TRACK OF THE MONTH / october 2019: Stomping Ground by Music Orange

Stomping Ground

TRACK OF THE MONTH / october 2019*

This month…Layered handclaps, wooden blocks, and other organic toned percussion open "Stomping Ground" with a kinetic sounding shuffle. But when short bursts of electric guitar and airhorns enter the scene, it all sounds a bit inspired by Brazilian new rave (think CSS). As the rhythmic layers continue to build, the song morphs into punk-pointed dance pop (not too unlike Dragonette or The Ting Tings).

Find this one filed under INDIE…ALT POP in The Music Orange Library Online (MOLO).

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*Each month, we feature a new track from the Music Orange Library online—the easiest, most intuitive online library in the industry. If you like what you hear, please visit and check out some of our latest tracks. Enjoy the Music!

Things We Like: Every Noise at Once by Music Orange

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Every Noise at Once is a tool that attempts to list every musical genre there is, visually represented on the page so you can see how they sonically relate to one another, and with audio examples for each! Not sure what the difference is between Aggrotech and Terrorcore? No problem, just listen to the examples. And clicking on any genre will take you to a page of artists that are representative of that genre. It's a fun and valuable tool for composers and curious listeners alike.

TRACK OF THE MONTH / september 2019: Slow Your Roll by Music Orange

Slow Your Roll

TRACK OF THE MONTH / september 2019*

This month…Although "Slow Your Roll" isn't technically acid-jazz, it does hark back to that magic time of the early '90s when bands like The Brand New Heavies and Greyboy Allstars were being buzzed by groovy people. This jam kicks off on a vintage organ strut that would make Booker T. Jones proud. But when the funky house beat kicks in, it's easy to remember that groove is in the heart. Other instrumental layers include some sweet guitar licks, a spooky sounding synthesizer and sublime background vocals.

Find this one filed under SUPERFUNK…SOUL in The Music Orange Library Online (MOLO).

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*Each month, we feature a new track from the Music Orange Library online—the easiest, most intuitive online library in the industry. If you like what you hear, please visit and check out some of our latest tracks. Enjoy the Music!

#TBT: Sprint: "Sprint Holiday Viral Website Experience" by Music Orange

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Back in 2008, John Zissimos and Shelly Townsend contacted us to arrange and produce a Holiday choir for Sprint’s interactive greeting card. Users could type in anything that they might want for the holidays and the recipient would be implored to buy it for them by the “Not-So-Subtle Holiday Hint Choir.” We wrote the arrangement and recorded the choir during a live shoot, which you can see by watching the clip.

Things We Like: Fender Tune App by Music Orange

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There are a lot of good iOS tuners out there. Two we particularly like for ease of use and accuracy are the BOSS Tuner (free) and VITALtuner (free or paid). But the paid version of Fender Tune, available here, is our new go to tuner. It’s accurate, easy to use, includes alternate tunings, and has settings for guitars, bass, and ukulele. But the thing that makes it stand out is that you can store custom tunings. That’s huge since few apps that include alternate tunings allow you create custom ones. Take the tuning Nick Drake uses on several albums - CGCFCE. We’ve never seen that tuning included in a tuner app. With Fender Tune it’s not an issue. Just enter it in as a custom tuning and you’re ready to go. When you go to the tuning page you can click on the note names to play samples of each note. This is helpful to quickly get your guitar close to in tune. Then use the main tuning function for accurate, precise tuning. The paid version also includes a chord finder, scales, a metronome, some basic drum beats, and some helpful beginner videos.

TRACK OF THE MONTH / august 2019: Mirrors on the Wall by Music Orange

Mirrors on the Wall

TRACK OF THE MONTH / august 2019*

This month…When you listen to "Mirrors on the Wall," you will fully understand that the bass was invented to make people shake, shimmy, and strut. But here we come to further understand that deep funk rhythm is a chemistry: bass needs drums. And these beats lay down a groove so infectious, it just might stay in your head all day long. Add in some awesome sounding sonic accoutrements like analog synths and robotic vocals and suddenly it seems like Jamiroquai and Daft Punk threw a party…and this is the invitation.

Find this one filed under SUPERFUNK…SOUL in The Music Orange Library Online (MOLO).

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*Each month, we feature a new track from the Music Orange Library online—the easiest, most intuitive online library in the industry. If you like what you hear, please visit and check out some of our latest tracks. Enjoy the Music!

Things We Like: Song Exploder Podcast by Music Orange

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Song Exploder is a podcast where "musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made." You get to hear isolated individual tracks while the musicians walk you through their decision making processes as they created their songs. Past episodes have included artists such as Bleachers, Nine Inch Nails, MGMT, The Killers, and Fleet Foxes. Well worth checking out.

