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Electric Maestro

Dance Of The Refugee

Electric Maestro

Buy this on BANDCAMP: https://electricmaestro.bandcamp.com/album/dance-of-the-refugee

I’m so excited to finally release this track! However, the inspiration behind this one requires a bit of explaining.

Back in 2017, I went to the CD Baby DIY Musician conference in Nashville, Tennessee. During my time there, one of the many wonderful musicians I

Buy this on BANDCAMP: https://electricmaestro.bandcamp.com/album/dance-of-the-refugee

I’m so excited to finally release this track! However, the inspiration behind this one requires a bit of explaining.

Back in 2017, I went to the CD Baby DIY Musician conference in Nashville, Tennessee. During my time there, one of the many wonderful musicians I met was a singer/songwriter named Sara Quah. We had a great conversation about music, the industry, and a lot of other stuff. And, of course, we talked about collaborating. When I got back to my hotel room that night, I listened to her music and found that she was indeed very talented. Particularly at songwriting. One song in particular – “Refugee” - grabbed my attention. It was a live performance without her band. Just Sara and her guitar. Something in that song really inspired me. When I saw her the next day, I told her that I wanted to do a remix of it. She seemed a little surprised that I had chosen that song, but seemed to warm up to the idea.

As soon as I got back home I started working on it. At that time, she wasn’t able to record an acapella of the song for me, so I used the audio from the YouTube video and built a track around it. It was a very inspired session because “Refugee” is a really good song. To this day, it’s one of the best arrangements I’ve done. When I sent it to her, her response was “holy crap! That’s amazing!!”. Unfortunately, we were never able to work out getting her vocals recorded so it was never released.

So here we are in 2020. I’m 3 years better as a producer and still sitting on one of my best tracks. I decided this arrangement was too good to never see the light of day so I updated the production and re-worked the arrangement into an instrumental I call “Dance of The Refugee”.

Maybe one day Sara and I will collaborate. In the meantime, enjoy a track 100% inspired by her.

p.s. be sure to look her up on YouTube and Facebook and show her some love.

Watch Sara Quah “Refugee” here >> https://youtu.be/X-EKgZ6tA4k

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The Aftermath (In Memory of Walter Stephens Sr.)

Electric Maestro

On November 8, 2018 I lost my father to pancreatic cancer. 5 days later I was moved to create a song in memory of him. I wanted to create something that he not only would have enjoyed, but would have danced to as well.

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The Aftermath (Waynebo's Electric Dance Mix)

Electric Maestro

On November 8, 2018 I lost my father to pancreatic cancer. 5 days later I was moved to create a song in memory of him. I hope you enjoyed The Aftermath.

This is the REMIX. LET'S GO!!

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Out Of Nowhere

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I was in the middle of working on another track when I pulled up the new SRX Electric Piano plug-in from Roland Cloud. I had just added it to my collection that day and wanted to hear how it compared to my other rhodes plug-ins.I was playing along with the track and just going through the patches. When I reached the patch your hear in this track,

I was in the middle of working on another track when I pulled up the new SRX Electric Piano plug-in from Roland Cloud. I had just added it to my collection that day and wanted to hear how it compared to my other rhodes plug-ins.I was playing along with the track and just going through the patches. When I reached the patch your hear in this track, inspiration interrupted. I suddenly pressed stop and out of nowhere I started playing the keyboard line that forms the backbone of this track. It was like that patch was made for this song. I immediately opened a new project, dropped in about 4 minutes of 4-on-the-floor kick drum @ 120 bpm and started playing. A couple of hours later, I was done and "Out Of Nowhere" was finished. I came back later and added the intro and outro of the extended version. Enjoy!

Buy it >> https://electricmaestro.bandcamp.com/album/out-of-nowhere

Stream it >> https://lnk.to/outofnowhere

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The Maestro's Prologue

Electric Maestro

End the summer and kickoff the autumn season with some smooth dance vibes. Cool, jazzy chords swim beneath a melody built with a blend of analog synths & woodwind samples bouncing on top of a classic 4-on-the-floor house beat. Old-school synth bass adds just a touch of funk to the shine of this beautiful track.

