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ORIGIN is coming

ORIGIN is coming

Markus Adams new Album August 31st

Hi folks, recovery is going well and so is the next album. After some mixing and mastering problems as well as some problems convincing @routenote about the origin of the vocal samples, the release is now finally on its way to all major streaming sites.

The title of the album will be ORIGIN. I will tell you the origin story (no pun intended) in a later post.

If you want to have a sneak peek into the sound follow me on my social media. I already posted some snippets and will do so in the coming days.

Simply go to my link.tree for a shortcut to all my social media.

Cover artwork at last

The cover art was quite a challenge too. When it comes to making the final decision, I’m quite a lazy procrastinator. Even the final idea went through multiple iterations and took about 4 months to come to fruition.

Two similar ideas were shelved after the first month. Somehow they didn’t seem to fit my idea of developing something to remember.

If you want to have a listen to the sound of ORIGIN, just follow me on my social media. I already posted some snippets here and there, as well as some video stuff. I will do so in the days to come. Be sure to follow me on Spotify to get me on your Release Radar.

Thanks for caring, Markus.

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Remix my track on blend.io and win big.

Remix the track “No Gummy Bears For The Genie” from my new release NYC NIGHT on blend.io for a chance to win prizes from Roli and Izotope as well as a Remix release on my upcoming Remix EP.

I’m proud to announce that leading music collaboration platform blend.io, owned by Roli, the makers of the creative music creation tools Seaboard and  Blocks, is hosting a remix contest for my new release “No Gummy Bears For The Genie”. Read the official announcement here:

Markus Adams Calls For Remixes From His Newest Release, Win Prizes From Izotope, ROLI & More!

German songwriter/producer Markus Adams is known for this signature ambient electronic instrumental music popular among the Blend community. Markus has released a follow up to his Blend release NOWwhich is a concept album called NYC Nights.

Markus bought a cheap field recorder and was inspired by the big city’s constant sound from Sirens to Jackhammers to buzzing people to create an incredible new record fusing influences of Rock to Jazz to EDM to Classical. Markus Adams has published the stems for his pulsating dreamy pop anthem “No Gummy Bears For The Genie” and wants to collaborate with the Blend community to hear new remixes

Are you ready to collaborate with Markus? Here is how to get involved

  1. Pull “No Gummy Bears For The Genie” project

  2. Create your remix in your DAW of choice

  3. Publish your update by June 5th to submit your remix and have Markus will review all of the submissions

 And that’s it!

 Markus and Blend will review all of the published updates and pick one grand prize winner to receive Neutron (Standard) by Izotope, and ROLI’s Equator as well as get their remix released on the Blend label. The runner ups will have their remix featured on Markus’ remix release. Start exploring his awesome track and let’s start making music

“Remix contests are both fun and educational”

I am so thrilled that blend.io is again giving me this incredible opportunity for showcasing my music. Remixing is fun and educational at the same time. I do it constantly between making my own tracks. It is a great way to get some insight into other producers projects. Eventually this is also the way I won my Seaboard Rise25, a professional Mix from Grammy nominated Mixing Engineer Brent Kolatalo. And in the end it even led to my first EP release “NOW” on the blend label.

So if you are making electronic music be sure to check it out. I have given you the full Stems and some Midi Parts. But you are not required to use more than one of the tracks. Have fun with it, rework it any way you like and give it your twist. The offered prizes are well worth a few hours of  fun with your favorite pass-time. I am looking forward to reviewing your remixes. Bpm is 123 Key is Ebmaj. Oh and if you want to know the origin story of this album and the track, just go read it here on my blog or on the track descriptions on Bandcamp.

And while you’re thinking about your remix, be sure to follow me on SpotifyApple MusicAmazon Music or wherever you’re listening to your music.

Thanks for reading, thanks for listening, enjoy making music

Markus 

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NYC Nights – Cruising Through The Night – Full video released on Youtube

Dear friends, Hi folks,

the final full video for NYC Nights has been released on Youtube. This one was the frist graphic video I did. The idea was to create a NYC City scene and move it slowly to the scene shown in the full album cover. I feel it turned out to be quite nice. I did it all with quite simple tools. Using Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements as well as the free tool  Inkscape.

The whole idea of creating a graphic video and  slowly creating a cover scene for the new album took quite some time. Decisions are never easy and I hope you like the outcome as well as the underlying tune. Cruising Through The Night was the first track I created for the album and set the tone for one half of the more jazz rock inspired tunes.

I am currently working on more video ideas, probably based on the photos on videos from our trip to NY. Looking forward to your opinions. Post them here or  on my social media.Thanks for listening and viewing anyway.

Markus

 

 

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NYC Nights – New Album Out Now on Bandcamp

Today I released my next full album on bandcamp. It is a concept album describing the emotions and impressions I had when visiting New York City in October 2017. This is a pre-release. The full release on all major streaming sites will follow in the next days.

The story of NYC Nights

In September 2017 we got the wicked idea of why not spend a second holiday this year in New York. We had wanted to go several times in the last 10 years, but never had gone. We decided and booked on a whim and sure enough in October we found ourselves in the big apple. I recently had bought a cheap field recorder just to try it out and what an opportunity it was.

New York isn’t just a city of light but of constant sound. You cannot escape it. From sirens to jackhammers to buzzing people. The ever humming sounds just engulf you and finally inspire the musician in you. I had to do something with it. So the raw idea was born. I first thought of using most of the sounds rhythmically i.e. for making beats and but the project soon took on a life of its own. Sometimes the tracks developed out of the sound i.e. the Jackhammer wake-up service, sometimes an idea was complimented by certain sounds i.e. street sounds and accelerating cars or just the idea survived and a track came from nowhere. It certainly is funny the way inspiration works …

And so is life. In January the project stopped as I got stopped by my internal beat Maschine loosing its rhythm. (heart attack) This, in a way, at the same time stalled and sped up the project as I am currently forced to stay at home, which gave me plenty of time to finish the album. As is my fashion it spans from Rock to Jazz to Electronica. Some classical ideas and EDM are in there too. If I can find one listener who enjoys the whole album as I did I’d be very lucky. The mood of the album feels a bit melancholic at times, so I wanted it to end on a fun track. The track title is an in joke only my family and our friends in New York will understand(, or any parent with young children high on sugar.)

So as always Listen, enjoy, tell your friends and foes about it.

Love, Markus

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A late but very Happy New Year to all of you who made it around the sun again.

Hi Folks,

another trip around the sun is over and the new journey of 365 days has begun again. And again we all have time to mess up our lives for the  940 million km (584 million mi) trip. Anyone asking: “Are we there yet, already?” Well, having traveled almost 46 billion km and intending to make it 100 I wish you all a very pleasant,eventful and fun trip. There are no meteors in sight, so the only ones to mess up the trip are we ourselves. So let us all work together in friendship, peace and love to see another silly ball drop again.

Best wishes to all the people of the world.

Markus

 

 

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Remix EP Out Now

EP – No Wise Man Ever Dared (Remixes)

Hi folks,

after some hassle with my aggregator because of some issues with the EP title and some features my new EP – No Wise Man Ever Dared (Remixes) has been released worldwide on all major streaming and download services. Please take a Listen and share the tracks on your social media sites and playlists.

Love Markus

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Remix EP – No Wise Man Ever Dared Remixes going live

Hi Folks,

my new release the long awaited 🙂 Remix EP No Wise Man Ever Dared To Remix has gone live on my bandcamp page . It features 5 fresh remixes of tracks and themes of my debut album #NWMDTEMR. 3 of those I remixed myself via my Alter Ego Addy. And 2 Remixes are the winners of my blend remix contest Wieger van den Ham and Andy McDade. The release on bandcamp will be followed up by a worldwide release on all major streaming and vending services. As always I thank you for your support and urge you to follow me on any social media or streaming site you use.

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Stonehenge

Back from vacation – #NWMEDTEMR finally available on all channels

Back from a great, refreshing and inspiring vacation in South England. Went to see some great ancient sites like Stonehenge and Tintagel. The weather was spectacular. The hotels were let me say “british”, especially the meals, but you can live with that when you wake up to a seaside view as refreshing as the one from The Queens Hotel 

After a week of making no music at all I will return to the keyboard and hope to use that great inspiration for some new tunes.

During the vacation my new album #NWMEDTEMR = No Wise Man Ever Dared To Enter My Realm was finally made available on all channels. You can stream it on Spotify or  here

And if you want to buy it go to my shop or to your favorite download portal.

Google Play Itunes Amazon Music

Have fun.

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Website getting ready for release day … #NWMEDTEMR

Hi Folks,
my website markusadams.com is now almost ready for release day August 7th.Finetuning will have to wait because a vacation is also coming up. But stay tuned to my social media. I will be updating those closing in on the release. Meanwhile you can already enjoy my videos here or on Youtube or listen and buy the tracks in the shop.

And as always a quick reminder: follow me wherever you can … and share #NWMEDTEMR

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New album “No Wise Man Ever Dared” will be released worldwide on august 7, 2017

This is a promotional teaser video for upcoming album release on august 7, 2017 : NO WISE MAN EVER DARED … TO ENTER MY REALM.

I’ve been working on this album for half a year now or if I am honest in parts this album’s origins lie in part in my musical upbringing as a child of the seventies and eighties and to the other part in my eclectic musical taste that rages from Oldfield to Jarre, from Prince to MJ, from Gershwin to Sheeran, from John Williams to the Chieftains … well you get the drift.

Some melodies date back about 25 years, while others e.g. the main 30 minute track originated this year (with some seasoning from older compositions of mine). Since I began to make music again 5 years ago I drifted to this album very slowly … my first release, the EP NOW on the blend.io label gave me the confidence that others might actually like the music I make … and if you do, stay tuned for august 7, … or get your taste on

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