Up next on the Discovery Train, a duo who creates true power from their instrumentation
When you come across good music by accident, it’s damn near like Christmas in July. You start to look into the musician and/or group, find as much of their music as possible and just tune out the outside world as you musically veg out and enjoy the plentiful bounty you’ve obtained. That feeling is consistently something I look for every time I search for new sounds and between Ivan Jackson (Trumpet) and Conor Rayne (Drums), every time they drop something new, it feels like Christmas has arrived in style.
When I first listened to Brasstracks, what grabbed me was how smooth their approach was to a song. To explain, take their track “Corduroy,” as an example. It’s the type of jazzy, lively sound you can play at anytime, anywhere and everyone present will start nodding their head with the beat and start asking you “Yooo, what is this?!” (I know this because I’ve done that very thing with my friends). Their production also makes the quality of the track greater, creating this feeling of “I’m listening to something special” enter your head for every song you listen to by them.
And when it comes to the cover lifestyle, they seem to get even more impressive. There are many different types of covers out there by many different types of talented folks, but when you hear a Brasstracks version, it will be your main go-to version from that point on. Don’t believe me? Check out their “Trophies” Drake cover and get back with me. Because to have the ability to make a track sound betterthan the original sound is no small feat.
Not going to lie, I feel big things are in store for these guys. Their sound is too strong for me to think otherwise…
Hello fellow music faithful! It’s been quite some time since I last updated the blog and I wanted to give you all a heads-up as to why. To start, I’ve actually been delving into the world of B-boy (break dancing) for the past few months. I’ve recently been interested in the dance scene so I spent an entire month or so practicing the fundamentals of B-boy, starting with Toprock. I think I have it (the fundamentals) mostly down and that’s probably all I’ll want to do for now. It has been hellaciously fun and I do recommend trying out dancing or whatever you’ve been wanting to do! It’s never too late nor is it impossible. Just do the damn thing!
Here’s some example of Toprock from Milestone Breaks:
Continuing on, I’ve also been writing up a music piece to put on a newly created site called Rage Kitty. The creators (one of them being a college friend) have been busy updating it, so not sure when the piece will be up or not. But if it’s a no go, I’ll just upload it here. I enjoy writing my thoughts on music, so this was a fun opportunity to do so and help out a friend at the same time!
And I’ve also been finding more and more music during my time away as well. My goodness, so much good stuff I’ll be posting on down the line! From the B-boy sound to chill mixes and more. I think the next artist discussed will have some…”horn flavor” involved, hehhehe
So again, stay tuned for much more on the Discovery Blog! I know I’ve never been away this long but when I am, it means I’m doing a lot behind the scenes, hahaha!
What’s going down, my fellow music lovers? For this month, I’ve decided to talk a little on albums I’ve listened to and enjoyed this past month. You’ll find an interesting combo of sound that has peaked my interest. I definitely suggest you check these albums out when you get a chance. Let’s start with….
Hey guys! Just wanted to say that I’ve recently obtained a job a few weeks ago, so I’ve been trying to set a schedule for myself in order to keep things focused and consistent. Expect an official Discovery post sometime early next month.
What I’m planning next revolves around a possible double feature (two artists in one post). Who knows, eh? EHHHHHHH? Hahahaha