My Christmas & New Year Present To You

Hello folks!

I’ve been caught up in a lot of things and the last week has been quite hectic, but I did find the time to make one last video before the year ends on my YouTube channel BOMBEATS.

I know it’s a little late but I’ve just been a bit under the weather as well. But a gift is a gift whether it’s late or on time.

It’s my tribute to a musician who has inspired me considerably throughout my late teenage and adult life.

Thom Yorke of Radiohead.

I recently tweeted to all the band members wishing them a Merry Chirstmas and surprisingly their drummer Philip Selway(whom I also admire a lot) liked my tweet. It felt pretty awesome that an actual band member of my favourite band in the world acknowledged my little tweet on Christmas Day, it meant a lot 🙂

Here it is

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It made my day and it was my ultimate moment as a Radiohead fan.

So I decided to do something in return and made this little video.

Here it is my gift to you for Christmas and New Years Eve 2016.

Just sit by a fire and hit play and admire the sheer brilliance! Enjoy 🙂

I hope this makes your week even more special.

It might not be available in the United States because that’s what a notification said but I’m sure you can find a work around using a proxy website based in Europe or whatever.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.

This video, I think, is a fitting end to the year.

Here is a piece of art by Stanley Donwood as well.. just because I’m bored and I like his art.

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After all the wars, terrorist attacks and deaths, the departing of musicians, actors, writers, academics etc along with all the fads and viral things that came and went and the people who came to power and those that faded away, the close people we lost, the new people we gained, the new opportunities, the little tragedies, the falling apart, the unbeatable feelings, the experiences, the adventures, the new places, all the things we learned this year that helped us re-invent ourselves and of course the thoughts, the emotions and the words that make us human – In a way all of that helped us grow from our old selves into this new self one year onward and please may it continue, because that’s the process of life and living it.

As Bob Marley put it many years ago – “My riches is, Life Forever.”

I think this tiny little video offers some solace after a frantic year, saying that our optimism is justified, after all, to believe in a better life and better days ahead is what keeps us going.

These are my last words for the last few days of 2016 and I wish you all the best for 2017.

Take Care

Cheers!

🙂

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End Of The Year Mix – Goodbye 2016(BOMBEATS HOTEL)

Hey folks!

I haven’t posted here for a bit because I’ve been meeting a lot of old friends who have come down to Bombay for the holiday season and it’s been quite hectic.

It’s been an awesome month so far and an good year, well most of it at least. There has been a lot of stuff that’s happened over the course of the year that has been eye-opening and surreal in it’s own way along with a few downsides, like every year. I’ve learned and grown a lot which is the most important thing. It’s safe to say that I’ve been at a rather consistent, calm, composed and peaceful state of mind for most of the year.

I’m planning on documenting a lot of things next year, based on some stuff I saw online, so yes I’m pretty excited for the new year.

I’ve got lots of plans for 2017! I hope they all work out.

It’s been great blogging for a full year as well, it’s a nice release, so thank you for following.

The key takeaway from 2016 in two words is – “Look within.”

For anything and everything in life, the more we seek around and outside ourselves, it mostly leads to disappointments, whatever you’re trying to achieve in life i.e whatever you’re searching for, is also searching for you! as put by Rumi, so start from within. Look inside your own heart, soul and mind for all the answers and all the happiness you seek.

Whatever you’re doing, make sure it doesn’t interfere with your well-being and state of mind. I think at the end of the day our state of mind matters the most and don’t let situations, people, events etc bring you down, disassociate with all that and focus on experiencing the moment, in its entirety, the NOW.

Take it easy and take it as it comes. Keep it light and moving, as that Radiohead song goes 🙂

I’m leaving you guys with a year end mix that I made a couple of days ago. It’s got a lot of tracks that I like and it’s a multi-genre mix. I prefer to not limit myself to a specific genre and try my best to listen to everything out there, most of it that I like that is.

