Wow. The first month of 2018 is almost over, and A. Goldman and I have already attended our first anime convention of 2018 – Animore! If you haven’t heard the news from our Facebook and Twitter page about it, our original hotel (the Hyatt) was going through a three-month renovation period, and said period was happening during the weekend of our con. So to save ourselves (and the staff) the trouble, the hotel director moved us over to the Baltimore Renaissance across the street. Despite the venue change everything went off without a hitch; we got to see our favorite voice actors, we danced at the rave, and we did what we do best – be D&A!
Throughout 2017 I’ve been trying to find the right DJ/Producer name as my moniker to use on stage, as I’m on the path of becoming a Chiptune/Electronic Music Producer. I’ve gone through over ten different name changes in the last 8-10 months, and I’m pretty sure that it was just as confusing and frustrating for me, as it may have been for you. (Or maybe not.) Since I have such a fondness for classic arcade video games (Pac-Man, Mortal Kombat, etc.) and Electronic Dance Music, I’ve decided that my DJ name will be…Technocolour.
Although EDM is an umbrella genre with hundreds of subgenres and fusion genres, there are a small handful that I find particularly favorable. Those would include Deep House, Moombahton, Electro, Drum n’ Bass, Dubstep and more. I mentioned that I also like to produce Chiptune as well, but what I mean by that is I want to infuse it with the EDM genres I’ve already mentioned above.
To be honest I don’t really see myself playing in a high profile nightclub with A-list DJ/Producers packing the place out every Friday and Saturday night. I would (for the most part) seek out anime/video game conventions and retro video game lounges/nightclubs for the time being, until I’m ready to take that ‘leap of faith’ to play at a music festival – or any place that wants to hear some nice tracks. As for my gear, I currently have my eye on the Pioneer DDJ-RX and the RMX 500. (If I don’t have $1500 to kick out before January 11, 2019 then I’ll just get the Pioneer DDJ-RR/RMX 500 combo.)
I’ll be working on some music projects for the blog under this new name of mine. I can’t really say what they are just yet, but I will tell you that they are a small handful of EP’s and Singles. Quiet as kept a few of these songs may even be remixes to classic retro titles from the NES, SNES, SEGA, and many more! Well, that will do it for me and my rambling on about my new DJ name for this post. Stick around for more filler posts and other excitement later this week! 🙂