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Cousin Isaac

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Cousin Isaac is an independent musician who records eclectic electro-pop – aka “Eclectro”. His music includes elements of New Wave, Electro, Dub, Dancehall, Rocksteady, Hip Hop, and Funk, among other genres.

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Cousin Isaac has bounced around between the US and Asia, living and recording out of a wheely-bag in Laos, Vietnam, Japan, Thailand, Hawaii and California.

On those rare occasions when Isaac performed live before the pandemic, he played with  DJ Design, DJ VeeKee, and DeeJay Ziploc,  who scratched over Isaac looping himself beat-boxing and sampling sounds from various instruments, gizmos and toys. Occasionally inviting audience members to come up and join him on stage, Isaac would hand over the mic to MC’s and singers, giving his shows a healthy dollop of old school Hip Hop flavor.

Meanwhile, his recorded songs veer more towards sounds like Air, Beck, Depeche Mode, New Order, Money Mark, among others.

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Self
Medication

A complete departure for Cousin Isaac, Self Medication’s 6 atmospheric instrumental tracks feature angelic female choirs, smooth string samples, tinkling chimes and... More Info...

Pornstar
Karaoke

This digital download of Pornstar Karaoke EP features 4 Instrumental versions of songs that appear on Cousin Isaac's Prepare For Departure album. More Info...

Airlift Game
Soundtrack

This digital download of Airlift Game Soundtrack features 11 songs found in the mobile game for iOS and Android  by Cousin Isaac's Agent Argyle game dev studio. More Info.....

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Self Medication on Pill Shaped USB flash drive

Samples arrived for Self Medication on Pill Shaped USB thumb drive

The sample pill shaped USB thumb drives I ordered from Alibaba finally arrived. I had heard that samples often get stuck in customs, but these arrived after a few weeks without incident.  The idea is to load them up with the tracks from Self Medication and sell them or give them away as promo items.…

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I’m Rebranding Cousin Isaac as Isaac Toast

Years ago, I played a show in Seoul and one of the things I remember from that and subsequent trips to Korea was a sandwich shop called Isaac Toast. It had a ring to it and has stuck with me ever since. Since the trademark is not being used in the U.S. I am rebranding…

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New (Old) Releases

As I mentioned in my last post, I am finally releasing new music and unreleased older tracks. You can find some of it on Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, etc. However, those services don’t really pay most artists much at all- just fractions of a cent per stream, with most of the proceeds going to the…

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Music is the only thing worth pursuing

The pandemic has led me to an epiphany- that music is the only thing worth pursuing for me.  Over the years I have dabbled in game design,  made silly videos, and gotten involved in various other projects- all while putting music on the back burner. I started working on Airlift because of nostalgia for old…

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Music: iTunes

You can listen to Cousin Isaac’s music on iTunes.

Spotify

Music: Spoitify

Cousin Isaac’s music can be heard on Spotify.

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Watch Cousin Isaac’s videos on YouTube.

Consulting: Secret Agency

Secret Agency is Cousin Isaac’s consultancy.

Game Dev: Agent Argyle

Agent Argyle is Cousin Isaac’s game dev studio.

Writing: Medium

Read Cousin Isaac’s writing on Medium.

Writing: Blogger

Old archives of Cousin Isaac’s blog posts

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