Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Quartz Lock Records and Upcoming Events


Hello everyone!!...its been about a month since our last update...and all for good reasons!. We are very happy to announce the launch of Quartz Lock Records. Yes the long awaited out let of fresh new electronic music is now up and running!!..new site will be up and running in the new year!...we promise ;)
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported us till now without whom non of this would be possible!

First releases are by yours truly Quartzpeople. Ying- Yang Perc. Mix and Low Rider Original Mix.

These tracks are driven by a powerful bass line and hypnotizing hooks :)
Both releases are now available at your favorite download sites ITunes, Beatport, Amazon, djtunes, Dancetracksdigital .... to mention a few. Please feel free to support the Artist by clicking on the store names and they will link you to a page where you can download the tracks.
Also in the works for the new year we will be releasing some dance floor smashing remixes!!!!...more info on that in the next update.

Moving on to some live action! If you are in Amsterdam on December 17th....then we got a treat for you. Amsterdam's Twstd is hosting the first Quartz Lock Records release party featuring Quartzpeople's up coming releases Go Green and End of the Year.
Dj sets will be brought to you by Alex K & Quartzpeople. The party starts early ...This is a free event...

On December 21st we will be on air once again on byte.fm @ midnight GMT + 1 time...make sure to tune in and let us set the tempo for your holiday season!

Again we thank you for all of your support and we look forward to seeing you at our up coming shows.

Till then
Quartzpeople

...stay in sync

Monday, November 16, 2009

Check out our latest release at iTunes!!

You guys can check our music at iTunes store for 1.98€ you get the latest album

PRESS HERE

Quartz Lock Records

We keep our music in Sync!

:)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Lock Stock and Ready to Rock

Hello everyone.....it has been a bit since our last update, but we are glad to announce that we are back and we are ready to make some noise.

Ladies and gentlemen the official launch date for

Quart Lock Records is November 16....the long awaited day is now in sights.

Tomorrow Friday october 16. on www.soundclound.com/Quartzpeople, you will also be able to take a sneak peak of our latest mix which will also be available for downloading!!!...load it on your ipod and let the music do the rest.

GO GREEN-- is a new eco friendly track with all the right elements which will be also uploaded for you listening pleasure in the next few days, meanwhile check out our
latest tunes on the following links and thank you all for your support and patients!

http://www.reverbnation.com/quartzpeople
http://www.quartzpeople.blogspot.com
http://www.myspace.com/quartzpeople
http://www.quartzpeople.hyves.nl
http://www.last.fm/music/quartzpeople
http://www.soundcloud.com/quartzpeople

Quartzpeople

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Amsterdam Event guide

Quartzpeople featured on Amsterdam Event guide!!


http://amsterdameventguide.com/2009/09/15/umbrella-6-winston-kingdom/

Quartzpeople featured at System Culture Reverbnation Reviewers

http://www.systemculture.org/2009/08/quartzpeople.html


Nice huh? :)



QUARTZPEOPLE is New Electronic Music, Artist/Event management and networking: WINSTON KINGDOM, ONLY 4€ ???

QUARTZPEOPLE is New Electronic Music, Artist/Event management and networking: WINSTON KINGDOM, ONLY 4€ ???

WINSTON KINGDOM, ONLY 4€ ???

LAST MINUTE INFO!!


Quartzpeople here! We are having our 6th party at the Famous Winston Club at Amsterdam. Some of the best Progressive Electro House tracks are to be played there. See you all in the dance floor. come on only 4 € ?

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STAY IN SYNC...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

UMBRELLA 5

Here we go again!!!!....here is what we got for you this time...

CHRIS LITTLEWOOD

Chris got his decks around ’98, playing a mix of hip hop, electro and breaks before settling down with a love for techno a year or so later. After spending the next few years cutting his teeth at parties in Newcastle and beyond, Chris has now spun records and played live sets alongside many of the industry’s most renowned artists, including Jeff Mills, Ben Sims, Surgeon, Cari Lekebusch, Dave Angel, Trevor Rockcliffe, Billy Nasty, Phil Kieron, Oliver Ho, Joris Voorn, Vince Watson, British Murder Boys and Christian Smith, and even hip hop legend Mixmaster Mike!

http://www.myspace.com/chrislittlewood


MATT TAKO

For those of you who have not yet had the chance to see Matt in action, now is the time to do so. His sets take you across the time tables of electronic music where surprises are stored around every corner....NOT TO BE MISSED!!!!!

http://www.matttako.co.uk
http://www.myspace.com/matttako




QUARTZPEOPLE

You grateful hosts are back again with another fierce set full of moving bass lines and hypnotizing melodies. THis time...yet again Quartzpeople will be releasing yet another track guaranteed not to disappoint....see you on the dance floor!!

http://www.reverbnation.com/quartzpeople
http://www.myspace.com/quartzpeople

GOTO 10

BACK AGAIN!!!!!...thats right...after a few month of traveling and blessing others with his visuals....goto 10 is back again with UMBRELLA. Can't wait to see what he has in-stored for us this time.

