Tuesday, 29 January 2013

The Blade Runner connection...

In one side we have Blade Runner an 1982 American dystopian science fiction action film directed by Ridley Scott, in the other side we have London an 2013 Portuguese deep house music produced by The Halfgame.
What do they have in common, probably nothing, but I believe this is a cool way to start a post.

Now seriously, London was produced in the first place having in mind a deep house vibe. As the song creation progressed I got stuck without any convincing grove that could enhance the music. The primary theme was there with a deep strong beat a great voice buildup and percussion twist. But then no matter how much I tried no sound seem to fit the mood of the track.

Days passed and I was unable to progress, stubbornly the sounds refused to appear. I was very disappointed with my lack of inspiration moreover because I knew this music had an awesome vibe and just needed one more sound to unlock the complete grove.

After some frustrating attempts and when I was almost ready to give up on my unsuccessful masterpiece, something interesting happened. Almost by accident and in a desperate effort I stumble on a sound that fused automatically and teleported the music to an all new level.

Now here is where the Blade Runner reference enters. This sound gave this track that spacey, cyber-punk vibe reminiscent of the 1982 American dystopian science fiction action film directed by Ridley Scott. This retro vibe really complemented the music in perfection giving it a very original vibe. Finally I was able to complete the track and share it with the world.

And you know what? Blade Runner is one of my favorite movies of all time.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

House music with a twist...

“Spring Love”, my most recent production, is a simple house music with a twist. This track begins with a very simple four tempo beat that is complemented with a soft afro vibe.
As the music progresses and new sounds are added to the mix it becomes clear that this is a very difficult track to fit into a specific genre or style of dance music.

This clubish house music gains its strenght on the mix of synth sounds that varies from french house sintesyzers to a more american house vibe loops.
This mixtures of styles give this music a very unique groove that sets it appart from any other track that I’ve produced so far. I dont know if it is the slow tempo of the synth loops or the lack of the jazzy vibes that are a trademarks for most of my productions.

Your opinion is very important to me and I would like very much for you to leave your comments and thoughts about my work. Please feel free to post them, all will be welcome. 

For now I’ll leave you with my last prodiction hopping that you enjoy.


Sunday, 20 January 2013

Deep Down memory lane

“Deep Down” is my latest production. This progressive tech House music relies on strong beats and deep house synths. Originally this music had a very strong distorted bass sound, but as the track progressed I had to remove it. There was some kind of displacement on that sample that didn’t really fit the groove.

After that the music was totally redone and then it became what it is now.
There’s also a 80´s vibe deep buried inside that wasn’t intentional but turn out to be very surprising and gave this track some kind of unique vibe.

There’s a long break in the music that was used to reduce the monotony of the track. In that break you can hear a French voice sample that reinforces that deep house vibe. That´s a very impressive voice sample that I wanted to include in this track no matter what.

This track was produced using as inspiration some of the late 90’s tech house and deep house tracks that were very popular in those days. I really enjoyed producing this music and revisiting some of those wonderful memories. I even included, just for fun, a small sound sample from one of my favorite late 90's records. See if you can discover what it is.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

The Walking Man

"The Walking Man" was my first ever music production. This progressive deep house track was completed in 17 December 2011.

I’ve decided only now to post it because I believe that this track really has an innocent and at the same time mysterious vibe.

Simplicity complemented by some very unique and strong samples is some of this track trademarks.

Hope You enjoy.
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Thursday, 3 January 2013

Last from 2012

This will is my last production of 2012. Goodbye to the old and welcome the new.
This chillout music was intended to be an experiment but a as time went along I've discovered that there was more to it.
This track turnout to be very emotional and cinematic and instantly became one of my favorites.

Hope You enjoy.
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