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A New Beginning: The Evolution of Dirk Deafner

Hey hybridnettes and hybrids how's it going? I have some new info for you regarding some new changes with me, but I don't think that I'll be able to fit it all on this one post...so, I will instead post up a link to the post for you to read, as to why you have been seeing the sudden artist name change as of late. Trust me, it's definitely for the best! So head on over to my site TheEmCDLEffect.com and get ya read on! Let me know your thoughts on the matter, would love to hear them!

Link to blog post: http://www.theemcdleffect.com/home/2012/11/5/a-new-beginning-the-evolution-of-dirk-deafner.html

"Solid Groove State' Released For Free Download

Hello my hybridnettes and hybrids, the time has come....to getcha groove on-getcha groove on!!! Ok, that was a little too much, but nonetheless, the single from off my upcoming EP "The Funk Innate", 'Solid Groove State', is now available for free download. The lock and chain has been removed, so feel free to bump this track however you see fit! While ya'll are distracted by the pulsating synths, groovy bassline, and bangin' kicks, I'm just gonna be over here working on the rest of the EP...*no response* HA! IT WORKED! *runs off*....

You can download the single here on my Reverbnation page, my Soundcloud page (soundcloud.com/EmCDL) or directly of my website (it will be the first entry you see, just click on the artwork to download). Enjoy! #L8

New EP Title Revealed, 'Solid Groove State' available 10/17

I have some more good news for you all of the Hybrid Way faction (that's what I call my fellow fans from here on out, dope or nah?). Now that most of the 'buzz' has sort of died down pertaining to the 'No Remorse Code' EP, I've been working on some new material that I hope to release sometime in November. The EP I'm currently working on, titled 'The Funk Innate' EP, will contain elements of funk, disco, and electro house genres, as well as a little bit of jazz seasoning to even everything out. Lately I've been getting inspired by the music within the disco/funk house genres, so I'm taking all of my frustration out on this EP! Rah Rah! This EP will also lead up into my 'Music & Wine' EP (I know, finally right?) as well as it's next single, 'Young Geriatric'. But for now, just focus on the upcoming foley that is The Funk Innate...focus....yes focus hahahahaha! *Ahem*

I'm also going to release one of the tracks from off the EP next Wednesday 10/17, titled 'Solid Groove State'; an upbeat, funky, dance and synth heavy track to get you two-stepping quite furiously mm-hmm mm-hmm! I'm actually extremely proud of the work I did on this track; my musical landscape plateau has risen significantly since the release of the last EP, you can just feel it in the track! Ugh! *Does P.Diddy dance* You can listen to the latest track on my Reverbnation page.

Until then hybridnettes and hybrids, #L8

'No Remorse Code' EP playing at Spatial 2012

What's up hybridnettes and hybrids, got some more good news for you! This Friday in Lancaster, CA will be the first ever EDM event hosted by Electric Blacklight title 'Spatial 2012'. This event is for the folks that say that the EDM scene is dying, and we want to let them know that it's still alive and kicking! My latest EP will be played at the event, as well as a few exclusive tracks that will be first heard there as well that's off my upcoming untitled EP that will be released sometime in November. So if you are in the area, come thru, listen and dance the night away to some dope EDM music! And if you see me, don't be afraid to say hi!

And for the folks that won't be able to make it, the exclusive tracks will be available (for listening only) to listen to here on my Reverbnation page, as well as my Soundcloud page (www.soundcloud.com/EmCDL); I don't wanna leave ya'll out! Now....GET HYPE!


'No Remorse Code' EP posted on YaBoyVett and PhoenixStar9 website blogs

Hey hybridnettes and hybrids! Hope you are enjoying the EP I released this past weekend (and if you haven' downloaded it yet, you can cop it on my site, TheEmCDLEffect.com). I just wanted to share with you that my EP has been posted on some music blogs: One on YaBoyVett's music blog (http://www.yaboyvett.com/2012/09/new-music-emcdl-no-remorse-ep.html), and the other on Phoenixstar9' site (http://www.phoenixstar9online.com/2012/09/artist-emcdl-speaks-on-newest-release-no-remorse-code-the-ep-emcdl_effected.html), which has a promo interview that will give you insight on what made me do a whole EP over the course of a weekend and what's been going on with me thus far. Hope you enjoy the music and the interview! Got some more stuff in the works so be on the lookout for more new music!


