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xes (by Ginz111 w/tokai)


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This is a ginz111 tune that Carl was kind enough to let tokai and myself jam to.
Ginz did most of the heavy lifting with an infectious rhythm and some tasty synth pads. Steve sent me some (14? :-) excellent tracks pre mixed and panned. It took minimal blending/mixing as things seemed to mesh.

My 1st submission using Ozone, which I really like. The presets seem well thought out and allow a non techie like me, to get a lot more out of the mix. This was the preset "warm and mild"

Carl, thanks for getting it started. Both Steve and I really enjoyed playing on it.

Thanks for listening

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ginz111 Bass, Drums, Percussion, Synthpads, Composition
tokai Guitars
ktb piano, synth & clav
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Uploaded: Jun 01, 2011 - 09:38:33 PM
Last Updated: Jun 01, 2011 - 09:38:33 PM Last Played: Jul 05, 2017 - 08:36:54 AM
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spitlogic said 2336 days ago (June 2nd, 2011)
nice one
I really enjoyed the drums on this. Well placed in the track and overall great performance.
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ktb said 2335 days ago (June 2nd, 2011)
drums
Thanks Mitchell. Carl get props for the rhythm. Steve & I were passengers :-)


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KCsGROOVE said 2336 days ago (June 2nd, 2011)
Cool rhythm!
And fine guitars and keys!
Cool and spacey collab, gents,
and a really good mix
Very much enjoyed!
KC
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alackbass said 2336 days ago (June 2nd, 2011)
xes (by Ginz111 w/tokai)
An excellent showcase for two fine players. I really enjoyed getting to hear both of you stretch out. Pro sounding mix.
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Moviz said 2336 days ago (June 2nd, 2011)
Lovely
pop jazz feel to this; guitars, drums keyboards.... all meshed so well together; That Ozone really is a great tool I agree as a fellow 'non-techie', regards M
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tempie said 2336 days ago (June 2nd, 2011)
really like the rhythm guitar track
its understated but interesting. and i like that you went for such a harsh distortion on the lead - it would have been an easy choice to subdue it, the raw sound adds a lot of character to the tune. and lastly, as always, your keys kill. especially that extended solo around 2:35
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ktb said 2335 days ago (June 2nd, 2011)
rhythm
Craig, appreciate the listen. Steve plays a mighty cool guitar. I dig the big, ambient sounds he gets. His guitar lines seem to build on one another.

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SISTERS said 2335 days ago (June 2nd, 2011)
***
that was ROUSING.
very tasty blend of talent.
the keys and guitar together are particularly nice.
i like the big fat mix!
anne
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tokai said 2335 days ago (June 2nd, 2011)
Johno
Thanks for bringing me out form the shell, that i was taking refuge under whilst the sun had disappeared. Not my best audition but it inspired me to dust off some of the cob webs. Your mix is very bright and full i like that. Thanks guys for the invite.
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ktb said 2335 days ago (June 2nd, 2011)
Stevo
always a pleasure to conspire with you mate. that little segment 2:00- 2:30 you do may be one of my ATF's
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H3nry said 2335 days ago (June 2nd, 2011)
XLN XES collab
Very talented combo. Whatever genre this may be - it is jazzy, spacey, danceable, and rocks. And there is an electric ozone smell. Cool!
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gadzooks said 2335 days ago (June 2nd, 2011)
Yes! ... xes
This is very cool stuff. Nice job with the synth. Great underlying groove and that guitar just sends me away. Oh ... thats neat ... it sounds like a bit of fender rhodes. Really enjoyed this.
SG
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RAVENS said 2335 days ago (June 2nd, 2011)
Awesome
I listened to this earlier via phone, so wanted to come back to comment. This sounds so good through my headphones, love those synths. Hec everything sounds terrific, great stuff guys!

RAVEN ;-)
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ktb said 2334 days ago (June 3rd, 2011)
headphones
appreciated. I have to mix with headphones as its usually later in the night. Good to hear it :-)
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PeterB7858 said 2335 days ago (June 2nd, 2011)
Strutting...
Nice spacey, jazz-tinged piece that allows both of you to strut some nice stuff. Great sound bed by ginz to work with. Enjoyed, Peter.
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racerat said 2334 days ago (June 3rd, 2011)
xes
Groovy, slinky and techie tight. The drums are the star shining and weaving a circuitous web around the meandering synths, pads and guitars. The guitar feedback and sustain are totally killer counterpointed (?) by the bloopy and clean keyboard lead lines. Really dig it.
RR
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ktb said 2334 days ago (June 3rd, 2011)
techie tight
Thing was, it was an awesome ambient track to start. Hoping we didn't loose that. Glad you liked it RR. I appreciated the listen
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jiguma said 2334 days ago (June 3rd, 2011)
Can't have too many Ozone Jedis!
This sounds terrific John. Lovely mix and beautiful production overall. A great listen, thats for sure.
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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Vic Holman said 2334 days ago (June 4th, 2011)
xes
excellent tune. the playing & production is great. this has such a nice overall feel. great work guys!
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finkeldink said 2333 days ago (June 4th, 2011)
Very cool
This is really well done.

