Pulse Rated

February 27th, 2006

Last night I was reading about Richard Linklater’s woes with his new film and how he deals with things seeming to take forever – he works on something else. That whole “watched kettle never boils” analogy.. A great way to counter the months and sometimes years that it takes for many things in the music world, and life, to happen.

Here’s my experience to share:

A couple of months ago, October to be exact, I sent out ‘Capacity‘ to the American branch of the U.K.’s Pulse Radio – PulseNow! I didn’t hear anything from them for about six weeks. The response? An email saying that they recieved my CD and that they will contact me in another six weeks or so if my submission is accepted. I guess they were flooded with CDs. With the day job, working on new music, Christmas and the zillion other things going on, I completely forgot about it until I noticed they added me as a MySpace friend. Then I got the email saying I was in. Very cool..

Moving along, over four months since submission, I’m pretty happy to announce to you all that last week I was featured as one of the ‘Hot Trax’ for the week of Feb 13th! 🙂 In addition, they’ve begun to play ‘Contact’ on the PulseLounge show over their U.K. Satellite station, PulseRated. Now that’s pretty sweet.

So, be patient. And most important, keep on grinding because all the seemingly little things really do add up.

What’s this, 2006?

January 9th, 2006

I think every January I have trouble remembering it’s the new year. I have corrected myself writing 2005 instead of 2006 at least 100 times already – am I really am not exaggerating. Why is that? Maybe its because you’d think a new year would be a heaping change but in reality its the same as going from Sunday to Monday. I guess it’s like jet-lag, after a while you just get used to it.

Now, moving on to other things, I’m quite pleased to announce that I’ve been featured in the excellect Dave’s Lounge podcast (Podcast #30). This podcast, created by Dave features some of the best chillout, downtempo / trip-hop out on the net. All of it being “Pod-Safe”, meaning if you download it or broadcast it over the internet, you won’t be hunted down by anyone. (Unless it’s someone who’s really really big fan) Which brings me to letting you all know that my music is quite pod-safe. As long as it’s a non-commercial usage, I’d be real happy to know that someone enjoys my music enough to podcast, broadcast, write about, or share my music with someone else.

Time for a new entry

January 5th, 2006

So it’s been some time since I’ve posted. Yeah, I know I should post more. I should also get more sleep and take my vitamins too. And eat my spinach and broccoli.. The last one’s no problem because I like to eat spinach and broccoli. Anyways I’d like to wish all the procrastinators out there a belated happy new year, even if it’s only about a week later. Actually though I’m not really much of a procrastinator, just really really busy.. it’s like I just sit in front of the computer and the hours just fly by. Two minutes later I look at the time and it’s been 6 hours! Then, the to-do list just gets pushed back even further.. it’s an uphill battle somedays. So, bear with me as I get re-organized for the new year, and use the RSS feature, it’ll let you know when I found a moment to write a little note up here for everyone to read.

One of my projects is to find other electronica artists (IDM, downtempo, breakbeat too) and post a quick profile of them in a daily blog that I call In-Tune. It’s actually one of the highlights of my week when I find a really really good artist. So, in the spirit of the new year and all the best of lists of 2005 and what not, here’s a quick list of the best of’s for 2005. The cool thing about this list (besides not having any order or numbers – it’s not a top 10) is that I’m just writing from the top of my head – So, if I can remember an artist from last march who was that memorable, you know they’re good! So here they are – Check ’em out if you have a minute. – Tycho, The artist formerly known as Airliner, The Great Mundane, The Subletter (and the whole catalog for Belladonna Records (Fomerly Kendra-Unique), CMY, Let’s Drive to Alaska, DoF, Quantazelle, enLounge, and Makkina / Cardinal Zen. Also, as soon as the CD is officially released, Fevertech

Music Freedom podcast

December 18th, 2005

I just found out that the latest Music Freedom.com podcast (Episode #4) featuring “Sam Awry” is out. If you haven’t heard the podcast, go to www.musicfreedom.com and click on the iTunes part (left of center) and it will take you to the subscription page. Don’t worry, it’s free! Do have a listen because there’s some really great artists included and if you’re into my music then you’ll like the rest of the podcast too! Now go, and subscribe.. now! 🙂

In other news, my other project, code named Project: Server is built and operational. Now it’s into the configuration stage. I’m new to the wonderfully different and sometimes confusing world of Linux so it’s been a challenge but I do enjoy it. Project: Server is still on schedule to be ready by the beginning of January so stay tuned, there may just be a few new features here on Vayder X.com…

Keeping you up to date

November 28th, 2005

Got a little bit of good news for you – Leonard’s Lair, a music site over in the U.K., was kind enough to give ‘Capacity’ a review rating of ‘Quite Good’ last week – Here’s the link. In other news, Capacity will be added soon to the playlist over at StaticBeats internet radio during their next update. I’ll let you know when that’s officially official.

Also, I’m in the process of building my own server. It won’t replace the great hosting by FutureQuest that I use for this site – More to complement this site’s presence with additional media.. Perhaps a podcast/radio stream (featuring the incredible talent profiled daily via In-Tune), downloads or even video. Keep an eye out for some cool new features! As always, I am open to suggesstions so, if there’s something you’d like to see in the site, drop me an email.