Music Gear News
Experimental Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys latest album is "different" to her usual offerings.
The 'Empire State of Mind' singer admitted she wanted to make sure her latest album 'The Element of Freedom' had a "creative" sound.
She said: "It is a different record for me. I think I just always have been the type of person who wants to be able to try new things with every creative thing I do. I want to do something new. I don't ever want to feel I'm boxed in, in any way.
"So that's definitely one of the reasons I called the album 'The Element of Freedom'. I just really felt like that came through very clearly on all the songs."
Alicia, 28, also claimed it was only a matter of time before she would work with Beyonce, which she did on her latest record.
She told the Scotsman: "We've become friends and there's always been a mention of 'When would we be able to do a song together?' It was all about timing.
"This particular song started coming together, and it just felt so good, just electric and exciting, and so we wanted her to hear it.
"We met up in the studio and the vibe was so incredible. To be there at the same time is so rare now - with technology you can do it anywhere. But it was amazing. The energy was incredible and the vibe was unbelievable."Posted on 2 Feb 2010 07:30 to category : Music News
Related Music News
Suffering from a shortage of funds in recent years, the Welsh educational system has experienced a slump in students who are expressing interest in music.
Suffering an undisclosed illness, Hetfield takes things slow until his return to Denmark in September where he will "do their best to make it up to everyone".
The band return to the studio to "make a bunch of racket" in a prelude to writing material for their next project. Recently interviewed bassist Mike Inez gives the lowdown.
Research from the National Association for Music Education has recently highlighted the most fundamental aspects of an effective practice routine and how to be a better musician
MusicRadar recently spoke to iZotope to get their opinion on intelligent mixers and how they are impacting the contemporary producer.
The grandfather of virtual reality Jaron Lanier relays a time when the first explorations into virtual reality were concerned with how to create a real air guitar.
Recent Music News
With a stunning finish and one of a kind tone, the Natal Cafe Racer shell packs are an exciting foundation for professional drummers of almost any genre.
Old Blood Noise Endeavors EQ and Buffer, Headphone Amp and AB/Y Switcher have landed. Rugged and road ready, this trio promise get the most out of your guitar.
The ROLI Loop BLOCK, Lightpad BLOCK and Live BLOCK are now available for purchase at Gear4music. A revelation in your creativity, make music wherever you are.
Those who purchase a copy of Superior Drummer 2 are eligible for any SDX completely free. Additionally, Superior Drummer 2 Crossgrade is available heavily reduced.
Gear4music are now stocking an extremely limited 5 piece Tama Star Bubinga Exotix 5 piece shell pack with an Australian Backwood Finish, Only one in stock!
A pedal that relives the glory of the last centuries' greatest synth sounds , the SYNTH9 Synth Pedal offers the player 9 timeless tones in one package.