media, music, remix

ArtCore and the New East Asian Beats

Every now and then, you stumble on something amazing. I like hearing ethereal, epic, Japanese-sounding music, so while checking out some recommendations on Youtube, I learned about an awesome “new” genre of music made possible by a collage of global influences and technological inventions (a long way of saying “synth” and “drum machine”). Introducing “artcore“. Of course, I’m alittle behind in the labeling because there’s quite a bit of this stuff, supposedly starting in 2004 with Narcissus at Oasis by Ryu but finally jumping the ocean enough after a decade to stand out on its own.

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media, music, remix

OC Remixer Profiles: Nutritious (Justin Medford)

OCRemix - album art - finalJustin_Medford

On OCR since 2006, Justin Medford is a Californian with a knack for getting a grand, often epic orchestral sound out of Fruity Loops Studio. He’s an active and involved artist, contributing to albums more than publishing singles, noting that some singles are from albums.

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