It’s got all the right elements that I like and it’s a nice little trip and a half that lasts for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Here it is. It’s my favourite mix that I’ve made this whole year. Hit play and enjoy ! 🙂

Like I said, it’s one of my best, mainly because I’ve seamlessly integrated a lot of genres into one mix.

Hit play and drift off.

Have a great last week of 2016 and an even better 2017!

Cheers!

Peace 🙂

Random Word Poetry – Day 1 & 2

Hey Folks,

I hope you all are enjoying the holidays in your countries. Christmas is 9 days away so I hope all of you are having a good time!

In the build up to my book release, I’ve decided to do this v-log or video series where I make a small poem out of a random word everyday. It’s basically to help improve my creativity, writing skills and thought process apart from just something for when I’m bored 😛

My book should be out in two months, I’m currently working with the publishers, ironing out all the details and stuff.

I’ve got a heavy Jim Morrison influence because I’ve read his poetry the most and The Doors are one of my all time favourite bands.

So here are the first two episodes of – Random Word Poetry.

1. Word – Pastrami

2. Word – Scissor

So that’s the first two days, I will keep posting more everyday, so I hope you like it !

And since it’s going to be Christmas soon,  here is my favourite football team in the world wishing everybody a Merry Christmas!

I’ll be back with Sets For Sundays this Sunday and an end of the year playlist titled Goodbye 2016, so stay tuned for that and these Random Word Poems.

Endless Night should be out in February 2017.

Take Care!

Happy Holidays!

Cheers! 🙂

 

 

Wednesday Vibes – Episode #008 – In Limbo

Wednesday Vibes is back and it’s making up for Sunday as well. Yea, I missed Sets For Sundays this past weekend but it’s alright.

This week has been pretty weird. I’ve got this weird feeling of being in limbo. I don’t know why exactly, it’s just this strange feeling like I’m stuck in a proper state of limbo. I guess it’s probably just this massive leap I’ve taken to pursue music and become a music producer. It’s scary to venture into such a field with zero background and training at my age. I’m 26 and I should be already settled by now, you know with my own house, a woman and a steady source of income etc, but I guess everyone’s journey is different.

I’m just going to go for it and pursue it seriously. I’m taking a couple of classes stating next month. I’m learning the Keyboard and Music theory plus the DAW Software – Ableton through a couple of private tutors who aren’t too expensive and I’m pretty kicked about it.

I guess I shouldn’t judge myself after 2 weeks. But yeah, my family isn’t too excited about this, they’ve all told me to get a “real” job and accept one of those many finance jobs that are coming my way….. Fuck that! Lol 😛

So I’m giving myself a year and a half to perfect the software and learn the keyboard, enough to make enough material to cut a proper album. A good enough one. I’m pretty excited to see what I can come up with.

I’m also planning to spend some time at a friend’s studio if he’s cool with it that is, in say February or March. I’ll ask him when I’m a bit better with the technicalities.

I suck right now, my music sucks, everything is all off and all over the place, I just know it but I have no clue how to correct it. I’m determined to get better though. #KeepGoing

And I want to do a masters in music as well but only after I have sufficient knowledge. So let’s see how it goes.

Thankfully though, I have a job at the moment that takes care of basic stuff and I have a book releasing in February as well and I’m applying for a couple of more writing gigs on other websites.

So I balance my day between writing and messing with the MIDI controller, but this month is just the messing around phase – I’ve realised that there is no point posting any tunes now because they aren’t upto my own standards firstly, so forget other peoples I HAVE TO GET BETTER. It starts in January and by April-May 2017, I better have made a lot of progress.

I’ve basically failed at many things in my life you name it – college, relationships, jobs, business, health, the whole fucking lot. But it’s taught me a lot of things. I’ve rectified them slowly, I graduated last year after a lot of lows but the main transformation started this year when I made a conscious effort to get clean, and the clarity in my head is just amazing. So I’m heading into the new year with a lot of wisdom and lot of determination.

Music and Writing have been two things I was good at since I was 10, so it’s a no-brainer here. Attempting anything in the arts, anything creativity based though is really daunting but that being said, I’m pretty excited about this. I’m doing this! Not for anybody else but for ME.

I just wish I had someone, a girlfriend or a friend to talk to about all my aspirations and someone who would support, believe in and encourage me because everybody tells you not to do it.

But yeah I’m happy on my own at the moment, it’s pretty sweet acutally. #Lonerism

Let’s see what unfolds. So here is a playlist for the week. Which I made a couple of days ago.

Take a little trip 😉

Ok so I gotta run and watch a game that I’m covering and it’s a Chelsea game so cheers peeps! Cmon Chelsea ! #COYB #CFCTilliDie

Kick off is in exactly 5 minutes !

Enjoy the holidays! 🙂

Take care

Morphonoise – And The Beat Goes Om -Slow Improvement(Hit Play!)

Hola Folks!

I’ve been working with the M-Audio Oxygen 25 MIDI Controller/Keyboard for 6 days in all and I will post a review soon-ish.

So for the past 24 hours I’ve been honing my skills aiming to get better and better slowly.
I’ve been digging for samples I like and can flip for the last two days and decided on a few to put into a 2 track debut thingy. I actually made a few more but they aren’t that great and the mastering is all over the place.

I’m just slightly happy with the result in a way, honestly I have miles to go before I become really good at this, but the little happiness is because it’s only been 6 days and I honestly did not expect to progress so fast. I’ve been addicted to the thing. My first few attempts weren’t that great and I didn’t like the final output but I’m slowly improving, baby steps as I mentioned earlier.

So here are a couple of tracks I made in the last 24 hours, I woke up at 6.30 am yesterday(Friday) morning and it’s 5.30 am now(Saturday).

Don’t ask me how I stay awake for 24 hours and stuff, my sleep cycles are just not normal, it’s extremely random, I sleep whenever I get sleep, ever since I shut down my business that is, but it’s fine I guess.

Thankfully I can do what I please with my time and continue to improve in music and writing and make a living as well.

Being a creative person who was asked to get a “real” job was always an problem for me. But I’m glad I’ve decided to ditch that and pursue what I really want to.

Here are my two latest tracks. Have a listen.

Ok so now I have to get some sleep. I hope you like the tracks.

Also I was trying to figure out if I could score a film and I ended up making some really and I mean really dark music. I have no clue how, I used no samples like the tracks above and I made everything with my keyboard and beat pads.

It’s perfect for a horror film and I’m sure a lot of people would shit themselves, if it played in a theater during some scary scene.

So I’m just going to leave that here.

Do not be alarmed, this is just random music that flowed out of me, I have no clue from where though, it’s funny, I do have a darkside, hence my tattoo depicts the duality of light(good) and dark(bad) but I’ve learned to embrace that side of me, I seek the good things and the light and of course peace. Also as mentioned in the tweet, I’m waiting for the beginning of Hans Zimmer’s film scoring masterclass which I have signed up for. It should be pretty awesome!

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Two take-aways from the promo ads are a couple of awesome quotes

“Everybody tells you not to do it[music] but you should anyway, if there is a rule, break it!”

“Making music is like creating a story, your own story!”

Love it. Cannot wait for it.

I will post a review of my MIDI keyboard+controller and some awesome websites you have to check out if you’re interested in music production and as bonus I’ll be sharing some rare awesome drum kits that I use a lot.

Hope you guys enjoyed the tracks!

“The darkness is beneath”
“Keep it light and keep it moving”

Some Radiohead song quotes hehe 😛

Cheers!

🙂

Wednesday Vibes – Episode #007 – 2 New Tracks, Slight Progress Is Always Good Juice

Hey folks!

I’m a bit late with this one, so I’m going to keep this short because I haven’t slept all night. As I write this, it’s 8 AM  so I’m about to crash soon-ish, and I’ll just wake up in the afternoon and do my writing work.

So I’m not posting any sets today, but a couple of new tracks I made.

