“Dj/Producer Duo emerging from the UK. The Code embodies various styles of music in their creations, Influences ranging from Fleetwood mac to james blake and beyond. Their are no restrictions to what The Code create.”
I dunno About all that, but I definitely hear the james blake & the weeknd influence. really feeling most if not all of the songs on their soundcloud too. check em out!
VERY EXCITED for you to hear and see my brand new track ‘Man Down’ tomorrow as I guess you could call it my debut single haha. The Song is taken from my Brand new EP ‘G.S.D’ Which is out NOW on iTunes and all the other regular online stores. you can check it out, HERE and if you like it go ahead & support with a purchase.
Last week I had a little catch up interview with the lads Chris Lovett & John Bird on their Mission Blitz Show talk about my new project as ‘Jovel,’ upcoming releases and gigs, as well as the future of my ‘Random Impulse’ Band. They also played a TON of awesome new songs that I havent heard before!
If one of your goals is to learn to play music (or improve your playing), then this advice from musician Dick Hensold on how to practice strategically—with a limited amount of practice time—is for you. The key is what he calls “proper cultivation” of your technique.P
So what is “proper cultivation?” In short: accurate, consistent repetition, while maintaining perfect technique. In long: see below!
When practicing to increase the speed of a given technique or piece of music, practice a short selection slowly, but not so slowly that it changes the entire character of the tune, simultaneously paying VERY close attention to:
1) maintaining perfect technique (defined below);
2) accuracy (defined below) …all while striving for
3) consistency in performance (defined below). P
Choosing a short selection—anything from a few notes to eight measures—will help you closely monitor your progress as you practice. By “perfect technique,” Hensold means the technical way you should play the instrument (e.g., moving with minimal force while holding the instrument and having your body in a neutral position). “Accuracy” means playing the music exactly asyou want it to be heard—especially tempo-wise, but also in terms of intonation. And “consistency” means being able to maintain all of the above while making as few mistakes as possible. Those are the three most important areas to keep in mind while you practice, Hensold says.P
Don’t expect miracles right away, though. Your improvement will actually come during the rest periods between practicing, rather than in the practice session itself:P
Repeat the short selection, concentrating on all the factors above. Do not speed up, and, if necessary, use a metronome to keep your tempo down. It doesn’t take enormous amounts of repetition (Perhaps 20 repetitions? Maybe two minutes of repetitions?) to cultivate the expected improvement if your concentration is good. In other words, we must be very careful to integrate all the factors above. (This is where we come back to efficiency—we are saving practice time by not spending too much time on any given problem on any given day.) Repeat every couple of days, and there should be noticeable progress in a few practice sessions. Trust that the improvement will come in the rest period between practice sessions, not on the day of the practice itself. The good news: your technique will speed up on its own, on its own time. The bad news: if you don’t start early enough, you may not get your music learned in time. Thus, people are always tempted by shortcuts, which both slow the process down and lead to sloppy playing.P
The rest of the article on how to play music faster is a great read, outlining the difference in practice needs between young and adult musicians, qualities you need to learn music without a teacher, and more.P
I’ve been slacking a little on the updates with what’s going on with me recently, but thats only because I had a lot to prepare content wise for you all.
As you may (or may not) know, I’ve put my band ‘random impulse’ and have started a new project using my real name ‘Jovel.’ Now Random Impulse is by no means gone, It’ll be back, but you have to go with the flow of wherever your creative juices take you, hence this new project. Now this new music isn’t going to be 100% completely different, but its definitely different enough for me to need a new alias for it.
the MAIN difference, without sounding cheesy, is that this new music is honest: Its all from things Ive really seen and experienced, without trying to compromise anything to make it more ‘universal.’ Sonically its… well you’ll hear for yourself, and I’ve got a big surprise for you with how Im going to present it in the live shows.
MY NEW TWITTER
ANYWAY!!! because random impulse is on hiatus & wont be tweeting anything, I have to start a NEW twitter for this project which is @JovelMusic So if you could all follow me on that, I can stay in touch with you and keep you updated as and when things happen, as well as answer any questions you have etc.
THE 47 FREE TRACK MIXTAPE
The ‘Downloads’ section of this blog has been naked for quite a while now, so Ive decided to compile ALL of the refixes Ive done and my ‘100 tracks in 4 minutes’ freestyle into one quick download. If you don’t know, my refixes are where I pick a song, remake the entire instrumental from scratch using electric guitar, drums, base and synth, then write and perform my own lyrics that are based on the original. Im gonna be throwing this out once this new twitter gets 1000 followers, and although its only been a day, i’ve got half of that already. so get following and keep your ears peeled in the next few days for this mixtape & a LOT more secret content dropping, but more on that later
“The Skints are “east London reggae” through and through. For the last ten years, Marcia Richards, Joshua Waters Rudge, Jamie Kyriakides, and Jonathan Doyle have toured Europe extensively with their eclectic fusion of Jamaican music styles, pop hooks, hip-hop, and heavy bass. They dropped a couple of albums and EPs along the way, too, yet you still might not have a clue.
On March 31, the British band are hoping to top-up their notoriety with the release of their new three-track EP, Short Change. The project’s standout, “Break Me Down,” which we’re premiering here at MTV IGGY, nods heavily towards reggae’s golden era of the late ’60s/early ’70s. However, things are kept fresh with the help of a special guest verse from guitar-loving grime bar specialist, Jovel (Random Impulse). One for the upcoming summer days, stream “Break Me Down” in full down below.” – Words by Joseph JP Patterson
Loving this girl man, formerly known as Lorena Cuevas, Anak debut song manifesting has an eerie, dark yet sultry vibe to it, and she atacks the song almost like a rapper would with a written freestyle. Its all a bit all over the place, but I mean that in the best possible way. a harmonic mismatch via acoustic guitar and vocals. fuck yeah
Waddup man! Like it says in the title, my E.P ‘G.S.D’ Out next month and will be up on all the usual itunes/amazon etc virtual stores. I’m gonna have physicals up for sale too, but only at gigs and stuff so make sure you buy the online version when it comes out. I’ve got a LOT of exciting content and shit finished up but I’m just figuring out the best way and times to put it out so that you don’t have too much content one minute and then fuck all the next, so as soon as i’ve figured it out i’ll throw up a release date. Thats a lot of the reason why I decided to quickly put out this EP to be honest, You’ve been without music for a hot minute and ive gotta keep you fed, no more 4-5 month empty gaps!