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Genre Experimentation Jul. 17th, 2011 @ 03:10 PM Reply

who here likes to experiment with genres? i usually experiment with new ideas and ways of doing things,like small jazz combos,latin ballads,and the song i just finished,technoish-rock. what do you guys like experimenting with?


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Response to Genre Experimentation Jul. 17th, 2011 @ 03:17 PM Reply

I was working on a hardstyle song and then threw in a jazz breakdown. In my defense I was *really* drunk! :3

Although the jazz bass solo was sexy as fuck!

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Response to Genre Experimentation Jul. 17th, 2011 @ 03:26 PM Reply

I tend to

1. make a song outline
2. put a jazz in it

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Response to Genre Experimentation Jul. 17th, 2011 @ 04:23 PM Reply

I don't experiment with genres... I make what I feel like making, and to hell with what people would label it as.


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Response to Genre Experimentation Jul. 17th, 2011 @ 04:28 PM Reply

I like to mix Reggae beats and Drum and Bass. I think I'll call this new genre....dubstep.

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Response to Genre Experimentation Jul. 17th, 2011 @ 06:29 PM Reply

Everything I make is a mixture of genres, because I don't command one of them well.
This would be the most obvious one

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Response to Genre Experimentation Jul. 17th, 2011 @ 06:57 PM Reply

At 7/17/11 04:28 PM, DLBeezy wrote: I like to mix Reggae beats and Drum and Bass. I think I'll call this new genre....dubstep.

Forgot to shave half your head.

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Response to Genre Experimentation Jul. 17th, 2011 @ 09:32 PM Reply

At 7/17/11 04:28 PM, DLBeezy wrote: I like to mix Reggae beats and Drum and Bass. I think I'll call this new genre....dubstep.

I think it's more a derivative of Dub

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Response to Genre Experimentation Jul. 18th, 2011 @ 01:18 AM Reply

Whatever kind I write just comes out as whatever I feel like playing. It's usually rock music because most of my songs I write on the guitar, but I write a lot of non-rock songs that never see the light of day (probably because they're no good).


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Response to Genre Experimentation Jul. 18th, 2011 @ 01:19 AM Reply

At 7/17/11 03:17 PM, GirlStep wrote: I was working on a hardstyle song and then threw in a jazz breakdown. In my defense I was *really* drunk! :3

Although the jazz bass solo was sexy as fuck!

I'd love to hear that, me loves hardstyle.


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Response to Genre Experimentation Jul. 18th, 2011 @ 01:20 AM Reply

At 7/18/11 01:19 AM, Chemich wrote:
At 7/17/11 03:17 PM, GirlStep wrote: I was working on a hardstyle song and then threw in a jazz breakdown. In my defense I was *really* drunk! :3

Although the jazz bass solo was sexy as fuck!
I'd love to hear that, me loves hardstyle.

No, trust me, nobody should hear it, haha


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Response to Genre Experimentation Jul. 18th, 2011 @ 01:23 AM Reply

At 7/18/11 01:20 AM, GirlStep wrote:
At 7/18/11 01:19 AM, Chemich wrote:
At 7/17/11 03:17 PM, GirlStep wrote: I was working on a hardstyle song and then threw in a jazz breakdown. In my defense I was *really* drunk! :3

Although the jazz bass solo was sexy as fuck!
I'd love to hear that, me loves hardstyle.
No, trust me, nobody should hear it, haha

Pfft, that's what my cousin says about my "techno" as he calls it.

It can't be THAT bad, come on just message me it and I'll give you my honest opinion.


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Response to Genre Experimentation Jul. 18th, 2011 @ 01:27 AM Reply

At 7/18/11 01:23 AM, Chemich wrote: It can't be THAT bad, come on just message me it and I'll give you my honest opinion.

haha, I would but it's on a friend's laptop. If I ever finish it up I'll be sure to shoot you a copy.


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Response to Genre Experimentation Jul. 18th, 2011 @ 01:29 AM Reply

At 7/18/11 01:27 AM, GirlStep wrote:
At 7/18/11 01:23 AM, Chemich wrote: It can't be THAT bad, come on just message me it and I'll give you my honest opinion.
haha, I would but it's on a friend's laptop. If I ever finish it up I'll be sure to shoot you a copy.

Sure thing, I'll do what I can do advise you on how to make it work better. Perhaps it's just the transition, who knows? I've made weirder things like bluegrass work in hardstyle, very nicely might I add.


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Response to Genre Experimentation Jul. 18th, 2011 @ 01:32 AM Reply

At 7/18/11 01:29 AM, Chemich wrote: I've made weirder things like bluegrass work in hardstyle

Now *that* I want to hear!


X Sentinel & GirlStep - Obelisk <-- please take a listen! :3

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Response to Genre Experimentation Jul. 18th, 2011 @ 02:33 AM Reply

At 7/18/11 01:20 AM, GirlStep wrote:
At 7/18/11 01:19 AM, Chemich wrote:
At 7/17/11 03:17 PM, GirlStep wrote: I was working on a hardstyle song and then threw in a jazz breakdown. In my defense I was *really* drunk! :3

Although the jazz bass solo was sexy as fuck!
I'd love to hear that, me loves hardstyle.
No, trust me, nobody should hear it, haha

A hardstyle tune with a jazz breakdown? Hell yeah.
I implore you to do it as well. It'll definitely be interesting to hear.


