Many of you will have heard of numbers stations. For decades, these stations have stoked the curiosity of conspiracy theorists and espionage buffs around the globe.
What you may not know is that extraterrestrial listeners have followed the short wave bursts of sound to our mostly barren locale in space. These extraterrestrials have been perplexed by these looped recordings as they don’t sound particularly groovy and they certainly don’t move any booties. Regardless, they’re planning to break the intergalactic ice with us by gently massaging these sacred recordings with some heavy old school electro 808 vibes.
The aliens are currently inbound and will arrive by August 8th, otherwise known as 808 day to Earthicans. Your job, intelligence officer, is to prepare a track to compliment theirs as a way of acknowledging that we appreciate and respect their wise and sophisticated starry ways. Remember the Arp 2500 solo scene in Close Encounters? Of course you do. You need to prepare something like that but with a shit load more bass and maybe some swing if it’s your thing.
Guidelines for successfully communicating with our extraterrestrial visitors -
You must use some sample material from the following video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIH7cG3YmIo
You must also use dialog/monolog sample material from any sci fi or space themed movie, show, lecture or documentary of your choosing.
A track length of 3-5 minutes would be ideal.
Your track must have some booty rocking bass and your mix should reflect that of old school electro. You must have dynamic range, avoid an over compressed mix as it angers our intergalactic visitors.
You must use at least 1 Elektron device in your production and prepare to briefly discuss your approach to the production.
Deadline: 808 day. August 8th, 2018, 11:59 PM ET.
I may put together an internet release if enough interest exists. I will provide the track prepared by our alien visitors. Short wave internet can be slow so it’ll be a week or so before I can finish the download and post it here.