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New remix for Siteholder Records

Brojanowski - Lucid Dreaming EP

Artist: Brojanowski
Title: Lucid Dreaming
Format: Digital
Cat. No.: SH034
Release Date: Monday, December 16, 2013
Download: Direct from Siteholder Shop

 

LUCID DREAMING

The Lucid Dreaming EP is a conceptual piece that explores the concepts of dreaming, both asleep and awake.

“In My Dreams” embodies the beautiful, strange, and sometimes contradicting  events that occur while dreaming.  ”In My Dreams” sonically travels through different stages of time without boundaries and represents a proverbial voyage of new people and experiences.

“Pillow talks” is something in-between sleep and consciousness – the teetering point where it is unclear whether your reality is actual real or still trapped in its dream state. We encourage you to check your totem!

Brian Ffar’s interpretation of “Pillow Talks” takes a more hazy and medicated approach to this dream anthem. Foggy soundscapes and undulating basslines cloud your judgement – the only correct way to progress through your journey is downward.


Plasmodium Radio 91: Brian Ffar

Plasmodium.net has asked for my June Liveset for their radio show – I couldn’t be more excited!

Check it out here: http://www.plasmodium.net/podcast/plasmodium-radio-91-brian-ffar/

 

Many things make the man. He needs arms, legs, head, heart, soul and (sometimes) clothes. Water for hydration, food for sustenance, xbox for sanity. Plasmodium means multi-nucleic, and so are we. While we may be a DJ, a producer, a graphic artist, a photographer or a nerd, no single thing defines us. So why should this blog? Plasmodium.net serves as an outlet for our many interests as well as a platform to showcase Totally Rad Music being made by Totally Rad People from all corners of the globe.

Plasmodium started out in 2004 as a weekly 4-hour internet radio show broadcasted live from Oseao in Seattle, WA, with residents Kristina Childs, DJ Saigon, Miss Kick (aka Red Pony), DJ Veins (aka Dave Segal), Paul Edwards and Brandy Westmore. It featured many styles of electronic music as well as artist and label features, interviews and special in-studio live performances. When Oseao changed it’s business plan from internet broadcaster to aggregator/distributor, Plasmodium Radio had to find a new home. Fast-forward to September 2009: Plasmodium Radio v3 with a new format, new delivery method and new content-driven website. Ta-Da!


Q&A w/ Billy Dalessandro and Brian Ffar – Ibiza Voice

A cool interview with Ibiza Voice: http://www.ibiza-voice.com/story/news/2884


1st Ableton Live set – check!

Sooo, it’s been a really long time since I’ve posted on the blog.  For the most part, my website has been a repository for all of my older mixes (over 60!).  I took a slight break from music over the past few years because I was in graduate school.  I managed to finish a couple of tracks and remixes here and there, but my life was consumed with so many other things that it was difficult to find the time.   When school finished, I set a goal to put together my first live set – and it’s finally done!  I really hope you enjoy it.

Brian Ffar – June 2011 – Ableton Improv Live PA by Brian Ffar


A great use for Dropbox

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So, I don’t know about all of you, but I tend to access the net from a bunch of different places like my work computer, my phone, my iPad, and my studio laptop (Ffar HQ). In addition, I get countless emails each day with promotional material that all requires feedback.

In the past, I’ve found it almost impossible to keep tabs on all the promo emails and music files that come in. From my work computer or phone, I would ignore promo emails so that I could listen in the studio in case I wanted to actually download the files to my laptop. In doing so, I would collect a stack of emails each night that I wouldn’t feel like going through. By the end of the week, the pile of unread emails was so great that I would end up trashing half of them because I just didn’t have the time to go through everything and catch up for the upcoming week’s deluge.

Here’s where Dropbox comes in and saves the day! From anywhere, but mostly from my work computer or iPad, I can listen to promo emails and if there are tracks I like, I download them directly to the Promo folder in my Dropbox. Every device I own syncs to my dropbox so I can listen to them from anywhere, but most importantly, the files show up in a folder on my laptop. That way, I can always move them into a more permanent storage place. No more emailing myself tracks, uploading them to FTP, or putting them on a thumb drive to take home each night.

Dropbox RULES.  I hope some of you find this useful.

I’ve got a few other tips for using Dropbox that I’ll put in the future.

In the meantime, if you’re interested in signing up for Dropbox yourself, click here.


Control Ableton w/ your iPhone/iPod Touch!

Mrmr + OSCulator + Live = The Jam!

Mrmr + OSCulator + Live = The Jam!

So, a friend of mine turned me onto this free iPhone/iPod Touch app called MRMR (pronounced Murmur).  Murmer basically allows you to create customized interfaces on your iPod/iPhone to control different things.  In this case, I’ve created a Youtube video tutorial on how to set it up.

Hope you find it useful.  Please leave a comment if you like the vids.

Part 1 – iPod Touch + MRMR + OSCulator + Ableton Live = The Jam!

Part 2 – iPod Touch + MRMR + OSCulator + Ableton Live = The Jam!