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      03-19-2012 05:19 PM #76
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      Collaborations, Songwritting and the like.
      So, i’ve had a revelation these past couple of days, and i really feel the need to draw attention to the results here.

      Theres a perfectly valid reason why i dont usually enjoy the idea of a “collaboration” … allthough you can rest assure whatever collaborations i have done in the past were the results of stuff im totally into, like Flipside, the Foo’s, Cyprus Hill, etc.

      All to often, there’s an influx of “big names” that would get thrown around the label from time to time and of course, they fly off the table and out the ****in door faster than they hit my desk. eg. do you want to do a track with big name X, remix huge pop act y, etc etc.

      no. i ****ing don’t. i really REALLY don’t.

      im passionate about music, engineering said music, and especially art… at least i certainly feel that i am. And the last thing i want to do… is take the meanings and feelings of a piece of music and have some ****ing dip**** blab about lookin sexy, poppin bottles, “droppin bass”, or ANYTHING club related. which fortunately for the world *rolls eyes* makes up for 99% of the “electronic music” fad that’s apparently considered mainstream now.

      Obviously, this little rant was mainly inspired by “the veldt”.. which i read a couple weeks ago. Im keen on short stories, since i lack the time to dip into a massive novel. And well, as some of you know, other peoples art, poetry, writting or otherwise can very easily juxtapose to your own craft, inspirring you to create your own personal extension or compliment to the work… hence the track itself.

      for those of you familiar with the story, check it out here: http://www.veddma.com/veddma/Veldt.htm
      anyway, after being inspired, i felt… man, i’d really like to create a soundtrack to this.. a somewhat melancholic yet uplifting audio image of kids bestowed with insane technology which enables them to conjure up any setting or any thing they desire… which in this case, as children sometimes wish their parents were dead by an unfounded retaliation to being disciplined.

      what a great story, i figured.

      so, the melodies done… and a vocal really was optional at that point, wasnt too concerned about it. However, the electronic music community needs more people like Chris James, who i actually just randomly stumbled on via twitter, pretty insane.

      he had posted a link claiming he did a vocal to the track ive uploaded on soundclud, ill be honest, i *do* check demos out from time to time… but not nearly as often as they come in… for whatever reason, i took a shot and checked it out… i was ****ing nearly in tears. Not because i think he’s the best singer in the world… but because HE ****ING GOT IT. TOTALLY and COMPLETELY got it.

      i had previously stated on the demo that the song was loosely connected to the short story i read… the kid went and read the story, and did what i did. His verses are connected to me in that way, this track is pure. This is how inspiration is supposed to work. Even before hitting the play button on his soundcloud, i almost wanted to roll my eyes waiting for the first verse to have a mention about his last breakup, or this other bitch he thinks is hot, or how he was on his way to a club, or just how warm and fuzzy he felt about THA BEAT (or ‘tha bass’ for that mater).

      **** all that.

      he righteously did his homework, and came up with just a few bang on verses that completely compliment the story and the mood, which is all i ever want from a song that contained lyrical content. Can’t give him props enough.

      The moral of the story is here, is that this is what songwritting should be about. Music is meant to provoke feeling and thought. So if we were to go by popular music, we should all be thinking how sexy we are and we know it, or how our hands should be contstantly up in the air… or maybe we should drop that bass because itss too ****ing heavy to lift or whatever the ****ing problem with bass is these days.

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      03-19-2012 08:30 PM #78
      i'm still kind of lost on this skrillex character...

      so, say you go to a conccert of his - does he just stand up front covulsing while pressing buttons? are there set pieces he plays? or does he create everything on the fly at every concert?
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      03-19-2012 08:46 PM #79
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      03-19-2012 08:56 PM #80
      Quote Originally Posted by n0rdicalex. View Post
      i'm still kind of lost on this skrillex character...

      so, say you go to a conccert of his - does he just stand up front covulsing while pressing buttons? are there set pieces he plays? or does he create everything on the fly at every concert?
      If your at a venue hosting skrillex you are either:

      A) high
      B) drunk
      C high and drunk

      You could be listening to a remix of Barney & Friends songs and would still have a good time.
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      03-19-2012 09:00 PM #81
      Quote Originally Posted by ABAcabby View Post
      don't knock it till you try it.
      this!

      if you don't like dubstep, well you're in luck. you don't have to listen to it.

      it's all about having fun and going to crazy EDM shows is incredibly fun, if dancing with hot girls who are wearing almost nothing is your idea of fun. but it's not for everyone. just like going to the ballet or freeform jazz, isn't for everyone.

      skrillex is ok, but Rusko, Dr P., Pendulum, Flux Pavilion, to name a few, are much better.
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      03-19-2012 09:04 PM #82
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0T_Convert View Post
      If your at a venue hosting skrillex you are either:

      A) high
      B) drunk
      C high and drunk
      D) there to see local rockabilly bands who happen to be playing the same night... The bathroom was on the same floor at Skrillex and Tommy Lee together and oh what a sight it was.

