Jerome Rex

Hip hop with soul

Controllerism is HARD!

Controllerism is HARD!

In case you missed it, I got myself a hardware controller recently. My idea at the time was to play it like an instrument, using it to trigger my instrumentals and backing vocals when I perform live on stage. Here’s an update! It’s a few months since I got my Launchpad Mini but, despite that, I’ve only really had a few hours of practice in total – hopelessly too little...

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Try Before You Buy

Try Before You Buy

I just had to write about the wild experience I had at SAE Cape Town this weekend. If you’ve never been to 1 of Scratch Lab‘s famous Lab Sessions, here’s the setup: most times it’s a product demo (usually professional audio equipment – this is a DJ school after all) that also gives you room to ask questions and maybe get some hands-on time with the hardware. And...

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Mark My Words

Mark My Words

First, let me clearly and categorically state that I have no desire to be a DJ. The great ones possess intutition and a special ability to get a crowd moving. I have neither. Still… I love music. And sometimes when you watch a DJ wave his arms over masses of dancing people, lights and smoke everywhere, don’t you secretly think to yourself: “that would be awesome”?...

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It’s All Under Control

It’s All Under Control

When my buddy Rhyme Author heard that I was planning a concert, and that I would be working with a live band, he told me I’d never want to perform with instrumental backtracks again. He was so right. After reverting to my mp3 backtracks for subsequent performances, I immediately missed the energy of a live musician backing me. You just don’t have the same freedom to be “in the...

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Free Downloads

Free Downloads

Free download of 2 singles from the Geselskap EP – an exclusive package that was released to our crowdfunders a year ago. To buy the full J&G album online, follow the link or view the image below for details of retail outlets. Enjoy! Smaaklik ft. Keath Knowledge, DJ HearinAid Gefokus ft. DJ HearinAid, Chase...

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Beat Tapes Are Cool

Beat Tapes Are Cool

I was hanging out with a music producer friend of mine the other day and, over the course of our conversation, was shocked to discover that he didn’t know that beat tapes were ‘a thing’! In case you don’t know either, a beat tape is a collection of the producer’s own instrumentals, packaged and released as an album – usually online, and usually for free. The...

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