David Beukes 5


Tzaneen South Africa   Jan 2011


Artist Bio

Influences:   In light of the Blurred Lines verdict, I have no influences whatsoever.

So this is FAWM #6 for me, and is hands down my favourite month of the year.

This time round I'm hoping to use more vocal hummy paddy elements, and expand on my project to incorporate more sampled objects sounds.

That's the plan. But this year I am juggling a work contract, plus I'm currently pursuing a degree, so, we'll hope for the best and see what happens, eh? Happy Fawming!

Previous albums here: http://masslove.bandcamp.com.

And yes, I know we still haven't released material from the last two years, but that's only because shut up.

EDIT 15 Feb: Guys I'm sorry, I can't carry on. Study pressure is just too high, I can't find time to fit everything in. Sorry if I never got to listen to your stuff this year. Hopefully I'm more on top of things in 2018. Laters everybody.

About me: Grew up fiddling with FastTracker, and later heeded the call of grown up DAWs. I've been in and out of the audio industry for the last squillion years, engineering and producing in advertising, and in dance, hiphop and weird alternative world music.

I currently make my living writing words for the print media, and I pursue my irrational love for music on the side.


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  • @hanley  Feb 20

    Ah well, you can't push yourself in too many directions and we're always happy to have anything we can from you guys!
    I'm happy to relisten to the new EP over and over...
    Best of luck for the studies ahead, and hope to see you back in flight next year!

  • @mitchmash  Feb 18

    Dude - no worries. My hat is off to you for even attempting this year with your schedule. Still, I'm glad you did and I'm glad we got 5 songs from you two. Plus - there's a whole year ahead - the magic you work isn't confined to fawm. Keep in touch. 😀

  • @paulhenry  Feb 17

    Aaaaargh! Well, I have to say that I really admire you for making that choice. I have been tempted to call it this year, too. I think you are probably smarter and wiser than me. Hope the kids are doing better.

  • @tesla3090  Feb 17

    Hey, sorry to hear you have to call it this year. Still, you've got at least five good tracks out of it. Nothing to be ashamed of. Who knows, maybe you'll make it back in the last hour to wrap up one more?

  • @robinkirby Feb 16

    awesome songs!

  • @mikkojuhani Feb 15

    Some years it just doesn't work out (it's been slow for me as well). Just wanted to thank you for all the music, and the little exchanges over the years. Because I realized that pretty much every year there's been some little tip or plug-in that I've picked up from you (the TP Basslane being the latest one). Looking forward to doing some spying again soon enough (even if I've been sticking with guitar stuff myself), and likely enjoying what I'm hearing as well.

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 14

    Thanks for visiting 'Lie Down' and the Dreaming/screaming combo is all yours! 😉

  • @tabulhas07 Feb 14

    I appreciate the love brother. I'll have to check out your suggestion for the song you say would love to see the impact you say it could make on the track. 😊

  • @oddbod  Feb 13

    Bagpipe audio generally requires an NSFA tag - Not Suitable For Anywhere!!

    (I used the F word in the fifth verse)

  • @oddbod  Feb 13

    My NSFW tag was merely cautionary to protect any particularly sensitive souls out there - you never know!. 👼 "Prostitutes" being a profession, not a swear word.
    BTW, rather disappointed you failed to include a rating in your comment on Bagpipes (also NSFW) 😁

  • @adforperu  Feb 12

    Just loled at your influences

  • @bradbrubaker Feb 11

    Having some comments from you made my day. I'll have a few more tunes this month, though not a ton.

  • @paulhenry  Feb 9

    Thanks for the comment. I'm not sure what I'm going to produce this year. I'm committed to more collabs, and any originals I do have to have the music first.

    That is NOT me on the guitar. My contrib will be lyrics and (maybe) singing. All you're hearing so far is @orbh. We were paired up in the Random Collab challenge. We have very different musical tastes/influences. And that may be why I'm enjoying working with him so much. I don't think I could've ever written the music he's done, so it forces me to write differently lyrically.

  • @squeakmouse73 Feb 9

    Thank you, friend, for your input.

  • @squeakmouse73 Feb 9

    Thank you, friend, for your input.

