It’s been awfully busy these last few months, and I couldn’t be happier.
- I’m on track for another Dean’s List-worthy semester at Texas State,
- I am now a production director at KTSW 89.9FM,
- I’ve gotten into the habit of eating healthier,
- and I’m exercising regularly.
Most importantly though (musically),
- I’m also releasing a new song within the month,
- also releasing a mix as well.
The next song I’m releasing will be featuring vocals from Kimberly Whithaus. She has an amazing voice, and is a whole lot of fun to be around. We also have plans of working together some more in the future that I am extremely excited about!
I have been wrestling with visual concepts for my music lately, as well. As you can painfully notice, this blog is the only news source of my music. I don’t have a Facebook or twitter, and I rarely update this blog as it is. That being said, I’m far from an “active” musician.
Becoming that “active” musician is sort of like building a house for a house party, and your fans are like your guests. I know, I know, terrible analogy, but bare with me for a second.
You see, They are there main parts to the house-
- The Structure
- The Utilities,
- The Decor.
This is obviously the most important aspect of a house, because the house on the foundation and structure of the building.This to be solid and permanent, like the equivalent of having a solid presence online like a website or Facebook. The more active you are online, the bigger and more solid this structure is.
This is like the food, electricity, and plumbing for your house. For the most part, I treat this as to how often you release material and maintain your house. Your house will eventually fall apart and decay, if you do not maintain it often and keep your guests happy.
Lastly, there is the decor/image of the house. Depending on how good you sound, and depends on how attractive your house is, is how often you retain fans, or how many people enjoy coming over to your house. Somebody that is very active and releases a lot of material will have a lot of fans coming over to be entertained (aka listening to your music, and actually liking it consistently).
An example of a successful and active musician is somebody like Daniela Andrede. She may not be well-known, but she is active and professional. She has her own website, beautifully-illustrated releases, Youtube videos, Facebook, etc.
If her musical presence were judged by my metaphor, she’d be living in a house like this—
She already has her foundation and decor fantastically placed, the exterior is gleaming, and I would definitely love to visit this house (aka listen to her music).
My musical house, is more like this—
As you can see, THERE IS NOTHING FUCKING THERE.
In order to lay down a foundation, and start decorating my musical presence, I need to perfect my musical craft. As of right now, my most-played song on Soundcloud is my remix of Linkin Park’s Lost in the Echoes, which has over 700 plays right now. I’m very proud of this feat, but I do realize that I need to get better musically. I also need to start playing live shows to garner more exposure, which is why I will be releasing a mix at the end of this month in order to show what I can do as DJ. I recently acquired a Traktor S4, and I am learning the craft of DJing, since almost every electronic musician has to learn how to do this if they ever want to play in a venue.
In the meantime, stay tuned for more music! I appreciate you sticking with me for so long already, and would love to have you on board as I continue this musical journey.
I have finished writing the rough draft of the main plot of my next upcoming album- Discrepancies.
What? You’re working on a new album Josue?
Yes, and it’s going to be massive.
How the fuck does an album have a plot?
Very carefully, and you’ll know what I’m talking about soon enough.
When is this shit going to be released?
Beats me dude. Whenever I feel like it’s ready. But I’ll say a rough estimate of sometime in 2013.