix has gotten nearly 12,000 plays on Soundcloud. This is crazy, but I’m quite pleased! If anyone knows where all these random plays came from, PLEASE tell me! I’m averaging about 700 plays or so per week at this point, and it’s staying steady. I’m kinda blown away, to be honest. If you’ve somehow missed it, here it is:

Weird Al – White and Nerdy (Flexstyle Dubstep Remix) by Flexstyle

Now, you may also want a download of it, and since I’m too cheap to pay for a more full-featured version of SoundCloud (for now, unless anyone cares to donate? as if….), I’ve run out of downloads on that site. Never fear! If you right-click this link right here, hit “save as” or “save link as” or something along those lines, you too can have an unholy slice of remixed Weird Al dubstep goodness!

 

“That’s great,” you may say, “but what about NEW music?”  Unfortunately, I haven’t had a lot of time for that lately. I’m working full-time over the summer, and any spare music-making time I have is usually devoted to remix projects and commissioned work for some independent video game stuff. That’s right, I am indeed working on some game music and sound effects these days! Living the dream, that’s me. Seriously, I’d love to make music for video games on a full-time basis someday, and I’m happy to get started even with the small amount I’m doing right now.  Don’t worry, you’ll hear some new remixes from me soon when I’m at liberty to share ’em. I’ve got a remix I did for SGX in the pipeline, just waiting for his green light, and there’s this little project called “Double the Trouble,” aka the single biggest remix project every undertaken at OCRemix, that I’m doing all the mastering and gapless playback work for, as well as contributing something close to 10 remixes myself. Ouch.

 

All that to say that I’m an extremely busy fellow, but not to worry–you’ll be hearing from me as soon as I’ve got new music ready to showcase. Count on it!

 

Until next time!

ACIDplanet.com 8-Pack Battle Tournament 2010: Round 1

Anyone who’s ever frequented the forums over at acidplanet.com may be familiar with the process of 8-pack battling. For those who aren’t, here’s a quick summary–Acidplanet releases an “8-pack” of loops every week (more like 20 loops, these days), for free download. Members of the AP forum take these loops and attempt to create songs out of them, using nothing but the loops themselves and various effects. They then post the songs to the forums in 1v1 battles, and people vote on which song they like better in the battle forum.

This week’s 8pack, “Why Question Mark,” kinda sucked, at least for a heavily electronica-focused musician like me. The drums were garbage, and there weren’t any nice long single-note stretches for me to mangle. This is what I’ve come up with, though, and I think it’s got some merit. I actually only used a few samples from the pack….and I bet nobody can guess which ones they were! (okay, the drums should be easy enough, but the melodics?)

This song is called “I Hate the Status Quo,” and you can play it here:

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The Beatards – Don’t Step On My Sneakers (Flexstyle Remix)

I’ve recently been enjoying a song called “Don’t Step On My Sneakers,” by a New York City-based rap group called The Beatards. The original song is a very upbeat, very infectious, slightly dubstep-inspired rap tune, which you can listen to here on YouTube. Just so happened that I was able to get the a capella (vocals-only) track off their website, so I threw it on top of an original beat I created. Enjoy!

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BT – Force of Gravity (Flexstyle’s Chilloniq Remix)

I was browsing my folder of remix material late one night and happened across the files for this great BT song. I’ve been wanting to remix this song for a long time, but I resisted the temptation to create a standard trance remix. Mind you, this song is heavily trance-influenced, but by no means does it fit into the trance genre. It’s more of an electronica-infused R&B sort of number. Enjoy!  This player *should* allow you to download the song–should be a button for it on the side or something.

For all you FL Studio 9.1 users out there, feel free to download the project .zip file and see how I made this song. You’ll need the Fish Fillets pack of VST plugins, the Kjaerhus Classic series of plugins (particularly the Master Limiter and Delay), and dBlue Crusher, all freeware.  The song makes liberal use of Toxic Biohazard, which I recommend buying as it’s a really good synth, and which comes with FL Studio 9 as a demo.

Essence of Lime – a Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages remix album

I recently had the privilege of contributing two tracks to this unofficial but still very OCRemix-related album. It’s a two-disc digital release, remixing most of the Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages soundtrack. Both of my tracks are on the second disc, but download the entire thing and see what you think! There’s a lot of great music here to be had, so enjoy!

Essence of Lime

Pardon my dust + another free song

As you may be able to tell, I’m doing some work on this here site. Pardon the messy look for a while, if you’d be so kind, as I’m continuing to work around here.

In the meantime, enjoy this remix of the demo song from FL Studio 6 that I did a while back. One of my favorite remixes I’ve done so far, honestly, even if it is quite cheesy. Right-click here and hit “save as” or “save target as” to download, or just listen below.

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Experimental electronic industrial rawk – Industry

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This is a new track I completed a little while ago. It’s meant to be played in a continuous loop – like in a game environment or something, where you’re fighting a boss, or maybe for a title screen, or whatever. Enjoy!