Update Blog ForJune 2010

What's up everyone, EmCDL here to give you an update of whats going on thus far for the album. Now that I'm done with school for the semester (whoooo!), I have more time to work on "The Hybrid" album; tweaking the tracks, getting collabs straight, and doing promotions/marketing. Which leads me to news that I need to share to you, my fans: The album has been pushed back to August 2010. The main reason I decided to do this was because I fell into some mishaps with collabs (people flaking), mastering, and plus I was so caught up in school AND trying to do this album at the same time, there was no way this album would have been pushed out in July (either that or the album would have been rushed and not as good, which I don't want!). I want to make sure I have a quality product to give to you guys! The 'Nocturnal Woman' single is still being worked on as well, but as soon as its done it will be released as a free download on my website and other sites that I'm on (Myspace, Reverbnation, etc.), so keep a lookout! Also whoever gave me their emails are now on my email list on my website, so be sure to be on the lookout for promotional emails from me in the future! Still hard at work on this album, and now that I have more time to work on it, I'll be sure to give ya'll a great album! Until next month, peace!

Update Blog For May 2010

Busy, busy, busy! What up ya'll! I've been so busy trying to get this album together, school and work that I haven't been able to update you guys properly; my bad! Anyway, here's the gist of what's been going on so far: I'm currently tweaking the tracks for "The Hybrid" album as well as awaiting for the collaborations to go thru. I'll soon have the premier single off of the album, "Nocturnal Woman" posted on my website, Jango Internet Radio, Reverbnation, Myspace and other sites as well in the next week or so! It'll be a free download as well on all the other sites so if you like it you'll be able to bump it on your ipod and whatnot. Working on a "Countdown To The Hybrid" Vlog series soon after the album is done to give you guys a look on what I've been thru these past months trying to put together this album....crazy! Just got done with my album cover photoshoot, and I have vids on that experience as well that will be on the vlog series so be on the lookout for all of that! I'll make sure to give out updates on here, but also be sure to check out my website emcdl.com from time to time for new stuff! Ok, back to work! Appreciate you, the fans, liking the music, love yall (new and old)! L8!

Update Blog For April 5th 2010

Whats up everyone! Sorry for the late update, but....well, you already know what I been doing! :) As per usual, I'm real busy with "The Hybrid" album; putting the finishing touches to the tracks, getting the collabs put together, getting ready to record vocals pretty soon as well as doing the album covershoot this month. Been so busy with album stuff and school, don't have any time to catch my breath! But its well worth it! After the album covershoot, I'll have video footage of it posted on my youtube page (youtube.com/EmCDL); I'll let you know when its posted! Also be sure to check my website for new free downloadable tracks in the coming weeks! Its a couple of tracks that didn't make the tracklist for the album, so they will be available for free download on my site and on Reverbnation (reverbnation.com/EmCDL)! Give ya little something before the album drops in July! I'll be sure to keep ya'll updated, just be sure to check my website (emcdl.com) frequently! Thanks and love ya'll!

Blog For March 2010

Whats up everyone, EmCDL here to give you an update on whats been going on with me thus far. First and foremost, I want to thank all the folks who have been checking out my music; whether you like it or not, I still appreciate you taking time out to check it out nonetheless! I just started school, so I've been busy with either that or stuff for my album "The Hybrid". Things are being set in motion as we speak, getting things together for the album cover shoot, collaborations with up and coming rappers/singers, and of course working on music for the album. I really want to do something different with this album but still make it somehow accessible to everyone out there! The hip hop tracks will have rappers on there, singers will be on the R&B tracks, etc. Currently working on the single for my album, which will feature me, NEM_ONE (www.myspace.com/nemone) and up and coming singer Nakia White, so definitely be on the lookout for that! Will be on iTunes for purchase hopefully next month. Also, check out my exclusive interview on www.latinabeatz.com, which goes more in-depth about me, the brand name "EmCDL", and what to expect on my new album. Latinabeatz is a real cool person and publicist in the hip hop and music world, so be sure to check out her site for other new up and coming artists and news as well! The interview is also posted on my site as well in the News/Updates section. If you want updates sent to you every month about whats going on with me, be sure to sign up for my mailing list on my site, and you'll definitely stay on the up and up! Alright people thats about it for now! Check the News/Updates sections for anything else new within this month! Duces...

Update As Of February 1st, 2010

Whats up everyone its EmCDL here, giving you an update of whats going on so far. I'm still hard at work on my upcoming album, "The Hybrid"; got some dope tracks in the works. Getting a few up and coming singers for a few of the tracks to give the album a little flavor as well; can't wait for you guys to hear it! For now, I'll be posting snippets of tracks that will be on the album to give you a taste of whats to come. And just like last month (and the coming months), I have free downloads available on my Reverbnation page (www.reverbnation.com/EmCDL). You don't have to get on my mailing list to download them, just go on the page and see what songs are available for download and thats it! The next couple of months will be very busy for me, but I'll be sure to keep giving you guys something to listen to while anticipating the album! Much love to my fans, new and old, and also appreciate the comments! Thanks!