Xperiment3 - mikusan goes dubstep!!

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mikusan
KVRian
689 posts since 26 Jun, 2003 from UK

Post Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:27 am

Hi guys, wasn't going to post this but what the heck...yes it's dubstep (at least I think so - it's not a genre I entirely understand but I'm registered with a music licensing site which was specifically requesting dubstep, so I thought I'd have a go :oops: )

Anyhoo, here's my take:

http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/6poq20firw/xperiment3.mp3

(by the way, I think I invented a new genre with experiment2, but the world's not ready for it yet...and experiment1 - we won't mention experiment1 :hihi: )

as always, all comments welcome - more than ever on this occasion, it being unexplored territory... :-o

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seismic1
KVRAF
9011 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Post Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:27 pm

Well, you've explored it now. This is very good indeed. The overall atmosphere is fantastic. The vocals blend in with the synths really well, and the percussion is really crisp and punchy. The melodic "breaks" on this track are also nicely put together.

Love the bass 8)

polyslax
KVRAF
8072 posts since 12 Dec, 2003 from Canada

Post Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:47 pm

Whatever it is it's damn good Mike! Big fat didgeribass, wicked drum grooves and bags of atmosphere... cinematic somehow for me. I felt it was over too quick the first time, but on subsequent listens I decided you actually did a great job of packing a lot into your time and not wearing out your welcome.
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mikusan
KVRian
689 posts since 26 Jun, 2003 from UK

Post Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:22 am

Thanks for listening guys - and thanks for the very kind words :D

Still not sure if I particularly like dubstep - while I was studying the form I listened to loads of it on Soundcloud and found myself saying what my dad used to say to me when i was a teen, i.e. "it all sounds the bloody same" :lol: But then there are some really clever production tricks at work on Burial's tracks...hmmm...

Anyway, if the licensing company likes it as much as you guys, maybe I'll have to force myself to make more :o

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macmurphy
KVRAF
2645 posts since 21 Jul, 2004

Post Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:53 am

this is seriously good, Mike.

these days it seems a lot of dubstep has gone down that awful testosterone fuelled american route. it's great to hear something that has bags of the original spirit to it. i love this tune :tu:

neil.

mikusan
KVRian
689 posts since 26 Jun, 2003 from UK

Post Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:07 pm

Wow, thanks a lot Neil :D glad you liked it. I guess I must have absorbed more from my studies than I thought...

:oops: I'll admit a guilty secret here - when I played this back after mixdown (just a final check on the mix before uploading) a very immodest grin plastered itself on my face when the beat dropped :oops:

Now I'll have to do another dubstep toon to prove to myself this one wasn't a fluke :lol:

mikusan
KVRian
689 posts since 26 Jun, 2003 from UK

Post Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:08 pm

page 2 already?? and here I thought dubstep was the new tarnce... :cry:

(polite bump for more comments)

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tehlord
KVRAF
7673 posts since 22 Sep, 2008 from Windsor. UK

Post Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:47 am

I reeeeeally like this a lot.

I really don't know enough about dubstep new or old to comment on it's authenticity but it certainly stands up on it's own without reference to an established genre. I don't mind the new aggresive stuff at all, I think people rag on it just because it's popular.

Anyhoo!

The balance between clean, reverbed vocal and dirty instrumentation is gawjus.

Loads of good detail to enjoy.

Awesome work dude.

synaesthesia
KVRAF
1995 posts since 24 May, 2008 from London, UK

Post Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:07 am

Cool track Mike. I must confess I was waiting for some more seismic drums to come in at some point, but the track more than kept the attention up till the end.

Great atmosphere and crisp production values. Like.

mikusan
KVRian
689 posts since 26 Jun, 2003 from UK

Post Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:06 am

tehlord wrote:I reeeeeally like this a lot.

I really don't know enough about dubstep new or old to comment on it's authenticity but it certainly stands up on it's own without reference to an established genre. I don't mind the new aggresive stuff at all, I think people rag on it just because it's popular.

Anyhoo!

The balance between clean, reverbed vocal and dirty instrumentation is gawjus.

Loads of good detail to enjoy.

Awesome work dude.
Thanks Geoff, coming from you that's high praise indeed :D

I don't normally set out to follow a particular genre's tropes (at least, not deliberately) but I was working to a brief - partly to see if I could, partly to try and make a little money. Well, from the feedback I've had so far, part one was a success. As for part two, I'll have to wait and see a little longer...

mikusan
KVRian
689 posts since 26 Jun, 2003 from UK

Post Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:10 am

synaesthesia wrote:Cool track Mike. I must confess I was waiting for some more seismic drums to come in at some point, but the track more than kept the attention up till the end.

Great atmosphere and crisp production values. Like.
Thanks for listening and the kind words...and for the drums idea, I'll use that in my next dubstep track :hihi:

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SampleScience
KVRAF
3815 posts since 31 Oct, 2004 from Mtl, Canada

Post Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:30 am

cool track, but I feel that there's maybe too much reverb. still very good, ambient & experimental. I dig it!

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Emerald Tablet
Narcissistic Messiah
4563 posts since 8 Apr, 2002 from https://soundcloud.com/remcoh

Post Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:26 pm

Sounds dubby to me.
Deep and rich. Lovely textures and smooth effects
Thanks

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