Buy it >>

End the summer and kickoff the autumn season with some smooth dance vibes. Cool, jazzy chords swim beneath a melody built with a blend of analog synths & woodwind samples bouncing on top of a classic 4-on-the-floor house beat. Old-school synth bass adds just a touch of funk to the shine of this beautiful track.

Buy it >> https://electricmaestro.bandcamp.com/album/the-maestros-prologue

Stream it >> https://lnk.to/themaestrosprologue

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Love For the 106 - Part 1

Electric Maestro

One of the great things about modern music production is the abundance and availability of affordable synths. It really is great. But sometimes having 10,000 options can be a bit overwhelming. So, I recently decided that I would challenge myself to produce some tracks using only 1 synth. It’s amazing how much creativity one can find within pre-set

One of the great things about modern music production is the abundance and availability of affordable synths. It really is great. But sometimes having 10,000 options can be a bit overwhelming. So, I recently decided that I would challenge myself to produce some tracks using only 1 synth. It’s amazing how much creativity one can find within pre-set limits. You can expect to see more of these from me in the future!

I’m starting off with what is probably my all-time favorite synth: the Roland Juno-106.

When it comes to synths, today producers rave about the sound of Serum or Omnisphere. Back in the day it was all about the Juno-106 for me. It still is. To this day, to my ears there is not a synth that sounds better than that one (honorable mention goes to the Juno-60). Unfortunately, I never actually owned one. When it was released in 1984 it was an “affordable” synth, but I was 16 years-old and my job at Burger King didn’t quite pay enough for me to buy one. Thanks to the wonderful people at Arnoldt Williams Music who allowed this somewhat nerdy teenager to hang out in the store for hours at a time, I did get to play it quite a few times so I am very familiar with the sound of the real thing.

I am very impressed with the digital emulation of this synth found in the Roland Cloud. It sounds exactly as I remember it. That is the only synth you hear on this track. I intentionally kept the sound simple and phat. I’ll experiment with some modern FX on future tracks, but to start out the series I just wanted to let the wonderful warm sound of this great synth shine through. Enjoy!

released March 17, 2021

Produced by Waynebo for Exodus Music Mixed by Waynebo Mastered by Label Worx

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Dance at the Bottom

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A funky, mid-tempo dance joint.

This track is very special to me. Not just because of the sound – which I worked very hard on – but because of the circumstances that inspired it’s creation.

In early 2017, I made a critical paradigm shift from exclusively pursuing the path of a producer to pursuing that of an artist. That shift brought a

A funky, mid-tempo dance joint.

This track is very special to me. Not just because of the sound – which I worked very hard on – but because of the circumstances that inspired it’s creation.

In early 2017, I made a critical paradigm shift from exclusively pursuing the path of a producer to pursuing that of an artist. That shift brought a significant change to the way I compose music. I had just completed the EP “A Child Of The 80’s Vol. 1” and was set to begin a whole new chapter in my music career. Then, my computer suffered a catastrophic hard drive failure. Unfortunately, I had not been diligent in backing up my files so I lost about 3 years worth of work – including all of the files from that EP.

I was devastated. I was angry with myself for being careless and I was unsure of what my next move would be. One of the things that kept me from falling into despair was the fact that I was in the best creative space that I’ve been in for at least 15 years. I felt like I was on fire musically. If I had to start over from scratch, I was in the right condition to do it.

So… I purchased a new computer, updated my music software (something I had been putting off until the completion of the EP), and started over. I was feeling very low emotionally, but I decided that while I was at the bottom, I would dance while I was there.

This is the first track I created…

p.s. I was ultimately able to recover some of my files, so “A Child of The 80’s Vol. 1” will be released in the spring of 2018!

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