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Our Robot Day Contribution!

2010-06-30 20:49:46 by mr-jazzman
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Hell yeah! It's time for us to begin celebrating Robot Day! In honor of it, DJ FiendØ and I worked on one hell of a dubstep collab that I'm sure y'all will love:


Stone Cold Killa Robot

And we also released a low-tuned version of it, just because I liked the darker sound of it:

Low-Tuned Version

Hope y'all like the sound of this, because we worked damn hard on it (well over a month lol). It features some of the dirtiest bass that either of us (or NG, for that matter) has ever had the honor of making. So, without further ado, give these here tracks a good listen! Feedback is welcome! =D

And, just to keep y'all excited, my next project is gonna be totally focused on a METALSTEP TUNE. Yes, I've talked about it for a while now, but now it's time to begin working on it. Don't expect it to be done for a while; this is gonna require some major thought!

And too, expect more collabs between me and FiendØ! He was an amazing guy to work with! =D

-Jazzman

Our Robot Day Contribution!



Last night, I was chillin with some good friends of mine, listenin to some metal as we were drivin around. I don't really listen to Attack Attack! much (I always thought they were a generic metal band, not too much of anything unique going on), but when my friend put this song on, it hit me:

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This is more than just a breakdown of a song...this is the beginning stage of metalstep -- the cross of metal and dubstep. It has everything that audiences of both genres would like. The "drop" is when the guitar is on the flanger, and the "anticipation" that I love in all dubstep tracks comes with the first utterance of "You're better off dead!" immediately after. The drums are exactly dubstep if you listen closely enough, that slow kick-snare switch-off on the downbeats. I'd say the only things that prevent this song from going all-out metalstep is that it doesn't have any wobble bass (which it shouldn't obviously, as it's not a dubstep tune), and it breaks down even further towards the end.

I dunno, maybe I'm just getting excited about nothing, but as I explained earlier, I really want to try and make an authentic metalstep tune. It's gonna be tough, it's gonna be hard, but if I use this as a model, I think it'll be possible.

Thoughts?

-Jazzman


My Dream = Metalstep

2010-05-29 13:37:34 by mr-jazzman

My dream as an audio artist is to revolutionize metal by taking it down the dubstep scene. A few people have done it, but not quite the way I would do it. The video below is an example of the same VEIN of "metalstep" I would love to make, but more badass:

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If you think that this is cool-ish, wait till I give it a go. I'd love nothing more than to make the entire dubstep community shitbrix.

-Jazzman


Hiatus

2010-05-03 20:25:21 by mr-jazzman

Hey y'all.

I'm just gonna let y'all know, I'm going to be going on a brief hiatus to recuperate my intuition, inspiration, and soul. When I mean brief, I mean just like a period of a month or so. I'm still gonna be bustin out some awesome tracks this year, but since my first year of college is basically done, and summer's right around the corner, I figure it's time to just chill for a while.

I also wanna learn some more stuff, so I can come back bust out some killer tracks for y'all!

In the mean time, enjoy this dubstep number by me. It got picked up by an up-and-coming dubstep/DnB channel guy, so don't be surprised if "Jazzman" becomes a bit more commonplace in the future. ;) (Personally it sounds better on this video than on NG, because some of the noise is cut =P)

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Latest Dubstep Track

2010-04-27 13:46:33 by mr-jazzman

Alright y'all, this is my best track yet, and I'm not afraid to call it such:

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen /328525

This is the result of weeks of tinkering with bass sounds. Sure, I don't think it's a perfect track, but I think it's definitely my best shot at dubstep. I'm not afraid to call this one "dirty" either, nor to say that it's comparable to the likes of Skream, Bar9, Nero, or Pendulum...okay, maybe that's bragging a little, but I don't care lol! When you shit brix making your own song, that's probably a good sign, right?

Anyway, hope you enjoy this one. I hope, overall, it's a good addition to the other dubstep tracks here on NG!


