I’m at the point with this song where I either need to call it quits or call it done. Been working on it on and off for a year. Although I like the stuff I’ve come up with, I’m ultimately dissapointed because I suspect I’ll wind up sounding precisely like I always have, which has gained interested responses but hasn’t really left many people saying “yeah, that’s exactly what it should sound like”. Regardless, I’d like to have some suggestions. It’s the first song that has been close enough to done in two years to provide to the public, so I’m looking for any tips I can get to help me sound less like I do without reinventing myself. Obviously I go for a ‘maximal’ sound, and like to switch things around a lot, so basically I’d just like to know if anyone has good ideas about how I can accomplish that better, given this template. At best I think it’s just a matter of making it more DJ friendly, at worst I think it’s a matter of re-evaluating what I’m trying to achieve full-stop. Anyway, voila! Let me know your thoughts if you’ve got 7:15.
Quick prelude: if you missed my post from a few minutes ago through syndication, I started it as a draft on Monday, and just published it, but it still has the Monday date, so scroll down (or up ast the case may be).
In the last couple of months (other than the Berlin trip) I also saw:
- Jamie Lidell, who absolutely killed it. Half on his own, half with a band. Good to see both sides of his performance styles as a perfect intro on my Lidell cherry-pop day, but I’d love to see him do the mic+sampler thing solo for a few hours. Unbelievable stuf, that is.
- Dwele, who I could barely hear over his band. May have been a factor of where we were seated.
- Aroy Dee, Peel Seamus and Terry Brookes at the Planet Delsin launch party. Good fun. Even got one of the robots on the sleeve names after me.
- Serge from Clone, last weekend. The Italo stuff was good but nothing special. the Chicago bits were nice, but nothing I haven’t heard before. In short, he’s doing good stuff, but I don’t quite see what all the hubub’s about.
On a totally unrelated note, The Shining Redux is hillarious. Hope I’m not late.