Tinkling Them Keys

As I progress further into the world of music production, I’m always willing to hop onto a piano and play a few notes and see if anything connects. Below are two videos of me experimenting with what, I think sounds pretty cool. As I further mould this tune, I can later incorporate it into a song.

 

 

 

 

 

Dabblin’ ’round in Ableton

So, I recently downloaded Ableton and I’ve been messing around seeing what works and what doesn’t. Essentially, experimenting.  This is also, my first dabble in music production. This will, as  I work on it, become a beat which I will then write lyrics over.

I used four clips to make this, Hip hop Congos 100bpm, Two Step Garage 125bpm, DMX Bust It – 115 – Groove 1 and Suicide Bass. With both the DMX and Bass, I EQ’d them so that they didn’t clash with each other.

I’m also really drawn to the combo of the Two Step and the Congos, they go together really well.

Anyway, give it a listen and tell me your thoughts. Peace!

Inspiration for a cool sample

One of my favourite Aussie rappers is Urthboy.  He’s upbeat and positive, he’s also pretty aware of currents issues, as exampled in his song “Nambucca Boy” dedicated to Phil Hughes and his family.

 

smokeys-haunt

The inspiration for a cool sample comes from his 2012 album “Smokey’s Haunt” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smokey%27s_Haunt) track 10 “Glimpses” feat. Jane Tyrell and Jimblah.

Throughout the song there is a really good vocal sample in the background that plays during the chorus and outro. I’ve read the liner notes and it doesn’t mention where the sample is from or who did it, however, the producers are Elgusto and Countbounce. I immediately started to really enjoy the sample and how it added to the mood of the song and also the effects applied to it.

Smokey’s Haunt at JB Hi-Fi

Smokey’s Haunt on iTunes