June 1, 2011
Sorry I have been very busy lately. But I wanted to post this little gem from Grant Cutler. I first listened to this a couple years ago and it physically and emotionally affected me as I listened to it for around one straight week everyday. It’s kind of draining – in a good way. It really opened my mind.
Anyway, he had a release show last night at N & E so sorry for the late tip on that, but def. check out this release out on Innova via 12″.
Buy it Here at Innova Records store
More info. from City Pages via an interview
So, NyteTraxx is pretty much going to be a music publisher now. I think it has happened the only way I would feel comfortable with it happening for me personally – by accident. Music publishing is pretty confusing, but one aspect isn’t: traditional sync/licensing opportunities. NyteTraxx was set up as “NyteTraxx LLC”, and of course it’s another name for the record label I started in 2008. But, it’s also going to be the main parent company I start other labels under, and complete licensing / publishing deals through.This all came about because I am partnering with IRIS distribution for worldwide release / digital music sales. They have made a good mark in the digital distro scene (handling labels like Ghostly/Ninja Tune), and they also have the right contacts – so they started new media/ trad sync company, Blinker Interactive. NyteTraxx is partnering with Blinker to handle (non-exclusive basis), licensing of all NyteTraxx Records releases. I worked with all artists on prior NyteTraxx releases and it was agreed upon with all that we move forward – so great news there.
Also in 2011, I started another record label called Everliving Sound. I’m very excited for this record label because it has almost turned into a “minneapolis development label” for new artists that all have a similar vibe who, I feel aren’t getting the recognition they deserve. Or artists that need a kick in the ass to do more music. There’s probably 5 EPs for this label slated for 2011. Yes, no shit. It’s May and there has not been 1 release and I’m planning 5. Not a problem. Anyway, the cool thing is these releases are also accepted under NyteTraxx LLC for digi distribution and sync opps through IRIS/Blinker. So, the goal is, in a shrinking music sales environment, to turn some revenue for new artists in different ways.The last piece of the puzzle (well, maybe the last way?) is IRIS/Blinker are accepting the entire catalog of my personal music as for their new media and trad. sync services. I have made so many instrumental / quick songs/ demos over the years I lost track. I’m guessing hundreds – like maybe 200 or 300 songs. Just ask Kate Iverson – I send her 30-50 songs every time she needs some music for a mixed media project she’s working on. Karma is working overtime as I have had a few occasions this year where people out of the blue contact me on SoundClound about licensing music. This is one of those proverbial moments when numerous things happen simultaneously – to confirm you’re on the right path. Only fitting, as 2011 has pretty much been a confirmation of my last 22 years of making music.
So, now my 2011 goal (on top of the others), is to collate all songs from 1999 on, weeding out ones that can’t be used, re-doing mixes for many, mastering quickly all (on my own, sorry huntley I’m sure you’d love to take this project on), sending them on for their new life to sit in a licensing catalog instead of my hard drive!!! This is good.
I remember a piece of advice one established producer/ artists gave me in 2006 – to get my songs out of my hard drive and into the world (advice I pass on to most artists I speak with, btw). It looks like my songs will finally starting to get a chance to do that! Just don’t be surprised if I contact you about that bootleg of your song I remixed 1999-2011, because odds are I worked on a bootleg of your song sometime between 1999-2011.
April 27, 2011
I have been very busy and not able to hunt any new mpls elegtronic music, but thankfully one of the best music blogs in mpls has been posting a lot of great stuff lately, not only a Mux Mool interview with exclusive track, but this nice little post on some new mpls elegtronig music:
check it out – I’m particularly liking that Little Foot project myself.
April 12, 2011
officially starting my new record label, Everliving Sound. It’s not pop music, not experimental, no one genre ..just good “thought provoking music” spanning songwriter/RnB/electronic and all the space between. So far, all plans are for MPLS artists. very excited
March 23, 2011
I’m happy to present my latest Nyteowl songs – TOKYO EP. We pretty much created these songs last summer. Tim was in Tokyo on vacation and I was in Minneapolis – it all came together last week. But also, last week was a difficult time for Japan and the world. We need to keep Tokyo/Japan and all those affected in our heart and mind and take action to donate $$ if at all possible. While this EP has no direct relation to the recent catastrophic events in Japan, it hopefully it will help us reflect upon the situation often.
