Well well well. I clearly remember this time about 12 months ago pledging that it will be my new years resolution to write more blog posts. I think I managed that for the first part of the year. I was writing blogs posts & sharing music, but I'll hold my hands up and say sorry - I did not quite fulfil my New Years resolution as much as I would have liked so this year I'm pledging that I'm just going to try and be a better person. Is that cheating? It's quite an easy New Years Resolution.
In all honesty I think that making New Years resolutions is a bunch of crap. I mean how many actually work? How many people change their lives in January for it all to be back like it used come February 1st? C'mon, I mean see above!
Wow! I can't actually believe that it is NYE tomorrow, December 31st 2012! This year has been quite a year for me! If somebody had said to me last year what I was going to experience this year, I would not have believed them and probably laughed at them - I know its such a cliche saying that but I cannot even start to tell you what a journey I have had this year. Both in terms of my music ( Can't quite call it a music career just yet) and also in my personal life.
I'm sensible enough not to be hanging my dirty washing out in public and to be honest I'm not going to tell you what I've been through this year but it has certainly changed my life and this goes back to me and my New Years Resolution. I'm not starting my New Years Resolution the day after tomorrow because after all it is just another day. My New Years Resolution started back in September. Why what for a specific day to do something better - there is no better time than now!
Anywho I'm slightly digressing, this year I have lost some friends but also made new ones. I have some pretty bad luck this year but I've also lived this year - the last 3 months of this year have been awesome. It sort of balanced itself out in the end. I lost friends I thought I would never lose contact with, dealt with situations and saw things that only happen in Eastenders - again I'm not going to tell the world what is going on with my private life by blabbing it all on Facebook and Twitter. But thankfully I have had my music to hold on to. Without music I do not know where I would be and sorry again for this cliche but music has helped heal my soul through some pretty tough times this year. Sometimes it has been my only companion. Music can tell you a story. Music understands all of your emotions. Music can make you happy. Music can make you cry. Music can help you grieve. Music can give you hope. Music will always be there when you need it. Music will not share your secrets. Music will comfort. Music will tell you to start fresh. Music will make you dance. Music will make you feel good and for this I FUCKING love music.
I think it's been a good year for music. I've discovered some pretty cool music. Those of you who follow me on Twitter/Facebook will know that I've become quite fond of guitar music. I would not say that I am only into and only listen to House Music as that would be narrow minded of me and I've always had an open heart about other genres of music. I grew up listening to Hip-Hop ( I was a 50 Cent wannabe when I was 13) and I've always listened to other music. I was raised in a household where music was played everyday. I've not always listened to House Music and I haven't always loved it. But I would say that for the past 5/6 years that is all I have listened to and I've enjoyed it. However I've been to a few gigs over the past couple of months and it has really opened my eyes (and ears) and made me realise how much I have missed listening to other types of music and made me realise how much I love hearing new music. Some of the music that I have heard in the latter part of this year was recorded in 2009 but to me its new and I love it. I love hearing new music and I'm going to continue doing that in 2013, making a conscious effort to hear new music whatever the genre - it really is good for my soul. You should try it yourself and see how much your inspiration for life and for music goes through the roof.
As it gets easier and more accessible to make music it is clear that the music industry is getting more and more saturated. Some people may say that this is bad thing as it is getting harder to find good music but I believe it is a good thing. Some people (maybe I should be with this group of people) may also say that as the industry is getting too flooded with music, it is becoming harder to get noticed and create a decent profile. This is true but for me I make/play/dance to music for the love so the previous point does not matter so much to me.
I acknowledge that it is becoming saturated and harder but I don't think that it has hindered my efforts with regards to my music this year? Is that big headed of me to say that?
Well this time last year like I say I had no idea what was going to happen in 2012 and although it has been quite shitty I have achieved so much with my music and things have happened that I could have only dreamed about.
First off was the release of 'Stereocode' - wow! Released back in March and still being supported by Forza and Toolroom in December on physical format. I had a release with Hed Kandi too, that was mind blowing for me and to end the year I've had a release with Supermarket Records which has received huge support from the likes of Paul Oakenfold & Till West!
I hoped of one release this time last year, I had no expectations of being supported by some of the worlds biggest DJs! This year has surpassed all of my expectations with regards to my music I'll remain humble and modest about it because I'm just a normal guy who has a job, a normal life, and I do this for the love of it - maybe one day baby I can call it my job!
