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5 Seconds Until Showtime

5 Seconds Until Showtime

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Here is my 3rd full length album, 5 Seconds Until Showtime! This album is a couple years in the making, as it contains some singles that I’ve previously released in addition to new tracks. It spans the genres of Dubstep, Future Bass, House, Moombahton, Glitch Hop and more.

The entire album, and the concept in general, encapsulating the various emotions when you’re seconds away from performing. It’s a blend of energetic and motivational tracks to push you to the next level.

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1. Awakening

Kicking off the album is Awakening, a New Age/Soundscape track with poetry. I wanted to start the album with a bit of philosophy and create a cool ambience before getting to the tracks. I actually wrote this poem all the way back in high school, and I felt it fit the vibe of the album perfectly.

Lyrics

An inverse spectrum, played on the bounds of an
Impossible existence. Within all the boundaries of 
its form
there is an understanding;
good and bad,
light and dark,
everything and nothing.

A smile is beginning through an evening window
opening; while the shadow of

everything

         crowds

and

         cramps.

An eye hears its own beat,
an ear closely watches its own sight,
while the heart feels the walking feet
of a happily lonely stranger dancing in the night.

A sweet smile is drawn, 
From the faint window.
A person dances.

The tip-tap of the feet, the beat of the drum;
The music is pulsating, the moving of some
Light is shed.

Here comes the sunrise.

 

2. Bass Fire

Since Bass Fire is the first actual song on the album, I wanted to kick it off with a straight banger. This is a combination of Dubstep and Hard Trap, and it’s one of the most intense songs I’ve ever produced. I also added some unique cinematic/melodic elements, along with vocal splicing, to really make the track catchy and interesting.

 

3. Carpe Noctem (Seize the Night)

I wanted a lot of diversity on the album, so Carpe Noctem (Seize the Night) was the more housey style track. I blended Future Bass/Future House synths with a tech house style percussion and groove, making it a really upbeat track from start to finish. Because it’s one of the least intense tracks, I decided to keep the same melody throughout the song, as oppose to being all over the place.

Lyrics

Tonights the night for new beginnings
We feel it together
Cover your spirit in this time now we collide

Gonna feel it, bring it, take it, with you
Catch the Star tonight

 

4. Wake Me to the Beat

Wake Me to the Beat is easily one of the funnest songs on the album, as I blended the styles of Bass House, Moombahton and Future Funk into one jazzy track. This song came out super funky, as I wanted to give it solid groove despite having heavy electro synths. In addition, blending in some jazzy vocal splicing and energetic sax samples really brought this track to life.

 

5. Evolve (feat. Mariah Krista)

This track is roughly 4 years in the making, as I originally made this beat before I did my first tour and album The Light Nearby. I then got connected with Mariah Krista, who’s an amazing vocalist, and decided to work with her on this track. It’s easily the most diverse song on the album, as I wanted to blend numerous styles together (Classical, Hip Hop, Electro, Moombahton, etc) and add a strong motivational vibe to it.

Lyrics

Seperate the masqurade
Pull away the curtains and the drapes
Don’t realize all that you are
When your days are muddled with regret
Open your eyes to who
You’ll be next

 

Diamonds don’t wait
You can change

 

You can try to wear me down
Putting on another show
But my life has a different sound
And you will have to go
And watch me Evolve

 

Nothing stays the same under pressure
Nothing stays the same under pressure
Nothing stays the same under pressure
I will Evolve

 

Find yourself in hiding
Don’t shy away from what you don’t know
You’ll just end up fighting non-existent ghosts

 

Diamonds don’t break
Embrace the change

 

You can try to wear me down
Putting on another show
But my life has a different sound
And you will have to go
And watch me Evolve

 

Nothing stays the same under pressure
Nothing stays the same under pressure
Nothing stays the same under pressure
I will Evolve

 

Diamonds don’t break
Embrace the change

 

6. Flow

Being at the halfway point of the album, I thought Flow was the perfect track for this slot. This was the most emotional track to produce on the album, as I really wanted to recreate the feeling of Flow in musical form. My mindset for this song was the feeling of doing gymnastics/flips – when you’re in the air, feeling weightless, and entirely in the moment. I originally wrote this track as a piano melody, and then decided to embellish it.

 

7. The Last Battle

As the name suggests, The Last Battle is a very intense track that blends Dubstep and Cinematic Scores together. I’ve always been a giant fan of movie scores, and epic instrumental/orchestral songs in general, so I wanted to blend those styles with electronic music. Hands down the most epic track on the album.

 

8. Get It

I originally got the idea for this track from an Entrepreneurship class, where various Entrepreneurs gave motivational speeches and insights. There was a group one time and someone asked, what’s the #1 piece of advise you would give to aspiring Entrepreneurs? One of them replied, “Honestly, my simple advise is GFGI. Go Fucking Get It.” The entire track is based around that one simple, yet important, idea.

 

9. Nitrous Oxide (NOS)

Although it’s tough to say, Nitrous Oxide (NOS) might be the most intense track on the album. This song is pretty non-stop from start to finish, as I wanted to produce a super aggressive and energetic pump up track. Especially with NOS being big in racing, energy drinks, and more, this track is 100% high octane.

 

10. Hit the Floor

Hit the Floor might be the weirdest track on the album. I really wanted to do something different with this track, as I wanted to produce a heavy Tech House track. Typically, Tech House is usually a upbeat genre, so I wanted to keep that energy but combine it with unique sound design and a gritty feel.

 

11. Open Your Eyes

When it comes to this track, there’s definitely a lot going on. I’ve always been a fan of Glitch Hop, but haven’t produced it in a while, so I decided to produce an interesting Glitch Hop track that blends interesting sound design with Moombahton percussion. Especially with the vocal melody and vocal ohs and ahs, this track is super energetic and intricate.

Lyrics

We’re all alone
We’re all alone
We’re all alone
We’re all alone

 

We’re all alone we’re all together
We’re all united by this life
The truth is there why can’t you see it
You gotta open up your eyes

 

12. Victory Loves Preparation

Last, but definitely not least, Victory Loves Preparation. I got the idea for this track from the movie The Mechanic with Jason Statham, as it’s a quote that’s repeated numerous times. I really love the idea of it, as preparation is everything when it comes to being victorious. This track came out as a full length heavy electro track, representing the intensity of preparation needed to succeed in anything.

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