Two different mixes- both available for free!
This one is the beta (beta is what I like to call my attempt at mixing down a song):
This one is the final mix by Exemia:
This is my gift to you. Thank you for visiting my site. I hope you keep coming back to keep up with the future of this project.
I’ve started kicking around some sounds and giving them some sense of order. I’m excited to see where it goes.
Thank you, Joseph Alechko of Candy Cigarette Photography for the pictures!
This is the beginning of a beautiful thing. So many things are happening at once, it’s hard to keep up- but I will do my best.
Stay darkTuned, for more information!
I’m really looking forward to spinning, once again, at Mojo 13! It’s always a blast- the music, the people, the drinks, that atmosphere, though…
September 26th of 2015 is going to be taken up a few notches, as Justin Symbol (to which, I say, “fuck yeah!”) and Generation Empty (which is owed another, “fuck yeah!”) hammer the ears and everything in between, and DJ Richard Reich and I spin music that evening.
Oh, and did I mention it’s a theme party? That’s right- the theme for the evening is blasphemy, sacrilege, debauchery, and everything sinful.
Apparently, Pope Francis is set to hold Mass in Philadelphia that day. http://www.popefrancisvisit.com/schedule/mass-cathedral-basilica-sts-peter-paul-philadelphia/ We’re going to be thirty minutes away, later that evening, making things right once again.
I hope I see everyone here, doing what we as humans do best.
Depression becomes music. Pushing Through It All is what it sounds like to overcome those feelings that kept me down for so long. Sometimes, words simply aren’t necessary.
Pushing Through It All (available for download)
The evolution of humans comes this. We’re not broken. We just think differently.
What’s Inside (available for download)
When a relationship goes sour, yet you’re trapped because the person you’re involved with threatens to inflict harm upon themselves.
Happy (available for download)
Originally, I wrote this song well over a decade ago. Exemia had professed an interest in the song. I asked if he’d be interested in collaborating on a remake of it. The rest is recent history.
It is a song about depression and hopelessness. This seems to be a running theme with me.
Goodbye World (DJversion666 and Exemia) (available for download)
To all the Fundamentalist assholes who sputter on about fire, brimstone, and God’s wrath. Specifically, I wrote this song in regards to Ken Ham, Ray Comfort, Kent and Eric Hovind, and the countless other liars and fear-mongers who prey on those who simply want to believe there is more to life than the bullshit we’ve been born into. Me- I am an atheist. When provoked, I become an antitheist. I can not put faith in something which can’t be proved- especially, some myth created by people who thought the earth was flat.
Where Is Your God Now? (available for download)
This song within a song is my homage to a song that started my dreams of becoming a performing musician.
Valentine (available for download)
Because I haven’t given you enough songs about self-loathing:
Malevolent Introspection (available for download)
Another instrumental- but wait! This one has an extra beat per measure! How the hell does one dance to this? However the hell you want to, my friend.
Lesson In Chaos (available for download)
We are here for a limited time, to do limited things. Our importance is ultimately overshadowed by our complete meaninglessness.
Perspective: In 300,000 years, you’ll be bones in a museum, if you’re lucky. I don’t care who you are.
Future Gods (available for download)
There are a lot of politicians who would like to be remembered as “The One Who Pushed The Goddamn Button”. This song is dedicated to those assholes.
Human Race To The Finish (available for download)
Because of the way my mind works, I get caught up in myself, inadvertently pushing aside everyone and everything I love. This song is dedicated to my wife and son. Thank you for putting up with my bullshit.
Rain Behind Your Eyes (available for download)
This was all Exemia! He made quick work of this remix, which came out with this incredible work of art which appeared on darkTunes’ Gothic Music Orgy compilation CD.
(Exemia Remix) Goodbye World [darkTunes Mix] (bonus) (available for download)
as an extended bonus, here are other songs not found on the Prelude album:
Nights In White Satin (Moody Blues cover) (available for download)
Instrumental- The music feels as if it’s nearly about to break open and go crazy, but it hides behind a serenity, as if it’s trying to cover up its true emotions.
Instrumental- I wrote this song the day I decided I’d had enough of my hiding from myself, musically.
Instrumental- This is my idea of scribbling something down on a napkin and telling myself, “I’m going to do something with this, one day. It will be glorious!”
