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CPG interview with Domino Grey 2015

January 14, 2015 Leave a comment

Canadian Producers Group

Exclusive Interview with Domino Grey

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O Canada! Domino Grey on deck.

Domino Grey is an Electronic Music producer from New York. His influences range from Hip Hop to Deep House. He is part of a group that releases instrumental music under the name Fallout Shelter.

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Domino in his Dominion

You’ve been producing for quite some time now. What’s it like being an old school producer in this new day and age?

I mostly grew up listening to House and the most popular dance records so the music I create has a wide range of influences. It’s a split of genres now. Making house music isn’t really based on being old school, it’s just one of my favorite sounds. I like big room and electro elements, but they don’t speak to me enough to create a work that fits squarely in those lanes. There’s an acceptance behind making what fits your ear and letting go of what’s trendy for profit’s sake. I think it’s great to have your hand on a pulse, but I am most comfortable creating from my ear and taste then with pure technical skills.

How did you first get into music production? 

Recording at other studios and always feeling rushed…trying so hard to maximize the time. It’s a creative-killer so I started building my own studio so I could create whenever I wanted to- in whatever zone I needed to be in.

When was your first big break as an electronic music producer? 

I wouldn’t even say I’ve had my big break yet. My break-though came when I decided to switch from beatz to instrumentals and then to something groovy and danceable. I was experimenting and working towards something. While sitting at a train station, I was cranking my latest mix and the kids started dancing. I knew then that I was on the right path.

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Domino Grey

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Source: http://www.cpgmag.ca/exclusive-interview-with-domino-grey/

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Most prominent release:

The Butterfly Affect Series

 

You Tube Video playlist for Domino Grey


Website: http://www.dominogrey.com/

 

Blogsite for Domino Grey music

https://dynamicsplus.wordpress.com/category/domino-grey-electronic-music/

 

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With ‘Boxing The Girl’, Domino Grey reaches the end of his Butterfly Affect Series – interview on Soundlooks

October 17, 2013 Leave a comment

Soundlooks interview with Domino Grey

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It Feels Right to end the Butterfly Affect Series

With the release of his latest E.P. Boxing The Girl, Domino Grey reaches the end of his Butterfly Affect Series.

This arc of music includes instrumentals that swing from pure listening vibes to house-inspired party tracks. We sit down with this electronic artist and pick his brain over the latest releases.

Where did the obsession with butterflies come from and what does it all mean?

I wouldn’t say obsessed. It’s just the overall umbrella idea that I had everything fall under. Butterfly into caterpillar- everyone gets that. People changing over time…deciding to see yourself as you are and not through the eyes of others… The affect instead of effect, because I’m talking about how these thoughts influence our self-image and self-esteem. If you think you’re a caterpillar, you will crawl instead of fly.

 But the goal is to make dance music, isn’t it? To be a part of that scene…

Well yes and many find it strange that I’d try to inject meanings and metaphors into music where- making them move is the main motive. But not every song is weighed down in deep thought or me trying to impart some kind of message. Sometimes it’s just in the liner notes. Sometimes it’s just one track and the rest are straight cuts. I party too.

The big idea for Boxing The Girl is a long, rambling message from a girl in a bit of trouble. What’s the story behind that?

I always pull my song ideas from real-life events. Usually I clean them up and make them universal enough so that everyone can relate without exposing anyone too much. We have all gotten or left an embarrassing or somewhat compromising series of messages. It’s just that no one usually saves them and slaps them on top of some music.

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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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Fallout Shelter Radio Show Episode 01 AVXP Music Showcase

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Fallout Shelter Radio Show Episode 01 AVXP Music Showcase.

