First things first. Welcome to the new website. Mainly just a bunch of new features under the hood we're waiting to unleash, and some minor layout and design changes, more is in the works as well... For now, just getting around to updating the website feels good. The new design is centered more around the blog. The plan moving forward is to keep the site up to date, and use it as a hub to log, organize, and promote all of our musical creations and endeavors. At this point one post a month doesn't seem too ambitious, especially with various projects starting to gain momentum.
If you're a regular listener of Sun Dried Beats you may have noticed that January 2014 passed by without a mix release. The reason is quite simple really, I want to focus on quality. With two years and twenty-four mixes under my belt, I am starting to realize that pushing to release a recording every month sometimes creates a situation where I have to settle, and compromise my artistic vision just to meet the self imposed deadline.
We were invited to play a house party this past Saturday night, and when we realized the date just happened to coincide with the peak of the Perseid meteor shower, we knew it would be a special night.
True to our prediction, the house party turned out great. nthogen took the decks around 9pm to get the evening going, building the vibe with a minimal/tech-house set until about 11:30pm.
Ann Arbor August 4th 2013
A slow start with a lot of rejections ended up being a great afternoon relaxing in the sun connecting with cool people.... Thanks to everyone that stopped and participated
Today I decided to break away from beats for a few hours and follow through with an idea that I've had kicking around for a while. It originally came to me while I was daydreaming one day, what if we could distract people from their day, for just a few minutes, and provide them with a creative activity. Life gets so full of work and stress sometimes people forget to nourish their creative selves opting for a more consumer lifestyle. Sun Dried Beats has always been about breaking through that with music, now we're pushing it with more forms of art.