• Anyone into Electro Swing?
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My first official track since i started working on Chillback Resistance (lil project i started with a partner). [media]http://soundcloud.com/chillback-resistance/chillback-swing[/media] [video=youtube;uSp90qKLmQk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSp90qKLmQk&feature=plcp[/video] Not sure if Facepunch is into electro swing and nujazz vibes, but hope everyone enjoys. Comments are appreciated!
Love it, I have been a fan of the genre but never really knew what it was called, needs to be longer though
Hehe, thanks a lot, i started having problems continuing it so i though...i'll leave it at this for now. I don't want to delay myself from other good ideas if i frustrate myself with this one too much. Hopefully i'll have new things up soon
I think this might be the first electronic song I genuinely like. Catchy
thanks! The idea behind Chillback Resistance is to give listeners a new experience with refreshing and chilled vibes. There are quite good genres out there which are totally underexposed and we hope to aid the music community bringing them forward.
Fucking brilliant, I'm a [b][u]huge[/u][/b] fan of Electroswing, this is great. I just feel there could've been more of a beat, rather than the low end-less beat you had going.
Electro Swing is growing bit by bit on listeners but not sure how the producing scene is, I find the same artists over and over again. I am thinking of covering a set of tutorials on electro swing and nujazz. Also hoping to release sample packs, there are about barely 4 overpriced electro swing sound libraries which i doubt beginner producers can buy, so i'm thinking on handing out a well made and legal (absolutely free of copyright) sample packs for the electro swing scene.
[QUOTE=kraed;36594165]Electro Swing is growing bit by bit on listeners but not sure how the producing scene is, I find the same artists over and over again. I am thinking of covering a set of tutorials on electro swing and nujazz. Also hoping to release sample packs, there are about barely 4 overpriced electro swing sound libraries which i doubt beginner producers can buy, so i'm thinking on handing out a well made and legal (absolutely free of copyright) sample packs for the electro swing scene.[/QUOTE] That'd be great I'm fucking shit at making those little 50s swing drum beats
I find that the percussion part is not difficult at all. Getting that taste...the feeling of retro and classiness in the track... definitively is. It is a mixture of organic and electronic, making all the synthetic parts as realistic as possible and adding a touch of fullness (that's where the samples come in). Electro Swing is definitively all about samples, producing this type of track is a bit of a hassle since it's mostly mixed live instead of creating a beat, leads, bass, EQing it, etc. [editline]2nd July 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Dead Madman;36594843]That'd be great I'm fucking shit at making those little 50s swing drum beats[/QUOTE] [url=http://postimage.org/][img]http://s13.postimage.org/uqkicjflj/Swingdrums.png[/img][/url] [url=http://postimage.org/]picture hosting[/url] Here's how it sounds. [url]http://kiwi6.com/file/7y6mma4tsf[/url] This is my own way of remaking one of the most classical swing drum beats, it's very simple so you can build on top and arrange a lot from this. Just two toms and a hi hat. I threw in the ride/snare sample to make it sound full, but that can also be build from scratch.
I'm not 100% sure as to how you could recreate 50s instruments, but I found this fucking KILLER vst called "Trilian Bass Module" that has like over 21,000 samples for each of their 1000+ instruments or something. They have electric basses, acoustic basses, and synths from the mid 80s up until now, it looks great.
What's the original song called? I've just realised I like 50's swing.
I have no idea, samples came from a pack but i'll start using my own soon. Pretty sure it's pre-50s, check out Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway and Charlie Parker.
[QUOTE=kraed;36604925]I have no idea, samples came from a pack but i'll start using my own soon. Pretty sure it's pre-50s, check out Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway and Charlie Parker.[/QUOTE] Hey Kraed, did that pack you talked about ever get released somewhere? I'm a newbie to the scene and could greatly benefit of some free samples to dig in to. Cheers!
