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  1. elanvital

    STBB #593 VOTE

    1. Kowalzki 2. Per.du 3. Defmute Enjoyed many others, but need to give shout outs to B-Jam vs Enos (slammin), FVF, Naturelle.boombap, Detritus Tabu3, Granny David (damn cheeky switch up), ruedenz
  2. elanvital

    STBB 593

    Congrats on the win and cheers for the samp pack!
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    STBB #580 VOTE

    1. KVH - angelic 2. Hobgoblin - devilry 3. JoaGymshoe x Lonius - was intrigued to see how this pairing would pan out, didn't disappoint peace
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    STBB #579 - Mark E Smith

    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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    STBB #579 - Mark E Smith

    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
  6. elanvital

    STBB #580

    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
  7. elanvital

    STBB #580

    Was shooting for something with a Low End Theory vibe, but ended up in far murkier territory... Looking forward to hearing how you flipped dem samples!
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    STBB #580

    Updated the wetransfer link to include an mp3 version of the file. It is Green Chimneys, but do download this version. Other versions I've heard (e.g. Spotify/Youtube) are shorter and do not have a couple of solos which might be useful for your track... Also edited to clarify rules and de-Mark E Smith-ify the gif
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    STBB #580

    Yep outside drums/synths/instruments etc all good
  10. elanvital

    STBB#579 VOTE

    Sheeet, thanks for the votes and the likes fellas! Was great to hear so much Fall-inspired dopeness. Hold tight, new rules and samples up shortly... Peace!
  11. elanvital

    STBB#579 VOTE

    It wasn't your usual sample set this week, so it was great to hear so many different entries, all of which paid tribute to The Fall in unique ways. Have to agree with BrotherG, lots of surprising beats this week... ...and in a week of surprises, flipping a Fall tune and turning it into one of my favourite jazz standards surprised me the most. A crazy idea on paper that somehow worked in practice Lonius (1) Plenty of bangers this week, and of those the one that knocked most for me was Fivepee (2) Hats off to the trap king Bleep (3)
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    STBB #579 - Mark E Smith

    Not your usual sample selection, so really looking forward to what y'all did with it. I flipped some synths from Hit the North and Mark E Smith's Guide to Writing. Used an 808 cowbell and boom half way through. Ended up with something slightly (Mark E) Shmoother than I was expecting, so added some glitches in the 2nd half. In a way I guess it mirrors the way Smith would mess around with his band's amps while on stage.
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    STBB #579 - Mark E Smith

    Thanks for posting the link to the annotated lyrics. Helpful to see that. A set of rules in tribute to a character as divisive as Smith was always gonna ruffle feathers - I was perhaps naive by not fully seeing that. And again, I'm sorry for your experience of bigotry and racism in England. It wont act as any consolation, but I have experienced the same throughout my life here. I think I offhandedly used the word 'dozen' before - it might have been more, might have been less. But, yeah as I said in my earlier post, my bad for not fully clocking the lyrics. In justification, while I agree that lyrics are a focal point of the band's music, I wouldn't say that's the sole reason for their appeal. It was the abrasion and chaos of the music that drew me to them at first. I could have offered an opinion earlier but chose not to. Mostly, cos I didn't want to colour anyone's judgment of the track based on my own opinions. Art's subjective, and my take is simply that - especially with lyrics as open to interpretation to Smith's. Yes Smith was an alcoholic. And yes he was undoubtedly a fucking prick to those near to him. There's lots of things he did that simply can't be condoned. But he was also a unique character, with an original outlook, who was brazenly anti-establishment. And with the way the music industry now seems to push artists who are safe and 'toe the line', I hanker for those who stick their necks out and simply don't give a fuck. I totally respect your opinion and decision not to take part this week (though I'd have loved to have heard what you'd have come up with!). Hope I've at least gone some way towards explaining my logic Peace bro
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    STBB #579 - Mark E Smith

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    STBB #579 - Mark E Smith

    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
  16. elanvital

    STBB'tles #578 VOTE

    done! if and when i win next time i'll delegate the rule-posting to someone more competent at this shit
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    STBB'tles #578 VOTE

    amending, hold tight, it's coming
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    STBB'tles #578 VOTE

    Yo yo yo - thanks so much for the love guys! Yeah second win for me - so honoured to be included in the winner's circle... I'll start digging and get the rules/samp up as soon as I can Peace ev
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    STBB'tles #578 VOTE

    Dope week! Enjoyed playing guesswork with the flips, and thought there were some incredible non-entries (FVF, JoaG, TKC and Lonius) 1 Kowalski - damn, eery, rough, grimy, the way I likes my boom bap 2 Rumpestatke - those horns are like a pure blast of seratonin 3 Barry Studebaker - crazy/rockin guitar chop Jay Mykal (enjoyed both flips!) Per.du (dat middle section) Chillwill (fat!)
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    STBBeatles #578

    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
  21. elanvital

    STBB #577 VOT3

    Thought these were tough rules, so props to all the beatmakers who managed to turn in something great with them (too many to mention!) 1. JoaGymshoe - wow, killed it 2. per.du 3. Jay Mykal
  22. elanvital

    STBB #577

    Aii congrats on the win! Used the samp provided, a harp version by Mary Doumany and Ed Saindon's solo vibes version. Peeeace
  23. elanvital

    STBB#572 VOTE

    1 Phaks 2 fivepee 3 Kamei
  24. elanvital

    STBB #572

    Congrats on the win! A stream and some birds recorded during a day out last year made it onto this one. Arpeggiated synth thing that runs pretty much throughout is a pitched one shot from the sample. Recorded some piano through a dictaphone. And did some other shit
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    STBB#570 VOTE

    Sheeeet, heard a lotta heat this week. Shout outs to all, but my top 3 are: 1. lif - so much space, effin love it man 2. Barry Studebaker - dope arrangement/mix/everything. nailed it dude 3. Lokal - caught my attention by not trying to grab it. loved the restraint peace