Things We Like: Onde Magnétique OM-1 Cassette Synthesizer by Music Orange

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It’s hard to play, has a limited choice of notes, and sounds like it’s been sitting in a dusty attic for half a century. But the OM-1 Cassette Synthesizer is a quirky beast with an appealing sound that’s all its own. It utilizes continuous tones on a cassette tape and 8 buttons that can change the playback speed in order to create different pitches. Each button can be individually tuned so you can create whatever scales you want, and a pressure sensitive volume control allows you to change the volume by pressing harder or softer. It even includes some basic envelope controls. The maker is currently sold out so you’re going to have to find one on eBay or Reverb. http://www.ondemagnetique.com

#TBT: Plexophonic "My Walking Stick" by Music Orange

Ten years ago, Music Orange composer Michael Lande posted a series of his early jazz arrangements on YouTube under the moniker “Plexophonic.” The performances were done with only tenor ukulele, vocal bass, vocal trumpets, and hand percussion, with an occasional guitar or celeste thrown in. Check out the very first one, “My Walking Stick.”

TRACK OF THE MONTH / july 2019: Green-Light by Music Orange

Green-Light

TRACK OF THE MONTH / july 2019*

This month…If you’re looking for an energetic ska instrumental that’s retro but not kitschy, look no further. "Green-Light" packs the punch of yesteryear’s 2 Tone Records, but with a more modern mix. Playful electric guitar leads bounce alongside bobbing rhythms, punchy drums, and a classic horn section that sounds so good, you can literally hear a party starting in the background.

Find this one filed under ALT LATIN…SKA in The Music Orange Library Online (MOLO).

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*Each month, we feature a new track from the Music Orange Library online—the easiest, most intuitive online library in the industry. If you like what you hear, please visit and check out some of our latest tracks. Enjoy the Music!

Music Orange Library Online Tips #4 by Music Orange

Here's a final tip for getting the perfect track from MOLO (Music Orange Library Online):

Sometimes you might not find the exact, perfect, ideal, just-right track you're looking for. Maybe there's one you kinda like, if only it were slower...and had glockenspiel. No problem.

We're a working music house with full-time composers, lots of instruments, and big studios. In fact, we wrote all the tracks on MOLO. So we can rework, edit, and tweak any track in the library, and if you just can't find the perfect track, we can create it from scratch. That's what we do.

Thanks for reading, and happy hunting for great tracks. If you need any help don't hesitate to contact us.

Cheers,
The Music Orange Team

TRACK OF THE MONTH / june 2019: Head Held High by Music Orange

Head Held High

TRACK OF THE MONTH / june 2019*

This month…A pulsing rhythm and vibrant energy give "Head Held High" a human quality – at times it seems like the song is breathing. This balances beautifully with the mechanical textures and tones that build the song’s electronic foundation. But it’s the uplifting melodies and anthemic feel that will make you want to hold your head high while listening.

Find this one filed under DANCE…ELECTRONICA in The Music Orange Library Online (MOLO).

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*Each month, we feature a new track from the Music Orange Library online—the easiest, most intuitive online library in the industry. If you like what you hear, please visit and check out some of our latest tracks. Enjoy the Music!

Music Orange Library Online Tips #3 by Music Orange

Here's a great tip for saving and sharing tracks on MOLO (Music Orange Library Online). At times you may want to store and pass along your favorites, and here is how you do it:

  • To add a track to a playlist, click the "+" icon in the bottom left of the player. Create as many playlists as you like. You can view all your playlists by clicking the "PLAYLISTS" link in the bottom orange bar.

  • You can share an individual track or an entire playlist with anyone you like. Just click the "share track" icon in the bottom left of the player. To share a playlist, open that playlist and click the "share playlist" link.

Thanks for reading, and happy hunting for great tracks. If you need any help don't hesitate to contact us.

Cheers,
The Music Orange Team

Music Orange Library Online Tips #2 by Music Orange

Here's a new tip for finding the perfect track on MOLO (Music Orange Library Online). MOLO is pretty intuitive already, but this can speed things up even more:

  • You can search MOLO by keywords, like 'friendly,' 'energetic,' 'piano,' 'rock'—almost anything. Use as many terms as you like and MOLO will narrow down its results to match your keywords.

  • You can also use quotes to search for phrases, like "electric piano", and the minus sign to exclude keywords from your search.

  • And MOLO is smart. Don't worry if you only see a few results at first; MOLO is learning how you search and will become more accurate as you use it—including on return visits. MOLO is listening.

Thanks for reading, and happy hunting for great tracks. If you need any help don't hesitate to contact us.

Cheers,
The Music Orange Team

TRACK OF THE MONTH / may 2019: The Flow by Music Orange

This month...Straight out of the gate, “The Flow” plays like a party jam. Lively piano notes kick off the festivities with a rolling drum beat and samples of people laughing in the background. Two electric guitars show up to trade off playful riffs before a horn section saunters in and joins the fun. But before the party’s over, some synthesizers arrive to add another animated melody.

Find this one filed under INDIE…ALT POP in The Music Orange Library Online (MOLO).

Music Orange Library Online Tips #1 by Music Orange

Here are some quick tips to help you find the perfect tracks for your projects faster when using MOLO (Music Orange Library Online).

It's pretty intuitive already, but these simple tricks will speed things up even more:

  • Your space bar is your PAUSE/PLAY button. You can use it to stop and resume playback.

  • Use your up and down arrows to quickly navigate through the tracks in any genre.

  • When you're ready to download a track, just click on the download icon in the bottom left of the player.

Thanks for reading, and happy hunting for great tracks. If you need any help don't hesitate to contact us.

Cheers,
The Music Orange Team