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    Yo what’s good people? Lot’s of dope work from everyone… Always a tough one to pick my top 3. [KappNeffect] SEbP per.du Lonius FatvonFree Jay Mykal 3. elan vital 2. JAKAL 1. JoaGymshoe If anyones interested, I made a little edit of me skating and tried to sync it with my flip. I know I'm no Tony Hawk, and if peps want me to remove it. I will. peace.
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    Congrat's on the win FVF! My mum introduced me to the The Beatles as a child, and I lived close to Liverpool growing, so this was a real fun challenge for me. I guess my entry's a suite of beats (maybe I was influenced by Side 2 of Abbey Road??). Looking forward to hearing what y'all come up with. Peace Part 1 Bass - Flying Snare - Rain Kick/hats/guitar stab - Flying Organ - repitched drone from blue jay way Random tape loops from Revolution 9/studio chatter Part 2 Synths - opening harpsichord from Lucy in the Sky Bass synth - also the opening harpsichord Drums - Sgt Pepper's Reprise Kick - The End Drone - WIthin You Without You Part 3 Hats - studio chatter Kick - The End Snare - Rain Guitar - Helter Skelter Feedback - Helter Skelter Bass - Helter Sketler Part 4 Hats - Intro Sgt Pepper's reprise Cockerel - as above Kick - The End Bass - Glass Onion Strings - Glass Onion Snare - Flying
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    stbb579 - rip Mark E Smith Hey, cheers for the love last week Liked the digging aspect of last week's battles, so in a similar vein... Mark E Smith passed earlier this year. As you probs know, he was an infamous/legendary lyricist and vocalist in post-punk band The Fall from Manchester (my hometown) To get a flavour of the band's style check Hit the North, Totally Wired, Victoria... Rules Flip any song/s by The Fall - please make sure Mark E Smith is a defining feature of the track Use at least one 808 element in your track - boom/hats/snare (intro/outro/one-shot whatever) One beat per entry (no beat suites like mine from last week, ahem) Let's keep this shit brief - 2.30 max time limit Outside instruments/synths/drums - allowed Scratches/FX - allowed Own raps allowed, but no outside acapellas Please bring some heat Happy digging/beatmaking! The Fine Print: Upload your beat to Soundcloud, include "STBB 577“ in the title, and POST TO THIS FORUM by Wednesday at Midnight, Pacific time. Try to leave as much feedback as you can and you will receive it back. For easy browsing's sake, you can also go to the STBB page: https://soundcloud.com/stbbcollection EVERYONE VOTES - by Friday at Midnight, Pacific time Winner: post new sample, rules, etc by Saturday at Noon, Pacific time and upload the sample here: http://www.zippyshare.com
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    Hey Joa and All, The “bollocks” part was my history of being a fan of Mark E. Smith not the charges brought against him in this thread, which are quite serious and hard to defend and I honestly cannot defend his words. I was not aware of these lyrics before but I have to say it is not surprising to me given his deliberately provocative and contrarian stances. I would never pretend to be able to say what was going on in his mind when he decided to put those words in a song outside of his own comments which seem to be him doubling down on the correctness of his intent. The language was ignorant and cruel but probably pretty common in the pubs he would be frequenting at that time, again not excusable but a statement of fact. He is from a working class background and is proud to be “the crap that talks back” in a very class oriented society. He said he could not be an oppressor of black people because the working class shares the same economic oppression from those who hold the power that black people have dealt with historically. He is pointing out that middle class values are hypocritical in that they have the token black person in organizations that have no real desire to change the current power structure. I read that the band revisited the song in 2003 and the line was cut from that version. That is the closest Mark E. Smith could ever come to making any kind of apology. This inability to admit mistakes and apologize must have been hell for those closest to him. Personally in my experience people who behave like this are masking a deep insecurity and cannot allow themselves ever to be vulnerable. Often we are disappointed when our idols are all too human but in a way it makes them more real and brings them closer and into focus. My children are bi-racial and anybody that would hate them for the way they look is not worthy of my respect. I will say that I really don’t think racism was a core principle for him or was a catalyst for his artistic output and because of that absence of racist intent he keeps my respect on the merits of his art. He was like the great “piss taker” of rock music, a role he played admirably for so long. So much for you guys avoiding my “bollocks”. Peace, Hugh
