SHAPE OF BEATS TO COME
Music in the 21st century, especially beat-driven electronic music is prolific. Everyone is making beats, and trends go through as many metamorphoses as software and apps. It’s hard to filter through all the new sonic data, and sometimes it’s not even worth it when the newest upgrade leaves the latest version obsolete.
Don’t get me wrong -- it’s an exciting time to be creating and listening to new sounds. But just maybe, we’ve reached a point of saturation in beat driven audio design and the era is calling for something truly new -- not just a recombination of the old.
When Ornette Coleman released “Shape of Jazz to Come”, jazz had reached a similar point of saturation and the age was calling for a new sound. The record was hailed a masterpiece by some and a piece of garbage by others -- which included the likes of Charlie Mingus and Miles Davis. Mingus and Miles were wrong, “Shape of Jazz to Come” is now universally recognized as a bulletproof landmark of free jazz and more to the point -- a masterpiece of artistic innovation.
The “Shape of Beats to Come” design is a call to action and inspiration piece for producers, DJ’s and artists to channel their inner Ornette and create the next shape in beats to come.*Includes a special download card redeemable for 1 download of our choice from our DJ Mix Series.