- The Summer of 2012 brought with it a host of new experiences. Musically, not least, my introduction to the Music to Bobby Womack. Womack's music had a great impression on me, consequently I was drawn to work with his pieces in more than a handful of remixes over the months that followed. Here are a couple:
(These works are categorically not intended for release and represent only creative enterprise!)
- D.M.G. - And then it Rained
Remixes 'Interlude no. 1 - I don't know (what the World is coming to)' a namesake to the album on which it is found. The super soulful swinging 6/8 introduction builds to a driving four-to-the-floor funk groove.
This sample is a fairly conventional approach to processing a sample a straight Hip Hop backbeat, with the pull of the syncopated guitar stabs in the main sample really providing some feel around the pulse. Hopefully you'll enjoy those phase shifts, and the Bass-heavy sample providing some real body to the low end.
- D.M.G. - New Dawn
Remixes - 'Harlem Love Theme' - Across 110th Street OST. Opted for a Breakbeat slice to accompany the lush haromony and haunting melodic lines which run throughout the length of this track. Two synthesiser waves are doubled-up to provide an all-enveloping sound in the Bass, whilst the original samples are heavily sliced, reordered/reversed/processed. Keep your ears open for a mention from Igor Stravinsky's 'Rite of Spring'.
- D.M.G - The Way I Feel About YouRemixes - 'That's the Way I Feel About You'. The sample is finely chopped to every pair of quavers in the original tune, and thrown about around the beat. The strings really bring a body to the mid-range frequencies, with the ride cymbal pounding away each beat, allowing the Drums to pull the feel around the pulse here; the fact of the matter is, this tune is all about the beautiful Guitar lines, rhythm and lead (just take a listen!). The rhythmic length of the pulse in each sample really emphasises a strong semi-quaver (probably demi-semi) swing onto the next beat of this 95bpm pattern. Sounds great with a beautiful clean snare (Headhunters - Chameleon drum break. #noshit) enveloping the mids and highs every 2 and 4.
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