So there have been many things that I’ve wanted to do. Time never seems to be on my side either. I have so many projects going around that it’s almost overwhelming. BUT that’s okay, because all of these projects are awesome!
Ever since I discovered this website plug.dj I’ve been addicted to it. I’ve been able to play my own music and gained some popularity by creating the Velvet Room lobby and playing my favorite Persona and SMT tunes. Mixing my own in there as well randomly. It has been a blast and I hope to continue to run the lobby! I even have an assistant running it now as well. And if you ever want to drop in and listen to some awesome tunes, feel free to do so! You can see whenever the lobby is open by liking us on FB: https://www.facebook.com/TheVelvetRoomLobby
And of course my main project Sleeping Awake is still around. New music is coming soon. I got some mixed reviews on my Keeping the Blade album. It was very experimental but I loved the sounds and I made some new fans through it so I’m pleased. Like I always do, I just create what I like to hear 😀 And through the Velvet Room Lobby I have found some more people that dig my music so that’ s a huge plus! Makes me smile too. The number of fans on the Sleeping Awake Facebook page has increased significantly. I’m so stoked!
To everyone though: Thank you for all your support and love through everything! I promise I will never sell-out or sell my soul to a record company. I will forever remain on Bandcamp and underground as much as possible. I want to play all the big clubs one day. But I want to do it off hard earned success not because I have some record company pushing my music saying it’s the next best thing. I want fans who truly dig what I put out and not have anyone tell me what is supposed to sound good.
Freedom of writing, music, and speech! The internet is a wonderful thing. We’re the Digital Nation right now people and that leads me to my next update. Everyone that has followed my blog since the beginning probably know about my number 1 favorite band. It’s Machinae Supremacy. And they have a brand new album coming out! Oct. 19th will be the release! And it’s called Rise of a Digital Nation. The album cover is sick too:
Going back to Sleeping Awake. I have a new track uploaded called Subtle Things and it’s pretty much complete probably going to be the intro track for the new album after In The Shadows Volume 4 is released. So that’s two albums coming your way folks! Some more Persona jazz fusion style electronica and another SA official release 😀 So now for that song preview, let me know what you think:
Another teaser here… CLU3 has something coming soon!
Many more updates to come! Thank you for all who diligently check my blog. I should be back in the swing of replying and updating all my social sites soon lol. Check back soon!
Busy doesn’t only vaguely describes my schedule lately. Pulling 12 hour shifts, reaching overtime, and sleeping. I finally have my computer running online again. My laptop is completely dead. I have my music software re-installed so I can start to create music again 😀 That will be refreshing I’ve had a long hiatus, longer than I wanted it to be.
The thing that’s been taking up most of my time and what I’m hugely addicted to is this website plug.dj
Persona holds a huge place in my life. My favorite video games all fall into the Shin Megami Tensei series. And as you all know I have 3 Volumes of music dedicated to those games. Now this website lets me play my music as well as my fav tracks from that game. And I’ve created quite the fan base through it. My likes on Facebook have jumped and the Lobby I created on plug.dj is The Velvet Room. It’s become so popular amongst Persona fans that I created it’s own Facebook page as well.
I try to play in it nightly but I also have an assistant Theo that DJs for me when I’m not there. My user on there is Crimzen, of course 😉 If you ever have the time check it out! You can see when the Lobby is open by just going to it here: http://www.plug.dj/the-velvet-room/ or liking the Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/TheVelvetRoomLobby
Also I’m hoping to play a set soon with my fellow musician friend XandrosUltima, no official date has been set yet. But when it happens we will rock your socks off for sure 🙂 Just a quick update.
Oh yes, the new Machinae Supremacy album is DONE, waiting on album art and all the finalization thingys. And work has OFFICIALLY begun on Persona 5, W00T for the awesomeness!
After all the laptops I’ve used and I have used many. I have come to the conclusion that they are all shit. I like my desktop now. It runs faster and better than a laptop. And my laptop HDD seems to be in good condition and probably salvageable if hooked into an enclosure. So now I have to break down and buy the enclosure (not too much) and a USB Wireless Network Card for my desktop. I wish I could direct connect my desktop to my internet but that would require not having it in my room and I like having it close to where I sleep. And also out of the way so I’m not waking people up.