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This is Fallout Shelter Radio where hosts Drew Spence, Griffin Avid, Xodus Phoenix and Domino Grey play anything with a Groove that makes the needle move. From Electronica to Experimental Hip Hop we drop the beats. Guest DJ drop in and mix for you. Show airs first on IndieRock.fm Friday Nights 8 -10 PM (EST). This is the one of the podcast archives.Episode 01 Playlist Follows

Domino Grey: Last Night, Night Zone, Let My Spirit Run Free, London Ferry, Enter The Slots, Desiree Desire, Stirrer’s Pot, Melody Diagnosis, MY Heart never Skips a Beat [Dynamics Plus Remix]
Domino Grey: Faint Murmurings and Light Musings.
Dynamics Plus: Lonely Angel Remix
Nae B and Shea the Doll: Why Can’t We Fall in Love, Baby Please, Askin Me For.
Shea the Doll: I Aint Mad At You.
Fallout Shelter: Food For Thought, Sexy Dress, Kool Intentions

Domino Grey Video for Primal Themes and the Beating of Wings

The video is finished for “Primal Themes and the Beating of Wings” from the Butterfly Affect EP Facial Recognition Technology. I had put this song in rotation for airplay and saw it performing great right along with “We Can Go Dancing” and “Just Look at Me”. I figured it would be one of the simpler videos to shoot so I went with this song first. It’s a pretty straightforward story and uses the dual layers of the butterflies and my fascination with a beauty I meet at a butterfly garden. Spacely Rockit filmed all of the butterfly shots- the close ups and our interaction and a producer friend filmed all of the close studio shots, here in Fallout Shelter Studios. The young lady in the video is Kenya Concepcion.

Domino Grey Primal Themes Print from the Dress that um, didn't make it in the video.

A nice print that Kenya didn’t pick as her favorite.

The part of the dress that sold Kenya into picking it for the Primal Themes video shoot

A better print for Domino Grey Primal Themes

Primal Themes and the BEating of Wings Dress Fitting

Kenya tries on the dress and approves the look

Domino Grey Primal Themes Shoes that match the dress

Kenya finds shoes that match the dress.

Domino Grey Primal Themes- Right before the shoot, makeup was done

Kenya beautifies to become a butterfly

One of our favorite butterflies lands and flaps.

Primal Themes co-star…The Orange one!

The EP is available for purchase here. Thank you for watching.

Fallout Shelter Radio Show Episode 01

This is Fallout Shelter Radio where hosts Drew Spence, Griffin Avid, Xodus Phoenix and Domino Grey play anything with a Groove that makes the needle move. From Electronica to Experimental Hip Hop we drop the beats. Guest DJ drop in and mix for you. Show airs first on IndieRock.fm Friday Nights 8 -10 PM (EST). This is the one of the podcast archives.

Full show archived here: http://avxp.podomatic.com/entry/2012-05-04T05_09_20-07_00

Episode 01 Notes: Welcome to the Fallout Shelter Radio Hour. I’m your host Griffin Avid. A music producer, engineer, magazine editor and such who works out of AVX Studios. I’m going to hit you with a serious amount of tunes from our catalogue and various releases. These are mostly songs that I have worked on or artists that I have worked with. A big thank you to Indierock FM and LRS FM Lower East Side Radio for airing the FSR Hour. This first block Features EDM Artist Domino Grey and songs from his first album Get It Up, Lay it Down.

Episode 01Playlist Follows

 

Domino Grey: Last Night, Night Zone, Let My Spirit Run Free, London Ferry, Enter The Slots, Desiree Desire, Stirrer’s Pot, Melody Diagnosis, MY Heart never Skips a Beat [Dynamics Plus Remix]

Domino Grey: Faint Murmurings and Light Musings.

Dynamics Plus: Lonely Angel Remix

Nae B and Shea the Doll: Why Can’t We Fall in Love, Baby Please, Askin Me For.

Shea the Doll: I Aint Mad At You.

Fallout Shelter: Food For Thought, Sexy Dress, Kool Intentions

Fallout Shelter Radio Show on IndieRock FM

April 27, 2012 1 comment
Fallout Shelter Radio on IndieRock.fm

Tune in, Get Turned on as we Turn it out!

The Fallout Shelter hits your airwaves starting on Friday, April 27th    from 8 to 10 pm. Every Friday night Griffin Avid, Drew Spence, Domino Grey and Xodus Phoenix mix up anything with a groove that makes the needle move. From electronica to experimental hip hop, it’s a radio show unlike anything you’ve ever heard.

Guest DJs drop in to the Fallout Shelter Radio Hour and spin the best in electronic music. We’re on IndieRock.FM. Point your browser to the number one international independent online Platform for hearing the best underground music from around the world. It’s Lower East Side radio blasted by the Fallout Shelter!

Tune in, Get Turned on as we Turn it out!

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