..stay in sync!!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

BYTE.FM

Yes tonight.....at midnight Hamburg GMT+1 time.....tune in and crank it up ....

http://byte.fm/index.php?cont=home

also don't forget to check us out at all your favorite communities..!!!

http://www.reverbnation.com/quartzpeople
http://www.quartzpeople.blogspot.com
http://www.myspace.com/quartzpeople
http://www.quartzpeople.hyves.nl
http://www.last.fm/music/quartzpeople
http://www.soundcloud.com/quartzpeople
http://www.stereofame.com/quartzpeople

..stay in sync

BYTE.FM + STEREOFAME

Yes tonight is the night.....midnight GMT+1 Hamburg time.....here is the link to the show....thanks for the support.
- Q

http://byte.fm/index.php?cont=home

also come and check us out here:

http://www.reverbnation.com/quartzpeople
http://www.quartzpeople.blogspot.com
http://www.myspace.com/quartzpeople
http://www.quartzpeople.hyves.nl
http://www.last.fm/music/quartzpeople
http://www.soundcloud.com/quartzpeople
http://www.stereofame.com/quartzpeople

...stay in sync


Monday, July 13, 2009

QUARTZPEOPLE TRACKS AND DJ SET


Quartzpeople

For those of you who have not had a chance to come check out our events yet..here is a bit of a preview to what kind of moods can be expected form one of our events...so be sure to tune in...download the set and put it on you iPod and synchronize yourself with the deep bass lines...;)

http://www.sendspace.com/file/ddeez7

QUARTZPEOPLE MIX SET--TRACK LISTING

1. Ying-Yang - Quartzpeople ( Original Mix )
2. Evil Passion - Egor Boss ( Electrixx Mix)
3. Shoes - Tiga ( Noob Remix)
4. Lets Take Drugs - George Morel & SPJ ( Cedric Gervais Mix )
5. If You Kew - Chris Lake Ft. Nastalia ( FeedMe MIx )
6. Nova - Kama & Mac Gregor ( Original Mix )
7. The People - Sebastien Leger ( Original Mix )
8. Choplifted - BSOD ( Original Mix)
9. Masquerade - Ashley Wallbridge ( Original Mix )
10. Equivocal - Uppermost ( Original )
11. Sensation Seekers - Mind X ( Martin Roth Nustyle Mix)

...dont forget to check our tunes in the widget...let us know what you like and what you dont like..stay in sync!!!
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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

UMBRELLA 4

After last months successful party we are back for much much more...be sure not to miss this one!!!!!!

A very special edition of Umbrella. For your listening pleasure ALL DJ'S ALL NIGHT!!!!! BRING THE REIGN

KREED

Kreed has been playing in The Netherlands since the late 90's. Has appeared at many of the leading club's and venues in and around Amsterdam and is currently working on productions together with dj Diablo. International bookings include Croatia,Austria,New York,Slovenija and England. Deep Tech House is his flavour. For more info check

http://www.myspace.com/kreedism
http://www.soundcloud.com/kreed

F&F BIO:

F&F are Dusan Potrc and Sami Forzinetti who met early this year while pursuing their studies in Audio Engineering and both discovered that they had a mutual love for groovy, sexy minimal techno sounds. Dusan, already having played in numerous locations throughout Europe, and Sami, raised in Bali, Indonesia, and having played at large locations through out Asia, bring a dynamic, fresh new look on minimal as we know it, playing more underground sounds, with a bit of a progressive twist to them. There is no way to stay off your feet when their sound starts coming through the system


MATT TAKO

The British heavy hitter is back for another round!..His sets always take you through a magical journey of techno history and future...something that is almost impossible to described and can only be witnessed. Be there as Matt will deliver another massive set and test your dance-floor endurance!

