For this release I decided to go with a live performance rather than a music video. This was shot as a one take all the way through and took about a week to practice all the changes to achieve a smooth performance from beginning to end without stopping.
It was quite the challenge to get a flow with how to arrange the performance, to add variation and new elements that aren’t in the original, while also trying to staying true to the original.
If you can imagine driving down an empty road, reflecting and pondering about all your dreams and goals you’d like to achieve, this is Dream Rider – having the courage to travel the road less travelled to get to where you’re going. Produced by Ellatronix, Soulset Records is excited to release another single on all streaming platforms.
Our latest music video production was originally meant to be filmed in a studio but our budget didn’t allow it this time so we took advantage of the communal balcony on our level of the building we live it. Gave it a bit of a magic makeover with lighting, a smoke and bubble machine and this is what we achieved.
This beat was made with a midi controller called Playtron! You have to connect the controller to your computer and DAW, choose your sounds and then connect the wires to any object to play your sounds with your hands.
It can be a lot of fun when things run smoothly ahaha. I found the midi controller works best when your hands are a little wet and best to find objects that don’t move around too much!
Soulset Records is proud to release its second instrumental beat – Bubble Rain!
Bubble Rain is a futuristic, quirky beat with a rich soundscape of bubble drop arpeggiations, weird risers, scratchy synths, souring leads, luscious vocal sampled melodies and delay and reverb drenched plucky mallets that still manage to take you on that rainforest trek.
We were lucky to have our previous single Electric Sunset given a 4 star review from Dave Ruby Howe from Triple J and also played on Unearthed. Something very unexpected and surprising. We hope this next one will also give you some head bopping vibes and is a song that you may enjoy listening when you feel like having a bit of a dance or working out.
The new single was produced, composed, performed and mixed by Ellatronix in her home studio aka her living room for a daily beatmaking challenge during January of 2020 using just her laptop and a Launchkey Mini MKIII.
To listen on a platform of your choice visit here 🙂 Or on Spotify below.
We will have visuals to go with this release very soon!
We are extremely proud of the production and shots in this video. Filmed with only a two girl crew by our Founders Thalia Skopellos and Nicoleta Marangou. We don’t have a lot of tools and hands on deck but it shows that with a bit of creativity, skills and knowledge you can produce something of high quality. There is always room for improvement and we hope to keep learning and improving on our productions.
The video was shot on a few different locations including Mrs Macquaries Chair, Botany Bay and Bottle & Glass Point however the Botany Bay footage didn’t end up making the final editors cut.
We are taking our film production courses/workshops on the road and today was the first day of delivering these workshops on the Gold Coast.
Our film course is usually run over 8 weeks consisting of 3hr weekly classes, however, we have modified this to be delivered within 6 days, scheduled as 2 days on and 1 day off break.
The purpose of these workshops is to teach you how to make your own videos, learn how to use your own video gear and tell effective stories which is a part of our DIY Education in showing you how to do it yourself.
As this is the first time doing this, it is an experiment and we will reevaluate after this to see how effective it is running it this way.
Our education programs are flexible where we can come to your home in any state and teach you how to use your gear and tools to create either really basic videos or highly cinematic content with very little tools where you can share your story or gifts with the world.
It is our desire to provide others with the tools to get their passions up and running, and it is also beautiful to see my soulmate Nicoleta engaging her passions as well.
Soulset Records is proud to release some more music Electric Sunset by our Founder Thalia aka Ellatronix!
‘Electric Sunset’ is her first instrumental single that she produced and mixed at her home studio in Sydney and leans towards the tropical house and pop vibes. It was originally created during a live loop/beatmaking session using a Launchkey Mini MKIII, one of the many midi controllers she owns.
The single will be followed up with a music video and will be the first of many instrumentals/beats that will be released over the coming year, music that you can bop your head, tap your feet and dance to like no one’s watching! Or you can opt to listen to while you are working out, going for a walk or just wanting to chill on a balcony or verandah and take in nature’s beauty.
We are also a massive advocate for sustainability and regenerating the environment and through her studios Soulset Studios will be planting a tree for every 5 presaves and spins of her track within the first two weeks of release through One Tree Planted.
A part from making ‘bop your head’ bangers from her bedroom you can find Ella talking about emotional and mental health on her YouTube channel, facilitating beat workshops for Heaps Decent and teaching music at TafeNSW. She has also previously worked for Mad Proppa Deadly, ICE and MusicNSW as a mentor/producer for their electronic music programs.
Soulset Records is going to be releasing a number of instrumentals/beats over the coming year, music that you can listen to while you are working, cleaning, working out, or just wanting to chill on a balcony or verandah and take in nature’s beauty.
The instrumentals are beats produced by our Founder Thalia who goes by the artist name Ellatronix!
If you would like to be notified when the release goes live you can PRESAVE on Spotify.
Also, for every 5 presaves and streams of the song when it is released (within the first two weeks of the release), we will be planting a tree with our official partner One Tree Planted!
Happy New 2021 everyone! We were very blessed in 2020 to expand our passions into a business and despite lockdown we both were able to still invest in a lot of gear for our creations, and also finish our tertiary level Diploma of Interactive Media majoring in Film and Video.
Now that we have completed our studies and have all the tools we need we hope that we can focus on creating more content in the new year.
The one thing that we hope for the most is that we can continue to heal our soul and develop a desire to heal those that we are most resistive to, invest more time in growing closer to God our true Parent and each other and create a loving business that is in harmony with God’s Way.