Home of Fauxtown Records

youtubemusicsucks 3 Hi, and welcome to YouTube Music Sucks!  We are a music blog and also the home of Fauxtown Records, which is an indie record label based out of the province of Ontario, Canada.

This blog is jam-packed with articles and ideas written by a wide variety of musicians and writers from around the world, including articles about a variety of topics, such as…

Live Gear

This category covers much of what you’ll need if you plan on moving from practicing and recording to performing live on-stage. We have posts about in-ear monitoring for the vocalist as well as electric guitar reviews for the musician. If you want to immerse yourself in the history of recordings, we went back in time to educate you about the beginnings of analog recordings. We have tons of topics, but if you don’t see something that would interest you, send us a line. One of our experience musicians will have no problem adding that to our calendar. 

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Microphones

When you’re ready to start recording the progress you’ve made with your instrument or begun singing songs, you’ll want to share those recordings with others. In the microphone category, we have microphones that are specifically used for your music. We also have microphones that can be used for podcast recordings or live P.A. systems. Dynamic versus condenser microphones are one of the first decisions you’ll have to make when purchasing a mic, and we help you make that decision by giving you data to make comparisons.


Featured Musical Genres

In this section, we have posts and articles on a variety of music genres. From jazz to folk to electronic, some of the articles are on our favorite indie musicians while others focus on popular singers. We dig into the history and the instruments common to the genre, too. 

Jazz

The genre of music known as jazz has been around for generations, and some famous musicians like Duke Ellington were incredibly popular. We have album reviews, musical instruments, histories, and biographies of those throughout time that were known in the world of jazz.

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Electronic

This type of music is made using electronic instruments or equipment that will alter the sounds of notes electronically. It might sound like it’s been altered, but other times, the impact on the music is subtle. We have some indie music on the site that’s considered electronic as well as the history and posts about certain popular bands. 

Folk 

Folk music has been around in times of strife and social inequality throughout the ages. It’s meant to be an oral history and a rallying cry depending on what’s happening in the world at the moment the song is created. This category has the history of folk music, instruments used in the creation of music, and reviews of particular brands of instruments. 


DJ Gear

To become a DJ who spends his or her days mixing songs for playing in clubs or at events, you’ll need to learn the best kind of gear you’ll need. In our DJ category, we have reviews of the best controllers for certain events like weddings. We compare the world of producers and live DJs to figure out who is the best, too. 

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In our  DJ software category, we discuss our opinion of Serrato, which is a popular software choice for most DJs. We review Alchemie Zinc DJ software, too. 

We want you to succeed as a DJ if that’s your goal. We include a ton of articles that are filled with tips on how to become a DJ who is in demand in local clubs and other venues.


This site features a lot of original music from the many independent artists and musicians we support, including the likes of…

J.K. Phil Osé

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J.K. is a solo artist that writes and records his own material, ranging from hip hop, to folksier stuff, to rock stuff.  His influences are many and varied.  He also does experimental hip hop electro shit with Try Hardz, and has played with several Fauxtown bands – most recently playing keys with Jerry Grey and his Suburban Bicycle Gang.


Phenomenal Video Productions

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Phenomenal VP is located in Brantford, Ont.  From wedding videos, performances, and live acts to artistic videos such as you might see on the MTV/MuchMusic type channels, Daniel Evans of Phenomenal VP can handle most any situation you throw at him.  He has also helped to produced webinars for marketing firms and he is currently making Youtube content for a product specialist.  Check out one of his live band video recordings below, featuring two cameras: the Pro Panasonic and the Sony Digital 8.


Young Coconut

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Young Coconut is another solo artist who helps to moderate this very website, and has been part of many Fauxtown bands, including The Approachables, Whatever, Try Hardz, Vanity Plate, Childebeast, and Yim Tin Tam.  His styles lean towards, as someone recently said, “latent pscyh pop”.  This means, psych pop follows YC around in whatever genre he’s dabbling in, which most recently, has been electronic and MIDI based experimental pop music.

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Chad Casarin

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Chad Casarin is an abstract improvisational artist not much into being boastful. He lives in a tyrannical city that drives his integrity. Ex-drummer of Bun, Treben’dle, Grand River Orchestra, Personal Helicopter, Yim Tin Tam, Nervous Wrecked, while recently doing keyboard noises in Telson Delmer and playing guitar for Jerry Grey & the Suburban Bicycle Gang.  He is a heavy thinker which most people have a hard time maintaining a conversation with, especially about heat weapons, or chemtrails. You’re perhaps better off listening to his music if that’s what you’re here for. Thanks for reading.


Binary Forest

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Binary Forest is a techno / electro duo who plays sets that use a lot of loops, samples, and winky blinky gear.  Underneath it all is guitars and keys, and two guys who love to push the boundaries, while embracing their roots, which is to say, psychedelic, electronic, and latter-day tripped out Beatles tunes.


The Timeless Void

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The Timeless Void is pscyh based group, prolific in their track-making abilities, this time influenced by more the prog and blues rock side of things.  Still very much rock and roll, The Timeless Void enjoys “flying” through the void vaporous mists of rock’s past, while keeping an eye on the future and developing their studio ingenuity in the process.


Matthew Davey

Nervous Wrecked AKA Matthew Davey

Matthew Davey has gone by many names, and each name dedicated to the musical trajectory he is on at that time.  From DIY folk punk bedroom electro to political punk rock, to prog metal, to experimental folk, to singing into a phone that lights up, the tireless experimentation of Matthew Davey reflects in all of the DIY records he’s made over the years, with no signs of slowing.


Michael Hornyak

Michael Hornyak is another experimental gentleman who graces this website, working on his own music but currently he is focused on his open source software called HyperInteractive Reality, and specifically, Light Paint HiR, which plays with light and sound in a way that he wants to make available to all peoples for a multitude of purposes.  

These are just some of the artists on the site.  You can find the rest by heading up to the navigation menu at the top of this page and seeing who’s around.

  Have a look around and see what you can find.  Peace!

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