After my previous post, I’m sure you’re all wondering what “the big” news is. In fact, your fingers are probably tired from refreshing my blog over and over… just in hopes that you’ll be the first to hear what it is that I have to say. Well, the wait is finally over. Pour yourself a stiff drink and read on…
This announcement is somewhat bittersweet for me, and those of you who have been longtime subscribers and noticed a “cancellation email” the other day probably know what I’m about to say, but as of this month, I will no longer being doing the monthly/subscription-based “Gruss Loops” sets. After twelve glorious volumes, thousands of loops, and countless hours recording and editing, I’ve decided to shift much of my time and energy on to another exciting project: producing a new loop series for the thelooploft.com
You’re probably saying to yourself, “Wait a minute, isn’t that just your other website? wtf, bro?!”.
True. It is my other website. But that site isn’t all about me. And it isn’t all about drum loops. I created that site for a different purpose. After doing this blog thing for a while and cranking out a ton of loops, I took a good look around and realized there was an opportunity. A chance to put together an all-star roster of musicians under one roof loft and produce the highest quality, most musical loops available anywhere on the planet. Think of it like The Wrecking Crew or The Funk Brothers for the 21st century and you’ll be in the right ballpark. And via the wonders of the internets, I’m able to assemble this team of first-call studio musicians in NYC, London, Nashville and Los Angeles and work with them directly from my studio in Boston.
The first offering from one of these musicians will be released later this week. (hint) Odds are you’ve recently seen him on tv, heard him on the radio… or watched him play live at Royal Albert Hall or Madison Square Garden. No, it’s not Justin Bieber. But don’t count him out…
As far as this blog is concerned.. it’s not going anywhere. In fact, I’ll probably post more frequently than I did before. Where else would I be able to post videos about Pete Dallas?? And yes, there will still be free loops from time to time.
Anyway, enough about me. Here’s some other news you should check out: