How about spicing your desktop and mobile screens up with some bass-flavoured colors in the approaching holiday season?
Check out our 3rd episode of PLAYMA Life. We decided to make these video blogs to show you how we work, what tunes are coming out next, and some exclusive production techniques.
In this episode we are making our new Glitch Hop tune which is gonna be releaseed on Adapted Records. We went through very unique technique making basses. This time we used iPad's Animoog to make sick neurofunk type bass.
Hey everyone, have you been missing news from PLAYMA lately? We've heard from couple folks asking why we are quite and do not release anything.
Well, this post is to share with you some of the upcoming releases.
First of, we have just signed a contract with Australian glitch hop imprint Adapted Records — which is going to release EP of our original tunes in the nearest future!
Just in case, Adapted Records...
- ... is one of the most popular / influential glitch hop & neuro hop labels in the world.
- ... constantly makes it to the Top 10 on Beatport, and each release is in the Top 5 in the genre.
- ... won "The Best Glitch Hop Label In The World" at the UK glitch hop awards in 2012.
- ... is as cool as it all sounds.
Second, it's not all we have planned. Take a look at the list of tracks we are finishing and releasing soon:
- PLAYMA and BaseFace - Prism [drum and bass]
- PLAYMA ft Youthstar - Clap [glitch hop]
- PLAYMA ft Ezhen Niko - Untitled [glitch hop]
- PLAYMA Ezhen Niko - Flya Moon [hip hop]
- PLAYMA - Untitled [glitch hop / breaks]
- Kiki Doll - Hey Mr. (PLAYMA remix) [dubstep]
- PLAYMA and Fred Vedo - Untitled [drum and bass]
- Future Prophesies - Dreadlock (PLAYMA remix) [drum and bass]
And much more, of course.
Greetings Alex and Ilgiz! You’re preparing to unleash the ridiculous ‘Monsters’ / ‘Crackdown’ EP on Mainframe. Tell us about the EP; ideas and influences the made their way into the release.
Alex: Before Ilgiz left for the army, he sent me the “Crackdown” parts. It’s called Tripletdnb175bpm.rar. So when the time came, I wanted to keep Ilgiz’ drums with some nice and nasty guitars. If you’re interested, you can watch a bit of how it was made in our PLAYMA Life 2 channel, or embedded below. I have also started collaboration with an XSSR Academy student, Fred Vedo.
Ilgiz: I started to make “Crackdown” around 18 months ago when I was still at home. I just wanted to make a dnb track with triplet drums and a happy melody. Before I left for the Army I sent the parts to Alex.
I read that ‘Monsters’ stemmed from ideas for a movie trailer?
Alex: The idea was to make a track with an intro that looks sounded a movie trailer. It was produced together with one of my students Fred Vedo. We produced all of the orchestral parts ourselves and even made some voice samples. We wanted to make it epic. Later we decided to make it a more dm-friendly dnb track. But the version with epic intro will be a VIP I think!
You’re pretty dynamic having worked with a number of genres across a broad label base. Is genre exploration a trend you’re planning to continue or are you finding contentment in a particular style?