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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!

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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 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??

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 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?

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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

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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!

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

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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.

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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!

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