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So I've been playing Mob Wars, which is essentially a dumbed-down Mafia Wars on Facebook quite a bit recently. I reached 100 kills just the other day, and decided to make a beat to celebrate. Didn't really change much of anything with the original, I was kinda impatient to get a beat done. So this isn't really a great beat, although it does sound a bit different from anything else I've done. I added a lot of Filter and Flanger to the sample, then added drums. Not much else to say. Hope you enjoy. If you review this, I'll pay you back with a review on the song of your choice. So review, vote, download, etc. Thanks!

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Beat can get clumsy

I kind of see what you're trying to do with all this sampling and putting drums over stuff, and yeah it's a noble pursuit I guess, if done right, but I don't like how this was done, honestly. For starters, it sounds too bare. Sure, you've got the sample in there, but don't rely too much on the sample. This needs a bass, and other melodies to go with it. I'm sure you know how to do that, but you're just experimenting/comfortable with using samples to make songs. So maybe next time, write your own melodies to go with the sample of your choosing?

Another thing that bugged me about this is how it kind of went nowhere. Like the beat clumsily went along with the sample for the majority of the song, and nothing really happened. So probably next time organize your song like with verses and choruses, with verses representing the quiet more melodic parts and choruses representing the parts everything explodes. I don't know.

Anyway yeah, you could use some work making this kind of music. Or perhaps a rapper. Maybe next time collaborate with a rapper, it'd sound much much better. Even Nujabes got people to rap over his beats, even if they were like classical pieces in terms of complexity and stuff. Yeah.

JackRocker responds:

Wow. I never expected such an in-depth review. You're right, I do rely way to much on the sample. I'm practicing a lot though, trying to get to the point where I can chop them up better and make the sample my own, rather than just sounding copy/pasted.

As for not going anywhere, you're right about that as well. That's another area I need a lot of practice in. I'm working on that too.

I definitely need more practice with this kind of music, although it would be pretty cool to have a rapper on this. I don't know if that will ever happen, but I may send some PMs. We'll see.

Anyway, thanks a lot for the good review. I think this may be the best advice I've ever gotten on one of my tracks.

Hard in the paint!

I like this, the flanged out brass loop is tight. keeep it up man.. your doin marvolouse

JackRocker responds:

Glad you liked it man. Thanks for the review!

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Mar 21, 2011
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