Showing posts with label Updates. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Updates. Show all posts

April 7, 2021

Dark Flow Designs Etsy Shop - Visually Stunning Kaleidoscopic Art

Dark Flow Designs Etsy Shop

Dark Flow Designs Etsy Shop

I am unveiling the launch of my brand new Etsy shop, Dark Flow Designs! Over the past few years, I have enjoyed creating various abstract artwork. Two years ago, I used this artwork that I have created for my DJ Dark Flow music releases, namely my Cracking the Code and Backwords Thoughts singles and my Crystallize album cover. 

November 24, 2019

Update: "AirdriftSignals Recommends...", AirdriftSignals' Official Spotify Playlist Now Featured In Every Press Package!

AirdriftSignals Official Spotify Playlist

AirdriftSignals Official Spotify Playlist

Now, at the top of the website and also along the right sidebar of any page, readers and artists can access "The Playlist", the Official AirdriftSignals Spotify playlist, featuring in reverse chronological order all of the hottest tracks from all the artists covered by the magazine!

October 29, 2019

Update: Satellite Beats: Earliest Transmissions OUT NOW!

Update: Satellite Beats - Earliest Transmissions Release

Satellite Beats: Earliest Transmissions Release

How do I begin? Satellite Beats... Where do I go from here? DJ Dark Flow... As an aspiring songwriter and musician, a 15-16-year-old me was lucky enough to collect and get my hands on various electronic equipment, a keyboard, an acoustic and electric guitar, and a digital recorder. With these circuits and machinery, I was able to begin to fulfill my dream and passion for songwriting by creating acoustic, electronic, and industrial atmospheres full of mystery and dread, and from this era of my musical experimentation, I produced a lot of wide-ranging material under my first musical alias, Satellite Beats. After years of having the songs on my computer, I decided to curate and release this compilation album of my earliest recordings.

September 17, 2019

Update: 3 Page Interview with Verb'z Up Magazine!

Update: 3 Page Interview with Verb'z Up Magazine

DJ Dark Flow Interview with Verb'z Up Magazine

I was lucky enough to get a featured interview in the independent, Texas-owned Verb'z Up Magazine!! Here I was able to go in-depth into my background in music and what inspires me most, as well as some of the plans I have for the future as a multi-genre, multi-medium artist!

July 20, 2019

Update: Backwords Thoughts Single OUT NOW

Update: Backwords Thoughts Single Release

DJ Dark Flow - Backwords Thoughts Single Release

The final supporting single from my debut album Crystallize, Backwords Thoughts, a revisit of my instrumental bonus track, is out now! Featuring verses by Long Island emcees B. Dvine and Thomas Coppola (both who I have reviewed in the past and Thomas who I have just recently interviewed), Backwords Thoughts is a fully-fleshed out idea with jewels of knowledge for your ears. Listen now on Bandcamp or any other streaming platform that you choose and listen to my album Crystallize on all music streaming platforms!

July 2, 2019

Update: Interviews Incoming

Update: Interviews Incoming

AirdriftSignals Interviews Incoming

As an ongoing attempt to bring my online publication to the next level, I will start publishing focused and unique interviews on the AirdriftSignals platform. When there are new music releases from independent artists, I will provide an opportunity for the artist to speak for the music themselves, and also give their insight into what goes on in their creative process. This will usually be accompanied by a full review of the artist's latest release that will follow up as the next entry of this publication.

April 23, 2019

Crystallize DEBUT LP by DJ Dark Flow OUT NOW!!!!

Update: DJ Dark Flow - Crystallize LP Release

Update: DJ Dark Flow - Crystallize LP Release

This June 1, 2019, Crystallize, my debut electronic LP, will be released into the world on all music platforms! I have had a long and exciting journey with music ever since my DJ alias was founded in 2008 for my late night radio program. Now, 11 years later, and 4 years after the release of my debut self-titled EP, comes my first full-length release!

