Steve Vai – Building The Church | GUITAR COVER

Hey everyone! It’s been a busy few weeks working on the RPM project, but I thought it would be a good idea to take a bit of a break from that stuff while also putting the chops to the test. So for today’s cover we’ve got a song that I’ve been trying to learn for quite literally years. Coming from the wonderful mind of Steve Vai, we’re ripping through Building The Church! I’m not joking… Continue reading

Justin Strode – Sky Charmer | GUITAR PLAYTHROUGH

Hey everyone! We’re kicking it at Okzygen as always, in the midst of this years RPM Project. It’s still a bit early to tell how things are going, but songs are getting written, ideas are getting trashed, strings be vibrating (possibly in more dimensions than we can comprehend), and at the very least, noise is being created. Even though we’re elbow deep in the creation of this weird, thing, we can’t just not have a… Continue reading

Palanavra – Record Production Month 2024

Hey everyone! After a brief hibernation to recharge the batteries, we’re coming back swinging with new videos on the YouTube channel starting tomorrow. And I’m bringing something else to the fold to help start out the new year. I know it’s been a few years since we’ve done this, but I’ve decided it’s time to give it another go. That’s right, we’re doing the Record Production Month challenge again! Last time I tried this was… Continue reading

Primus – Too Many Puppies | BASS COVER

Hey everyone! It’s once again the end of the week so we’ve put together another video to usher in the weekend, this time a little number by Primus called Too Many Puppies. And this one’s a bit of a milestone, as it marks the 40th video I’ve put out this year alone! Not too shabby if I say so myself, considering before I rebooted the channel I was lucky to push out say, 5 videos… Continue reading

Justin Strode – House on the Horizon | GUITAR, BASS, and SYNTH

Hey everyone! We’re once again back at Okzygen studios working on some stuff. This time around we’re revisiting an older tune of mine from 12 years back, a little tune called House On The Horizon. The first version was a rather laid back, stripped composition with only a couple of clean guitars and a basic drum beat. It was a rather relaxing, melancholic song back then, and was actually one of my most played ones… Continue reading

Rush – YYZ | GUITAR COVER

Hey there you wonderful people, we’re back in the studio whipping up another cover today! And this time we’re taking on a tune from a classic Canadian band, Rush. That’s right, we’re doing up a cover of YYZ! Seems like this was inevitable in a way, being a fellow Canadian doing the metally, proggy stuff that I do here. Now believe it or not, it wasn’t actually the titular band that got me in the… Continue reading

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Tell Me Baby | BASS COVER

Alright everyone, I hope you’re ready for a bit of funk today, because we’re ripping through another Red Hot Chili Peppers cover on the bass! This time we’re running through the tune Tell Me Baby, a personal all-time favourite of pretty much all time. There’s something magnificently uplifting about this song, one can put it on at any time, no matter what bullshit they may have been dealing with, and just, feel better. It’s great.… Continue reading

Tool – Lateralus | GUITAR COVER

Hey everyone! We’ve scraped our way to the end of another bloody week (hopefully not literally) and can finally enjoy the weekend! Also it’s a Friday so I need to post another video. But not just any video. No no, this is a cover video. And not just any cover video, but Tool‘s Lateralus. So I hope you’re ready for some recreational math, because this song is chock full of references to the Fibonacci Sequence,… Continue reading

The Mars Volta – Goliath | GUITAR COVER

Hey everyone! Hope you’re not afraid of ghosts, because we’re jumping right into an album that’s considered haunted by its creators. That’s right, today we’re playing Goliath by The Mars Volta! If you don’t know the full history of this album, I’ll try to break it down quickly here, because it’s a hell of a story that reaches across a couple different groups: Rodriguez-Lopez discovered an old Ouija board looking thing in a curio shop… Continue reading

Frank Zappa – Watermelon In Easter Hay | GUITAR COVER

Hey everyone, and welcome back to the Utility Muffin Research Kitc– wait. No, that’s the wrong place. Let’s try that again. Hey everyone, and welcome back to Okzygen Studios, where we’re embarking on another journey through time as we embrace the wild madness of one Frank Zappa! Today we’re ripping through one of his signature tracks, Watermelon In Easter Hay, taken off the absolutely fantastic album Joe’s Garage. If you haven’t listen to this album… Continue reading