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NGHH'11 - Sample - Tilkanuts

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This is my submission for the hip hop competition Sample Battle. Let me break down what I used and from which songs I chopped them from. Before I start, let me say that I heavily pitched, eq'd, reverb'd and overall changed each instrument for the benefit of the mix.

Intro violins are from Sufjan Stevens - A Short Reprise For Mary Todd

All piano from 0:06-0:33 are from Sufjan Steves - They Are Night Zombies

All piano after that is a single piano note from John Zorn - Pacifica In which I was able to use that single note as an entire piano pretty much.

All drum samples are layered together from the drums from Antibalas - Elephant (Snare) John Zorn - Larkspur(Snare and Kick) and Mother Mother - Body of Years (Snare and a kick as well Hihats)

That bass synth you hear throughout the entire track is a from a bassy trumpet I chopped out of Antibalas - Elephant and then filtered and eq'd heavily to sound more synthy.

The synth/vocals you hear at 0:59 are vocal oh's from Mother Mother - Body of Years. At the end of the song it ends with oh's and that's where I chopped it out from and pitched to fit the song.

The bells that start at 2:05 are actually chord hits i chopped out of Yann Tiersen - Dust Lane and then pitched up to sound bell-ish like.

The new vocals that come in at 2:05 are from Mother Mother - Body of Years obviously (as the words that are being said are 'Body's of Years')

All Funk guitar tones from 2:15 and after are all from Sufjan Steves - They Are Night Zombies

And that is all of them

Worked on this piece for the past 4 days. Total time spent chopping, composing, and mixing is 5 hours and 50 minutes. Enjoy :)

Voting is now open guys, vote on Big Red's newgrounds page for all of the competitions going on!


Nice track

I like how the track gradually ramps up, my only nitpick is the volume of the piano at 0:33 in, I would have eased in a little bit on the volume, but I like how the piano merges and changes with the rest of the track. I really like the drum change up at 1:32 and the outro - the fade out with the guitar works really well.

Tilkanuts responds:

I appreciate the feedback and criticism. Means a lot man. I really enjoyed your track as well. Good luck in the competition.

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Credits & Info


4.42 / 5.00

Apr 19, 2011
2:36 PM EDT
Hip Hop - Olskool
File Info
7.3 MB
3 min 13 sec

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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.