Rusty Redenbacher named amongst ‘Top Hoosier Musicians’ by The Indianapolis Star.
We woke up today to some more great press and appreciation where we live. Rusty Redenbacher settles in at #21 amongst the ‘Top Hoosier Musicians’. Click the pic to read the story…
Thanks so much for the support and recognition….and we’re not done. We tryna get some more names in the Top 50 and bump Rusty up the list…
‘LOWER’ is coming sooner than you think, 2012 ends on the bottom.
Stay tuned. We keep adding on…
#LOWER - Tracklist and links to the stuff you can mess with now…
Let’s get to it…
Rusty Redenbacher (#ATFU) - ‘LOWER’
1. Test Marketing/Celebrity Endorsement/The Solution (intro)
3. Roundabouthere (Rightaboutnow)
4. My Game, My Time
6. Warm Thoughts
7. Good To See You Again
8. Double Dutch
11. Me And Jimi In The Hovercraft
12. Boogie With Slim
18. Hot For You
…and there it is. Now here’s where you can really get into it early.
Yeah, this joint gonna rock your face. I look forward to getting the complete work to you.
Peace, Respect, and Grace, y’all. Get LOWER.
Rusty Redenbacher, ‘The Thin Beige Duke’, Naptown Slim, has posted the tracklist to his next album ‘LOWER’, #aswell as links to a lotta the tracks already available to check for online.
Yeah, we are getting after it.
#ATFU stays hustlin. Tell your people.
#LOWER Preview. #ListenHere #ATFU
Five songs from ‘LOWER’, three of which haven’t been streamed or released yet.
Feel free to leave feedback and share these with your people. That’s how the word gets to the right ones. I believe I gotta winner of an album over here.
I’m streaming these tracks because I’m geeked up. Y’all have been great to me during the whole process of creating these records…for years. I’m excited and pleased to share.
Believe me, #ATFU has a lotta great music coming to y’all, one way or the other. You hear about a show, a release, a video…be sure to check for that. I’m working with six of the illest cats I have had the pleasure to listen to and work with…the future is bright cuz we want it to be and we work for it.
Be great, y’all. Hope you dig what you hear. You face shalt be rocked.
So sayeth Naptown Slim…
I am The Thin Beige Duke.
Peace, Respect, and Grace,
#FreeDownload; ‘Slim Get Fonkay (Slim Gon Tell It)’ from #LOWER. #ATFU
Brand-new for you and hot off the mastering whatchamacallit, I want you to hear the voice of the magnanimous Naptown Slim.
I produced the bulk of the track about three weeks ago, wrote some #BARS yesterday afternoon, recorded em, mixed it down, ran it over to @Defame1982 for the BANGS…and here you have it. I give it to you.
I have it placed in the sequence of ‘LOWER’. I knew as soon as I finished it where it needed to go. I really hope y’all enjoy ‘LOWER’ as a full album. It’s truly a double album, man. I’m happy with what I’ve chosen to make the cut and I think it flows really well. I think it’s gonna rock your face.
I just wanted to lay some bang on y’all, man. Enjoy. Lemme know what you think. I’ve made it simple to get to…here’s the links.
holla at the ‘Kid…
Brand new from Russ’ next joint, ‘LOWER’.
Download it. Bang it in the whip.
#ATFU, we workin, man.
#NaptownSlim got #ThePackage - The Man, The Myth, The T-Shirt…and more.
Had to give y’all the inside scoop on how my people at PRN GRAPHICS got down for me. Man, they rocked this out. I posted the first ‘Naptown Slim’ image and people told me…
“THAT is a T-SHIRT….and I WILL BUY IT.”
So, I ran the design over to my good friends at PRN Graphics. They made sure I got what I wanted, offered advice as to what would be best, and made sure that I was all the way in the loop, even during production…and turned that order around QUICK, babay.
Fun buncha kids over there, man. Great working with them. I’ll be doing it a lot more, I hope…
Check PRNGRAPHICS out, man. They do great work…and they do all kindsa printing. Holler at em. They’re at 54th Street, off the Monon Trail in Indianapolis, right behind VIBES MUSIC, man!
Order some shirts and come over to VIBES and get some tunes.
…then go across the street and buy some fresh produce from Locally Grown Gardens.
Tellin ya, man.
Naptown Slim got ‘The Package’…and I have a limited number of these joints. They’re all hand-packaged and numbered by me, each one with a personal message from your buddy, Russ. They’re all different, folks. I didn’t sit there and write the same thing on each one. I had to have some fun with it and make it worth your bread, man…and I did.
I got ‘The Package’…and I’mma tell you how to get it soon.
Oh… #SUPPORTLOCALBUSINESS…wherever you live.
Watch for an announcement to be made on how to order ‘The Package’ online.
#ATFU, we got somethin for ya.
#ATFU and #MAB TOO. #BehindTheScenes #InTheStudio
Had a great session today with another one of Naptown’s shining lights, The Max Allen Band.
