I was destined to become a composer and songwriter. I grew up
surrounded by music. My mom was an opera singer, choir director and
voice teacher. I learned operatic arias by hearing them in my room while my mom sang in the room below. At the age of 4 I insisted on taking voice and piano lessons from my mother's teacher. As soon as I could read, I was devouring books about famous composers. I absolutely loved Looney Tunes cartoons. I would crank up the tv and listen intently to Carl Stalling's twisted music. I had a hard time connecting what he was doing with what I had heard in the orchestra. That use of music as sound design would figure later in my music productions.
I love science and science fiction. If I had not become a musician, I would have become some kind of research scientist. My interest in science and technology manifested itself in my interest in recording, computers and programming music. In my project studio, I have my own musical laboratory where I perform sound experiments that eventually make it onto CD's, film and game scores. My musical heroes are people like John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Frank Zappa, Brian Eno, Todd Rundgren and others who carve out their own niches and march to their own drummers.
"Blip Blop" is one of the many projects of Keith Kehrer, owner of and producer for Kamakaze Productions. Keith played jazz and salsa in New York City and those influences come through in the music. Throw in groovy hip hop loops, weird vocal samples, slide guitar and you get an interesting mix. Keith says he is heavily influenced by a lot of the down tempo and acid jazz that seems to flying around the internet these days. Check it out!