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New String Arrangement for Classic Rock Song

New String Arrangement for Skid Row Cover:
18 and Life

Tweex Music is back again with a very exciting update!  Fans of 80′s rock will love this as it covers one of Skid Row‘s classic songs, 18 and Life.  People who generally despise 80′s rock will love this as it doesn’t sound anything like an 80′s rock song!

A very talented pianist and vocalist, Tucker, is working on an album of tracks and this cover is to be released with it.  Tucker, along with his producer, Ryan Sutton, decided to pull some Skid Row into the mix and originally planned this to be a simple piano, string, vocal arrangement.  Well, one thing led to another and the track evolved into this awesome OneRepublic vibe!  Check it out here:

The string arrangement was a blast to work on.  If you listen to the words of the original, it’s actually quite a depressing song.  So with that in mind and after talking to Jason about it a little, I set out to make the strings somber and emotional, but still with a small ray of hope.  The end result was a massive success with all of the other elements in there: the electric guitar, the flawless piano playing, the driving drums, and the beautiful vocals!

Enjoy the music and check back soon for some exciting releases!

New Music for Delta Airlines

Tweex Music Composes New Music for Delta Airlines Commercial

Tweex Music is back this week with a new airline commercial for you!  This time around, T|M presents new music for Delta Airlines.  Tweex Music did a another spot for Delta back in 2008 and had music from my debut album, Alter Ego, featured in the spot, which you can LISTEN TO and DOWNLOAD for free!

This time around, T|M was able to compose an original piece of music for the spot.  The idea was to come up with something peppy but also laid back.  Being a big fan of genre fusion, I decided to create a piece that had classical elements (chamber strings), contemporary guitar solo, electronic synths, and tribal/ethnic percussion.  If you had to categorize the piece, it would probably be in the ever so popular Classic-Hop-Contemp-Electro-World genre!  Or as we in the business like to call it, “Indie” :) .  The final product came out quite well.  Check it out for yourself:

As always, the spot can be found of the SFX PAGE along with all the other airline spots that T|M has had the priveldge to work on!  Tweex Music continues to keep very busy and has some exciting updates on the way so be sure to check back soon!

Tweex Music Introduces New “Before/After” Series

Tweex Music Introduces New “Before/After” Series for Media!

This week, Tweex Music is proud to introduce a new media series entitled “Before/After”.  As the name implies, it will showcase pieces of work both before completion, and after completion.  Many times, clients will ask what a composer/programmer is capable of and in many cases, they want to hear the beginning sound in comparison to the final product.  This ongoing series will highlight work from the T|M database to help anyone see what Tweex Music is truly capable of.

In this installment, T|M brings you two different pieces of music.  First is a Hip Hop/R&B piece written by Greg Fairbanks entitled “Red Wine Concubine.”  The original track that Greg provided utilized only a couple sounds which repeated continually through out the piece.  There were no dynamic shifts and the instrumentation became increasingly repetitive!  After some work, Tweex Music created a new electro synth hip-hop feel for the piece, bringing life and uniqueness to the track.

Hip Hop Before/After

The second track comes from a recent movie trailer that T|M co-scored in association with Hummingbird Productions.  The piece was modeled after a track Steve Jablonsky scored for the film “The Island.” The first part of the Before/After piece is the file that Hummingbird gave to T|M.  It has an incredibly intense midi-esque sound to it that plagues the overall quality.  After a little work, Tweex Music turned the piece into a glorious fanfare with full orchestra and choir.

Orchestral Before/After

That wraps up the first installment in the Before/After series.  Be sure to check back often as new installments will be added!  Also check back soon for new T|M updates.  In the meantime, Happy Thanksgiving!