I remixed Danny Brown’s “Grown Up” (Explicit Lyrics) for Stones Throw Beat Battle #327. I picked two loops, and instead of mangling them beyond recognition, spent most of the time mixing them. Sped it up, pitched it down, EQ’d up the low-end and spent a lot of time working on the transitions, especially in the drums. No pre-made kits here, lots of different drums and samples re-chopped, flipped, arranged, warped…. blah blah blah
Danny’s Acapella was a lot of fun to work with. At first I was worried about slowing down the tempo of it so much from the original, but by the time I really got into mixing it, I felt like it really fit. Tried to finish this one up quick so that 3/4 of my week isn’t dominated by beat-battles… and I’m finally becoming satisfied with my ability to chop and flip things, then really mix it down within about 8-9 hours of work. If I can start getting slightly better results off a mix in, like, 6 hours – watch out.
Working on some video ideas and techniques… practiced a bit this weekend with some of Mad Zach‘s super-fun sound packs, and have just started to make some of my own 😉
Two-camera video I prepared shortly after the passing of the Beastie Boys’ MCA – a hugely influential bassist, MC and musician in my lifetime. Thanks and Rest in Beats!
drums, sounds, snippets and samples from all over their catalogue, chopped, rearranged and looped for you viewing pleasure.