Hello fans! I am excited to announce the release of the fifth song from my upcoming EP, Expanse. I call this new song “Street Fire” and it’s dedicated to the people in my new city (see the post about Relocation if you aren’t sure what I mean). But the true motivation is something very cool and deserves to be told.
If you do not know, I am a Christian and I am not afraid to admit it. One of the things I have always enjoyed is seeing the different ways that God can use my skills. I’ve never written a song for God, nothing could speak to him. But, this is close. You see, my family and I agreed to work with a great mission called “Freedom Fire” and they do some great outreach things in the Kansas City area. One of them is a Friday Night celebration where they invite almost 100 kids from an impoverished, inner-city apartment complex to a night of fun with face painting, sports, food, etc. I had the honor of volunteering at this event with my wife and kids. I was amazed at the positivity of the kids even though I saw the very dangerous and scary world they lived in. It reminded me that you can find a fire in people off the streets that burns brighter than many churches.
As a result, I combined hip hop elements, beats, trap and techno elements to this track. I actually wrote the beat the day after I saw the kids and I could just imagine them dancing to it. This is a track unlike any other track that I have made and it has a great mission! Check it out!
After some downtime and DJ6i finishing his Master’s classes, he finally got around to finishing the 4th track from the Currents EP. The fourth track is called “Frostfall” and is a song mixing dubstep elements with drum ‘n’ bass and tied together with DJ6i’s signature sound. The story behind this song is actually twofold. When DJ6i started creating this song, Oklahoma (and the entire Midwest for that matter) was facing a record low temperature for the winter and record amounts of ice and snow. This freezing weather inspired the creation of a new song and inspired the creation of a new story character who generated ice from within his body. These two elements together brought about the creation of Frostfall. Enjoy this track and let the DJ know what you think!
Out of the empty blog rides Dj6i. It’s been a long time friends and it has been a long time for reasons beyond my control. I have been in a constant state of flux after a silly decision to try and sell my house. We ended up keeping it so life is slowly retruning to normal but with adding a fourth child that normal is still a different sort of normal. My studio is back up and I have added two nice KRK Near Field monitors to my rig so I can hear the music in a different way than headphones. I have lots of ideas for songs and am still working on my song that I have named “Defrost” but it is taking a while to get it to reach the place that I want it to be.
In other, more interesting news (perhaps), I have used the awesome services of CDBaby.com again to help me move up. They are pressing 10 copies of the Audiophiles EP, complete with my artwork and custom designs. I should have them within the next few days. Why did I do this? Simple! The streaming stations such as Pandora, Spotify, and Slacker are truly the movers and shapers of the new digital music age and in order to get your music on these engines, you have to send them a bonafide CD with artwork and all that can’t look like a home built disc. So, for just around 50 bucks, I was able to press 10 of those badboys. I will send one to each streaming company and keep the rest as gifts and/or prizes.
That brings me to my next question. Would any of you like an autographed copy of my EP? It may not be worth anything right now… and maybe not ever but it just might. Comment to me about what you would be willing to do to win an autographed copy of my first run EP. The best idea will win but you have to show me that you did it! Cool? Then I look forward to it!