I was going to add a nice long quote, like I’ve been doing recently for past articles, but you know what… You can’t really philosophies a philosopher. And that’s how I view Damien, he’s wise beyond his years… And those kind of people you can’t really find wiser words than their own. So I will begin this article by saying something Damien would be surprised to hear… I was actually kind of hesitant to review his work. I was afraid that after 2 years of really exploring and taste testing soo many different genres of music, I would change so much as to dislike his kind of music. But I was pleasently surprised because I actually didn’t hate it. I loved and still love his unique videos (especially his new music video for 18 Pañatas) and his tracks that had a feel of Frenship, Drake, Blackbear, and such artists. All in all, I feel like if you enjoy R&B, hip hop, and electropop then you’d definitely enjoy his most recent album called Domenika.
Then, I was going to dive into Damien Gibson’s answers to my questions about his past… But I think he was high cause here are his answers…
John: are you high? Damien: Depends. John: Okay um so, What inspired you to start making music? Damien: Pass John: What influences your songs? Damien: Totally random stuff John: So, What is your fanbase like? Damien: I don’t know. if you mean demographically or numbers. I’ll just say my fan base is amazing and I love them very much.
I took on this blog because I’ve always had a big passion for music and invested a lot of time in my life to discovering new music. The blog was a thing I wanted to do to prove that a boy from a small town can make something bigger than themselves. But not all people are living to improve the person they were, and that’s okay. This is true for Damien. Sure the guy always wanted to make music for his career, but he isn’t doing it to prove a point. He’s doing it to prove that a dream can be fulfilled through a pure passion. And honestly, that’s really cool because that’s why music is music… Now back to his review…
“What makes (my music) different is there an overwhelming sense of impending doom. Like you can just tell my crazy side is about to pop out at any moment.”
-Damien Gibson (8/8/2018)
I find myself listening to Damien’s music on my own time and keep liking it more and more as I do. His favorite song he’s made he said is Media Mirror, however I can’t find that song so I’ll just have to take his word for it. For a very long time I tried to comprehend what it was about his music that I loved so much. I knew that I absolutely loved the alternative sound mixed with electronic and dark pop… But he said it best with the quote above that refers to the sense of “impending doom” in each song. It’s an infectious sound he’s got, and it’s hard not to like and/or appreciate it.
“I don’t really have any. Just be an entertainer. Make music that feels good. That takes life to the next level I don’t know about five years but I know that I want to have 1,000 songs before I die so there’s that.“
I don’t actually know what is in the works at the moment for Damien, but that’s cause I haven’t talked to him for a while. As soon as he tells me something that he’s working on I’ll probably announce it on Facebook and/or Instagram. Either way as soon as I hear he released new music I will share it on social media.
I wanted to thank Damien Gibson for being very patient with me, it’s been about two years since the interview was done. This article has been a long time coming, and I guess you could say I was waiting for the right timing. Anyways you can follow Damien on Facebook and Instagram. You can listen his music on Soundcloud and Spotify, and watch his awesome music videos on YouTube. You can follow Unedited Music Blog on Facebook (@uneditedmb) and Instagram (@unedited_music_blog). You can listen to other songs that have been previously reviewed on Spotify. Have a fabulous week!!!!
“(The next generation) might rely heavily on electronics, tapes. I can kind of envision one person with a lot of machines, tapes and electronics set up singing or speaking and using machines.” This quote from the famous Jim Morrison, who’s quote found it’s way on a Skrillex2011 track, can be directed towards any of today’s DJs, producers, and musicians that are categorized under any electronic genre. Cafe Disko is one of these artistic duos, and while there’s no doubt Paul and Patrick are talented and know what they’re doing… But I’m going to focus on their undeniably infectious vibe that they bring to every track… A vibe that even Jim would appreciate.
Paul and Patrick have always had a strong passion for music, and they said it was “only a matter of time before we started making it!” Cafe Disko pulls their inspirations from many different angles, such as the artists they work with and their fans who listen to mostly pop and hip hop music.
As I said in my introduction, I wanted to focus on Cafe Disko’s vibe because they’re undeniably talented. They’ve played and worked with equally as talented musicians, and continue to master their sound and improve with each release. But what I find fascinating about their music is how easily they work with hip hop, pop, and rock elements. For instance, just listen to their fantastic remix of Heart Shaped Box (originally by Nirvana). In this remix they took the familiar guitar riff and replaced it with a similar electronic version. Then they put an absolutely crazy drop that pleases the ears. In other songs they take rappers like Austin Filmore and Divmond and combine them with crazy drops and a popish beat. They have done a very good job with basically all their tracks, and I can’t wait to hear how they will continue to grow in the future. I also want them to collaborate with other type of hip hop and pop musicians, artists similar to Blackbear, Khalid, and such.
Confirmed: Chance the Rapper approves of Cafe Disko. If that isn’t a reason you should, then something is terribly wrong with you!
