(re-edited for typos on/or around 11/8/10):Operations word for the week ending 10/30/10;THe BlendMasters Records music catalog;at a glance....
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And so early on it was my acoustic guitar that helped me get started in music actually.From about the age of 8 until my early teen years I’d pick it up whenever I’d get bothered and just went off mimicking that I was good,and I actually came to see myself getting better and better with all of the practice.
Mom tried getting me to learn the whole note reading thing,however the lessons were very costly,eventually we had to stop the whole thing but I still went on practicing,and getting to know the instrument to such a degree that I’d actually see firsthand that I could make it do what I mentally heard.
One day while in Puerto Rico the guitar stayed behind as a memento and on I went.Next came my mom’s Casio keyboard gift,it was 1983-84 or so and breakdancing had hit the scene and expanded to such heights that battling by crews on street corners appeared and would draw people quickly.Right around that timeline I figured ok,that music is super,whoah!if only I could get my hands on that type of gear,back then it was very early still as far as music production gear development,there was the awesome sounding music and I figured ok,it’s being produced perhaps through massive tracking on 2 inch tape and stuff,cases where breakbeats and stuff were making it to wax out of just people hitting a studio or whatever and laying out beats and samples or what have you,which helped many songworks get started.Pretty much I grew up through the whole 1975-1985 emergence of underground music.
Like I saw the difference between songworks and just breakbeats,and how the different radio stations catered it via mastermix shows,which broke many records and helped many kids growing with me see that there were people out there just getting started in doing what we came to want to do,the whole deejaying,music production,stage show,supergroup development thing.
The year 1986 came around and I snuck into my first New York dance club,I was already well schooled,knew all of the local city music people,some were older,some kids were even with me,same age and stuff,and some were younger.In 1986 I was 16.Little Louie Vega,The Latin Rascals,The Cover Girls,Judy Torres,all of those people had just landed and like clubbing was the thing to do.Once inside of The Roseland Ballroom on 52nd st. in New York,it set in my mind that I wanted to do like I saw,I came to be a club and scene junkie,even if I didn’t have money to buy records or gear,I’d window shop until I knew it all,what gear was out,what keyboards did what,and how was it that Afrikka Bambaatta and the Soul Sonic Force come to make all of that music?And so mentally I started shaping my current sound.
The powerful Deep Freestyle music genre sounded perfect for describing the style of production I wanted to do.Terms like Latin Hip Hop breakbeats,the Futures Fall music genre,Roseland Style music,Freestyle,hard house,Chicago house music,and edit based music production were in my vocabulary.
I saw many,many,many stage shows,pretty much most of the already established artists of the genre.The presence of music editor Carlos’’After Dark’’Berrios hit me one day while record shopping in the NYC Rock and Soul record store,and I came to solidify more of what is my current sound.I ran hard as well,pretty much it’s human nature yet the seed planted of the whole scene kept me in a frenzy,no matter what I’d always come to think,I want to do this,I want to have my own studio,I want to mastermix,I want to produce what is this music and I want to become a sizzlin’stage show,poised,well designed,and on a base of heartfelt songworks.I wanted my own copy of those careers because it fascinated me,and I believed many would be fascinated by me the way I was by all of who I saw.It was a long,hard,grueling journey,the whole road to the production of my Reactionary Stance album,but that’s how far I am in the whole matter of my music career.It’s a serious thing to me,I want to be a hot star like the hot stars I saw,figured it’s just hustle,ya just have to keep at it until you get there,like it’s this burning desire that drives you and keeps you moving towards getting there.To me,it even seems,to give you the vision to see what you need to do in order to reach that personal height.
The beauty of it all is in the relief felt when you see that you are not alone,that in fact there are many like you on the same journey,which can be lonely because the other people like you are journeying as well,traveling like yourself towards that mentally seen point in time,and so we keep a certain privacy,living however with each other in mind,thinking,let’s get there,because we’re never gonna be satisfied with being just fans of the genre and stuff.
Ok,so,here’s what’s done and on the release schedule,liner notes where applicable.Couple things on it songworks wise are gonna be released for show with the hope of and so make note,Songwork titles ‘’up for licensing’’will be the ones with the liner notes in parentheses.Everything else songwork wise was made/produced by myself with direction,meaning some stuff is for my 3 music groups in development;The Latin Hip Hop Warriors,The Masters of Black supergroup,The Los Salsa Boys salsa crew etc etc etc .
On that note,here’s what the BlendMasters Records,currently press ready,scheduled for release,music catalog looks like/contains.
Cd no.1 BlendMasters:The Sinister Minister
Cd no.2 BlendMasters:Vol.2
Cd no.3 Chicago:Deep the Dub
Cd no.4 BlendMasters Realm
Cd no.5 Voyager:Voyage 5
Cd no.6 Rockin Vibrations
Cd no.7 BlendMasters:House Revisited
*Note:those are the currently listed with CD Baby.com/released titles.
*Our next release is the infamous Cd no.8 BlendMasters 8:the 691 Statutes
*Which will be followed by the resumed listing below.
Cd no.9 Chapter 9:Deep
Cd no.10 NYC House
Cd no.11 the Cd Mega single;Once upon the Devil(super,hardhouse fantasm title)
Cd no.12 Chapter 12:the Ministers Lair
Cd no.13 John Brito:B-10
Cd no.14 John Brito:Monsters of the MX
Cd no.15 John Brito:3014
Cd no.16 The Devil’s Son Band:Superimposition pt.1
Cd no.17 The Devil’s Son Band:Superimposition pt.2
Cd no.18 John Brito:Masters of House
Cd no 19 Kid Sinista
Cd no.20 John Brito:Think of Love(currently looking for artist to recite the poem over the music etc etc etc.)
Cd no.21 Key the Lair
Cd no.22 The Sinestre no hay Nadie como tu NYC Dub title
Cd no.23 Deep into House
Cd no.24 The Sinister Zone EP
Cd no.25 The Raiden Proportion
Cd no.26 The Reggaetton Wars(break beats title)
Cd no.27 Breakers Suite CD title:Enter the Dance
Cd no.28 691 Transient Deep House title:Masters of House pt.2;The Forest ranger
Cd no.29 The Super Trance Project
Cd no.30 BlendMasters Records theme title
Cd no.31 The Devil’s Son Band:Superimposition pt.3
Cd no.32 The Latin House Project
Cd no.33 That Supertrance Style
Cd no.34 Rock da Body
Cd no.35 El Man Sinestre:Something special for you
Cd no.36 Get Souped
Cd no.37 Breakdancin 2007
Cd no.38 Deep into Rockin da House
Cd no.39 Masters of the Rhythm:Part 1
Cd no.40 Masters of the Rhythm:Part 2
Cd no.41 A Music Warlord
Cd no.42 Centuries into the Night(I put the song together with TKA/K7 in mind,ya pretty much gotta be them or a cool hard working bunch,it’s up for licensing,get in touch with me as with all of the music songworks wise where indicated.)
Cd no.43 Supertrance:The beginning vocals sessions
Cd no.44 Out to Rock Forever aka The Demon Wars title
Cd no.45 Cueva Beats:Rabid BreakDance Era Flavoured Rhythms
Cd no.46 Cueva Beats pt.2:Deep into the Viles of Hip Hop
Cd no.47 All this Time(a powerful Deep Freestyle music genre songwork I put together for a local girl,still no answer,up for licensing till further notice.)
Cd no.48 Promise Me(a super hard Latin Hip Hop beats/Freestyle laced work made with another local girl in mind,still no concrete answer,currently available as well.)
Cd no.49 Straight Outta Time(made for a local girl,awol from project,really like a Corinna styled industry underground sizzler on wicked tinged structured beats and keywork,currently available,)
Cd no.50 Time to Time(made for some cousins of mine,timing all wrong,the entrance into production of what’s termed in Freestyle Underground music groupie circles as The Bronx Style music genre,where songworks are heartfelt over mind boggling drums and keys,currently available till further notice.)
