Bluescreens – Assault
Computerartist – Scarlett
Auratic – Another Galaxy
Optiv – Krackpot (Jade Remix)
Stan SB – Anyone Out There
Feint – Laurence
Muzzy – Pegasus
Lynx – Passing The Time
MNDR – Feed Me Diamonds (Killgore Remix)
Starcom – Pluto Love
Well it was a slow week due to still getting over surgery and the Holiday. But here is the list! The must listen list! The Audiamus Oportet!
Pegboard Nerds – Close Encounter
Excision, Downlink, Space Laces – Destroid 1: Raise Your Fist
Excision, Downlink, Space Laces – Destroid 2. Wasteland
Konec – Cascade
Chase & Status – Big Man (Ft. Liam Bailey)
Mayhem x Antiserum – Spend It
SKisM – Kick It (Ft. Zomboy)
BT-The Emergency (Marcus Schossow Remix)
Gemini – Robots
Hashtag – Language Barrier
Now is the time and the time is now! I need your vote to help my chances in the Beatport Play / Skrillex remix competition! This time round the remixers were asked to mix Skrillex and Damian Marley’s recent hit, “Make It Bun Dem”, a Skrillex style dubstep track with a Raggae vibe because of Marley and the obvious syncopation. 🙂
My remix is Electro House, ala Porter Robinson, Zedd, etc… I’ll give you bonus points if you can name the track that I got the samples for the glitchy half-time part right after the second chorus.
Beatport and Skrillex provided the STEMS for the project which included a Vocal, Guitar, and Synth tracks… The Synth track included all the Basslines and everything that wasn’t Vocals or Guitar, and the Drums were left to the remixers to figure out for themselves. I personally sampled sounds from various places to get the Hook, and the glitchy basses , drums, etc… The only STEM I used was Marley’s vocal track. I replaced the guitar track with my own piano, styled by layering a couple of Reason’s Combinator pianos. I immediately turned to Zedd’s remixes of some of Skrillex’ previous work for some low end grime and that electro feel that Zedd nails so well.
Anyway I’m dying to know what you all think! This is my first remix so I’m expecting some criticism. But that’s how you grow! That’s how you get better. If someone points something out, I’ll listen to it and hear what they mean, and find a solution to that problem in the future. I love the process. So help me out. Drop a comment here or on YouTube or Beatport or anywhere and I’ll get it. Thank you in advance for taking the time to go vote.
So after being so happy with the Complex Electro Synths pack, I decided to grab a couple more sample packs. For these I went straight to Prime Loops. I went with the Electro Shoxx and Electro Shoxx 2 packs. So far both of these packs have been greatly satisfying! They are a great way to start a song by grabbing one of the really solid drum loops, or if you need some synths to round out your big drops, or if you just need a top loop or two to make your drums really pop! These packs are going to seriously increase my workflow.
Sweet Electro sickness!
The downside is; Now I’m addicted to Prime Loops! I could drop so much cash there it’s not even funny. They have packs for everything and as I mentioned before, the allure of increased workflow makes me want them a lot. I’ve heard several of the samples in the demos that have been used in major productions, namely Skrillex’.
Of course, at the moment, nothing can supersede my need for Reason 6.5. Right now I work with Reason/Record 5. I am a huge Thor fanatic and DrRex is probably the coolest thing since loop players existed. Speaking of DrRex, ReCycle is another of the products that stands above the sample packs. With ReCycle, I can take my own samples, vocals, etc… and prepare them for DrRex. DrRex can alter the pitch of a loop without altering the tempo, along with a host of other benefits like Groove Capturing. Just grab a groove that you like throw it in DrRex and toss it on your own drums, then viola, you have your sick groove.
Oh I mentioned Thor, which happens to have quite a few refill packs out there, one of which has been #1 on Prime Loops in Electro for about a week now! Here it is
At any rate, I might do a proper review of the sample packs if I have the time this week!
I just purchased the first pack of samples I’ve ever purchased from SoundsToSample.com. I got them for my birthday so I’m real excited to dig in and start making some jacked up Electro House! The sample pack is called, “Complex Electro Synths” and is available on Beatport, SoundsToSample, PrimeLoops, etc…
So far I’ve loved every sample in the pack. I think it’s going to end up being my “goto” source for great samples! I’ll keep you updated here.