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Full Premiere: AEONIX – A Star Was Born Feat. Kelly Day (Original Mix)


AEONIX is a tale where chance meets opportunity.

It was during a vision-quest to Joshua Tree where Jonnie King and Josh Royse molded their brotherhood through spirituality and music.  Shortly after, Jonnie started working with fellow producer Johnny Reyes to form the early stages of AENOIX.  The two received world-wide support from Lee Burridge on their first record, as well as capturing the mind of Robot Heart‘s Jason Swamy, who encouraged the boys to record their debut LP at his maiden Further Future festival.  With this, the soundscapes of AEONIX were born.

After their successful Further Future debut (of which, Pulse Radio had mentioned AEONIX as “1 of the Top 10 Acts to See at Further Future“), we exclusively premiere their track “A Star Was Born Feat. Kelly Day”. Dive deep, liberate your senses and absorb this electrifying sound that’s both groundbreaking and timeless.  With cosmic sounds and deep dancefloor grooves, epic vibes abound on this one!

‘A Star Was Born’ is available 1 June on Subtract Music

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The post Full Premiere: AEONIX – A Star Was Born Feat. Kelly Day (Original Mix) appeared first on Deep House Amsterdam.

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Pick of the Week: Paris Cesvette featuring C. Robert Walker and Sabrina Chyld "Can we" (Jack 2 Jazz Records CD Promo)

Paris Cesvette featuring C. Robert Walker and Sabrina Chyld Can weWe haven't heard from Jack 2 Jazz Records for a while, but now they are back in grand style with the stellar "Can we" by Paris Cesvette featuring vocalists C. Robert Walker and Sabrina Chyld. "Can we" is masterly orchestrated and features the unmistakable vocal stylings of C. Robert Walker and Sabrina Chyld alongside glorious keys and grandiose saxophone by Dayve Stewart over a gentle yet spell binding percussive backdrop pure class. Luis 'LooweeR' Rivera is taking the song to the next level


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In the Spotlight: Tony Jesus & Entity present Charles Cooper "The Key of Lime EP" (SoundMen on Wax Records CD Promo)

Tony Jesus & Entity present Charles Cooper The Key of Lime EPEvery now and then we receive new music and instantly are hooked by it. Such is the case with "The Key of Lime EP" produced by Tony Jesus and Entity (Darian Crouse), featuring the one-of-a-kind deeply felt vocals of Charles Cooper. This truly paramount EP features three equally brilliant songs ("Blessings come to you", "Come in out of the dark" and "The best in me"),with each of the songs mixed by both Tony Jesus and Entity who offer an eclectic truly ingenious selection


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The Mysterious ZHU Is Set To Invade Melkweg


ZHU, the mysterious American Producer famous for his poppy house beats and unique voice, brings his sexy sounds to Amsterdam for this first tim at Melkweg, Monday, 25 May.

In an ever-shifting digital landscape of fluid identities, long distance discoveries and a music community that is more global than ever, ZHU is an exciting new voice who is quickly making a name for himself – without even ever having mentioned it. Letting the music speak for itself, ZHU’s genre breaking music has found its way into the ears of millions.

ZHU’s critically acclaimed 2014 “Nightday EP” produced the hit records “Faded” and “Stay Closer” which led to a 2015 Grammy nomination for “Best Dance Recording,” as well as remix duties for Lana Del Ray. Recently, the man behind Mind of a Genius records has been featured on Pete Tong’s Afterhours mix, which you can listen to below, and has released his latest video “Cocaine Model“.  Support on 25 May comes from all around House maestro Alex Saldvador.

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Cool Things Chrome Can Do Now, Thanks to Hardware MIDI


Plugging a keyboard or drum pads into your Web browser is now a thing.

One month ago, we first saw hardware MIDI support in Chrome. That was a beta; this week, Google pushed it out to all Chrome users.

So, what can you actually do with this stuff? Well, you can open a Web tab and play a synth on actual hardware, which is pretty nifty.