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    After posting the meme in the thread you deleted I realised I only know him for being a divisive gobshite lol which is probably why I never pursued the music. Unfortunately for me, having been on the receiving end of that word (and many others) over more than 30 years living in many parts of England, it's impossible to not hear it. Ironically, that's part of the reason I don't get offended by forms of "artistic expression" even when I probably should..sadly there are still too many real life issues to pay that energy to. Still tho, knowing the intent and context gives an idea whether I should fuck with it on any level, hence my request for more info from you. Wasn't expecting an expert analysis, but equally wasn't expecting zero opinion based on not even listening properly, that's disappointing. I'm obsessed with music, so I can't imagine hearing any song 12 times and not listening to the lyrics, especially when the band are entirely focused on the content of the lyricist, and the song is widely considered one of their most controversial (misunderstood) songs from their best album. Initially you weren't recommending it, but when I came back to ask if you'd heard it, you were, so I would have asked regardless. Fans of the group have analysed the song in greater detail here (I suggest you read that) but it contains more intentionally offensive comments from him which I can't fuck with regardless of his intent to be sarcastic. Even though I share some of his anti-establishment sentiments and I understand the north/south dynamic, complex sarcasm and irony he displayed as an agitator within the UK (his whole career not just the 80s) I just can't fuck with the lack of dignity his expressed in being such a prick all the time. Even his own fans openly admit their distress at his alcoholic savagery. I'm not averse to hitting up these types of figures on an educational basis, but I definitely won't be taking part in any music memorials. peace
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    STBBeatles diggin' #578 the Theme and Rules: Flip any original Beatles song(s) into Boom Bap (combine as many as you want/need ) No Outside Anything Only Beatles acas or your song/rap/vocal shots List your source(s) the samples: anywhere.. sorry JayMykal.. e-diggin' again congrats Fatvon!.. The Fine Print: Upload your beat to Soundcloud, include "STBB 578“ in the title, and POST TO THIS FORUM by Wednesday at Midnight, Pacific time. Try to leave as much feedback as you can and you will receive it back. For easy browsing's sake, you can also go to the STBB page: https://soundcloud.com/stbbcollection EVERYONE VOTES - by Friday at Midnight, Pacific time Winner: post new sample, rules, etc by Saturday at Noon, Pacific time and upload the sample here: http://www.zippyshare.com
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    Jesus Christ......www.iHateJoa.Com lol....dude...this gon take some homework. holy shit..right off top i think i might know where to get drums from their records. anyhoo dope shit. cant wait to get to the house!!!
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    will be back in like an hour to post up what i did to make this shit. been workin on it all damn day. Aight cuzzo….lets get it poppin. So I got a nat king cole version that’s live I used for the intro. I got a _____ version I used cause she sang it as a tribute to Fitz in a gospel fashion. (go find it ya self lol..but if i get pressed i will let you know cause this woman bodied the shit cuzzo) So yeah I was able to get real soulful on it. I copped the Lonnie Donegan live version cause I been a fan of his since I was a kid. I used it as an outro. So nat king version as the intro, the _ _ _ _ version was blended with the sample provided to get the main 2 sequences I built this whole song around. There was not really a key switch in the middle of this, but I flipped what note was the root so i could tie the two together "what happens now" moment.... I did the drums in my mpc4000 into my sp404sx and bounced it out to ableton 10. Played bass, played 2 different guitars, left and right and sang over it. Lots of fun. Only challenge was arranging this. And making sure that from the start to the finish it progressed like a song. Not a loop. At the heart of this is two 4 bar sequences. The main vocal stabs are from the main sample and then I switched it with the sequence of the other vocals and dropped my guitar in and out. Doppler effect from the intro was from my space echo running thee opening sequence from the nat king cole sample into it. Pretty easy to figure the key of all of them out and tune them up Sorry for the novel. Spent a shit load of time on this since its Sunday AM and I wake up and the new battle has usually dropped. So anyhoo time for beer and food. Looking fwd to hearing what yall bring.