Screw it i'm kickstarting this topic. There's a channel on YouTube called "Funky Panda" which's got some grooooovy vibes [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGbW44AEHeM[/media] [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VC9b2E-imzw[/media]
I heard it's getting popular in Europe. God, I love myself some Swing House. [video=youtube;aH5aq4V0Ywk]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aH5aq4V0Ywk[/video] This is my current favourite. Female vocals and a perfect balance between brass and wubs. Then again, I [I]AM[/I] a sucker for some old-timey swing.
[video=youtube;fBGSJ3sbivI]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBGSJ3sbivI[/video] [video=youtube;UbQgXeY_zi4]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbQgXeY_zi4[/video][video=youtube;A7lxd7RL1To]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7lxd7RL1To[/video] My favorite electric swing band.
I only just realised this thread was from 2012... Been a fan of the genre since I first listened to the "You are not so smart!" podcast.
I listened to Caravan Palace on youtube and absolutely loved them. They were playing at a festival I went to last year, so I thought fuck yeah. They were really bad. They emphasised the electro so much it drowned out the swing. And their crowd interaction was awful. They looked sheepish to be there. I still listen to their albums though
I'm confused... All of those sounds like the same bloody song lol.
[QUOTE=misterv;49571409]I listened to Caravan Palace on youtube and absolutely loved them. They were playing at a festival I went to last year, so I thought fuck yeah. They were really bad. They emphasised the electro so much it drowned out the swing. And their crowd interaction was awful. They looked sheepish to be there. I still listen to their albums though[/QUOTE] Aww, I was afraid of that. Always wanted to see them live but if they're a studio band then nevermind. [editline]20th January 2016[/editline] [QUOTE=crazycory65;49567253] [video=youtube;UbQgXeY_zi4]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbQgXeY_zi4[/video] My favorite electric swing band.[/QUOTE] ...[I]oh.[/I] That escalated [I]fast.[/I]
I'm pretty sure Caravan Palace's [i]Lone Digger[/i] is the closest we'll ever get to perfection. I fuckin' love that track. The rest of the [i]Robot[/i] album is also fantastic, especially [i]Aftermath[/i] (which I couldn't find on YouTube) and [i]Midnight[/i]. [video=youtube;dKdV4Q-iR4A]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKdV4Q-iR4A[/video] Also, Parov Stelar. God bless Parov Stelar. [video=youtube;cBu6eEKJH3M]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBu6eEKJH3M[/video] If you haven't checked his stuff out, do so. [i]Demon Diaries[/i] is a fantastic album, I bought that one recently and I can't stop listening to it. Last video I'll drop in this post is "that one video of that one guy dancing to that one song". Matter of fact, this very video of takeSomeCrime is what got me into Parov Stelar, and by extension, into electro swing. :v: [video=youtube;WgXN0kO1JEA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgXN0kO1JEA[/video]
[QUOTE=MartinPL;49572162]I'm pretty sure Caravan Palace's [i]Lone Digger[/i] is the closest we'll ever get to perfection. I fuckin' love that track. The rest of the [i]Robot[/i] album is also fantastic, especially [i]Aftermath[/i] (which I couldn't find on YouTube) and [i]Midnight[/i]. [video=youtube;dKdV4Q-iR4A]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKdV4Q-iR4A[/video] Also, Parov Stelar. God bless Parov Stelar. [video=youtube;cBu6eEKJH3M]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBu6eEKJH3M[/video] If you haven't checked his stuff out, do so. [i]Demon Diaries[/i] is a fantastic album, I bought that one recently and I can't stop listening to it. Last video I'll drop in this post is "that one video of that one guy dancing to that one song". Matter of fact, this very video of takeSomeCrime is what got me into Parov Stelar, and by extension, into electro swing. :v: [video=youtube;WgXN0kO1JEA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgXN0kO1JEA[/video][/QUOTE] That guy dancing is the same way I got into Parov Stelar Gotta love that catgroove
Quite sure that I have heard the track in the OP before, but not on facepunch. Electroswing is one of those odd genres I somehow manage to like despite being samples and drum-machines. I like it especially for partying.
