Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Donny Stax & [adj] present...

Hello friends,

For the last couple of months I have been working with my good friend Dan Stocks aka Donny Stax, hip hop producer and rap master. It started as just a track or two we were going to make to feature on Donny Stax's album, but it became clear quite quickly that we had a good chemistry and could make a lot more music together then just a couple of tunes. So now, two months later, we have 14 tracks in the bag (it's a big bag) and will be releasing an album in the next couple of months.

The first single 'Touched a Nerve' will be available from Itunes very soon, but until then it can be heard on soundcloud, or right here in this blog, just underneath these very words.

Would love to know what you think of it, quite a different direction from my previous offerings. This is my first proper venture into the world of Hip Hop. I have quite an eclectic musical history to my many stage names, but for this project I am going by [adj], the same as my singer/songwriter work of 2011.

We have a facebook page already right here where you can keep up with our musical and visual droppings. We will be shooting a video for 'Touched a Nerve' in a couple of weeks which will be available on all good youtube accounts once it is finished. I'll blog about it when we make it :)

So, just a quick peek at our alien thumbs up logo, which is also our facebook logo atm. This will make more sense once you hear our second single 'Live Up There', but that won't be for a month at least.

Making this album has been one of the most enjoyable music projects I have ever been involved in, mainly thanks to Donny Stax who is both very focused and very open to ideas. We had lots of fun trying out some crazy things, and I tripped balls just by staring at the back wall in his recording booth. I look forward to sharing the fruits of our work with the world, I think the world might enjoy it if it can get past the X factor nightmare that swamps the whole music world at the moment. Remember people, music has been around for ages, it wasn't invented by Simon Cowell to fill a void in weekend TV schedules.

So just to end this little blog, here is a big picture of our single cover.

Peace and infinite love to you all

Andy xx [adj]

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

It's all going on

Hello friends,

Quick update for you, I am busy working on an album with my good friend Donny Stax, we are almost finished on the writing part and will hopefully be putting out a single at the end of this month. More to come on that soon.

I came across a great article about success stories that started out busking http://www.rentersinsurance.com/10-musicians-who-got-their-start-playing-in-the-streets - worth a read for any buskers out there, or if you were thinking of giving busking a go. It's hard work, but can be quite rewarding :)

I have a new demo track for you from my Autumn session.

There are a few more to come from that session, but they might get a bit side lined when my shit with Donny starts coming out (it's more polished then my solo efforts).

Peace and infinite love

Andy x