Michael Renkema

Most of these tracks are incomplete or non-commercial in some way. The genre ranges from hip-hop beats to drum & bass, electro pop-rock to electro punk, and from emotive layered synth pieces to ambient and random noise. They are the product of 6 years of experimentation with a setup comprising an Akai MPC2000 sampler, an Iomega Zip 250, an analogue Yamaha CS15 synth, a Roland Alpha-Juno 2 synth, a Warwick bass, a Vox guitar, an Ampeg SVT bass head & cab, a 16-track Behringer mixer, a couple of CD recorders, and occasionally Steinberg Rebirth RB-338 and Cubase VST.

What About Da Beat

Experimental breakbeat track. High tempo. Written during 1999 by M Renkema/Pahjib. Size: 2510 KB

[ tags: experimental breakbeat ] [ genres: experimental breakbeat ] [ info: mp3 ccbysa2.0 ]

Wenderholm

Ambient track created from field recordings -- walking in dry leaves, bird calls, passers-by singing, etc. Written during 1998 by M Renkema. Size: 6526 KB

[ tags: electro ambient fieldrecording ] [ genres: ambient electro ] [ info: mp3 ccbysa2.0 ]

Victoria & The Monkey

Electro track, with a bassline written using a sample of an 808 bassdrum, distorted guitar & some manufactured feedback as a melody. Written during 1999 by M Renkema/Pahjib. Size: 6513 KB

[ tags: dark electro bass ] [ genres: electro *none* ] [ info: mp3 ccbysa2.0 ]

The Red Night

Ethereal breakbeat track. Moderate tempo with atmospheric synths, a smooth bassline. Written during 1999 by M Renkema/Pahjib. Size: 5462 KB

[ tags: synth electro breakbeat ] [ genres: breakbeat electro ] [ info: mp3 ccbysa2.0 ]

Tell Me Something

Downbeat electronic music. Heavy drums with a fairly slow tempo, with deep bass & some crazy synths towards the end. Written during 1999 by M Renkema. Size: 6406 KB

[ tags: electro downbeat hiphop ] [ genres: hip hop electro ] [ info: mp3 ccbysa2.0 ]

Some Madness 14

How not to use your sampler. Written during 1999 by M Renkema/Pahjib. Size: 678 KB

[ tags: ] [ genres: *none* *none* ] [ info: mp3 ccbysa2.0 ]

Some Madness 13

How not to use your sampler. Written during 1999 by M Renkema/Pahjib. Size: 137 KB

[ tags: experimental electro ] [ genres: experimental electro ] [ info: mp3 ccbysa2.0 ]

Some Madness 12

How not to use your sampler. Written during 1999 by M Renkema/Pahjib. Size: 890 KB

[ tags: experimental electro ] [ genres: experimental electro ] [ info: mp3 ccbysa2.0 ]

Some Madness 11

How not to use your sampler. Written during 1999 by M Renkema/Pahjib. Size: 833 KB

[ tags: experimental electro ] [ genres: experimental electro ] [ info: mp3 ccbysa2.0 ]

Some Madness 10

How not to use your sampler. Written during 1999 by M Renkema/Pahjib. Size: 120 KB

[ tags: experimental electro ] [ genres: experimental electro ] [ info: mp3 ccbysa2.0 ]

Psychos

This is an electro-metal track, with the keyboard attempting to emulate a guitar - NB. the keyboard is not supposed to sound like a guitar, it's supposed to sound like a keyboard trying to sound like a guitar. Written during 1999 by M Renkema. Size: 4673 KB

[ tags: electro metal ] [ genres: electro metal ] [ info: mp3 ccbysa2.0 ]

One Turning (D&B Version)

Fast electro track with numerous interlocking parts. Written during 2002 by M Renkema. Size: 4705 KB

[ tags: electro drumandbass metal ] [ genres: electro drum and bass ] [ info: mp3 ccbysa2.0 ]