Stelar is pretty much on another level as far as production and final cuts go. [media] [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eco4z98nIQY[/url] [/media]
Hell yea, Parov Stelar [hd]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXrdYwG17PE[/hd] [QUOTE=misterv;49571409]I listened to Caravan Palace on youtube and absolutely loved them. They were playing at a festival I went to last year, so I thought fuck yeah. They were really bad. They emphasised the electro so much it drowned out the swing. And their crowd interaction was awful. They looked sheepish to be there. I still listen to their albums though[/QUOTE] I dunno man, they look pretty damn awesome to me [hd]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7JOa3dISg0[/hd]
I will come back to this thread when i get home. My partner is inlove with Electro Swing.
[QUOTE=misterv;49571409]I listened to Caravan Palace on youtube and absolutely loved them. They were playing at a festival I went to last year, so I thought fuck yeah. They were really bad. They emphasised the electro so much it drowned out the swing. And their crowd interaction was awful. They looked sheepish to be there. I still listen to their albums though[/QUOTE] On the contrary, I've seen them live twice now, once after they released the Panic album and once just this summer right before they released <|°_°|> and it was fucking incredible both times. Maybe you caught them at a bummer of a concert, because I've never seen a concert clip or live concert with them that seemed bad. They did do some bumpier dance music inspired sections that aren't in the albums but they do them really well and even though it's not swing-sounding it's definitely swing-based and super well executed.
[QUOTE=A Noobcake;49583615]On the contrary, I've seen them live twice now, once after they released the Panic album and once just this summer right before they released <|°_°|> and it was fucking incredible both times. Maybe you caught them at a bummer of a concert, because I've never seen a concert clip or live concert with them that seemed bad. They did do some bumpier dance music inspired sections that aren't in the albums but they do them really well and even though it's not swing-sounding it's definitely swing-based and super well executed.[/QUOTE] Ah, maybe it was the sound setup then, which caused them to lose enthusiasm. I really wanted them to be like in the above clip. I dunno if they tour near me in the future I'll try them again
If you guys like Caravan Palace, Parov Stellar, etc, than "Movits" are also worth checking out. It's one thing to listen to their songs directly on album, which are alright on their own, but their live performances in person are pretty amazing and mind blowing. They are a Swedish band so the vocals obviously are mostly in Swedish and aren't in English very much, but even so, the language barrier doesn't matter that much. Their music is more inspired by classic swing jazz than you would see from other modern bands, but that just makes it better. Here are some videos of different live events of theirs I found from searching on YouTube. [video=youtube;Ofz4Y3mu_M0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ofz4Y3mu_M0[/video] [3:50 in the second video is pretty catchy in particular] [video=youtube;ekrR-_AS7xQ]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekrR-_AS7xQ[/video]
[QUOTE=Mud-Pie;49557447]Hey Kraed, did that pack you talked about ever get released somewhere? I'm a newbie to the scene and could greatly benefit of some free samples to dig in to. Cheers![/QUOTE] I do have two small bundles around we managed to compile for our own use back in my Chillback Resistance days. Could upload if you are still interested. [url]http://www.jazz-on-line.com/[/url] This site is great though, an excellent, huge and authentic collection of jazz from Dixieland to Post Bop era. --- Always wanted to catch Caravan live...they seem so energetic. The new stuff sure has a kicking sound. Might just start making a track or two now that this thread is more alive than last time! Cheers, keep swinging! Re-listening to our old songs...man, really miss this point of my life. [media]https://soundcloud.com/chillback-resistance/welcome-party-1[/media] --- Also recommend everyone to check Koop. More into the nujazz vibes but oh so excellent. [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjgQXTtaTAA[/media] [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0W3MpOU3OUU[/media] [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elBeEarjkTs[/media]
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