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Quarantine (Electric)

By NWSPR on April 19, 2020 10:09 pm

Quarantine (Electric) is a ground up rewrite of last week's punk / rock version by the name of Quarantine (You Are My Everything).  Compare to last week to get a better idea of the rewrite.  Last week was all guitars, fast rock drums and natural vocals, where this week is completely electronic. 

The KingKorg has made a return to my line up for the first time this year and is providing extra fat analog synths and vocoders.  The drums are a mix of Roland 808 and 909 VSTs.

I had more fun with this than I expected, and am super happy to have the KingKorg back at my side since it's been in storage for the last year.  My wife is probably not super happy to have more gear out in the kitchen as my quarantine rig is spreading faster than Covid-19.

Still trapped in the house in Brooklyn, but everyone here is healthy and virus free.  The kids are climbing the walls.  Hope you are all doing well, staying safe, and healthy.  See you in the comments!

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April 20, 2020 1:33 am

Nice!  Cant say I expected this to come out of last weeks track, but it totally works. The vocoder sounds so good on this, really making me want to get down on another vocoder track.  Love the energy on this remix though, that drum beat and octave bass grove really push it along.  So many cool synth sounds in there too. Good to hear you were able to get that KingKorg out of storage, thats got to be an awesome feeling after not seeing it for a year.  That should make the quarantine go by quicker.

April 20, 2020 1:58 am

Love these big synth impacts, hell yeah. Great vocoding, this is very cool stuff.

April 20, 2020 2:12 am

Wow, way different vibe from last week but it works just as well as an electronic synth extravaganza.  Vocoder sounds awesome.

April 20, 2020 1:44 pm

What a great take on the track. Vocoder is fantastic and the uplifting tracks supporting it is great. I understand the kids climbing walls and during this time haha. Buy velcro!

April 20, 2020 9:55 pm

April 21, 2020 12:03 am

Fun fun times., digiging it. Those synths hit so well, nice think drums and great vocoding. The new soundtrack to quarantine life dance parties! KingKorg sounds like good choice! This made me laugh: "my quarantine rig is spreading faster than Covid-19." I'm with ya on the kids too, the velcro is a great idea. Can't wait to hear the next track!

April 21, 2020 2:19 pm

Very rich sounds that transported me back in earlier days of candid existence where everything seemed possible. The vocoder sounds are super neat and land well on the pads. Good stuff!

April 22, 2020 2:10 am

Yes!!!!!

April 22, 2020 8:30 pm

This is a pretty dang fun song! Has some mild Hot Dad vibes!

April 22, 2020 11:55 pm

Dude the energy is incredible! King Korg sounds great. I definitely like this version more although both are great.

April 23, 2020 6:15 am

Excellent. Nice work. Pretty tune lots of action & constant rhythmic element. Good job.

April 23, 2020 8:05 am

A great version... very uplifting and well sturctured. Nice vocoder work there too, Thanks!

April 23, 2020 3:19 pm

It's cool to see the difference between this week and the original.  Last week's had that late 70s punk vibe and this sounds like we moved into 1983 a bit with those New Order-like chord stabs and drums.  Acoustic version next week? tongue

April 23, 2020 4:47 pm

So next week the logical conclusion.

Great work, much more the classic solar powered robots style.

April 23, 2020 10:10 pm

Nice one smile Love it

April 24, 2020 5:19 pm

Haha. I love this song. Finally a cool quarantine song. ahhhh. As I'm writing this, the words "You are my everything" keep making me laugh. So good.

April 24, 2020 7:57 pm

Incredible rework of last weeks track, both are so different yet still have the same energy and fun.  Can relate with the kids going a little nutty, fortunately I'm in Edmonton, I'm sure we have a lot more space outdoors to let them run around the neighborhood compared to Brooklyn.

April 26, 2020 11:59 pm
Chrisfoo wrote:

Nice!  Cant say I expected this to come out of last weeks track, but it totally works. The vocoder sounds so good on this, really making me want to get down on another vocoder track.  Love the energy on this remix though, that drum beat and octave bass grove really push it along.  So many cool synth sounds in there too. Good to hear you were able to get that KingKorg out of storage, thats got to be an awesome feeling after not seeing it for a year.  That should make the quarantine go by quicker.


Yasss, the KingKorg is such a fun keyboard to play, it's in my survival list of items to bring on a deserted island (or pandemic).  You got to get back on the vocoder! Thanks for listening!

hieme wrote:

Love these big synth impacts, hell yeah. Great vocoding, this is very cool stuff.