Max and I have been trying to connect for a while now. We’re both hustling hard for what we do. Max has been recognized as a coooold-blooded guitarist since he was about 13-14 years old. The Max Allen band was actually voted as ‘Indy’s Best Rock Band’ in 2011’s Nuvo Readers’ Poll and their live shows are incendiary. Truly gifted and grooving like a big dawg, the crew asked me to be on a track called ‘You’re Gone’. I was glad to finally be able to get this one done. I think y’all gonna jump to this one.
Here’s a look at the recording session for this long overdue collaboration.
Check out The Max Allen Band at maxallenmusic.com and get ready for this one, yo.
#ATFU & MAB TOO. #NAPTOWN MUSIC IS ALIVE.
#ATFU, make moves.
Apollo 12 was the sixth manned flight in the American Apollo program and the second to land on the Moon (an H type mission). It was launched on November 14, 1969 from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, four months after Apollo 11. Mission commander Charles “Pete” Conrad and Lunar Module Pilot Alan L. Bean performed just over one day and seven hours of lunar surface activity while Command Module Pilot Richard F. Gordon remained in lunar orbit. The landing site for the mission was located in the southeastern portion of the Ocean of Storms. Key objectives were achievement of a more precise landing (which had not been achieved by Apollo 11), and to visit the Surveyor 3 probe to remove parts for analysis. The mission ended on November 24 with a successful splashdown, having completed the main mission parameters successfully.
We will be having a good ol’ time at Locals Only that evening starting at 10pm. Join us for $7 and $5 if you bring an old phone book (we are recycling phone books, we keep it green out here).
RARE performances will be happening. Make sure you’re in attendance.
11/19 - #LOAMP. BE THERE.
#RARE APPEARANCES. #RARE SHOW.
11/19 at LOAMP.
The moon is ours.
#ATFU #TheTinkerer #ListenHere
Hey guys. It’s still #MusicMonday, so I wanted to give you a preview of this album I’ve been talking about so much. I’m gonna break em down for ya a little bit too.
1) ‘The Tinkerer’
The second track I made when I started what ended up being an album called ‘The Tinkerer’. I’d had those drums laying around for a minute and had been dying to rap on them. I made the drum break to mix behind other records when I spin, but I knew it was too good to keep letting everyone else have all the fun with it. The title and concept just kinda came to me. I thought it would be cool to give it a science-fiction feel to match the vibe I was getting at home.
“I can’t believe I’m actually playing these keyboards #nshit on this damn laptop! Why didn’t I try this before? I got breaks ERRYWHURR…I think I’m gonna make an album here, man. Right here in the crib…just knock this stuff out. I BEEN wanting to make tracks and God bless Steve Jobs, cuz now I can.”
I knew I was gonna dedicate this album to my Mama (God rest her soul, keep watching me, Mama. I’m doing it), Muhbabay (She gave me the space to create this thing, never complaining once about all the noise I was making and my being stuck in the ‘Iron Man Monster Factory’ all day and night.) and Steve Jobs (cuz without this technology he gave me, I wasn’t gonna be able to do this AT ALL. The whole album is produced, recorded and mixed in Garageband.)
Total budget to record this album…$29.98, for a spindle of CD’s to burn the rhythm beds for transferring into the computer. I hadn’t taught myself to sample in Garageband yet, so I mixed all the beds live as ‘blends’. All the samples and drums you hear on every track except for ‘Dunwiddit’ and ‘Shake’ were laid live from the wheels of steel to the burner, then the baselines, keys, and ‘sprinkles’ (as Tyler would say) were added via Garageband.
#Also, I didn’t have a keyboard yet, so I played all the parts on the keyboard I am typing this blog on right now. I just think that’s cool as shit. #PUNKROCKTHISSHIT. It’s about how you use what you got, getting it done, and getting it to the world like “Yeah…YEAH…YEAH!“…
That’s kinda what this song is about #aswell. I’m playing a scientist, attempting to create something outta what is laying about. I look at these records and hear music and most of the time I think…
“What could I do with that…? How could I make that, if not better, at the very least, mine, and offer it to the world? How can I take this record and these thoughts and reshape them into an entirely new beast? I’m gonna FREAK that shit right THERE.”
“I think I’m Nikolai Tesla, yo…”
#maby Dr. Frankenstein, too…
and Rick Rubin mixed with Steve Albini, but with more #swag…
2) ‘The Funk’
The track originally was gonna be real simple. I was wanting to do something that was just reeeeeal simple and fonkay; the example that was in my head was EPMD’s ‘You’re A Customer’; just a two note baseline, some sick drums, and some vocal samples/scratches. The first version was exactly that…but I didn’t have the vocal samples. Just some fonk…
The rhyme is all about the soul artists that I LOVE. The artists referenced in this song are the foundation of soul music, and thus, the foundation of hip-hop. A brutha just had to pay homage to the elders early in the process to make sure the whole thang was blessed. Word.
3) ‘My Migraine’
This is one of my favorite tracks on the album, man. Another one of my ‘blend-beds’ that really didn’t need a lot. I had this one on deck for about two years. I added the organ, the bassline, and the little bells, then wrote a tune around it.
You ever been all about something…with everything you got…and start to wonder why you even bother? I mean, like anything. You give and give to it and realize it’s nothing but a headache and a drag and you’re not getting back what you put in, but you love it. So what do you do…?
