Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Mr. Carmack Opens Up About His Musical Background For The Operatives’ SOUNDCHECK Series


By Khal. Back in April, Mr. Carmack hit the Australian/New Zealand circuit for a sick seven-date tour. As you can see below, he’s set to hit that part of the globe next week, so it’s dope that The Operatives hooked up the latest edition of their SOUNDCHECK series with Carmack, who took some time to break down his musical background (which includes the French horn and the Japanese drum), as well as his start in “computer” music. He also comments on how “artsy” things are becoming—which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It’s dope to catch a glimpse of how Carmack sees the world, in his own voice.

10 Essential Mr. Carmack Tracks By HotNewHipHop.Com

Image Hosted by UploadHouse.com Mr. Mr. Carmack remains a bit of an enigma despite all of the recent success. One of the undoubtable beat-makers of this generation, Carmack hails form Hawaii, which isn't exactly a hotbed for music production.  With a whole bunch of releases under his belt, Carmack has ties with hot labels like Mad Decent and Soulection.

His music is best described as it is on Facebook, in that it can "make you dance, make you feel, make you crave, make you sad, make you think, make you jump, make you love the way I do." Whether he's crafting the soundtrack for the next massive party or an early morning chill session, he's got some incredible skill. His ability to craft music all over the scale of "0 to 100" is second to none. Let's take a peak in to Mr. Carmack's productions with his 10 Essential Tracks.

01 - 112 - Dance With Me (Mr. Carmack Remix) (14') Carmack flipped a 112 track in to something fresh and funky for the beat-heads.

02 - Mr. Carmack - Reputation (14') Mr. Carmack makes music from outer space. This one might feature an alien.

03 - Mr. Carmack - Rocket (aka Robb Banks 3/5) (14') Mr. Carmack can even make Kendrick Lamar sound like more of an alien than he already does. This one gets all sorts of trippy.

04 - Mr. Carmack - Pay (For What) (13') He can also make music that sounds a little more like what's usually played in the clubs...it's just way better. This one doesn't stray too far from the EDM trap stuff, but it's definitely a fresh take on that sound.

05 - Mr. Carmack - The Next Morning (12') Mr. Carmack goes full synth on "The Next Morning." The piercing stabs aren't painful though, and are soothed out throughout the mostly chill cut.

06 - Mr. Carmack - Grind (Lex) (13') A lot of Carmack's tracks are definitely made for turning up the party, but "Grind" isn't really one of those. A smooth, J Dilla-meets-FlyLo cut goes a long way when you're known for inciting intergalactic travel with your tunes.

07 - Mr. Carmack - Bang (13') "Bang" does just that...BANG. If you can listen to the whole thing without throwin' your hands up, you're a stronger man than I.

08 - Mr. Carmack - Uppers feat. Stooki Sound (12') If a song ever NEEDED a "Damn SON! Where'd ya find this?" it is "Uppers." I have no earthly idea where they found these noises, but that's probably because there is nothing earthly about it.

09 - Mr. Carmack - At Night (11') Proving once again that not every track has to be a club-ready banger, "At Night" is one of the smoothest joints you could ever wish for. It is stunning in its beauty.

10 - Mr. Carmack - The Next Afternoon (13') You know how sometimes you party the next morning and wake up "The Next Afternoon"? Well next time you have one of those all-nighters, pass out and then wake back up sometime in the PM, play this song when you hop out of bed...You'll get it.

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AyeLookItsBrady - Put On (Freestyle) (14’)

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Prie - Bad Days (Freestyle) (14’)

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Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Mr. Carmack - Love Loving You & Hectic (14')

Image Hosted by UploadHouse.com Aaron releases his last tunes for 2014 with the smooth ‘Love Loving You’ that samples YB and Wondagurl, and the freaking banger ‘Hectic’. That’s that stuff we want from Carmack and why we love him so much, make sure to put your speakers to a high volume, and hurry up to check out the tunes below, before they disappear!

Mr. Carmack - Love Loving You (14') Mr. Carmack - Hectic (14')

Mr. Carmack In Brazil (Update) (2014)

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Team Supreme Photoshoot

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Anina & Aaron Carmack - Hawaii (2009)

Mr. Carmack - Happy Valentine's Day (2009)

Mr. Carmack & Co. At Slocal

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Mr. Carmack In Miami

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Mr. Carmack At Folsom

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Friday, 19 December 2014

New Tour Dates

Image Hosted by UploadHouse.com Aaron just posted some new Tour Dates for 2015, where he’s gonna perform on 4 Continents Including Africa. He will also be back in Europe next February in France, Spain, Germany, Belgium, United Kingdom, and The Netherlands, check out the whole Tour Dates below.

December
29th - Gisborne, - Rhythm & Vines, NZ
30th - Wanaka - Rhythm & Alps, NZ
31st - Perth - Origin Festival, AUS

2015

January
1st - Melbourne - Let Them Eat Cake, AUS
2nd - Caberra - La De Da, AUS
3rd - Brisbane - The Flying Cock, AUS
4th - Adelaide - Zhivago, AUS
8th - Oxford Art Factory Sydney, AUS
16th - D.C. - 930 Club - USA (Added New)
17th - Irving Plaza - New York, NY USA
18th - Middle East Cambridge - MA USA
21st - O.C. The Observatory - USA (Added New)
22nd - 1015 Folsom - San Francisco, CA USA
24th - L.A. Lot 613 - USA (Added New)

February
7th - Cape Town - Cape Town City Hall - RSA (Added New)
13th - Paris - La Maroquinerie - FRA (Added New)
14th - Barcelona - Razzmatazz - ESP (Added New)
17th - Nottingham - Bodega - UK (Added New)
18th - Ghent - Charlatan - BEL (Added New)
19th - Birthdays - London, UK
20th - The Soup Kitchen - Manchester, UK
21st - Rotterdam - Run The Trap - NL (Added New)
26th - Brighton - The Loft - UK (Added New)
27th - Cologne - Bootshaus - GER (Added New)
28th - Berlin - Gretchen - GER (Added New)

March
13th - The Buku Festival, New Orleans, US

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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Mr. Carmack To Perform At The Buku Festival In New Orleans March 13th 2015

Image Hosted by UploadHouse.com By Chris Caruso. Hot on the heels of its superb showing in 2014, New Orleans, LA’s BUKU Music + Art Project is set to return for its 2015 edition on March 13-14 armed with a stacked artist lineup. The upcoming edition’s initial lineup was unveiled today via an announcement video—available above—and once again brings together the worlds of electronic, hip-hop, rock, and indie music. Bassnectar, Empire Of The Sun, Die Antwoord, and Porter Robinson lead the electronic music charge, joining the likes of Mr. Carmack, A$AP Rocky, Passion Pit, and TV On The Radio. Also among the dance acts are Jamie Jones, Borgore, Gramatik, Robert Delong, and a special B2B set from Justin Martin and Eats Everything. Early Bird and Advanced tier tickets to the festival are already sold out, but regular priced General Admission passes go on sale on Friday, December 19 at 11 AM CST. For more information, go to TheBukuProject.com.

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Sunday, 14 December 2014

Ohh Mr. Carmack

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French horn, piano, drums, percussion, trumpet, bass, ukulele, guitar, melodica. Ableton, reason, protools, garageband, audacity, audition, max/msp. House, drum and bass, hip hop, trap, electro, complextro, progressive, backpack, bass, funk, synthpop, jazz, classical. Produce, mix, master, compose, arrange, edit, consult, review, and just be a fan. my life is music, and my work is reflective of my passion. i do not represent anyone, anything, or anyplace but myself. while you reach God, I will reach true understanding and knowledge through experience. neither are attainable, but hey, its the best i got.

- Mr. Carmack

How Timbaland Influenced Mr. Carmack & Co.

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By Bobby Gray. Bass Music, Trap, Future Beats, whatever internet tags are making producers call their work right now, a crop of the freshest genre-bending electronic music of recent years owes a lot to the legacy of Virginia producer Timothy Mosley aka Timbaland. Not in any way a creative obituary or tribute to the retired, Timbaland as you know is very much in the game and working away constantly but the best of his collected work, the professional and creative attitude of this person has inspired a generation of beat makers to turn expectation on its head, break popular music rules and follow the beat of their own drum.

Either referenced as an influence directly or otherwise, for music fans and creators that cut their teeth listening to his groundbreaking partnerships with artists like Aaliyah, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake and of course Missy Elliott at the turn of the millenium and beyond Timbaland taps into something that sees his underdog nature resonate through some of the most exciting up-and-comers rising through the ranks.
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His best releases often sounding years ahead of it's time Timbaland's catalogue stands as a motivation for others to either follow in his footsteps or take his achievements in production even further and hopefully, in turn inspire the man himself to move things into new territory once again. Speaking to Complex Magazine a few years ago SBTRKT, when hit with the regular influences question dropped a common answer amongst his contemporaries "I love Timbaland's stuff. N*E*R*D was a really big influence.

They were artists that were able to establish their own sound and also produce for other people. The ambitiousness of their songs really inspired me. It's something soulful, but it trips up and does something original and unique every time."
Last year Sweater Beats dropped a Timbaland only mix to make tribute to the influence he had on his work, the producer Falcons tongue-in-cheekly refers to his sound as "Post-Timbaland-step-bounce" and Mr. Carmack can go one further with the artist that took Timbaland onto the popular landscape for the first time with the classic Pony (Via Joe Kay).

