Music is my memories; dreams realized. – Tavius -
Do child labor laws apply to your own children???????
I have hired them to do the artwork for my next CD
"Spun 4a Loop"!
We are using stencils, stickers, and colored pens ; )
New Album Project!
I am crafting tracks at dubstep tempo 140 beats per minute. Each song represents a root note (A, B, C, D, E, F,G). I have used elements of dubstep, however, much more than that! This eclectic album pulls from genre's such as drum and bass, break beat, glitch hop, industrial, electro, ambient, and jazz. The experimentation and fusion of classic electronica is what makes this album "Beyond Dubstep". It's a Renaissance of sorts, a rebirth of the roots of the industry packaged in popular present day trends. Each track is unique. I am not sure whether I want to record vocals and/or use vocal samples yet.
Here is a sneak peek!
The track on the link above was the first "finished" track from my new album "Beyond Dubstep". I am still working on it, and it has yet to be finished and mastered. I like to share my works in progress and see how people respond or what input they give. Please feel free to comment!
The track above "Beyond Dubstep Root Note B 140 BPM" was probably my least favorite of the (A, B, C, D, E, F, G root note series) in the beginning. I dumped many of the finial elements and brought in some big bangin bass along with some speedy old school breaks, and absolutely love it, now! Still a work in progress. Please share!
I am not feeling it today. Here is the latest version of this track. I do not want to work on it anymore right now. Please comment and let me know how you feel about it. I can always use input!
First "Music Video"!
I downloaded a screen recorder and played the track in my wave editor changing the view from time to time to see how the sound wave moves.
Spoken word over music has been an exciting process for me, and if conscious hip hop or Slam poetry is your thing then checkout "mc2r8tz" artist name, "Philosopher Stoned – Recovered"- album name. Here is my favorite "Beautiful Protagony".
This track was recorded at Last Drop Studios Santa Clara, CA in 2005. The instrumental electronic music is by Analyst and vocals written and performed by www.tavius.org. This was the first spoken word over music track Dyer has recorded. The words are from a free verse stream of consciousness written in 2001. This was the second writing Dyer had memorized by heart. The first piece www.tavius.org memorized was called "Inkless Pen", and was first published in the Santa Clara Review Spring/Summer 1997 along with his photograph of the angel saints at the entrance of a cathedral in France where WW2 bullet fire pierced the wings. Check it out on the photography page www.tavius.org/photography/ Dyer recited this peace over analyst beats for his second vocal recording. Tavius's first track written to music was his most popular spoken word song "Oh My God (It's Like That)" – www.reverbnation.com/tavius
The image above is the first song lyrics I wrote to music "Oh My God! It's Like That". I did it while listening to the instrumental music on my headphones while riding a bus. This is most peoples' favorite track on my first CD a quad EP "Philosopher Stoned – Recovered" released with my second book of poetry with the same title under Resonant Frequency Records which was my record label from 2005-2009.
Oh My God! (It's Like That) – mc2r(8-t)z? = MC Crazy
After more tweaking than I recall a decent mix having to take after a decade I give you my second DJ mix, "The Hills Have Eyes", a dubstep style by Auguste Coleman who shared Skrillex with me over a year ago, which has become my new favorite electronic musician. "The Hills Have Eyes" title comes from the energy and content of the tracks selected, especially in light of having moved back to the Sierra Foothills where dubstep parties in the forest are totally huge!
My previous was Amon Tobin, which was my other DJ mix and is titled "Bottled Mixes", which can also be found on this page. Please feel free to share my page, links, downloads with anyone who may be interested! Ha Ha Happy Ho Ho Holidays ; )
"This is the modern version of a rock opera!" -Matt Lewis
(www.shenstudio.com and Visual Reflections Unlimited).
Dubstep Mix www.tavius.org exclusive!
This is the first track I made where a musician friend of mine, who I hold the highest esteem, took notice of this song, Dorthy's Dream, and it motivated me to dive into music. He actually remixed it, and I hope to get a copy to publish. His name is Justin Morales, formerly, Bubblejacket instrumental band, and now the band Seabright
Recently, Seabright was featured on a recent Nike surfing video
Tavius Dyer's first song noticed by other musicians!
