New Pretty Polly Ad Feat. Jessie J & Million Way!

20 10 2011

Our band’s song ‘Daft Pop’ has been featured in Pretty Polly‘s latest ad with Jessie J. Check it out below:

Visit our website to hear the rest of our EP: Million Way





Two New Drumtrax Videos

4 10 2011

Recorded in September 2011 at my studio for the Drumtrax website.

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ALONE’s New EP – Fizzing

28 09 2011

This is a 6-track EP recorded and produced by Cardiff based musician ALONE (AKA James Reichelt). I was asked to mix it and Liz Heaton from Manchester mastered it.

It looks and sounds great and all the artwork was handmade (and sprayed!)

This is a taster from the EP which will be released on the 10th October 2011 on CD and as a download:

www.alone_music.co.uk





Promo CD Duplication

30 08 2011

I can now offer a Promo CD duplication service for all you bands, producers & DJ’s out there who are on a tight budget (most of us!).  I will be doing short runs of CD’s that can be sent out to radio stations, press, promoters and given out at gigs.  They are still a massively important tool for promotion and I will explain why below:

My band Million Way found that we would be doing gigs and the crowds would be appearing to be really digging our music yet very few of them would actually search for our website and download our EP (which we offer for free!).  During our sets we announce that our EP is downloadable and free more than once but something wasn’t getting through.

So instead we thought that we’d print a load of CDs and use them as a vehicle to get our music out to the audiences computers.  Your music is much more valuable on iTunes now so after shows we’d go round with CDs and offer them out for free so the audience could take them home and whack it on their Laptop/iPod etc and share with friends.  This also made a massive difference to the traffic flowing through our website as the web address was right there in front of them.

These pictures show the CDs we hand out and an example of an established artist’s promo CD:

       

As you can see there’s no fancy design or sleeve just the names of the songs, the website and the instructions.  It really is a great way to get your music out there and it is very affective!

If you would like to order a batch please visit this page on my website: CD Duplication and you can see costings etc there.  I’m really just doing this for mates and mates of mates to give you guys a cheaper way of getting your music out there so get involved and get promoting!





New Summer Mix!

4 08 2011

Check out my new mix for the summer!

It’s a selection of some of my favourite tunes out there at the moment! Enjoy 😀

“An eclectic mix of good-time tunes from a selection of the best electro minds of the moment. Kick back, relax and crack open a cold one!”

 

Vodpod videos no longer available.





New heads for Starclassic

15 06 2011

I have treated the Starclassic to a new set of heads and they are sounding great!

I fancied a change so have used a set of coated Remo Emperors which give the drums a really rich character and a lovely tone when played with sticks, rods and brushes.

Listen to this test recording to hear for yourself (the new A Custom crash is in there too!).





New Zildian 17″ A Custom Crash

9 06 2011

Just thought I’d let you know that I have bought a new Zildjian 17″ A Custom Crash. I will be using it as my main crash as my 18″ Fast Crash bit the dust in dramatic style! I’ll try and post some pics when I get the chance. It was a sad day but at least it will make a great clock!

While you’re here, check out the new Battles video for some inspiration!

UPDATE – See for yourself:

broken cymbal