Spectra
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"It took thousands of paid professionals to build the titanic, but only one amateur to build the Ark."

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Houston, TX
United States

Last login: Oct 05, 2016
Member since: Aug 17, 2007
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About me
Welcome...and feel free to look at my entire list of music not just the top 5.

The one thing I am somewhat renowned for here is my ability to make very interesting rhythms with a-typical but silky smooth drum rotations.
My production/"sound quality" skills are a bit sub-par but if you can get past that I do some odd twists with chord and rhythm theory that have made many people say many of my songs are like grounds for new genres.

If any of you who DO know how to make songs with better sound quality PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REMIX ANY OF MY TRACKS! I am not here for fame or fortune I just feel good when people can get inspiration from my music.

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If you are interested in my works in progress please check out Ejectra at http://www.traxinspace.com/profile/ejectra
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I do everything from trance to ambient, drum and bass to hip hop, big beat, demo-style, goa, pop, jazz, IDM, soundtrack, micro-tonal, and more.
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Favorite music editor
As of March 2008 Renoise for the melodies, OpenMPT for the drumlines (rather than everything, as I did before)

Favorite musicians
Way Out West...they combine BT-quality sound engineering with massive layers, huge break-beats, technically perfect jazz intonations...all done with emotional charge untypical of much dance music. On the side, Lagoona used to be one of my favorites...they had a very personal/original sound reminiscent of the demo scene yet the raw confidence and power to push a crowd.

Musical inspiration
So many: Lagoona/TSEC, Paul Van Dyk, Hybrid, Way Out West, BT, Tomas Orsulik (of my old dance project, Plasmatix)... Also Mp3TV and KPFT 90.1 radio for having the guts to play/broadcast my tracks at their own will.

Advice to other musicians
It is better to have 10 people enjoy your music for being original...and give the detailed comments to prove it...than have 200 say it sounds professional and have every song you make follow that exact mood and style. You have to have something seriously original and new in every song if you want people to remember you for more than a year (a few examples of this: Awesome, TSEC, Sonic and Keith 303 of Destiny).

Notes about my music
I try to bring out all elements in my music...my music is about massive layers, chords and drums...I never make beats that sound empty when the kick or hi-hat drop from the mix. I'm known to be maximal-istic in my arrangements so a few of you may find the layers in my songs a bit overbearing...you've been warned! :-D

Music by Spectra (View all)
Pop 2035
By: Spectra
Added: 10/02/2013
Genre: Dance
Downloads: 3
Plays: 10
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Lucy in the Sky with LSD (full length preview)
By: Spectra
Added: 9/24/2011
Genre: Pop
Downloads: 3
Plays: 12
Reviews: 0
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Dimension
By: Spectra
Added: 2/12/2011
Genre: Breakbeat/Breaks
Downloads: 7
Plays: 12
Reviews: 0
Playlists: 0

Pulsar
By: Spectra
Added: 5/07/2008
Genre: Dance
Downloads: 13
Plays: 79
Reviews: 0
Playlists: 2

Solar Potion (new track: may 26th 2011)
By: Spectra
Added: 5/26/2011
Genre: Instrumental
Downloads: 2
Plays: 6
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Reviews written by Spectra (View all)
Newest Techno
Reviewed: January 05, 2009
Artist: PCChris
Actually, more like 2.5 but I rounded it up. This song has some very good ideas but sounds only about 1/4 finished. It is quite repetitive, but not much more so than your average Aqua commercial dance track...and has a VERY catchy theme that starts a bit late (about half-way through the song). It
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Do Dat Thang FT. PhillyBlunt2000
Reviewed: March 25, 2008
Artist: King Tru
Very smoothly executed hip-hop. This is premium far as a club track or in a car with good subs, but less so for listening due to the extensive repetition of the chord progression (the same 3 or so chords are repeated through the entire song).
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Asteroids
Reviewed: November 09, 2007
Artist: Louigi Verona
3.5ish feeling song which sounds like a quite unfinished 4.5... A deceptively simple yet incredibly moody and soothing song with some quite cool admirably quick yet relaxing "shifting" tribal drum-lines and a melodic feel from ambient "Beverly Hills Cop Theme". It is held back mainly by single-t
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Robbie's Rocketship (WIP)
Reviewed: November 07, 2007
Artist: Warrior Bob
Uplifting, upbeat pop song loaded with melodic hooks...using very creative leads to overcome the monotony of 4-chord backgrounds. There are few quite overly loud instruments and ones that need touches like vibrato to loses them up...but the mood of this track still manages to be as potent and confi
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Metro
Reviewed: November 04, 2007
Artist: thecanary
Very emotive, laid-back d&b that actually gives more of a Paul Van Dyk-style trance mood than a d&b mood. I also here hints of Starecase d&b style in this...it's very flowing and the bongo break-beat starting at 2:55 is brilliant, providing that d&b snare fill feeling while maintaining a trance/tr
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Playlists
--------Best of TIS----- (39 tracks)
Not only judged as being best musicially, but also most fun, with most longevity. These are the kinds of songs I'll still remember 20 years from now. :-)

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fives (13 tracks)


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mods (19 tracks)


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New Genres by DJ Trancendance (4 tracks)
My more experimental work designed to devise new genres, tonalities, tuning, etc. ...much more melodic and beat variation than my "club" play-list songs.

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remixable (1 track)
anything I think could/should be remixed into other genres/styles

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Trance and Dance (my club-quality tracks) (4 tracks)
Club-suitable, polished production tracks. Due to at least semi-pro production quality and relative simplicity and catchy-ness, these are built for the dance floor IE not my more experimental work or mild production quality dance songs.

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