Drew JohnsonDino and I have been talking about collaborating on some soundtrack-type music for a few months now. We finally have something to show for it. I think this is the first music we’ve written together since Dog and Pony Show, which was the last Formula Kid song ever written – I think.

Two weeks ago Dino sent me a drum loop that he’d been working on. I liked it a lot. It was very tribal sounding. After noticing that he had named it ‘The Hunt’ I figured that was what he was going for. I set a goal to do three totally different work-ups from this same loop and have them sent back to Dino in less than 24 hours. I actually did it, and not a single one of them sounded tribal in the least little bit. When I started working on it I quickly realized that I had no idea how to do tribal so I stopped trying.

I sent them back to Dino named ‘the hunt louisiana’ – ‘the hunt spain’ – ‘the hunt texas’. This was just so Dino could at least get an idea of what I was trying to accomplish stylistically.

This was a lot of fun. Dino and I are going to be doing more of this in the near future. This was sort of a trial run to see how it worked and I think it worked rather well. These recordings are pretty demo-y sounding but I think they’re very cool.

The Hunt Louisiana

The Hunt Spain

The Hunt Texas

Dino has gotten the official “send us everything you have” letter from a music placement company after hearing some samples of his work. He’s flying out to California in April to meet with some more people from this industry. Pretty exciting stuff.