A trio of deft electronic tunes made on proper machines.
An Irish man based in London, Johnny Oakley goes under the name Monoak when he’s make electronic music that is the work of a deft mind and a skill for creating nimble textures in that language and admirably uses machines (MPC1000, Roland MKS-50 and more as stated at Get Some) as opposed to a laptop – always a good sign for me.
Newest track ‘Sync Sequence 1′ has a fluttering synth line and some light touches in the rhythm department, ‘When’ has some garage touches to its step while ‘Dawson’ goes deeper. The three tracks are nice intro to the man’s music. Keep up on Facebook,Twitter and Soundcloud.
Four Tet‘s Kieran Hebden is the latest participant in “Beat This”, a web series from dontwatchthat.tv that challenges producers to make a beat in under ten minutes. For this installment, Hebden chose to make a track using only samples from Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Watch him craft the track in real time and hear what he comes up with, below.
But, keep in mind, as Hebden tweeted, “10 mins is not very long to make a track and I’ve never sampled thriller before so go easy on me :)”