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Category Archives: Obsessive Music

This is What it Means (part 1)

by Kim Lajoie on January 9, 2014

So, I made this: This is what it means. This is the raw and honest peek behind the curtain. Eight Obsessive Music artists talk about life, music, hopes and fears. I made this video to remind myself of how it feels to be an original artist. As a Melbourne-based producer and promoter I work with […]

Well, that was a pretty big year (musically and personally)

by Kim Lajoie on January 1, 2014

How have you been doing over the last twelve months? Busy? Making music? I hope so. 2013 has been a huge year for me. Probably the biggest. Progress has (mostly) been pretty steady, so it’s easy to lose sight of how far I’ve come. But then I look back and realise that while I’m focussed […]

Community Kitchen Vol 2

by Kim Lajoie on September 10, 2013

Ok, it’s here. Yes, it’s late. Yes, I’ve been busy. But here it is: How it’s similar to Vol 1 Again, it’s a mix of acoustic and electronic music. There are more electronic tracks than acoustic tracks, but again, it’s because of the quantity of submissions, not the quality. Again, it was really difficult to […]

Update on the compilation

by Kim Lajoie on August 14, 2013

So, submissions have closed. And I’m listening to them now – there’s some really interesting music! Again, a great mix of sounds and styles. I’ve been listening to the tracks for the last few days and I still haven’t chosen a shortlist. At stage it’s looking like I’ll spend the rest of the week listening, […]

Submissions close at the end of this week!

by Kim Lajoie on August 6, 2013

Just a quick note – submissions for the next compilation will close at the end of this week. Don’t leave it to the last minute! Unless you like to live dangerously. To reiterate, I’m not looking for any style or sound in particular. If you listen to the previous compilation, you’ll notice there’s a bias […]

Submissions for the next compilation

by Kim Lajoie on July 26, 2013

Ok, let’s do this. Like last time this is fairly low-key. It’s to showcase some of the great music that you all are working on. The end result will be an album that’s released for free download and publicised here and a few other places around, including in association with Obsessive Music. See the previous compilation […]

Josh Freund – Clutching At Fading Memories

by Kim Lajoie on March 31, 2013

(If you can’t see the player above, click here to listen to the track) Produced by Josh Freund https://soundcloud.com/drakken What I love: This a really lovely reflective piece. It moves well, it says everything it needs to say, and it’s sweet to top it off. Maybe it’s a bit cliché to end an album with […]

Adam Brock – Poplar Trees

by Kim Lajoie on March 30, 2013

(if you can’t see the player above, click here to listen to the track) Composed and performed by Adam Brock Engineered by Justin Freund What I love: What can I say? Big vocal stacks, dusty old keyboards, overdriven guitars. The lighter upbeat sections contrast well with the heavier slower sections. When I first heard it, […]

Mr. Kwazi – Deluge

by Kim Lajoie on March 29, 2013

(If you can’t see the player above, click here to listen to the track) Produced by Uko Abara What I love: This takes me back to 90s trip hop, but with a modern edge. The chopped up jazz sample and the dusty breakbeats go perfectly together in this track. It simply feels great. What could […]