All blogs tagged: Music

March 29, 2023 12:06

Niche mixes in Spotify

Spotify lanched new "niche" mixes, which combine your favorite music and new tracks into weirdly specific mixes, like "170 bpm", "saturday uplifting" or "funky carioca". You can find them in the "for you" section of the app.

Spotify’s Niche Mixes spare you from building your own weirdly specific playlistsSpotify’s Niche Mixes spare you from building your own weirdly specific playlists
January 30, 2023 21:29

Roel radio on Spotify

Now that my first song is released on Spotify, they created a "Roel van der Kraan Artist Radio" playlist. And it is awesome! Just of the one song that I've uploaded, the Spotify algorithms created a list of nice instrumental electronica, including some artists that I absolutely love, like Jamie xx, Plaid and Weval. Give it a listen!
Listen to Roel van der Kraan radio on SpotifyListen to Roel van der Kraan radio on Spotify
January 28, 2023 17:02

New song: Desert Nights

For a Metapop contest I created a song using Hypha, a new synth from Native Instruments. In this song I use 17 (!) instances of that synthesizer. It produces nice organic sounds like organ and bell sounds. Only the drums in this song are made with another instrument. Listen on Spotify:

Or via YouTube:

Listen to Desert Nights on SpotifyListen to Desert Nights on Spotify
January 24, 2023 16:23

New song: Major Lazer - Koo Koo Fun (rule remix)

This was a great opportunity: Meta Pop hosted a remix contest for Major Lazer's "Koo Koo Fun" track! The original song has a really relaxed vibe that I tried to keep. The stems (that are the individual instruments and vocals for the track) were a lot of fun to work with!

Listen Koo Koo Fun (rule remix) on MetapopListen Koo Koo Fun (rule remix) on Metapop