So what the fuck, StrangeFlow? What’s been up? What’s fucking happening in fucking February? Come on!
First of all, there’s no need to curse at me quite so much; chill the fuck out… Second of all, yes, there’s quite a lot of madness going on in February! Let me explain…
January, for me, was a BIG month. I moved out of my apartment in the Seattle area, and headed down south a ways to Mountain View in the Bay Area of California. I moved in with an old Michigan buddy of mine who was living in the area; we found a really decent two bedroom apartment that actually DIDN’T cost ten trillion dollars per month, which was a spectacular miracle.
Also, I’ve finally gotten over a cold that I brought over from Seattle. I remember while I was on the road I saw a news report on TV about how the whole country has gotten sick, but for whatever reason, California remained mostly unaffected. Well – that is – until I got into town and singlehandedly infected EVERYONE IN CALIFORNIA with my vicious cough/headache/general-ill feeling symptoms! Yes, it was a very ambitious task, but I successfully brought the winter cold to the Bay Area. You’re welcome, Norcal.
I’ve been working on a lot of projects in the last month or two, including new sample packs, a new album, an ebook designed to help the independent musician with motivation and financial applications – ah, and speaking of applications, I’ve been getting into app design lately, as well. I’ve been busy, but am getting ready to show the world some of these new projects I’ve been working on. I’m very proud of ‘em, and I hope everyone is as delighted as I am about them!
Ah, and I also discovered what it means to ask for an ‘Animal-Style,’ Double-Double Burger at In-an-Out Burger…. (try it, it’s fun)
So what the fuck are these fucking sample packs about?
The electo swing one is getting closer to completion, and the second it’s ready, I’ll be showing the world! It’s a sequel to Bassadelic’s most popular audio tool, “StrangeFlow’s Authentic Electro Swing Samples,” and the sequel takes a somewhat similar form as the first one, but with a hell of a lot more beats, and I think it’s something that will prove itself as being a vital tool for the electro swing artist / DJ / producer in 2013! Still no products exist on the market QUITE like it – which makes it a powerful niche to fill. (OK, there IS, to my knowledge, ONE series of products like it, but that series is way more expensive – WAY, WAY more expensive – and it is not filled with authentic ol’ school samples, just new ones… So, as I said, no other product QUITE like SF’s ‘Authentic’ pack exists…
Wasn’t there gonna’ be a Chicago juke beats sample packs?
The juke sample pack! Ah, the story of this one is interesting… So, I actually started it about 4 months ago, and had 70 beats completed… Not a full pack – but a hell of a start (as well as 70 wonky beats for a separate sample package) and all was going OK until my computer crashed and I lost fucking ALL of those loops!!! I didn’t back up my shit because my external hard drives had recently been stolen (right outta’ my damn car) and so the juke beats sample pack (as well as the original wonky samples) were destroyed forever… So, angrily, I spent three days and created 100 wonky beats pack (and damn, that’s the best series of beats I’ve ever done in that short of a time period) but the juke beats got pushed back in development for a little while.
Well, I’ve been working on them a lot lately, and as soon as they’re done, I’ll be sharing them with the world for a very fair price. I’ve been really falling in love with juke the last year or so, and I’m very excited to help out new producers as best I can… (I really want to do more tutorials on juke, too…)
The other sample pack that MIGHT get released in February is a trap production kit, which will include a ton of quality beats and enough one-shot drum samples to strangle a sloth in the broad daylight! (Sloth-strangling… typical violent trap imagery… )
So, aside from everything mentioned above, I also plan to put out more quality articles, and more tutorials, as well…. And, some more of those fun bass and glitch hop memes. Because they make me laugh, and people seem to enjoy them :) Oh, and Yuri wants to do some videos, too…
Also, I really want to thank everybody who has supported this site in every way!
I’ve received such positive feedback in the last six months or so from people who are enjoying the Bassadelic site, and that makes me VERY happy, and encourages me to keep trying hard and doing what I can to try and help out and provide as much useful content as possible! So, thanks everyone! It means an awful lot to me, and I’m so glad to find that love is still VERY much alive in rave culture!
Hmmm… No, I’m not sure that last image REAAALLLY exemplifies what I actually meant to describe when I was talking about LOVE in the Rave Culture… uh….ah well, fuck it. I couldn’t find a decent image right away for ‘LOVE,’ and then I saw that robot-69 one (the same one used for Gentleman Bastard’s Sample Pack that was released last year on this site) and decided, “Meh, that’ll be funny…” So, my hip hop instincts kicked in, and I sampled the shit outta’ that old robot pic…
But anyway, yes, thanks again, everyone. The love and positivity is VERY appreciated, and it helps keep me focused on this site and on music production and trying to offer what I can, as I said earlier. I find it good to constantly have creative and time-consuming projects in front of me, or else I find myself feeling unfulfilled. It also is a great way to meet new friends and get in touch with folks from all over the fucking globe that I might not have ran into otherwise! And I’m NOT talking about Yuri. If anything will destroy this site, it will probably be him ;)