Category Archives: DONT SWEAT THE TECHNIQUE

Once a month we take one full sample from the hosts choice, some regular and guest producers, send them off with the sample for the month to do their thing with it. At the end of the month we’ll showcase all beats produced blindly and then reveal who the producers were

“Australian 2017 DMC DJ Championships”

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Once again it’s on! 2017 DMC dates are here. This year has seen a major resurgence of the Hip Hop DJ and a new generation coming through flying the flag. But I must say, there are some fuckboy stiletto button pushers out there that need to be served a few lessons this year!

Victoria starts off proceedings on August 11th 2017. Keep an eye out for the kid Wallzee (VIC) who is hungry as fuck to take out weak toys. Go in homie!

Legend Total Eclipse of the mighty X-ECUTIONERS will be showing his skills for all y’all scratch junkies to froth over!

 

Hit up http://www.dmcaustralia.com.au for more info.

 

 

 

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“WATCH YOUR STEP” Turns 10 & Record Fair. Weekender July 21st & July 22nd 2017

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The mighty “Watch Your Step” will be celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary this July 21st & 22nd 2017 in Brisbane, Australia. An exceptional night run by the legends Paolo, Len-One & Gaz Saint that will feature Mod, Soul, Garage & Funk DJ’s from around the country joining forces to bring you the best in 45’s from their amazing and powerful collections. This is a weekender held over 2 big nights and on top of that, the Saturday will boast a record fair from 1pm til 4pm. If you haven’t checked out one of these nights, we highly recommend that you do. It’s going to be nothing short of large!

Click on the flyer above for more details or….

Hit up their Facebook page for more info….

https://www.facebook.com/watchyourstepqld/

PUBLIC ENEMY – “Nothing Is Quick In The Desert” (FREE DOWNLOAD)

 

Legendary Public Enemy have just released their new studio LP on their 30 year anniversary and have decided to give a lil’ sumthin back to the fans worldwide as a massive thank-you…..a free download of the said LP.

Thank you PE and now a word from the Minister himself….

 

“After 30 years, 106 tours across 105 countries and countless records, THANK YOU! This one is on Public Enemy. Get it while it’s free. ”
– Chuck D

 

http://bandcamp.com/download?from=email&id=705942802&payment_id=1322724185&sig=b6d35461defa463003aa572d17bc26a5&type=album

HEATA – “Interference” Limited Cassette

INTERFERENCE BLK&WHITE

“Interference” is a limited run of 20 homemade CASSETTES mixed live by DJ Heata. But it’s not what you think. During the course of working on my forthcoming official album “Executions” (due for release in the summer of 2017 through the mighty Unkut Recordings), I got distracted one night by crazy synthesizer records and decided to make a DJ mix unlike anything I had done before.

This is NOT a Hip Hop mixtape, but a collection of weird & wonderful synth music from wax LP’s spanning from the 60’s to the 80’s. There are no beats or singing on here, but a stack of bizarre, evil & at times beautiful synthesizer arrangements. The mix is 90min long spread over two sides and is mixed live in one take each straight to tape with a few live synths and samples played over the top. The tapes used are brand new TDK’s from my personal stash.

If you’re up for something a bit different , and perfect for that late night steez, check this out. A massive thank-you to the visual master Joshua Davis for the photography & artwork.

Limited to 20 Cassettes only.

10 x Black Cover – Recorded to TDK D90

10 x White Cover – Recorded to TDK B90

$16 inc. postage to anywhere in Australia. Please email for postage if you wish to purchase from overseas.

Available for purchase here on Runroyal.com Thursday June 8th 2017 at 8pm AEST.

THANK-YOU EVERYONE *****SOLD OUT*****

“HELP” – Your Old Droog ft. Wiki & Edan

2017 is shaping up to be a cracker year for Hip Hop me reckons. This is just too fuckin’ good not to post up. Run Royal….where you at?

“CHRIMBUS FUNK TAPE 2016” DJ HEATA

Merry Christmas everyone.

It’s been a big year and what better way to sign off than with a Chrimbus Funk & Soul Mix. Best thing is…it’s a free download. Hope y’all enjoy it and have a safe and happy Christmas & New Year.

Much respect,

Heata.

Run Royal Soundcloud

Quick post to let y’all know that we are have a Soundcloud page that includes free downloads and whatever. Jeah!

