Stephan is set to play a B2B set with ill.Gates on the Thunder Stage at this year’s Lightning in a Bottle festival.
If you have not heard what these two have been mustering up in the studio check out the BOUNCE EP and Flying (featuring Jackie Rain). Both of these tunes are heavy hitters designed for peak festival times.
Some of you may know, I am very passionate about bringing musicians together, hence why I started Sesh® and Producers Social®. I feel as though music is best made together. Growing up and being in High School band and just practicing with friends always felt like the most natural and creative connection I have ever experienced, the music was always better. This is what I feel most musicians lack in this new digital age. I converted my garage recording studio into a daytime coding dojo and pulled together a team of silicon beach all-star engineers whose past engineering credits include Google, Tinder, and the world famous Tupac Hologram. This has enabled us to develop a platform that connects musicians in a physical realm, with an underlying technology that helps people get discovered or find new jam partners.
Sesh® is an app built for anyone who wants to make music. The platform connects musicians to recording studios, rehearsal spaces, gear and talent for hire. You can conduct your transactions within the app while it handles payments, scheduling, locations, ratings and reviews. The platform is being built for musicians by musicians to create a new marketplace where collaboration and reliability can flourish like they never could before.
Check out this awesome explanation video on the vision of Sesh below:
UPDATE: Sesh is now live! Visit us on the web at sesh.io or as a free download on the iOS App Store!
What is Sesh?
Sesh is a modern musicians’ dream – the on-demand app for recording studios, gear rentals, and talent sourcing. Why pay big ticket prices when you can get what you need for less? And you’re supporting your music community, and people like you. Compare rates and reviews on the app and book electronically, peer-to-peer.
Touring DJ and music producer Stephan Jacobs came up with the concept in 2013, out of necessity, in order to provide a much-needed service the music industry seemed to overlook. The idea was intended to be an easy booking service for his personal studio. He quickly realized the potential of his concept as a general music utility for all to use.
“This is the music industry’s opportunity to fully allow technology into the booking equation. As a DJ who has been on tour, I understand what every musician goes through – having to fly with heavy equipment, or struggle to find a place to rehearse last minute.”
Stephan Jacobs converted his own garage recording studio into a daytime coding dojo, and pulled together a team of silicon beach all-star engineers, whose past engineering credits include Google, Tinder, and the world famous Tupac Hologram.
“This is a sophisticated API that has been in development for two years, and we are very excited to open up our app for public download. We want this to be the everyday go-to resource for artists and studio professionals, everywhere in the world. The ultimate goal is to empower people to create music and harness ideas without the usual limitations of what we think we have access to. Because with Sesh, the possibilities are endless.”
Whether you’re a studio owner or up and coming talent, Sesh is designed with you in mind. List services, Find services – make music your way by tapping into the music community resource app for all your professional and creative needs. All in one Sesh.
In the underground scene, Ill.Gates and Stephan Jacobs are both icons in their own right. So, a collaboration between the two bass maestros is always cause for celebration. This one is called ‘Bounce’, and rightfully so; it will have you out of your seat in no time flat.
The duo wastes no time in getting to the nitty-gritty. Featuring the vocal talents of Mayor Apeshit, things get wild almost immediately. Booming bass and fast-paced drum patterns collide with twisted synth melodies that sound like they came from an alien mothership. The lyrics go undeniably hard, with Apeshit rattling off clever rhymes and one-liners like he was born to do it. And things don’t stop with the original track; KJ Sawka, Subp Yao, Pigeon Holeand several others are on remix duty. Each one of them absolutely crushed their edits, re-imaginging the tune as everything from dubstep to future bass and beyond. This is the second installment of remix EPs leading up to Ill.Gates forthcoming album Terminally Ill, so you definitely don’t want to be caught sleeping on these tracks.
While no release date has been set for the full album, you can check out the full stream of ‘Bounce’ after the jump. If you like what you hear, be sure to grab a copy of your own on Bandcamp, Beatport, or other digital retailers.
Congratulations to the Producer’s Social on celebrating it’s 3rd year anniversary!
Since starting out as a small gathering in my downtown warehouse in 2013 the Producer’s Social has expanded to 6 cities with hundreds of people involved. Countless producers have had their sound shaped by the feedback and community support the Producer’s Social provides. Serving as a beacon of positivity for the electronic music community worldwide. Two compilation albums with over 15 tracks have been released under the Producer’s Social label with a third slated to be released in March 2017. I’m excited to see the community continue to grow and to expand to even more cities.