April 7, 2019

Milestones Part III: Writing

Milestones Part III: Writing

Milestones Part III: Writing Poems of My PastEver since I was exposed to music, I really felt an appreciation for written lyric, and wanted to be a songwriter myself... As you might already have noticed, all of my milestones and creative passions funnel back to music. For that I always have to thank my dad for inspiring me and promoting it in my life. From writing written lyrics with my acoustic guitar, I began to get a feel for rhyming and poetic storytelling. It was exhilarating creating and recording my own acoustic songs on my 16-track Fostex, some of which are still around today, buried in my computer files. 

Additionally, reading fantastical stories of adventures in western wastelands (Stephen King's Dark Tower series) or bleak post apocalyptic winters (Cormac McCarthy's The Road) would leave marks forever burned into my memory. As I combined these and other intense stories with instrumental playlists I would create, I was enthralled and inspired by the power of written storytelling.

March 19, 2019

Masterpiece Crates: Introduction (Titles Subject to Change)

Masterpiece Crates: Introduction (Albums Subject to Change)

Masterpiece Crates: Introduction (Albums Subject to Change)

Every so often, an artist or a group releases an album that fans often consider one of their best pieces or work, or even a masterpiece. In my lifetime, I would argue that a great number of music albums have achieved this high class distinction. Of course, every pick is a highly subjective and personal matter, yet I would go as far as to say that many fans of the artists I listen to would mostly, if not whole-heartedly agree with me that there are music albums out there which reach this class without question. Thus begins my introduction to DJ Dark Flow's Masterpiece Crate.

January 27, 2019

Milestones Part II: DJ Dark Flow

Milestones Part II: DJ Dark Flow

Milestones Part II: DJ Dark Flow - Cracking the Code

After I put my radio show on an indefinite hiatus in 2015, I was fully committed to developing myself musically, having now more free time to focus my energies on original music production instead of planning for 4 hours of radio programming every week. As I explained in my first chapter of Milestones, music was ingrained in me from a very early age, since being exposed to various rock n roll by my father, and I quickly forged my own path in musical discovery. I always had the desire to be a musician, and was influenced by groups in high school such as Pink Floyd, Radiohead, The Mars Volta (all of which reinforced my interest in musical experimentation and drawing outside the lines of "mainstream music"), and Nine Inch Nails (a group known for being a one-man act who had an enormous influence on my motivation to make music all on my own) among others. When moving to Connecticut with my family, I quickly tried to make friends and form a band. I was able to form a 3 piece rock group, which eventually became a 4 piece with the addition of a keyboardist, and we donned the name Breathe, named after the Pink Floyd track off Dark Side of The Moon.

December 13, 2018

Milestones Part I: Radio

Milestones Part I: Radio

Adrift In The Airwaves Flower of Life Logo

From a young age, I was always influenced by music, being stimulated by my father’s ever-growing collection, and eventually forming my own interests which sometimes deviated from what my parents found acceptable. Nevertheless, I remember the nostalgia from days of sporting a cd mix or album in my jog-proof Walkman on the way to school. Music still had that feature of physicality and gentle handling that made the experience all the more rewarding, and I doubt today’s generation will ever feel that simple pleasure of having a few CDs or CD wallet where your precious few choices mattered and made the soundtrack of your day. The only way future kids and young adults could discover the pleasure of handling music would be to discover vinyl records or invest in their own stereo cabinets, but I divulge. The point I am trying to make is that music has been ingrained in my being since I was very young, and if not for a chance presentation during one of my first general elective courses at the University of Connecticut, I may have never become a longtime radio host and DJ in February of 2008.

October 20, 2018

Update: Crimson Sky Kindle, Paperback, and Original Soundtrack OUT NOW!

Update: Crimson Sky Kindle, Paperback, and Original Soundtrack Release

Crimson Sky Kindle, Paperback, and Original Soundtrack Release

My debut in literature is out now, a horror novella called Crimson Sky! It's a short story that became expanded into a novella, which is the length between a short story and a full-length novel. To coincide with my Kindle and paperback's release is the Crimson Sky Original Soundtrack produced under my musical alias, DJ Dark Flow.

