Label: Genius Kid LLC
Another Fresh Sole Beat Season 1, Episode 2
You would not believe how late it is. I've been feeling a bit withdrawn. The fact that I'm not getting any sleep or much cut these days (laughs it off) doesn't help. So I was supposed to "inebriate" away my sorrows tonight... with various alcohols and meaningless conversation. Well I was actually supposed to be at Diamond Head underneath a pitch black Hawaiian sky. FML.
Enters this sample I had been playing around with all day... to chop or not to chop? That was the question. I was planning to go small and massive, but I instead went for a traditional 16 x 4 using different parts of the sample. Since virtually no record of this sample being used has surfaced on the internet, I will choose to kept my mouth shut on this one. This is turning out to be a blog, huh?
So I have to tell this story too; I've been teaching myself Music Theory as of late, in an attempt to enlarge the territory that is my beat-making artistry. Half way through the book, like any person not being institutionally trained, I start doubting myself and my ability to take things whole and decompose them creatively in my mind. As a result, yesterday was mundanely productive. I say productive still, because having made it more than half way through the first course book, I accomplished the feat of connecting several principles of playing that before didn't make sense. What in the world does this have to do with beat-making? I don't know, however, I would take a stab as feeling that once you've understood, at least, bass clef and treble clef... their underlying principles... and their relation to each other and musical notes in general, it should open an array of sounds up for use in your production, but more or most importantly, strengthen what your hears allow you to sensibly hear. [This paragraph pertains to the bass line notes used in the beat. I totally sucked at playing bass lines in the past.]
Back to the beat. Drinking wasn't working out for me at all... so after being in a room with three random people and knocking a couple back... I respectfully got up and walked back to my end of the barracks and slid my ID card in the door thingy. (Don't laugh.) From there it was the refrigerator to grab the last Full Throttle and some peanut butter M&M's. Then it was to my work desk, F3... what are the homie's doing. Time Travel had just gotten off AIM, so myself, Juno Complex and Nefarious! chalked a few laughs and F-you's to Twitter seeing as Nefarious! lost about 500 followers and the good admin people were evidently ignoring him, or fixing the problem without notifying him (laughing at the latter actually being a possibility.)
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