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New Endeavours

So 2013 is upon us, and with it come new challenges, goals, and resolutions.  I recently have taken upon myself to expand my knowledge in everything that is media.  I had the opportunity to help my friends L1 and Dave Santos with a series of small teaser videos for their upcoming mixtape ‘Sound Portrait’.  I thought helping them out would be a great way to improve my videography skills.  In addition, I’ve also began working on ALBUM ARTWORK for different artists.

I thought it be nice to show you guys all three videos.  Let me know what you think. Feel free to comment, like and share.

Volume I: The production process of David Santos.

Volume II: The writing process of L1.

Volume III: Wrapping things up with a recording session.

Thank you..
Uneak
Hear.Feel.Live

 
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Posted by on January 3, 2013 in Music Industry, New Music, Thoughts

 

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New Music – Jason Velázquez

Today’s blog is simple.  I want to introduce you guys to Jason Velázquez.  A singer 27yr old Singer from Lehigh Valley, PA.  Hope you enjoy his music like I have.

Make sure to like his Facebook Page and Subscribe to him on YouTube.

 
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Posted by on November 27, 2012 in New Music

 

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Best Christian Hip Hop Songs

I enjoy many different genres of music.  For the longest time, I couldn’t tell anyone what my favorite genre was.  Sometimes I would be really into rock.  Other times I would migrate to spanish music.  Like a leaf caught in a current of wind, so did my taste in music.  I recently realized that I do have a favorite genre of music, and that genre is Hip Hop.  I love the clever punch lines, the hard drums, the samples and I really enjoy seeing how the genre is evolving.  I’ve seen Hip Hop incorporate folk music and melodies.  It used to be loops and loops and loops, but now it’s become so much more.  There’s a musical essence to it now.  Take all that and incorporate a living message.  A message of hope and love.  A message of salvation, and you have something amazing.  So, I wanted to share with you my top 7 Christian Hip Hop Songs. Based on the song as a whole, not just hot beats or hot lyrics.

7. Lucky Ones – Lecrae

6. So It Begins – S.O.

5. It Don’t Stop – Tunnel Rats

4. Falling – Trip Lee

3. Tell The World – Lecrae

2.Go Off – KB

1.Young – Andy Mineo

 
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Posted by on November 6, 2012 in Thoughts

 

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Break Through The Blank Wall – 4 Ways to Beat Creative Blocks

One of the biggest challenges for a producer or anyone in a creative field is the self-inflicted pressure of creating something amazing every time you begin a new project.  A lot of times we sit down inspired and once we get to it, our mind goes blank.   I think it’s one of the worst feelings in the world.  It’s such an enigma to think about how one day you can be coming up with great ideas and the next day not have a single one.

What do you do when you’re drawing blanks?

Especially if you’re dealing with deadlines? Here are some things that have helped me get back on track.

  1.  Get away from your project.  literally get up and go do something completely different.    Go work out, go read, go do something that is not related to your project.  For example: I’ll get up and go read, go play basketball or maybe take a nap.  This helps clear your mind and takes pressure off yourself.  Sometimes our minds just need a minute to clear up.
  2. 2.    Browse other projects similar to yours.  I’m not talking about going and copying other people.  I think our mind sometimes just doesn’t have a place to begin.  It’s like you’re going to run a race but you don’t know where the starting line is.  I sometimes will go on YouTube and search different producers, different songs, and even different genres of music to find my “starting line”.   Sometimes finding projects that aren’t so good makes you feel like, MAN I CAN DO SO MUCH BETTER and your mind just takes off.  Or you can find an amazing project that just inspires you to be better at what you’re doing.
  3. 3.    Break through.  Sometimes we don’t’ have time to go do something else or go take a nap.  What do you do then? Well you just keep going.  Break through that blank wall.  There are times I have a deadline and I just have to continue to work.  I might not like the first or the second idea; but by the third or fourth try, my mind starts to wake up.
  4. 4.    Relax.  We need to understand that like anything else, pressure can be a destructive force in creativity.  I do know some people who work better under pressure so I’m sure this doesn’t apply.   However even those people sometimes will need to take a second and relax.  Enjoy what you’re doing.  Remember why you love what you do.

