Damian and...........Skrillex? hell yeah

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Damian and...........Skrillex? hell yeah

Post by simmerdown » Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:44 pm

...just came out a few minutes ago, no idea the backstory, but WOW

http://soundcloud.com/damianmarley/skri ... ey-make-it#

love Damian, neutral on Skrillex...but this cut just made my day...

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Re: Damian and...........Skrillex? hell yeah

Post by condra » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:13 pm

Sorry to disagree, but personally I think the track sounds really contrived.

Dubstep is going the way disco did in the early 80s. Everyone wants a slice. It’s getting embarrassing.

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Re: Damian and...........Skrillex? hell yeah

Post by starving student » Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:02 am

:mrgreen:

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Post by UCAudio » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:42 pm

Damian murdered that track.

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Post by simmerdown » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:46 pm

i thought so too...'contrived' or whatever, imo a great track

dont let industry news and bs block you from listening, feeling

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Post by hacktheplanet » Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:49 pm

condra wrote: Dubstep is going the way disco did in the early 80s. Everyone wants a slice. It’s getting embarrassing.
Oh my. 8O
That is one of the most accurate statements I have read in quite a while.
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Re: Damian and...........Skrillex? hell yeah

Post by timothyallan » Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:06 am

lol I thought it was a joke at first when I started playing it

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Re: Damian and...........Skrillex? hell yeah

Post by dude rancher » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:29 am

Massive synth playing triplets. can someone explain why this is so great?

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Re: Damian and...........Skrillex? hell yeah

Post by simmerdown » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:11 pm

if anyone talking sauce has a track (your own) with nearly the energy, production quality or originality, lets hear it

link em up vvvvvvvvvv

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Post by simmerdown » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:56 pm

thats my point exactly...not gonna hate on anything arbitrarily or blather because others are suddenly changing their minds...

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Post by coconut8 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:52 pm

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Post by convex » Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:56 pm

Looking back a few years for a moment, here's that great white label from Matty G w/ Bob Marley and w/ Max Romeo and Prince Jazzbo on the flip.

Notice the absence of shrill-ass, mid-range horseshit. The current crop of dubstep kiddies seem not to have cottoned onto the fact that the rhythym and the bass can be the real killers without all the screaming plastic digital synth presets. Of course, that would require something other than earbuds or laptop speakers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScBErQPQd6M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8nhOGrIWh0

Never thought that Coki's "Tortured" track from 2006, or whichever was the first one of his that featured the aggro synths, would spawn what we're witnessing today.

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Re: Damian and...........Skrillex? hell yeah

Post by acidpenguin » Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:13 pm

simmerdown wrote:if anyone talking sauce has a track (your own) with nearly the energy, production quality or originality, lets hear it

link em up vvvvvvvvvv
Where did this idea originate that if you want to critique something you have to be able to do better yourself? If I go to a restaurant and the food sucks do I have to shut up and eat it because I can barely fry an egg? Or if my football team plays like utter shite I just have to nod and say 'Well, I can't complain, I only have one leg'?

On topic ( :) ) - Think the track is ok, but not great myself. Mr Marley's stuff is cool and the dubby verses are good but the 'bassline' screechy shit is staid and unimaginative. It also annoys me that he's obviously thought 'Oh hey, I'm making a tune with a black dude, time to crack out that cliched 'Rude boy bass' sample, again.'.

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Re: Damian and...........Skrillex? hell yeah

Post by simmerdown » Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:18 pm

06!??...but, 03 was so much better!! so much cooler! jeez

no need that the new excludes the old...i go back and listen to benga, chimpo, skream, all that 'oldschool' dubsteop all the time

this is like grandma railing against that 'new fangled rock n roll' devil music, get a grip

if you dont like something thats fine, the music itself, a all this industry shit, nostalgia for the past, blah blah

its a good song, and damian is no posuer...skrillex, idk, but the hype around seems far removed from the seemingly humble lil dude

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