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    Stbb 580 Hey thanks some much for the likes and comments last week, really appreciate it! Rules Yo, make something dope using both of the samples provided "Sounds simple son, what's the damn catch?" NO OUTSIDE BASS Also NO outside samples - except fx/vocal shots/cuts Everything else fine - though if you're using synths, make sure you don't use them for bass! Samples (there are 2): https://we.tl/hCpsH0gWxJ The original choral sample is here if you'd like to give it a watch Happy beatmaking! Peace élan vital The Fine Print: Upload your beat to Soundcloud, include "STBB 577“ in the title, and POST TO THIS FORUM by Wednesday at Midnight, Pacific time. Try to leave as much feedback as you can and you will receive it back. For easy browsing's sake, you can also go to the STBB page: https://soundcloud.com/stbbcollection EVERYONE VOTES - by Friday at Midnight, Pacific time Winner: post new sample, rules, etc by Saturday at Noon, Pacific time and upload the sample to WeTransfer
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    This used to be linked on the demo page lol
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    Congrats Elan.. the 808 rule inspired me to make a trap track.. only the second one I ever did.. shit's tricky now trap usually doesn't go down too well here so I'm posting this so y'all can get used to the idea I might throw on some raps.. see how thing go...
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    Hey - I think I've heard that tune a dozen times, but never fully clocked the lyrics. Language like that disgusts me to my very core. It has no place any in society, now or ever. That tune was written in the eighties. I guess it was a different time then, but while that might be some form of explanation, it in no way justifies the use of the n-word. I'm no expert of MES, so I don't feel qualified enough to explain his intentions. Some thoughts here, offer a more informed opinion than I can give ya. I do know that he is celebrated in the UK for being an outlier and a counterculturalist. As a person of minority ethnic origin, I've always felt like an outsider in my country, especially while living in the more conservative parts of the UK. I guess that's what initially drew me to hip hop. And in a roundabout way, it drew me to Mark's music more recently too. I vibe with the outsiders. Had I been aware of his use of the n-word in this song, I'd never have suggested it. I can only apologise for any unintended offence caused, and will edit the post to remove the suggestion of that song. If you wanna stick it to the guy in your beat, please do so. In my eyes it's an entirely valid response. Peace guys
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    Sick Challenge Joa, Congratz FVF! Met up with Xavier (s/o) who is an expert on Beatles music listened and searched for tunes we could use for drums first . Once we had a drum set together we switched focus to special soundscapes and loops and started playing around. Thankfully Beatles records were hard-panned quite often, so we could isolate a lot of sounds by panning or just using mids/sides. We tried to turn the Beatles into something entirely different (boom bap-ish, as requested) as best as we could. I did not flip the hell out of that last part (I loved the Idea, but way too easy) as the Beastie Boys already made the best out of that sample imo. Below you can find the sources, hope I didn’t forget anything enjoy DRUMS Kick The End (0:27), What You’re Doing (0:04) Snares Free As a Bird (0:00), Two of Us (1:31) Crash Heater Skelter (4:20+) Hihat Mister Please (0:00) Tom The End (0:09) Shaker You Know My Name (Look Up the Number) (2:32) pitched Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (0:04) Bongo You Know My Name (Look Up the Number) (3:00) Vocalshots You Know My Name (Look Up the Number) end A Day In A Life (2:55) „SYNTHS“&Samples (Synths = chromatically pitched samples) Hook Synth A Day in A Life (2:16) Plucked Flute Synth You Know My Name (Look Up the Number) (3:05) Sie Liebt Dich (in the end somewhere) Hook Sample 2 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (start) looped and panned Lead Synth & Intro Sun King (0:53) Bridge Swells The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill (somewhere at start) 2nd Chorus Synth Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (0:01) „BASS“ Samples (sometimes filtered, sometimes not) A Day in A Life 2:16, pitched low You Know My Name (Look Up the Number) (~3:00) A Day In A Life (start) Brass Swells Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1:13) The hardest challenge for me was to get the bass with at least some nice overtones working (did not want to filter too much).. Until veeeeery late in the battle I only used the various versions (masters) but then I remembered. … had some Beatles-.mogg files on the hard drive. Extracted The Bass and Vocal Track in 1 frickin' minute…. the time I spent looking for solo bass hits… not even talking about the drums. (oh damn, all could have been much easier.) We only used this approach for the chorus bassline (A Day In A Life, beginning) & Bridge Vocals (same, 2:55+)
