logikz - sawbuck [skanky dubby bizness]

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  1. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    Sawbuck
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    Style: dubby drum and bass
    Format: MP3
    Playing time: 5:31
    Release date: June 2007
    Retrenched dub delays steppy step breakbeats with the large knock 808s and skanky ska brass. In a way, it's a Streetsweeper remake, which will be back online shortly. Flash up ya lighta!
     
  2. kama

    kama benkama.net

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    liking a lot, a touch different though than your usual dub skanking. Recognizing those horn samples too, cheesy. I like the parts without the horns muchos better. real rolling.

    Production wise shit gets too thick at times, lot going on with the horns, oldskool sweeps and vocals and basses and what have you. and man what is it with those lush pads in the middle? :(
     
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  3. Acoustiks

    Acoustiks New Member

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    Pretty sweet song. The lush Jungle pads really don't fit, imo. But around the 4 min mark the song gets really cool. Awesome bassline! :gpeace:
     
  4. vickvega

    vickvega Mr. Blonde

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    agreed, dont like the pads but sweet use of the mentazm
    overall like the stabs and bassline later in the tune
    respect
     
  5. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    thank you for listening lads, much appreciated!!
    id like to hear what the rest of the dnbforum crew has to say too, so, if youd be so kind.
     
  6. BOS

    BOS What Darkness Hides

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    I understand the idea was to progress the sound? Good Track. Just to be safe I would run da mix into a serious hook with something heavy that no one can’t resist. Then bring it back to whatever you want it to be,. I guess some elements are necessary to keep the listener happy.

    BOS
     
  7. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    thank you BOS, much obliged friend, your advice is taken onboard for coming material.

    im still waiting to hear from the rest of the dnbforum crew though, so if you please.
     
  8. MARLZTAH

    MARLZTAH ++DuB PrOFesSoR++

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    nice track, i love a bit of brass :)
     
  9. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    thanks for listening, marlztah! im thinking of doing a remix, something really degenerate. then again i think too much.
     
  10. daf

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    agree that's sometimes this track is a bit much, but damn, it's quite phatt, and it really blows. that kick could use some boost on the attack, though. little bit better mixing and this could score big times. thank you for this one!
     
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    eazy track man, it's got this really old vibe with the horn selection, like lee perry old with a raga feel. Way to change it up with the track production. Much different that previous trax.

    Respect
     
  12. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    youre very welcome daf! glad you like it.

    m progression, thank you for the kind words!! do holler when youve finished something, ill get back at you.
     
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    fun track. Lots of energy. Nice bassline

    I also wanted it to be a little thinner. When I first started producing abot two years ago. I was making up for the lack of HQ samples other by just adding more and more pads and effects. Its difficult to figure out how to make not very much sound like a whole lot.

    I'd like to hear some more drums. I would bring up the "ghosted" snare hits and kick. The BD could also use a bit of eq.

    Cheers,
    Font
     
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  14. Radius

    Radius Give me back my passport u slags

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    Yaz commin on mate. That fo showa...like the ideas. Some deep bass twistage goin on, and your beats are always interesting, but you still need to sharpen up how they sound...though much better. Like everyone says not sure about horns. And pad bit ...what the fuk were you on...it ain't even in time...maybe taht is on purpose..to mess with da head, but I'd say drop both those elements...that filthy reese thing...niiice...gwan mate strip this down and lets hear the results!!
     
  15. jay walker

    jay walker 1/2 of Passive/Aggressive

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    Pretty much agree with all of this, the idea is good, but there is too much going on, all a little bit out of time, running into each other. Love the bass switch round the 4 minute mark. Lots of elements of this work, just a handful dont!

    Rework, if you please! :first_dat
     
  16. DjDice

    DjDice DJ Shy-T

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    Overall I liked it, I didn't mind the horns either!
     
  17. djpanik

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    not bad !
    cool reggae samples in it , but it's not really my thing tbh .
    tune is ok , but it lacks of variations maybe ?
    good work tho