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REVISED - Hard Hitting Percussion - UPDATE

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:42 am
by mmucklow
I have reworked this track to be all percussion. Whew! :shock: Hopefully it's now more in line with the listing.

Thank you to all who listened and provided feedback. Invaluable!



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HARD-HITTING, PERCUSSION-DRIVEN INSTRUMENTALS with some Urban Flavor are needed by hard-working Music Library with a long list of killer placements in Hit TV Shows! This company has just started asking for music from TAXI’s members. It’s very unlikely that you’ve got any music in their catalog, so this is an awesome opportunity to get in on the ground floor and build a relationship with this company!

They want Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumentals in the general stylistic wheelhouse of the following references:

WARNING: Some of the following references have graphic and explicit lyrics. Listener discretion is advised.

“Black Skinhead” by Kanye West

“Lemon (Instrumental)” by N.E.R.D & Rihanna

“Give It To Me” by Timbaland ft. Nelly Furtado, Justin Timberlake

“Hollaback Girl” by Gwen Stefani

Although some of the references have vocals, this request is for Instrumentals only.

Please submit impactful, well-produced Instrumentals that are primarily driven by percussive instrumentation such as (but not limited to) Stomps, Kick, Claps, Slaps, Snaps, Taps, and Bangs. Your production should be rhythmically engaging from beginning to end and have a distinct Urban flavor. Feel free to get inventive and creative with the instruments and sounds you use!

Your submissions should be about 2 minutes long, give or take. Non-Faded, Stinger endings will work best for this pitch. Do NOT copy the referenced acts or songs in any way, shape, or form. Also, do NOT submit any material with unauthorized samples of other artists’ songs, sounds, or any other form of media. Broadcast Quality is needed.
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Thank you for again listening and feedback.

~Michael

Re: REVISED - Hard Hitting Percussion

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:59 am
by NoellR
Hi Michael, amazingly cool track! I feel like I'm up in the club for this song, my head was bobbing, my toes were tapping and the "in your face" beats of the feel of this song, along with the subtle nice change ups sprinkled throughout, made this a fun listen. :D Great work!

-Noell

Re: REVISED - Hard Hitting Percussion

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:57 pm
by mmucklow
Thank you for your kind and generous feedback Noell!

Re: REVISED - Hard Hitting Percussion

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:43 pm
by ttully
Hi Michael,

I like this one better without all the melody stuff.
BUT, I don't know exactly what they want.....

I know that all the tracks I am submitting only have drums.... except one of them has a very short power chord hit once in a while.

Good luck,
Tim

Re: REVISED - Hard Hitting Percussion

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:50 pm
by CTWF
Hi Michael. Nice variations in this track, definitely hart-hitting and not boring. The only thing I noticed is a the very end, after the final shout, there is two more beats of an instrument (like rattly cymbals, or so). Would it be better to end with the final shout instead? I don't really know myself. :) I today thought I want to end my own Paparazzi track with a few final clicks from a camera, which is not so far from what you do. But the context is a little different. Question is, would it be for your track better to end on a bigger sound, like the voice? Just a thought from not exactly an expert, would be curious to know how other people think about it. Tom

Re: REVISED - Hard Hitting Percussion

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:10 pm
by ttully
Yes.... I agree with Tom. (CTWF)
I always end a track on the 1 and with a big hit.... in this case... probably a HEY.


Tim

Re: REVISED - Hard Hitting Percussion

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:19 pm
by mmucklow
Good feedback Tim and Tom. Took the advice and modified the ending so it ends on beat one with "Hey". Yep, better! It can be heard in the player above.

Thanks again!

~Michael

Re: REVISED - Hard Hitting Percussion

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:03 pm
by jaywilliams
great track Michael I especially like the break around the 1:12 mark cool stuff!

sounds muchly like the reference track and the description, best of luck for FWDs and more :)

Re: REVISED - Hard Hitting Percussion

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:51 pm
by CTWF
mmucklow wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:19 pm
Good feedback Tim and Tom. Took the advice and modified the ending so it ends on beat one with "Hey". Yep, better! It can be heard in the player above.

Thanks again!

~Michael
Yes, I think the end is better. If it was my track, I would possibly experiment with a tiny bit of (more) reverb on the very last hey, and try to not cut it short, i.e. let it fully ring out (something Michael Laskow always complains about that members accidentially cut short the reverb). But I am really no expert, and maybe a screener would like it better this way. Again, would be interesting to know what others think. In any case, nice work! Tom

Re: REVISED - Hard Hitting Percussion

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:37 pm
by mmucklow
CTWF wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:51 pm
Yes, I think the end is better. If it was my track, I would possibly experiment with a tiny bit of (more) reverb on the very last hey, and try to not cut it short, i.e. let it fully ring out (something Michael Laskow always complains about that members accidentially cut short the reverb). But I am really no expert, and maybe a screener would like it better this way. Again, would be interesting to know what others think. In any case, nice work! Tom
Thanks Tom!

I've decided to not add more reverb to the last "hey" - going to find out if it passes muster with the screener.

I think I'm also going to submit my first attempt for this listing, just to see what happens. It's the one with electric piano and string stabs. I did remove that awkward guitar break and put something else there.

~Michael