Finally, if you didn’t hear the good news, we’re happy because Juno Records (UK) is going to have a new label “Love Interest Records” and we’re going to be the first artist release via 12″/digi worldwide. We love Juno and are so incredibly thankful. Look for it soon.. the release will be called “Love of Mine” (Original release on “detroit ep”, january 2011).
2) Light of Youth
3) Tokyo Time
4) Sleepwalking (Alix III instrumental mix)
5) Light of Youth (Alix III instrumental mix)
Tracks 1-3 mixed by J.Conlon (Minneapolis), tracks 4-5 mixed by Alixander III in Toronto. Mastered by Huntley Miller in St. Paul, MN. Guest vocals from the fantastic Raechel Bosch, recorded by Ryan Olcott in Minneapolis, MN. Guitar from Todd Cushing (Detroit, MI). Photo by Cato Strømsvik.
Tentative Release Date: June 7, 2011
Here are some songs from the lot via Sound Cloud- hope you like them!!
Pre-sale at Bandcamp:
Nyteowl // NyteTraxx
March 12, 2011
The Push is a Twin Cities project from Dave Wesley and Casey Borchert. I met Dave years ago when he ran his sound empire under Sursumcorda (record label and nightclub). He interviewed me on his radio show and gave me my first release under my MUMRA alias.
Both the Push, and his current solo music (available here under Dave Wesley), really developed over the years into this great sounding deep, dubby club music. According to the data available on his site, it’s known as “Deep dub techno and deep house based on the principles of sacred geometry”.
In particular I’m loving The Push, Muladhara 117_4 Session v1 which was released not too long ago in February 2011. I’m definitely going to play some when I DJ out at Barbette/Red Stag over the next few months. Perfect to set the mood and eat food. You can find all the data about it below – check it out.
Deep dub techno and deep house based on the principles of sacred
geometry hot sex.
Perfect early evening club music.
Aids Digestion and Gestation.
Arctic Dub (Sursumcorda) Label
Name your own price (with no minimum) at http://thepush.bandcamp.com/track/muladhara-117-4-session-v1
Released by: Arctic Dub (Sursumcorda)
Release/catalogue number: ADTP004
Release date: Feb 1, 2011
February 24, 2011
my main project Nyteowl is gonna get a 12″/Digi record release through JUNO RECORDS (UK)!!!!….digital + all over the world in all the cool record shops!! holy shit. First of all, WE LOVE JUNO RECORDS. That’s where I buy tracks for downloading so karma is good! They have released some great stuff on their label too. Also, so happy because been busting ass over the years and had all sorts of cool stuff happen, but the release has eluded me. In the changing music market, I could not think of a better label to work with.
CHEERS ALL!! 2011 is gonna be great!
February 12, 2011
click above Perfect Porridge link for HQ DL.
or below at Jacques C’s place..
or buy it here…
February 8, 2011
Ok, I understand that Mr. Projectile is not local to Minneapolis anymore, he’s known as a “West Coast artist”. But I cut my teeth, well round one at least, in the same breathing space as this guy. The first live show I ever played as MUMRA, he fixed my huge, fucking audio problems at the venue (er coffee shop). I did 2 bootleg remixes of his stuff the next day. Maybe I should post that shit..t. Anyway, that was in like 1949. Really nice (unless you’re a shithead at his show) and often under-appreciated, I always felt connected to his sound. Very good music over the years…
So, Mr. Projectile is releasing a new EP called IN THE FOG. From what I understand you can buy the release here at Addictech. Release date: Feb. 7, 2011.
February 2, 2011
Estate happen to be two very cool dudes from Minneapolis doing well (doing what they want, when they want, how they want.. if you can’t tell this by reading my blog by now, is the #1 important thing in life) and making a ton of music lately. Estate’s label Mullet Records (UK) just released their highly popular artist Tesla Boy, along w/ an Estate remix, on Juno Records (MY FAVOURITE) January 31. It’s Feb. already, so get on it.
What are my thoughts on the remix?
PARTY STARTING JAM(z). alert.
Mullet Records, via the fossil dino of music sites