Posts Tagged ‘remix’

Domino Grey is on your Radio Waves (FREE MUSIC)

November 17, 2011 Leave a comment

Domino Grey is on your Radio Waves

The Butterfly Affect Part I song “Just Look at Me” was featured on the Radio Waves beach cast by DJ Michael. Congrats at the airspin. Domino Grey music is currently spinning on your internet radio station. Please support the stations that support our music.

Radio Waves Logo

From the Creators of Brocket 99 comes our less hard edged, not so controversial little brother… Radio Waves. We’re looking for the best *pod friendly, indie and unsigned Rock, Pop, Dance and Top 40 bands in the world. A bit of Reggae too mon’. Surf in, get the love lotion ready and hear the waves! The very best music you’ve never heard. Guaranteed… or we’ll clean the sand out of your shorts.

You can catch the stream and even download it here.

BeachCast # 11 – DJ Michael

Support the Artists you Hear on Radio Waves

Band / Musician


Domino Grey,

Just look at me,

Bubble Gum Orchestra,

Night in Shangri-la,

3 in Counting,

Michigan Song,

Ten Year Vamp,

Got 2 me,

Walter A Torres,


Gory Bateson,

Conan O’Brien’s Hair,

Catherine Duc,

Essence Of Dreams,

Emma’s Revolution,

Occupy the USA

Bravo, Max,

Two Headed Boy,

All India Radio,

Bollywood Nights, (Remix),

Bj’rn Lundquist,

The Rain,

ministori Blog interviews DJ MIKI from Domino Grey’s Back in the Black

September 14, 2011 2 comments

♡ ✖ Beat

Welcome to the second installment in our series of interviews covering Domino Grey’s sophomore effort, Back in the Black. This time around I’m pleased to introduce my readers to Vancouver’s own DJ MIKI (DJ Miki, dj miki . . . Sorry, I’ve seen it depicted quite a few ways) ↓

She’s featured on track 8 “My Heart Never Skips a Beat” which was so well received it spawned its own EP which is already available on CDbaby and iTunes. After checking out her SoundCloud page I was definitely impressed with her numerous features and original compositions (Especially her Progressive House works, check them out!). I’m sure you’ll be equally intrigued after reading this ↓

ministori: Please tell us a little about your musical path and the creative process behind your songs.

DJ MIKI: Before I write my own music, I need to sit down and listen to some of my favorite artists and inspire from them. Nowadays, we all have sources where we inspire from. Sometimes, I even inspire from movies.

When I watch a really moving scene, I think about what kind of melody would suit the scene and I play it in my head. I also need to visualize when I am writing otherwise it doesn’t make sense when it’s all words on paper. My imagination is another source of inspiration when nothing else works. Music is very much like story telling and you always need a source of inspiration to tell a story. This is my thinking process. I have to have a story to tell my audience, otherwise I won’t feel like my music is getting anywhere.

ministori: There have been a myriad of DJ/Producers within the EDM scene, but very few DJ/Vocalist. How has the dynamic of being a DJ/Vocalist affected your song writing process?

DJ MIKI: To be a DJ, you really have to be willing to share your passion for music with the world. There are very few DJs out there who can be really versatile (producing music, who can do vocals, etc). I really wanted to stand out and be very versatile and use my talents. Being a DJ helps with my song writing process because the music I listen to and play in clubs give me inspiration to create music. I really love music that has emotional vibes. Music shouldn’t just make people dance but it should make people feel emotions.

ministori: Your vocals are featured on the song, “My Heart Never Skips a Beat”. Was there something specific going on in your life that caused you to create such an emotive song?

DJ Miki: I want my music to convey real emotions and feelings that my listeners can relate to and that is what I did with this song. This song is about having lost connection with someone I really cared and loved. But the connection was impossible to find due to some circumstances that got in the way. “My heart never skips a beat” is repeated a lot throughout the song, I wanted this line to signify that I haven’t lost hope yet and still wanted to find that connection with the person I was very fond of.

ministori: What else can you tell about DJ MIKI and what are your plans for the near future?

DJ MIKI: My Dj name is actually my nickname. That’s where it originated from. My passion for electronic music started in the late 90′s, and I was (and still is) a huge fan of Kylie Minogue. The musical talent and interest has always been there, as I went to music school when I was

12 years old, and I was playing the keyboard, piano and synth. I also went to dance and acting school for a couple of years, following Bachelors in Fine Arts in Theatre & Film Production at the University of British Columbia.  My plans for the near future are to create my own record label in the future and become a music producer. I really love the idea behind creating, arranging music, and working with a creative and talented team to make a masterpiece.

ministori: All the best with your future aspirations, Miki. Creating a label is huge! Can’t wait to hear where your skill and creativity take you.