Dubstep with Longevity

2010-04-12 21:30:48 by mr-jazzman

This is just a beautiful track all around. Even if you don't care for dubstep much, it's a nice listen with minimal use of the wobble bass, save for a few parts to give it that dubstep sound (this, in my opinion, makes those parts all the more savory, as you long for them...if you like wobble bass, that is, as I do). Not only, but the lyrics are clean (i.e., they don't have anything blatantly sexual in them), which means that this is one of those dubstep tracks that will probably survive long after the attraction to dubstep has ended (I wager that's only gonna be another year or two, at the rate that the genre's going...somebody needs to take it in a new direction, like, NOW, or else its repetitive nature is gonna lead to its demise.) Anyway, just give this one a listen; I enjoyed it, there's a lot to love here, even if dubstep isn't your thing.

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Sick Dark Dubstep

2010-04-11 01:46:53 by mr-jazzman

Just because I love searching through UKF Dubstep's stuff, I found this song. Probably the sickest dubstep song I've ever heard. The double drop in this thing makes me go crazy! Plus, it's in dropped B, so it just gives everyone all sorts of stuff! Listen to this thing all the way, I promise you won't be disappointed!

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Thought I'd share some unbelievable dubstep with y'all, based on the ORIGINAL Hide & Seek, by Imogen Heap. My friend showed me this, and I think I just about shat my pants because of it's overall beauty. Powerful, dubby, yet serene, just like Imogen Heap likes it! Hellyeah! ;D

Oh yeah, and this song strikes quite a chord in me: My choir did Hide & Seek live, and it was the most emotional experience in music I've ever had. It was hard to pull it off, but worth every note. I can only imagine what woulda happened if we pulled some dubstep stuff off during that performance lol. (Perhaps one day, when I'm able to get that performance on DVD, I'll show y'all.)

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Karnivool...

2010-03-31 23:27:02 by mr-jazzman

What can I say? Karnivool is the absolute best rock band that I can think of, and I wanted to share them with y'all. Below is a clip from arguably their best song (although every last song they have made sends shivers down my spine in some way, shape, or form). A week ago from posting this, I had the honor of seeing Karnivool perform live, and let me tell you something: If anyone's gonna shape the sound of music for the next decade, it's gonna be these guys. While people have compared them to Tool because of their rhythmic complexity, the fact is that these guys are much heavier than them, and they combine elements from other bands such as Dream Theater and Van Halen - but in the best way possible. Just give these guys a listen, they're phenomenal...and even better live (Ian Kenny, their lead singer, hits every note perfectly live; it's like the CD entered the 3D realm, and their mix has so much bass in it but not enough to destroy your hearing - I actually listened to their live performance without earplugs, felt like I would lose my hearing, but could hear fine afterwards). Moreover, they're not douches; I got an autograph from the lead singer without complaint, and he seemed really down-to-earth (albeit mentally insane while performing lol).

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What The F***, John Sercu?

2010-02-25 18:05:56 by mr-jazzman

Okay, I normally don't get too frustrated with the people who are #1 in the All-Time Top Scoring in the Audio Portal, even if the song really doesn't catch my attention; hell, I landed one up there not too long ago, and I found out it usually takes a good amount of luck to get there. However, I can't believe I'm witnessing this, I never thought I would in my entire life: The man in the #1 spot ALSO has the #2 spot, and had the #1 spot a week ago from writing this. I figured it was a fluke, but then I looked at the man that submitted these songs: John Sercu. A man from Belgium, with his sign-up date being 1/25/10. Okay. January 25th of 2010. One month before me writing this post. How the f*** did he do it? I looked, and the man has a FOLLOWING. Wow. So he signs up on NG, and gets 2500 of his followers to give him 5s. Awesome. Problem is, his shit sucks!!! Just listen to it; my brother and I thought it came directly from one of those $100 Casio keyboards. This is an abomination. NG is a site essentially for indie producers, not for people with huge followings (which, I'm stunned that this man even has so many people following him) to come in and dominate everybody else. How the hell is anyone supposed to get their stuff noticed otherwise? It would be like if Lil Wayne came in and decided to sign up for a NG account, using Lil Wayne as his name and having full permission to submit his songs (which, even though he's awesome IMO, brings in "big names" to NG; just an exaggeration of what's happening right now). It really defeats the purpose. For now, #3 is really #1 in my heart. John Sercu can jump off a cliff for all I care, it's really unfair to submit to NG with a huge following already. Use Myspace, for Christ's sake! That website is already loaded with tons of unnecessary garbage as it is.
-Jazzman