Brooklyn songwriter and producer Jonathan Dagan aka J. Viewz has been working on his latest concept ‘The DNA Project’ and dropped by Gotye’s NYC headquarters to include some of the Melbourne performer’s sounds in his project.
At the Gotye HQ, J. Viewz got the chance to check out his collection of rare vintage synthesisers and drum machines.
J. Viewz has been creating his own album and allowing those sounds to be downloaded for others to use as the DNA for their own albums.
As part of the DNA Project, J. Viewz collaborated with Gotye.
One of Gotye’s prized possessions if a Wurlitzer Sideman. “It came from the late 1950s. I think it’s the first commercially produced drum machine. Definitely in America!,” Gotye explains. “It is pre-transistor”. The Sideman was made commercially available in 1959 and Gotye owns one in perfect working order.
J. Viewz recorded the sounds created by Gotye and those sounds are now available for download.
The DNA project allows users to access the original sounds used on elements of forthcoming J. Viewz albums. J. Viewz raised $65,234 from 1024 backers on Kickstarter to develop the project.
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