Label: BBE - BBE 167 • Format: CD Promo Card Sleeve • Country: UK • Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul • Style: Broken Beat, Dub, Funk, Soul
To content To menu To search. Stay informed of all things Paris DJs and beyond thanks to our Twitter news. An obsessive collector of vintage music equipment Benny is a true audio artisan. His exquisite production is the result of hundreds of hours clocked up in the studio On My Way - Benny Tones - Chrysalis the years and clearly his stunning ambient soul sound is infused by the beautiful Golden Bay community where he grew up. It was a natural progression from Djing that led him to start producing his own beats in This was the year he also moved to Wellington to immerse himself in the scene and to learn as much as he could about audio production and the music industry.
He participated in 2 short audio courses but is largely self taught. After 4. Aero:soul ft. Mara TK On My Way ft. Home ft. Joe Dukie Apollo Odyssey ft. LP Fountain Of Youth ft. Shihan The Poet Little City Nevermind ft. The Centre ft. Adi Dick Fire Fly ft. Chrysalis ft. Sacha Vee Automatic For The People ft. Taay Ninh bonus track Links : bennytones. Sacha Vee - Chrysalis Biography : Fondly considered as the 4th member of New Zealand future soul band Electric Wire Hustle, you may have already witnessed some of the audio magic of Benny Tones without realizing it.
As Electric Wire Hustle's Sound Tech Benny has been responsible for mixing EWH's live sound since their first performance and having set up his own studio in Wellington - Organik Muzik Workz - Revolution - Robbie Williams - MP3 Collection mixed the groups debut album last year. I got each musician to just play whatever came out on the first runs through.
And as for the vocals I said I didn't want any structured lyrics just scatting freestyle random words. So a strange tempo was picked some drums programmed and some driven guitar parts laid.
It captured the vibe I was going for in the end which is kind of a mash of many different styles. I wanted something that had really big bangin drums but still stayed at a slow tempo and kept a more chill ethereal vibe to it.
Vocalist Lisa Preston added some perfectly weighted vocals that suited the mood of the track perfectly. As the lyrics are about her father that passed away it lends that sense On My Way - Benny Tones - Chrysalis somber yet it was beautiful at the same time.
I loved his message and delivery so after the show I approached him and asked him if he wanted to make some music together. He was into the idea and we kept in touch. Later on in the piece On My Way - Benny Tones - Chrysalis asked me if I wanted to produce some stuff for his new album, so I made a couple beats for that, one of them being 'Fountain Of Youth' I liked what came out of it so much that I asked him If I could put it on my album as well.
It features the speech of one of my all time hero's 'Bob Moog' explaining some things I found hard to communicate in my own way. This was the track that kind of set the sound and direction of what I wanted the album to be like. The monument is a large pin made of metal about 3 meters high and a foot around that points to the exact centre of the country.
The microphone on my small cassette dictaphone just fit under the very point of this. If you listen closely to the very end of the track when all the fx on the recording are automated to stop, you can actually hear a little kid say the words 'This Is The Centre Of New Zealand' - Fire Fly This track was all based around the main pad sound, it was one of those sounds that instantly got me and had to used straight away.
This track again features the talents of Devin Abrams who with some help from one of my vintage synths created the bass sound I was after.
He was also responsible for writing the horn sections. Right Here, Right Now - Jesus Jones - Doubt also wanted to create an arrangement that changed from something very open and expansive to very heavy and driving with a lot of percussion, so thats where the change in the last section came from.
Wanted to put my own spin on the really FX heavy really produced sound but still keep the big spacious floaty vibe. I also worked with a vocalist On My Way - Benny Tones - Chrysalis the name of 'Sacha Vee' who I had done some work for in the past.
She's a jazz trained vocalist so wanted to see what happened I Dont Want To Lose You - Will Downing - Invitation Only I gave her something way out of her musical spectrum. The result was this crazy fusion of styles that came out sounding quite different. Either way, his tunes are always carefully crafted and considered, creating individual soundtracks that are both soul and space.
This album is a true taste of all the talents Benny has! Every beat is perfectly produced, every bassline one to tap a foot to, every synth line has a smooth edge. Funkenstein himself, you can still grab the free download Totally unannouced, this new Find us on Facebook. Links Networks bandcamp facebook juno pinterest soundcloud twitter youtube. S'abonner Entries feed Comments Nocturnal Shouts - Ennio Morricone - Moses (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
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