Aug 9 2017

Ethereal Beats Sample Pack Out Now & Blend.io Contest News

So by now you all know that I’m producing electronic music under the name Monochrome Echo. So far I’ve put out two EPs and most recently my first full-length album, I Remember My Dreams.

Incidentally, the awesome Wizard of Loneliness in the US has just put out a very limited cassette run of my album. There are only 50 copies of this so if you want one you’d better head over to his Bandcamp page and snap one up before they all go.

Just after the album came out I was approached by Touch Loops, a London-based company that produces boutique loop and sample packs. They’d heard the record and asked me to produce my own sample pack referencing both my own music and similar artists like Shigeto and Tycho. I was a big fan of their sample collections so it was a no brainer to get involved. I headed back into studio corner for a few weeks…

My Touch Loops pack Ethereal Beats was released a few weeks ago. You can check out the demo below. I’m really pleased with how it came out.

Here’s the blurb from Touch Loops:

Ethereal Beats is an exploration into the stunning, enchanting world of organic electronica & Hip-Hop.  With references as far and wide as Flying Lotus, Shigeto & Tycho this eclectic sample collection will instantly become your new go-to for stunning sounds, endless inspiration and incredible musicianship.  

Performed and designed by the incredibly talented artist Monochrome Echo, this beautiful collection of processed acoustic loops & samples showcases perfectly the work of a musician who has mastered his craft.  From glistening guitar loops to processed analogue bass lines, evolving arpeggios to manipulated live drums and pianos this truly inspiring collection is just asking to be twisted, manipulated and embraced.  Sounds wonder and stray from usual providing an off kilter palette that’ll form the perfect foundation for your next stunning composition.  

As well as the usual drum one shots we’ve also included a collection of instrument hits that are perfect for dropping into your sampler of choice ensuring the most flexibility from this bespoke sample pack.  Whether you produce Hip-Hop, beats, electronica or are looking for something that little bit different this collection guarantees to offer everything your sample collection has been crying out for. 

Included: 

Size: 969.7Mb
Loops: 215
Ones: 104
Midi:15

It is available direct from Touch Loops, plus many of the big sample pack retailers online, priced at a very reasonable £24.00.

Since it’s release Touch Loops have teamed up with Blend.io in the states (who released my first EP 64 Souls) to host a remix contest featuring Ethereal Beats. You can win a copy of the pack, plus all of Touch Loops’ June releases and Geist 2 by Expansion. It’s open to producers worldwide so head over to Blend.io the enter. Apparently I get to be one of the judges. Excellent.

 


Jun 23 2017

Debut Monochrome Echo Album Out Today!

Hello folks

Just a quick post to let you know that my first full-length album as Monochrome Echo I Remember My Dreams is officially released today! Having put out two EPs so far (64 Souls and Analog Artifacts), this will be my first proper album.

It’s exclusively available on Bandcamp this week as of today and will be available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music etc next Friday 30th. But obviously buy it from Bandcamp. It’s way better.

Featuring some gorgeous artwork by the incredibly talented Argentinian artist Shørsh, the album features eleven brand new tracks and I think you’ll really like it.

Here’s a handy little Bandcamp player so you can have a listen right here.

Really hope you like it and don’t forget to follow Monochrome Echo on Twitter and Facebook!

Until next time…


Jul 18 2010

Welcome

Simon Little DLM Grunge

Welcome to my website! If this is your first time here, let me introduce myself. I am a session bassist living in London. Most people know me from my work with The Divine Comedy, Duke Special, The Duckworth Lewis Method and Clare Teal. As well as being my permanent home on the internet, this site is also where I host my blog and road diary. Don’t forget to subscribe to the blog and you can sign up to the mailing list too at the bottom of the page. I promise I won’t inundate you with emails.

This is also the home to Monochrome Echo, which is also me. It’s the name of my new electronic music project. My brand new album I Remember My Dreams was released June 23rd! I’ve also got two EPs out; Analog Artifacts and 64 Souls (Blend Records)

As well as playing for other people, I also have four records out at the moment for the solo live-looping project as well as a new trio album with Jez Carr and Mike Haughton called Foreground Music, Vol. I. My debut album Mandala from 2010 is still available on CD. Thought you’d be pleased to hear that. The music tab at the top of the site will magically transport you straight to the Bandcamp page where you can download all my music and stream all four records if you fancy having a listen.

Thanks again for visiting and feel free to drop me a line to let me know what you think.

Simon x

Simon little with Warwick Triumph bass