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smartassmusic_100x100Just a quick blog about new tracks at SMARTassMusic.

I had such fun writing and recording the Chillout track “Night at The Opera” that there’s going to be quite a bit more chillout music coming soon.
This is a very stylish, cool track with a very funky bassline (with sounds from the powerful new Trilian software by Spectrasonics), loads of percussion and retro grooves with the addition of beautiful strings and a touch of female operatic voice! It’s all combined in a tasteful, stylish, non-cheesy way! ūüôā

BUT…..if it’s cheese you’re after (and apparently it is sometimes) then we also had fun writing this after a request from a customer:
Extra Cheese Please Р This is a fun, tongue in cheek, cheesy number complete with vibraphone, flute,string and organ.
This is an extended track, nearing 7 minutes but there’s also a 3.5 min version and 12 edits available in total.
Actually I think this is quite sophisticated at the same time and quite frankly is about as cheesy as I ever hope to get! 

 Jon Cooper has given us a great new electronic  track too РOn a Sirius Note 
Another hypnotic track from Jon with a confident distorted bass line countered  with beautiful, etherial synth sounds and a driving groove.

Dave Klotz has more music going live right now and an example of his superior production skills can be heard here:
Rubber Chicken Rodeo Рis a  cool, edgy track with attitude, modern synths, guitars, heavy percussion.

We’re having some site improvements done at the moment too – I’m quite excited …..but I can’t say anything yet.
I’ll let you know as soon as they go live ūüôā

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Electronic Music by Jon Cooper

electronic-music-icon We added a few great new tracks of electronic music by Jon Cooper recently.

He’s never one to let us down and these tracks are the same high quality you’ve come to expect!

Glasshouse is a subtle electronic track full of space and intertwining melodies, with an overall glass and metallic texture.

Electrotek is another very cool track with a great bass line and smooth melodic lines over the top.  Perfect for fashion or cool technology.

Defenders is a more aggressive track with a hard bass line and great use of synths throughout.

Thanks Jon ūüôā

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Royalty Free Electronic Music

smartassmusic_100x100We’ve just added some more great electronic music from Jon Cooper.
Jon composes the best electronic music I’ve heard in ages and these tracks are certainly up to his usual high standards.

As I mentioned to Jon, this style of music is usually done so badly that my brain¬†is saying¬†“I hate it”¬† before I’ve listened to it, but Jon’s tracks draw you in, in a way that all good music does. I find it interesting, hypnotic and beautiful.
Listen to:
Houseofanthria РA minimalist, positive, up beat synth track
Ayla Рa chillout, subtle , laid back, positive track.
Amnesia¬†– a real positive, 80’s synth track executed with great taste!

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New Electronic Music

¬†The blog’s been quiet recently but we certainly haven’t been slacking!
Among the many things we’ve been doing is adding some really good new music to the collection.

The first new batch to be uploaded was a new set of up-beat, positive electonic tracks by Jon Cooper. I’m personally a little wary of electronic music styles ¬†because¬†they’re very easy to do badly but Jon keeps coming up with really interesting tracks that draw you in with great melodic ideas and a fine sense of space and scale.¬† He’s really one of the best I’ve heard.
Have a listen to these and you’ll see what I mean:

“Dissolution of Memory”¬†great electronic kit with a heavy synth bass and great use of space.
“SuperKolidor”¬†energetic percussion with a dramatic piano and synths.
“The Blue Lounge”¬† hip-hop backbeat with classical style piano and synths.

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