Author: Erica Tuttle

Bassist Ole Kirkeng Enjoys Sweating the Small Stuff

Ole Kirkeng Explained to Us Why Groove Decided His Fate For some unfair reason, the bass guitar tends to get short shrift from the general public. Many listeners never even take the time to listen for the bass guitar or upright bass in a recorded song. It’s only during a live performance that the average listener will really take notice of the bass and its importance to an overall musical mix. But our resident expert on the subject had a very different relationship with the instrument. Practice, Practice, Practice Ever since Ole Kirkeng fell in love with the bass...

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Making Food Her Business: Camilla Tinoco’s Journey from Billing to Baking

The Universality of Food There really isn’t much to say about the universality of food. We all love eating, and as of the last 15 years or so, we’ve all fallen in love with watching people make good food. Chefs have stepped into the spotlight, spurring the rise of ‘foodie’ culture, which is now synonymous with Instagramming every meal prior to eating, and following the moves of top cooks through different restaurants and projects. Foodie Fans We love to see how great food is made, from entrees to desserts and absolutely everything in between. We’ve also become more accepting...

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Interview with Sergio Aldana Triana, Producer and Film Score Composer

Sergio Aldana Triana is a music producer, a student (and native member) of the digital age. His work has covered many different genres and has brought him to Los Angeles, where he has continued his habit of uses innovative methods to tell original musical stories. He also recently won the Brady Watts Bass Sound Challenge, which was judged by the legendary producer himself. What follows is a conversation we had with Segio, in which we talk about is creative process, his impressions of Los Angeles, and how he copes with the proliferation of digital production. Tell us about your...

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Yunus Belgin: Jazz Drummer, Producer, Citizen of the World

Contemporary society has a very interesting relationship with jazz, especially here in the U.S., its birthplace and native land. While it seems to have largely faded from the grand stage of mainstream entertainment, it continues to crop up unexpectedly, drawing a significant following among millenials. For example, there’s Damien Chazelle, who has single-handedly re-introduced America to the sheer energy, fun, and versatility of the genre with movies like “La La Land” and “Whiplash.” Then there’s Tyler, the Creator, who has incorporated jazz sounds into every one of his albums, including work with the hippest Canadian jazz outfit on the...

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Street Art: Giving Life to Grey Walls

How a person walks through a city and what details grab their attention depends much on an individual’s past experiences. I look for captivating street art because I think it immerses me in a new place and helps me find beauty around every corner. Street art is an evolution of graffiti that embraces the line between art and rebellion by bringing spontaneity, creativity, and color to spaces that would normally hold earth toned paint. Graffiti has long been rejected by mainstream culture as a destruction of property. Governments and property owners spend millions removing unwanted spray paint and installing...

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