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We Supersonic (feat. Curtis Smith)

By NWSPR on May 6, 2018 2:59 am

This morning I was up in the Catskills cutting fallen trees with a chainsaw and blasting old school electronic club music. By late afternoon I was back in Brooklyn in the studio.  Curtis had some new high hats so we jammed on an electronic track. TR-8 and Casio VL-Tone drum tracks with Curtis playing Roland / Simmons bastard kit with Zildjian edge cymbals through a Tascam 8x16 rack into Logic.  King Korg and Minilogue synthesizers and a Roland vocoder. We had a lot of fun with this one and got the rough tracks down in about an hour which wasn't too bad. Hope you like it, and Happy cinco de mayo!

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May 7, 2018 2:37 am

Super fun track.  Love the vocoder and the sick beats.

May 7, 2018 10:34 am

Drums are very cool smile
And that lead melody has a nice retro touch...
Good jam!

May 7, 2018 9:55 pm

Dance robot, dance! Squelchy lead is very cool.

May 7, 2018 11:00 pm

Casio VL-Tone in da house, such a classic blip! Really fun jam, every piece gets its time to shine and then fusion back into a mesmerizing beat big_smile Supersonic indeed!

May 8, 2018 3:05 pm

Oof, those drums pack some punch! Nice arrangement and setup here man big_smile

May 13, 2018 1:08 pm

Sounds like everyone had a good time making this one.

May 13, 2018 7:37 pm
CosmicCairns wrote:

Super fun track.  Love the vocoder and the sick beats.

theGuen wrote:

Drums are very cool smile
And that lead melody has a nice retro touch...
Good jam!


Definitely, I was listening to some 80s hip hop and electronic music that morning and wanted to do something similar although couldn't totally nail the vibe.

Jim Wood wrote:

Dance robot, dance! Squelchy lead is very cool.


Thanks - Robots gotta dance or get sent back to the shoppe

Gab Manette wrote:

Casio VL-Tone in da house, such a classic blip! Really fun jam, every piece gets its time to shine and then fusion back into a mesmerizing beat big_smile Supersonic indeed!


Thanks, I love the VL-Tone purchased on Ebay some years back. I should try and sample it into Curtis' kit so he can mimic the fills.

hieme wrote:

Oof, those drums pack some punch! Nice arrangement and setup here man big_smile


Yes, Curtis comes up with some good beats. I like how he counters his snare hits and rolls to compliment the drum machine and not compete with it.

Ryan wrote:

Sounds like everyone had a good time making this one.


We did. Fun track.  I look forward to polishing it up a bit in a future mix.

Thanks for listening!

May 13, 2018 7:50 pm

You're literally rockin' the Catskills. smile

Great electro vibe here.  Especially love the vocoder and the pingy tones that I assume are from the TR-8.

H O T N E S S

May 14, 2018 1:50 am

Awwwwww hell yes.  This works on every level--tasty vocoder, ultra-compelling groove, outstanding drum sounds and beats.   I could totally see this as a great lost electro single someone unearthed while crate-digging.  (Put fake vinyl noise on it, and all the collectors will lose their minds.)  Outstanding!

May 20, 2018 9:05 am

Excellent!  The unmistakable Casio VL-Tone beat.  Haha.

May 20, 2018 11:58 pm
rdomain wrote:

Excellent!  The unmistakable Casio VL-Tone beat.  Haha.

Yeah, and that's the real shit.  No sample.  I'm a pack rat.

May 23, 2018 12:05 pm

I've got one in the collection myself.  From when I was a kid even.  OG ya'll.  tongue

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