Drum & Bass
Troy Gunner is the latest signing to Indigo's Mindset Records. A tender 19 years old and writing music with a maturity well beyond his years. Embodying the creativity of youth, Troy personally takes us through his fourth-coming release for Mindset and has also put together a spot on mix of 130 bpm goodness...
- Lostlojic - Next to You [Troy Gunner Remix] - Forthcoming Millions of Moments
- Synkro & Troy Gunner - Untitled
- Troy Gunner - Fools Gold - Mindset009
- Stickman - Floor Music [Troy Gunner Remix]
- Troy Gunner - Heads in Hands - Mindset009
- Troy Gunner - Nuclear Arms - PYC Sessions Free D/L
- Troy Gunner & Cuffy - Decisive Creation
- Stickman - Outright [Troy Gunner Remix]
- Troy Gunner - Obsessions
- Sorrow - Reminiscence [Troy Gunner Remix] - L2S
- Troy Gunner - Elixir
- Troy Gunner - It's Their Life
- Troy Gunner - Dancing in the Leaves - Mindset009
- Stickman - The Klixx [Indigo Remix]
Troy Gunner is the latest signing to Indigo's Mindset Records. A tender 19 years old and writing music with a maturity well beyond his years. Embodying the creativity of youth, Troy personally takes us through his fourth-coming release for Mindset and has also put together a spot on mix of 130 bpm goodness... Below words by Troy Gunner
First off, i don't really expect people to get my music and I guess that it's all about the music at the end of the day so i do try to allow that do most of the talking. But i've read unnamed posts on the internet from people who evidently don't know who Picasso is, humorously slating me for how "contemporary" my more recent work isn't. But it's not clear to these people yet that there are no limits to making music or any creation for that matter, do whatever you want and not what other people want because someone out there in this huge world might like it if you do. My tunes contain field recordings i make in my room or around my house, voice-mails, videos from my phone and other weird things not alot of people typically put into Electronica, a genre that's mostly and commonly misconceived to be regimented and rule abiding.
I like random stuff, but i think it's just that i draw the line in a different place to most others that make more "rule"-abiding tunes. Different moods, textures and themes are thoroughly accentuated in this release tonally and rhythmically and hope it might inspire people in acknowledging the main rule when making music: That there are no rules, only theory and technique. So draw the line where you want to and not where you're recommended to, unnecessarily relying on external factors. If you're a listener and you like it, then thank you. Thank you so much. We probably have a lot in common or something like that. I tried to portray a fun vibe in Fool's Gold, with the audio from a funny video on my phone of me and my brother's in the back of an army van on the way to my cousin's wedding. Got some silly spontaneous laughter in there too.
Heads in Hands - A persy, this one has 90% of the samples recorded by myself and contains a conversation between me and my little brother Phoenix, slowed/pitched down to rhythmically fall in place in the speed the track is. There are sounds of my window creaking, vinyl crackle, me coughing and some old warm and dusty rhodes sample that swings along through for a more melancholic and zoned out vibe. The drop is the integral part in which it's at it's dynamic potential. I used some unquantized percussion in order to accentuate it's lazy tempo and swing and everything is really forward and up-front in the mix. It's just got that mood for me on it where i want to put my head in my hands and go up in to space, away from the world as we know it at dark times.
Dancing in the Leaves, is a phrase left over on my background of my phone after a night that i can not recall the memory of. I made a tune that day that was very autumnal and the colours in my head when making it were red, brown, earthy and romantic. I was born in October and i like my weather somewhat cold, like i like my beats...
Just a mega thanks to any kind words or thoughts ever put towards my music, it is basically the only thing that drives me to better myself anymore. If you appreciate somebody's work, don't ever be afraid tell them. Let's all spread a positive vibe no matter the weather. Peace and love always, Troy x ''Mindset009 - Troy Gunner'' is out on 5th December...