I’m In L.A. Know anyone that needs a sublet or even maybe even a roommate for several months?

Hey e’rybody!  Hope you’re well!!
Currently in LA for a bit of work and learnin’.  Do you know anyone (or anyone that knows anyone) that needs a sublet or maybe even a roommate for several months?  I’m clean; feed and walk myself; am potty trained; and rarely bark.
And AirBNB and/or hotels is great and all, but slowly bleeding me dry.  Been checking CL, WestSide Rentals, and a few others, but do let me know if you know any other services or peoples (for month-to-month or sublet).  Thanks a million!!

Blizzard of New Music! @petshopboys @MassiveAttackUK @underworldlive @ChemBros

Ritual Spirit

So I dunno if it’s because they heard about the epic NYC blizzard and wanted to help out or what, but the great new music dropping left and right in the past few days is a wonderful blizzard all it’s own!







New Pet Shop Boys – https://open.spotify.com/track/0rQR1onx4JJcoMbyHaQHqf

New Underworld – https://open.spotify.com/track/36wXuy4SNe7yvE1OdOEGcX

New Chemical Brothers vid – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BC2dRkm8ATU

And my current fave of the bunch I’m excited about, new Massive Attack! (I’ve heard it, it’s HOT!) – http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/01/massive-attack-tease-release-of-ritual-spirit-ep/

The Album Release Cycle And The Band That Proved The Power Of Digital 7 Years Ago

Yes, I’m that much of a navel-gazing nerd that I find this interesting . . .

“This article offers a breakdown of the album release cycle explaining why, in the digital age, the conventional timeline for releasing and promoting an album is riddled with inefficiencies and examines how one metalcore band figured out the right way of doing it way back in 2008.”

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Ableton Musical Gold Dust Indeed! @AskAudioMag @NI_News






Recently got my hands on Komplete Ultimate 10 (http://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/komplete/bundles/komplete-10-ultimate/), but work’s been kicking my ass so I haven’t had a ton of time to take it out on the track and tear around the studio in it (and update my Ableton/Maschine template, but in the meantime check out this musical gold dust post about Ableton (too true!) from Ask Audio Mag!


TekMonki, Now With More Reason (v8, and 400+ tracks)!

Reason Logo

First of all . . .  Happy New Year!  Hope this finds all of you well.

In the midst of trying to re-mix and re-master some old tracks of mine (http://smarturl.it/tekmonki-saudade) to make them sound better, I came to remember that I did a lot of that stuff in Reason, the software I cut my “in the box” teeth on (and Cubase, but another story there), and as such, I needed to open them up in Reason to really get them to sound right and up-to-date.

So, I finally got my hands on Reason 8 and . . .wow.  First, let’s just say I have a TON of old song files to finish (over 400 it looks like)!  But beyond that, a whole new DAW to re-familiarize myself with – and lot of new stuff with it to learn.

Anyway, I opened just one of my old tracks at random and . . . let’s just say it was inspiring, to get off my ass and start being more prolific.

Look forward to some new stuff in the new year!


Just as I’m finally getting into @beatsmusic . . .

Apple slowly starts to devour it’s acquisition and do who knows exactly what with it.



especially this:

“All of which suggests that while the Beats Music brand may be going away, on-demand streaming from Apple could easily take another form. If iTunes is remade as a kind of celestial jukebox that combines your MP3s and on-demand streaming into a single place . . .”

something Google Play Music has been doing for some time now with a pretty amazing “radio” feature to boot.

Radio as in “yeah, this track’s cool, I’m too lazy or busy to DJ right now, play me some similar shit please!”

“The Rise and Fall of MP3” over at @AskAudioMag







Interesting article over at Ask Audio about MP3’s short and waning history.  I won’t miss the crap quality when it’s gone, that’s for sure.  If only I could get everyone I know on one streaming service (spotify, beats, soundcloud, etc) for easier in the moment sharing though.  That or they finally come up with a universal standard that cross-links between services.

Hmmm . . . brb, brushing up on my coding.  🙂


New Zero 7 (@zero7official) EP – “Simple Science”!







I’ve been asleep at the  apparently – new Zero 7 (@zero7official) EP – “Simple Science”!  Out today/tomorrow I believe, unless the music industry at large has changed everything to a global release date.

Check it out below – I need to give it a proper listen on proper speakers, but I’m feelin’ tracks 3 & 4 out the gate for sure!