Thanks man, my first vocoder track of the year. But not my last smile

CosmicCairns wrote:

Wow, way different vibe from last week but it works just as well as an electronic synth extravaganza.  Vocoder sounds awesome.


Thanks! Funny thing is I had a melody in my head that I was going to record, and then I realized it was just the same tune from last weeks track, so I went with it.  Not really planned. Maybe slightly more lazy than inspired.

Jokinen wrote:

What a great take on the track. Vocoder is fantastic and the uplifting tracks supporting it is great. I understand the kids climbing walls and during this time haha. Buy velcro!


Oh man, this week, I'm the one climbing the walls.  Some late night whiskey helps. Thanks for listening... hope you're doing okay!

Ipaghost wrote:


May be time to break out the tyvex suit. Or maybe a snuggy. Thanks for listening!

miraclemiles wrote:

Fun fun times., digiging it. Those synths hit so well, nice think drums and great vocoding. The new soundtrack to quarantine life dance parties! KingKorg sounds like good choice! This made me laugh: "my quarantine rig is spreading faster than Covid-19." I'm with ya on the kids too, the velcro is a great idea. Can't wait to hear the next track!


Thanks for listening.  Kids are now securely velcroed to ceiling, so I can now work in peace smile Anybody got a 1000 piece puzzle I can borrow?

Ashtom wrote:

Very rich sounds that transported me back in earlier days of candid existence where everything seemed possible. The vocoder sounds are super neat and land well on the pads. Good stuff!


Ah a distant past when anything was possible. Or at least going out to see a movie.  Uhg. Thanks for checking out my track!

cfurrow wrote:

Yes!!!!!


Noooo!!! It's like week 5, I can't keep doing Quarantine songs. Hope you're doing okay and keeping reasonably sane.

scottux wrote:

This is a pretty dang fun song! Has some mild Hot Dad vibes!


Hot dad vibes is what I'm all about, or so I try and tell my wife.

Alex Fun wrote:

Dude the energy is incredible! King Korg sounds great. I definitely like this version more although both are great.


Thanks! Yeah, I'm a sucker for the more electronic sound and enjoy doing some vocoder jams. 

OleJazzer wrote:

Excellent. Nice work. Pretty tune lots of action & constant rhythmic element. Good job.


Thanks! The arps provide some good momentum.

Ashen Simian wrote:

A great version... very uplifting and well sturctured. Nice vocoder work there too, Thanks!


Thanks! Shooting for a more direct pop structure. Always a fun space to work in and vocoders can be easy ear candy smile

Tone Matrix wrote:

It's cool to see the difference between this week and the original.  Last week's had that late 70s punk vibe and this sounds like we moved into 1983 a bit with those New Order-like chord stabs and drums.  Acoustic version next week? tongue


I wish I could do an acoustic version, but lack the gear.  My acoustic guitar is not here at the house sad But maybe a country version in May. Thanks for checking it out!

Devieus wrote:

So next week the logical conclusion.

Great work, much more the classic solar powered robots style.


I'm skipping a week of Quarantine tracks to add drama, then next week will be Quarantine III (In 3D)

Women of the Night wrote:

Nice one smile Love it


Thanks!

Anon_Buster wrote:

Haha. I love this song. Finally a cool quarantine song. ahhhh. As I'm writing this, the words "You are my everything" keep making me laugh. So good.


Thanks! Happy to be the voice of the virus for a day!

Jason Nijjer wrote:

Incredible rework of last weeks track, both are so different yet still have the same energy and fun.  Can relate with the kids going a little nutty, fortunately I'm in Edmonton, I'm sure we have a lot more space outdoors to let them run around the neighborhood compared to Brooklyn.


Nice! How's the weather up there? been rainy and gloomy quite a bit down here in Brooklyn.  We do have a tiny back yard, so we're luckier than most.

April 27, 2020 12:01 am

Oh fuck yes, 3D.

April 28, 2020 3:38 pm

such a cool version. well done.

May 7, 2020 5:03 am

Dang. Got those production skills on lock smile

Do you have any tracks on here that you'd describe as lo-fi?

May 7, 2020 5:21 pm
Modulated Drummer wrote:

Dang. Got those production skills on lock smile

Do you have any tracks on here that you'd describe as lo-fi?

I consider a lot of my electronic stuff lo-fi because of low quality and non-traditional recording.  This year I have diverged from that.  Maybe the closest would be my first track this year: https://weeklybeats.com/nwspr/music/atomik-city-panic-is-total

Semi-modulars, old drum machine, and synths hand played and matched up by beats, not really all sequenced together.  Previous WB years were more lo-fi smile

Thanks for listening!

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