  • @jamesstaubes  Feb 9

    Thank you very much for your words on, "In California." That song was definitely, what I heard a songwriter call, "a gift song." It was in the air waiting for me. I love it when that happens. Those are usually the best songs. Oh and yep that's my vocal buddy on, "Let's Go Shopping." Thanks for encouraging us/me to do FAWM this year. Even if we don't get any great songs, the creative process will help us grow together as writers. 😀

  • @orbh Feb 9

    Hey! Thanks for the comment on *68104. The synths are something from the Korg Legacy Collection.
    I put the .ogg in my fawm folder that is in my public folder and it used to work before but not anymore it seems. Maybe it's different with mp3s... or I just remember wrong. All I know for sure that dropbox has been working very differently than it used to years ago.
    Have to try to render as mp3 when we update the song.

  • @visiblydistorted Feb 9

    Haha, sweet, I feel doubly welcome.

  • @sayda Feb 9

    I can't see that video :'( not allowed in the US for some reason? But I checked out her stuff! I think I hear what you are talking about! 😁

  • @jadesongbird  Feb 8

    Yes. 😉

  • @arthurrossi Feb 7

    I would like to thank you very much for your beautiful comment! 😀

  • @sayda Feb 7

    I don't! I'm going to have to do some studying up 😁

  • @sayda Feb 7

    never heard of Eddi Reader, but listening now! Thanks for the tip!

  • @nine  Feb 7

    Thank you for your kind words for my song! I put an English translation for you. Not sure it works though. If you happen to check out, don't hesitate to give suggestions.

  • @thelowestbitter Feb 7

    Re: swearing in Snowflakes, I did think a lot about using the c-word and whether I could justify and defend it, and the conclusion I came to was: I don't know. I don't think context is my friend here at all - using such a contentious, gendered insult will always be problematic but given the subject matter of the song not sure it's excusable.

    The reason I eventually came up with for using it was essentially that no other word had the same power and impact in that space: "fucks" and "pricks" were both tried instead but felt a little weak. I also (maybe naively) thought there was an argument for using the word against this specific group because of their own misogyny and offensiveness - like lowering myself to their level maybe?

    Ultimately though you're right, it does undercut the message of the song and as such shouldn't be part of it. Gonna replace it with "fucks" I think. Thanks, genuinely, for calling me out on it!

  • @kovbleu  Feb 6

    Thanks for listening to "Tattoo" - I really appreciate it!

  • @thejules Feb 5

    Lol thank you very much, I've been making music for about 2 years now I think.. I just use GarageBand on my phone for now, still trying to get my hands on actual software though, I think I'll expand more creatively speaking once I sink my teeth into one of those programs. I'm still finding my sound but I'm a basshead at heart I suppose lol as you can tell on the tracks so far.

  • @riverbear14 Feb 5

    Thank you so very much!

  • @timfatchen  Feb 5

    "We need this shit like we need cancer." Comment on "Tracing Me" Indeed! I laughed at that. Have to agree and it's every bit as evil as the disease (this is a cancer-hit family, one survives, one didn't). More evil, because cancer in mindless, after all.

  • @zecoop  Feb 4

    Maybe part two? Or next year when I make that one chord TWELVE minute long song... 😁 Thanks for listening and for the great Comment. I always recommend some glock. You know... Ze is a "G". 😉

  • @braai Feb 4

    Haha, we did indeed. And on reddit, too! What a great start you have made this year. Glad you're back and looking forward to seeing what else you come up with.

  • @debs  Feb 4

    Thank you for your most esteemed rating on Firehose, my dear chum! The additional merit awards leave me particularly chuffed. Also, I'm motivated, because I would love to score that elusive 10/10. I need to write more NSFW songs! 😁

  • @happystinson Feb 3

    Hey, thanks for the comment. I don't know The Streets so have to check that out. Thanks for the tip. I will most likely post more NSFW the coming weeks so I might end up with a 10 in the end, heh. I leave the bridge as is for now but thanks for you thoughts and yeah, I used a lot of Bitch in the end. I agree repeating a rhyme on the same word isn't very creative. But hey, at least now I'm brave enough to post a song draft on here. 😉

  • @marklberry Feb 3

    I googled "High For This." Intense song, as you predicted. 37 million likes as well. Thanks for the feedback, with homework 😉

  • @chandra83  Feb 3

    Thanks for your feedback on "Frightening and Fresh" 😀

  • @toms  Feb 3

    HA! Thank you for that comment, that cracked me up! I will work on my vulgarity! 😁

  • @seanbrennan  Feb 3

    Thanks for sharing your insight on my song "Gut Check!" Your guess about tapping my instrument for kick drum was close. I actually had the mic just resting, standless, on a folded-up washcloth, and then whacked the hell out of my desk (which would clip everything to smithereens without the washcloth). For the "snare" I tapped a sheet of paper. So now you know! 😀

  • @hanley  Feb 2

    Got the wivi, barely touch it, but thanks for the reminder - I'll be sure to throw it in somewhere this year - and credit you of course.
    Have a great FAWM

  • @chrishope  Feb 1

    happy fawming.. cheers for the haircut reminder?? on browniums soundboard ..just attacked my sides with clippers x

  • @sailingmagpie  Feb 1

    Good to see you're back. Have a good February.

