DNA…

I’ve been inspired by working with the new DNA synth engine in Teenage Engineering’s latest OP-1 OS update.  I’m lucky to be one of the beta testers for the OP-1 and during testing I came up with the “DNADOZEN”.  These are 12 presets for DNA that show off what it can do.  Some of the presets use the new CWO effect as well.  CWO is crazy good.  Both new additions really do a great job of expanding the sonic palette of the OP-1 even further.  Download the presets: DNADOZEN  Also, for some info on each preset download this text file.  Enjoy!

 

RWB2

5StarNomad has a track on the forthcoming RWB2 (Rumble When Bumble 2) album.  As those who know me know, I’m a huge fan of Teenage Engineering’s wonderful OP-1 Synthesizer.  In fact, to call it a “synthesizer” is really missing the point as it’s so much more.  Anyways, there’s a new 5StarNomad track on this forthcoming compilation.  RWB2 is on the Noorden record label and features tracks made using the OP-1 or Elektron gear.  The OP-1 is great for making whole tracks when the mood takes you.  And the mood took me. More to follow when RWB2 is released.

Been a while…

I can’t believe it sometimes how time passes…and then suddenly there I am and I’m asking myself “where did all the time go”?  Things have been very busy working with some great musicians – writing, recording and producing.  The fruits of all those will see the light of day though not under the 5StarNomad moniker.  However, there are a few musical delights on the horizon that will bear the 5StarNomad stamp.  Love and peace to you all.

 

Happy new year and 5StarNomad OP-1 drumkits

Wishing everyone a very happy and musical 2012! This year will mark the release of the first 5StarNomad EP “Eyes For Other Countries” – updates to follow.  Meanwhile, check out the new 5StarNomad drumkits for Teenage Engineering’s OP-1.  5StarNomad OP-1 drumkits can be found here and also here 

 

Musical creativity as the highest goal

We are busy writing and recording for an EP release. 5SN’s philosophy is that creativity is always the highest goal and we derive inspiration from many sources. Being an electronic music act, 5SN are always inspired by creative instruments and none more so at the moment than Teenage Engineering’s OP-1. The company are based in Sweden and have produced an amazing piece of gear. 5StarNomad give it ten out of ten for creative power. Check it out here.

5*N Future Retro Electro Mix…

 

Welcome to the 5*N Future Retro Electro Mix! A real classy mix of some bang up to date tunes that sound absolutely timeless. Taking in a mix of moods and genres (House, Electro, Electro House, DnB, Techno) including a track from the new EP by Beth Ditto (with wonderful work by Simian Mobile Disco). Other highlights include “Me And You” by Nero which is fantastic – it’ll stick in your head and move your feet. Among other gems is a John B classic. From the heart of 5*N straight to your ears…play, enjoy, play, enjoy (repeat….)

And on…

Thanks to all of you who have visited 5StarNomad.com. Apologies for the lack of regular updates…there are a number of reasons – rest assured they are all good ones! 5StarNomad.com is very much a work in progress so the rough edges will be gradually smoothed out…

5 Star Nomad

5STARNOMAD is a UK electronic music project. 5SN believes in the power of electronic music as an emotional force. The machine has a heartbeat. It lives. 5SN has worked with British electronic band KISS THE BEAUTY, well known for their remixes for the fantastic Norman Bedard (formerly known as 80’s icon Norman Iceberg).Future plans include more work with KTB and a 5SN EP.