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Video for Emorej’s “Stars (Acid42 WorldMix)” and Pray for His Recovery

Here's a remix for Emorej's track "Stars," which I wrote the lyrics for. Read about the full story behind that collaboration. In a nutshell, Emorej (aka Jerome Llama) took my lyrics and set it to a beautiful melody using a vocal software named Miriam to generate synthesized vocals with a French accent.

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Balalaika or: What to Do When You’re Creatively Stuck

Stuck on a musical idea? Here are 2 possible solutions: share it and sit on it. This is the story of how I got stuck on a song idea and how doing two things allowed the song to evolve into something much better than its original.

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New Track + Video: Severe and Multiply (Acid42 Remix)

Here's a glitchy, noisy, drum & bass remix I made for a track by artist and former University of the Philippines art professor, Fatima Lasay. The remix takes the original track and slices it into many more more chaotic pieces, adding drums and an overt rhythm section where once there was none.

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Remix: Ciudad’s Love Song for David Grohl

Typical Ciudad humor. The title of the track? "That Guy from Nirvana is Now With Foo Fighters." Gotta love it, right? It actually prompted me to think of doing a remix for them -- just for fun.

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Remix: Porta – Loser (Acid42Remix)

[audio: qd-4223-porta-loser_acid42remix.mp3] Back in January 2005, QED Records released a short, alternative rock/industrial EP called "Porta" by the band called Porta -- one half of the band was guitarist-vocalist Rann Golamco and the other was electronic producer Emorej. I decided to try creating a remix for their first track "(I'm A) Loser" which was more… Continue reading Remix: Porta – Loser (Acid42Remix)

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Remix: Aguilera’s Aint No Other Man

Back in 2006 (I think), I put together a remix of Christina Aguilera's "Aint No Other Man." The acapella track was well done, inspiring me to sequence a some bouncy beats and semi-aggressive synth lines. I put the mp3 up on Imeem a while back but since Imeem's been bought by MySpace, the playlists haven't returned. So here it is again. Where it belongs. Enjoy!

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Remix: Jemex – Palma (Acid42 BreaksMix)

Here's a remix I made for Jemex's track "Palma." Combining some of the piano melody with a big, booming breakbeat, this remix tried to create a gritty, urban atmosphere to the ambient, melodic parts in the original track.

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New Remix: Slow by Kylie Minogue

Here's a big beat remix for Kylie Minogue's smash hit of 2005(?) "Slow." Created it using Acid Pro 5, and a whole buncha loops and VSTi's. Always had an affection for her music. Possibly it's the beats in her tracks, but also it's the perky personality of the singer. Gotta love someone with the panache… Continue reading New Remix: Slow by Kylie Minogue

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New Remix: My Parasol – Spacetalk (Acid42 GritMix)

This is a remix of a lovely tune entitled "Spacetalk" by the duo My Parasol, (one half of which is Spazzkid). I slowed it down to 100 BPM, and added a whole bunch of dirty, gritty drum loops, distortion, and a few softsynths for bass, electric piano and organ pad.

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Cover: Burning Down The Haus

I borrowed a live concert DVD of one of my favorite '80s pop-rock groups Talking Heads. I remember buying the cassette tape of their 1983 album Speaking in Tongues from Glo-Ri Supermarket in Metro Manila back when I was in grade school. I didn't "get" them right away. Nowadays, their theatrical sense of the absurd… Continue reading Cover: Burning Down The Haus