Great start to December!
Our new single CHICKEN & EGG was played on BBC Introducing last night.
If – like us – you missed it, you catch it here:
BBC Introducing Newcastle upon Tyne Metro Radio Arena Radio Tyneside Nick Roberts BBC Newcastle
The latest in our volley of new singles, Cyber Funk. Here’s what Dmitry has to say about it:
“I was curious to see how we could fuse some elements of IDM dance music into our meld style – although I don’t listen to IDM much, I do like some stuff, so for this track we used an IDM-like drum sequencer for the first few bars, alternating it with Koos live on his Roland V-drums kit. Fun!
And of course, we love our funk, so Cyber Funk is partly a tribute to George Duke and his fantastic instrumental funk.
And we called it Cyber Funk because, well, it’s a cybernetic sound!” 😉
We had some technical trouble with this one, but rather than bore you with the details, we wanted to share our ‘eureka moment’ with you 😉 (Thanks for capturing it on film, Carol!)
And you can listen to the finished product here:
Microsoft Groove: https://goo.gl/npoGQF
Google Play: https://goo.gl/xsYlim
Digital Tunes: https://www.digital-tunes.net/releases/cyber_funk
Roaring dance sequencers and G-Funk leads combined with jazzy piano improvisation, slap and Boogie synth bass, strong, upbeat drums, Go-go percussion and Electro Funk vocoder – Cyber Funk is a rollicking Funk Jam piece, an unusual meld of several styles and beats.
Release Date: 28/06/2016
Written and arranged by Dmitry Ermakov.
Keyboards, synth and key bass, vocoder vocals – Dmitry Ermakov.
Drums, audio-engineering – Koos van der Velde.
Recorded, produced and mixed by Dmitry Ermakov & Koos van der Velde @ Low Bishopley Studio & Market Place Studio, Weardale, UK.
Mastered by Chris Longwood @ SugarHill Recording Studios, Houston, TX, USA.
Cover art by Dmitry Ermakov.
© Dmitry Ermakov, 2016.
℗ Dmitry Ermakov & Koos van der Velde, 2016.
CAT N.: MQN008
Hope all this has cheered you up!
We’ve got one more track in the pipeline, out next month, so we’ll be in touch again soon.
Meantime, stay well!
Carol, Koos & Dmitry