AKSmith’s music is all about the re-discovery of vibe and groove by using real instruments. Live drums and percussion are layered with SP-1200 style low bit resampled drum loops. It began with an old school hip hop feel meets a laid back beach feel……which lead to many different styles connecting. After spending years dedicated to electronic music making and djing it seemed natural to look back to traditional music making to show the next logical progression. Computer aided music creation is an amazing experience, but it is easy to forget the essentials of vibe and groove while hooking up equipment and software. AKSmith offers the balance of those two worlds by combining the feeling of live music mixed with the limitlessness of electronic music making.