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Song for Joy #1

By brian botkiller on January 7, 2018 7:17 pm

For this  year's Weekly Beats, my third year participating, I have chosen a theme.

My wife means more to me than anything in this world. I am consistently in awe of her on a daily basis. I am enthralled with her, and so grateful every day of the life that we get to have with each other. As a result, I've chosen to write songs for her this year.

I've never done something like this -- music for me is usually something I write rather selfishly, although I do write it with the intention of others enjoying it. I have not, however, ever stepped into the realm of writing music for someone. My wife gives me the want to do that.

I can't say where some of these will go -- I am still leaning towards the minimal techno vibe that I am usually known for, but I can say that I plan on experimenting a lot in this year, working to find new avenues and inspirations.

I am deeply grateful to my wife for her belief in what I do, and I hope that what I make this year can show her that.

This is a VERY long form jam, which I'm also known for. Lots of Ableton junk happening here.


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January 8, 2018 12:40 am

Wonderful sentiment. Keen to hear what you come up with throughout the year. Really digging this jam.

January 8, 2018 12:54 am

Excellent jam, nice and hypnotic! Also wonderful plans for a theme! smile

January 8, 2018 2:50 am

A long form, and I can sense the care placed into each set of 16 bars. Make her proud dude!

January 8, 2018 4:28 am


January 9, 2018 9:38 pm

Long but absorbing.  Dig the whole sound. Your wife is a lucky woman!

January 10, 2018 6:16 pm

what a beautiful challenge idea!  great start - makes me wanna dance - feels "joy"ful smile

January 13, 2018 4:45 pm

love the toms on this one! I also like that it's a longer one, that you give it the room it deserves to evolve. A very very nice track!

January 15, 2018 1:47 pm

This reminds me of super early underworld (somewhere in between dubno and s.t.i.t.i.) in the best possible way ^__^

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