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By miraclemiles on January 28, 2018 8:46 pm

Messing about on the Push with various sounds. Ended up liking a few different themes I had going so made the first a 16 bar intro, and the rest being the other two grooves. Beat gets popping at about 1:20. This one was tougher. My messing about sessions had generated many tracks with many clips and didn't know where to go or what to do. Kept noodling around, and finally, thanks to looming deadline just made some choices: this is what stays, the rest goes. As usual I managed to keep quite a few layers in there just to keep things interesting for me wink.
As one of my goals this year is adding vocals, I did some freestyle vocals into the Kaoss Pad this morning and dropped in various bits of those. Rendered mostly unintelligible yet again. Another pass through the vox for this one sounds like a good iteration to do in future for this one.
The string instrument that dominates first part and comes in and out the rest is a Zeze from Tanzania. An artist called Behr sampled that and put it into a nice Ableton pack. It's free for download from his site, along with other African sampled instruments, great packs. Used Arp on the rack to get these patterns.
Title comes from the first words that popped in my head when started the vocals.

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works (BY-NC-ND)

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January 29, 2018 2:13 am

A rich tapestry of sound as always keeps things unpredictable, but it all hangs together well.  I like the funk feel as it goes along.

January 29, 2018 8:54 am

The the vocal? cuts with those nice little scraches sound soooooo cool on top of those african-style choir... Dancing my way from the subway to the office smile

January 29, 2018 7:02 pm

fun & very dancy!

January 31, 2018 5:31 am
CosmicCairns wrote:

A rich tapestry of sound as always keeps things unpredictable, but it all hangs together well.  I like the funk feel as it goes along.

Thanks CC!  Nice to hear that it hangs together, always a fine line before things can unravel. If I were to market things, I think I'd want to borrow your words, rich tapesty of sound and unpredictable ... thanks!

January 31, 2018 5:34 am
theGuen wrote:

The the vocal? cuts with those nice little scraches sound soooooo cool on top of those african-style choir... Dancing my way from the subway to the office smile

Awesome, glad you liked! Did you have question about the vocal?  I don't have a subway in my city, but I think good music is must for any commute! Subway beats! What city are you in?

January 31, 2018 5:38 am
kaedo sevaada wrote:

fun & very dancy!

Ahh yeah! Thanks very much!


January 31, 2018 10:08 am
miraclemiles wrote:
theGuen wrote:

The the vocal? cuts with those nice little scraches sound soooooo cool on top of those african-style choir... Dancing my way from the subway to the office smile

Awesome, glad you liked! Did you have question about the vocal?  I don't have a subway in my city, but I think good music is must for any commute! Subway beats! What city are you in?


Somewhere i wasn't sure what i am hearing... so i put that questionmark...
You mixed the vocals! very well with the other sounds wink
I am from Hamburg...

January 31, 2018 4:45 pm

Love that staggered beat. "Unintelligible vocals?" I can relate!

February 1, 2018 4:59 am

This is dope, the vocals are a great addition, also like the chanting and fun playfulness of the beat

February 1, 2018 7:45 am

It's like an aural collage, but even though there's lots going on, it never gets too random or messy, every element adds something and there's always a thread that ties it all together.

February 1, 2018 5:11 pm

Digging the varied percussion and those super deep scratches on the vocals.  A funktastic_groovy track!

February 5, 2018 7:10 pm
Jim Wood wrote:

Love that staggered beat. "Unintelligible vocals?" I can relate!

Gracias! Ha! yes, you're the master of the unintelligible vocals wink

Jason Nijjer wrote:

This is dope, the vocals are a great addition, also like the chanting and fun playfulness of the beat

Thank very much, glad you liked it, thanks for the listen and comment.

Avarine wrote:

It's like an aural collage, but even though there's lots going on, it never gets too random or messy, every element adds something and there's always a thread that ties it all together.

Thank you! I really appreciate hearing that because sometimes I worry I get too random and messy, glad it worked for you!


Tone Matrix wrote:

Digging the varied percussion and those super deep scratches on the vocals.  A funktastic_groovy track!

Ah yeah, thanks! I was thinking "scratch" on those vocals a bit, and I always dig the funktastic and groovy descriptor. Cheers!

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