Jabun's News


Yo fellow Newgrounders!

Hope you’re having a great week filled with good vibes and awesome music! It's been a while since I last checked in, but some really cool news this week so it felt like a good time for another post! Let's get to it:

This week one year ago, Better Than The Book released its debut full length album, Two Years On, and since then it’s been an amazing adventure for myself and BTTB! We’ve had our first international radio play, our first interviews, and the first use BTTB music in people’s videos, amongst many other cool things. As well as being a pivoting point in my career, both as a musician and as a producer /engineer, Two Years On has also shown me what a difference music can make to people’s lives. When I first released it, I did not expect all the amazing feedback, touching comments and people reaching out that followed shortly afterwards, and I want to thank you all soo much for all of that support!

So exactly one year on I’m releasing a little bonus album to celebrate! It’s been teased a bit on social media, but finally I can unveil the new BTTB bonus album: Two Years On [Instrumentals]. It’s essentially exactly how it sounds: The Two Years On album, but without any vocals (and “Channel Surfing” which pretty much would be a minute of silence without vocals!). As a musician, I really love being able to jam over other people’s tracks, but it’s not too easy to find instrumental versions of a lot of songs, so I thought, it’d be a cool and simple thing to do to celebrate such a great year for Better Than The Book. You can find Two Years On [Instrumentals] on the Better Than The Book Bandcamp page and as with all BTTB, it’s here on Newgrounds for your streaming pleasure! I Hope you enjoy the bonus album and that it satisfies your Ska-punk hunger until the next time I hit the studio!

You can listen to Two Years On [Instrumentals] and the original Two Years On album right here:

or feel free to listen to them track by track via the playlists at the bottom of my profile page!

BUT of course, I’d like to say an even bigger thanks to you all reading this for showing a special interest in BTTB and supporting me directly, and so to express my gratitude, for the whole month of February there’ll be a 20% discount for anything you purchase on the BTTB bandcamp page! Just use the discount code “2YEARSON” and you should be all set, and I hope whichever music you choose gets you motivated and ready to take on the world and spread some inspiration!

That’s about it for this post and hope you enjoy the music. For those of you wondering what’s next for BTTB too, I’ve been gathering ideas for the next album and aim to start production late spring, early summer this year, with the album release at some point in 2018. Before then though, I should be releasing my debut electronic / chill album as Jabun. It's all written and recorded, and just waiting for a final mix, master and getting all that good old admin stuff sorted, so keep you're eyes out for that in the next few months, and in case you can't wait, I'll embed a video teaser of the album at the end of this post! Exciting times certainly, and I’m looking forward to sharing all of that with you soon! Until then though, I hope you have an amazing week, thanks so much for supporting BTTB and my other music projects, and I hope to be back here soon!

All the best and keep those horns blaring,

Nick

Better Than The Book / Jabun

Jabun album teaser:

Visit Better Than The Book at:

Bandcamp - https://betterthanthebook.bandcamp.com/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BetterThanTheBookUK

Twitter - https://twitter.com/BTTB_UK

SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com/bttb_uk

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialBTTBMusic



It's been a while since I posted an update here but be sure I've been working on new material in the mean time! Crazy to think that next week it'll have been 11 YEARS since I first signed up to Newgrounds! Whoa!

Anyway, at the beginning of last month I finished up a new track, my first electronic track as Jabun since 2014. It was remix for a competition and now that the competition is over, I can finally put it up for download :D Horray! Unfortunately, I'll not be able to put it up on Newgrounds as I know we're very strict on 3rd party sampling / copywrites etc..., and with a no strikes policy even with the permissions I've been given, I simply don't want to risk it... (Not worth the hassle). You can however listen and download the track for free on SoundCloud! Feel free to check it out and grab a copy:

In case you don't want to head over to SoundCloud though, I've also got a new track out here on Newgrounds too which you can pick up on bandcamp if you'd like. This track was commissioned by David Klein II for YouTube and is a lovely combination of 2 of the genres which really got me started as Jabun: Chillstep and Chiptune. Hope you enjoy it and I look forward to making more tunes soon!

