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Artist Feature: Michael Oakley

Posted May 22, 2020, 11 a.m.

Scottish retrowave artist and producer Michael Oakley is back with his brand new single "Queen of Hearts". A track co-written with Ollie Wride that carries Oakley's trademark retro elements, but with an esprit that carries some elemenets of his sound at least three decades into the future. Oakley's music is described as "melancholic postcards from the heart wrapped up in …

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Artist Feature: Jelie of Kickback Couture

Posted May 7, 2020, 12:17 p.m.

"What up everybody, it's your girl Jelie from Kickback Couture."

If you're familiar with this phrase, then you're probably no stranger to the great amount of Reason tutorials that rapper, producer and engineer Jelie (pronounced "jell-eye") has published on her YouTube channel Kickback Couture for the past couple of years.

We had a chat with Jelie on how she began …

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Watch: Rockwilder on Rhythm Roulette

Posted Nov. 7, 2019, 8:28 a.m.

Reason producer Rockwilder has been crafting banging tracks for artists like Jay Z and 50 Cent for almost 30 years. Check out the latest episode of Rhythm Roulette (Tracklib edition) by Mass Appeal to see how a blindfolded Rockwilder flips beats in Reason and turns them into bangers in no-time.

Start making your own beats in Reason!


Learn more       …

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Artist Feature: Evan Marien

Posted Aug. 21, 2019, 8:47 a.m.

Photo by Eric Silvergold

Evan Marien is a composer/producer/multi-instrumentalist born and raised in Decatur, Illinois and now living in Brooklyn, NY. Most recently he has been seen playing bass, keys and singing backgrounds for Elliot Moss, playing bass with Thundercat drummer Justin Brown's NYEUSI, and the last bassist to play in guitar legend Allan Holdsworth’s band. 


Most recently, Evan put …

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Music Talk: Ken Evans on recreating New Order albums for Peter Hook & The Light

Posted June 7, 2019, 8 a.m.

Ken Evans in the Tycho Central Studio
 

Ken Evans has been creating electronic music in the synth pop genre since 1985. In 1993 he co-founded the Brisbane (Australia) band Tycho Brahe, which has so far released five albums and a number of singles and EPs, has appeared on numerous compilations, and has remixed and produced other artists. Various live …