Mr Maps is an amazing band and when I was asked if I wanted to do a remix of one of their tracks I couldn’t pass it up. I added vocals and took 2 of the basic structures from the song to create a more “hunz” sounding track. I am especially proud of the build up when I sing “I can’t leave us, I can’t leave us now”. Thank you Mr Maps for allowing so many people to mess up your inspiring work.
It’s been a long time coming but here is my 1st ever video clip and it’s for my new song “I get chills”.
I’ll point you over to Who the hell and later this week go into more details with who was involved but for now enjoy!
People have described it as “Crunchy and Loud” and I am really proud of it. It is a song about confronting apathy. The album cover is a still frame from the unreleased video clip that will feature some of my own Creative, Vfx and Animation work. I have received help from some very talented and awesome people that have donated their time and energy into my clip, which has been very humbling, and I can’t wait to show you it when it’s done.
Until then (I have to get back to working on it ), Enjoy the new track. (and it’s only 2bucks)
Scott spark asked me to do a remix of one of his wonderful tracks called “What is in a world”. I asked very nicely if I could do a reworking, which is the way I love to do mixes, and he agreed – Thank you Scott. It really was a pleasure to work on this track and push into a sound that I am hoping hunz will occupy more when we release new music. It’s a free to download so please enjoy.
I’ve been in the demo scene for a long time. I remember when I watched demos on my amiga that I had downloaded from BBS’s (this is pre-internet) and learning about the demo parties that happened each year where coders, musicians and gfx artist competed to see who could push things further then those before them. It was awesome in my eyes, really awesome. For me there where 2 musicians that inspired my love for tracking one was 4mat and the other was Moby (no not that newage hippy, whom I also like) but the scener. Thank you 4mat and Moby for inspiring me to start writing tracker music in the scene because I wouldn’t have the sound I have today if it wasn’t for that.
Although this is a different mix of the track here is the original of the song that won best soundtrack. If you feel the need to support what I do then purchasing this will help. Listen and purchase – All falls down. A little about this track, I wrote this all in Buzz and mixed it all down in Cubase. This was first written on piano and then played into buzz, I rarely do it in that order but it gave it a different feel.
Later this year I will be releasing a chiptune sounding album on renoise (and digital download) as I pay my respects to the original demoscene. This will be released under the side project 7bitHero. I’m really excited about this project as I want to bring the demoscene sounding music into the mainstream. It has always been my passion to get this music out there and heard. There are just so many better artists in the demoscene then myself and I would really love to see them more recognized.
Thank you scene.org and everyone in the demoscene. I am honoured.
I love Japan. I grew up watching a lot of cartoons that were over dubbed for English consumption. I later became more fascinated by the culture when I took Japanese language studies at school. That also led to my first experience of sushi. These few imprints planted a deep love for the place.
A few weeks back, when those images started rolling in, when the earthquake and tsunami hit, my heart broke for the country. I was totally silenced. It was one of those cases where it is too much to take in. I’ve been praying for Japan and it’s speedy recovery ever since.
A few days after that event I was contacted by Chris Perren (Mr.Maps) and he wanted to put together a Japanese covers album. He has asked local artists to cover famous Japanese songs and then the proceeds from all sales go to raising money for the disaster. It is a fantastic idea as you feel so helpless over here and wonder what you can do to help out and with this small project we can.
I reconstructed the happy theme tune from “Astro Boy” as it was one of my all time favourite shows growing up. I merged it with some sweet J-Pop sounds and then created a new take on the tune. It’s an amazingly eclectic album and purchasing this will help raise money for Japan. I’ll post more about this track later but for now enjoy the heart that everyone has put into this! If you want to just listen to my song only press play below.
Big thanks to Chris Perren from Mr.Maps on this project.
The Demo scene is truly where my musicality came from. To have my music Nominated for Best Soundtrack in a demo is possibly one of the most humbling experiences – it’s awesome!. It was quite an accident that I was considered to score this demo but I am so glad it happened. I have been a BIG fan of CNCD & Fairlight and I thank them for allowing me to remix my track All falls down for this one. Thank you to Scene.org for your support as well.
If you love reading about process then you should stop and look at this page. Smaash has done a wonderful job about the challenges in coding a demo like this.
And if you wanna see all the Nominees and even vote then you can follow this link Scene.org | Hunz
There are a few bands around Brisbane that I love and Re:Enactment is one of them. They asked me if I would be interested in playing with them as they launched their EP and luckily I could do the show!!. The show is this Saturday night at the Troubadour and I urge you to book tickets online before this show sells out (which you can do here.)
Here is a little snippet of what went down on Saturday night. I had an awesome night . I got to meet people who are passionate about computer music and then hear their wonderful tones that came from old hardware (gameboys and amiga’s). Thanks for this quick capture of the night 10k. Very awesome .
You can hear a little snippet of my upcoming track from 7bit hero in this wrap up. The song is called “Level 01 – Cat and Bird wake up Boy. Computer can’t sing.”
We are doing a hunz presents 7bit hero show at the valley fiesta pocket music. I had the privilege of doing the poster art for this one and then got a crazy idea to animate this one as well. Hope you guys enjoy it. I would love to send a big /hug out to my wife and ivmotion crew for help on this one. Thank you Manabar and Valley Fiesta for supporting the crazyness of the chip music scene. Oh don’t forget to come to this show too
Here is the artwork.
Did I mention that 7bit hero is turning into an Ep?