Wow! What an exciting time! The Christmas album is underway and I just received an unexpected present – a video for Currents and Windrider from my friends at OliverDomain.com I know for a fact that the video engineers on that team are very busy with their Kinder Playtime Project so I was pleasantly surprised and excited. I will post the links to the videos once they are finalized. Otherwise enjoy and don’t forget to pick up your copy of DJ6i – Currents EP from your favorite digital music house!
It’s an exciting time in DJ6i’s studio! The Currents EP just hit the digital distros yesterday after some confusion with my distributor but I am already back in the studio again. This time I am trying to create a Christmas album before the season gets here. When you look around for Christmas music that does not have vocals, you end up finding only a few artists such as Trans Siberian Orchestra and Mannheim Steamroller that offer those (granted, TSO does have some vocals). I love the music but sometimes I find that people try TOO hard to sing the vocals differently than the 8 million other versions of the same song. Well, since I am not too active with vocals, I figure I can dust off some classics and bring some new life to some great music.
So far, this is my track list that I plan on releasing… if my fans want some other song to be added, post it on here so I can determine if it is possible.
1. We Three Kings
2. Silent Night
3. Angels We Have Heard on High
4. What Child is This? (Greensleeves)
5. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
6. Joyous World (Joy to the World)
7. Carol of the Bells
Yes, the last two tracks are re-releases but I might actually redo at least one of them. Post your comments if you want to see a different song.
I have terrific news! The Currents EP is finally complete! It’s only been 6 months of work but it feels like years. I hope that you all will enjoy listening to it as much as I have enjoyed making this album. I would have to say that the title track, “Currents”, is one of the most crowdsourced tracks I have ever made. I sought the feedback from many friends with a wide variety of tastes and even had help from my beloved wife while it was being made. It may be my second EP but I am certain it is the first one that will get the attention of the general public.
At this time, the tracks have been submitted to my distributor and will be released to the various musical outlets starting as early as June 30th. It may take a few more weeks depending on the vendor (iTunes, for instance, takes a few weeks). Whatever the case may be, I will make sure that you guys get word as soon as that happens. I appreciate everyone’s support in this time.
As I was finishing this album and pondering over the process, I realized how deeply personal this album is to me. This is the first album I have created since I lost my father in 2013. This is the first album I have created since my family grew to three and soon five children. I could go on and on about this. But as I pondered it, I came up with a quote that summarizes what this album means to me. “Life is full of currents, what is important is where you let them take you.”
Take Care and God Bless!
Hey guys! I know many have asked me when my next EP will drop. I have been struggling a great deal with the final track because I wanted it to be markedly different than the rest of the tracks on the album. Well, I was finally able to achieve that sound. This is a sample of the final track – Currents. Remember, this is a WORK IN PROGRESS so the final will sound different in the end. I hope you all enjoy it! Send me your feedback! DJ6i is out!
Thanks to an amazing hint from my original mentor, David Campos, I was able to figure out how to give my songs more volume kick without killing the dBs. It’s amazing what a few minor changes to the studio config can do to make songs really stand out! I am in the process of remastering my Currents EP to give them the extra kick. I will post the updated songs to SoundCloud later on. DJ6i out!