The latest offering from the 64 bar collective is now on Bandcamp, available as a name your own price download.
Oceandrift is a remix chain. What the hell is a remix chain?
Kelp explained: “A remix chain is the process of a second artistremixing a track delivered to them by the first artist, and then passing the stems of the remixed track onto a third artist, and so on. Eventually, the penultimate person passes their remixed stems back around to the original artist, who remixes all the remixes in one track to complete the chain”
“The results are astounding, considering each part of the chain only hears the previous track,” said Kovas, from 64 bar music.
“This is a bit of a break from the norm for 64bar, as the tracks aren’t constrained by the normal parameters of tempo or length.
Oceandrift is a marvelous journey from the opening track, which floats underwater, through hard-edged electronic noise and leading-edge progressive sounds. You can get it right now, here
For a few months now previous contributors to the 64 bar challenge mixes and some other Ninja forum members have been collaborating together on a new project known at the moment as The Ninja Remix Chain. 64 Bar Music caught up with organiser Kelp to find out more..
A while back, the Cut and Run project was devised by 64bar’s Techdef and Red Havoc, and on the day the video hits you tube, we thought it would be a cool idea to hightlight what is a very creative concept, done well.
The idea behind the game was that the first participant would produce four bars of original music, send the finished four bars to a nominated member who would assemble the finished pierce, and then send just their fourth bar to the next player who would then develop their own four bars from that point and repeat the process.
That’s right you have spoken. And you have called for 98 bpm to be the tempo of choice for the next 64 bar mix
Cool beans. Deadline is Jan 31 2010. Get writing.
For those who havent done it before
Heres what to do.
Write a track 64 bars in length @ 98 bpm.. then tag on an 8 bar intro, and 8 bar outro for mixing purposes/
Bear in mind, the DJ we have for this is into his beat juggling.. so a percussive intro with tiny vocals that would lend itself to juggles would be good. But not mandatory, so if you wan’t to use alpine cowbells or space noises from Uranus. That’s fine.