Advice on Tunes

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  1. garvboy

    garvboy New Member

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    Yeah, mornin and all that.

    Anyway, to cut a long story short, I grew up on hardcore ('92 - '95), then lost interest (learnt guitar/singing training/classical piano).

    So I'm now 31 and a teacher. I got a real itch to play some heavy records, so I'm starting a collection. So far I've been mainly collecting nu-jazz/downtempo like Bonobo, Four tet, Jaga Jazzist and Skalpel.

    I've also started a DnB collection. Thing is, I've lost touch with things, and am struggling to find the kind of records I like. So really, this is a plea for help.

    To date, I got...

    Soundwall VIP (Dom & Roland)
    Aztec (Spor)

    I'm also finding Deckers Theme (Dom & Roland) and Arrakis (Black Sun Empire).

    One the one hand, I'm after heavy, dark tunes, but if I can find real uplifting stuff as good as Aztec, thats all good.

    Aside from dl rakes of tunes, most of which are cack, I don't know what to do.

    Any advice?

    Heavy and dark, or non-cheesy, quality jump-up.

    Any help massively appreciated

    Nice one.

    (And apologies if this is on the wrong board)
     
  2. luciduk

    luciduk Active Member

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    its hard to answer people who make threads "what songs will i like" coz you are the one that has to pick your own music

    but i suggest checking out noisia, break, calyx, prolix... thats for the dark stuff.

    have you checked out spors usual work? he makes some beastly tracks.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OC7sAoSG-GI


    its a mixcut
     
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    $marty Dexcell Staff Member

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  4. garvboy

    garvboy New Member

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    Nice one.

    Downloaded a load of Calyx. Downloaded Spor's doscography and went through it and only really loved Aztec.

    Have just finished downloading some Noisia this morning, so I'll give that listen.

    I'll give Break and Prolix a good listen.

    Nice one.
     
  5. ilovelondon

    ilovelondon Call me Jens.

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    Harry3 Chuki

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    I hope it was legally :tut:
     
  7. garvboy

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    This comment is gay.

    If I had a proper DnB shop near my home I'd be in it getting them to play me tune after tune so I could decide which one's to buy.

    And buy I would (and am doing).

    So the fundamental difference between this and dl tunes to see which one's to purchase is.....?
     
  8. ilovelondon

    ilovelondon Call me Jens.

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  9. CheesyPOOF5

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    Listen to Jungle Beast by Dom and Roland, it's similar to Decker's Theme.
     
  10. Harry3

    Harry3 Chuki

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    use youtube, or D&BA 1 minute previews, or Beatports 2 minute previews etc. etc.

    I dont believe the whole "I torrent songs to see if they're good, then buy them if they are". I listen to them on youtube, in mixes etc. then go "damn thats a tune" and then buy it.

    but you are buying them, so its all gooood (y)
     
  11. st420

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    woah you only liked aztec from spors entire discog? i think he's a production genius...

    didnt like stop it? resolute? valentine? some other funk?

    not a fan of heavy dnb i guess
     
  12. djrowney

    djrowney G13 RECORDS/SMOKESCREEN

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    as far as the non cheesy jumpup

    anything from

    g13 records ;)
    class a recordingz
    nam music
    musik hertz
    low down deep
    calypso/ co lab
    grid / zombie
    system shock
    ganja / playaz / frontline
    3d mode

    check those labels out man
     
  13. garvboy

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    I have a DIGI 008 with Pro Tools for making alt-rock songs, and for some reason it interferes with the streaming of sound on the net, so I can't listen to clips, or watch stuff on youtube.
     
  14. hooka

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    you've got to check the nu skool leaders

    spectrasoul
    alix perez
    asc
    instra:mental
    dbridge


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVFXaEbS5fY

    also try out podcasts
    the autonomic podcast or even the shogun podcast
    they usually tell you all about new releases or have tracklistings
     
  15. st420

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    make sure you listen to the above on a quality sound system
     
  16. garvboy

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    I will, I got 2 x Mackie SRM350 v2s plugged into my DIGI 008.

    Oh yes.
     
  17. hooka

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    big up the mackie crewdem, ur lookin lovely
     
  18. garvboy

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    Some of that ASC stuff is HEAVY.

    Resolution, Windchime, Delta Shift, love those choppy amen beats.

    It's like Bukem with massive balls.

    Hell yes.

    Nice one.
     
  19. hooka

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