My goal has always been to paint an accurate reflection of myself through music.
— Nefarious! (@NefTheDamaja) April 17, 2013
TimeLess One – All Good
We make an effort to showcase the work of the people whose contributions to The Soul Dojo make bringing you great music possible! Mikey Joyce is a skilled graphic designer who will be contributing artwork for our future releases! Check out some of his artwork below:
Visit Mikey’s Blog: The Art of Mikey Joyce
Nick León is the latest member of The Soul Dojo family reppin’ Florida. He hit us with this joint and we had to share it with you all as a free download! Check back here frequently for updates on our upcoming releases!
Aye, Yu and I spent this nice Saturday kickin’ it at Different Fur studios in San Francisco for a synthesis demonstration by Dave Smith and Carson Day. Even though we’ve graduated from audio school, we’re still constantly seeking relevant knowledge to further our talents.
San Francisco is such a beautiful city, I don’t spend nearly as much time out there as I should. I never did get my obligatory new Bay Bridge shots in until now… I hung out the sunroof for some of these!
Dave Smith is a hardcore synth designer, he went to UC Berkeley for electrical engineering. He created the first digital synthesizer and says he’s the first to go back to his analog roots. He demo’d the latest creations from his electronic instrument manufacturing company, Dave Smith Instruments: The Prophet 12 which is a wonderful sounding 12-voice synthesizer and a drum machine he made in collaboration with Roger Linn, the Tempest. Both of these devices had a ton of crazy features that I wont even begin to try to explain here. So awesome being able to hear directly from the pioneers of the subject.
Different Fur studios is a really chill recording space. Upstairs there’s a nice lounge area where we got free pints and t-shirts. It’s always a pleasant surprise to find that albums you listen to were worked on at the studio you’re visiting!
words & photos by Nef