Saturday, August 23, 2014

What I love to do.



Tonight I'm enjoying my Courvoisier neat and doing one thing I absolutely love to do.  With that said, you should know that I'll be sharing some great music very soon.  I've recently been dedicating a lot more time to producing and mixing.  I'm not sure what it is but after I returned from Afghanistan I began to view how I spend my spare time a little differently then I did before I deployed.  Whatever it was that changed me has caused me to develop and seek perfection more
now then ever before.


Doing a little something I just love to do. #production #homestudio by @dsverse

Friday, August 22, 2014

LISTEN UP!!! #2 Porter Robinson and Kimbra

Hello everyone!  This week I've decided to try something new.  This past Monday, I opened up my trusty music companion Spotify and played the first new release title to pop up.  It was slightly liberating to simply choose without thinking to deeply.  I must say I am pleased with myself for being risky and just taking a chance.  When browsing the "New Release" section of Spotify I get a bit overwhelmed with the amount of artist I am unfamiliar with.  This usually detours me from taking a chance, and I usually end up going with the trusty old playlist.  Happy I didn't give up easily this time as I have discovered two albums that have refreshed my musical pallet.

The first album I discovered was "Worlds" by Porter Robinson.  I happen to be a fan of CERTAIN types of electronic music as I produce forms of electronic music myself.  I must say that after giving the album in its entirety a few listens, I feel like this album was created specifically for my ears.  I enjoyed every minute of it.  Be my guest and listen for yourself. The album is on the right! Enjoy!

    

(Favorite songs on Porter Robinson's "Worlds" - "Sad Machine", "Years Of War", "Sea Of Voices")


In my search for new and great music I discovered another album worth talking about.  "The Golden Echo" by Kimbra is definitely worth every minute.  This girl has got enough jazz, soul and personality in her voice to keep me listening for days.  I will have to say that even on my first listen I had to repeat a few songs before I continued. Yes they were just that good.  Her voice is well accompanied by intricate and sophisticated melodies that kept my ears on high alert.  If you are a musician like me the fine details won't go undiscovered.  Check it out below.  As of now I'm still very much enjoying this album.


   

(Favorite songs on Kimbra's "The Golden Echo"- "Goldmine","Rescue Him","As You Are".)


This will conclude LISTEN UP!!! #2.  Thank You to all who stop by every now and then.  I'll definitely try and keep you all updated on any other great music I happen to discover.


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Ignorance Is A Disease!

Recently I skimmed over my Facebook timeline.  I came across a rather ignorant Facebook post.  Don't get me wrong I'm sure we've all seen our share of ignorance in social media, but seeing that post emptied any amount of tolerance I had left.

I have come to realize that there is insurmountable amounts of bullshit news getting passed over the web.  I have also come to realize that people are connected now more then ever before through advancements in social media.  With that said it is easier and faster to pass false information over the web.  This in itself is not at the core of my disgust.  The thought of individuals believing this false information along with many who look to social media for truth is what disgust me most.

So with that I leave you with one of my recent Facebook posts.

(Below my Facebook post that got this blog started)






Sunday, August 3, 2014

I'm Back!!! (Again) Back from Afghanistan

It's funny how I consistently post about being "back" from somewhere, but here I am back in the good ole U.S. from my nine month tour in Afghanistan.  I've been enjoying my CHARGED leave so far and it's quickly drawing close to its end.  I am currently sipping on my new favorite "Captain Morgan Black" and a "Rocky Patel Sun Grown" cigar.  I've recently visited my hometown which is currently undergoing a water crisis.  I'll post a link to that fiasco at a later date, but as of recently the situation is still unresolved.
 I'd just like to say thank you all for visiting my blog and I will definitely be posting more frequently now that I am safely home.  Thank you again.
  Oh and I also have great music in the works and on its way.  Just a few finishing touches I need to make.


Sunday, March 23, 2014

Jamming OUT!!! (Nurdy Tunes)


This used to be a part of my life.  Live performances with fellow talented musicians. Oh how I miss it.


Monday, March 17, 2014

I'm Coming Home

As this deployment comes to a close, I can honestly say that this has been nothing short of a life altering experience.  In one room I've seen life at my right hand and death on my left.  I've heard the whaling cries of sorrow and apology to the dead.  These things are forever burned into my memory, and with no desire to ever forget, I'll keep near the realities of life and death.  I've learned more during these short nine months then I've ever learned professionally, socially and academically.  Because of this I have no regrets.  Though hard to swallow, I know that there is reason I had to endure this, and sincerely believe some things happen for a reason.  If the reason was to become stronger, I have.  If the reason was to be wiser, I am. If the reason was to become better educated, I know. If the reason was to make clear my future path, I now see.  As I begin my travels home, I realize that I'll be bringing back more than I took.  I'm proud to say that all the experiences I'll return with has made me a better person.



Tuesday, August 13, 2013

King Kendrick???

     Ok, we all know what this is about.  Kendrick Lamar's verse on Big Sean's record "Control".  I honestly had nothing to say regarding this verse.  He killed it like he does on every song.  I guess I didn't expect him to toss names.  I feel Kendrick respectfully challenged those he admired. MOST of whom he called out are very capable of rising to the challenge... MAYBE!

This might just help all of hip-hop.

Check the HOT 97 video out.  I couldn't agree more.






Friday, August 9, 2013

Hip-Hop Another Level

     You have to appreciate a good band.  I've always believed that a live band should be a standard in hip-hop.  Musicianship takes everything to another level.  Check out this short Rick Ross rehearsal clip.



Saturday, August 3, 2013

New Music!!! "Director (Instrumental)"

     Hey check out my newest production.  "Director (Instrumetnal)" Produced by yours truly DevansVerse.  Hope you enjoy it, and thanks for the support!



Friday, August 2, 2013

Still Learning ughh!

     Well I've been working hard on improving my mixes. I mean you think you have a decent mix and then one day you realize they all sound like shit. Well I guess that's the nature of progress. That is if you have a desire to improve.
  It's exciting learning and improving but it's also daunting thinking about how much further you have to go.  But I wonder. Will I ever be fully satisfied, and if I achieve satisfaction have I then become complacent???