Swingbeats, good or bad?

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  1. Andydextruss

    Andydextruss Something

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    My apologies if this has been done to death, I'm new and was wondering what you all think of them.

    Do you like whole tunes with them like Bodyrock or Lazybones (I think thats 1 innit?). What about tunes with the odd bit at the end of every 4 bars or whatever, eg, The Vault? And how about those with 1 whole drop like Think Crazy?

    I personelly quite like em, but there getting overdone at the moment, and every tune with them in gets pigeonholed.
     
  2. sdm

    sdm This is Dog Fort

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    They're all good I think.

    If the tunes good it doesn't really bother me, drums are drums are drums.

    If anything, it's time people started moaning about other drum patterns :teeth:
     
  3. mesh

    mesh Active Member

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    I think they are great, and i have noticed more of them true. heard some people say bodyrock wasnt 'proper drum'n'bass' when it first came around, but I think that is narrow
     
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    nasher Gangsta Status

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    i think they are lush. although when mixing in / out, it can sound a bit dodge, even tho the records are pitched properly. I heard this lush swingbeat tune, got it I.D'ed on ere. Then went out and bought it

    Jez Q - Voices.

    ne1 know any other swingbeat tunes?
     
  5. GreenBoy

    GreenBoy Active Member

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    i personally think they are funny, like infrareds new release "swallow your soul", although it sounds odd when listening to on your cd-player, but when hearin it out in a club makes you dance like raver :thumbsup:
     
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    DJ Lordward T.D.P.

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    i like swingbeats, but on think crazy i prefer the 1st drop without the swingbeat. the swingbeat on another planet works really well as u can have a decent length mix rollin until 'suddenly there was a change'. the swingbeats on floodlight work really well imo. so swingbeats are all good, jus a shame u cant mix thru them
     
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    Everything in moderation I reckon.
    This smash smiley needs more usage...

    :smash:
     
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    Hago Global Virus DnB

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    Love the old swingbeats as well,Swallow your soul with Bodyrock on top of it ...Great fun
     
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    sparkyc10 Kentish Junglist

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    DJ Zinc - Ska (remix) over I Kamanchi - Circus. THAT'S fun :smash: (<--- smash smiley usage)
     
  10. Andydextruss

    Andydextruss Something

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    I've been mixing Think Crazy into Bodyrock into The Money lately, sounds pretty heavy. I like Swallow Your Soul too.
     
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    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    swingbeats are great. you can skank to it on the dancefloor.
     
  12. sdm

    sdm This is Dog Fort

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    Looks like swing is the way to go then!

    Producers! Set your sequencer to swing! :slayer:
     
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    Ab0|2Ti0N WHAT THE FUCK IS JUICE???

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    Serum Well-Known Member

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    They've definitely not been used to full potential yet!
    Bodyrock was great and Vault used it real nicely but I thought the follow ups like lazybones and another planet were total pap
     
  16. Andydextruss

    Andydextruss Something

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    Admittedly Another Planet is a little cheesy but I love it, and Lazybones is well heavy, I prefer it to Bodyrock really.
     
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    lokki JUNGLIST FROM DEYA

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    they probably havny reached theoir climax yet..i reckon some tune will come out with a killa beat in it to blow us away..
    they are used a lot tho i hope producers arent just jumping on the band wagon....again!

    i am a bit of a suckerf for them tho
     
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    jay walker 1/2 of Passive/Aggressive

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    All a bit of fun innit, which is important on the dancefloor - especially when tune-after-tune is rolled out as 4/4 or 2 step, when a swing tune comes in, the raver instantly knows to bop to the beat, an have a bit of a knees up and a laugh :rolf:

    It gets slated by the pure-ist who grew up with a more intelligent, established form of dnb such as LiquidFunk an Tech-step because of the 'comical-side' of swing, But you gotta be honest, to dance too, you cant help but smile :miss_rep:

    still find it ugly to mix with tho :D

    All about in moderation - Temper D & K-fire 'Deflector', Mufflers tune on Hospital , the now classic 'Vault' & 'Floodlight' got the perfect balance imo
     
  19. Bad Ace

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    dont get jay started on swing beats :crazy:
     
  20. 1992

    1992 Novantadue

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    Swing Beats are bad, mkay, so don't do bad.

    If you want good (according to me) then its all about a heavy 4/4 TR-909 drum machine backed by some sampled running breakbeats.