You can’t cut your head off, so you lay down or you take a pill and try to concentrate on feeling good somehow. That’s what that is there, man. Everybody has felt like that about something. I have felt like that about a lotta things, sometimes I feel like that when I am writing and recording song at 1:30 in the morning immediately after a night of DJing…
…but I ain’t about to cut my head off.
“Another pill glues me shut where my head was split.”
4) ‘Add On’
There’s a couple of short pieces that keep the narrative of the album flowing. When you hear the full album, you’ll be able to hear something of a storyline. I always think of the projects as complete pieces, even when I’m using spare parts.
Before producing the music for this album, I always felt one of my strengths was in arranging vocals. I’ve been recording my own vocals for the longest, so I’ve got a process and have developed a sound with it. I #ALSO appreciate being able to do that myself at the crib now too…I wanna try things once I get the lead done and while I ain’t Lutha or Marvin or nothin, I can get my harmony on here and there.
In this case, I was kinda playing around, learning some new effects that I hadn’t used. It’s also at a point in the album where the ‘monster’ needed to get his thang off a bit. The ‘monster’ had to show that he’s down with the program and nothing to be scared of.
(In fact, The Tinkerer doesn’t see a ‘monster’, he sees a ‘man’. Why, if more people could see what is going on at the ‘Iron Man Monster Factory’, I bet they’d be amazed and astounded.
…they can’t see me though…yet.)
I continue my work…
5) ‘The Nocturnal Stomp’
Continuing the ‘WATFU’ theme from ‘Cashin In’, this is a jam produced and written towards the end of the process. ‘WATFU’ is OUR radio station, man. The internet and social-media are basically a radio station for your personality. That’s why you see and hear me on here so much, baby. Radio don’t stop.
Radio is there when you wake up and will be there when you fall asleep. ‘WATFU’ is ALWAYS on the air. We are ALWAYS in communication with our people and we are always tryna give them something new for their personal radio stations, which in most cases are called ‘iPods’ or ‘Smartphones’
I grew up on the radio, man. The radio was about the people and the personalities presenting the music. The voices carried the personalities of real people, not robots. I love that. I used to make tapes as a kid where I would record myself introducing the songs, like a radio show.
One of the biggest influences on ‘The Tinkerer’ is my beloved Mama and a note she gave me outta the blue one day. I hadn’t seen it in years and it was returned to me this year…on Father’s Day.
Amazing, just amazing.
She was telling me to never give up on myself…and how proud she was of me. I was really in the dumps that day, y’all. As a ‘new orphan’, those holidays and birthdays just ain’t the same to me. I go through some real blues on those days cuz they ain’t here. It will NEVER be the same. No matter how old I get, no matter what is going on in my life, those days will always bring about some blues. *shrugs* They just do…
Getting this note was really like a message from Heaven. I honestly believe that. I honestly believe there was divine intervention that went on that day. I won’t ever forget it…and this note will never leave my side again. Ever. Ever. EVER. And it shouldn’t have in the first place, but when you hafta move fast, some things get left behind.
“Mama said never quit, so I never quit/Mess around on the keys for a little bit./Space Funk, when I tinker/Deep thinker/You WILL respect it/Accept it/I get no sleep, in the deep hours of the night/Paranoid, tawgmbout…”Is my thyroid alright?”…”
You think of some wild stuff in the darkest hours, especially when you feel like you can’t sleep. You worry, you trip. Your mind never stops.
I just happen to make it rhyme and Mama said ‘GO!’, so I ‘GO!’.
Radio don’t stop. Mama said never stop. Perfect. #Science. #Faith.
That’s about it, y’all. I’ll be announcing a release date and some video promos soon, so just stay tuned cuz ‘The Tinkerer’ is coming and it’s an ALBUM, baby. I really hope y’all enjoy this sneak-peek and I leave you with this.
#ATFU #TheTinkerer #SneakPreview
POW. Five tracks from Rusty Redenbacher’s ‘The Tinkerer’.
We’ll bounce the release date through here very soon, but there’s a few more things to get together.
#ALSO, if you haven’t downloaded Mr. Kinetik’s ‘Clockwork’, please check it out at the link provided below…
and get up on E Dot Spencer’s ‘Born To Fly’. Dotta dropped a hot one and you can name your price.
Peace to all the brothers in the unit as we continue moving forward towards something greater. Peace to all of you and as always, thanks for all the support. We’re not stopping. We have plans. We make moves.
All Together For Us…and they’ll find US, all the fuckin underdogs; a total family unit.
YES! We’ve been waiting for this album for a long time and we are beyond pleased to help our brother alpha.live get the DYNAMIC #SoulCinema to you!
Produced entirely by Soul CineMatik, this album is sure to open some eyes, ears, and minds. We on the inside know how much thought, time, and love these brothers put into this album. You will hear that as soon as you get download.
Click the pic or hit the link below to go to DJ BOOTH.net’s page for #SoulCinema, another great free album from your boys in Indiana. alpha.live knocked it out the park. Salute Nightsons and all the fam for a job well done.
#ATFU! alpha teaching, folks understanding…