“Loving it” Weekly Playlist with Guava, Tunefruit’s Content Specialist

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LovŸing it [luhv-ing it] (seriously, the urban dictionary has a real definition)

Verb

1.    the act of enjoying something so much as to lose complete physical and emotional insecurities

2.    an extreme emotional reaction in which you completely disregard those judging you

Hey there folks. Guava here. I’m going to start showcasing some of our newest and bestest stock music tracks on this weekly playlist blog post thing. What does “Loving it” really mean to me? So glad you asked… 🙂

I’m crammed in a car full of my friends, “Friday I’m in Love” by The Cure comes on the radio, and without missing a beat, I break out into my own little dance because, hey, I’m loving it.

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It’s the tenth time I’ve seen “Man on Fire” and still can’t control my tears when Denzel Washington gives his life up for Dakota Fanning. Jeez..I’m loving it.

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“Loving It” Week One

My weekly top picks from our new arrivals, which made me absolutely love it.

1.     “Your Special Day” – Fresh Ears Audio

2.     “Crystal Commercial” – SongMonster

3.     “Reunification” – plmusic

4.     “Piano Arpeggio Commercial” – RubenLozano

5.     “Enchantment” – Aaron Marsden

6.     “Clint” – bankrupt

7.     “Ahead the Battle” – Jaap Visser

8.     “Cascading Flow” – Chroma Sound

9.  “Sparkle and Shine” – KeySync Productions

10. “Portugal” – Taris Studios

Tunefruit Start Up Chatter: Tomorrowland Is Here Today

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Tomorrowland?

To be honest, the first time I heard the phrase I thought it was a ride at Disneyland.  Apparently, I was mistaken. Tomorrowland is an international EDM (electronic dance music) festival that takes place in Belgium every year. Once a niche market confined to ravers, EDM is now a multi-million dollar industry. 360,000 tickets were sold out in less than an hour. This year’s festival has been extended to two weekends as opposed to one, while being  watched by over 16 million people via it’s YouTube live stream. The venue itself is rented for an additional two weeks after the festival is over to ensure the park is restored to its prior state.

For the first time last year the festival expanded to North America, namely Georgia. The Chattahoochee Hills, just outside Atlanta, now hosts TomorrowWorld.

Festival organizers seem to be raking it in, however, the sound curators of this genre are the ones really benefitting. Forbes.com does a yearly roundup of the highest grossing DJs around the world. The highest paid DJ in the world tops out at around $46 million a year.  Lucrative venues such as Las Vegas and Ibiza keep the demand strong for this genre.  Who would have thought that DJing would become so lucrative?  Perhaps it’s time to dust off the Mac Book Pro and start working on that playlist.

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cantaloupe 1ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Derrick Pryce (known as Cantaloupe at Tunefruit) is a music producer and keyboard player based in Atlanta, GA.  His current release is entitled Kebomusic Presents: The Experience, which is available on iTunes and Amazon. In addition to music, he is very much interested in technology, entrepreneurship and venture capital. He thinks mixing them all up would be fantastic. For more information, check out www.kebomusic.com.

 

Tunefruit Tech Talk: The Roland TR-808 is Back as the TR-8

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The iconic Roland TR-808 drum machine is back!  I do not think it is possible to listen to at least one hip hop, dance or pop track within the last few decades that has not incorporated that undeniable lo-fi boom, known as the  “808 kick”.  Used in a countless number of songs by most of the heavyweight producers over the past 30 years, this drum machine has taken on a life of it’s own.  It’s amazing that an instrument that was actually only available during a 4 year window in the early 80s has had such a huge impact on popular music.

Fast forward to the present day and Roland has now resurrected the drum machine as the  TR-8.  The unit is part of Roland’s new Aira suite of instruments, designed to cater to the electronic musician.  Although all of the sounds from the original TR-808 can be found in most software synths and samplers, Roland seeks to target those musicians who choose to channel their inspiration through traditional analog hardware.  With a clean, sleek new look, I definitely like the redesign.  It’s a fresh take on an iconic instrument while managing to maintain a retro feel.

I do find it peculiar that Roland is only now capitalizing on the popularity and cult-like following of the TR-808.  Sales of a used TR-808  have been selling well over $3000 USD on Ebay  for years.  Latest reports have stated that Roland wanted to time the comeback correctly.  Retailing at $499, it seems like the comeback price is affordable, enabling musicians to get started on those beats ASAP.

cantaloupe 1ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Derrick Pryce (known as Cantaloupe at Tunefruit) is a music producer and keyboard player based in Atlanta, GA.  His current release is entitled Kebomusic Presents: The Experience, which is available on iTunes and Amazon. In addition to music, he is very much interested in technology, entrepreneurship and venture capital. He thinks mixing them all up would be fantastic. For more information, check out www.kebomusic.com.

Tunefruit is Going Bananas: 10 Year Old and an MPC


When’s the last time you learned how to do something cool in less than a week? Yeah, that’s what I thought…

Looking for Royalty Free Music that has some MPC or Drum Machine action in it? Go Here:  Drum Machine Sweetness

Tunefruit Knows The Hotness: Uplifting

Check it Out: Uplifting

Ya’ know, sometimes you just don’t care what’s ‘hot’, but rather, what’s ‘right’. Sometimes a video project doesn’t need Akon’s auto-tuned goodness. And maybe this is one of those times. Right? Yes, today all you want to know is where to find some really good UPLIFTING royalty free music. Nothing too popish, nothing too ‘in your face’, just thoughtful, resounding tracks that help convey hope, perseverance, love, and drive. But not too much drive…no, not Fast and Furious, hold on to your pants drive.

That would be  over-the-top.

So, without further verbosity (don’t dictionary.com that), we present an Uplifting playlist.

 

Tunefruit is Going Bananas: Psy Gangnam Style

I mean, what needs to be said here?

The only real question that remains: Should our curators at Tunefruit use Psy Gangnam Style as a searchable tag for our customers? Will this little piece of pop culture make it to the new year?

Cast your vote now.

Tunefruit Daily Freshpicks: Chemical Trip

 

Check it out: Chemical Trip

Looking for a track that echoes the same cool electronic attitude of Chemical Brothers? This cut could be the perfect fit for video projects that need clean-sounding rhythms with little bits of weird noises. The music continues strong throughout and keeps the energy going. Technical videos, with lots of edits and cuts would benefit from this puppy.