Instrumental- This was the scribble that became Malevolent Introspection on Prelude.
The next three instrumentals are so old, I seriously doubt I’ll ever actually do anything with them, but I give them to you anyway, because why the fuck not? The quality is absolute crap, but if you can overlook that, you might find some very intricate parts winding through these songs.
Birds Vs Bees originally had lyrics. I was lucky enough to have lost them. They sucked.
Spirit Of The Hunt (downloadable)
Birds Vs. Bees (downloadable)
As of this post, the Prelude album has had over 400 listens!
If you would like to be a part of that, you can do it here: https://djversion666.bandcamp.com/
You can listen or download your own, personal copy of it for free (or pay what you want- all proceeds go to the DJversion666 project, which includes equipment purchases as well as funding for merchandise)!
All photos by http://www.candycigarettephotography.com/
The party was incredible! QXT’s was, as always, an amazing experience! I would like to thank Krys Przybylski and everyone else for their help kicking off the debut album, Prelude! They made it a night to remember!
The merch table
Jim Mill of Gravity Well
Good Friends- good times
Renee Pestritto- Keyboardist
Jennifer and “Matchbox” feelin’ it
Half of the live act, in one spot (you don’t realize how hard it is to get everyone together at once)
Nathan Brodsky- Guitarist
The DJ looks put off by something
Jennifer Stewart- Beautiful wife
There were other pictures, but my phone is a piece of crap that doesn’t do well in the dark.
It was a night to remember!
Dark Essence Radio played Happy, June 29th, 2015! You can always tune in, here: http://www.4zzzfm.org.au/program/dark-essence
or stream the archive: https://www.mixcloud.com/darkessence/dark-essence-radio-443-2962015/
August 10th, 2015, Dark Essence Radio played Human Race To The Finish! I’ll have the archive up as soon as it’s posted!
Bloodlit Radio played Happy, July 26th, 2015! Tune in, here: http://www.bloodlitradio.com/
or stream the archive: https://www.mixcloud.com/wwwbloodlitradiocom/in-the-bloodlit-dark-july-26-2015/
Cyberage Radio played Human Race To The Finish! You can catch this station here: http://kunm.org/#stream/0
or stream the archive (8/2/2015): http://www.cyberage.cx/index.php?page=archives
Cyberage Radio played Malevolent Introspection!
stream the archive (8/16/2015): http://www.cyberage.cx/index.php?page=archives
darkTunes: Gothic Music Orgy Volume 1
Goodbye World (Exemia Remix) darkTunes mix
Mechanized: Freak Machine Volume 3
Where Is Your God Now
https://mechanized-digital.bandcamp.com/album/freak-machine-03-cd3 (be sure to check out their incredible selection of music!)
Zoonosis: Cyberpunk Power Electronics Volume 3
https://zoonosis.bandcamp.com/album/cyberpunk-power-electronics-vol-3 (Zoonosis has an amazing selection, as well. Be sure to check it out!)
Aggro Driver ’81: Kompilation
Human Race To The Finish
https://aggrodriver81.bandcamp.com/releases (Kompilation is incredible!)
darkTunes: Darkest Halloween Compilation 2015
Side-Line Magazine: Face The Beat: Session 3
Every song one this album becomes a favorite, immediately!
Intravenous Magazine: Blood Pack Vol 3
This is another incredible compilation!
darkTunes Music Group: Gothic Music Orgy 2
Coming full circle with the 2nd Gothic Music Orgy compilation, darkTunes offers another incredible album!
Expect more greatness to come!