http://www.matttako.co.uk
http://www.myspace.com/matttako

QUARTZPEOPLE

Back for more.....for your listening pleasure Quartzpeople will have a very special 2 hour summer special set!...lots of original bass lines....twisted leads...and groovy percussion...all the right elements for making you shake your money maker!!!...A set not to be missed!!

http://www.reverbnation.com/quartzpeople
http://www.myspace.com/quartzpeople

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

UMBRELLA

Here it is...our 3rd gathering at the infamous Winston Kingdom in Amsterdam. We are very happy to announce the return of Unwanted by Neighbours for the second time around. After their success at the last even it was clear that these guys will make a lot of noise in the future...an so it goes. On june 30th UBN will be happy to announce the release of their first album...as we get closer to the event..we will be revealing more info on this up and coming album. Meanwhile mark the calendars, arrange babysitters and make all necessary arranments for you to be there.
Also for your listening pleasure a young band out of Den Haag, Swimming Fishes...http://www.myspace.com/supportthefishes
So that takes care of the first part of the evening....we will continue with a list of your favorites. Matt Tako...once again back for more....this time Matt will grace us with 2 hour special DJ set. We also welcome a newcomer to the Umbrella Family...Alex Kanakis and of course yours truly..Quartzpeople.
More details coming soon....stay in sync!


Friday, May 29, 2009

SYNCHRONIZED

One more night @ the Jetlounge. Tomorrow we will be playing without any other guest ...so you can say an exclusive Quartzpeople evening. So tomorrow we will take you through a musical journey that is filled with funky basses and hypnotizing melodies. See you on the playground....

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Miami WMC

WOW.....what can i say. Music conference was absolutely insane!!...just the amount of talent that was gathered to one little island far far away...pretty siick! so lets see.....this time i had a chance to attend a lot of poolside parties....I had a chance to check out Pacha, Shore Club parties , Beatport and remix Hotel....
I have to say that the Beatport pool parties were most memorable for me.....they always had a sick line up and lots of smiling faces!!...i will be posting pics soon...too many to go through right now....one thing at the time..
nex up was the shore club events.....really nice setting around a pool and some of the best in the music industry graced the decks. ...this was a fun place for us.....lots of pictures to come as well!!!

Then came friday night and it was our turn to make some noise.....so the venue was Dr. Feelgoods aka BLUE. really nice and cozy....the only thing for me was that the dj booth on the second floor and seemed so far from the dancing crowd, but i think that did not matter that night....the energy that night was almost undiscribable.....all the dj that night brought their absoulute best.....it was one for the books for sure....so many pictures to come for this one...so stay tuned...

Saturday we had the plesure of playing the Sullivan Room party, that has easily become one of the best events during the WMC. ..once again Scumfrog as well as Difuse, Hector Romero and the 2Damn Cheaky boys....
there was a lot talent there that night so the Dj times were like 30-40 min...but still....siiiick
people loved it...

both nights i had a chance to let loose the Purple Unicorn....and it was GOOD!!!
...by the way Purple Unicorn will be uploaded for your listening pleasure shortly....and yes it will also be available for downloading.

...so stay tuned for pics and more updates....also for our next UMBRELLA event...wooot woot

cheerios

Saturday, April 4, 2009

UMBRELLA 6th BANNER

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Winter Music Conference

Ok boys and girls....the time is just about here.....Miami Winter Music Conference!!
...not much needs to be said about the conference....it turns boys into men and non believers into believers!!!....
This year we are very happy to participate in a one of a kind party with some really exceptional talent.!!
...so if you are in Miami ...pop in, say hi, order a drink and get on a dance floor!!!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

UMBRELLA PARTY!!



Hello there Quartzpeople!

We are proud to announce our latest party at The Winston Club - Amsterdam


UMBRELLA----Bring the Reign

March 10th

22:00-03:00

3 Euro
UMBRELLA- a new monthly at the infamous Winston Kingdom. Second tuesday every month....some of the freshest and funkiest music we can muster up, featuring new bands, DJ's and the best visuals to hit the scene since Pink Floyd introduced The Wall.
BRING THE REIGN....and your dancing shoes!

