1 Year Of Music — The Story of My Life

This is one of the most important days in my life. I know it could seem unimportant for others, but this literally changed my life. And made 2013 the best year of my life so far. So, why is the 22nd of May so important? Well, it's actually a whole week, but anyway. Let's start everything from the begining — some of you may want to skip the next paragraph(s). Or the entire post.

So, at the begining of time...
...around 19 Dec 2012 I was searching for Trainz Simulator 13 (which, btw, doesn't exist) and I found a ''Plays...'' video for Train Simulator 2013 which made me instantly subscibe to this guy. This is the first and only gaming channel I liked, and is still one of my favourite channels. Now I know I went a little too back in time, but I try to tell everything in the shortest way possible. :D His theme song is made by Dan Bull, who's music I discovered a few months later. He's a rapper who wants to make a song for every video game ever created. His music is kinda cool but it isn't really something that I would normally listen to.

Dan made a few videos with Dave Brown before, but I only said ''Fuck it, I'll subscibe to this guy and see later what he does'' on the 9th of May, when Dan posted a Lyric Or Satiric video with Dave. I haven't watch any of his videos before I saw one in my feed on 22, but that one was the begining of the most important week for me. It was the Pop song made in a day (still better than most pop songs these days). When I saw Veela in that video I tought she was just like any other mainstream female singer, but after I red the comments I tought I'll give her a chance. And I'm so glad I did! I literally liked, favourited and subscribed within the first 30 seconds of the first song I heard, which I think was Majesty. After that I just listened to all of her songs. It was the first time I ever heard good modern music! Before that I was only listening to Michael J. Jackson (still love his music) and some other '70s artists, thinking that good modern music was a dream.

I discovered a lot of Internet musicians and I started listening to EDM because of Veela. It literally changed me and my life, and that's one of the reasons I love her — I let you interpret this in any way you want.
I remember the first time I heard Dubstep. 1-3 days after Veela I dicovered NLJ. I didn't really like his stuff at the begining, but after a week or two I got so used to that stuff that I was already naming the hard head-mashing songs ''nice chill music''. Good ol' times...

The first Approaching Nirvana song I heard was 2nd Flight feat. Veela, but I only subscribed to them after she posted the video for Elite on the 7th of June — later discovered that this was the day Group 12 Remasters & Instrumentals was released — and started listening to their music only after the 21st of June livestream, when they started playing songs from their upcoming album Not Even Once. Since then I'm an Λ→Иimal for life. And actually, I think I listened to their older stuff only after NEO was released. But this might be the wrongest thing I said.

So, that was it! The story of my life, in the shortest way possible. In case someone got this far, don't forget to come to the stream! http://www.mixify.com/ice-trance/event/22nd-of-may-special It will be an awesome 3-hour-long live DJ set in wich I'll try and implement the story of my life using songs!


22nd of May Special Stream

22 May 2013 is one of the most important days in my life, and today I'm happy to announce a special stream dedicated to it! But because 22 is in a Thursday this year, the stream will be on the 24th.
So, this will be diffrent from what I'd normally do. The mix will be more artist focused in the first hour, so hope you like what I used to listen to in 2013 :D After this I will return to something closer to my normal. Also, I might do some giveaways. Maybe. I'll decide that during the stream.
The stream will be at 7 PM BST and it will be around 2-3 hours long, I still don't know as the setlist isn't finished. It could end up being 4 hours long, I don't know, but I'll try to keep it under 3 hours. Anyway, see you there!
I'll post a detailed story later for that crazy guy who will read it, maybe on 22.

RSVP here: http://www.mixify.com/ice-trance/event/22nd-of-may-special


Live DJ Set — Collab With TCABxl

Hello everybody! Those two people who are reading this...
So, I'm doing the first DJ set for the TCABxl streams. He started a project to help small DJs to be known. Anybody can do a mix and send it to him, with only 2 rules:

  • must be 1 hour long (+/- 2 minutes)
  • must be EDM (simillar genres accepted)
The stream will be on February 15th, Saturday, 9pm GTM, at http://thetcabxl.accudio.com/. See you there!

I'll upload my mix on Mixcloud after the stream, so if you miss it go to ''Music'' and search for the Mixcloud link or just click here.


Live Your Life

   So, here's the album! With an unfinished song, an accidentally deleted one (probably the best), 4 new songs (2 of them are remixes) and 4 older ones... That's definitely not how I thought it will be.
   Anyway, the album! It was a lot of hard work! And my PC made it even harder. I've had enough of doing everything 2-5 times slower. And the best thing, I had to finish 5 big school projects 'till the begining of this month. But I managed to finish everything in time! Somehow...
   I think I should stop talking about my problems and say something about the album. I'll put a player below, if you want to listen to it while reading this.

   Loncé, probally my favourite song from the album. Soft, calming, with a simple 4-chords ambiental synth, some background drums, acompanied by a synth/piano and some bass notes, everything at a low volume. It could be edited better, but I didn't realize that with only one channel on. (if I play more channels at the same time my PC crashes)

  ''Classic'' is... "classical". The classic result of the first song, made just for fun. When I opened the studio I wanted to do some Drumstep. I ended up with a Cello line and a "Mottown Guitar" sample, then I recorded some piano notes and automatized the volumes. I literally didn't put any effort in it, just 3 hours playing the piano and 2 other hours of arranging the samples and automatization.

   tNce was the first song made entirely by myself, no loops, no preset MIDIs. It's inspired by Λ→И's Tracer. I wanted to do something progressive and that was the only style I could think of after making the first part.
It's interesting that I composed that song but never noticed something before. I'm listenig to tNce while typing this and it starts to sound diffrent. It could be just because it's 3am, but I hear something in the synth that gives me the feeling of an Ambient song.

   Take a Risk is the first song I actually put effort into. I wanted to start working with +Shahid Munawar and I did an instrumental for one of his songs, "Song For the People". It was in the times when I didn't really know how to produce music and I was still using samples for the parts I didn't have ideas for. So I did the song that now is named "Take a Risk" and, I don't know if just because of the bass — that I was thinking of replacing with something darker but I never told him that, don't know why  he said that it wasn't what he was hoping for and everything ended then. Another problem with this collaboration would've been to find someone to sing the lyrics. So, yeah. Well, I hope we will work togheter sometime. I always like to read his posts, even though I didn't have time in the last months. You should definitely check his blog, Views Of A Depressed Soul.

   Enjoy Your Life, a repetitive Funk song made entirely with loops. It's... I just wanted to do something funky. The hard guitar parts were just for making the song diffrent and weird. Yep, that's the way I was thinking about my music when I started. But it does not sound that bad. It could actually be a good song, and I will surely make a remix of it in the future.

   So here I am, at 5am, finishing the last thing for the release of my first album. It could be a lot better, but I'm just at the beginning. For the first time in the last month I have some free time. I have to find something that I'll do instead of sleeping. Now where's my bed?

"Live Your Life, the rising of new producer, from the first shitty song to the somewhat better ones made at the end of 2013."
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