Downbeat and Down Sizing
  • From : Canterbury, United Kingdom
  • Joined : Mon 3rd Sep 2012, 7 years ago

About Me

Buddhist Dad and bearded vegetable grower living in Kent, UK. I downloaded Magix Music Maker to amuse my kids and got hooked on producing tunes. Am now wanting more than the pre-loaded loops and beats and looking for ways to better my production. Not a professional, though, just having fun!

Instruments I play

I play acoustic guitar and (Irish) bouzouki for making folky noises, also a bit of djembe. Knowing one end of a keyboard from the other would probably be more handy!

Software I Use

Magix Music Maker 16

Hardware I Use

Listening To Right Now

Headmix collective.
All kinds of people on Soundcloud and Looperman.

10 Favourite Albums

Zion Train - Passage to Indica
Tricky - Maxinquaye
Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
Neil Young - After The Goldrush
Return to the Source - Deep Trance and Ritual Beats
Dead Can Dance - Spleen and Ideal
Ozric Tentacles - Erpland
Sisters of Mercy - Some Girls Wander By Mistake
Vibronics - Dub Italizer
Jairamji - Kindred Spirits

My Influences / Fav Artists

Downtempo, dubby, world and mostly older artists ranging from KLF (Chill Out album), Scanner, Loop Guru, Banco De Gaia, Aphex Twin, Zion Train, Afro-Celt Sound System and Aes Dana. Also trip hop - Massive Attack, Tricky, Portishead usw. Stuff on Warp in the 90s - Autechre, Seefeel, Squarepusher, Plaid.

My Music Sounds Like

Nobody actually recording I doubt! Am still very amateurish sounding and definitely nowhere near cutting edge. In fact I think the cutting edge and me are not even nodding acquaintances let alone friends. Probably some resemblence to old school trance, spacey/psychedelic stuff and new wave electronica.

In My Other Life I ...

Meditate, practice yoga, grow vegetables and raise my kids. I used to be an academic biologist and now write science/health articles for the interwebs.