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

Don’t Sweat the Technique Round 6

Reached out to Dontez for our sample this month for DSTT. Here’s a few words about what he come up with. Peace Donny!

kaseke Kaseke back cover

Aseke Poletus

Estonian instrumental jazz fusion and progressive rock band, active 1980-1984.

I picked this beauty up from an overseas seller who was getting rid of several Euro rock records. I offered him a deal for 10 or so & this is one of the LP’s that had plenty heat to work with. This entire record has some monumental gems that I thought were too eazy to flip so I’ve gone with a more complicated Jazz/fusion joint which rides in & out of different tempo’s and intensities. I’m not going to reveal name the track though. That’s for you diggers to figure out.

Original Sample

Beat 1

Beat 2

Beat 3

Beat 4

Have a guess at which producer made which beat and I’ll follow up next week with the results. Cheers to everyone getting us involved and helping us build.

Advertisements

Don’t Sweat the Technique – Round 5 Results

Here’s the results from Round 5.  Solid round, I thought people might have had a tough time picking the Must Volkoff and Indiseus but alas, seems like you all got it right apart from the split votes between the Brookes Cullings and Servo beats.

Lets see what we can come up with out them dust bins for Round 6!

Drop a comment and let us know how well you picked it and what made you pick em.

Dont Sweat the Technique – Round 5

This month I reached out to our DSTT main stay regular Servo for a sample to flip. He hit us off with one of his recent op-shop digs Dudley Moore (British actor/ Jazz Musician) – The World of Dudley Moore. I would have picked this up for that hair alone. That mop perm stay one hunid son!

DSTTR5

Servo dropped a gem on us, choosing, ‘A sad one for George’. Slinky Jazz bass, aired out keys and dusted grooves on this joint.

Thanks to all producers and servo for supplying the dig. From the feedback I’ve had I think we all enjoyed making something out of this sample, there was so many options.

Take a listen to the OG and peep the parts used for the beats and take a guess at who you think made what. I’ll follow up this post with the results next week.

Original Sample

 Beat 1

 Beat 2

Beat 3

Beat 4

Beat 5

 

 

Don’t Sweat the Technique – Round 4 Results

Well…I was wondering why no results were showing up for the poll for Round 4. I must have fingered up the post and not added it. Apologies.

Producers revealed below for anyone interested.

Stay tuned for round 5 next month,  should be a cracker.

Don’t Sweat the Technique – Round 4

This round I thought Id ask Sean B if he wanted to get involved with things, he had the idea of blindfolding us and have us pick something out for the producers to flip. Cheers Sean.

Update:

Cheers to everyone getting involved with this round, took me a little longer to get it all together with the holidays just gone. Make sure you have a crack at picking who made what over the coming week and I’ll send the results live this time next week.

Original Sample

Beat 1

Beat 2

Beat 3

Beat 4

Don’t Sweat the Technique – Round 3 Results

Tough sample this round, looks like it was pretty split in finding the difference between Matty and LG. Thanks to  Matty Fresh and Lazy Grey for taking part and everyone who voted.

Don’t Sweat the Technique – Round 3

This round I thought I’d mix it up and jump out of the comfort zone of just diggin something decent from the crates. My goal was to head to the local Vinnies with $10 and hit up anything, not even Kamahl was off limits for this one..Just grabbed whatever I could for that amount.

Turns out my local only had 6 records. You should have seen the old prunes face light up with delight when I copped all 6 haha. She followed by telling me how much she love the seekers etc..Run Royal stay helping out the needy and unfortunate by coppin’ them dollar joints. 6 clams in total. I had a little video done up of me listening through the records but my camera fucked out at the midway point. Pretty mind numbing stuff even with some comic relief. Maybe next time?

IMG_5115

Anyway, this month I invited few more producers than you’ll see posted. They were either too busy, didn’t get the memo or straight pussied out when they heard what I can only describe as a pretty underwhelming sample but, it was all I could really find with some variation throughout. Did some research and this dude has a fuck off discog, I’m suprised I have’nt see more of his shit as most of it would have been pressed here in Australia under ‘Music for Pleasure’. Certainly made all three of us think outside the box a little this round.

Cheers to Lazy Grey and Matty Fresh for getting involved. Much respect!

Sample is The Magic of Kostelanetz – Seventy Six Trombones

IMG_5114

Original Track

Beat 1

Beat 2

Beat 3

 

Don’t Sweat The Technique – Round 2 Results

Dope round this month. Everyone put in work on this sample. A standout for me was Servos using the vocal and his trademark chops, props to everyone involved.

Looks like the public picked the Dontez and Insideus but were pretty split between the Servo and Dkues.

Don’t Sweat The Technique – Round 2

For our second round, AkidcalledChubz hosted and dug ‘David Porter – I’m Afraid The Masquerade Is Over’ taken from his third album ‘Victim of the joke? An Opera’.

You’ll know this classic sample as it’s been flipped by many producers around the world. The beauty of this one is there is so many different parts you can chop and blend, originality is the key!

Victim+of+the+Joke+An+Opera+porter_davi_victimoft_101b

We invited Servo, Dkues, Dontez and Insideus to flip the script with it. Have a good listen and cast your vote before next Tuesday.

Original Track
Beat 1
Beat 2
Beat 3
Beat 4

Don’t Sweat The Technique – Round 1 Results

Interesting results from the first round, the most clearly identified was the Tornts flip. Great to hear such variation in sample selection from the original.  It brings out the question, ‘how do you base your choice on who made each beat?’ for me it was the distinct 808 drum track used by Tornts. Do you think  if we all used the same drums we could pick it from just the programming? Perhaps we’ll flip things up again with another sample using this rounds producers but with the same drum samples? If you voted you should see the results percentage in the poll, if not click on the corresponding with the revealed beat and the results SHOULD show up. Stay posted for the next few round which will be posted this month as we bring you up to speed.  

Don’t Sweat the Technique – Round 1

A few months ago I kicked off our blind beat production segment ‘Don’t Sweat the Technique’.  The host for the month picks their sample, the sample is emailed to the producers, at the end of the month the beats will be showcased blindly and then the producers will be revealed a week later after the public has a crack a guessing who made the beat. This month I didn’t dig deep by any stretch, grabbing a half decent sounding synth track from a Vangelis LP from my closest crate. Listen and vote below with the revealed producers to follow.

photo-5

Original Track 

Listen to what everyone mustered up below and have a guess who made which beat for the month. After a week come back and we’ll reveal who made what beat. If anyone can shoot me a link to something easier than the poll, shoot me a link…That shit was a prick!

Beat 1

Beat 2

Beat 3

Beat 4