Support is still a little dicey, but the available examples are growing fast. Here are some of the coolest, in addition to the MIDI example and demo code we saw last month.

The examples are certainly promising, but you may want to temper expectations. Users of browser-based solutions built on Flash will find some of this old news. Audiotool, for one, has already had a really sophisticated (semi-modular, even) production tool running for some years. (It’s relevant here that Audiotool is coming to the HTML5/MIDI support, but it isn’t here yet.) And while open standards are supposed to mean more compatibility, in practice, they are presently meaning far less. Even though Safari and Chrome are pretty close to one another in rendering pages, I couldn’t get any of these examples working properly in any browser other than Chrome. And while I could get pretty low-latency functionality, none of this is anywhere near as solid in terms of sound performance as any standalone music software.

So, that leaves two challenges. One, the implementation is going to have to improve if non-developers are going to start to use this. And two, if this stuff is going to see the light of day beyond music hackathons, it’ll need some applications. That said, I could imagine educational applications, demos of apps, collaborative possibilities, and more – and those expand if the tech improves. And, of course, this also gets really interesting on inexpensive Chromebooks – which it seems are selling in some numbers these days.

But that’s the future. Here are some of the things you can do right now:


Audiotool is coming to HTML5, and Heisenberg is here now. Heisenberg is I think the coolest option yet – more than just a tech demo, you can plug in a MIDI keyboard and it’s a really fun, free browser synth. Given the amount of pleasure we’ve gotten out of the odd Web time-waster, this is serious business.

But that’s just the appetizer. The team behind Audiotool are working on porting it to HTML5. That should be an excellent test of just how mature this technology is. Audiotool is great and – Flash or not – it’s worth having a play with if you are the kind of person who gets some inspiration from new software toys. (And if you’re reading this far, I suspect you are.) [Flash for now, including screenshot above]


Revisit Roland. Steven Goldberg’s 106.js reimagines the classic Roland Juno-106 in JavaScript. And it’s just added MIDI support. Plus you can check the code out, free.



Play a 60s Yamaha combo organ. The oddest of this bunch is also my favorite sonically, just because it’s so quirky. The Foo YC20 is an emulation of Yamaha’s 1969 organ, the YC-20 combo – “features and flaws” all included. And now it feels more like an organ, since you can connect a MIDI keyboard.

Users should like it: if you’re not fond of running it in your browser, you can also run it as a VST plug-in for Mac or Windows or standalone or as an LV2 plug-in on Linux.

Developers will like it, too: apart from some surprisingly authentic open source recreations, it’s all coded in the Faust programming language, a functional language for DSP.


Run a full modular DAW. No need to wait on Audiotool: is already a full-featured semi-modular DAW built in HTML5 with MIDI support (and audio input). It’s got a full assortment of instruments and effects, too – and some interesting ones, so it complements Audiotool.


Run a bunch of microtonal synths. Mitch Wells’ Web Synths is a deep microtonal instrument, capable of some unique sound designs, and perhaps the richest actual synth of this bunch. Patch sharing shows one powerful feature of putting browsers on the Web – the ability to share with others.


Live-code your own synth. Maybe this is the application that makes the most sense. While it’s tough for the other proof-of-concept toys to compete with your desktop instruments, it’s kind of tough to beat the ability to live-code with Web tech in a browser.

And by “code,” you hardly have to be a hard-core coder. The coding is radically simplified here, spitting out JavaScript from basic commands – fun for even the most entry-level hacker to play around with.

Vult by Leonardo Laguna Ruiz was built at MIDIHACK, the hackathon I was part of here in Berlin this month.

Got more for us? Let us know in comments.

And if you have any tips on audio performance or how this is developing (since I complained about that), or likely applications (since I mused about that), we’d love to hear that, too.

The post Cool Things Chrome Can Do Now, Thanks to Hardware MIDI appeared first on Create Digital Music.

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