A collection of electronic compositions and remixes, all of which had their origins in beat battles hosted by the Stones Throw Message Board. They are, by nature, experimental pieces, and the education they have afforded me has been tremendous.
I have made this available as a free download because it exists in that nebulous grey zone where I have not secured the rights to the source material. If anyone would like to help me with that process, I'd be happy to pursue it, but for now, I will stand by the fact that these pieces are transformative works of art based on found material, much of which the casual aural observer would be hard pressed to identify. I have provided extensive credits on the source material within the individual tracks.
The principle compositional tools I have used are Pro Tools 8 & Reason 4, with Peak and Audio Hijack playing minor roles.
I would like to make clear my gratitude to the artists of Stones Throw Message Board; a collection of producers on the cusp whose sheer love of music and dedication to their craft has been an inspiration, and has surely shaped my own efforts in no small measure. For more information about this great group, please visit:
I would also like to thank SoundCloud, where all of these pieces were originally posted. It is a radically awesome format for posting music and receiving direct feedback. I continue to provide a snapshot there of my process in action as it unfolds:
Shout out, as well, to Stitch, for helping me get my studio on track. I am grateful, and having the time of my life. I hope it is reflected in the music.
released 11 August 2011
Crafted, Mixed & Mastered @ Mad Chatter by Galen Wade.