Posts tagged #Afro-beat

Featured Artist // Dan Koch

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Composer, Dan Koch gets right to the point with his music.  Coming out in short bursts of 30 second songs, his music captivates and paints vivid moods in his expansive sonic canvas. Koch's compositions cannot be boiled down to one genre as he playfully hops from one to the other without missing a beat.  Check out these three examples how he tells a story in a very short time.

We'll first start with the classic and youthful "Bloom".  Keeping and light and confident presence, this short piece moves right along with strong upbeat vibes.  This inspiring jam is reminiscent of those long struts in bell bottoms you may have never had.

"Buzzing" bounces along in a hopeful manner, leaping around with bright guitar and Afro-beat percussion. In 31 seconds, this ascending piece lifts any mood up to an empowered level.  Koch's arsenal of pop sensibilities really shines through with this piece in how it hooks you in and keeps you coming back.

Koch's "Epic" brings a more mysterious tone to the table in one of his longer pieces (a whopping 2:39).  Opening with angelic synthesizer, this perfectly named song continues to ascend with shimmering electric guitar and bursts into a revelatory crescendo with marching drums (ala Explosions in the Sky) rolling in at 2:13.