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Jimi Hendrix

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on November 3, 2010 by leslielewiswalker

 

Hendrix in Britain Exhibition:: Until 7th Nov

Taking place @ The Handel House Museum, this exhibition marks the 40th anniversary of the god-like guitarist and singer songwriter Jimi Hendrix. The focus is on the last four yeas of his life, which Hendrix spent as a London resident. Looking forward to checking this out soon.

 

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Free Music for Xmas

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 15, 2008 by leslielewiswalker

 

Free music!!

 

As it is the season of good will and all that, I will be giving away music. Some of my back catalogue will be available for download in every post up until the new year….  So in essence you should have a good albums worth!!

 Hope you will enjoy the multiple presents I give ya J

 B.T.W

Just to keep you in the loop with me at the mo… On Sat, I recorded ‘Ocean’ (the rapper) 16 bar for the track ‘Bass’. Must say the verse was tight. I have worked with Ocean on many occasions and I feel that he is one of the best!! Bold statement, but I will let you be the judge when you hear the track in the new year.


I am out..  Here is a previous track I did with Ocean 2 years ago:

Click on this link  Man\’s World  MP3 to get your first freebee.. 

Pic of Ocean9

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Will Smith wants Obama

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2008 by leslielewiswalker

I think Mr Smith is one of our most valuable role models of our generation.. I don’t think he gets the credit he deserves. Just read this extract and thought I would share:

The actor first revealed his interest in June, saying he would be perfect for the role but he refused to commit until Obama had written “the end of the story”.

Smith has now told MTV that playing Obama would be “fantastic”.

“There are so many aspects of that story that people don’t know – that people would love to,” he said. “He wrote a fantastic ending. I’m going to give him eight years, though.”

He added: “I don’t know if I’ll be too old in eight years, but we’ll give it a shot.”

 

Previous Interview with O.W.

How I actually make music!!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 9, 2008 by leslielewiswalker

 

People ask me this all the time… Like a double sided coin.. it is a funny but at the same time interesting question. I remember when I first made the transition from singing to producing and I listened to a Neptunes track, I often questioned their formula.This is probably why every month, I search for producers names viewing them on youtube to view their techniques in the studio, cause you can always learn!!

There is no right or wrong way to make music and that is the most amazing thing about it… but when making music, you will find some have a routine pattern they follow.

I always start with the drums…(unless I am sampling) Reason being is to create a back bone. I think of it as, you can’t build a house without a foundation!? If I don’t have a strong drum pattern I will keep working until I get that GROOVE

 

Groove Definition:

Groove is the sense of propulsive rhythmic “feel” or sense of “swing” created by the interaction of the music played by a band’s rhythm section(drums, electric bass or double bass, guitar, and keyboards). The term is mainly used in the context of genres outside of Western art music, such asfunkrock musicpower groovefusion, and soul.

 

Strangely enough after this I will listen to what the drums feel like and place instruments over it to compliment the groove. Hope this makes sense??£!£!$$?? It is kinda the same principle as a counter melody… (best way to describe it).

Ok for example, this is how I made ‘Be your girl’ With Sherissa Stewart feat Incisive. At the bottom of this post.

I created the drums first and then added a clouded chord on top as the melody. The instrument choice was to un harsh the drums, as they were pretty dominant when on their own. All the other instruments just compliment it i.e. the bass, strings. This was actually pretty simple compared to other tracks made in the past, but it was just the way I executed the instruments, to give it that full sound. I have found many times that sometimes simple is very much effective…

Have a listen (below) I produced this about over a year ago … I love this song till this day!  

 

PS I just wanna thanks everyone for reading… I looked at my blog stats yesterday and there is never a day, someone is not reading my blogs… Hey… it is a nice feeling! Thanks for all your support!!

(click on ‘Be your girl’ beneath to download!!)

Be your girl (MP3) Feat Sherissa Stewart and Incisive

It is free people.. so don’t forget to click

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PS check out Wretch 32’s new vid with Ghetto… BIG!!! Very artistic!!

New music… Soon come!!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 7, 2008 by leslielewiswalker

Hey guys….

U may or may not have realised that most of my blogs have been pretty general of late and not specifically about me!! Well I have been working hard in the background, working on new music and  sorting the orders for the new slogan T’s due to come out early next year. Music wise, I am working treble hard and I promise that each individual piece will be a work of art (scouts honor) !!  1st January I will be kicking things off with a 16 bar instrumental (produced by yours truly)  for all rappers to exhibition their lyrical talents… It will be over a beat that is so fire.. It is simply entitled ‘BASS’. After that, I will be flooding you all with new music from Feb on wards…

Of course… As always, I will be letting you  all know how I get on, on a day to day basis, because I will be promoting like crazy and making more music like crazy…  I am bound to come across some obstacles along the way…. So it is only right I vent via blog LOL!! I know it won’t be easy but nothing is promised and nothing worth having is easy!!  

As we are on the topic of music, I thought I would post a song that I produced for the man of the moment ‘G FrSH’ (Fresh) a year ago which you might, or might not have heard before…. It features on his latest mixtape… 

Happy listening and I will keep you all updated (as always) so keep reading!!

 

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