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phliip _cheque

By phliip on January 26, 2020 10:56 pm

This beat was inspired by a rapper I met at the gym.

He had come up in this era where Drake is the biggest artist of the generation and so I could hear Drake’s influence in the style, flow and delivery; which is unusual when compared to the other male vocal talents I have bumped into in London.
    I built the core theme using Indian vocal samples to to attempt to acknowledge this artists heritage; while also drawing influence from the commercial and popular 808 heavy productions coming out of LA and Atlanta. I was quite proud at achieving the distinctive sound of the intro synth; and I didn’t even have to sip any “lean” to do it. I am unfamiliar with the inner workings of the weapons of choice within this genre - Omnisphere and the like; but I was pleased with the results I got from tweaking a few patches I made using Ableton stock stuff, and my go to synth: Serum.
    Overall - I’m happy with the vibe; and the production and the flow of the 808’s and high hats; and I might follow up with the MC that inspired it; or maybe play it to some others - but right now; I’m enjoying making music for my own reasons and in relative solitude - it enables me to explore whatever thing I am curious about; without feeling like I need to curate a perfect portfolio to impress anyone with. But I’m usually happy to share when the time comes and the mood takes me.

I made a collage to accompany the piece; and you can see and hear it on youtube:

collage made out of the following works:

archatlas: Spectrum by Tokujin YoshiokaThe Shiseido Gallery…

White Church by Andrea Andreuccetti

“Dots of Love” Jaguar Portrait by Andreas Häggkvist

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

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January 27, 2020 4:50 pm

Really liking the way this one flows.  Nicely done!

January 29, 2020 11:08 pm

These vocals really add that extra flavor.

January 30, 2020 3:04 pm

Very well done track, all around. Nice work!

February 3, 2020 6:20 am

nice beat, def nodding my head to this one. collage matches the vibe perfectly

February 5, 2020 10:19 am

As a "senior" citizen of the boombap era, Drake has never "got to me" in any way, though I really like this instrumental piece.

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