May 14, 2014

Lots of Changes and Content - Blog Updates!!!

Blog Updates

DJ Dark Flow River Logo

What's up drifters!!? There have been so many changes to DJ Dark Flow and "Adrift In The Airwaves" since my last post on Airdrift Signals a year and a half ago. (:

Since slowing down posting music reviews after securing a full time job in 2012 (all my music reviews for Surviving The Golden Age can be viewed here), I have made myself a weekly 4 hour time slot on WPKN 89.5FM in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Every week, I feature independent and local artists, either through their music, or as live in-studio guests or callers, mixing experimental electronic music, dance music, hip-hop, and psychedelic rock infused with abstract reggae and world styles. 

January 2, 2012

Music reviews, and writing for Surviving The Golden Age!

Music Reviews Incoming

It's been a few months since my last review was posted for Avey Tare's melancholy, rhythm induced, watery solo debut, Down There. Since then, I have been active in my efforts to keep the music alive in the absence of my radio show, Adrift In The Airwaves. I have been producing dubstep mixes and mashups and have been trying to DJ in areas around CT where the underground electronic scene has been blossoming.
Very recently, I have been hired for a writing internship to write music reviews for Surviving The Golden Age, an eclectic music blog that specializes in DJ mixes, mashups, as well as hip-hop and electronic music.

April 12, 2011

Thank you, radio listeners (+5,000 podcast downloads!!), and goodbyes.

Thank You, Listeners

AirdriftSignals Music Magazine
First off I would like to say that my time here at UConn has been some of the best years of my life. Getting into radio programming here at WHUS happened almost by chance, as members from the station came to my Culture Of The College Media class to give a presentation on UConn’s radio station... I was hooked from my very first semester, and have been at the controls for Adrift In The Airwaves for over three years now.

September 12, 2010

Mount Kimbie - Crooks and Lovers Review

Mount Kimbie - Crooks and Lovers Review

Mount Kimbie - Crooks and Lovers Review

To make my blog more exciting, I decided that I am now going to start doing album reviews of music that I have enjoyed enough to feature in my radio show Adrift In The Airwaves.

For my first album review, I decided to take a look at Mount Kimbie's debut full-length, Crooks & Lovers.

April 25, 2010

Minor podcast errors, an open letter

Minor Podcast Glitch

Dark Flow here,
Since getting lucky and finding a podcast hosting site for free, there was always a chance that there would be minor issues. The site occasionally has a glitch and doesn't allow me to post my shows for a bit of time (sometimes more than a week).

February 11, 2010

New Time Slot, New Music, NEW PODCAST!

New Radio Time Slot

I found out this past Monday night that my new radio time slot for the Spring schedule is going to be Monday mornings from 8-10AM, Eastern Time, and I'm starting back up in just a few days! I am happy with the turnout, knowing that many people will be hearing my show on the road and that it would be a good slot for many listeners. However, I realized that some of my loyal fans might be unable to tune in at this early hour to keep up with my show. So I thought to myself, 'How can I still deliver my broadcast to my fans without losing anybody?'. This is the official unveiling of DJ Dark Flow's "Adrift In The Airwaves" radio podcast!

January 16, 2010

Last show for Monday, 1-3PM

Last Monday Radio Show

This coming Monday, January 18th, will be my last appearance for this time slot. After that, it will most likely be 2-3 weeks before I'll be on the air again. Be sure to tune in at 91.7FM or you can always listen online at!


December 7, 2009

Last Show of the Semester!

Last Show Of The Semester

This coming Monday, December 14th will be the date of my last show of the academic semester. I will be coming back in the spring, but this will be the last one of the year.
Tune in from 1-3PM Eastern time to 91.7FM, or to listen online!