Music Design: Mere Exposure

I’ve read a lot lately about the “mere exposure effect.” This is the psychological premise that we are more likely to feel an affinity for something that we have been exposed to multiple times. According to an NPR story¬† I heard, that’s the...

Artist Spotlight: Aloe Blacc

Hot off the press, Aloe Blacc has unleashed his third solo album of R&B delight via Interscope Records. Aloe is a rapper turned singer/songwriter who has tapped the likes of Pharrell Williams and DJ Khalil to produce a mix of soul, folk, and cross-over pop...

Music Design: Discovering New Music

As a Music Designer, I have the amazing benefit of being able to discover new artists and music way before the average consumer. One of the reasons being, that, as a professional, I always have my ears on. Much like an auto designer gawking at sleek sports cars or an...

Now Playing: Essential House Music

With all the hype surrounding the EDM (Electronic Dance Music) movement today, it is encouraging to know there is an alternative to the overwhelming heavy electro and techno productions prevalent in so much of the dance music. There’s a deeper, more satisfying...