I spend all my free time on the MIDI controller at the moment, I’m just addicted, I’m slowly getting better though.

Just a bit, and a little progress is always good juice. My own two words for “awesome”, in case you’re trying to figure out what the hell I’m saying.

But there are a lot of things I need to improve on, working the DAW to it’s max and mastering it, synchronizing my beats with every exact bar, learning to play the keyboard properly through a proper teacher and yeah getting all round better.

But for someone who just started 5 days ago, I think it’s alright. Baby steps 😛

So here are the tracks…

First up is a remix a tune that I’ve liked this whole year ever since Bad Bad Not Good dropped their new album. It’s one of my favourites on the album, it needed a proper beat and I threw in a poem I like my Jim Morrison. So it’s quite a track, just hit play!

And to end is another one which I used a few samples I liked and gave it a beat I thought would flow with it. And the name though, don’t be alarmed haha, it’s just the first random word that popped in my head. Lol 😛

But here it is – Lurker.

Ignore the little nuances i.e the off parts in the tracks, I’m still figuring it out.

I hope you guys can hear the slight improvement in the tracks. It’s something to start off for the moment. I’ve got a long way to go. I’m just doing this to get some practice and become more natural with everything.

There’s a long, long way to go, but I love doing this so it’s good.

Gotta keep at it and practice and when I can join a proper class to teach me a software inside out and I learn it well then I can really kill.

I’m pretty kicked!

Cheers!

🙂

Peace

#Morphonoise

My First Two Productions – Morphonoise

Hey folks!

So I’ve been at this for the entire day, since last night actually, I’ve barely slept for 4-5 hours and I’ve just been really kicked in general about messing around with my MIDI Keyboard.

The M-Audio Oxygen-25 is really smooth and dynamic so far. I’ve still not figured out how to use all the knobs effectively, although I have mapped them onto the DAW – Ableton that is – because unfortunately is wasn’t reading on Reaper.

I found some samples that I really liked and used them in these first two initial productions. YouTube is pretty amazing that way for rare samples.

So these are the first two productions of mine, which I’m sharing with you here.

Please listen to them and let me know what you think, because I’m really eager to know if you people like them.

They’re just about 5 minutes in total so I’m not taking up too much of your time.

The first one is called Sunshine where I’ve tried to stick to my moniker – Morphonoise and produce an atmospheric, ambient setting for a track that should make you feel something. That’s my main aim, to make music that touches people, but I’m just starting out so I really don’t know if this does. Also it’s winter now, although it’s sort of hot in Bombay surprisingly, I’m sure all of you miss the sunny summer days and this is specifically for that. The lyrics kick in a bit later and the vocalist sings, “Oh Sunshine, please stay”.

Here is “Sunshine”.

And the other one is named by one of my mantras in life – Keep Going – which basically reminds me to just keep doing my thing in life no matter what goes on around me. These two words get me through every day, one day at a time, no matter what I feel or happens. I’ve also put in one of my favourite Marlon Brando quotes right in the beginning. This one is sort of a feel good song with a really old rock/folk/blues mixed sample, I’m not sure which one.

Here is “Keep Going”

Please comment either on the track itself or below in this post, because feedback is awesome and I really want to know what you guys think.

I also feel I’m a bit off in some instances which is just because I’m kind of tired and I choose to record the whole beat of the entire track at one go instead of looping it, to make variations and stuff and it’s also good practice, but I get a bit tired constantly hitting those pads, I need to build up some anti-fatigue techniques when I’m making the beats.

Do follow me on soundcloud, I’m just setting up the YouTube channel and making the videos will take me a day or two because I have to continue my work of writing articles as well for the Indian sports news website I currently work for.

In case you want to just chill out and laugh a bit at some funny tweets about football(soccer) check out my article as well.

http://www.sportskeeda.com/football/twitter-reacts-best-twitter-from-last-week

That’s about it!

Feedback please! 🙂

Thank you.

Cheers! 🙂

#Morphonoise