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Discussion in 'Fix This MIX!' started by MrPhaSe, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. MrPhaSe

    MrPhaSe Active Member

    The artist is kingsley.... Whats Unique about kingsley is that he doesn't write his lyrics down on paper... His theory is that the lyrics are already there... the song is already made... it just about being in the present and letting the words come to you... But he's extremely clever with his word choice... For example he'll say multiple things in a verse that have an indirect correlation with each other.. and sometimes when I'm mixing or listening back I won't get what he said until literally DAYS later...

    This is why I like his work... Although what he says seems to fly over a lot of peoples heads... Maybe his work is the type that you won't appreciate until much later... like his lyrics...

    Let me know what you think of Kingsley.... And please let me know what you think of my production, and my partners mixing/mastering skills....


    Heres our most recent song we've released online:

    Kingsley - End Of The Road (Prod. by D. Roach) - YouTube

    Heres a link to more songs by kingsley, myself and a few other artists I like to work with

    Derek Roach Music, Lyrics, Songs, and Videos
  2. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    i listened. i hate it
  3. MrPhaSe

    MrPhaSe Active Member

    Thanks for listening!... What about it do you hate?
  4. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    there's no melody ... it's just some one bragging in prose ... i generally hate rap ... and i think this is the bottom of the barrel.

    i don't mean to be mean or hurtful. i prefer real music with hooks choruses verses, instuments (not beats and samples). you know REAL music played by real people.
  5. MrPhaSe

    MrPhaSe Active Member

    This sounds closed minded to me. But I'll respect you're opinion. Thanks again for listening

    If it makes you feel better though, I didn't loop any of the beat...It was all played by a real person.. If you listen to the underlying strings you can get a better feel for the melody
  6. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    I get what Kurt is saying here. In defence of this style, which I don't like either but can still hear past that and look for creative talent, it was hard to like much about this mix. The kick is too cold and dominating. The reverb sounds very itb which doesn't help either. The track has a vibe of being in some underground concrete subway that you wouldn't want to be lost in.

    I like the idea of being able to improve on the spot though. Its something I have practised doing for years. Its a great asset.
  7. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    i don't belive that kick wasn't quantized. i still don't like it for many reasons which i won't go into here. i will say i have head much better rap songs than this.
  8. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    I suppose its art. As for the recordings its kinda a one trick pony. The first few bars and all thats been said is done.It doesnt have a lot of sonic depth. Personally I think rap has run out of things to say and beats that are compelling and large. I'm not up on which kind of rap this would be. There seems to be as many sub-genres as there are hoods......
  9. MrPhaSe

    MrPhaSe Active Member

    Nothing is quanitized there my boy.
    The fact is that you have a prejudice against rap music. Fine.
    I'm willing to bet you're a fan of the beatles... and white(not that that means anything.. just an assumption)

    Its alright though, I have a prejudice against fruity loops and click track productions.. I play the bass and piano as well, and Im willing to bet I'm better than you.
  10. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    WOW! Kurt musta gone off............Be careful Jedi Knight.

    AND btw...being a "fan of the Beatles" doesnt qualify you as "racist"....

    Maybe if MRpHase listened to the Beatles in an objective manor, he would see what all the fuss is about.

    Oh and comparing ones skills to those of another's without firsthand knowledge is rather ignorant....Dont you think?

    I KNOW you arent better than ME!!!! Hows that feel?? And I'm a hack compared to my clients......
  11. MrPhaSe

    MrPhaSe Active Member

    Yeah, it is ignorant. That was my point.
    I'm interested in what kurt said now, i wish it wasn't deleted...

    as far as me being better than anyone, im open to any sort of battle or competition that has to do with the piano.

    and I never said anything about being racist-edit
  12. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member


    i'm sending you a private message.
  13. MrPhaSe

    MrPhaSe Active Member

    take your time
  14. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    rotf! Perfect response . thumb

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