As of right now, the guys are finishing up a few songs that they’re really excited about, two of them already came out and both were remixes of All These Pretty Girls (Milk N Cookies and Flynninho). They have confirmed with me that these two remixes are the only ones that they will be releasing, and the rest of the tracks will be their original songs… Those will come out in the next few months. Their past tracks have touched on “hip hop/pop/future bass” and they tell they like the sound they’re coming up with. “We are always looking for new ways to push our sound to the next level so we will continue to try new things and see where it takes us,” they tell me.
I would like to thank Cafe Disko for keeping in touch with me during this process, even though we lost touch for a months between 2018 and 2019. I was really really excited to get to this article, and I’m really excited to hear what other people think of this review. You can follow Cafe Disko on Facebook and Instagram. You can vibe with their music on Soundcloud and Spotify. You can follow Unedited Music Blog on Instagram (@unedited_music_blog) and Facebook (@uneditedmb). You can also listen to Unedited’s Spotify playlist of other musicians that have already been reviewed. Enjoy your day and I hope work goes swell for you next week!!
Housemania manager Martin Tharaldsen continues to send amazingly talented musicians. First it was Nikadermis, and now Oscar N. These music producers have both started from scratch, teaching themselves how to produce and make music. Both definitely have a long way to go until they reach their full potential, but don’t let that take away from how far they’ve come from the beginning. Oscar is a wonderful producer, nice guy, and a hard worker who’s releasing more and more tracks each week. I am honored to be reviewing his work and continue to keep in touch with him!
All of his life Oscar loved to listen to music, and one day he started to think “maybe I can make some on my own?” he tells me. So he did exactly that about a year ago. He began making music heavily influenced by Skrillex and Jauz, and inspired by the goal to be known throughout the world and to hopefully make a living out of music producing. Right now his fan base are mainly friends and family since he hasn’t released a lot of music, but he is still aiming high.
“I don’t want to go for the same genre so it’ll be most likely a nice mix of dubstep, bass house, house, future bass etc.”
-Oscar A. Naas (4/16/2019)
The only song I generally don’t like from Oscar’s collection so far is Liberty Cap because it just doesn’t match what he seems to sound like in my opinion. Despite the great drop, the vocals are too club-like. That’s the only song I don’t like, the other songs are good. Way to Far, Love on Fire, Private Paradise, and etc are all great tracks. The only small suggestion I have for Oscar is to try to mix up the lyrics. As a musician, typically I would want to tell a story through my music, and I am really intrigued what it would sound like if Oscar chooses to do something like this. I understand that by saying this I may be overlooking songs like Private Paradise, but in my opinion even that song sounds like a big 4-minute loop. In conclusion, I think a strength of Oscar is most definitely his drops, but his weakness can be found in how he seems to loop the lyrics in most of his songs.
“My favorite track I’m working on right now is BTFU that is a bass house track that I think will hit hard on festivals etc.”
Oscar’s plan for the future is to release more of his music, and probably getting more gigs. By Your Side will be released later next month, but Oscar is also working on an EP at the moment. As soon as the tracks are done he is planning to release them, and as soon as a few of them have been released I will update everyone on Oscar’s progress.
I would like to thank Oscar and his manager Martin for requesting this review, and as previously mentioned Oscar is releasing more and more music each week. I will keep tabs on his progress and continue to update Oscar’s progress on Facebook and Instagram. Have a good night!
Unsurprisingly, from a town with such a strong music community and deep musical roots, Austin, Texas is where up-and-coming DJ and producer, SOSLA, calls home. The talented DJ has recently released the energetic single, ‘Minderaser’. It’s definitely a base house track that dance music fans across the glove will find themselves drawn to.
Real name Erik Saucedo, SOSLA has divined the way to produce innovative, and outstanding base house music to fill up the floor of any dance club. He has said he finds inspiration from other artists such as Jauz, Valentino Khan, Joyryde along with many others, who incited him to start his own musical journey into the style of bass house tracks. So, predictably, his innate style and clever technique create solid, energetic tracks that are anchored in loads of high intensity mix, which he describes as ‘music to play at the very height of a rave to get people moving!’
His remix of Ariana Grande’s ‘God Is A Woman’ brought him huge attention and got him 113K streams of that track alone. That success led to him making regular appearances DJing in the Texan EDM scene, indicating that SOSLA’s next release would be all that more highly anticipated.
Following that much-loved track, ‘Minderaser’ does indeed deliver. This single is at once a track that defines its anthemic mission clearly and puts forth such a strong bass line stratified with a phenomenal beat. With such masterful production, infectious vibe, and energy coursing through its veins the length of the whole track, this is definitely a floor-filler.
If dance music makes your heart quicken, EDM is your home, then this is the track, and artist are for you. SOSLA will be spreading the message of EDM globally so be sure to follow this and future tracks as they soar to the top of dance charts.