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Mission (stevel, kevmikwa, Hectorious)


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This was a synth based sketch that I had created mostly with midi, but ultimately sounded very anemic with minimal pop. I had worked with Steve before and asked him if he'd be game for making it a real song. He blew it up with some soulful vocals and tasty guitar. Now I wanted to re-do all the rhythm tracks to do justice to what Steve had created. I pinged Mike who graciously laid in the drum. For which I am grateful, as the bounce he gives it makes for the big jam throughout.

I then asked my long time bud, Hectorious to add some bottom end. That he did, and then some.
I'm glad we got to do another Hector, SGU!

Steve was cool with mix duty although he probably was re thinking that around version 321. Fortunately he was uber patient and I love the mix he did.

The picture just looked cool :-) Thanks for listening

Steve Lang - Stevel Vocals, Lyrics, Guitars,
Mix & Production
Mike Watkins- Kevmikwa Drums
Hector Rivera -Hectorious Bass
John Libby - ktb Keys, Progression
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Uploaded: Mar 30, 2011 - 06:23:28 PM
Last Updated: Apr 02, 2011 - 08:51:23 PM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 11:27:29 PM
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davisamerica said 2335 days ago (March 30th, 2011)
haha
...there are so many ways ... this is just stellar. Well done John and company ...downloaded
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ktb said 2335 days ago (March 30th, 2011)
so many ways
Jack, thanks for the listen.
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Ed Hannifin said 2335 days ago (March 30th, 2011)
How does synth based Brit Pop...
...come from Chelmsford? It defies expectation...

I think this is actually one of the best Steve Lang vocals I've ever heard, and I like the lyrics... I think, as I listen, that some of that is a strong vocal, and I think that whatever processing was applied to the voice really suits it... It's got a nice softness and it's got a bit of fur on it... WHile we're in the stevel territory, I really like the blended electric guitar bits, and I love the fiery part of the solo...

The drums are very 'alive', not rote or just pattern-y, and the bass really puts meat on the bones....

The opening synth figure reminds me of some of the early SlimGirlFat songs on MacJams, like some of the early Apple Loops, and then it gets kind of thicker and maybe Rhodesier.... The John Libby comp style is still one of my favorites, filling things out with cluttering things....

Nice job all around, guys...
ktb said 2335 days ago (March 30th, 2011)
synth based brit Pop
its fitting you mention slimgirlfat, because when I started thats exactly what I was trying for :-)
I'm a big fan of hers and hadn't done something in that vein before. So glad to have these fine fellows to flesh it out. After everyone added their part of the stew, it was hard to genre-fy. Still, I'm glad you liked it. Good to have hanged the other night.
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alackbass said 2335 days ago (March 30th, 2011)
Mission (stevel, kevmikwa, Hectorious)
Pro! Pro! Pro! Outstanding in every way! Great performances from everyone in the band. Congrats gents!
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ktb said 2335 days ago (March 30th, 2011)
Pro
is high praise coming from you sir. Steve has a great ear and knows his mix. Thx Andrew
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magnatone said 2335 days ago (March 30th, 2011)
Mission
O.M.F.G. - you guys, this is awesome!!! i wish i could say something more articulate, or even a tiny bit articulate, but i'm too speechless. THANKS for this DOWNLOAD!!!
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ktb said 2335 days ago (March 30th, 2011)
hey
no words necessary, just glad you liked it!
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timothydevine2 said 2335 days ago (March 30th, 2011)
YEAAAAAAA Yeaaaaaa Yes
got me at the get go
PRIMO
everybody involved
Let me start with guitar,.... being a guitar player.... i must say that when i find a good solo my day is made.This tune mad my month.
I love a fade when the players are letting go and feeling loose. Man this just cooks.

The rhythm sec tight as hell and clean hip vox
have i gone on anough?
OH Drums God damn those r freekin right on!
Great find !
downloaded
Peace
tm
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timothydevine2 said 2335 days ago (March 30th, 2011)
second listen
Mission.
Tell John what an uplifting moment he brought to me when i opened this tune in my new Bose headphones.
Accomplished.
yo dude
your playing is just so rhythmic and right on
you just rock
i guess i didnt mention your playing in my first comment cause i guess ive come to expect greatness from you and
accomplished!
Peace
tm

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ktb said 2335 days ago (March 30th, 2011)
yeaaaa
Tim, you are way too kind dude. Glad to see you at the site again. Hope all is well with you.

