The Gladiator Is Back! Let’s Celebrate With Some Trance & Drumstep!

Yeahhhhhh buddieeeees!!! I’ve been looking forward to this moment for quite some time and it’s thanks to @stickupboys who gave me some motivation to get the Gladiator back up and running so I can start making new beats again and fine tune the unfinished “masterpieces”! For those who don’t know, the Gladiator is what I call my music PC for no other reason than the tower model is actually called “Gladiator” haha!

When my music PC “blue screen of deathed” (BSOD) me back in January, I was fearing the worst. I thought that was it, the end, pack up shop, it was fun while it lasted etc.! A long, slow month later, I got the PC back from the PC Repair Lad but it was raw AF! Hardly anything on there other than the Windows 10 OS.

My heart then sank even further in to the abyss as I saw that some of the files that were on the PC prior to the BSOD weren’t there. I spoke to the PC Repair Lad and we had to set up a remote log-in and he found the files, imported them and the colour was beginning to come back in to my face. But of course, all of the music programs, software, virtual instruments, sounds and whatnot had to be re-installed, re-located, re-born! I’ve not had to do this for a while and to say it was a mission is an understatement…

2 months folks! 2 MONTHS to rebuild, find, re-install, remember, back-up everything and all the other things that come with what is basically, a factory reset! But, yesterday, I managed to do something for Stick Up Boys that I said I’d do… send him the stems for two of my tracks so they can lay down some amazing vocals on them. The first is a trance track called “How It Used To Be”, which seems fitting now as a title seeing as I managed to get my music PC back to how it used to be… hey? Hey…!



Then we move in to the drumstep side with a slightly more chilled out track called Travelling Man that is up there as one of my personal favourites due to the memories of that wonderful adventure back in 2019 around Australia and New Zealand. Can’t believe I was out there 2 years ago today, hiking around the Great Ocean Walk on the way to the 12 Apostles! Anyway, if you need a reminder of how that tune sounds, then you can listen in here and as always, a shout out to @gabrielatravels for the artwork designs:



I’m very excited to hear what the lads come back with and judging by their previous collaborations with the likes of Trip Jacker, we’ll be in for a treat! I also think I may revamp these instrumentals depending on how our collaborations go over the coming months and we could have a couple of new tracks altogether, we’ll see! Right now, I’m just happy that one of the many storms from the last few months looks to have passed. Now it’s time to sail through the others, let’s go platoon! We got some butts to kick!

Take care

Nicky

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