Cd no.51 Gone is Forever(my powerful Deep Freestyle music genre debut dance single,I figured ok,I’m going for it,sky’s the limit,beautiful song too.)
Cd no 52 I am not Alone(my no.2 debut single,by then I was consumed with the notion that I can actually do this,just gotta stick to da beaten path,tons of rehearsal.)
Cd no.53 I was Wondering where You were(made with Freestyle superstar Tomax in mind,no word as of yet,currently available till further notice.)
Cd no.54 Standing at the Windows of Time(made with Cutting Records artist,Safire in mind,no word as of yet,available till further notice,this is where I thought fine,the music will speak for me.)
Cd no.55 Do You Trust Me(so I took off to putting together works with established Freestyle music artist in mind,figuring they’ll see it’s something special they can’t pass by,this work was made with Lissette Melendez in mind,I figured good,she just might take it on,available till further notice.)
Cd no.56 Step into Some Loneliness(made with a mentally assembled crew of local,personally known girls in mind,which I currently dubbed Masters of the Dance,due to the 2nd debut single I managed to come up with and they’re overall poise and steel nerve looks,no word yet,available till further notice.)
Cd no.57 Running Outta Time(another glance in songwork production of what I term The Bronx Style music genre,this was a sizzler I put together for an NYC kid,but he relayed that what he wanted to do was Reggaetton/Hip Hop lyrical stuff,currently available till further notice.Great stage number overtones,super musical masterpiece,a point in time where I was just creating workloads just to get a chance to produce another songwork.)
Cd no.58 Girl I’m into You(made for this cat but to no avail,currently available,super heartfelt songwork.)
Cd no.59 Look at What You’ve done to Me(just a number I did to see if like a 5 member male crew would enter to rip it,currently available,it’s really classy.)
Cd no.60 Waiting for Tomorrow to Come(made with Paula Abdul in mind,like I was convinced she can really do this and have fun and even love it due to it’s working artist themes,no word yet,available till further notice,super dance track man.)
Cd no.61 Dreaming of the Night(so I figured ok,it’s such a thrill to make something for like an established voice,on this round,I figured I’d make something hard and current for Mic Mac Records Freestyle artist Cynthia,and it’s just such a great songwork,no word yet,up till further notice.)
Cd no.62 I Hope You Never Leave(made for da man,I’m thinking about taking it on really,I don’t think I can just post that it’s available,like I really wanna do it now that what is happened,he’d probably want me to try it,wish me luck.)R.I.P......
Cd no.63 Be Alone;I only want to Be(my Latin Hip Hop Warriors supergroup in development debut single.)
Cd no.64 With You I’m going Nowhere(the Latin Hip Hop Warriors no.2 debut single.)
Cd no.65 Masters of Black-Take into the Night ;Morellia(at this is point in time I was bringing it,like my supergroup is gonna be bad,I’ve yet to finalize the rosters though for the 4 groups/band.)
Cd no.66 Los Salsa Boys-Ven Salsero(so I started work for my salsa group in development,the staple Puerto Rican music producer/working artist thing.)
Cd no.67 The Black Forest Deep House title(first vocals recorded and mixed here@the current Pearl St homefront.The Behringer UB1222 fx pro mixer/Tascam DP-01 8-track,Behringer Amp 800 headphone,and out in the open microphone setup worked good enough,better than I thought yet as estimated,and all an outing that leaves me rating da Lair pretty viable,next up is a free vocal rehearsal/all around vocal work slot on Sunday afternoons,more or less 2 months away,tops.)
Cd no.68 BlendMasters:Latin Beats:The Dangerous Eyes project(I think it’s my 3rd debut single,a powerful Deep Freestyle anthem,here I was working more and more to make sure my production was musically correct and heartily structured.)
Cd no.69 Masters of Black 2-Tradeoff;If I should need an Enemy(the no.2 Masters of Black supergroup idea debut single,killer track bros.)
Cd no.70 You’re in da Jungle(made for my Latin Hip Hop Warriors supergroup,this is one great song man if you can relate.)