Follow the Producer’s Social to get involved and see what’s coming next!
Stephan Jacobs and Emily Kravitz (a.k.a. Roxy Contin) are happy to announce the arrival of their beautiful baby girl, Luna Zoe Jacobs! Luna was born happy and healthy on February 6th, 2016 at 3:45 PM, weighing 6lb 7oz.
Produced by Stephan Jacobs, Identified Time blurs the lines between hip-hop and EDM, and calls upon listeners to reflect on the subtleties of their lives while at the same time unleashing their inner power.
Identified Time encompasses and explores the contradictions of life, the way we perceive reality, relationships, rites of passage and the growing pains of our days with a touch of the surreal. Souleye’s music is consciousness raising, wildly entertaining and a breath of melodic fresh air, all at once.
Souleye’s first release since 2013’s Iron Horse Running. Identified Time is a powerful return for Souleye to the forefront of the conscious hip-hop movement and calls upon a variety of influences that yield a modern blend of dynamic hooks and underground edge. CDs and downloads are available via www.souleye.net/merch and digital servicing will be available through iTunes, and across all streaming platforms.
World-renowned artist Rob Prior (Marvel, DC Comics) has created the album artwork for Identified Time, producing an incredible aesthetic work to match Identified Time’s aural experience. Prior’s work will be featured on several upcoming Souleye releases and limited edition pieces of the artwork will be available via www.souleye.net.
About the Artist
Souleye has earned rave reviews and a fervent following for his rousing and uplifting style that challenges the genre paradigms by incorporating hip-hop, EDM, and straight-up hyper-melodic pop. Souleye has been touted as “hip hop’s medicine man,” “America’s new leading edge voice,” and “a modern day hip hop warrior.” Over the last 10 years Souleye has released four full-length albums as a solo artist and has been featured on the recordings of Bassnectar, MIMosa, STS9, The Glitch Mob and Michael Franti. He has performed at Coachella, Ultra Music Festival, Burning Man, Shambhala, and has toured extensively in the United States, Canada, Europe, and South America.
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Introducing the new update for Rob Papen’s new synth “RAW” including 128 presets created by Stephan Jacobs. These mind altering sounds will step up your production.
For a few years I have had to pleasure of being one of Rob Papen’s Beta testers and Presenters at various Trade Shows such as the NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA.
Get RAW HERE: http://www.robpapen.com/raw.html
At the Dutch Dancefair 2014, DJ Promo (aka producer Sebastian Hoff) and DJ Free-K (aka producer Freek Vergoossen) approached Rob Papen with the idea of a synthesiser that focused more on ‘distorted’ sounds with an easy to use layout.
Renowned for delivering fresh, cutting edge and musical plugins for producers, Rob Papen invited the DJs to his studio for a brainstorming session resulting in a list of ‘must have’ features and tools for a brand new synth. Armed with this list and several more brainstorming sessions later, Rob Papen and his development team created a powerful new virtual synth RAW.
RAW has two oscillators each with an X/Y field, (as included in Blade and BLUEII) to distort the waveform using Phase Distortion. But that’s not all, you can also draw two of your own ‘waveforms’ and use them as LFO waveforms enabling the creation of unique ‘wobble’ movements that are perfect for for DubStep and other electronic music styles.
RAW has all the great Rob Papen filters to shape your sound further, but in a refreshing twist, ‘EQ’, ‘Waveshaper’, ‘Distortion’ and ‘LoFi’ have also been added on a voice synthesis level. Other FX such as Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Stereo delay and the amazing HQ Reverb of Rob Papen can all be added to your sound and of course, the cool Arpeggiator/Sequencer, Easypage and preset bank manager have all been included as standard.
In true Rob Papen style, RAW comes with many great presets with mainly contributions from several well known DJs and Producers for instant user inspiration!
Promo, Stephan Jacobs, Ophidian, Mad dog, Deathmachine, D-Passion, Rob Fabrie, DJ Thera, N-Vitral, Tha Playah, DJ Hidden, The Viper, Warface, Amnesys and many more..
Stephan Jacobs and RUN DMT – PEYOTE – [EDM.COM EXCLUSIVE]
This insane banger is brought to you by two producers who may have never worked together if it wasnt for the Vans Warped Tour in 2013, These two got to become great friends after living on a tour bus for 50 days. #KILLYOUREGO