Sunday, September 18, 2011

Breakbeat Manifesto

Big Cycle Beat

"Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing." ― Salvador Dalí

You simply wouldn't believe the story of this song. It's pretty incredible.

In the spring of 2009, there was a particularly rainy weekend. I didn't have much to do, so I sat down in my music room and started making beats. I had a vocal on my hard drive that I'd downloaded from a site called back in 2007. It was this fella Ashwan spittin' mad knowledge. I'd always meant to do something with it, and so I put it on those beats. I recorded some acoustic guitar as well. Then I uploaded it back to ccmixter (because after all, sharing is caring). Then I forgot about it.

What happened next defies belief. It involves these scantily clad ladies and a Spanish language gentleman's magazine known as "Don Juan", who picked my music up off ccmixter and put it on their promotional video. If you don't believe me you can still see it on their website here.

Go ahead, I'll wait. Latin hotties probably warrant a click-through, yo :-).

So, from my spare room, to the internet, to a photoshoot half a world away. How awesome is that?

Also it got picked up by local radio station WTAK and was played once on their local "home grown" radio show about a year later. That's sort of a footnote compared to the hotties, y'know?

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