Congratulations to Michael Dixson, Elizabeth Dolitka, and Janabananaky, who were randomly picked to receive the winning design!
Modify Watches was kind enough to send me one too, as you can see in the photo above (you can tell I’m a pianist by that big vein).
It’s weird wearing a watch again, but a lot easier than pulling out my phone to check the time! Several times I wondered, “Where is that ticking coming from?”
Many of you noticed that “Productivity” from the new EP sounds a lot like “Fireflies” by Owl City. It does, and not by coincidence.
Last year I was hired by Ubisoft to create a two-minute soundalike version of “Fireflies” for their Just Dance Kids 2014 video game.
Dissecting the track in such detail gave me a deep appreciation for the production, and inspired me to write a new song with the same set of sounds:
I know what you’re thinking… alert the copyright police!
Can you believe it’s been 20 years since I released my first album?
To celebrate the occasion, Modify Watches is creating a custom limited-edition watch, and they’ve narrowed it down to four possible designs.
Vote for your favorite for a chance to win the winning design. 3 winners will be selected at random. The design with the most votes will be produced and sold at modifywatches.com.
This is it.
Every couple of years, I get to put new music into the world. I wish it hadn’t taken as long as it did, but the time has finally come.
The second of three Adjustments EPs features four new originals and an unapologetic Barry Manilow cover, paired with remixes of each.
The 10-track EP will be released on June 17, but you can pre-order it now for $4.99.
Allison Lukin of Market Like a Rock Star is a music journalism pro who has interviewed artists like Maroon 5, Jason Mraz, and now, little ol’ me. While most interviews you read online are the product of an email exchange, she interviewed me by phone for a more candid and casual conversation.
Check it out here.
Nicholas Murphy O’Brien a.k.a. DJ Nikmo makes me feel old and lazy.
At age 15, he’s already produced over 600 tracks, including an amazing remix of my soon-to-be-released (really) song “The Motions.”
Here’s a preview:
I’ve been done with my five originals for the Adjustments Pt. 2 EP for over two months now. At this point, I’m just waiting on the last of the remixes to roll in, and I can finally release it!
Raise your hand if you knew that Rent was a Liza Minnelli cover, not a Pet Shop Boys cover.
I knew that too, but it must have slipped my mind when I wrote about Matt’s and my EP release, and nobody bothered to correct me.
EDIT: That’s because it’s not true! Liza Minnelli covered the Pet Shop Boys song on her album, produced by none other than Pet Shop Boys! And here I am spreading misinformation. Thanks to everyone who set me straight!
Many moons ago, I submitted to an opportunity on ReverbNation, along with 2251 other electronic artists. I had completely forgotten about it when I received an email notifying me that I’d made the cut!
My cover of Depeche Mode’s “But Not Tonight” is featured alongside nine other tracks in issue 6 of Electronic Sound, a really cool iPad magazine that can also be downloaded as a PDF.
Take a look: (click to enlarge)
They are going to interview the artist who gets the most votes in their next issue, so if you’d like to vote for me, just download the app and click the shiny “VOTE NOW” button next to my song. Much appreciated!