Archive for May, 2010

Instrumentals I don’t use :-/

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on May 31, 2010 by leslielewiswalker

People who produce music will tell you that for every 10  songs they make… roughly only 1 or 2 instrumentals will make a final song. You see being a producer is good in some ways, as you create the foundation of the song structure. However it can be frustrating because  making whats in your head can be a long and time consuming process. On this blog post, I thought I would share some out takes and explain each instrumental idea.

Please remember they are only rough demos that I doubt I will use :-/, but it will give you more scope into what inspires me when making music.

Click here to listen: Rough Bass

At the time of making this track, I was trying to upgrade my drums game. I worked on the drums for like a day to get the pattern just right. After working on the drums, I added a synth that equalised the drums and gave it that laid back vibe. For some reason the drums remind me of a school playground :-/ only reason I labelled it ‘Rough Bass’ was because that was the last instrument I added.

Click here to listen: Sea water

Sea water was a funny one… I had a number of drum patterns that I was going through and I discovered a sound on my synth machine the day before..I accidently pressed a key and from there it took me 5mins to complete *really*. The reason why I named it ‘Sea Water’ was because listening to the synth sound, it reminds me of The Discovery channel music… Don’t ask me why… :-/

Click here to listen: Singer Chords

Who remembers Tedra Moses (I hope I spelt her name right).  Well I made this track for her (in my mind)…. When I made this track, I wanted the vocalist to carry the track with harmonies and emotion. I added random strings to parts to encourage that raw element *missing in most modern day music*

Click here to listen: Spanish

So i’m listening to Usher’s 8701 album and fell in love with the track called ‘how do I say’, which was a track based on a Spanish tale. When playing about on my guitar, I thought I would put my skills to the test… and here is what I came up with.. PS, his track is the least polished lol.

Now I thought I would leave you with footage of me in the studio 4years ago… I have posted this up before, but it seemed appropriate to post again.

On a final note, Beatology (event for music producers and singers) will be returning, so watch out for more info in the next week!

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Drake – Light Up ft. Jay-Z (Thank Me Later)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on May 27, 2010 by leslielewiswalker

Who says Jigga fell off? If you listen to the lines in between lines… you will be inpressed by his lyrics.. Drizzy holds his side thou!

Fav line:

Caught the Mayweather fight, ’cause the satellite was crispy
(Uh) Y’all can miss me with that money talk

This is the full version (but with tags) all the ones without tags had versions cut out!

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Check out the *The Forward show* (very good look)!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on May 25, 2010 by leslielewiswalker

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Just Blaze educates!!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on May 22, 2010 by leslielewiswalker

Just Blaze gives one of his amazing tutorials on revamping the A-Team theme song. As a prodcuer myself, I can watch these sorts

of clips for hours on end…

Can’t wait for the film!!!

Here is the trailer below:

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Drake drops a verse on Alicia Keys unthinkable (i’m ready)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 20, 2010 by leslielewiswalker

 

Drake always sounds nice on these sorts of tracks… Does it justice I thinkssssss!

Copy and paste the link below into your browser and you will get the free download:

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Drake:

“Baby, being part of this life, I feel like I’m bound to end up with somebody that’s been with everybody/ I need you to rescue me from my destiny/ I’m trying to live right and give you whatever’s left of me/ ‘Cause you know life is what we make it/ And a chance is like a picture, it’d be nice if you take it/ Or let me take it for you, I’m just down to ride/ We can roll around the city until you finally decide/ I got more than a thing for you, tattoo it in ink for you/ Right over my heart, girl, I do the unthinkable.”

On another note, I discovered this Drake song the other day and I love it!! It features Trey Songz ladies 😉

Bittersweet poetry

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on May 20, 2010 by leslielewiswalker
I don't claim to be a wordsmith... but I write to vent and it often helps 
illustrate whats in my mind (I think too much)
I'll share this:

If I had one day to live and I knew it was my last, 
I would leave an impression on this world that would last.
I would kiss every girl that I ever wanted, 
tell em that I always wanted, 
but never had the balls to front it.
I'd test drive the best cars on this fine green earth,
pushing them to the max making every per hour flirt.
Then I'd watch the sun set for the final time,
appreciating that lifes but a dream with limited time.
I'd fly by my aunts and tell her I love her, 
explaining that prides always come first and I'd wish I told her sooner. 
Then I'd play pro with my friends not letting them know,
but treasure the thought of the last time cementing that carnation. 
I'll then look to the sky and speak to god alone,
cause he'll know that I wanted to be closer, but I tried to late I know.

To all my funky crew (feat me)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on May 9, 2010 by leslielewiswalker

I have collaborated with Ocean for years and he is a big talent! Check this video we did a  while back (off a funky house tune).

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