Tagged: Microfunk

June 22nd, 2012

Microfunk Podcast 006

Head over to microfunk.ru for the next episode in the Microfunk podcast series.

Following the last episode of the Microfunk podcast with Bop and Oak hosting, this time round Bop teams up with old compardre Electrosoul System for another scintillating instalment of Microfunk.

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February 27th, 2012

“Impermanence” released on “Blood Pressure” compilation!

Blood Pressure Bop’s new track “Impermanence” is being released on the 5th March as part of the Med School “Blood Pressure” compilation. As well as Bop there are some awesome inclusions from Bulb, Unquote, Synkro, Blu Mar Ten and fellow Med School family Lung, Joe Syntax and Royalston.

Alongside drum + bass there are some exciting dubstep and 2-step additions, keeping the whole album fresh, just like you’d expect. We had a chat with the man himself about “Impermenence” and his thoughts on Blood Pressure:

What inspired you to make “Impermenance”? Is there any imagery or meaning behind it?
There is a Buddhist concept about impermanence that goes a bit like: “The only thing is permanent is impermanence”. Although I am an atheist, this idea seemed really interesting to me and I decided to try to realise this idea into piece of music. Each pattern of this tune is slightly different from each other to really emulate the sound of “Impermanence”.

What did you use to make the track?
Nothing outstanding, just software (FL Studio) and my ears!

What’s your favourite track from “Blood Pressure?”
My favorite tune is “Red Rhythm” because it’s just sick! Also Mutated Form’s tune “Feels Like” and Bulb + Clarity’s one [Her Smooth Love] sounds pretty lovely.

If somebody from Med School was to remix “Impermenance”, who would you like it to be?
I would love to see what Stray could do with the tune, because his remix of Helios that came out on Med School blew me away last year.

 

You can check the album preview site here for more audio.

You can also pre-order the album: CD / Digital Download / Vinyl
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December 16th, 2011

Microfunk Podcast 005 – Bop & Oak

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This time round, Bop and Oak host with fellow artists Boseg, Jalex, Dissident and LXC also featuring in the show.

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July 25th, 2011

Bop in “The Russian Revolution” in DJ Mag!

Bop was featured in “The Russian Revolution” article in DJ Mag this month talking about “The Future Sound Of Russia”, Microfunk and more…

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July 8th, 2011

Microfunk LIVE: microfunk.ru presents: parts & sequences

Photographed by Pavel Sidorov / Video Editing – Jalex.    From left > right Bop, Jalex, Oak.

The latest project from Bop, Oak and Jalex is “Microfunk Live” – an inspired concept, involving the collection of 30 samples from members of their microfunk.ru site and the composition of six tunes which were then performed live and filmed. We spoke to Bop to find out more…

“Everyone was able to send to us one sample and then from all this material we wanted to make a tune. After some attempts and because of the extraordinary variety of the samples we changed the concept of the project a little. We decided to produce more tunes, then play it live and make a video of it. So, we took our sampler with chopped one-shots, drum synthesizer, laptop + some other devices and had fun with it.” 

“We  got around 30 samples. The samples was taken and collated in December last year. So it has taken around six months to make 6 tunes, as well as do the live performance and do the video in my previous rented apartment.”

Equipment we used:
1x Laptop
1x Launchpad
1x Korg Electribe ES-1 MK2
1x Korg Electribe ER-1
2x Midi Keyboard
1x E-mu 0404 usb Audio/MIDI Interface
1x Usb hub
1x Duck toy :)

There are plans to start more interesting projects so keep watching on microfunk.ru