Category Archives: Tweex Music

New Commercials for Nintendo Wii Games

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My goodness, has it really been two months since my last post?!?  My sincerest appologies for the lack of activity here; life has been super duper busy!  Well, the hiatus is over and I’m back in the saddle.  Take heart: just because there haven’t been posts doesn’t mean that I haven’t been developing more content.  In fact, just the oposite is true. (click “Read More”)

B.o.B and Fort Minor Mashup

B.o.B and Fort Minor Mashup:
Airplanes (feat. Hayley Williams)

Happy September everyone.  Where the heck did August go?  Well, T|M is back this week with an exciting update on a small project I announced a few weeks back: a mashup between B.o.B and Fort Minor.

The main track comes from B.o.B and is called Airplanes which features Hayley Williams from the band Paramore.  I’ve been a big fan of this song since I first heard it on the radio.  There have been a lot of mashups inspired from the song, to say the very least, but one morning when I was listening and thinking about the words of the chorus, I realized that tracks from the Fort Minor album would work extremely well!  The subject matter that Mike Shinoda raps about on the album worked frighteningly well with “Airplanes”.  It originally started with one track from FM, but I kept on finding additional tracks from The Rising Tide that worked just as well.  One thing led to another, and the complete version of the track included SIX different Fort Minor tracks, all from the debut album!  The list of tracks, in order, are:

Right Now
Remember the Name
Feel Like Home
High Road
Be Somebody
Slip Out the Back

Check out the music video I made for the mashup.  Unfortunately, there isn’t any video footage for three of the six tracks from Fort Minor, so I condensed the video down just four FM songs!  Watch it:

For those of you who want the FULL version of the song with all six tracks, check it out here!

Well, there you have it!  You can see the video over on the VIDEO page and hear the full song at the MUSIC page.  As always, I’ve got some great new project announcements coming soon, so don’t stray far; more to come!

New Animation Short Film

New Animation Short Film:
French Restaurant

Hello my friends!  Welcome back for another week of Tweex Music updates.  This time around I have a VERY exciting announcement.  I was given the privilege to work on an awesome animation short film where I did sound design and composed original music!

This film comes from another one of the extremely talented animators from Animation Mentor.  For those of you who have followed my updates for any length of time, you’ve seen that I’ve done work for quite a few AM students (Spotlight and Marcel et Marceau just to name two).  I am pleased to add this short to my library of work!  The film was created, directed, and animated by a man named Daniel Vasconcellos, a great animator based out of Sydney, Australia!  Daniel had the idea to create a film based around a server in a restaurant and the unexpected hardships that he might face.  To say the very least, hilarity ensues!

When Dan and I started talking details, he said that he was very open to the sound and style of the music.  For me, that was music to my ears (horrible pun).  I love hearing and composing music that has an orchestral influence fused with another genre.  Jazz/lounge music felt it would be the best fit for the piece, but I really wanted to try incorporating more orchestral elements as you really don’t hear that a lot with this style of music.  I’m quite pleased with how it all turned out!  But don’t take my work for it, check it out:

As always, you can also see it over on the VIDEO page.  For those of you who would like to hear the main musical themes by themselves, go no further!  I have that for you:

You’ll also find the music over on the MUSIC page.  Be sure to check out Daniel over at his website as he will be updating with new projects as he finishes them!  This update is just the beginning of some awesome new projects that will be released VERY soon.  Don’t stray too far; you don’t want to miss this!

No Update This Week and Philip Defranco

No Official Update This Week but Philip DeFranco, I Love You!

Hey everyone.  I hope everyone is having a great week so far.  Two days until the wonderful weekend is here, so hang in there.

I just wanted to drop a quick line saying that there isn’t going to be an official T|M post this week.  I’ve had several projects to work on and one surprise project that fell in my lap on Monday.  We’re planning on releasing this project in the next couple weeks so you won’t have to wait long, but I’ll leave it at that.  I’ll have more updates on this new production, Project: Binary, animations, and more starting next week, so be sure to tune back in!

On a completely unrelated note, some of you may know that I’m a fan of Philip DeFranco.  I found him on YouTube back in early 2008, but when I moved up to Nashville, I forgot about the show and his name slipped my mind.  A few months back, I just happened to click on one of his show links and since then I’ve been catching up on his videos, all 500+ of them.  Well, I’ve finally reached the end and I have to say that I love him even more.  If I wasn’t married…well….never mind.  Phil, I don’t know if you’ll ever read this, but if you do, I want to show a small sample of something I’ve done in your honor (don’t worry, it’s nothing “too” creepy :) ).  Here is a sample of a full orchestral remix I’ve been working on that’s taken a couple of the music themes that Phil has used in his shows in the last years.  I’m still perfecting it, but here is a little preview:

Have a great Thursday and Friday everyone!!

B.O.B. and Fort Minor Mashup

B.O.B. and Fort Minor Mashsup:
Airplanes

Hey everyone.  I usually don’t do multiple posts in one week, but this one is just too good to wait.  I’ve been working a small mashup track using the song Airplanes by B.O.B. (feat. Hayley Williams)and taking multiple parts from multiple tracks from Fort Minor, one of my favorite hip hop groups!  I’ve had a man crush on Mike Shinoda for a very long time and it was great to be able to do this.  I’m still working on the piece and I’m contemplating making a movie for it, but I haven’t decided yet.  I wanted to make a post with a small sample so you guys can listen to the direction of the piece.  It is REALLY bitchin’!!  Take a listen:

And here is just an audio version. You can get better audio quality in the YouTube player if you select 480p instead of the standard 320p. Why YouTube doesn’t let you default to 420p is beyond me, but here is just the audio for those of you interested!

And there you have it for now.  The final version will be coming out soon.  This sample only has a snippet of one Fort Minor song (Remember the Name), while the full thing will have SIX different Fort Minor tracks!  It’s not to be missed, so check back soon!