Breaks N Beats Podcast #23

After a half-year break (pun sort of intended), Breaks & Beats Podcast is here with episode 23.

DJ BOOKINGS: fanusamurai@gmail.com

Haven’t been making these as often as I used to, as an almost complete death of DJ booking demand has been discouraging (hey I still wanna DJ!), and I literally haven’t touched the decks for around a year (aside from sampling).
So, time to warm up – and this is a good way to contribute to my beloved culture anyways.
As always, I don’t plan these much, and I certainly don’t practice for mixtapes – it’s a spontaneous one-time performance like real DJ set, and that’s it! 
Autumn’s here, which means this music works better than ever, and I sure as heck I’m fond of these types of vibes.
I did f**k up a bit but that’s what you get when you don’t (have a need to…) practice for a year. But I guess it was an ok effort, considering. Afer recording this one, I actually felt I’d be warmed up for a better/tighter performance, but naaah, can’t do it twice.

There’s supposed to be two vinyl EPs full of this type vibes from myself still in 2019.

TRACKLIST:
Proc Fiskal – Death (Cosmic Bridge)
Maltin Worf – Rock on (Defrostatica)
J Majik – Hold You (Infrared)
HMR – Prophecy (Straight-Up Breakbeat)
SB81 – Headspace (Narratives)
Mister Shifter – Culture War (dub)
Esc – Black Tiles (Straight-Up Breakbeat)
Esc – Arrowhead (Straight-Up Breakbeat)
Dubmonger – Shrouded
Seppa – Trust (Slug Wife)
Jem One – The Hardcore (Metalheadz)
Gremlinz & Jesta – Departed (Metalheadz)
Ray Keith – What Time Dread (31)
Mono/Poly – Teach You All A Lesson (20/20 LDN)
Black Barrel – Lost Meaning (Metalheadz)
Peyote Buttons: Love Of My Life (Fanu remix) [SPUN Recs.]

video: Ableton live gain staging, audio engine and headroom

Let this video explain and clarify things relating to how proper gain staging, headroom, and audio engine work in Ableton Live.
This video will show and explain to you those matters in order to remove and clarify related audio myths once and for all, as there is a lot of confusion and misunderstanding around those matters.

This is an excerpt from my Ableton Advanced video course.
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microbrute basses back online

I had (or still have) a post about some Microbrute basses I recorded and gave away.
A kind follower pointed out the link wasn’t working.
It hadn’t been working for a while…but it is now!

Grab the samples here!

This is a pack of bass sounds I recorded from my analog Microbrute synth. It’s a small, monophonic beast that creates some pretty hefty bass sounds. The sounds in the pack are not anything super dirty, but they have nice (over)tones that will cut nicely thru your mix, and also, they should be something you can sculpt into many different shapes yourself.

remix for sentierum

Out today.

I was happy to do a remix for an artist called Sentierum.
I’ve been doing audio engineering for his dope DNB tunes for a while, and he kindly asked me if I wanted to remix a tune of his that I liked.
Get the EP here.

My downtempo remix of “Back Home Blues” as well as the original are out today via Samsara Beats.

(This Soundcloud clip is the remix.)

Subscriber special: a dnb track from 1998

Surprise track from 1998 out now! Rolling deep drum&bass.

This is immediately available to my Bandcamp subscribers: it is now on your collection. If you aren’t a subscriber yet, you can subscribe here.

Want to thank all those who subscribe. And there will be more! Oldies, tracks that aren’t fit on other releases, spesh one-offs…I’m also thinking of doing a “Subscriber album” and add tracks there now and (I have a LOT of unreleased music) and inform people when it’s updated.

This is from 1998…era of no plugins, no internet, no social media, or likes…just a man and his track software!I wasn’t that advanced 21 years ago but def did have a hunch of where I want to go.Quite minimal, and doesn’t even use that many samples.

Hope you like it!
(That pic is from an early-2000s Knowledge interview)

Fanu / FatGyver – music | mastering | production