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Maurice7 said 2335 days ago (March 30th, 2011)
Nice Groove, Guys!
Great job! It's amazing the talent that hangs out here. Thanks for a groovin' tune!
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ktb said 2334 days ago (March 31st, 2011)
hanging out here
and so many of these good folks freely collaborate which is a dream come true for someone like myself :-) Thanks for checking it out.
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Vic Holman said 2335 days ago (March 30th, 2011)
bounce achieved
.... and mission accomplished. excellent tune giving off rays of electro-soul. great playing all around and a superb mix.

i have to say that you guys make for a excellent team
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ktb said 2334 days ago (March 31st, 2011)
excellent team
someday maybe we can all get together for real. Now that would be a trip. Vic appreciate the kind words.
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regulus said 2335 days ago (March 30th, 2011)
Good stuff
you guys got a good thing go'en. Smooth, tight and melodic.

great chop, and production by all on board for this one. Will hope you guys can do another couple more.
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ktb said 2334 days ago (March 31st, 2011)
couple more
Richard, I can only wish :-) Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment. I hope to come by your page for a listen soon.
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davisamerica2 said 2334 days ago (March 30th, 2011)
This is great John.
Some really fine musicians on this. Thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. Thanks for the post. Terry
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ktb said 2334 days ago (March 31st, 2011)
musicians
appreciated Terry.
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Carrie71 said 2334 days ago (March 30th, 2011)
ok ok
You have an amazing Singer/ guitar player, a kick ass drummer, bass by Mr. Hectorious, wow, wow, and John you are smoking hot. What an amazing collaboration you put together.
ktb said 2334 days ago (March 31st, 2011)
collab
Carrie, I'm glad you like it. I think everyone did some great tracks, but Steve was really the creator. From jam to song as I like to say.
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racerat said 2334 days ago (March 31st, 2011)
Mission (stevel, kevmikwa, Hectorious)
Like Alac said, Pro, Pro Pro. Tasty, slinky and totally groovy. Vibe of a 70's soul tune.
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ktb said 2334 days ago (March 31st, 2011)
soul tune
I'll jump on that any day. Dating myself but that was a big part of my formative years ..lol
Thanks RR
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jiguma said 2334 days ago (March 31st, 2011)
Top shelf!
Great work guys!!
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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ktb said 2334 days ago (March 31st, 2011)
Oz
Neil, were your ears burning the other night? When I hung out with Ed watching Fran last Tuesday we were both praising your merits :-) That and how much we both wanted to visit Australia. Glad you dug it.
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KCsGROOVE said 2334 days ago (March 31st, 2011)
great vibe!
Really like the vocals!
Cool work on the keys!
Just a cool song, guys!
Mission accomplished! :-)
KC
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ktb said 2334 days ago (March 31st, 2011)
vibe
Cees, had fun trying to pick a genre :-) Thanks for the visit.
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stevel said 2334 days ago (March 31st, 2011)
A treat
Just want to say thanks to John for getting us all involved on this one. A really enjoyable collaboration and a real treat for me to play in a 'virtual band' with such talented players!
Cheers again
Steve
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ktb said 2334 days ago (March 31st, 2011)
Treat
is mine Friend. Your vocal and guitar pull it all together. This is the second time you've taken something in incubus stage and made it shine. Hope we can do some more.

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tokai said 2334 days ago (March 31st, 2011)
Chi
What a rich sound we have here. Funky keys that really cut the mustard here mate, love that groove. Tasty guitar playing with a great tone. Excellent job chaps, it crosses at the T's.
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ktb said 2334 days ago (March 31st, 2011)
Chi
Thanks Steve. Those funky synth sounds I think I may have come by in another life :-)
but I'm glad they cut through.
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Hectorious said 2334 days ago (March 31st, 2011)
Mac Jam Jammy Jam
Sorry that I've been so out of touch with all my Mac Jam friends... I've been pretty Busy in Sunny Florida. Thank you John for getting me involved in this cool project. It really was a pleasure jamming along with other gifted Musicians on this Mission:0}
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ktb said 2334 days ago (March 31st, 2011)
sunny florida
From I've been hearing you guys are getting pounded by weather. I hope you're all safe. This was fun, Hector, I appreciate you lending your groove. I expect to see a Mj post by the young'ins soon buddy.
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Reggie_Pole said 2334 days ago (March 31st, 2011)
ktbskh on a mission
Slick groove. Beauty of an arrangement and production. Very tasteful sound bed. Really like the way it shifts gears at 2:40. Jammin'! Top quality all around, gents.
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ktb said 2333 days ago (April 1st, 2011)
2:40
my favorite part. The Big jam finish! Reggie, pleased to hear you like it. Thanks for the thumbs up.
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JBurns said 2334 days ago (March 31st, 2011)
nice
enjoyed it, very much. Great tune.
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ktb said 2333 days ago (April 1st, 2011)
Thx
Jay, hope to get over to your page to re pay the listen soon.
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jibes said 2334 days ago (March 31st, 2011)
-
Smooth fusion sound one might have heard in the 70s. Not a put down mind you because some of the greatest sound came out of that era. Like Steele Dan, ETC. Great Collab!
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ktb said 2333 days ago (April 1st, 2011)
smooth fusion
Neal, taken as a compliment. I didn't realize it at the time, but a lot of the synth models I used were right out of the 70's playbook. Steely Dan is one of my fav's. Appreciated.
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dave_b said 2334 days ago (March 31st, 2011)
Mission
Tight & tasty. Strong vocals, cool hook. I hear pop, soul and jazz elements in this. Mix sounds great, nicely done!
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neilh79 said 2334 days ago (March 31st, 2011)
Mission
Cool love the groove, really nice work, excellent tune, excellent mix, excellent song!
PeterB7858 said 2334 days ago (March 31st, 2011)
Mission accomplished!
Hey Guys, outstanding collab. Congratulations to all concerned. Steve's vocals and guitar work are first class and the drums and bass are tight and immediate. The keys are wonderfully rich too. Nice mix/master as well. Regards, Peter.
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RAVENS said 2334 days ago (March 31st, 2011)
Coolness
Awesome tune guys! Terrific vocals, and the band sounds fabulous. Poppy Rockish goodness!