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    will be back in a few to list my sources..tired and need food cuzzo...oh yeah its a non entry since i won the last one. followed all the rules though except i added the rap acapella. used audio capture running vulf compressor (about 40% dialed in and pausing it with spotify to make 2 tracks about 3 minutes a piece. full of snippets of a lot of beatles tracks on spotify. all processing and beat making took place in my mpc4000 in to my sp404sx and my akai s20 in there to stretch the main sample and crunch the drums...sang through my rack gear into the 404sx.....now on spotify....the gold mine for any band with longevity like them is typing in "beatles Take" and you get all the alternate takes and them talking and somebody hitting random notes and shit... lets get to chopping this fable. snare came from the beatles "sgt peppers lonely hearts club band title track" bass note came from "being for the benefit of mr kite" ole boy is talking and hitting notes in between just random shit. took that bass, tuned it to C and reamped it through a 4x10 bass cabinet lol. also got my hi hat from that cymbal ...splash my main sample is 3 sequences i made using the ending from "she's leaving home". straight into the akai s20. pitched it down....got my kick and shaker from "strawberry fields forever. now there were a couple of kicks i took from I'm Down. I layered them with my other kick. hope ya dig. gonna order some pizza...cheers from Kanagawa folks!!!
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    WORD THANKS HOMIE!!! CANT WAIT TO GET MY ASS WHOOPED BY THE RULES.
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    YOOOOO thanks for the love guys!!!! i am gonna be waaaayyyy late getting back to my computer so could somebody setup the next battle...yall make the rules but i say we do a strictly boom bap week with some dope dope rules. NO OUTSIDE INSTRUMENTS (including no bass) OR SO..get me out my comfort zone.....but hey set it up however. thanks again for the love!!!
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    1. 2Nite (Majestic in its simplicity. I could see this building up for 10 mins with a crescendo for the last 2-3 mins and outro ) 2. brogrimm (man real close for 1-just excellent work) 3.Perdu ( So clean!) Shout out to Joa for the great work. Great week again. The rules allowed for all kinds of sounds. It was cool to hear what people chose. Peace, Hugh
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    yeah, can't really put my finger on it how that happened.. feels a bit wild altogether right?.. definitely appreciate this typa feedback.. and thanks! cool man! yessir...
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    jay_mykal_1 jackal_2 perdu_3 also..joa_gymshoe, kappneffect, fivepee,
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    HAHAHHAHAHAAHHAAHAHH BRUH!!!!!! its sunday night here in japan cuzzo!!! i had all day lol
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    I preferred single vote too. Simple and effective. However, the points system was voted on and agreed by the community. In perspective, the counting guys do a good job, week in, week out, and today was just one bad count out of many without issues. Keep up the good work guys.
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    Lots of dark, bass heavy tracks this week. I never want to hear that 1st sample again. 1. RAS-H 2. Brotha_B/ 3. PBB/ruedenz For new heads, old heads returning, or anyone that has 2 names different names (forum/soundcloud), could you please put your soundcloud url in your profile info and/or your soundcloud name in your 'interests'. Something like - aka [soundcloud name]. Reason being, it makes it a lot easier for the mods counting votes to check off whether or not you voted on the current battle. If we are not familiar with both of your names, you might not be listed as 'voted' on the spreadsheet and you must vote to be eligible to win. Many thanks in advance.
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    Thanks for this and the context you've provided here Hugh, only just read it. Appreciate the insight, and I think it's the response the topic deserved. Peace
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    The way everything is delivered is a bit clunky, but it's cool how included with the music is oftentimes the booklet as well with Egon/etc awesome liner notes etc etc. Been subscribed since announced, def getting my moneys worth
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    1. Jakal (certified headbanger) 2. Elan Vital (laid back and smooth as hell) 3. ChillWill1013 (made me think of spy movies, great chops and drum work) Another fun week, glad to be a part of it.