→ To purchase more of Domino Grey’s music check out his iTunes page, thedynamicuniverse, or cdbaby for the physical release. Stay tuned for up coming interviews with the female vocal and musical talent of  the album! ↓

READ Part I with Domino Grey

READ Part III With Melody Diagnosis player Donna Schwartz

Lonely Angel Broken Halo REMIX by Dynamics Plus

April 11, 2011 1 comment
Broken Halo remix single cover artwork

Lonely Angel Domino Grey single Remix- Broken Halo by Dynamics Plus

You know his work behind The Lenzmen. After powering the Domino Grey, Dynamics Plus remixes the popular single Lonely Angel and gives us another version to move to. Revisit Get it Up, Lay it Down.

I took some liberties with the arrangement, but didn’t want to stray too far from the original vibe. You can hear the Drew Spence influence when the drums break into that really marchy rhythm. I sampled the kick from another Domino Grey track that’s from the next album in order to keep the sonics consistent. I very happy with this remix and although it’s longer than the album cut, it seems to zip by pretty fast.  Available on iTunes.

You can always find out more by checking my homesite

Domino Grey Remixes Rihanna Only Girl (in the world)

Domino Grey Remixes Rihanna “Only Girl” (in the world)!/video/video.php?v=10150128812021769

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Original Music is also available on iTunes, Amazon and CDs at

Only Girl lyrics
I want you to love me, like I’m a hot bike
You thinkin’ of me, doin’ what you like
So boy forget about the world cuz it’s only me and you tonight
I wanna make you beg for it , then imma make you swallow your pride

Want you to make me feel like I’m the only girl in the world
Like I’m the only one that you’ll ever love
Like I’m the only one who knows your heart
Only girl in the world…
Like I’m the only one that’s in command
Cuz I’m the only one who understands how to make you feel like a man
Want you to make me feel like I’m the only girl in the world
Like I’m the only one that you’ll ever love
Like I’m the only one who knows your heart
Only one…

Want you to take it like a thief in the night
Hold me like a pillow, make me feel right
Baby I’ll tell you all my secrets that I’m keepin’, you can come inside
And when you enter, you ain’t leavin’, be my prisoner for the night

Want you to make me feel like I’m the only girl in the world
Like I’m the only one that you’ll ever love
Like I’m the only one who knows your heart
Only girl in the world…
Like I’m the only one that’s in command
Cuz I’m the only one who understands, like I’m the only one who knows your heart

only one…

Take me for a ride
Oh baby, take me high
Let me make you rise
Oh make it last all night
Take me for a ride
Oh baby, take me high
Let me make you rise
Make it last all night

Want you to make me feel like I’m the only girl in the world
Like I’m the only one that you’ll ever love
Like I’m the only one who knows your heart
Only girl in the world…
Like I’m the only one that’s in command
Cuz I’m the only one who understands how to make you feel like a man
Only girl in the world…
Girl in the world…
Only girl in the world…
Girl in the world…

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FREE MUSIC RnB Remixes Keke Palmer Megan Rochell K-Swift Omarion

FREE MUSIC RnB Remixes Keke Palmer Megan Rochell K-Swift Omarion

Meghan Rochell

Meghan Rochell

While going through a few music folders I came across a group of remixes for various artists. Here they are, enjoy them.

Keke Palmer

So happy and summery. A young, innocent and fresh vibe was called for. I followed the pitch jump of her vocals and went with an alternating tone for the main melody. The rap verse I went with a phat lead accented melody change-up. I had a sample of 106 and Park that served as the bridge, but I thought for airplay it might not be a sensible addition so I ended up using it in “Fact or Fiction” featuring P.R.O.

Megan Rochell “I Can Be the 1 You Need”

I think this was a contest sponsored by MySpace. I remember uploading my remix and emailing her label the links instead of the actual tracks. I got a reply a year later thanking me for my submission, but never heard which track they actually went with.

K Swift feat. Omarion

Real dark vibe. Not sure why I went here with this one. I like it just the same compared to the original. After working so close with hip hop, it’s a little strange to be branching out to R&B type tracks. I wouldn’t normally generate beats like these and honestly don’t think I could with the inspiration of songs like these in rotation on my system.

Thanks for the listen

Free Music: Remix “Get It Right While I Write”

June 30, 2010 1 comment

Free Music: Remix “Get It Right While I Write”

This song is from the Dynamic Universe Volume 6: Doctor Atomics and the Fortress of Solitude.