RAVEN ;-)
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rok41 said 2333 days ago (April 1st, 2011)
Mission
Great song guys! Very "chill" vibe. Everyone contributed a great track on this, love the keys!!! Vocals are spot on and the rhythm section is tight, very, very nice boys!
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ktb said 2332 days ago (April 2nd, 2011)
chill vibe
Hey, I love that. Thank you. Coming from you it means a lot. I thought Mike and Hector did a fab job of filling this track out.
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stevel said 2333 days ago (April 1st, 2011)
SaraKW
Very summery!!!
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Carrie71 said 2332 days ago (April 1st, 2011)
Ok again...
Steve's vocals are amazing. What a voice! Mhmm,yep.
Sigmund said 2332 days ago (April 2nd, 2011)
Mission
Some very cool stuff here guys - nice work. Much enjoyed!
Sig
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VicDiesel said 2331 days ago (April 3rd, 2011)
Maximum pop
I think you are keeping the good bits from us a bit too long. The guitar solo is really good, but the backing behind it too, and in fact quite a bit better than what came before it. I would move some of those parts and use them in the earlier part of the song.
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spitlogic said 2330 days ago (April 4th, 2011)
I just can't keep up
That backing you have it great. So much going on. It all blends so well.
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PaulaMunk said 2330 days ago (April 4th, 2011)
Holy Hell!
That is superb guitar, bass, piano, drums and a totally smooth vocal floating over all that perfection. Thanks, band.
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Bob Rodgers said 2328 days ago (April 6th, 2011)
A
great performance from everyone in this collab. Excellent song and some great musicians playing here!
Vocals are superb, a great mix and production, love the solo!
Very much enjoyed.

Bob
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egobandit said 2328 days ago (April 6th, 2011)
electro jazz rock
tops and it shows too too good downloaded thanks!
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DarkPlanet said 2325 days ago (April 8th, 2011)
Some Heavyweights here!
What a sweet groove, so delicious...
Vocals are soulful and continually engaging...
Great crowd, Great song!
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tempie said 2315 days ago (April 19th, 2011)
ooh
i was doing the white boy head bop from note one. and i do so dig steve's voice. great phrasing, love that burbly synth. downloaded and on the ipod (has a deep dish feel, i can hear a 20 minute remix).
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Doadars Uncle said 2314 days ago (April 19th, 2011)
Juicey
Fresh and full! Great stuff!
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RochaMalhada said 2314 days ago (April 20th, 2011)
what a team
after all that - Mission Accomplished. All around great groove. Love the touches on the electric guitar, and all the instrumentation and vocal is fab

. - Harold
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sammydix said 2310 days ago (April 24th, 2011)
hmmmm
a new category: listenable dance music. could enjoy this in a club or at home on the stereo. usually it's one or the other...then a real guitar lead on top of that...just a good mixture.
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Estella said 2304 days ago (April 29th, 2011)
Mission
Wow! This is amazing. stevel, what a voice!

The song just sounds very cool. It would make VERY cool catwalk music, or soundtrack music.
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paralax said 2139 days ago (October 12th, 2011)
very cool
nice clean arrangement great keys,vocals,guitar
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