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Texting my filtered heart

By laguna on October 23, 2016 10:39 pm

This has been probably my busiest week this year so far, so almost zero time for music.

I'm indeed working right know, but I managed to give slight retouches to an "oldschool" sampling piece I built using a hardware sampler (no wave display, no external editors) and a small sketch sequenced on Linux's Seq24. Everything was made pretty much "like it was '88", and then dumped into Ableton for final mixing and mastering.

Sampled Ensoniq EPS-16+ drums and a vinyl chop of a CLEARLY IDENTIFIABLE sample of the British R'n'B band Loose Ends performing "So where are you" on their homonimous album.

Hear the track, it's dope:

I really thought I wouldn't be posting this one to WB because I'm not sure it's "fair" to take such long sample. However, sincerely this week I hadn't anything more to offer. I'd happily release this (along with a few others) as remixes instead of Laguna's tracks... My sampling heart still has a special spot for clearly well known chops used in a new context (I've got some obvious Cat Stevens and Carole King in my hard drive, waiting).

I'd love to hear your thoughts and I hope you're ok with me bending the sampling policy a little bit. I tried to make it, if not that original, at least nice enough.

Well, too much rambling. I must go back to work...

Deepest respect and love out there to those of you releasing truly original music for 42 weeks in a row !!!

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October 24, 2016 12:12 am

I don't know the original song - will have to catch it after this listen. I'm digging this, it's got a good hook, and the grittiness is great. The emphasis of the drums in your side is a huge differentiator, but I can see what you're saying about the sample here.

One thing I lament a bit about the WeeklyBeats policy is that sampling/covers aren't allowed, even though there's a huge amount of opportunity to learn from doing them. If I sit down and learn all of the guitar parts for a cover song and play them out, that's a huge win from me, at least technically. But, the rule's the rule I guess.

Good work on a short time budget.

October 24, 2016 12:19 am

October 24, 2016 7:53 am
Arcana wrote:

I don't know the original song - will have to catch it after this listen. I'm digging this, it's got a good hook, and the grittiness is great. The emphasis of the drums in your side is a huge differentiator, but I can see what you're saying about the sample here.

One thing I lament a bit about the WeeklyBeats policy is that sampling/covers aren't allowed, even though there's a huge amount of opportunity to learn from doing them. If I sit down and learn all of the guitar parts for a cover song and play them out, that's a huge win from me, at least technically. But, the rule's the rule I guess.

Good work on a short time budget.

Yes, I think you completely hit the spot on the cover thing. There's plenty of awesome musicians here which are able to flip any material completely upside down.

Maybe a totally electronic cover of a Johnny Cash classic or an acoustic rendition of a Yazoo hit would make a lot of sense on the experimental side of things, and we could also learn a lot... but as you said, Arcana, rules are rules smile

Thanks for listening and your sharp comment

October 24, 2016 7:57 am
Ipaghost wrote:

My proper answer back from late 80s/early 90s...

And I'll repost your youtube link


October 25, 2016 7:51 am

Man, you are Mr. Oldschool sometimes. Triggering the perfect buttons. Respect, that you manage these good releases beside your heavy work.

October 25, 2016 6:45 pm
Q-Rosh wrote:

Man, you are Mr. Oldschool sometimes. Triggering the perfect buttons. Respect, that you manage these good releases beside your heavy work.

Well, thank you Q Rosh! Didn't thought of myself as specially "retro". I usually combine 1983's Shalamar r'n'b, some 60s Donovan and the latest Om Unit juke/footwork/experimental bass on a daily basis.

We should study the past in order to improve the future smile

October 26, 2016 4:06 am

Love the sound of this track, I get the rules for weekly beats and why they are in place, but being that 90's hip hop is always my first love, i always have great respect and admiration for well done sampling like this, breathing new life into "old sounds" but still respecting them

October 26, 2016 5:23 pm

i just came to say i loved the track, thanks for all those details though! no shame in sampling smile

laguna wrote:

I usually combine 1983's Shalamar r'n'b, some 60s Donovan and the latest Om Unit juke/footwork/experimental bass on a daily basis.


also this, A+++ combo!!

October 27, 2016 1:26 am

Dude...I love this track

October 30, 2016 10:43 pm

The copyright pendulum has swung drastically over the past 20 years; it's about time people started to chill and realize that EVERYTHING is based on something that came before. If there ever was an instance of complete originality, it wouldn't be anything you could relate to. And lawsuits benefit no-one but lawyers.

And yes, great use of the materials!

November 8, 2016 2:49 am

love it!

November 10, 2016 4:51 pm

Not familiar with the original sample but I certainly appreciate the chillness of the sample and beat.  Nice job! smile

November 25, 2016 1:03 pm

Ahh "Grandmaster Flash" style
Lovely!

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