Cd no.71 There’s always So Much Fun Love(again,another Latin Hip Hop Warriors debut single,this is where I’m starting to love production for The Latin Hip Hop warriors crew,if not the boys as planned(K-tel and co.)then I think I could find some diehards willing to do the hard work.)
Cd CD no.72 You’re so Cruel to Me(another one of my debut singles,it was something cool.) Cd no.73 La Vida es Nuestra(made for my next door neighbor and some guys at work,no word yet,available till further notice,serious latin dance contender.)
Cd no.74 And if I should ever Let One(another one of my debut singles,very much en route to the production of the Reactionary Stance album,little did I know.)
Cd no.75 Entering the Romance(a super single produced and stuff for my Latin Hip Hop Warriors thing,super stuff so far,whew!)
Cd no.76 Masters of the Dance;the club is where I’ll be(made for the previously metioned local crew of girls,I know if proper chance were given they'd take the work on.)
Cd no.77 The Love I have for You;Breaking Hearts(a latin beats/keylines tinged dance track I put gogether for myself,sort of out of an urge to keep doing work for myself,yet in earnest.)
Cd no.78 Up in da Bronx;One day of Love I’m asking(another one of my debut singles,this is where I’m sort of saying,ok people,let’s do this,those great nights we spent clubbing were great because of us,like we’re the in crowd,let’s get back there,.)
Cd no.79 Rejecting;Love was never for Neglect(Oh yeah,something else I’m gonna try doing,I mean,it’s in me.)
Cd no.80 To Live without Love;to live with love(the 1st of 2 songworks I produced with master Judy Torres in mind,I worked extra hard on these 2 songworks because as with all of my songworks made for/with certain artist in mind,I wanted her to see that I’m good and how deep it all is really,no word yet,up till further notice.)
Cd no.81 Take me and I(this being song no.2 of the latter mentioned idea,she just might do these 2 songs,she’s wise and hungry,I know she isn’t retiring just yet and I know in her heart this music lives.)
Cd no.82 I don’t Need Your Reactionary Stance(the title track off my recently completed Reactionary Stance dance album,at this point in time,I’m nerved,very well nerved,I’m moving in on this because it’s gonna bring me this sense of accomplishment,if I can bring it all together onstage the way I envisioned.)
Cd no.83 When I saw Blood(song no.2 of the Reactionary Stance album.)
Cd no.84 Why not just Take it;Take it Slow(song no.3 off of the Reactionary Stance album,inspired by the suffered,those that never got/get that chance.)
Cd no.85 Forever Yours;Lady when I(song no.4 off the Reactionary Stance album,this is where I figured ok,I want this to be something of an art energy,and for people to feel what I feel.)
Cd no.86 Emptiness(song no.5 off of the Reactionary Stance album,a song to beat emptiness with,basically,where mostly I'm a coffee/cream music producer,very much into working sober,makes for a more enjoyable glass of wine later.)
Cd no.87 is the Lyrics form the Battle title(put together for a local city lyricist,not what he wanted,available till further notice,I’m working on something different for him because he wants to be the sole writer whereas in Lyrics from the Battle,if to no avail,I’d be the end writer.)
Closing:that’s where the done work listing ends,on the mixdown schedule is no.88,The Master Syndrome ep prelude/post Reactionary Stance album super dance single,the’’What do ya Wanna do Now’’songwork(a post Reactionary Stance album dance single I fell in love with post it's production completion due to it’s powerful Deep Freestyle music genre heart.)
I hope you can relate,and it’s something out of a work ethic divide really,it’s not stuff I foresaw and took off to bring to life,each and every work was just derived from deep within.Like I’ve these tools and chose them carefully because my goal was to carve this mental music scene extension,which up until now has surpassed my initial thoughts.Goes to show it’s raw musical growth,from Cd no.1 to no.42 was me saying ok,I’m back,from no.42 on I figured wait,Freestyle isn’t dead,not if I can help it.Thanks for stopping by,sorry for the delay,these things take so much time to put together,on that note,keep the dream alive,-John