These are some of the ways I break through when I draw creative blanks.  What are some of your ways?  Feel free to comment and share.

Thanks
Uneak

HEAR.FEEL.LIVE

 
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Posted by on October 25, 2012 in Instructional

 

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In Focus: Prophocey

Real Music Records

Prophocey from Real Music Records

I really believe that in order for you to get ahead in life, you need to surround yourself with people who are hard workers, and who are going to push you to be better at your craft. I want to introduce you guys to someone who’s been that type of person in my life the last 3 months. He goes by the name PROPHOCEY. Prophocey is the founder and C.E.O Of Real Music Records, which is the label I am signed to. With 5 albums released in the past four years, three mixtapes, and six music videos, you can see why he’s pushed me to be a hard worker. For more on Prophocey hit him up on facebook.

What does your rapper name mean? Through life I have had times where i knew God was warning me not to go or to go and it was his will that i survived.

How old were you when you started rapping? 13

What have the biggest challenge as a rapper? Changing the name rapper to lyricist

Who are your biggest musical inspirations? Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Outkast, J Dilla, Common, Talib Kweli, Thousand (My mentor) Busta Rhymes, Mos Def

If you could open for one artist, who would that artist be? Not one really but if i had no choice Common, Talib Kweli

In 3 words describe your style of music? REAL MUSIC RECORDS!

What are your plans for 2013? Take over all of Ohio with all artists then my In-House Producer will feel more accepted coming over here doing a DJ Party with us over here!

Where can people find your music? Itunes, Reverbnation, Amazon, Youtube

Any last words? REAL MUSIC WILL BE IN A STORE NEAR YOU SO GO GET IT!

 
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Posted by on October 17, 2012 in Music Industry, New Music, Thoughts

 

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NEW PROJECT

Man, so it’s been a while since my last blog. A lot has happened since then. I am now signed to a label called Real Music Records. It has been a blessing working with Prophecey. I’ve never met someone with so much drive like him and it has motivated me to go hard with my music. I also finished an EP titled ” Death Of Daniel” for the artist BOOYEAH. I’m currently working on a couple of other projects. I will be keeping up with the blogs again so hope you guys enjoy them. I want to share the EP with you guys.

 

 

Also … May 21st i lost my best friend. I know he’s with the Lord now but its been tough without him. I produced this free download for him. Hope you enjoy it.

 
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Posted by on October 9, 2012 in Thoughts

 

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New Single Production

I’m excited to share my latest project with you guys.  It’s a production for Jacobed called “Donde Iras” (Where will you go” .  It was started about 2 months ago and released this past Tuesday, May 15.  It’s a free download so enjoy.

Que te puedo yo decir?
Si tu ya, lo sabes todo
Y de que te puede convencer?
Si tu estas seguro de todoSolo haste esta pregunta
Que es digna de ser contestada
Donde Ira tu Alma, Donde Iras?No hay nada que decir
Solo Cristo tiene palabras de vida
Abre tu corazon
Cree que Dios te ama
Cree que Dios te Salva

Cada dia hay nuevas que aprender
Cada dia decisiones que hacer
Cada dia tu alma anhela de Cristo

credits

from Donde Iras Single, track released 14 May 2012
Written by Jacobed
Music arrangements by Uneak, Rober Batres
Music Arrangements by Uneak, Jacobed
Produced by Daniel (Uneak) Alvarado
Artwork: Uneak Designs

Vocals – Jacobed
Piano – Daniel Alvarado (Uneak)
Strings – Daniel Alvarado (Uneak)
Bass – Daniel Alvarado (Uneak)
Acoustic Guitars – Daniel Alvarado (Uneak), Jasmin Arreola
Drums – Cristian Dubon
Electric Guitars – Daniel Alvarado (Uneak), Robert Batres
Mixing And Mastering – Robert Batres, Uneak

 
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Posted by on May 17, 2012 in New Music

 

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