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    DOOM yes.
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    1 ELAN VITAL 2 jakal 3 lonius 4 BigFamily!! slick nick /ROB CHOP /joagymshoe /butta slick /TKC /CHILLWILL /RUMPETASKE /jay mykal /bro grimm /kowalski /home of dope beats
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    dope week, loved the challenge! 1. Jay Mykal (2 beastly beats are kind of unfair though) 2. elan vital (4 beats is even more unfair.... but if all 4 are dope ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ) 3. THE HOME OF DOPE BEATS! (welcome back !!! ill beat!) (selfrecorded vocals are okay this week, right?) beantangerine (smoooth) fivepee (hat last part is cool af!) kowalzki (beautiful dirty boom bap spoken word shizzle) brogrimm (that vibe... collabo sometime? ) Butta Slick (catchy simpler loop is nice!) JoaGymshoe (that must have been some killer workflow as fast as you uploaded!) + many more! bigups to all of you!!
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    Congrats FVF. This is a great brief Joa, hope to have a good go at this tomorrow night. I thought of this guy right away as well. The Hendrix project is ridiculous too. Well worth a listen.
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    Congrats on the win Fat, and Joa thank you for these super dope rules! Gonna be a fun one for sure.
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    congrats to FatVon. Cool rule. Gonna have to find the original versions though. They're mostly gone from Youtube, taken down. Same with Hendrix albums. I wish I could record the parts with a real band. I've been playing drums in a cover band lately (yeah, I know, I also hate covers but they're really good players...) and we do a couple Beatles song. I wish I had a recording setup.
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    1 per.du really like the 7th chords and jazzy feel. want to listen to this on repeat. 2 JAKAL solid and that second beat is sick. 3 jay mikal old school flavor with scratching that I feel is missing nowadays.
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    1. SEpB 2. Jakal 3. DonutProducer
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    I made a mistake on this special rule , just used the given sample n another song version , so I edit my track title to a non-entry . I'm so sorry for my misunderstanding...
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    @Jay Mykal your track iz very dope , bro~ but aka BlueEar is not aka bluebear , thank you for giving me another aka ,
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    If you don't like nasty websites, you also can record the speaker/headphone out in audacity... You have to use the wasapi? Driver in windows and then select the out device as record source... Turn play through off. Here is a tutorial http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/tutorial_recording_audio_playing_on_the_computer.html#setup
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    Congrats Jay Mykal!
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    does that include my vote lol? man I'm stepping into work right now for the whole day I'm happy for lokal or whoever to keep it moving. peace
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    1 Hungryman (No more words needed) 2 TkC & JoaGymShoe (knock knock - it's who!?) 3 Jay Mykal (the very best Snow remix of the many entries)
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    1. Jay Mykal 2. l o k a l 3. Soul-Jutsu
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    wasn't even much looking forward to this release, but it's actually a pretty great listen. a couple throwaway tracks, but overall very good production, good skits, nice to see that fun side of DOOM again. Everybody's really on point. I dunno what you guys are talking about, DOOM's crushing it as ever. He's a little laid back, but I think most of his verses are top shelf DOOM. plus he actually sounds LESS marble-mouthed to me (I was getting a little concerned he was going down that ODB mush mouth route) Some nice long verses too. He's just not showing off like on a DOOM solo record. Admittedly he inexplicably kinda loses the spotlight on Phantoms to Open Mike Eagle. For someone with pretty low expectations, gotta say I was pretty impressed with the finished product
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    1.lokal 2.Kongchain 3.JoaGymshoe man lol. folks been complaining about not getting rules a few battles ago. put up some rules and folks....le sigh. fun week. if your finished beat has a snare in it. i shouldnt have to explain the parts of a snare. NO SNARE (ANY PART OF ONE, EVEN IF ITS IN THE SAMPLE)IN YA BEAT YOU ARE DQ.... i posted this up a few times in the other thread. its clear in the rules. no snares. anyhoo. sorry for the confusion. if i win again in the future i wont add special rules. cheers
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    1. ⚁N!TƎ 2. FIVEPEE 3. theGuen
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