Posts Tagged ‘songs’

KNOWER – Time Traveller

Posted: June 8, 2016 by TGASMrDunne in Songs, Techniques
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Post Dubstep? Dance-Drum n/ Bass? Whatever this is, it’s just quite amazing. Production is fantastic, tons of formant twisting, shimmering synths with Launchpad gymnastics to boot. Hope these guys make it big.

The Stone Roses Return

Posted: May 18, 2016 by TGASMrDunne in Guitar, Songs
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After many many years, the Stone Roses have released some new material. Can their jangle-indie win new fans in the era on the soft synth, or will this just be a nostalgia trip for middle aged die-hards? Classic Roses production with a heap of reverb on Ian Brown’s wandering vocals, 90s style vocal harmonies and catchy riff driven guitar parts.

Radiohead – Burn the Witch

Posted: May 12, 2016 by TGASMrDunne in Recording, Songs
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Ever the masters of the sonic palette, Radiohead have released some incredible tracks this year including today’s featured track, Burn the Witch. A really interesting production including semi-spiccato strings, classic Thom Yorke reverb soaked vocals, and lo-fi drums. (Bonus points for the super disturbing Trumpton-esque video!)

Pure unadulterated funk. – Thundercat

Posted: April 11, 2016 by TGASMrDunne in Guitar, Songs
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We got the funk, we got that funky….. wait. Thundercat has definitely got the funk. Great video, awesome production and a great Isley Brothers sample.

Student showcase!!

Posted: February 11, 2016 by TGASMrDunne in Songs, Synth Design
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The start of a new feature here on the blog! It’s always nice to know that ex-students are keeping up with their music! This week’s tune comes courtesy of geckojsc (getting a Royksopp vibe off this one!)

Susumu Yokota – King Dragonfly

Posted: December 15, 2015 by TGASMrDunne in Songs
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A great track from the Japanese ambient artist. Listen out for lots of off-the-wall sample choice/manipulation mixed with some very melodic sections.

Special Focus Styles 2015-16

Posted: November 9, 2015 by TGASMrDunne in Songs
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The Chemical Brothers are on of the most influential dance acts of all time, and hit their commercial peak in the late 90s – early 2000s. (They are still releasing great records, this year’s ‘Born in the Echoes’ got to no. 1!) This is one of Mr Dunne’s favourites, from their 1999 album ‘Surrender’. Most Chemical Brothers tracks include heavy use of synths, creative sample processing and well conceived vocal parts, often from a featured artist.

September songs – Royksopp & Clean Bandit

Posted: September 21, 2015 by TGASMrDunne in Songs
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You might know their famous chart topping tracks, but do you know their back catalogue? Here are some tracks to get you started.

Summer Tunes!

Posted: July 24, 2015 by TGASMrDunne in Songs
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Mr Dunne is hard at work. Well hard at work writing game style tunes, and decided to dedicate one to The Heart of Gaming, an awesome arcade in North London.

Long live the King.

Posted: May 15, 2015 by TGASMrDunne in Guitar, Songs
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The world lost one of its greatest musicians today – a true virtuoso and legend.