This track is from back in August, due soon on all major outlets and Beatport, and is out on Apple Music and Spotify already.
It’s about going through Life’s challenges and triumphs and￼ becoming a better person. It’s also about current events and the scope and nature of value, a slice of stirring philosophy for the dance floor.
This is a very melodic and moody vocal track that has a couple of peaks and dramatic moments￼, as well as a generous outro for mixing￼.
This is a collab of different artist aesthetics, and although Rebel Veteran’s part is minimal￼￼, it’s really effective in announcing the title of the track and adding a touch of humor. ￼
Here’s the side-by-side of the two Decision Trees, studies in evolution, programming and nature. The first one is brand-new with pinks and purple, following a wave shape and making use of both symmetry and asymmetry. The new decision tree works well both vertically and horizontally. Once again, both of these are available in a variety of formats.
The above large horizontal piece “33” is from 2020 and is part of the Deco Industrial collection. Though the original photography is of overhead pipes, the title refers to the number of vertebrae in the human spine. Of course the number has other associations, but the spine is what directly inspired the creation of this, in that it’s functional architecture to say the least.
Continuing on the deco botanical series, this new piece geometrically celebrates a well loved plant: “Sugarcane.” What’s especially interesting is this photo is of sugarcane growing wild in Massachusetts.It’s typically considered native to tropical regions. Please don’t flag the sugar as being invasive though! It can stay. 😆 Seriously, DNA is part sugar and salt.
“Alchemy Sun” has been a delight to work on and has inspired a patient, methodical mindset. Fitting with the title, the next stage of work on it will see it become more refined and bold. It’s already come a long way from the initial computer graphic inspiration to the canvas. Sometimes bringing a concept to life goes in multiple stages. This is the first mixed media for Studio Shangri-La and it has been a learning process of using different materials, such as Pyrite, Aluminum and of course Gold Leaf. Shaping these elements on the canvas has been a combination of sculpture and painting. What comes next for “Alchemy Sun,” symbolic of creation itself, celestial light, refinement and transformation — Is testing some new materials and finishes to create the final product. The main structure is of course in place and has been refined somewhat, so it’ll be interesting and fun to see how it further transforms.
Next up for OCTAVES Music Dance & EDM is a collaboration between Odd Circuit, Artemis Amenti and Rebel Veteran. It’s a beautiful melodic track with a progressive House and somewhat took techno flavor. Whatever labels you want to put on it, it’s got an uplifting vocal as well as a sense of humor:
Also upcoming is a deep progressive house flavored track featuring a vocal by San Francisco artist KIRAN. The bass and the vocal on this one are really interesting, yet it’s got enough space to be used in a variety of DJ sets for example.