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Fallout Shelter Elevator Music Volume I: BASSment Level

August 27, 2011 1 comment

Elevator Music Volume I: BASSment Level

 

 

This is instrumental music from the Fallout Shelter. The Lenzmen Dynamics Plus, Drew Spence, Domino Grey and Xodus Phoenix combine forces to bring you a collection of radioactive treats. The sonics are hard and beautiful, thick and agile. Ride the Elevator down to the lowest level, the Bassment Level. Go ahead. Press the button on the bottom.

 

Somewhere underground, there is a fortified bunker. Within these walls, the structure of sound is manipulated under the watchful eye of Doctor Atomics. Breaking the silence of solitude is the voice of Amy Fiona Lexington, an advanced Self Aware Digital Entity, charged with the balancing of applied harmonics. She is the guardian companion of scientist and track architect Dynamics Plus.

 

Electronic Specialist Domino Grey uses his sonic footprint to layer additional melodic, semi-periodic content. The Xodus Phoenix adds his low-grain yield to compliment the aural decay. The StudioAVX Sound Designer Griffin Avid defines the molecular composition and assembles the final elements in ordered sequence. This is presented by Dynamica Music. This is Audio for a Futuristic Vision.

 

Fallout Shelter

 

Four music producers decide to combine forces and create music under the name Fallout Shelter. They are Dynamics Plus (from the Lenzmen rap group), Drew Spence (from Producer’s Edge Magazine), Xodus Phoenix (instrumentalist) and Domino Grey (electronic music producer). These are instrumentals and beats designed for your listening pleasure. We only wish regular Elevator Music was so groovy.

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Griffin Avid says:  And so my last project was the mixing, mastering and audio restoration for Dynamica Music’s new “super group” Fallout Shelter.

It’s an alternative hip hop instrumental album. Featuring a bunch of mag regulars, a few alter-egos and a bunch of radioactive beats.

I mostly tightened the ends and fixed a few arrangement anomalies. I had a few tracks that only existed in rough “CD to listen to” form that I had to restore.
I’m used to that since a lot of the music I’m asked is OLD and there’s no access to the original files. I dare anyone to tell which tracks are recent and which ones are 20 years old. Lolz. I’ll probably make a blog post later on about all the particulars, but it’s really nothing major since the plugs/gear is readily available to all of us.

So a few of us create under different aliases and it’s nice to represent them all on one project. It’s the first one of a series and I hope the rest keep up the general vibe.
What else? It hits iTunes and a week or two, for now it can be scooped up on the Dynamic hompage at www.TheDynamicUniverse.com. Well worth the money and it will cool to see or better yet hear what I do.

Here’s the info press release behind the album.

Album cover for Fallout Shelter BASSment Level

Alternative Instrumental Album Bassment Level

Elevator Music Volume I: BASSment Level
This is instrumental music from the Fallout Shelter. The Lenzmen Dynamics Plus, Drew Spence, Domino Grey and Xodus Phoenix combine forces to bring you a collection of radioactive treats. The sonics are hard and beautiful, thick and agile. Ride the Elevator down to the lowest level, the Bassment Level. Go ahead. Press the button on the bottom.

Somewhere underground, there is a fortified bunker. Within these walls, the structure of sound is manipulated under the watchful eye of Doctor Atomics. Breaking the silence of solitude is the voice of Amy Fiona Lexington, an advanced Self Aware Digital Entity, charged with the balancing of applied harmonics. She is the guardian companion of scientist and track architect Dynamics Plus.

Electronic Specialist Domino Grey uses his sonic footprint to layer additional melodic, semi-periodic content. The Xodus Phoenix adds his low-grain yield to compliment the aural decay. The StudioAVX Sound Designer Griffin Avid defines the molecular composition and assembles the final elements in ordered sequence. This is presented by Dynamica Music. This is Audio for a Futuristic Vision.

This is track #4 “Kool Intentions” produced by The Lenzmen Dynamics Plus

CD Artwork for Elevator Music Volume I

Press the bottom button

Track Listing

01 Food for Thought 93 bpms

Produced by Dynamics Plus

02 Doorman’s List 98 bpms

Produced by Drew Spence

03 Obey Me 98 bpms

Produced by Xodus Phoenix

04 Kool Intentions 92 bpms

Produced by Dynamics Plus

05 Beast in Green 100 bpms

Produced by Dynamics Plus

06 Closing Doors 90 bpms

Produced by Xodus Phoenix

07 Passion play 97 bpms

Produced by Drew Spence

08 Cold October 92 bpms

Produced by Domino Grey

09 HenchMen Hired 93 bpms

Produced by Dynamics Plus and Drew Spence

10 Sexy Dress 105 bpms

Produced by Drew Spence

11 Banned Items 94 bpms

Produced by Dynamics Plus, Drew Spence and Domino Grey

12 My Sista 100 bpms

Produced by Dynamics Plus, Drew Spence and Domino Grey

13 Come on Up 94 bpms

Produced by Dynamics Plus

14 Personal Space 100 bpms

Produced by Dynamics Plus

http://www.thedynamicuniverse.com/

I’m sure the regular crew will be posting more about this and congrats to my protege Xodus Phoenix for the..placement, I guess.