Album Cover: Doctor Atomics and the Fortress of Solitude

In  Producer’s Edge Magazine issue 01 DJ/Producer Drawzilla said:

“My job as a remixer is to prolong the life of the track. I must make the remix better than the original. I have to take the song out of its character and take it someplace else.”

That’s a great thought to keep in mind when approaching a remix. I’ve heard of producers that purposely go after an exact opposite vibe, so they remix the up-tempo and energetic track into a more melodic and peaceful version. I usually consider matching the style of the original, but it makes sense to go someplace else since that vibe already exists for that record. Why do it again?

In this case, I wanted to do a reinterpretation of Get It Right While I Write. I took the original drum track, which is futuristic- old-school and went with a more traditional 80s’ pattern. The bassline alternated between thumping twice and sustaining so I went with continuous bounces and kept a sustained note as the transition between the verses and hooks. I was into a chilled-out-headphone zone on the original. In order to feel like I did justice, I upped the energy level and went for more of a head-nodders effect.

I used the Radikal Technologies Spectralis 2 to generate all the sounds for the remix. It’s a groovebox with a step-sequencer, a virtual analog synth and three DSP synths on board. You can find out more about it, by looking at the feature in PE Mag issue 07.  In the middle of the page, click the white triangle to start the flash-based video presentation.

For me, the remix brings a special joy. It’s working with some of my favorite gear and material in a purposeful way and revisiting older songs with a fresh perspective. I encourage producers and artists to consider the remix, not only for the business of capitalizing on a popular record or trying to realize the untapped potential, but to explore a familiar voice with fresh eyes. It’s another chance to Get It Right.


Original Album Version

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Get It Right While I Write

[Dynamics Plus]
This may take a while
Analyze the style get it right while I write
Maybe all of this is just too much for you
Could be my views are made to only touch a few
Maybe the Lenz only comes around every
Now and then think again when you grab the pen

Your Raps an act that’s so inaccurate so I chose to
Go with a flow that’s the most appropriate to choke you with
No alternate for the spent clip or cartridge
Ejected in the spit of a sick lyricist.
Who’s this that claims to be the utmost?
– standing so close to Me with his eyes closed.
What I compose and wrote Will decompose most.
I feel close to Nostradamus I’ll Absorb all you know.
Plus; I’m Nick Nolte, note.
I’m Like lightning strikes, my flow’s a thunderous bolt.
You’re a Joke, lyrics little jolt like licking the end of a nine volt.
I’m Lou Ferrigno, quote: Soon as this blunt sheds its Skin and molts
I’ll join Swayze pushing that coin in ghost.
48 hrs more fiends fiend for morphine
I’d advise you get visine we keep everything green.
Been a fiend since sixteen and seen sicker
Scenes than sealed in the ceilings of the Sistine- that’s my sixteen.

Lenzmen, brain chip Pentium- engine Intel
High class level, Die-cast metal.
Spent Clip and shell, tougher mettle. Resin by Revell
I can tell you’re a toy- made by Mattel
While Roy Batty plays chess with Tyrell.
I’m a Battery- composed from the volts of a million Duracells
William Blatty exorcised the Ghost From my Shell.
I’m the Son of Ja’rell- wearing the red suit from The Cell
While little Carol Ann watched the TV static
Little Jon Benet went away on the eve of the pageant
Now imagine, the Man of steel down in a single leap
In the real world Christopher Reeves receives a wreath
Under my supervision- kids become transparent
In parallel it’s apparent to even mild mannered Bruce Banner
should listen the leader of an elite league Of gentlemen
leaking the sickest speeches, The Lenzmen.

The Griffin Mantis- Dynamically Energized Emcee
Lenzmen Cipher, circular AVX-3
Accustom, lyricists to the sound of the spit
Grounded and surrounded by 106 Agent Smiths
It’s just fair- some just smoke to escape-
Some smoke is bound to escape
I slowly closed his casket and broke it down to his face
Rap’s in a drastic state
I’m a basket case
bracketed in a straight jacket
My cassette with reinvigorate, re- energize And resuscitate-
keep weak emcees running- seeking Sustenance
– form an acid substance secreted from my stomach
I’m sick in a dozen
hit the bulls eye in the soundproof
And switch suits with Collin Farrell when he’s in the phone booth
And recruit Colin Fergusson to let loose.
I animate and Produce verses to reduce the power of those in the room-
Like the end of Superman II in his fortress of solitude.