Music production, live synths, DJ

Synthwave and Soundtrack Vibes at the Betamax Video Club 

In the past couple of months, I've been playing music for a monthly event in Washington, D.C. called Betamax Video Club. In their words, it's "a celebration of 80's B movie classics and home video club culture." Before and after the movie, I play some obscure tunes from today that were inspired by the 80s, along with other styles that would fit the mood for the night. 

Closing set, 28 May 2017:

Opening set, 28 May 2017:

Featuring the balearic, warm-weather beats of Max Essa and Aria Rostami; a fusion…

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Our New Remix is Out for Baltimore Synth Rockers, Red This Ever! 

A new remix I finished for Red This Ever's single, "Default," is now available along with a remastered version of the original!

It's been a long one in the making, going back since our respective bands last performed together in Baltimore and DC. This song always resonated with me and I'm thrilled to contribute an alternate take on Red This Ever's music.

Baltimore's ReGen Magazine covered the release to provide the backstory to the original song as told by Roy of Red This Ever, along with our process for…

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Music to End the Summer at a Small Beach Town 

Ending the summer of 2016 at a small town beach house among close friends, these tracks were inspired by childhood #newwave tunes, the DC music scene, and synth-heavy soundtracks to push us forward into the fall.

Part 2: Jade Anvil Collective Mix Series (107)

Featuring local DC artist @E1SBARMUSIC, @nuage_music & Veronique J on @translationrecs, indie rock beats by @ALPACABEATS, @rumpistol, and @K0dacr0me, multiple electronic styles from @AtomnationRec, funky house sounds of @kraaksmaak, synthwave from…

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Remix Submitted for Olaf Stuut's "Run" on Atomnation 

On a whim, Eric Garwood (aka, Iterations) and I put together a remix for Olaf Stuut's "Run" on Atomnation Records. We'll update you with the results once they let us know which one they selected for the *official* remix EP. As a musician and producer, I'm also a fan of Atomnation's releases and Olaf Stuut's LP is in line with all of them. There's a quirky, chunky, airy feel of electronic elements with just enough vocals to create a broad soundscape.…

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Before music was on-demand, this stuck with me since I was a kid 

This is one of the first music videos I remember watching as a kid - before we could choose what music we wanted to hear on-demand 24x7, social media, file sharing, or every other source available to promote artists or play music. The only time we could hear music was through the radio, tv shows, or records and tapes we had access to. You couldn't choose the playlist unless you or your friends had the physical recording. This one in particular stuck with me since childhood. "Who is this guy? He has a purple…

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Debut EP released! Meridian Hill is officially out on Jade Anvil Collective! 

Announcing our first release on the Jade Anvil Collective record label, the Meridian Hill EP features a collaboration with my former 23RAINYDAYS bandmate, Eric Garwood, and remixes from future-bass producer Conrad Clifton and DC house music stalwarts Team Zapata! Out now on Bandcamp, iTunes, Google Play, Beatport, Juno Downloads, Spotify, and other major, digital music platforms!

The backstory...

Meridian Hill started out as a sound design idea one summer in Washington, DC. Later on, after a few conversations…Read more

From last year in the desert... 

The big Burn is about to commence next weekend. Three years ago, I was fortunate enough to meet a great group of creative people in DC who organized a camp where we could create our own experiences on the playa. In the past three years, I was able to contribute some extended DJ sets (and help with the sound system) for some of our parties. While I won't be "going home" this year, I do have some DJ sets from last year that I haven't posted until now...

For 2014, I put together a mix of electronic and rock…Read more

New Record Label - Jade Anvil Collective! 

Quick update - Over the past few months, I've been contributing to the launch of Jade Anvil Collective, a new record label and artist collective based in the DC-Baltimore area. What started as an idea turned into something we felt was needed for artists in the region who cross over into multiple styles and media. The first release on the Jade Anvil label will be my Meridian Hill EP! Moving ahead, we already have a good idea of what we'll be releasing over the next several months. As an artist, it feels…Read more

Meridian Hill single released! 

The Meridian Hill single is out now! You can take a listen at soundcloud or bandcamp

The complete Meridian Hill EP will be released on 16 April 2015. Stay tuned! [UPDATE: The EP will be released under the new DC-based record label, Jade Anvil Collective. Release date will be in late summer 2015.]

This shoegazer-inspired, indie-dance track started as a sound design idea at Meridian Hill Park in DC. A few conversations later with former 23RAINYDAYS bandmate, Eric Garwood, resulted in a…Read more

Meridian Hill video is up! 

In case you all missed it the first time around, [capsaicin] directed a music video for the title track of my upcoming EP! Check it out here: Meridian Hill music video

We shot this late, after it rained, and our crew went home for the night. ;) [capsaicin] took advantage of the elements and really captured vibe. We'd also like to thank Mr. Garwood for lending us his antique railroad lantern. The rain, darkness, and location did the rest. 

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afterparty - Boston Underground Film Festival

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NasA, Boston, MA

DC takeover of the Boston Underground Film Festival is tentatively taking place after Saturday night's film screenings.

Featuring DC electronic musicians and DJs: [capsaicin], Jonathan Lim, others