Live:
YAKUZA SMILE
locked, cocked and ready to rock!
http://www.yakuza-smile.com

DJ's:
[ R ] -- Live set
This is an act not to be missed. If you love moving bass lines and sick electro leads...this is what you want. His ability to capture an audience and take them on a journey of musical range that is .
http://www.maspaventi.com

MATT TAKO (Off Key/ phase 2)--Live set
A regular DJ on the underground party scene for a long while now, along with his regular club slots, he has a tendency to play harder, faster, and longer, than the rest. Always the last one to leave a party, slamming funky bass lines, into dark beats, to create the "Evil Circus" sound he is known for.
http://www.matttako.co.uk
http://www.myspace.com/matttako
http://www.thenightguide.nl
http://www.offkeymp3.com
http://www.position-chrome.net

QUARTZPEOPLE
Rafi Levin and Vitor Fernandes are Quartzpeople, as precise as the Swiss clock movement... Quartpeople synchronize with you in matter of seconds and elevate your hidden sensations.




Friday, February 27, 2009

Some candies if you know what I am saying..

Some of the links for free Audio goodies that I found recently:

http://blog.burstlabs.com/2007/free-audio-unit-plug-ins-our-favorite-things/
http://destroyfx.smartelectronix.com/audiounits.html
http://developer.apple.com/audio/audiocommunity.html
http://www.rogueamoeba.com/utm/posts/Article/autiger-2005-05-19-21-00
http://www.kvraudio.com/
http://www.freeaudioplugins.com/
http://airy.andre.online.fr/AU/index.html
http://freemusicsoftware.org/
http://www.audiomastermind.com/browse-free_vst_plugins-5886988-1.html
http://www.vstplanet.com/
http://www.dontcrack.com/freeware/software.php/id/7037/audio/Plug-ins/plugins/VST/

if someone has more please help me improve the list! also you can now sync with our blog through RSS feed


keep in Sync

iphone stuff

If you have an iphone you will enjoy this.... for sure


http://www.quickpwn.com/

Thursday, February 26, 2009

TIPS AND TRICKS for Home RECORDING

page with some really nice plug-ins

and some Home Recording tips from a friend of mine: Airway X (checkout is remix of our track Berlin)

Tip 0: Get an SM57! They're not that expensive and very versatile.
Tip 1: Get another SM57! A condenser will easily pick up your room's direct reflections. Bonus: no phantom power required, so you can use any preamp available. Even an old tape deck will do.
Tip 2: Get old matrasses (not the dirty ones) as anti-flutter echo devices.
Tip 3: Get 2 mic stands, a big one and a small one, so you can mic virtually anything.
Tip 4: If you own a laptop, record on that, so you can freely move through the building.
Tip 5: When recording an instrument, spend more time in (fine)tuning it than in micing it.
Tip 6: Build or get a pop screen.
Tip 7: Free plugins
Tip 8: Re-amp your drum recordings in a room and compress it. Mix it back in with the original drum recording.
Tip 9: Start your drum recordings with 2 or 3 mics: kick, overhead and maybe snare. Beef it up with some plate reverb and compress it!



stay in sync

The show must go on...


Hi Quartzpeople, below you will find some cool videos of what has been going on in Music Industry, now a days.

Be prepared for the party Umbrella- bring the Reign - 10th of March - @ The Winston - Amsterdam. We have a very international line up, featuring a band, Dj´s and Live acts.

Here is the detailed info:

UBRELLA- a new monthly at the infamous Winston Kingdom. Second tuesday every month....some of the freshest and funkiest music we can muster up, featuring new bands, DJ's and the best visuals to hit the scene since Pink Floyd introduced The Wall.
BRING THE REIGN....and your dancing shoes!

Live:
YAKUZA SMILE
locked, cocked and ready to rock!
http://www.yakuza-smile.com

DJ's:
[ R ] -- Live set
This is an act not to be missed. If you love moving bass lines and sick electro leads...this is what you want. His ability to capture an audience and take them on a journey of musical range that is .
http://www.maspaventi.com

MATT TAKO (Off Key/ phase 2)--Live set
A regular DJ on the underground party scene for a long while now, along with his regular club slots, he has a tendency to play harder, faster, and longer, than the rest. Always the last one to leave a party, slamming funky bass lines, into dark beats, to create the "Evil Circus" sound he is known for.
http://www.matttako.co.uk
http://www.myspace.com/matttako
http://www.thenightguide.nl
http://www.offkeymp3.com
http://www.position-chrome.net

QUARTZPEOPLE
Rafi Levin and Vitor Fernandes are Quartzpeople, as precise as the Swiss clock movement... Quartpeople synchronize with you in matter of seconds and elevate your hidden sensations.
http://www.myspace.com/quartzpeople
http://www.quartzpeople.com

Visuals by:
GOTO 10



Meanwhile checkout some pictures, hear some music, get deep with the blog, attend to the party if you are up to some Fun and Music networking.


