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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.

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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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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

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 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.

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.

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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.

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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.