Alias the Producer.

As a DJ it’s a natural progression to want to make your own music. I’ve been working on my production game for about 10 years now. Only now do I feel like I am starting to really get this art form, and what it takes to create music from scratch.

I have spent many years listening and paying attention to how certain sounds and rhythms make me feel.

I spent years practicing instruments so I can play the sounds I feel each track needs.

I put countless hours into investigating  far reaching genres of music and deciding which elements I want to incorporate in my own music. So as a producer this is what I’m aiming for… I am not there yet, but what can you do with out a plan right?

Rhythm section 

Second Line Drumming- Rolling 16th on the snare with a 3/2 in the Kick.

Funk Bass   Like Bootsy Collins and George Porter Jr. – mixed with the harmonic diversity of say a Chuck Rainey or Jaco.

Piano –     Accents and rhythm like James P. Johnson

Horns-  Learn to arrange like Fred Wesley

Guitar-  Rhythm guitar like “My wheels they are slipping” Little Richard

Scratching- Lots of short phrase stabs with the funk of Preemo and cleanliness of DJ Melo-D

 

Clearly this is my dream, and I am no where near this yet, I will be one day. Below is some of my best work so far. Listen as the beat goes on and on.

https://soundcloud.com/aaron-mcmickle

 

Aaron McMickle

Aaron McMickle- DJ, Father, Musician, Music Lover. If you like how we connect the dots on this site, please leave a comment. Play the music presented here, and come back often. It's a life long journey

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