SECRET BALI BEATMASTERS FEATURING CLEAVE MARTINEZ
A couple of weeks ago one of the island based music producers sent us his latest track to check out and we were so blown away by it that we decided it was time to start a new feature called SECRET BALI BEAT MASTERS where we will highlight tracks from some of islands beat makers.
DJ’ing takes a lot of skill and dedication if done properly, but these days thanks to the equipment anyone can work the basics of a CDJ but to make music… that’s where the real talent shines through.
To kick things off we pinned down Cleave Martinez the W Bali Seminyak resident who when he’s not busy spinning tunes has been working on production for sometime with various releases and plenty of acclaim…
NAME OF EP:
NAME OF ARTIST:
WHEN WAS IT RELEASED:
Released on 18/03/2019
WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION FOR THE TRACK?
The inspiration for this Ep comes after my trip to my city Barcelona last June where I attended Sonar Festival. After listening to an amazing selection of music for the whole week, going to many great parties and sharing amazing moments with my friends. I came back to Bali and I started to work straight away on this Ep thinking on those amazing memories from that week.
This is a very special Ep for me as it is released on my Canadian friends record label called All Blak Records where I have been collaborating with them since 2 years ago releasing another Ep and a remix.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DID YOU USE?
To make my tracks I use a combination of analog and digital equipment. In these tracks, the melodies pad and FX were made with the modular system that I have been building since 2 years ago, I really enjoy it’s warm, organic sound and the fun process of making my own sounds from scratch full of surprises as it is a machine that can go very wild sometimes. For the drums a combination on an Elektron Rytm and samples that I have been collecting since I started my career as a music producer and for the baselines, I used my go-to Moog Minitaur that have a very distinctive sound that I love.
WHERE CAN PEOPLE WHO ENJOY YOUR MUSIC FIND MORE?
You can find me on all the digital music stores such as Beatport, iTunes, Spotify etc… And coming up very soon, 2 new remixes I made for Farmat Recordings and Love International.
WHEN ARE YOU PLAYING OUT NEXT?
I am extremely excited to play this Saturday 30th of March at W Bali Seminyak, a place I call home alongside one of my favorite artists that is &Me from Keinemusik for a journey full of great music down at Woobar’s basement. I hope to see you all there!