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Response to Genre Experimentation Jul. 18th, 2011 @ 04:25 AM Reply

Huge hint when it comes to music: try not to give labels to yourself, as not to limit yourself. Try flowing through styles and stuff, and keep your music fresh... just don't get too avant-garde :P

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Response to Genre Experimentation Jul. 18th, 2011 @ 04:51 AM Reply

Have you listened to any of my songs? My whole repertoire is a bunch of genre bending experimental music.


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Response to Genre Experimentation Jul. 18th, 2011 @ 04:54 AM Reply

At 7/17/11 09:32 PM, SineRider wrote:
At 7/17/11 04:28 PM, DLBeezy wrote: I like to mix Reggae beats and Drum and Bass. I think I'll call this new genre....dubstep.
I think it's more a derivative of Dub

Do you even know what dub music is? If you did I couldn't possibly see you making this kind of connection.


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Response to Genre Experimentation Jul. 18th, 2011 @ 05:09 AM Reply

At 7/18/11 04:54 AM, Rahmemhotep wrote:
At 7/17/11 09:32 PM, SineRider wrote:
At 7/17/11 04:28 PM, DLBeezy wrote: I like to mix Reggae beats and Drum and Bass. I think I'll call this new genre....dubstep.
I think it's more a derivative of Dub
Do you even know what dub music is? If you did I couldn't possibly see you making this kind of connection.

Dubstep in its origins sounded sort of like dub. Not sure it derived from dub though.


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Response to Genre Experimentation Jul. 18th, 2011 @ 05:18 AM Reply

I thought that dubstep was derived from 2-step garage and grime? Seems like any resemblance to dnb and dub reggae came about as it evolved. When it comes to the dnb link, keep in mind that dubstep was nowhere near as upfront as it is now.

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Response to Genre Experimentation Jul. 18th, 2011 @ 09:56 AM Reply

At 7/18/11 04:54 AM, Rahmemhotep wrote:
At 7/17/11 09:32 PM, SineRider wrote:
At 7/17/11 04:28 PM, DLBeezy wrote: I like to mix Reggae beats and Drum and Bass. I think I'll call this new genre....dubstep.
I think it's more a derivative of Dub
Do you even know what dub music is? If you did I couldn't possibly see you making this kind of connection.

Yes I know what dub is. I don't really mean the typical dubstep you hear today, but when I listen back to stuff from years ago I clearly hear a dub influence with the shuffled drums, reverb/delay, and heavy bass.

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Response to Genre Experimentation Jul. 18th, 2011 @ 10:18 AM Reply

Secretly working on a new supplementary genre - however it's massive and dangerous potential to be abused by those without proper production skills terrifies me - so I've kinda been hesitant in fully exploring it - that's all I'll say.


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Response to Genre Experimentation Jul. 18th, 2011 @ 10:21 AM Reply

At 7/18/11 10:18 AM, Chronamut wrote: Secretly working on a new supplementary genre - however it's massive and dangerous potential to be abused by those without proper production skills terrifies me - so I've kinda been hesitant in fully exploring it - that's all I'll say.

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Response to Genre Experimentation Jul. 18th, 2011 @ 10:45 AM Reply

At 7/18/11 10:21 AM, SineRider wrote:
At 7/18/11 10:18 AM, Chronamut wrote: Secretly working on a new supplementary genre - however it's massive and dangerous potential to be abused by those without proper production skills terrifies me - so I've kinda been hesitant in fully exploring it - that's all I'll say.
Videogame Midi-rips 8)

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Response to Genre Experimentation Jul. 18th, 2011 @ 10:47 AM Reply

At 7/18/11 10:21 AM, SineRider wrote: Videogame Midi-rips 8)

For the records, I'm just making a joke.

but you did set yourself up for that one <3
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Response to Genre Experimentation Jul. 18th, 2011 @ 10:48 AM Reply

fuck you both - I'm sick of that joke.


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Response to Genre Experimentation Jul. 18th, 2011 @ 10:51 AM Reply

At 7/18/11 10:48 AM, Chronamut wrote: fuck you both - I'm sick of that joke.

wait, there was a joke?

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Response to Genre Experimentation Jul. 18th, 2011 @ 10:52 AM Reply

and for the record - you set yourself up for THAT one.

realize the damage your words can do.

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Response to Genre Experimentation Jul. 18th, 2011 @ 10:57 AM Reply

I don't often attempt to actually mix up genres, but I suppose it sort of happens when I just aim to make some music in a pre-chosen genre, and fail to stick to that genre properly, causing the song to be a sort of mix-up between the genre I was aiming for and a genre I'm more used to making.

Must be fun to actually try and mix two distinct genres though, I should give it a go some time.