August 10, 2008 9:20 PM

Hip-hop style beat orginally intended for a remix, but I think it holds up on its own.

Mixture of samples and synth made in Reason 4. My first MeFi Music post.

posted by sputgop (10 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

Sounds surprisingly like the Boards of Canada In a Beautiful Place Out In the Country EP, particularly 'Kid for Today'.

posted by plexi at 9:27 PM on August 10, 2008

This has a nice chill-out vibe.
posted by isopraxis at 12:27 PM on August 11, 2008

Seconding the BoC. This is super fucking good-- I especially like the texture of the sounds you used.
posted by dunkadunc at 8:43 PM on August 11, 2008

Really good. I like the tabla style beats that become prominent around 3:10. I want to encourage you to add original vocals of some sort to it to take it beyond the BoC comparisons. If you thought that might be appealing I'd be happy to help to come up with something.
posted by dobie at 11:42 AM on August 12, 2008

Thanks for the comments!

I never would have expected comparisons to Boards of Canada, especially since I originally made it to be a rap beat. But I guess upon relistening it does have similar qualities.

dobie: I'm not much of a vocalist myself, but it does sound appealing.
posted by sputgop at 2:39 PM on August 12, 2008

I like too - I think out of all the synth tones you used, the fake string section works the best.
posted by arcanecrowbar at 2:57 PM on August 12, 2008

Yes, this does hold up on its own. Now I want to go clubbing.
posted by Astro Zombie at 7:15 PM on August 12, 2008

Although the drums work just fine, you could probably do a whole lot in terms of making them gooshier/dirtier-- think sliced up, pitch bent drum loops, that sort of thing. Right now, they sound a little too clean.

Of course then, i'm also a big BoC fan :)
posted by dunkadunc at 9:33 PM on August 12, 2008

I love trip hop when it's not over-ambitious. This reminds me of Sneaker Pimps a bit, too.
posted by assoctw at 2:05 PM on August 13, 2008

very nice stuff.
posted by micayetoca at 9:45 AM on August 27, 2008

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