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Doot Dedoot – “Syncromesh”

It’s an exciting time in the Saint John electronic music scene because Doot Dedoot has finally released his debut album, “Syncromesh.” It sounds awesome and if you love ’80s-style synth jams it was definitely worth the wait.
Doot Dedoot is also known as Jack Lepper. He won DJ Of The Year at the last Party Sauce Awards under his vinyl-slinging persona, DJ Jack Buster.

How would you describe your sound to someone who’s never heard you before?
Well, I love hardware synthesizers, sequencers, and drum machines. With the doot/dedoot project, I set about getting as much out of my hardware as I could. It’s probably not surprising that using those machines lead to music that harks back to my youth as my music has a definite 80s vibe to it. Lots of lush chords, sparkly arpegiators, and slightly mechanical drums.

What gear/software/techniques did you use in making this recording?
Lots of different stuff. Synths on this album include classics like the Oberhiem Matrix 6 and Yamaha DX7, 90s syths like the Roland JP8000 and MicroKorg, and modern stuff like the Waldorf Blofeld and the Korg Volca Bassline & FM. Drums come from the Alesis HR-16B, Yamaha RX-5, and Akai XR-10. Finally, everything was sequenced through an Alesis MMT8 and tracked using an ancient copy of Cubase SX3.

What mood or mental state do you hope to evoke in the listener with this music?
“Syncromesh” became a concept album about driving. It occurred to me that nobody really writes driving songs anymore, so I set out to write songs for, and about, the car. Hopefully, I’ve captured the sorts of experiences we all have when we’re behind the wheel of our favourite automobile.

Contact Doot Dedoot:
facebook.com/dootdedooty/
https://soundcloud.com/doot-dedoot
https://www.orfium.com/profile/doot.dedoot/
https://dootdedoot.bandcamp.com

1995 Zellers – “After Hours”

Straight off The Red Grill, Saint John’s 1995 Zellers has a fresh album of saturated party jams to lead you into the hazy nights of summer.

How would you describe your sound to someone who’s never heard you before?
Think of an abandoned mall in a Blade Runner setting.. That’s what 1995 zellers is. Really though it’s just dumb vintage house music at the core.

What gear/software/techniques did you use in making this recording?
My music is mostly sample based, so I like to sample vintage funk records by connecting my turntable to a soundcard with an RCA adapter, recording whatever the song I’m sampling is in audacity, and then once I get the WAV file I start work on the actual track in FL Studio, which usually starts with a 4/4 kick drum and Slicex to chop up the actual sample. I usually sidechain the kick to the sample and put reverb on the actual sample in addition to a few other effects, the most difficult part of working with samples is actually cutting it up and making it sound like a coherent song. Honestly the most important part of this project is just about the vibe, the simplicity of the material works in its favour.

What mood or mental state do you hope to evoke in the listener with this music?
I just want people to dance

 

https://1995zellers.bandcamp.com/

 

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Chillysauce – Party Sauce chill night

Recently we held the first Party Sauce chill night in Saint John. Chillysauce. This was our attempt to capture the vibe of the chill room at a ’90s rave. The plan was to keep the volume and the tempo down low … Continue reading