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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 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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That First Sunrise (Waynebo's Backbeat Mix)

Waynebo

Buy it exclusively on BANDCAMP: https://waynebo.bandcamp.com/album/that-first-sunrise-waynebos-backbeat-mix

In May of 2019 I released “That First Sunrise” as a house track under my The King Midas Project moniker. While I was recording that track, inspiration interrupted. I muted the drums and bass synth. I programmed a nice backbeat-style drum pattern, picked up my bass guitar and started funkin’. I really liked the results, but I didn’t think it fit with the vibe of the release so I kept it for the archives.

This is a song that’s dripping with positive vibes. I often listen to this track to lift my spirits on stressful days. So after 18 months of bumpin’ this in my car with my son humming along, I decided the energy of this one was too good to just leave it in the archives. I hope you love it like I do.

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A Child Of The 80's Vol. 1

Waynebo

Buy it on BANDCAMP >> https://waynebo.bandcamp.com/album/a-child-of-the-80s-vol-1

The title of this EP describes me. I went to middle school, high school, and college in the 80’s. Everything I learned about being cool, I learned in the 80’s. My taste in music was firmly established in the 80’s. And, most importantly, I began writing and producing my own music in the 80’s.

I am a child of the 80’s.

As you know, over the last few years 80’s music has seen a bit of resurgence in popularity. Synthwave has gotten the lion’s share of that attention. So much so that when you say “80’s music”, that’s the immediate sonic reference that people get. I always enjoyed that style, but it isn’t what influenced me. My biggest influence was the pop funk that came out of Minneapolis in the early 80’s. It shapes my musical tastes to this day and this EP is my tribute to what those cats did back then.

Stream it on your favorite service >> https://lnk.to/AChildOfThe80sV1

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

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

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2 Stankin' Minutes (The Prequel)

Waynebo

Buy it on BANDCAMP >> https://waynebo.bandcamp.com/album/2-stankin-minutes-the-prequel

“2 Stankin Minutes (The Prequel)” is an EP of 3 distinctly different grooves – each roughly 2 minutes long - inspired by the funk & pop of the early 80’s.

Those who follow me know I’ve been focused on house and electronic styles for the past few years. But if you’ll lend me 2 Stankin Minutes of your time, I’d like to introduce you to another side of me as a musician.

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, 80’s music is back in style. Soon I will join the party with my EP “A Child Of The 80’s Vol. 1”. 4 tracks of 80’s-flavored instrumental funk-pop. But before I drop that EP, I wanted to introduce y’all to my funk side. I’ve been making music since the 80’s, so everything has come full-circle for me. This is just the warm-up.

“2 Stankin Minutes (The Prequel)” is an EP of 3 distinctly different grooves – each roughly 2 minutes long - inspired by the funk & pop of the early 80’s. In contrast to the fully developed compositions on “A Child Of The 80’s Vol. 1”, 2 Stankin Minutes just hits you with the grooves. The Minneapolis influence is obvious and intentional. I had a lot of fun doing these tracks and I hope the energy makes you feel as good as it makes me feel.

Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Waynebo for Exodus Music All instruments played by Waynebo

Buy it >> https://waynebo.bandcamp.com/album/2-stankin-minutes-the-prequel

Stream it on your favorite service >> https://lnk.to/2StankinMinutes

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In My Natural Habitat

Waynebo

A fun, instrumental funk jam.

Even though I love and create in electronic genres, I started my musical journey in funk. 1980's Minneapolis-inspired instrumental pop-funk will always be a part of who I am as a musician. I had a lot of fun doing this song. This is just the tip of the iceberg. More funk is coming soon. Enjoy!

Buy it >> https://waynebo.bandcamp.com/track/in-my-natural-habitat

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

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