Hotel Jams & Utopia Tour

For the last couple of months I was on tour with Todd Rundgren's Utopia and it's been an incredible experience!
Here are 5 short jams I recorded live in my hotel rooms throughout the tour + some additional behind the scenes footage from my phone and fan footage from a few shows.
Catch our Jimmy Kimmel Live performance on July 9th!

Spectrasonics In-Studio Performance

I recently had the immense pleasure of performing live at the Spectrasonics studio, using nothing but their incredible software instruments (Omnisphere, Keyscape and Trillian) to create ALL the sounds - including the drum sounds which are all Omnisphere presets!
Huge thanks to Eric Persing and the rest of the amazing Spectrasonics crew for having me, and to the wonderful Moldover for building me my dream controller.

My 2018 NPR Tiny Desk Submission

New place, new studio, new song! Here's my submission for the 2018 NPR Tiny Desk Contest.

All sounds performed live simultaneously (no overdubs or sequences). I used the fantastic iPad app GeoShred (by Jordan Rudess and Wizdom Music) for the first time.

Hope you enjoy!

Everything Means Nothing To Me (Elliott Smith cover)

I teamed up with The Secret Sea to record a cover of this beautiful Elliott Smith song, using Polyverse's incredible software!
In this arrangement, we run The Secret Sea's vocals through Manipulator (I control the pitch of his voice with my keyboard) and the guitar through Gatekeeper (to create that awesome gated sound).
If you're at NAMM 2018, catch us performing at the Polyverse Music booth (9906 B) every day!

New Custom-Built Controller, NAMM 2018

I'm so excited to introduce my new custom MIDI controller, built by controllerism expert Moldover!
Check out the short demo video. Expect to see this device in A LOT of my upcoming work! If you have any name suggestions for the controller, drop a comment.

I'll be performing with this new instrument for the first time at the Polyverse Music booth at NAMM 2018. Come say hi if you're there! The Secret Sea and I are preparing a cool set using the company's incredible software.

Special thanks to Moldover for the incredible work, and to Synthtopia and Musicradar for featuring the vid!

Live Challenge submissions closed!

Submissions are now closed for the GLASYS Live Challenge! I received A LOT of amazing last minute videos that I'll be sharing on social media in the next couple of days.

Picking winners feels impossible right now, which is why I'm giving myself 2 weeks to listen to the 50+ submissions over and over and hopefully figure out which ones I like best! I'll announce the winners by the end of the year, maybe before.

Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who participated in my little experiment, and thank you to everyone who has watched, supported and shared!
Happy holidays! 

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In the Studio with T-Pain

I had a blast working with T-Pain in the studio over the last few days! He's a seriously talented musician and a great guy, I'm stoked to have had the opportunity to collaborate with him. 
Can't wait to share some of the sounds we recorded... but in the meantime, check out the Instagram videos he posted from our sessions, and this cool article on Hot New Hip Hop!

@tpain #repost #day2 #staytuned @drem00n I guess I'm now #FonkyFangasMcgee

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GLASYS / T-Pain Video Goes Viral

This post is overdue, but these last few days have been so crazy and overwhelming (in the best way possible) that I didn't even get the chance to update my website!

For those who don't know, a few days ago I posted a new video where I jam to a T-Pain song on Reddit. The video reached the front page, went viral with over half a million views on YouTube, and received a crazy amount of press including a feature on the GRAMMY's website!

I'm utterly blown away by the response and would love to thank everyone who has shared/supported/purchased my music in the last few days from the bottom of my heart! 

New Video - Finger Twisters

Here's a new video consisting of 10 short musical ideas, some of which explore simultaneous keyboard playing and finger drumming. The ideas were performed live using my DSI Prophet 6, Nord Stage 2 EX, Therevox ET-4AKAI MPK mini II, some pedals and a Melodica.

I posted this to Facebook a couple of days ago and it already has over 50,000 views and 500 shares (including a share by Dave Smith Instruments) - I'm overwhelmed by the response, thank you so much to everyone for the amazing support!