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Grinding rocker meets belly dance club groover
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Comments: 23
Fans: 7
Plays: 204
Downloads: 90
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Uploaded: Aug 25, 2009 - 12:33:43 PM
Last Updated: Aug 25, 2009 - 12:33:43 PM Last Played: Aug 23, 2017 - 04:12:59 AM
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Hardware:
Quad core i7 mac, trigger finger, oxygen8, audio buddy, behringer u-control, bass, guitar
Software:
Logic Express 9, Kore 2, Guitar Rig 3, Studio Devil Bass amp.
Comments
johnnyblues said 3013 days ago (August 25th, 2009)
Grinding Belly Groover
Nice - this works great. I felt like I left the country there for a few minutes. Love the graphic as well. People do not comment too much about the graphics but they are a huge part of this site.
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smokey bacon jnr said 3013 days ago (August 25th, 2009)
Thanks
Thanks for the listen - glad you were transported!! The photo was taken at a belly dance concert (hafla) and zoom blurred in the Gimp.
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kingbee said 3013 days ago (August 25th, 2009)
east meets west
Cool use of sounds and I love that guitar riffs.
Is it samples or you playing?
Either way it's a killer.
Would maybe have liked a banging fuller rhythm to come in a half way through but that's just me.
Great track
Enjoyed
cheers
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smokey bacon jnr said 3013 days ago (August 25th, 2009)
Hi Bee Boy!
Thanks for the comments. It's all me playing - the only samples are the vocals from soundsnap. Good idea about the rhythm. I may have a play with that, it would defo lift the second section more. Cheers.
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His_Boy_Sherman said 3013 days ago (August 25th, 2009)
Perfect Description!
Dig that guitar sound of yours!
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smokey bacon jnr said 3013 days ago (August 25th, 2009)
Cheers Bob!
The guitar sound was constructed in Logic Express 9 using the new stomp box and amp designer. Great fun messing with sounds. where did the last two hours go?
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Feter said 3013 days ago (August 25th, 2009)
Arabesque
certainly a groovy project ..loved the guitar
sound among the others ...strange fusion ...
but impressive ...wonderful mix ...thnx alot
for sharin !!!!
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smokey bacon jnr said 3012 days ago (August 26th, 2009)
Hi Feter
Yes, the mix of arabic music and rock came by accident - the tune was originally going to be a blues song, but then I played the synth over the top and this appeared...
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lengold said 3012 days ago (August 26th, 2009)
Loving this
Peter - I am a card carrying belly dance and turkish music fan. Great production.
Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
Len

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smokey bacon jnr said 3012 days ago (August 26th, 2009)
Thanks Len
I have recently been exposed to a lot of belly dancing, and I think the music has seeped into my head. Cheers for listening!!!
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ste said 3012 days ago (August 27th, 2009)
in answer
to your question, living in Japan is confusing, often uncomfortable and a hell of a lot of fun. anyway. i like this tune - got a seedy mid eastern edge to it. the guitar is inspired and love the aaa-aaa-aaa vox. sample? drums could be turned up for my taste, but i like it banging. very nice work
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smokey bacon jnr said 3011 days ago (August 27th, 2009)
sounds interesting
I imagine Japan to be a very confusing place for the non Japanese. Thanks for the comments - the vox is a sample from soundsnap.com and it just fitting in nicely with the chord structure and tempo. Very lucky!!
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Moviz said 3011 days ago (August 27th, 2009)
Transported to
the Kasbah..... love the feel of this as though pushing through a crowded Eastern market or a place of ill rep...... well let's not go there LOL, or maybe we should to see the belly dancers. Great combination of sounds, cheers M
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smokey bacon jnr said 3011 days ago (August 27th, 2009)
Cheers!
thanks for having a listen! If you're in north Wales next december you can come to a Hafla (belly dancing concert) in Llanfairfechan. Now, there's an invitation not to be turned down...
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egobandit said 3008 days ago (August 30th, 2009)
Crunch
When the guitar comes in it just crunches at the edge of the dance beat, Its like a middle eastern dance party in Turkey. Have you ever listened to the Midnight express album, This reminds me of that . Excellent mix BTW I enjoyed!
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smokey bacon jnr said 3008 days ago (August 31st, 2009)
Thanks
Thanks for listening! I haven't heard that album - I will check it out.
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drakonis said 3007 days ago (August 31st, 2009)
hardsynth bellyclub
Excellent Middle-eastern-meets-80s-synth-meets-stinging-guitar-in-the-club thing... and it all works! Very fun... I agree that the club-like thumping could be boosted a bit for that genre (although I prefer it more subdued like this... you could instead add some hall-reverb to just the thumpy beat to give it more oomph instead, maybe.) Cool stuff! Well written/played/mixed!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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smokey bacon jnr said 3007 days ago (September 1st, 2009)
Hi Drak
Thanks for the listen! I wasn't intending to produce this sound at all when I started - it just sort of evolved. I may add a bet of reverb just to see what effect it has. I don't want the drum beat to swamp the other sounds though. Cheers!
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yohmar said 3003 days ago (September 4th, 2009)
Nice
Fusion smokey
(hizzi ya wiz) arabic line for the belly dancer :)
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smokey bacon jnr said 3000 days ago (September 8th, 2009)
Thanks for listening!
Thanks very much. Appreciated!
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sloparts said 3003 days ago (September 4th, 2009)
Interesting combination of styles and sounds
Major attention getter that's for sure, and very well done Smokey. Love the way you gave the Middle Eastern parts room to breathe.

Very cool track my friend.

Ed
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smokey bacon jnr said 3000 days ago (September 8th, 2009)
Thanks
I was as suprised by the combination as anyone!
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Pete_NB said 2987 days ago (September 20th, 2009)
Juxtin'
How did I miss this? It must have been a heavy email day when I got the notification you posted this.

What a blend! Are there some Persian bloodlines running through Wales?

The way the guitar (with it's awesome "gettin' down to business" tone) kicks in behind the synths is great!
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