“Memory Code Mega Bundle”: Years of Hard Work Complied In One Packagepdj
Memory Code is the electronic/hip hop vision of producer, educator, drummer, and author of “The Breakbeat Bible”, also known as Mike Adamo. Years of studying and touring as a drummer have given him a deep knowledge of classic funk, soul, and hip hop beats and breaks. He’s now combining that knowledge with golden era hip hop sensibilities and the cutting-edge techniques of modern electronic music production to create a timeless style.
Tell us about yourself and what does your artist name mean to you?
“Memory Code” – for me it works on a few levels! First just on a digital level as far as working with computers and samplers to make music, and second it’s digging up the great music from the past and re-imagining it through flipping samples. Also, my music works literally as a memory code for me – when I go back and listen to tracks and beats I’ve made (even timer beats and demos), I remember little things that were happening around that time and what it felt like to be where I was then.
Tell us a bit about your “Memory Code’s Mega Bundle”. What does it mean to you? How did it come about? What challenges did you face? How do you feel about the results?
I’m really hyped about The Memory Code Mega Bundle – it came about pretty gradually over the past 2 or 3 years, just from working on projects, creating sample packs, and making tracks for Dojo cyphers. One of the big challenges was getting the tracks to sound like how I heard them in my mind – not just regarding the mix, but also the concept of blending golden era Hip Hop with some of the more modern elements of bass music. Also just working through the tediousness of making sample packs. Actually making the sounds is fun, but cutting and labeling each file takes kind of a long time! Overall though, I’m really hyped about the results! The EP and cypher singles are dope, and all of the sample pack files are things I’ve used and will use more in the future.
What’s in your deluxe digital package? Who is it for? What do we get?
- The Phosphorescence Of Thought EP – 6 tracks of golden-era Hip Hop influence blended with heavier glitch and Bass music
- My track from the Late Night Beat Tape cypher – “Sleepwalking Through Our Ascension“, a pretty chill lo-fi track
- “To Seek Nothing Is Bliss” from the ill.Gates Urban Teahouse cypher
- The Phosphorescence Of Thought: Elements sample pack
- Illuminated Keys Vol. 1 sample pack
- The Breakbeat Bible Soundpack – instrumental Hip Hop, glitch hop, and lo-fi themed
There are 400+ diverse samples included within the packs – all are useful for people that make pretty much any type of music! Click on the image below to check it out.
What are you most excited about lately?
I have some collabs coming up with some really dope producers – Dream Tonic and Lucien Francis. Also I’ve been working lately on building up my YouTube channel and putting together a lot of video lessons for that. I’ve also been getting a lot more into creating visuals lately – to me it’s pretty much the same thing as creating music, it’s just the other side of the coin.
Do you have any advice you would give your younger self?
Maaan I started drinking at a pretty young age – around 8th or 9th grade. So I’d say don’t start drinking, start making beats!
Is there anything you want to add?
Stay tuned to my YouTube channel for new stuff – I have a few different series of videos that I’ll be adding to, including “Beat Making: Quick Tips”, “Beat Making: Cheat Codes”, and also “How I Flipped It” – where I’ll be showing how I chopped and flipped a sample to make a beat. Also stay tuned for the launch of my Patreon page, as well as a full beat making course. I have some really dope collabs coming up too with Dream Tonic and Lucien Francis. I’m also available for video, visualizers, and graphic arts work so hit me up if you need anything like that. I have a clothing company called Illuminated Raven that focuses on socially and environmentally responsible clothes – none of the clothes are made in sweatshops, and the tailors use as much as possible uses organic materials and dyes, you can check that out at www.illuminatedraven.com. Thanks a lot for checking this out – peace and much love!