Sunday, June 23, 2013

the cage 2007

akai samplers galore and crusty big beats took me on a darker journey making this track. originally called 'peel street' but since it resulted in a very hard render I changed the title to something more psychological.



Saturday, June 22, 2013

Keora now on Soundcloud

Recorded in 2004 before my 1st daughter Emma Keora was born. We named her Keora after a tree that's resilient to drought. We love that symbol of strength and perseverance.

I always loved the music of Manchester UK back in the 90s. David Bowie, The Smiths, New Order, Electronic, The Other Two, A Guy called Gerald and especially the innovated dream creators 808 State.

This track is a heartfelt love letter to Manchester and how I longed so much to be a part of it one day. Sonic and foggy travelogue of the Hacienda night club during the 90s. Free your mind... feel the vibes... live and direct... in the area....

Dreams Never End

Monday, June 17, 2013


A little test I did using a brilliantly fun music app called 'Figure' by Propellerhead (makers of Reason and the infamous ReBirth acid house virual 303+808+909 software)

Kotupa is the result of hours really pushing the app and seeing what can come out of it. I'm totally sold.. it's a great tool for generating grooves and it has a nice interactive chromatic note spread layout that makes creating music sound really good and always in the right key.



Sunday, February 5, 2012

"bring the noise" - magic shadows UPLOAD

there was a period of time when my brother 'Mad Mike' and I hosted an underground radio show called 'the amazon' on CFBU 103.7 fm. It was a Brock University sub outlet that was generously open to the community and it had really great programming in it's schedule back then.

This was around the dawn of a Jungle/ Drum'n'Bass scene in St Catharines known as Brock Up sessions. (apparently nothing to do with Brock U itself) That scene had some great Dj talent that would tear it up in the downtown St Paul street area.

Being a co-host on the show I found myself digging through my old crates of Moving Shadow and Suburban Bass records from the early 90s. I loved groups like Tone Def, Cosmo n Dibbs, Johnny Jungle ect...

This was the result of what I loved about that old style of pre/early Jungle breakbeat records.

Enjoy enjoy!!!

NOW on the official montebello soundcloud page....

Saturday, December 31, 2011

more chillout for the masses

better than opiates... another gem from my archives of demos and lost explorations... mamoah recorded on a lonely night of February 2005.

finally getting my unmastered mixdowns to the stereo field for anyone to enjoy. this was a long time coming and there's more to come.

link here 'mamoah'

more montebello tracks up on Soundcloud!!

got up two more mix downs for anyone to enjoy. Demo quality but not bad overall.

check em out here

more to come...

Sunday, December 18, 2011

new on montebello soundcloud page

a while back in the spring of 2007 I recorded a track as I was still inspired after watching an incredible drum club from Niagara Falls perform at the Grape and Wine festival in Montebello Park St Catharines.

the beats were hypnotic and I watched 3 and 4 year olds twirling around in front of the stage beside 60+ seniors doing the same thing. it was wonderful and it reminded me the universal power behind good rhythms. Alternation and repetition. :)

that drum group's sound reminded me of 808 state's b side track from their single ep for Timebomb called Reaper Repo. After trying to create a mimic of that track's chill tribal hypnotic state I decided it was pretty much a loose cover version that I feel doesn't hold a candle to the amazing original. But I'll try right? :p

So here it is! Enjoy one and all!

More to come. Oh and it's downloadable.