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      03-19-2012 09:08 PM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by Internal Combustion View Post
      Siriusly comparing Skrillex to this?



      This is epic. AND music.

      yeah, sure...but it sucks to dance to.
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      03-19-2012 09:12 PM #84
      Quote Originally Posted by backinthegame View Post
      I would rather listen to ICP than Skrillex though, at least they're so stupid I can laugh. Dubstep is just annoying.
      This. Finally something we can agree on.
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      03-19-2012 09:52 PM #85
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      Wrong.



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      03-19-2012 10:14 PM #86
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      03-19-2012 10:23 PM #87
      This video is sick. I don't care if you like Skrillex or not. Song is ok too.

      Beware the twitchy wiggly fingasssssss.........
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      03-19-2012 10:44 PM #88
      Quote Originally Posted by Basscase View Post
      This video is sick.
      Sick, as in vomitous.

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      03-19-2012 10:50 PM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by Metallitubby View Post
      Sick, as in vomitous.
      Agreed I thought I was on a boat and got motion sickness.

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      03-19-2012 10:54 PM #90
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0T_Convert View Post
      If your at a venue hosting skrillex you are either:

      A) high+ deaf
      B) drunk+deaf
      C high and drunk+ deaf

      You could be listening to a remix of Barney & Friends songs and would still have a good time.
      Ahh fixed !

    15. 03-19-2012 11:03 PM #91
      You'll love these.... They are mostly dubstep, but aren't as raunchy as most and have more lyrics. This is a CD Mix I just made...

      1. Levels (Skrillex Remix) - Avicii



      2. Raise Your Weapon (Madeon Remix) - Deadmau5



      3. Bulletproof (Foamo Dubstep Remix) - La Roux



      4. I'm Not Your toy (Nero Remix) - La Roux



      5. Choose Me II (Dubstep Remix ) - Xilent



      6. Rad Anthem - Rad Omen



      7. Change - Deadmau5 & Skrillex



      8. Bangarang - Skrillex




      9. Magical World feat Nelly Furtado - Bassnectar




      10. Ghost 'n Stuff (Featuring Rob Swire) Deadmau5

      Last edited by DedRok; 03-19-2012 at 11:08 PM.
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      03-19-2012 11:05 PM #92
      Skrillex has some good songs but also an equal or more amount that I can't stand. Dubstep as a whole is interesting and new to me and I'm still enjoying it. (Zed's Dead has got to be my favourite)

      I will say though that dubstep is great to listen to while working out.

      Probably my favourite dubstep song though:
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      03-19-2012 11:07 PM #93




      Sorry Metallitubby, I couldn't find any dubstep Tool remixes.
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      03-19-2012 11:40 PM #94
      Quote Originally Posted by Basscase View Post
      This video is sick. I don't care if you like Skrillex or not. Song is ok too.

      Beware the twitchy wiggly fingasssssss.........
      Okay...that was awesome.
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      03-19-2012 11:56 PM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by Basscase View Post
      This video is sick. I don't care if you like Skrillex or not. Song is ok too.

      Beware the twitchy wiggly fingasssssss.........
      I see your Skrillex and raise you Aphex Twin : Come to Daddy.


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      03-20-2012 12:08 AM #96
      Aphex twin > all!!!!!!!!




      too lazy to find it, listen to Aphex twin - Windowlicker
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      03-20-2012 12:11 AM #97
      Quote Originally Posted by GtIVR6-RJ View Post
      Aphex twin > all!!!!!!!!




      too lazy to find it, listen to Aphex twin - Windowlicker
      too funny, as soon as I got done with CMD, I went straight to windowlicker. REALLY wish he would tour again. I'm seeing Liquid Stranger and Excision on Thursday night.

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      03-20-2012 12:25 AM #98
      I *want* to like Skrillex... but it just doesn't happen. Kind of how I want to want an American car. Too many of his songs sound the same.
      I always plug in USBs right the first time.

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      03-20-2012 01:15 AM #99
      That chick has sweet hair.
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      03-20-2012 01:18 AM #100
      Speaking of disturbing Dubstep videos... I'm just going to leave this here.



      Cliffs: Kids try to steal a car, get locked in with some really grimy, unbearable Dubstep, carnage ensues.

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