Available on iTunes also.

Peace Out

http://www.reverbnation.com/falloutsheltermusic

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Domino Grey Back in the Black

August 18, 2011 2 comments

Domino Grey

Dance Or Move In Natural Order       Generate Rhythmic Energy Yourself

Domino Grey is a child of rhythm- born from the Organic Electronic. The mixture of our Past and Future presents us with a sonic footprint- a quiet moment in time when silence expressed our deepest emotions and music was the only word spoken. These are cascading thoughts falling across a canvass of sound. Use these new colors to illustrate your imagination. Please touch the walls and leave behind the fingerprints as evidence of your existence.

Domino Grey album cover Back in the Black

Domino Grey Back in the Black

Domino Grey is Back in the Black, another genre-smashing album featuring the vocal talents of FarishaMusic, Stephanie kay, Shea Lizette, DJ Miki, Elina Milan and instrumental work from Donna Schwartz. It’s a sonic blitz of beats, bumpers and beautiful music from the producer Domino Grey.

featured talent Domino Grey Back in the Black


 Back in the Black track listing

01 Put Your Headphones On 90 bpms (FarishaMusic)

02 You’re My Addiction 120 Bpms (Stephanie Kay and Shea Lizette)

03 I Aint Mad at You 90 Bpms (Shea The Doll Lizette)

04 Studio Outtake: She has a Blurry Focus

05 London Ferry 130 bpms

06 Desiree Desire 125 bpms

007 Danger Danger 120 bpms (Stephanie Kay)

08 My Heart Never Skips a Beat 120 bpms (DJ Miki)

09 Winding Down With You 91 Bpms

10 Studio Outtake 02 Shea’s Secret

11 Take Me Home 120 bpms (FarishaMusic)

12 Love Song for Freedom 130 bpms

13 Enter the Slots 127 Bpms (Winning on the Floor- Twice in One Night)

14 Melody Diagnosis 134 Bpms (Brass -Donna Schwartz)

15 Stirrer’s Pot 120 Bpms

16 You’re just Like a Dream to Me 116 Bpms (feat Shea The Doll Lizette)

17 It’s Time for You to Go 101 Bpms (Elina Milan) + Studio Outtake 03

Domino music is inspired by love and lost, remembrance, rhythm and redemption. Behind your sad eyes lies the power to change the world. Keep on dancing and singing. Art is the release valve of the soul.

 

Available at iTunes from Dynamica Music

The Originality of 90s era rap music

The Originality of 90s era rap music.

Clockwork Rhythms of a Sunband

I have a friend [the rapper Sean Derek] that’s always watching old school videos and listening to 90s era rap mixes. Every so often I get that bug and listen to my old Red Alert, Chuck Chillout and Mr Magic tapes, but I try not to be one of those dudes that think rap and hip hop died after the Golden Age. Sometimes it’s hard- especially when I remember how DIFFERENT every rap group sounded from the other; musically, lyrically, cadence and delivery.

Another friend plays satellite radio and I hear a lot of the newer music and it’s shocking to hear how similar everyone sounds. Swag that’s common isn’t really swag is it? As an emcee from Long Island, the desire to be unique was even greater. When you’re crammed into a project, it’s common to share styles among a close knit crew so it was okay to have a similar style to someone from that building you was buildin wit. Not so in sub-suburbia. We created our music in isolation and you didn’t want to share…anything. We really didn’t expose our music that widely- being paranoid that someone would copy or bite. I can recall a commercially known rapper using the same BREAK BEAT and us thinking they stole the idea from us.

All of this pondering led me to resurrect some of my own earliest recordings and review some of my musical history. “Clockwork Rhythms of a Sunband”: this was made in 1990 and I’m already digging into the abstract lyricism. This one aint that hard to follow, but you could see where the style originated from. That’s Sajo, my homie, doing the intro and outro talk. At the end he says “Thank you for attending this Sunband Production. For all those afraid of tans, Bain de Soleil will protect you. You can’t get sunburn without the Clockwork”.

In closing I do miss those days when rappers strove to be original and push the boundaries of lyricism and style instead of today’s’ rappers who differentiate themselves by trying to out-ignant each other. Our new bar is who is more obsessed with material items, debases women worse while they rely on outrageous quotes that are anywhere but in their lyrics. Oh snap, he’s listening to the audio of an old Roxanne Shante battle. Oh the irony. I wonder what she would thing of all the copycat rappers with similar names. If you’ve just decided to start rappin and you’re thinking about adding Lil or Young to your name, remember the 90s and don’t. Thank you.