  • @zecoop  Feb 1

    ...and now I know the "top secret' pronunciation of your last name. Bwahhh hahahahaha. And I think i can even pronounce it, lol.
    Happy FAWM!

  • @popmythology  Feb 1

    Hey, David! I almost decided, in fact, to sit this year out completely. But I figured I could at least leave myself open to the possibility and see what happens rather than making any premature decisions. So we'll see! But at the very, very least I am eager to hear what you do this year!

  • @lhcisco  Feb 1

    What's up maaan!? Well my first song out of the box will have the same title will a different favor. Let's see if I can keep the streak going.

  • @shortdan  Jan 31

    Hey hey hey! Here we go again 😀

  • @susyblue  Jan 31

    Haha great to be hit by you 😀 yayyyyy fawm

  • @mikedebenham  Jan 31

    Aw shucks. Better? No. Cheaper? Perhaps!

    Great to see you back, David.

  • @alebrou Jan 30

    Tnx man!
    I'll certainly check.your stuff out!!!

  • @mitchmash  Jan 30

    Can't wait to hear what you come up with this year!

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  • @jamesstaubes  Jan 30

    G'day sir! Let's do this!!!

  • @brownium  Jan 30

    Just sent the pic to the email address I found on your website. Funny thing about this hairdo (I call it a "hairdon't" when talking with my wife) is that I did it by accident. I cut my own hair. After cutting the sides to about 1/2 cm, I took the spacer off to clean up the some other areas. I noticed a spot that I had missed on the side, so I tried to fix that but forgot that the spacer was off. So I cut the hair down to the skin. To late to do anything about it, so I went all the way around. I decided I like it, so I just re-cut it the same way yesterday.

  • @fearlessflight2014  Jan 30


  • @rj1  Jan 30

    FAWM! Bring it hard!

  • @pipewrench67  Jan 30

    Hey, how goes it. I guaranty that it will certainly be flawed. Imperfect in a word, make no mistake.

  • @zecoop  Jan 30

    As always... anticipating the madness that comes out of you and Sciren's minds. Always intriguing and inspiring. Can't wait! 😀

  • @helene  Jan 30

    Happy FAWMing to you!

  • @kristian  Jan 29

    huzzah! It's the time for timely music-making! Kinda unprepared like always, but what else is new? BRING IT... I think?

  • @clioem  Jan 29

    Hahaha work is work!

  • @thelowestbitter Jan 29

    I don't think I'll be able to resist getting political. My iPhone notes are a litany of angry phrases and couplets just waiting to be turned into angry songs

  • @orinoco  Jan 29

    Hey you. I've listened to both of your albums on Spotify a few times this last year - Prototype in particular is good running music. Have a good one 😀

  • @sciren  Jan 29

    EEEEEEEE, can we do it this year? I gorram hope so.

  • @jcooper  Jan 29

    You too! Excited

  • @clioem  Jan 29

    Btw do you work in advertising?
    I'm wanting to get into freelance branding pretty soon. I have some experience in that direction from previous positions/projects so there is hope. Do you do copy?

  • @oddbod  Jan 29

    Of course pressure, where would we be creatively without it 😀

  • @odilongreen  Jan 29

    Hello sir! Great to see you here; your music is always incredible. In fact, seeing you pop up on my Soundboard has inspired me to pop over to Spotify and I'm listening to Archetype right now!

  • @kovbleu  Jan 29

    Hello! Looking forward to great things from you as always. 😀 Happy FAWM.

  • @darcistrutt  Jan 28

    Hello!! Happy FAWMing to you! Good to see you're back for more fun!

  • @oddbod  Jan 28

    Hi....Just saying welcome back

  • @mcfunkypants Jan 28

    Good luck this year David! I am looking forward to hearing your incredible songs.

  • @paulhenry  Jan 28

    Hi mdavisto,
    I'm not sure what I'm up to this year, but I'm in. I was happy to see your note when I logged in. I'm looking forward to you and your work with @sciren.

  • @adforperu  Jan 28

    Oh it's YOU. Hey man! I'm here, as always. I errrr.. never did that vocal did I... *blush*

  • @tesla3090  Jan 28

    Looking forward to hearing your new stuff this year!