Drill ‘N’ Bass (2)
Datach’i is New York-based experimental electronic musician Joseph Fraioli. We first heard Datach’i in 2000, with his release “wearealwayswellthankyou.” First of all, Fraioli’s style is something for the seasoned listener. In our opinion, you almost have to have experience in studios with music production and audio engineering to truly appreciate what Datach’i does in his music. Of course, that’s not to say that Datach’i has a limited fan base, at least not one that’s any more limited than any other musician who makes experimental, independent music. In fact, Fraioli has his share of avid listeners and even other electronic musicians who sample and rip-off his music (we won’t name names). Fraioli’s beat programming has been described as exquisite by respected electronic musicians.
In addition to making music, Datach’i has a career in audio engineering for sounds and music used in commercials that are aired across the US. If you live in the US and watch TV, chances are you have already heard sounds and music that Datach’i was behind. Because of his extensive studio engineering experience, you might want to turn down your main volume slightly right now, because he masters his tracks at a higher than usual level while keeping them free of unintentional distortion.
We’d also like to note that Datach’i can really shred when it comes to snowboarding. He gets a lot of air and, for all intents and purposes, his snowboarding ability is on the same level as the professionals.
“Take Off Your Face:”
Datachi – The Deconstructing Man:
“If I Could Say I Love You:”
Canadian electronic musician Venetian Snares–Aaron Funk, born January 11, 1975–composes much of his music with trackers. Before he began to release his music commercially, he worked primarily with OctaMED on an Amiga 500. At some point prior to 2000, he began using a PC and the Windows port of OctaMED, MED Soundstudio. During 2003 and 2005 he also used Cubase in addition to MED. Venetian Snares currently uses Renoise and has uploaded a video of his track ‘Vache’ playing in Renoise on Youtube. In a February 2003 interview, Funk was asked a question regarding the diverse mix of genres he draws upon in his music, a property which the interviewer labelled “eclecticism”. Funk replied: “I prefer to call it Surrealism.”
“I’m Sorry I Failed You”
Richard David James (born 18 August 1971), aka Aphex Twin, is an electronic musician. He founded the record label Rephlex Records in 1991 with friend Grant Wilson-Claridge. Many would agree that Aphex Twin has had influence in the work of a number of electronic musicians; however, his more modern music has gone down the tubes somewhat. Don’t get us wrong, there have been tracks here and there that we could still get into, RDJ really peaked back in the 90′s and early 2000, but some would argue that even by then his music was suffering. At any rate, we applaud Aphex Twin for what he has done for electronic music and the fact that he was making tracks that were so creative as early as 1991.
“4 (from the Richard D. James record):”
“Arched Maid via RDJ:”
“Raising The Titanic:”
“To Cure A Weakling Child [Contour Regard]:”
“Mt Saint Michel Mix + St Michaels Mount:”