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Domino Grey interview with JamSphere 20 Questions Deep with Rick Jamm!

Twenty Questions: DOMINO GREY – The Intellectual Electronic Music Artist!

 

Source:  http://jamsphere.com/twentyquestions/twenty-questions-domino-grey-the-intellectual-electronic-music-artist

Domino Grey Electronic Musician

Thinkin…Thinkin….

Electronic Music producer, Domino Grey from New York, has influences that range from HipHop to Deep House. He is part of a group that releases instrumental music under the name Fallout Shelter and producing records as Drew Spence and Dynamics Plus. Recently in an exclusive interview, Domino confirmed that his  prowess and skills are not only confined to keyboards and mixing desks. The man (and artist) comes across as a rational and intelligent being, who completely understands his art and the sacrifices necessary to move within, and more importantly around and outside of its boundaries successfully.

1. How long have you been doing what you’re doing and how did you get started in the first place?

Domino Grey: It’s been a few years now doing electronic music after many years doing Hip Hop and Rap. I think there’s some kind of artistic debt in trying to give the same kinds of experiences with my music that I had, when I was younger. I want to recreate what I felt then for someone else.

2. Who were the first influences on your sound and who do you consider the most influential electronic music producer in your genre today?

Domino Grey: Influential for today, I would say Deadmou5 and for dub enthusiasts, Skrillex -more so, for what they have accomplished, than their musical sensibilities overall. I think many artists see them as the end goal for their musical aspirations. It’s a little funny when the kids only look at their last two years in the big spotlight and think that’s all there is to it. So easy. Those are developed artists with long histories and are not overnight success stories. I tend to be inspired by ideas and not sounds or production techniques.

3. Do you remember the first piece of software or equipment that you actually purchased, for your productions, with your own money?

Domino Grey: First, I’m not so sure of, but most significant would be the Ensoniq ASR0-10 sampling keyboard. I bought it brand new from Sam Ash for over 2 grand, at a time when you didn’t know who else was using it besides yourself. There wasn’t a fantasy in my head like if I get this, I’ll be just like so and so. It was all about what it could do for me. When I forked over the money I thought “Okay, now you’d better be serious about this.”
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Jamsphere.com reviews Domino Grey Butterfly Affect II: Pretty Imposter

DOMINO GREY: “Butterfly Affect II Pretty Imposter”

Creative Nourishment For The Mind!

Source: http://jamsphere.com/reviews/domino-grey-butterfly-affect-ii-pretty-imposter-creative-nourishment-for-the-mind

Domino Grey Pretty Imposter

She posed as someone else to look like herself

Whether you find yourself rocking to and fro in your favorite armchair on a mind trip, or grooving enthusiastically across the club floor, this Ep acts as a really nice soundtrack. Atmospheric and spacey, Domino Grey illustrates his profound grasp of Electronic Music, proving he is able, to incorporate exquisite beat pulses and sounds into his intelligent motifs.

D.O.M.I.N.O. Dance Or Move In Natural Order G.R.E.Y. Generate Rhythmic Energy Yourself. In two simple words DOMINO GREY. Domino Grey is an Electronic Music producer from New York. His influences range from HipHop to Deep House. He is part of a group that releases instrumental music under the name Fallout Shelter and producing records as Drew Spence and Dynamics Plus. His newest project is contributing to the soundtrack of the Mark of the Griffin web series and comic book. It’s about a regular guy turned into a vigilante-like superhero that’s not so super. After creating the video, Domino adds his music as the final signature.

I’ve been performing, producing and writing about music for almost 30 years now. Back in the old days I hustled my way around the major labels, while today I have chosen to work in the grinding indie music market. Throughout all this time I have come to distinguish two types of music artists. There’s the genuine musician who simply creates music he feels, and let’s everyone else put their own personal label to it. All he cares about is the music. Then there is your ‘hope to make it big’, hype-and-image variety of artist, who is so unsure about what everyone else will call what his doing, that he labels himself. Just in case everyone else gets it wrong (?)!

Ninety-nine percent of the time, I know who’s making music worth listening to, before I even hear a single note, just by listening to, or reading how artists introduce themselves. A few days ago a kid approached me and asked: “Hey, I’d like you to review my music, I’m a Deep Soulful House artist, do you think you know this music well enough, to handle it?” My answer was, what it has always been for the last 30 years, and taken from a phrase I heard somewhere as a kid. “Unfortunately I only know two types of music. Good and Bad. If you fall into one of those genres, send your music along!” Needless to say, the kid was flabbergasted, and it took him a while to understand.

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Interview with Domino Grey – Dance or Move In Natural Order Domino Grey Middle Tennessee Music

Middle Tennessee Music interview with Domino grey

Source: http://www.midtnmusic.com/interview-with-domino-grey-dance-or-move-in-natural-order/

Domino Grey = Dance or Move In Natural Order Generate Rhythmic Energy Yourself

Domino Grey sat down to talk to us about his influences, the many aliases he releases music under, and his new masterpiece, Butterfly Affect Part 1: Facial Recognition Technology.

Domino Grey album Cover Butterfly Affect Part I

The Butterfly flies

I understand the concept of fake it till you make it, but I think a lot of us are sliding towards the faking it becoming all that it’s about. —Domino Grey

Let’s break the ice. Who are you? Where are you from? What style of music do you create?

Domino Grey is a New York music producer who creates under several aliases, across multiple genres. His influences range from Electronica to Hip Hop.

Domino Grey is a really dope acronym (Dance or Move In Natural Order Generate Rhythmic Energy Yourself). What inspired it?

That’s the nerd-scientist in me. Everything has to stand for something and have meaning. My Domino is about inter-locking styles and elements like you would see playing the game Dominos. The greyness relates to an inexact approach. I slide around somewhere between all the rules and music formulas. I try and make that my approach to life too. Most people call this balance in all things.

Your music has this depth to it that is hard to explain. What inspires your creation process? What other music do you listen to or draw inspiration from?

I love science, science fiction, experimentation and exploration. I love movie soundtracks- where the music and sound effects merge into one. That’s done in movies like Blade Runner, Star Trek and even Apocalypse Now. Also, I like when music tells a story. Anything epic and grand will inspire me.

Read more at http://www.midtnmusic.com/interview-with-domino-grey-dance-or-move-in-natural-order/#LoGivrTQOgs4hp4b.99

http://www.DominoGrey.com

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Mid Tenn Listens Podcast 21

Mid Tenn Listens Podcast 21

Added on 03/07/2013 THIS JUST IN:  Mid Tenn Listens Podcast 21 http://www.midtnmusic.com/mid-tenn-listens-podcast-21/

Mammothor, Jamie Block, BudaRest, Harold Honey, and Domino Grey all on today’s episode.

Playlist

  1. Primal Things and the Beating of Wings by Domino Grey
  2. Gong Bonzer by Mammathor
  3. B.A. Man by Jamie Block
  4. Too Much To Remember by BudaRest
  5. Paradise Club by Harold Honey