I have quite a few releases planned for 2013 - this I am sure of! Something I would not have said this time last year so if 2012 is something to go by then I'm in for a treat in 2013 and hopefully you will be too with my music.
Here are my top 10 favourite tracks of 2012, they all have a personal meaning to me.
I hope you like my choice! What are your favourite tracks of 2012? I think it's been an excellent year for music - well for me it has anyway ;)
10. Gareth Emery feat. Christina Novelli - Concret Angel
9. Martin Volt - Melon
8. Mike Newman & Antoine Cortez (Carl Creme & Reza REMIX)
7. Calvin Harris - Sweet Nothing
6.Deniz Koyu - Bong
5. Tom Flynn - Mr Hedgehog
4. The XX - Fiction (Funkagenda REMIX)
3. The XX - Angels
2. Florence and The Machine - Spectrum (Calvin Harris REMIX)
1. Joey Martinez - Stereocode
Saturday, 29 December 2012
"Take Them (Higher) " is my new house music track & it is out NOW!!!
It is available for download on all of the worlds biggest download sites including the dance music download store Beatport.
My new house music track fuses an hypnotic pumpin' bass, with an infectious groove, a slick rhythm, electrifying stabs and up lifting vocal drops that will take the crowd 'HIGHER'!
"Take Them (Higher)" is available to download via Supermarket Records.
This Mainroom House / Progressive House Track has recieved some HUGE Support already from the likes of Paul Oakenfold, Rio Dela Duna & Deep Josh to name but a few!!!
[SMR081] Joey Martinez - Take Them (Higher) [Supermarket Records]
Support By The Best Deejays Around The World!
Artist: Joey Martinez
Title: Take Them (Higher)
Label: Supermarket Records
Format: 2 x File, MP3, 320 kbps
Style: Progressive House
1 - Joey Martinez - Take Them (Higher) (Vocal Mix)
2 - Joey Martinez - Take Them (Higher) (Instrumental Mix)
2 - Joey Martinez - Take Them (Higher) (Instrumental Mix)
Support Joey Martinez And Supermarket Records On The Best Music Stores!
Available to Purchase from Beatport.....
Take a listen to this house music track on my SoundCloud:
WATCH THE VIDEO:
MASSIVE THANKS TO JJ MULLOR & THE TEAM AT SUPERMARKET RECORDS!!!!
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING MY MUSIC!
SUPPORT THE ARTIST, SUPPORT THE MUSIC, SUPPORT THE INDUSTRY!
I LOVE HOUSE MUSIC!!!! x
Monday, 3 December 2012
This is exciting news! I am absolutely over the moon with this! It feels fantastic to be publishing this blog!
My song "Stereocode" is featured on a Toolroom Knights compilation mixed by Forza i.e Alex Kenji, Manuel De La Mare & Luigi Rocca.
To know that this song is still doing the rounds and causing damage on dance floors around the world is one of the greatest feelings I have experienced.
It has also been featured as an exclusive on the popular DJ download site Beatport.
Stereocode was released on 18th March 2012 via Rezonation Music as part of a Miami Winter Music Conference Sampler. Since then, it has been featured on several compilations throughout the Summer especially for and it received massive support in Ibiza.
This is truly been the icing on the cake and is for sure an true achievement.
To be lined up against some of my musical heros is somewhat over whelming.
It is with great pleasure, pride and happiness that I can say that I have been featured alongside the likes of: Sander Van Doorn, Mark Knight, Nic Fanciulli, Riva Starr, Tocadisco and my favourite producers in the game right now Sympho Nympho (Erick Morillo, Jose Nunez & Harry Romero) - these are to name but a few.
Full Track List is Below with Download link and a link where you can Pre-Order your physical copy of the magnificent release.
