Friday, 12 August 2011

DERU

Today i'm just relaxing in preparation for the weekend, i decided to have a dig through my record collection for some chilled beats. Thats when i pulled out a record called 'Say goodbye to useless' from a guy named Deru (real name Benjamin Wynn).  


Deru is a criminally underrated beat maker from LA and has been around for a while releasing various records on the Ghostly swim, Mush & Merck labels from as early as 2003. His music is an elegantly crafted blend of Hiphop and Electronica with ambient soundscapes and chopped up breaks merged with carefully selected field recordings.


Below is a track from "Say goodbye to useless' and two of my other favourite Deru joints, 'Hello' and 'I want'.





 Not only is Deru a dope musician, he works as a sound designer as part of The Track Team, notable works include sound design for The last Airbender (the series, not that shitty movie) and his company earned an MPSE Golden Reel award nomination for their work on the soundtrack.


Last but not least, the video below is a snippet from upcoming project 'Outliers' which is based around a trip to Iceland with fellow musicians and visual artists that will culminate with the release of a film, soundtrack & photobook. It's in the early stages at the moment but has promise to be something really unique.  
More details can be found here > http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/scenic/outliers-vol-i-iceland

Outliers, Vol I: Iceland from effixx on Vimeo.

35 comments:

  1. This is really interesting stuff man! Defo gotta check this guy out.

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  2. Those are all pretty good, actually. "hello" was my favorite. It sounds kind of Halo'esq.

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  3. Super chill music. I like how he keeps busy, maybe he has to, but he does it differently, I'm sure he doesn't stay bored for long.

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  4. Relaxing in preparation for the weekend - I like your style!

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  5. On the edge of being able to be called a "beat maker" with some of these tracks. Digging these toons. Another super duper quality post. My hat is off to you.

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  6. Great chill music, cool stuff, great post!

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  7. That was pretty good, second one sounds like a movie soundtrack

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  8. Wow, I really like these. Thanks for putting them up, I wouldn't have heard them otherwise.

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  9. funky stuff. Like in a good way though.

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  10. That's some good ambient music there.

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  11. nice music! Thanks for posting it!

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  12. Wow, a dope musician indeed.
    For a second there, I had to do a double take as I thought the 'r' was a 's'.

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  13. Nice DERU,
    love the moment after the weekend when you can relax...

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  14. Very nice, thanks for sharing! I love discovering new musicians.

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  15. excellent. sounds great on my speakers :3

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  16. Doesn't he look like that little weird dood from kryptic minds.

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  17. Sketchy Leon? ha yeah he does look a bit like him.

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  18. you post a lot of interesting tunes. I like this too :)

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