The Hamster Alliance

The Hamster Alliance is a one man music project. The goal of "THA" is to produce awesome and diverse music without constraints. All music by THA is freely available on the internet to listen to. If you would like to use THA music in a project, please send me an email

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New Track: Swindler's Skank

16. January 2016 12:00 by Hamst3r in Tracks

There's something really alluring about Jazz, Blues and Folk music. It's just got a sort of magic to it that I love, and like with all music, I especially like when it comes with a twist. I have a real fondness for the music of Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Howlin' Wolf and Tom Waits. This is basically me trying something out in that playground.

What we've got here is some quite gravelly vocals about a roaming criminal atop a bouncy instrumental. It's got a catchy chorus too.

 

Check it out:

Download: THA - Swindler's Skank (right click, save as) or stream it on THA Radio.

Ivan Ives - 8mm (THA Mix)

23. May 2014 10:23 by Hamst3r in Tracks

I don't remix music very often, but I've done more remixes than usual in the last few years. Here's another one!

What has transpired here is that I've taken the vocal from the laid-back Ives track 8mm and set it to an energetic glitch hop inspired beat. Big booms, big basses, super saws, blips, bleeps, plucks, tiny vocal chops, snippets of slap bass, and other such bits of nonsense, all mashed together with Ivan Ives' rapping as the central component.

This track may appear on an Ives album release in the future, but you can listen to it right now via the Youtube video embedded below.

 

Check it out:  

New Track: Neon Glow

27. November 2013 03:45 by Hamst3r in Tracks

Doing my pop music thing again with big vocals and catchy melodies. Also trying out a more breathy voice and some falsetto layers for the verses. All this poptasticness is on top of some harsh grinding synths and a thick 808 beat.

There There's also a bit of a sci-fi theme going on with the lyrics.

 

Check it out:

Download: THA - Neon Glow (right click, save as) or stream it on THA Radio.

 

You can also check out the lyrics here: THA-neonglow.txt

 

Ivan Ives - Mannequin

24. September 2013 21:08 by Hamst3r in Tracks

Sometimes I make hip hop beats. Sometimes Ivan Ives spits over them. This is one of those times. It's a track full of big strings, big brass, a bassoon, an oboe, some drums and a cowbell that goes donk.

 

I think my track kinda sticks out as the odd man out if you listen to the whole album, but hey, that could just be me being overly self-conscious about it. Regardless, as a whole, Stranger is quite a good album and definitely worth a listen! So, check it out:

 

You can preview and purchase Stranger from the Ivan Ives Official Site, iTunes or Amazon, and you can find more Ivan Ives over on Twitter, Youtube and Facebook.

 

New Track: Secrets

7. August 2013 05:28 by Hamst3r in Tracks

Vocals vocals vocals. This one is a whole lot of vocals. It's also pop. Upbeat pop...but kind of relaxing too, if you can dig it. It's also about secrets. How mysterious.

The synths drive, the drums snap, the bass grumbles and the effects swoosh all around. There are also a few string and guitar bits thrown in for good measure. Oh and this is the largest vocal stack I've ever done, so yay for that.

 

Check it out:

Download: THA - Secrets (right click, save as) or stream it on THA Radio.

You can also check out the Lyrics here: THA-secrets.txt

 

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