A dear friend of mine made me a beautiful mix CD this fall that included this fantastic song by Ronald Jenkees. This guy is capable of some incredible synth work and I like it because it’s both strong and beautiful in composition.
Ronald Jenkees first gained fame on the site YouTube when he posted a series of videos of himself playing his Korg Triton LE and/or Yamaha Motif XS8 keyboards, often accompanied by beats he composed using FL Studio. The performances were often improvised and are influenced primarily by hip-hop and jazz.
Aside from the music itself, Jenkees’ Youtube videos are notable for his laid-back demeanor and always-friendly introduction, “Hello, YouTubes!” Jenkees typically explains the piece in the video either at the beginning or end of the video. Jenkees also provides motivational text and tips to others who make music. Sounds like a super rad guy!