Tavius Dyer's first songs an experimental electronic
remix of the movie "The Wizard of Oz"
This piece was started from a European Psyche Rock flute sample and clips from the movie The Wizard of OZ. I started playing with glitchy beats and came up with this experimental electronica exploration of the insanity of consciousness while under the influence. The reference to poppies at the end is classic, along with "you have to close your eyes to get better in tune with the infinite", and the reference to not having a brain or knowing what to do with it. Film has replaced religion's role in modern society providing us the stories of otherness that define our culture and world view. This piece really dives into the mind bipolarity, and utilizes themes from the movie fairly well to play off the idea.
Tavius Dyer's first artist mix for continuous play.
The tracks are by Amon Tobin
"Music is what I need to keep my sanity"- 311
Click on this link below (Live Die) to preview a Tavius.org track
mixed while overdosing
Out of my mind prior to recovery!
In 2003 and the first part of 2004, Tavius used to drive around in his truck with a mini-disk recording with a stereo microphone wrapped around the rearview mirror. Dyer would play instrumental beats on the car stereo and freestyle while driving under the influence. Analyst and JEL were typical. Often, passengers would participate and rolling ripped was the thing to do! I don't advise it. DUI's are expensive, and people die. I was reckless, careless and irresponsible to say the least. I am very lucky not to have injured or killed anyone! Stupid. Stupid. Stupid.
Image by Dan Haniger
Resonant Frequency Records – Tavius Dyer
Tavius Dyer started Resonant Frequency Records in the South Bay Area, Nor Cal in 2005. Resonant Frequency Records worked on a compilation for South Bay Live. Soon thereafter, Jake Chaplin, joined Tavius as the audio engineer and producer. Jake wrote the music for his band Reflectiv. Chris Jaden brought the vocals and lyrics. Resonant Frequency Records released Reflectiv's self titled EP at Voodoo Lounge in downtown San Jose, Ca.
Jake and Tavius heard Gerald Lee at an open mic and it was obvious we had to work with him. His sound was amazing! Jake recorded Gerald and added instrument accompaniment. Front man for Bay Area R and B & Hip Hop band So Timeless Jonah Johnson joined Gerald Lee on a track for the solo EP "The Return".
Tavius Dyer's "Philosopher Stoned" series was published by Resonant Frequency Records. Dyer's first book "Philosopher Stoned – Incarcerated" was hand written with a golf pencil on yellow legal pad. Tavius's dear friend Ed Basanese encouraged him to write and capture where he was while incarcerated 12 months fighting two strikes! Ed would type up Dyer's hand written pages and send them back to be edited. Tavius would mark up the print outs and send them back to Ed. This went on for the duration of Dyer's incarceration culminating in all of the content for the book "Philosopher Stoned – Incarcerated".
Jake Chaplin went off to music school in So Cal and Dyer took his label underground producing his first album a quad EP sharing the title of his second book "Philosopher Stoned – Recovered" which was released simultaneously September 9th, 2009 at The Theater at San Pedro Square. Jake was back by then and performed his new project "For the Broken" solo for the event. Justin Morales of the band Seabright, activist Dennis Kyne, Khalilah Ramirez (The Dancer of Peace), performed with Jennifer Strange and Francisco Garcia. Strange sung original songs and played guitar. Cisco slammed free verse spoken word with Tavius Dyer after he read from his book "Philosopher Stoned – Recovered" – which was a collection of poetry written through marriage, separation and divorce. Personal pictures were included as well.
Gerald Lee solo EP "The Return"
Now the front man in the band Zig Zag Jones San Diego!
South Bay Live
South Bay Live was an umbrella on-profit under San Jose Jazz meant to enliven the South Bay Area live music scene in Northern California. Tavius was on the board of the original founders. South Bay Live had several events generating brainstorms, discussions, and topics for consideration. People volunteered to work on certain topics. San Jose Jazz after hours club crawl, south bay music compilation, all ages music events, legal and logistical support through civil services. Many of the potential South Bay Live projects became "Left Coast Live" a downtown San Jose, Ca "club crawl". Former South Bay Live director CJ White now does "South Bay Live Music". The South Bay Live music series at The Theater on San Pedro Square ran successfully for several years allowing local schools, musicians and bands the opportunity to play for free in a nice theater setting.