I am proudly presenting you The Elements, which consists of my sons Joey and Raphael Tingen, who are 15 and 11.
The boys have been making beats for several years now, mostly inspired by modern pop and hip-hop/R&B, with me constantly doing my best to widen their horizons! They make instrumental electronic pop music, but naturally, given their young ages, they’re still advancing quickly and are likely to spread out into other genres as well. Despite their youth, they’ve already reached a level advanced enough to garner interest and kudos from people working closely with Beyoncé, Future, and Justin Bieber (see below).
Until now they’ve developed their beatmaking skills in private, with music lessons, feedback and encouragement from yours truly, but their first two singles, “My Dream Was” and “Full Flow,” have been distributed by Tunecore to streaming and digital track sales services around the world. “My Dream Was” features a mesmerising lead sound and melody, which would be right at home in a dream-sequence in an art movie, off-set by deep bass and hard-hitting drums. “Full Flow” blends a fast synth arpeggio with floating and impressionistic piano melodies.
Here’s the “My Dream Was” video on Youtube:
“My Dream Was” was written, arranged and played by Joey and Raphael Tingen, using Mulab as their DAW. Guitar, mix and production by Paul Tingen. Production consultant: Henry Sarmiento at Sonic Vista Studios.
Here’s the boys’ second single, “Full Flow”:
The music on “Full Flow” was entirely done by Joey and Raphael. I mixed the music and created the video.
Look out for more releases by The Elements on our label In.No.Sense.
By the way, the boys have been mentored by some pretty high-profile studio guys. Here’s Joey in December 2016, doing work experience with Alan Moulder at Assault & Battery Studios in London…