Stay in Sync

Regards



Loudness Wars cool video

go and check the Turn Me Up site to oppose the A&R exec's and end the Loudness War.
All free. (also your choice)
http://www.turnmeup.org/

Cubase 5

Slow Tools 8 ;)

Ableton new dynamics

Friday, February 20, 2009

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Creeper Videoclip

One of our Teachers (Joris), while we were in school (SAE Amsterdam), did this video for us. The track behind it was one of the first tracks that Quartzpeople did, with "a little hand" of our friend Sebastian, who is also a sound engineer.


video

Hope you enjoy it.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

NEW TRACK - LOCKJAW

Hi everyone,

We are proud to release for your listening our latest track: Lockjaw

Please give us some comments!! we very much appreciate them

more to come soon

Stay in Sync

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Lucky 13!! and Tako is with us!!! ATTENDING IS MANDATORY :)


First we would like to draw your attention to the attached flyer ....yes its a party honoring the luckiest day known to mankind.
Friday the 13th. This is a continuation of a series of events at the fabulous JETLOUNGE in Amsterdam, brought to you by AUDIOPHILIA. This time around we are very happy to introduce a new addition to the family.

Matt "Tako" Jones

DJ / PROMOTIONS / ARTIST MANAGEMENT
PHASE 2 / UYN / EVIL CIRCUS PROMOTIONS

A regular DJ on the underground party scene for a long while now, along with his regular club slots, he has a tendency to play harder, faster, and longer, than the rest. Always the last one to leave a party, slamming funky bass lines, into dark beats, to create the "Evil Circus" sound he is known for.

Along with cohorts, DSL, and Simon Heartfield, they combine to make Phase 2. Resident DJ and also the Contracts Agent, and Artist Manager, Matt is working alongside the best in the business, with headliners for last year chosen from a list of Phase 2's top ten DJs, an enviable position for most promoters. Matt's passion for the music, and the scene, knows no bounds. A regular at all the best club nights up and down the land, from the Orbit, to Atomic Jam, to Lost, and back again, not to mention being brought into it all via Club UK, Sterns, Final Frontier, and Geushky. He is always keenly aware of his rock, hip-hop, and punk influences, and this is evident through his frenetic, energetic mixing style. A Festival Junkie, during the summer, to be found taking in all the smaller, underground parties, as well as the more commercial affairs. Always on the go, always making a noise, and always on the edge of a new sound.

....and of course our usual suspects QUARTZPEOPLE Synchronized with you, let them fly over your ears and BARTOSZ..
so if you are in Amsterdam make sure to pop in...IT IS FOR FREE...
good times.


STAY SYNCHRONIZED !
QUARTZPEOPLE

Macbook hardrives uuuufff....

Dam it Mac computers! so it looks like all the '07 Macbook computers are having problems with their original hard drives or eventually will have. Oh well nothing is Perfect. I know at least 3 persons, including myself, that had the same problem. so if you own one of those Macbooks, I will give you a hint, if the computer has been working untill now, MAKE A BACKUP! other wise you will Finnish by being creative with your hard drive What really made my head boil was the fact that, apple does not have the courtesy to ask you if you want to restore files or even your original hard drive, because has they say, we have to give this one back to the factory to proove that it ws damaged, my question is: what about all my work? What about the possibility to take the hard drive to a technician, I found that it was impossible, and that if I would want to recover my hard drive I would have to pay a fee.... nothing is for free in this world, except QUARTZPEOPLE FIRST ALBUM :) eheh

Our Events and Music For Free....

Well lets put it this way, I would really appreciate if someone would actually start to give us some feedback about, how our tracks sound, some opinions, even if it is bad, of course as the title says, we will be giving away our music for free in Amsterdam @ The Jet Lounge in the 13th of February ( which is also one of our Events ) further than that we will be representing our music in the WMC (winter music Conference hosted in Miami), then we have more to come in March @ Amsterdam´s well known Winston Kingdom, with our UMBRELA Party.

Meanwhile you guys can check out our complete Album 44.1 Khz in here

and I will keep the Blog busy with more updates

thanks for viewing and listening to our music