A project 3 years in the making, Simple As They Come is a blend of funky breakbeat, boom bap, trap and acid jazz infused bass music. Great as a listening album, yet with enough kick and punch to rock a dancefloor. This is truly a unique release, out on Cyborg Recordings, the up and coming underground electronic label based out of Santa Cruz.
Astro Raph used a mix of sample based grooves, atmospheric pads, boom bap and trap beats (both synthesized and sampled), piano freestyles, finger drumming, synthesized bass sounds, sampled strings and other sampled instruments.
Astro used Ableton as his DAW and some of the plugins used include: 808 studio, Massive, Serum, Ableton plugins, Izotope Ozone 8 and Waves API 2500.
A funky blend of sounds and a range of energy levels are featured throughout the album.
After an almost two year hiatus from releases Astro Raph drops his latest single, Let Ya Fall, an energy infused, dark, throwback, electronica, indie dance, pop crossover, bass track.
The song is about living Contra Mundum says Astro, and the “genre-fucking” going on within the track itself is a testament to that. He began writing the song at the same time that he was also signing a record deal with Cyborg Recordings in 2016. Astro’s EP “Mathematical Universe” shortly followed. This song remained unfinished until recently when “I decided to release it myself, just a side single” says Astro. It’s available on Spotify and Itunes.
“do blast this at a drive thru or where-ever you go” – astro
Astro Raph goes completely mad-berzerk.
Astro Raph drops “Summer”, part of an epic poem, inspired by Vivaldi’s “Four Season’s” in 4 DJ mixes.
BACK in October 31st, 2016, Astro dropped the first of the mixtape series titled “Autumn”.
Welcome to SUMMER.
The Heat is ON!
“THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated”