Saturday, September 12, 2009

Day 254: Skint Remix Comp

I've been remix mad recently, and it's starting to take it's toll. All my fault though as I chose to start a load of remixes without really thinking about the time required, causing me to rush a lot of them, and work late in to the night.

This one is by no means any exception. This was probably the most annoying remix I have done to date. It's a remix of Rip Groove on Skint records, as part of a competition.

Basically I started it fairly OK, then I got to a point where it was nearly 7 minutes long, and, to be honest, I didn't even really like it. Yet I persisted.

All this persisting, and it wasn't going anywhere, that coupled with loads of problems with the mix itself. The tune was falling flat on itself due to loads of the bass frequencies clashing, and I couldn't seem to rescue it. IT sounded flat, and confused, and just generally a mess.

Then, all of a sudden, I had the breakthrough. I have no idea what causes these, but thank the lord for them.

I knew I needed to trim this tune back severely, and that's effectively what happened. I dropped a bunch of loops I was using, back to the original drums I patterned, I dropped some of the bloated samples etc, and also ironed out the melodies, which themselves were a mess and trying to be too clever.

What we are left with is the following. I am much much happier with it, though I would still like a lot more time to round it off if I am honest. Sadly the deadline for the competition is basically upon us, and I wont have any more time to work on it, so I'm submitting it as is.

Enjoy (or at least try to :P)




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