BUY NOW FROM BEATPORT:
PRE-ORDER CD BOX-SET NOW FROM AMAZON:
"A Journey Through The World's Finest House Music"
When 3 of Italys hottest and fresh-thinking DJs & producers - Alex Kenji, Manuel De La Mare & Luigi Rocca - decided to combine, the result was quite literally their namesake: Forza translating as force summarizes the trios waves in the worldwide scene completely. Featuring exclusive cuts from each member in the form of: Alex Kenjis Latch; Manuel De La Mares Mirage & Mike Vale collaboration So What, & Crack Of Dawn from Luigi Rocca along with Piatto collaboration Cosmic Girl, Toolroom Knights Mixed By Forza parallels the threesomes driving enthusiasm through an incredible selection of upfront, unreleased and classic tracks.Featuring a range of styles from the worlds best labels, high points of the mix include Mark Knights classic anthem Alright, Wehbba & Antonio Eudis The Real Thing, Alex Kenjis remix of Outro by Sander Van Doorn, and Movin On from Nic Fanculli, as well as key moments from Federico Scavo, Joris Voorn, Zombie Disco Squad, Tocadisco, Riva Starr and many more. Unstoppable as 3 single entities, Forza are unmatched combined.Spanning 43 tracks in total alongside 3 full-length DJ mixes, and offering only the finest musical journey that youd expect from such a combination of producers & DJs, Toolroom Knights Mixed By Forza is a mix certain to satisfy 303 lovers everywhere
|1. Alex Kenji & NDKj - Not That Kind Of Girl (Mike Vale Remix)|
|2. Prok & Fitch vs Marco Lys - You Need Some (Original)|
|3. Grant Nalder - Guilty Pleasure (Original)|
|4. Mike Newman & Antoine Cortez - Sex-O-Phone (Original)|
|5. Sander Van Doorn - Outro (Alex Kenji Remix)|
|6. Mark Knight - Alright (Original Club Mix)|
|7. Prok & Fitch - Symphony (Original)|
|8. Alex Kenji - The Funk (Original)|
|9. Ant Brooks - Skreamer (Original)|
|10. Heartik - Last of The Breed (Original)|
|11. Full Intention - America (Marco Lys Remix)|
|12. Joey Martinez - Stereocode (Original)|
|13. Alex Kenji - Latch (Original Club Mix)|
|14. Shawnee Taylor Feat. Sympho Nympho - Colors (Antranig Remix)|
|15. Alex Kenji - Blue Strobe Light (Original Club Mix)|
|1. Alex Gomez, Bias - Candela (Original)|
|2. Supernova - Esta De Mas (Original Club Mix)|
|3. Manuel De La Mare & Mike Vale - So What (Original Club Mix)|
|4. Riva Starr & Ramon Tapia - Freedom (Original)|
|5. Nic Fancuilli - Movin' On (Original)|
|6. Lou Lou Players - Don't Go Away (Zombie Disco Squad Remix)|
|7. Tocadisco, Koen Groeneveld & Ahmet Sendil - Oldschool (Ahmet Sendil Mix)|
|8. Manuel De La Mare - Mirage (Original Club Mix)|
|9. Pete Gooding & Jonathan Cowan Feat. Kellie Allen - Limbo (Original Club Mix)|
|10. Marco Lys - Back 2 The Beat (Original Club Mix)|
|11. Anil Chawla - Pondi (Original)|
|12. Wehbba & Antonio Eudi - The Real Thing (Original)|
|13. Cuartero - Madrugar (Original)|
|14. DJ Le Roi Feat. Roland Clark - I Get Deep (Joris Voorn This Is Not A Remix)|
|1. Luigi Rocca & Manuel De La Mare - Opa-Locka (Original Club Mix)|
|2. Mike Ivy, Friscia & Lamboy - I Need Ya (Original)|
|3. Luigi Rocca - The Crack Of Dawn (Original)|
|4. Olivier Giacomotto - Leche de Tigre (Original)|
|5. Winx vs. Nic Fanciulli - Don't Laugh (2012 Remix)|
|6. Kevin Saunderson - The Sound (Jay Lumen Sacred Sounds Remix)|
|7. Joris Voorn - Goodbye Fly (Original)|
|8. Sergio Fernandez - Thank You (Original)|
|9. Federico Buratti - Boogie Love (NDKj More Love Remix)|
|10. Jordi Castillo - Neptaline (Original)|
|11. Reboot - Enjoy Music (DJ Chus 2012 Edit)|
|12. Luigi Rocca, Piatto - Cosmic Girl (Original)|
|13. Federico Scavo - I Do (Original)|
|14. Joey Negro Presents Z Factor - Saturday (Luigi Rocca Remix)|