Buy link: https://jabun.bandcamp.com/track/the-ocean-above

Anyways, that's all for this time! Take care Newgrounds and no doubt I'll be floating around somewhere until the next update. Ciao!



Just a quick one: I recently uploaded my lastest album "Better Than The Book - Two Years On" to Newgrounds and have playlisted it up if anyone's interested! Hope you like it and if you REALLY enjoy it feel free to pick up a copy on bandcamp! Here's the playlist:

http://www.newgrounds.com/playlists/view/e33f9b27abf1f073281f6d0a1c8cf122

Additionally, feel free to check out the entire Better Than The Book discography via the playlist below:

http://www.newgrounds.com/playlists/view/96219dcedc6c47deb91c079c2f410ee3

Hope you enjoy the music and head over to the BTTB Facebook or Twitter to keep updated with the project. 



Hi everyone!

It's been a while since I've posted to NG since I've been super busy with other aspects of my life, including turning my love of creating music and helping people with audio work into a full time job (a dream come true, though I've still a long way to go XD). Anyway, I'm here today to share with you guys something I've been working on throughout 2015 and a project that's really close to my heart: "Better Than The Book - Two Years On", my first full length album following from the One Small Step EP of 2012.

It's a 12 track Ska/Punk adventure which I composed, performed, produced and engineered using everything I know, and features a guest Rap from Cyberdevil, who was a legend and an honor to work with. I'll let the album speak for itself, but I'd love for you all to hear it. It's just up on Newgrounds for streaming, but if it takes your fancy, feel free to visit the Better Than The Book Bandcamp, to download a copy. Without further words, I present to you: "Two Years On"

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/667858

I hope you enjoy it, and I'd love to know your thoughts.

Jabun

 



Hehe, I have no idea...

Anyway, I figured I haven't posted news in a little while, though I've still been active on Newgrounds and other places. I'm a lot more active on Facebook these days so feel free to head over there to keep up to date with what I'm doing.

New projects on Newgrounds-wise. I recently released "A Very Useful T-Rex" with Fun Station 4 Kids which recieved Daily 3rd! I was on audio post-production and doing the narration for that one :D Many thanks for all the great feedback! Feel free to check it out below!

Bandcamp

I also released another track on the audio portal a while back "GG [Good Game]". Been working on a new ska-punk album too which is on target for release by the end of the year. Again, head over to Facebook to keep up to date with the progress, and feel free to check out the previous one on . Hope you enjoy the new track!

Finally, I'm still taking commissions for Audio Post-Production and Mastering if anyone needs music mastered, voices cleaned up for animations, or even your entire project mixed and produced. More details on this webpage if you're interested, just click the appropriate heading. Feel free to leave comments if you'd like any more information too. I'm all ears!

That's it for this post I guess. 99 followers now too! Who wants to be the person to tip the scales over to 100? Until next time, take care, Newgrounds!



Quick post, I've uploaded for streaming only a few older EPs and singles. The tracks all have DL links in the description so follow them if you'd like to download the tracks :3

http://jabun.newgrounds.com/audio/


Boobies anyone?

2015-03-25 09:54:22 by Jabun

If you clicked the post for boobies, then you will probably be dissapointed, but dinosaurs are pretty cool so please read on XD If you really do just want boobies, then here's a good place to look: https://www.google.com

Big announcement! I've been involved in a kickstarter project doing the music and audio post production for a children's animation with DINOSAURS!!!! 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/567516446/dino-sharing-song-animation-and-book

The animation will be a musical skit about Sharing :D Here's a press release from the animator:

Animator & team seek crowdfunding for children’s animation & book production

BEDFORD, N.H.; March 25, 2015 - Fun Station 4 Kids is a small but rapidly growing children’s education & entertainment channel on Youtube with close to six million views and 4,000+ subscribers. Headed up by freelance animator Anthony Houde, the team now seeks crowdfunding as a means of funding their next animation - and creating a children’s book based thereon.

The theme of the animation/book is sharing and is inspired by real-life events with relatives. The main character is a hilarious T-Rex from past episodes, along with his young family as they introduce the concept of sharing to their audience in this entertaining and informative musical skit composed by UK musician Nick Standing. Voice talents include Sheila M. Gagne and Evan Bremer, both in the Chicago metro area.

The team hopes that a successfully funded project will lead to the opportunity to expand their animation collection and reach a larger audience.

Please share the link with your friends (after all, that's the message of our campaign XD), and if you can, please support our project :D



Afternoon Newgrounds!

Big announcement! I've been involved in a kickstarter project doing the music and audio post production for a children's animation with DINOSAURS!!!! 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/567516446/dino-sharing-song-animation-and-book

The animation will be a musical skit about Sharing :D Here's a press release from the animator:

Animator & team seek crowdfunding for children’s animation & book production

BEDFORD, N.H.; March 25, 2015 - Fun Station 4 Kids is a small but rapidly growing children’s education & entertainment channel on Youtube with close to six million views and 4,000+ subscribers. Headed up by freelance animator Anthony Houde, the team now seeks crowdfunding as a means of funding their next animation - and creating a children’s book based thereon.

The theme of the animation/book is sharing and is inspired by real-life events with relatives. The main character is a hilarious T-Rex from past episodes, along with his young family as they introduce the concept of sharing to their audience in this entertaining and informative musical skit composed by UK musician Nick Standing. Voice talents include Sheila M. Gagne and Evan Bremer, both in the Chicago metro area.

The team hopes that a successfully funded project will lead to the opportunity to expand their animation collection and reach a larger audience.

Please share the link with your friends (after all, that's the message of our campaign XD), and if you can, please support our project :D



Hello Newgrounds!

It's been a while since I wrote a news post here, but the new Pokemon animation I did with Dieseling got front page and daily second place and I thought it good to do some Newgrounds posting again. Check out "The Best Pokemon" if you haven't already. I'm sure you'll be clutching your sides with this one!

Along with the Animation, I've uploaded some of the music I created for it too. You can find them in the following links:

PKMN Route 1 Remake

PKMN Battle Remake

Hope you all enjoy them. 

On the whole I've been doing a lot of things with newgrounds (or previously newgrounds) creators in the background recently, though I've been focussing on my own website and social media for getting the word out there since I've lost my front page posting previleges (no idea why...). I do a blog post each Saturday on my website which you read here. There's something new almost every week and some updates on progress or reflections on past projects if not. Feel free to follow the blog or like the Jabun Audio Facebook page for weekly updates and new videos/audio.

Take care Newgrounds and have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Jabun

 

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JABUN AUDIO: http://jabunaudio.weebly.com/ 

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/JabunAudio

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/HurpADervish

SOUNDCLOUD: http://soundcloud.com/jabun

YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/user/HurpADervish



Yo Newgrounds,

For some reason I can't post up on the front page which is a bummer, but what is a person to do, eh? XD

It's been a busy month! I decided to set up as self-employed and start a business as a freelance audio engineer. Doors are open for commissions so feel free to buzz me about pretty much ANY audio help you need and I'll see what I can do. I specialise in mixing animations, but other stuff and challenges are always welcome. 

I also created a website and set up a Facebook Page. You can find all the details about what I offer and my portfolio there:

http://jabunaudio.weebly.com/ 

https://www.facebook.com/JabunAudio

In other news, the new Lights, Camera, Attraction! EP "From The Ground Up" is up and out! Please check it out on bandcamp! I think it's some of my best production work yet, and the guys are great musicians :D

https://lightscameraattraction.bandcamp.com/album/from-the-ground-up

Finally, I have some cool collaborations coming up soon. This week I've been recording and producing a new Hip Hop track with Cyberdevil. It should be out by the end of the week! I've also been in talks with Hikarian about mixing her new animation "Tales of Zale". Needless to say, I am megastoked to me working with her and I can't wait to get stuck in! I've already seen some sneak peeks and it looks amazing!

That's all for this time. For weekly updates, check out my website's blog (I post each Saturday). 

Take care Newgrounds!

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JABUN AUDIO: http://jabunaudio.weebly.com/ 

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/JabunAudio

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/HurpADervish

SOUNDCLOUD: http://soundcloud.com/jabun

YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/user/HurpADervish