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Soul soldiers

By laguna on October 15, 2018 12:01 am

This one's a little bit rough at the edges, but I guess I should upload instead of tweaking when I run out of ideas.

Heavily inspired by Hieme and Abludo, though I am miles short of their talent for melodies and harmony, so I got stuck in those simple pentatonic chords (which took me ages to figure out).

Maybe it's not properly mixed to today's banging drum and bass standards. Please cut me some slack since I grew up when this was still called "jungle" (I EVEN remember it being called "hardcore breaks"... I'm that old!).

Have a great week, everybody, wherever you are smile

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October 22, 2018 6:06 pm

Got a good up beat vibe. Perfect for my morning at work pick me up. Everything sounds solid. Drums are a bit hard out front but I'm probably older than you so I don't know how you kids listen to your drum and bass smile

October 22, 2018 9:12 pm
NWSPR wrote:

Got a good up beat vibe. Perfect for my morning at work pick me up. Everything sounds solid. Drums are a bit hard out front but I'm probably older than you so I don't know how you kids listen to your drum and bass smile

Hahaha NWSPR smile Glad to hear you ike it, man! I also thought drums were a little bit too hard, though I wasn't sure about the mix. Anyway, you made my day about the "kids" thing... I'm from '77 wink

Also happy to hear this is good morning music, so ...


October 23, 2018 10:18 am

You old man.

Yea, the drums are a little thick on there.

October 23, 2018 12:47 pm

WOah what an honour! That's amazing to hear man heart I really like this tune (surprise surprise lol). The drums and piano have a lovely natural colour and character that's much closer to classic dnb than my own tunes get haha. Great work, keep it up heart heart

October 23, 2018 5:01 pm

Till that driving drum pattern comes in, I thought "Jazz Lounge." Quite unexpected.

October 23, 2018 8:17 pm

Yep bring the drums down a notch, but holy moly the chords are just DELICIOUS

excellent track, takes me back to some of the old Roni Size stuff that was super spacious and beautiful.

October 24, 2018 11:05 am

Liquid DnB vibes! This got me feeling nostalgic too, although Jungle was a bit before my time.
My favourite note is that piano note that is last in the phrase - adds juuust the right amount of jazz smile

October 25, 2018 2:19 am

i remember jungle & d&b  wonder how old that makes me - fun piece!

November 20, 2018 3:25 am

Great vibe on this one, nailed the nostalgic jungle feel, great job with the melodies fit the style perfectly.

November 29, 2018 5:07 pm

I def appreciate those old school jungle vibes.  Reminds me a bit of Spring Heel Jack.  The piano chords are especially pleasing!

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