From the 2015 (digital version) of my album "Traversal"
Backstory: In 2014 I moved from Los Angles back to Tampa Bay for a week, then moved to NY with my friend Sam Sleezy. My pops who had had not had contact with in over decade saw that I was in NY and invited me to visit him for the weekend in upstate NY. Reluctantly, I accepted. I was surprised to learn my father had become the caretaker of the Nature Preserve "Sam's Point Reserve" in Craigsmoor NY. After reconnecting as adults, we caught up, hashed out previous issues and bonded instantly, swapping music and stories. I ended up deciding to stay on the mountain with my pops. The Nature Preserve was massive, open to public from 8-4pm then after that the whole place was mine to explore. Coming from Los Angeles where I was overwhelmed with over population, cliche's, politics, trend chasing, etc. being on a secluded mountain with access to waterfalls, ice caves, etc was just the medicine I needed. I dropped the 2 HR Cassette "Chill Gawd, Chill" which sold out immediately, and Began working on my opus, A return to the spirit of Nature, "The Uproot" & "Traversal" were born. I created so much music I had to split the release into separate albums.
"where are we headed" was created in a way where it doesn't even sound real, but I promise you it is. One night on a full moon, I took my laptop and blue tooth speaker to the big open field surrounded by the mountain and set up on a trailer bed. I thought of how the music scene was shifting from beat scene to dance / future bass and how all my favorite producers stopped sounding like themselves chasing trends and then i channeled that energy under the Full Moon and blacked out getting lost in creation, when I finally looked up from the blinding laptop screen, I saw I was surrounded by like 40 pairs of glowing eyes, I was terrified, until I turned the flashlight on to find out that I had Pied piper a parcel of Deer. They where all sitting and surrounding me watching me and listening to this song being created. One of the most profound experiences and memories of my life"
more backstory on my time at Sam's Point Preserve creating these albums can be read here:
"Traversal" ended up seeing two separate releases, each with slight variations.
The Original version that I released digitally on bandcamp and all streaming services in Winter of 2015 (which was the first and last album I ever uploaded to the streaming services)
[ https://dutchmassive.bandcamp.com/album/traversal ]
and the cassette version released in Winter of 2016 via Grand Garden Records.
**** Whoever ends up collecting this will receive a link to my master cloud based vault "Dutchyyy vs the Algorithms" over 110gb's of nearly my full released and unreleased discography. *****