Ok, I have to admit I'm cheating just a little bit this week. I prepped this track last week before getting distracted and writing a 2nd track but I'm heading out of town this week so I won't get time to complete something fresh. So, I'm sharing this beat this week.
This beat is a chop from a Malo record. When I heard the shakers I wanted them for my own. I took a couple bars of the shakers with some bassline behind it and chopped it to replay. It was very difficult for me to get the shakers to line back up after I chopped them, but I finally got pleased with it for this version. I think the EQ is a little bit flat in some areas, but I haven't found a solution for it yet. I think I got too focused on the shakers themselves. I also had some trouble finding an order to the sequences, but after listening to it like this a few times I'm pretty pleased.
tl;dr> chopped up a Malo record on my MPC1000 to make this beat. sequenced and arranged all on the MPC, a little bit of mediocre mastering done in Logic.
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