I’ve been interested in rhythm and percussion since an early age. When I was around 8, my grandparents gifted me a ‘dumbek’ (a Middle Eastern and North African drum), which I played around with for quite a while. After that, when I was 11, when I went to India on a vacation, I joined Tabla (an Indian percussion instrument) classes. Since then I have attended Tabla classes regularly. I also play the ‘darbuka’ (another Middle Eastern drum), which I’ve learnt to play on my own, in my free time.
By experimenting with the Tabla, I learnt a lot about rhythm, about improvisation, staying on beat, the math behind music, and other interesting stuff. I have a Senior Diploma (year 2) in Tabla. :-) I am, although, completely inexperienced when it comes to anything about ‘melody’. Often, I try to make an electronic track, but I find that while I’m able to write really good beats the melodies are off.
Below is a list of some stuff I’ve done. Hope you like it! :-)
Me playing the Darbuka, a Middle Eastern percussion instrument. You can see a live visualisation on the right monitor behind me.
Me playing the drumkit (I’d just returned from school, hence the attire).
Electronic tracks I’ve made. They’re not that good, just something I cooked up because I was bored. Most of ‘em were made in a day, (couldn’t get myself to spend more time than that on a track). Right now I use two programs – ‘Buzz’ and ‘Renoise’.
Between The Seasons – Inspired by Photek and Seba stuff.
Ice Dance – Trying for a Photek-ish sound.
Untitled – Dancy track.
Become – One of my first tracks, kinda weird.
Black Pawn – Bad attempt at a bassline. I like the beats and pad synths though. ;-)
(will upload more soon, have to dig ’em out)