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.
This tune puts the machine in love machine. I wanted it to sound like a chugging, well oiled mechanized hunk of future soul with boom bap heaviness. Available for name your price download here
This design is inspired by the tradition of the Totem as a symbol for a family, clan, lineage or tribe. The symbol is created from a re-arrangement of the letters that spell AKWIUS, forming a new high-tech tribal graphic suitable for the future. You can find the specific shirt featured in the photo here. This design is also available in various Women’s, Kid’s and Men’s sizes and colors here.
This ambient chill-out tune, built from a mix of guitar loops and electronics has a bit of a double meaning, referring to both travel through the final frontier and also the space between people whether it be a physical, emotional or time-based distance. Check out the article at XLR8R here
This tune is all about that stomping through the woods and paddling a canoe down a nice tree covered river type vibe. Mellow and slightly psychedelic in nature.
AKWIUS’ debut beat tape “Treehouse” is now available. For pristine audio quality, the CD and digital copy is available here.