INTERVIEWED: BRAXTON BURKS / POKEMON REOCHESTRATED

Welcome to INTERVIEWED, a series of chats and discussions with creators of all kinds.


Today we're joined by a Pokémon maestro known for his Pokémon themes project, Pokémon Reorchestrated! Braxton Burks joins us to discuss how he does exactly what he does, ahead of the release of Pokémon Reorchestrated's latest album, Johto Legends.

D: Tell us a bit about yourself + what do you do as an 'online creator'.

B: Well, hey! I'm a composer and arranger from Seattle, Washington, USA. When I'm not writing music for media, I'm probably binge-watching anime or catching up on my ever-increasing backlog of video games.

Online, most folks associate me with a fan music project called 'Pokémon Reorchestrated,' which I created in 2011 to share orchestrated versions of my favorite Pokémon game themes. The response to my debut album Kanto Symphony (a tribute to Pokémon Red and Blue) was beyond anything I imagined, and eventually led to me releasing more than 3 fully-licensed Pokémon albums, two of which landed on the Billboard charts (!!!).

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72 HOURS IN HELSINKI, FINLAND


Tervetuloa Suomeen! - WELCOME TO FINLAND!

A sometimes Scandinavian, once-upon-a-time Russian and extremely cold country based in Northern Europe. 

Whether you want a city break, a delve into a sauna (pronounced 'soww-na') or want to drink a lot of coffee (that's me), Finland's capital Helsinki is for you.

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INTERVIEWED: MR CARRINGTON

Welcome to INTERVIEWED, a series of chats and discussions with creators of all kinds!


Today we're joined by a man with an eye for household D.I.Y, Iwan A.K.A. Mr Carrington!

D: What do you do as an online creator?


I: On my blog do men's fashion, lifestyle and travel, along with anything else that I think might be interesting to people. I like to mix things up and keep it creative so there are no rules with me. If something has inspired me I'll try to share it. I also have a YouTube Channel where I've ended up doing mostly 'house' stuff. I'll do anything from full room makeovers & DIY tutorials, to advice on moving house. I'm really passionate about property and interiors and I love sharing tips and techniques that can help and inspire other people in their own homes. All of my camera equipment is covered in paint splatters as a result though!



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MUSIC OF THE MONTH - DECEMBER 2017

It's time for the final installment of Music of the Month 2017! Will this series be continuing into 2018? I haven't decided on that yet, so we'll find out.

This series has been a completely fun way of forcing myself to give new tracks time, to discover new artists and to challenge myself to review a song in a couple of sentences.


Enough about that, let's get into the best music of December!

Here's November's if you missed it.

I Know You - Acoustic - Craig David + Bastille



Taking a production laden track with a focus on it's twist on the conventional 'drop' and turning it into an acoustic isn't an easy task. Somehow Craig David and Bastille have pulled it off by slowing down their vocals, relaxing it all and changing the entire tune of the song, yet they still absolutely crush it.


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