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Acid Flute Knallgelb

I am so excited to finally have this new track published! It was a long journey, to get it finished.

Based on an initial jam with a Volca Drum, a Volca Bass, a Behringer TD-3 (which I call my „Acid Flute“) and two multieffect devices (Zoom MS-70 for Volca Bass and TC Electronic Skysurfer Reverb for TD-3), I was quite content with a rather minimal / reduced, strong acid character. Initially…

It seems, I cannot stay minimal. Once I worked on the parts in Ableton Live, I started enhancing. Some arpeggios were added by VST synths, all tracks got multiple effect additions.

Still not being really convinced, it took me quite a while to find the missing parts: One day I heard my daughter talk to her friend about some dresses – they were really excited about the „knallgelbe, neongelbe“ dress they talked about (that’s yellow, neon-yellow). Sampling this, I found the missing part for the track. The vocal sample got heavily processed, some parts stretched, some with a delay or gated, nearly everything added with Valhalla Shimmer reverb goodness and finally this added the missing spice to the track.

I am proud of this piece of music and hope, you like it, too!

You may find the track on many digital music platforms, if you like to give it a try. Perhaps, it makes you dancing, too! 😉

Bandcamp

Beatport

https://www.beatport.com/release/acid-flute-knallgelb/3079001

Apple Music

https://music.apple.com/us/album/acid-flute-knallgelb-single/1525922020?uo=4

Spotify

https://open.spotify.com/album/3niCzzJtfGyzfyIiMlMHgB

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New release: Body Control

It felt so necessary to create some heartwarming and body-moving music and have an emotional escape.

Well, here it is, my version of an uptempo-hysteria-house track.

The lyrics sample is a stumbled up version of me stating „They got my body under control, but not my mind and not my soul“.

The song was recorded in a live-session in one take. You can find the making-of-video in an earlier blog post.

I hope, you enjoy the track and have a good dance party with it. 😉

Find this track on all major streaming platform, including:

Bandcamp
https://helixrider.bandcamp.com/track/body-control

Spotify

Beatport
https://www.beatport.com/release/body-control/2957929

Apple Music
https://music.apple.com/us/album/body-control-single/1511921172?uo=4&app=apple+music

Emanate
https://emanate.live/helixrider/body-control

Amazon
https://www.amazon.de/dp/B0882JPJDX

Deezer
https://www.deezer.com/de/album/146267852

Google Play
https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Helixrider_Body_Control?id=Bsbgv6m773blycnkdzv7iu7ufi4

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Body Control – Techno House Live Jam

Currently I am working on a track called „Body Control“. Initially, I planned to create some dark techno style, minimal music with fierce acidy arpeggios. Well, the outcome was quite different, again, the patterns morphed to become a techno house track with some trancy elements. Ok, accepted, that’s nice, too.

In this jam, I played the different patterns and transitions live on my Electribe 2s as well as on the Korg Volca Bass.

Hope, you like the track.

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Stay Together – new track released

In my latest post, I posted a video of a melo-technoid-wave jam I recently played. As I am quite proud of the melodic progression and the sound design of the track and of the transitions played in live, I decided to release this exact take.

The song was written and performed live solely on my Korg electribe 2s, using some samples I created with elf-audio’s brilliant Koala Sampler app. It was recorded live as a one-take in Ableton Live 10 via a Zoom R16 in audio-interface-mode. In Ableton, some EQing and compression was applied for final mastering, no effects, no cuts, no additional programming.

You may find the track on all major streaming platforms, find some links below.

Stay Safe – Stay Together!

Bandcamp
Stay Together

Spotify

YouTube

Apple Music
https://music.apple.com/us/album/stay-together-single/1508804057?uo=4&app=apple+music

Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0876SZH27

Google Play
https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Helixrider_Stay_Together?id=Ble2r374exgj54p3ihhoa32swzy

Deezer
https://www.deezer.com/album/142396462

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Stay Together – Live Jam with Korg Electribe 2s

My latest jam brought me a bit nearer back to Techno House beats. Hope you enjoy my weird interpretation of dance music ;-).

Stay Together!

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Isolation files #001

These days, it is not easy to find some peace of mind. Creating music helps, although my result reflects current chaos.

Stay safe, everyone out there!