Never Stop – Brand New Heavies

Right I’ve been so busy I’ve not had chance to update this, but I just wanted to share an classic, Never Stop by The Brand New Heavies. I thought of this because recent events have proved to me that you should never stop, never give it up in whatever you set out to achieve. There is no such option as failure if you do just this one simple thing – never stop!

So here it is – from my own turf: The Brand New Heavies – Never Stop.

Production of remixes.

Quite a few people have emailed to ask more details of how I approach making a remix. A short while ago I wrote an article for a colleague of mine who has published it online. Really it’s an overall guide but I do explain the overall workflow and remix construction process. I intend writing a follow up article where I will provide the building blocks (wav files etc) and you will get the chance to do a remix with me in the tutorial.

I’m looking for suggestions (please just comment below or email me as usual) for songs to remix – I’d like to make the article relevant to you readers after all!

For the moment though you can read this article about creating a remix here.

Here’s a tune (not mine) for a rainy winter Saturday:

Freedom Exists.

In my teens I listen a lot to Jim Morrison. It was different from all my usual music and the tunes my peers had stuffed in their ears and “pumping out” of their new ‘stereos’. It seems hard to imagine today in this world of technology advancing at such an extreme pace, so hard it’s almost unreal.  “Freedom existed when I was younger before the birth of the internet” was something I thought for a long time. It’s true that many people are happy to share their entire history, life and every personal detail with the whole world, and choose to publish everything about themselves.

I honestly didn’t acknowledge this simple facet of modern-day life: people are absolutely willing to give up their freedom.

Did you know freedom exists
In a school book?
Did you know madmen
Are running our prison
Within a jail, within a gaol
Within a white free protestant
Maelstrom

Look up further quotes from Jim Morrison – works of art:
http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Jim_Morrison

So to listen to an adaptation of this classic:- Morrison’s voice track laid down along with a nice minimal mid 90’s Detroit-esque sound… it’s almost hypnotic in its reach.

Perfect Sin: Freedom Exists.

Hip Hop Production

So I’ve been thinking about writing up a tutorial about creating hip hop music when I happened upon a great article already here: How to create Hip Hop beats.

It’s a fairly in-depth step by step guide with some of the most basic principles and rules to making hip hop music, but I think I can expand on a few places that it doesn’t touch on. Over the next few days I shall write up my own ‘Hip Hop Tutorial’ which will cover the missing elements on that one.

In the mean time I give you something more for summer:  Two hours of melodic Dubstep – mix by Tim Bryant.

 

How to create Hip Hop Beats