Don’t Sweat The Technique – Round 9 Results

I know a lot of you checked this round out but to the one person that had a crack at voting you’ve got a pretty damn good ear. You picked them all aside from Calski and Dazastah. Thanks again to everyone involved.

Don’t Sweat The Technique – Round 9

For this round of DSTT I put forward a track from a German record I picked up for $2 at a fair earlier in the year. It’s a strange record, a real mash Jazz, funk and some really open sounds of keys etc with varying tempos. Everything I want in a record to sample really. Some tracks have some German spoken word laid over the instrumentation . I’d love to get a translation of what he’s saying, that shit sounds serious.

Great use of the track from all producers. This segment was never intended to be a competition of who can make the best beat from the sample, that’s is a very subjective question in itself and we don’t want that shit here.  It’s intention is about listening to where the sample takes the producer and how their creativity gets them to the end result, if they use a whole loop or just a few notes of the melody. Thinking outside the box and putting forward a sample or a style of music to sample that’s out of someone’s comfort zone brings forward creativity in my opinion. Utilizing the skills and techniques to bring out your sound and letting the public see if they can pick it. This gives the public the opportunity to seek out some of the producers previous works also if they haven’t heard of them.

The sample probably wasn’t out of everyone’s comfort zone this round but it’s been fucking awesome to see what parts people chopped and looped and how creative everyone was. Thanks to all involved in the round.

Have a crack at guessing who made which beat during the week and I’ll reveal them Friday.

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Beat 1

Beat 2

Beat 3

Beat 4

Beat 5

Beat 6

Beat 7

The poll tool on this host is fucking waksauce. If anyone has any better 3rd party suggestion that will work better please let me know in the comments!

Don’t Sweat the Technique – Round 8 Results

I though you dudes would have used the intro!?! All the same, great use of the break and similar parts in the sample. I’ll have see if I can dig through the archives and see what I did with sample a few years back. Always good to see another producers approach.

Thanks again to Servo, Realizm and everyone who polled this round. Appreciate it

Round 9 samples will be going out in the next week.

Don’t Sweat the Technique – Round 8

This month I though id switch it up a little and give the producers a drum break to level things out and see if you can still pick the programming over the sound. I might continue this for future rounds.

Only rules were that both producers had to use the drum break and of course the sample. I’ve picked up a couple of Al Di Meola’s albums over this years, a real mash of Jazz and latin flamenco type shit. Plenty of tempo and signature changes and some experimental stuff throughout, no real reason behind the dig this month other than it being in close reach. I hit up Realizm from Adelaide and local legend, Servo to do their thing. Thanks fellas, you both kilt that shit!

Have a guess below who mad which beat..I’ll reveal the producers at the end of next week.

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Don’t Sweat the Technique – Round 7 Results

Looks like everyone was bang on in picking this round. Great mix of styles and chops, I could barely pic Rob’s flip! sheesh!
Thanks again for everyone involved..Most likely we’ll be skipping a round this month but we’ll be back in June for the round 8.
Should give us a little more time to come up with something to test the producers a little more and work outside their comfort zones.

Don’t Sweat the Technique – Round 7

This month we tried to get a bit of a Christ theme happening over April with Easter and all. AkidcalledChubz didn’t hit us with the obscure uptown gospel joints but he did come through with a deadly OST. The soundtrack to the film, The Cross and the Switchblade which was based off a book from the 60’s about a minister who turns around the lives of NY gang members life through Christ…That was the Easter link and we ran with it. Decent soundtrack, Chubz had a couple of tracks to choose from but I though this one would be the most interesting to flip.

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Was great to see how these three utilized and approached the sample differently, giving some pretty varying results. All heaters in their own right. Shouldn’t be too tough to pick this round. Cheers to all involved. I’ll reveal next week sometime. Enjoy.

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Beat 1

Beat 2

Beat 3

 

Don’t Sweat the Technique Tees

In case you been missed it yesterday. We have a limited run of tees available now. Hit the shop tab and support the DSTT movement!

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Don’t Sweat the Technique – Round 6 Results

Strange results on this. The votes were all over the shop. We had some thinking Tornts made Beat 2 and  some thinking he made beat 4 which was by Dontez. Myself and Kharnivor were on even votes for beat 1. Great sample and  great round. Cheers again to all that were involved and all that had a guess on this. Only planning on making this shit bigger with the more people that jump on board. Next round. We’re preparing an Easter special for round 7. Producers will have to think outside the box for this one I’m guessing. Maybe we’ll level the playing field some more to disguise some of the producers by dishing out the same drum break??