Weekly Track – To Be Free

This one has a hell of a history, but, in the spirit of our Weekly Track adventure, we just decided to put it up and see what happens. Enjoy! Feedback is welcome!

Broken Record says: “This was supposed to be an instrumental to a track, but the vocal fell through. We held on to it for a long time, trying to figure out what to do with it. After our ideas fell through, we just decided to release it, and title it “To Be Free,” because that’s the musical idea: at first it is restricted, limited. But it eventually frees itself. We also had to hold on to the track but ultimately decided to let it go instead of going through more industry politics. And of course, the idea of what it would mean to be free means different things to different people, as you can see from Gergo’s comments. And the image is a picture that I took at the beach, of a kid experiencing what is presumably a moment of freedom.”

Gergo says: I still think that the track would be a bit better with a vocal, but we tried to do our best without it. This is the sound when you drinks a tropical juice in a really hot day at the beach. Hope you can feel the vibe!

Weekly Track: Luces En La Costa

Welcome to the latest edition of our weekly original track release here on our blog. After a few genre exploration tracks, we are back with the ridiculous/classic Dead Stare sound that you love/hate/are confused about. Enjoy! Feedback appreciated!

Gergo Says: “So, I started this one as a remix for my good friend Svmus, right after the worst breakup happened. It was in last summer. Never really liked the remix, but I switched it to an original one a few weeks ago and Broken Record was like ‘DAMN, LET’S WORK ON IT.’ Then I sent the stems, I loved his WIP thing. Wanted him to add some Spanish vocals, ’cause he sent me a few real Moombahton tune in the past with awesome rhythms and vocals. And he did. And he killed it. Loudness + Classy Vocals+ Gabber + a bit of Salsa vibes = Luces En La Costa!”

Broken Record Says: “I immediately heard some Salsa style vibes when Gergo sent the track. I made the trumpet sound and went on from there. While making the track, I felt that it needed a break down. Gergo suggested something with vocals. I went into the vinyl collection and found this 45, and, right there on the first try, it was the perfect track. YA VAMONOS A BAILAR!”

Weekly Track – Dead Stare & Micon Quint – Snap!

This week’s track is a collaboration with the homie Micon Quint! Thank you to everyone who has been supporting our weekly tracks so far. We have many more to come. Feedback is welcome!

Broken Record says: “Careful study of UK garage rhythms combined with reckless disregard for traditions is the basis for this track. Gergo’s baby drops and ambiance sounds vs. generous use of cowbell vs. Micon’s awesome samples and beats. Please keep in mind this is not the final master of the track. But still playable!”

Weekly Track #3 – Laser Rays

As you might have been able to guess, this is another track from our Techno inspired release we have been working on.

Broken Record says: “Lowrider culture has three main musical components: Lowrider Oldies (Motown, Soul, Doo Wop, R&B), Old School Jams (70s and 80s Electro-Funk), and Freestyle/Electro, which of course spawned the Miami Bass scene. One day I just randomly sent Gergo one of the tracks that I had made in the Freestyle/Electro style. I had never released them and didn’t think much of them, they were just so much fun to make. Gergo instantly connected to the track because of his background in old school Techno, as well as DJ Punish’s insane B-More sets with a shitload of old school vocal loops. The collaboration was born and resulted in this track.” Feedback is appreciated!