So often we rely on our drum and percussion lines to get us into the ‘groove’ when we start on a track that if we’re not careful, two things can happen. Continue Reading
How wonderful that, for those of us in the UK at least, the clocks have given us that extra hour of daylight in the evening. The title to this track by Athey Road was what caught my eye initially, but what caught my ear and gave me the impetus to write about it was the Erykah Badu vocal snips that are used more like an instrument than any discernible message.
recorded vocals can have so many applications for an electronic music producer
From this technique, to the ‘composite phrases’ style of vocal appropriation to create new messages that J Dilla mastered, to the isolation of words from a song until they become poetic in their mantra-like nature by artists like Burial, recorded vocals can have so many applications for an electronic music producer. Perhaps the human voice is the most versatile instrument of all…