July 24, 2008

The Beat Laboratory

Filed under: attic music — noam @ 9:01 am

You know where I’ve been . . . I’ve been up in the attic.

I’ve recently discovered the joys of making music with Ableton Live. Ableton makes sampling and looping easy and fun, but not shallow or stupid. You can design tracks and play them like instruments. You can sculpt the sounds and effects in real time or go back and micro manage areas. It really combines all the things I want from music software.

Matching beats and tempos is so easy, you can make a Girl Talk style mash up in minutes. I’ve been downloading acapellas and I whipped up a few mixes for your listening pleasure. My new goal is to become the mash up king of West Hatfield.

I will crush you if you stand in my way.


“California WANKSTA” samples ten songs including “Turn This Car Around” Tom Petty, “California Love” by Dr DRE and Tupac, “Spiders” by Wilco, some Tony Bennett, Chopin, and even a little of Braxton’s Ghost Trance. I especially like the manic section at theend. I looped him calling you a “wankst” over and over. Awesomely crazy.


“I drink it up!” My version of “Milkshake” samples from Tony Allen, Raymond Scott, Rage Against the Machine, Spoon, Vampire Weekend, Townes Van Zandt, Fabulous and Nate Dogg, Toots and the Matytals, and the Velvets.


A creepy remix of “Sexual Healing“.

And a couple of tracks from my upcoming Electro Kraut solo project:


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July 15, 2008

fast hands this one has. . .

Filed under: other people's music — noam @ 5:17 pm

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