Mellow Track

Long, emotive track using analogue synths & drum machine. Sustained notes with dissonant harmonies. Written during 1998 by M Renkema. Size: 11842 KB

[ tags: synth electro melodic ] [ genres: electro *none* ] [ info: mp3 ccbysa2.0 ]

Holiday

This is an experimental, layered electronic track. Insane toms running through effects & a spaced out keyboard line interplay with a nasty sub-bass line. Written during 1998 by M Renkema. Size: 7508 KB

[ tags: dark electro bass ] [ genres: electronic electro ] [ info: mp3 ccbysa2.0 ]

Event Horizon

Guitar based track with bass & drum machine. The guitar chords are all exploratory, dissonant sounding. The chorus could be worth sampling. Written during 2003 by M Renkema. Size: 4199 KB

[ tags: experimental guitar dissonant ] [ genres: experimental *none* ] [ info: mp3 ccbysa2.0 ]

Electro Track

Experimental electro track using an analogue synth bassline, drums low down in the mix running through a flanger effect, and a light flute melody over top. Written during 2002 by M Renkema. Size: 1268 KB

[ tags: experimental electro ] [ genres: experimental electro ] [ info: mp3 ccbysa2.0 ]

Dub Track

Electro-dub track, using lots of delay. Slow tempo. Written during 1998 by M Renkema. Size: 3002 KB

[ tags: electro dub ] [ genres: dub electro ] [ info: mp3 ccbysa2.0 ]

Drumbeat with Effects

Drum loop run through flanger, high tempo. Written during 2003 by M Renkema. Size: 143 KB

[ tags: electro beat ] [ genres: electro *none* ] [ info: mp3 ccbysa2.0 ]

Fuzzy Gat and Drum Machine

Fuzzy gat with a mean bassline & 808 drum machine. About two thirds of the way through there's a section with bass & drums that may be useful. Written during 2002 by M Renkema. Size: 1294 KB

[ tags: guitar bass distortion ] [ genres: *none* *none* ] [ info: mp3 ccbysa2.0 ]

D&B Track

Long drum & bass track, with drums only through most of it. In the middle there's a crazy keyboard section that's worth a listen. Written during 1998 by M Renkema. Size: 8796 KB

[ tags: drumandbass ] [ genres: drum and bass *none* ] [ info: mp3 ccbysa2.0 ]

Beat Jan2003

Short drum loop, moderate tempo (downbeat). Written during 2003 by M Renkema. Size: 247 KB

[ tags: ] [ genres: downtempo loop ] [ info: mp3 ccbysa2.0 ]

Beat 97

Drum beat & synth bassline. Moderate tempo (hip-hop). Written during 1997 by M Renkema. Size: 308 KB

[ tags: electro bass beat hiphop ] [ genres: hip hop electro ] [ info: mp3 ccbysa2.0 ]

Bass Melody with Guitar

Acoustic guitar & bass track. Written during 2003 by M Renkema. Size: 2814 KB

[ tags: melodic acoustic bass ] [ genres: acoustic *none* ] [ info: mp3 ccbysa2.0 ]

Michael Renkema is based in Auckland, NZ. He has been playing bass since 1989, and synthesizer for about the same amount of time. He began playing guitar in 1993. From 1990 to 1997 he played in a band called Nutbar, playing a range of styles from metal & grunge through to funk. During 1997 NFS (New Funk Sound) formed out of the break-up of Nutbar. They spent a year experimenting with jazz & funk. During 1998-1999 Michael worked both solo and collaboratively with Pahjib, producing electronic music in a range of dance & ambient styles. Small scale CD releases have been made from 1998 to 2003 under the names Phase 4 Stereo, the Boogie Monster, and Black Art. During 2002/2003 Michael has continued to work in a solo situation, nurturing a concept which has evolved into the project Esoteric. Influences include Herbie Hancock, New Order, Morrissey, The Cure, Nick Cave, The Stone Roses, Portishead, and The Pixies.


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