The Timbaland name is synonymous with trusting creative risk with rhythm and popular sound, finding the best results with an outside the box approach and the mix below for you to enjoy is a celebration of those qualities. A selection of originals, remixes and edits of the Timbaland catalogue as well as a stack of some of the strongest artists carrying his legacy forward.

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Future x Mr. Carmack - Move That Dope x Charge (æros Mashup) (14’)

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Mr. Carmack, Yellow Claw & Yung Felix - Payzone (Arby G Edit) (14’)

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Sauvi - Jus Chillin (Freestyle) (14’)

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Sunday, 7 December 2014

Mr. Carmack & Djemba Djemba To Perform In San Francisco, CA On January 22nd 2015

Image Hosted by UploadHouse.com Mr. Carmack & Djemba Djemba at 1015 Folsom. Thursday, January 22, 2015, 10:00 PM

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Adam Tensta - World On Fire (Freestyle) (14’)

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Swedish rapper of Finnish descent Adam Tensta jumps on Mr. Carmack's 'Gangsta' tune, check it out below, it's pretty sick, I love the editing of the tune, sounds very legit.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Bailey Wiley - After The Tone (Mr. Carmack) (14')

Image Hosted by UploadHouse.com R&B singer Bailey Wiley released on April 30th, her new EP titled IXL, where she collaborated with Mr. Carmack on the tune ‘After The Tone’. Y’all probably heard the Instrumental before tagged as Red Sky, that leaked last year, but Bailey Wiley’s version is Official and is Co-Produced by Swaren Veygal, you can get the EP on her BandCamp Site and on iTunes. Check out the Main and Instrumental below.

Bailey Wiley x Celia In Interview, Talks Working With Mr. Carmack

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Mr. Carmack & Co. At Cambridge, Massachusetts USA On January 18th 2015

Image Hosted by UploadHouse.com Jan 18, 2015 Middle East Cambridge, MA 472 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge - 1:00 PM With Djemba Djemba, Great Dane, Riley Lynch. Tickets available at ticketweb.com.

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Mr. Carmack & Co. To Perform At Irving Plaza In New York, NY January 17th 2015

Image Hosted by UploadHouse.com Mr. Carmack will be performing at Irving Plaza in New York, NY Sat, 10:00 PM January 17th 2015 with Djemba Djemba, Great Dane, Penthouse Penthouse and JNTHN Stein. Age Restriction: 16+, you can get the tickets Here.

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OMEGV x Mr. Carmack Tracks

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By Nathan Leigh. With a unique taste in instrumentals, deft flow, and multi-level wordplay, the young OMEGV (pronounced OMEGA) shows a world of promise. Lining up collaborations from Flying Lotus and Mr. Carmack, OMEGV creates hazy rhymes over immaculate beats on Accolade Of The Immaculate.

OMEGV - Go feat. Dash (Freestyle) (14’) OMEGV - My City (Freestyle) (14’) OMEGV - Thrilla In Manila feat. CyphTwo (Freestyle) (14’) OMEGV - Thrilla In Manila 2 (Freestyle) (14’)

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Mr. Carmack - Exodus (EP) (2014)

Image Hosted by UploadHouse.com Here is finally the ‘ExodusEP by Mr. Carmack that includes Six Tracks. If you’re following Aaron, you will notice that all those tunes from the release have been on the net before, but just tagged differently, for example, the ‘Till It's Over’ tune is actually from 2009 when Aaron has been called DJ AC, then there is ‘Throw Your Chains Off’ that’s been released on Mr. Carmack’s Birthday as a gift to us (Hanau Makana).

Intrep’ features Evil Needle and is the Alternate Version to Needle’s Intrepidity’ tune from the ‘Qualla’ release back in 2013, then there is ‘Triassic’, that tune has been released last year in the Summer following the ‘10 Days Of Ogazumu’ project, which was titled as ‘Day Seven: Awe's ''Jurassic''. ‘Free Baby’ is a tune that’s been out since January for a couple of days, before Aaron removed it from his Soundcloud Page and it’s been called ‘I Found A Free Baby In The Trash Can’, and the last tune titled ‘100 Degrees’ features Mikos Da Gawd, which is also from the 2013 Summer release of the ’10 Days Of Ogazumu’ project, which has been tagged as ‘Day Nine: Sentimental Seasons’. Nonetheless, make sure to cop the release and support Aaron on his BandCamp Site.

Mr. Carmack - Exodus (EP) (2014)
  1. Till It's Over
  2. Throw Your Chains Off
  3. Intrep feat. Evil Needle
  4. Triassi
  5. Free Baby
  6. 100 Degrees feat. Mikos Da Gawd

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