The only sad thing is…All my writing and music was on that laptop. I’m crossing my fingers that the HDD isn’t corrupted and I can pull the data off of it. I really hope so or I will be furious. I have a lot of hard work on that laptop and I don’t want to see it gone.
Besides that the plug.dj Livestream was a success! I wish more people had attended, but I did have a max of 4 or 5 people at once! So it was still a lot of fun and I got a fellow musician friend XandrosUltima to play with me as well to extend the set with his great music. It was fun and it will be done again. If you want updates on when all that will happen. And catch all the Livestreams, be sure to like the Sleeping Awake Facebook page. Just look to your right here should be a nice little widget there for you to check out 🙂 To keep all up to date.
That’s all for me for right now. Off to spend about 30 dollars to keep on keeping on 😛
So many projects are piling up, but it’s not a bad thing! Because now they are all what I want to do. Having what I want to do is so much better than doing things that I don’t want to do for other people. Where’s the happiness in that? The graphic novel project has undergone some changes. Now it’s going to be more of a novel with a lot of illustrations between the story. So it’s still technically a graphic novel right? 😀 Nyarko is still doing art but I don’t want to overwhelm him right now. He’s still going to make badass art and we’re still going to see this project through. Depending on the reaction and how it turns out is whether we’ll spend more time on it expanding it and creating something more advanced.
Also my buddy Demon (Damien to you humans) is putting together a website for his Sports Talk show: The Pit. But here’s the cool thing. Now Demon wants to go further than just Sports. He’s recruited me and our other friend Korski in to help him review and discuss a lot more than just Sports. Now it will be more than just Sports Talk. It will be The Pit with multiple avenues. I’ll be helping Demon and Korski review video games, movies/tv, and music. The sports will still be there and there will be so much more as well. It’s going to be a blast I just know it!
Along with The Pit I’m going to be designing some new logos for Demon and coming up with website designs. So look forward to that in the future!
In the realm of music, I’m still creating! Always evolving. I also have a side project that I want to see come to fruition and that’s my indie label. Basically a marketing tool to get not just mine, but other underground artists music out there in the world. Putting compilations together and promoting it all through Bandcamp (oh that wonderful service). I came up with the idea in the MaSu forums like where many great ideas start. All from the hub that is Machinae Supremacy. They are truly the inspiration to a lot of things I do. The name of the label is Rogue World Industries because one day I hope to do more with it than just music 😀
So for this nice long update here are some things for you guys! Listen to my new WIP: IDWB
And it’s still under construction but I’ll love you forever if you go like Rogue World Industries on Facebook right now! 😀 Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rogue-World-Industries/232376330130011
Thank you so much for reading my blog. Seriously all my followers, you guys/gals rock socks for real! I wouldn’t be anything without my followers and those that appreciate what I do. And if any of you play Xbox 360 at all and play Call of Duty or Gears of War 3, you should totally message me or comment below so we can play sometime I’ll totally accept!
PS: In The Shadows Volume 1 just hit over 150 album downloads since it’s release WOW! Thank you so much for listening and downloading that puts a smile on my face!! ^_^
So soon there will be some more music. And an album. Before you do though I’m going to be releasing something special. If you have been on my Bandcamp recently and have been there from the early parts of my music making, you’ll notice that I have a lot more albums that are now gone. They’re in hiding. Mainly because I’m making a best of.
Coming Soon: Best of Sleeping Awake 2011
First off if you are reading this and have not heard of Machinae Supremacy, I urge to you go here: http://www.machinaesupremacy.com and check out the most amazing band in the universe. And make sure you check the Downloads section for a seriously crap ton of free music by them!
Machinae Supremacy’s new album has now started in it’s production process. They’re creating it and I’m pretty sure that’s the best news I’m going to hear in a while. Because of this, it has pumped me up to keep making music and get my new album out there. On top of that there’s some rumors floating around (Keep in mind these are just RUMORS) but:
Hubnester lives has been an ominous tweet from Rob stating that. And after that we’re wondering several different things. Could their old company be coming back alive? Is Rob working on his graphic novel? Is this a sequel to Hubnester Inferno and could it be linked to his graphic novel? Since there’s an underlying story connection between Hubnester Inferno and Oki Kuma’s Adventure? Ah questions questions. All needing to be answered. Soon though we should find out more info.