December 27, 2019

Earlier this year, I almost got rid of this website. I was running low on money and couldn't really afford to renew the domain name on top of all the other expenses that I had. It also didn't help that I wasn't using it for anything other than an extension of my Instag...

October 10, 2017

At some point during my last semester of grad school, I started feeling nostalgic about high school (lol) and started listening to all of the music that I listened to back then. This mostly consisted of Hieroglyphics and Living Legends, the two crews that have influenc...

October 6, 2017

The summer of 2010 was easily one of the worst summers of my life. Coincidentally, it was also the most creative summer I've ever had. I won't go into too much detail about my life story here but basically, the vast majority of my time growing up outside of school was...

October 1, 2017

Sometime at the end of elementary school or beginning of middle school, my dad told me and my brother a story about how he was almost killed by the police. This story took place in 1981 while he was heading to a friend's house to listen to records. While wearing a hat...

September 28, 2017

At the beginning of 2014, I was working as a lifty at a ski area called Copper Mountain. I was unable to find a job before I finished undergrad so I had to move back in with my parents in Colorado and take a gap year while I applied to grad school and figured out the r...

September 24, 2017

Sometime immediately after I released "Midnight Metropolis" in September 2016, I was at work trying to decide what music I should listen to while working. In particular, I was looking for something that would provide ideas for a new instrumental. Since the French-impre...

September 24, 2017

Sometime during my senior year at Stanford, I got into a debate with a friend of mine over whether or not the overall effects of technology were positive. His argument was that technology is slowly making everyone free due to the increased power it gives an individual...

September 23, 2017

Anyone who's ever been in a free-form jam session with me knows that I like to create noise by taking single shot drum samples, adding a ton of reverb, and compressing them as much a possible. I then manipulate this noise by playing with the parameters of a filter that...

September 19, 2017

A couple of months before I started working on "Hope for the Best," a massive blizzard hit the east coast, shut down New York City, and ruined plans that me and a singer/ friend/ ex of mine had to hang out (before you ask, yes we were trying to remain friends after bre...

September 18, 2017

After the success that was "Assembly Line," I ended up going through a noise-making phase where I tried to create new sounds that I had never worked with before. As a result, the instrumental for "Live In Fear" is the result of me messing around with Ableton Live's ana...

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