“DJversion666’s new album PRELUDE is a great dose of dark ambiance. Dangerous and eerie music with it’s roots firmly planted in old school industrial. Great stuff!”– Zoog Von Rock, Angelspit
“liked the album a lot, im pumped for that release, i think he could really make waves…really fuckin talented and you (Exemia) helping him with his production brings it to a whole other level” -Audiocentesis
“So much quality and aggressive!” -2Bullet
“This guy is epic xD this is a really good album i also like your (Exemia) mastering, it feels really good, like some old school industrial” -Megrim
“the sound is really professional, i like the drums too wow happy’s intro sounds really cool! there’s some 90’s nin groove in there, his rockish/angrier vox reminds me of trent well, this is definitely industrial, this project could become really big. there’s something that could attract many people in my opinion they sound really finished, sounds very professional and well-though great sampling and melodically interesting also the atmosphere is there. and it changes from gothic to something a bit surrealistic or psychedelic sometimes well i’m happy that i had a chance to listen to this album this early wow, what an ending track to album. surpirisngly good release. really interesting to see how people will react, i think it has potential to go big” -Cellhavoc
“I was sent an album written by one of our group members Bri Stewart (aka: DJversion666) and given the directive to “test” it for flaws. Well honestly, it’s really hard to test an album for flaws when you realize that every time you listen to the album it gets better. I’ve listened to this pre-release all the way through, seriously, 20 or more times. Here are my thoughts track by track;
TRACK 01 “Pushing Through It All”
The first song as an instrumental is so very important to the enjoyment of this album. It opens up the part of your brain which translates audio information in to information that you will need. It completely gets you in the mindset to listen to what comes next; and, I love the soft piano towards the end.
TRACK 02 “What’s Inside”
In my opinion, this is the most “stompy” track on the album. It’s almost pre-dance industrial but it holds on to an old school electronic industrial feel some how. Once your body gets moving to this you’ll understand just how important all of these elements are.
TRACK 03 “Happy”
Heavy hitting and gritty. If you like old school dance industrial, you’re probably going to break your hip dancing to this track. This song seems to be designed to snap you out of your false sense of reality using sarcasm as it’s chosen mode of delivering it’s message.
TRACK 04 “Goodbye World”
This song starts off like a determined steam engine with a vendetta. It slowly chugs along in the night with no intension of stopping. The effects and sounds seriously add to this imagery for me. There’s also a slowed down pre-chorus and a killer coda that’s just freakin’ inspired. Great audio imagery. Gets better every time I listen to it.
TRACK 05 “Where Is Your God Now”
I love the idea that this track could have very easily become an EBM tune in the beginning. Despite the heavy industrial feel of this song – which is always good, I can actually see it becoming popular with the EBM heads who like heavy grit in their tunes. This is yet another one of those songs that sneaks up on you and gets better every time you listen to it.
TRACK 06 “Valentine”
This is currently my favorite song on the album. This song is as close to true industrial as you’re going to get today. It’s filled with irony without having a single word written. It’s just freakin’ beautiful. The leads during the coda will blow your mind. It takes me back to the days of my listening to the bands “Yellow” and “The Art of Noise”. You will always wish this song was longer; because, it’s that good.
TRACK 07 “Malevolent Introspection”
The vocals sound very 80’s influenced – always a plus with me. You will love the arpeggiated bass line. If you don’t, I’m inclined to think that something may be wrong with the way you live your life. Ha.. Ha..
TRACK 08 “Lessons in Chaos”
This is my second favorite song on the album. It sounds so good loud. It pounds it’s way through your chest. Very very industrial in my opinion; but, borrows from classic rock to make it’s point even stronger. I so love the time fluctuations of a rhythmic melody which happens through out the song. Very very bad ass. Again, this takes me back to the days of listening to the bands “Yellow” and “The Art of Noise”.
TRACK 09 “Future Gods”
Probably the most chill statement about reality you’ll ever here. Tells you like it is while making you feel relaxed about the fact that we as humans are important yet meaningless at the same time.
TRACK 10 “Human Race to the Finish”
Once this song kicked in, it really got my heart going. Great industrial metal feel with a hint of punk with a very cool mini guitar solo that you’ll never really see coming each time you listen to it.
TRACK 11 “Rain Behind Your Eyes”
This is my third favorite track on the album. The vocals are laced with what I call the “Bowie Factor”(all hail David Bowie). Very slow thought provoking tempo; and, it has an almost sinister nostalgia to it.
TRACK 12 “Goodbye World [*bonus track]”
Very good remix of the original “Goodbye World” track. It has all of what you would expect from a dance industrial hit. This edit will set the dance floor on fire!!! I don’t know if Bri plans on adding this track as a “hidden” track on the CD or not. If so, all I can say is that a good day will be had when purchasers of this CD bump in to this track.
My official summary is that this is “an album to bond with”. Which simply means, that you’ll want to listen to it from beginning to end whenever you hear any single song from the album.”