Today, 7.8.2017, I released my second “best-of” retrospective compilation “B L A C K“. Unlike the previous compilation, “W H I T E” which highlighted vocal performance tracks I released over the last few years, I released “B L A C K”, a collection of mostly instrumentals with an agenda in mind.
I’ve decided to formally announce my retirement as a producer.
Since 2006, when I got hold of my first iteration of FL Studio (shout out to Big Charlie), I’ve been producing, arranging, composing and performing every bit of music I’ve ever released with obvious exceptions to a couple of covers and usage of samples. It’s liberating to work on my own time table, but that same liberation has become exhaustive and entirely dependent on my own limitations and ideas. That’s not the way that I want to continue making music. While I reserve the decision to end my retirement, I do feel it necessary to close that chapter of my life as a musician for the sake of doing something bigger, better, and with a higher possibility of breaking through into markets that’d be otherwise unavailable to me.
This means that I’m now opening myself in a more inclusive way to collaboration.
I’d ideally like to release a single, an EP, a split and a full length album over the course of the next year. I’m not looking to buy beats, but rather to work with other musicians on forming full length songs that both compliment my existing catalog and take a step forward aesthetically and sonically. I’d prefer not to rush anything, but rather find what works for me with regards to introducing something new that I haven’t done already with my own singular devices.
Thank you to everyone who has purchased music, seen me perform live, and otherwise shown their support over the last few years. I don’t want to let you down; rather, I want to take the investment of your time as motivation and do something even better than I’ve done in the past. Thank you in advance for your patience as I transition from an island of creativity to an expanding landmass of content.
Again, thank you, thank you, thank you.