Audiovisual music videos are now live for the EP Us 2 Be / Test Pilot
Download/listen here: https://upperrealm.bandcamp.com/album/us-2-be-test-pilot
AKWIUS hieroglyph decks and completes now available at the shop. Wall hanging hardware for display can be included with orders. Available in multiple sizes to fit your vibe. Order here
A sound of the ancient Americas from the Mesoamerican region. Artists include Ricardo Lozano, Jorge Ramos and Xavier Quijas Yxayotl who hand make the instruments of ancient Mesoamerica, including traditional Aztec and Mayan clay instruments, flutes, drums, rattles and wind instruments built according to ancient manuscripts.
Cover illustration drafted by Ricardo Almendáriz in 1787 during the first excavation of pre-Columbian Maya ruins at Palenque in Chiapas, Mexico
Playing my beat, “LoveU” live on the MPC Live. Been finding some beautiful records around town so I wanted to share one of the beats that grew from one of those records. The main samples in this tune are from a FIRST PRESSING of a vinyl gem from 1973. Don’t forget to hit the HD setting on the video
New gear now available at the shop! This one is designed to keep the vibes up, available in any size or shape one might need here
Mega stoked to participate in this Beat Battle hosted by Slam Academy. Preliminary battles are going down every Sunday this month, with the final happening on 10/29. I’ll be completing my preliminary battle on 10/22 so that means lots of digging and arranging are in my forecast until that date. All info about this Beat Battle can be found here
Didn’t realize how profound these recordings would be at the time but I can’t stop using them in my beats these days. The sound of crunching and tumbling gravel has such nice character, discovered at a gravel pit while on vacation in Petoskey, MI.