I like the heavy duty bottom end. It's nice because it's not muddy at all.

Great work.
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Carrie71 said 2333 days ago (June 4th, 2011)
Exs...
Two Of my all time favorite MJers. You guys are awesome! Thanks for indroducing me to Mr. Ginz. Tasty tune guys. Well done! I am a fan!
ktb said 2332 days ago (June 5th, 2011)
exs
Carrie, glad you liked it. Mr. Ginz serves up some tasty ambient, club beats. He makes it easy :-)
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Daugrin said 2332 days ago (June 5th, 2011)
Solid
Great keys! Steve laid back on here nicely! Tasteful jam gents, oh so rare in the "me too" of MJ. Thanks for sharing this piece!

Daug
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davisamerica said 2332 days ago (June 5th, 2011)
wow
...too cool... percussion rocks... guitar and keys are too much.. high charger guys ...much enjoyed!
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drakonis said 2326 days ago (June 11th, 2011)
going down tempo
Always to hear Carl's inspirations, and this is tasty, but made even moreso with Steve's dreamy "city-scape" guitars, and your deliciously jazzy keyboard work. I can never get enough of this, frontwards or backwards. Nice work, guys!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Ed Hannifin said 2326 days ago (June 11th, 2011)
I have long thought....
...that Carl is criminally under-appreciated at MacJams. I have often thought that some of his rhythm tracks would really take to having melodic overlays, and here is an absolutely perfect example... (I think zit did one, too, at one point)....

This is a great jam, with a great pulsing groove and a mix that accentuates that pulse... The drums and baseline are nicely locked, and the keys and guitars are really tight, tasteful and both infectious and interesting...

Really nice, guys...
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VicDiesel said 2326 days ago (June 11th, 2011)
jam
I won't say this is a compositional masterpiece, but the jamming was enjoyable.
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Doug Somers said 2325 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Instant hit
Catchy things going on in the rhythm department. The noodling on synths and guitar is tres cool, with a laid back quality that offsets what's going on in the beat. Gorgeous clean mix.

Congrats guys.

Doug

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magnatone said 2321 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
xes
well how the heck did i miss this?? i've been thinking about getting ozone - you sure got terrific results from it here john! this is practically magical through headphones!
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ShadowofNine said 2318 days ago (June 20th, 2011)
xes
Man this was a cool listen, just up my alley for a morning ride..Bravo to you all..To the ipod...
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TobinMueller said 2300 days ago (July 8th, 2011)
Totally cool keyboard!
Nice balance between hip sandpapery shuffling, distortion and ultra mellow cool keyboard settings (and playing). Dug it. Great mix, too. Nice collab!
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billykirsch said 2295 days ago (July 13th, 2011)
Excelente!!!
Love it all guys. The space, the feel and the length (the perfect size for a sweet dessert).

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J_Gretch said 2294 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
xes (by Ginz111 w/tokai)
I sure am learning a lot about keys and synths from hanging around here.This is another fine example of how it's done...And the guitar work in this is top shelf as well.
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PatriciaGirl said 2289 days ago (July 18th, 2011)
On my third listen :)
love your guy's vibe on this piece. Tokai's smooth guitars with his accents are sweet, natural and blend very well. Your keyboard work here is awesome, funky, jazzy lots to admire. ginzlll is the foundation with a great platform to create with-bravo! I like that there is no single instrument that dominates any part of this piece. All players are equal with their contribution to the whole. Great job! Thanks for sharing-patty
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sammydix said 2289 days ago (July 18th, 2011)
xes
sounds like atmospheric jazz and the combo works on all levels for me. this one is a must have. got it.
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lholden said 2287 days ago (July 20th, 2011)
Cool
I like the groove you've got here... excellent. Well done and thanks for sharing.
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DWL said 2287 days ago (July 20th, 2011)
Late I know
but one review deserves another.

I really enjoyed this. Sort of funky techno lounge.

Great playing and production.

Cheers

Dick
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lengold said 2281 days ago (July 27th, 2011)
Really
accomplished sounding and a great groove and mix. Would work great behind some moody film.
Cheers
Len

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stratcat said 2280 days ago (July 28th, 2011)
I
like it! Kinda techno with some great guitar synth? Very cool. I love this kind of instrumental work, doesn't need lyrics, just sort of sets a mood for you and takes you somewhere. Nice job by all.
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Slashh! said 2272 days ago (August 5th, 2011)
XES
Sounds like you guys had fun. What more can you ask.
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paralax said 2203 days ago (October 12th, 2011)
in a trance
you could use this to hypnotize people with.very nice.
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Parichayaka said 1948 days ago (June 23rd, 2012)
cool!
excellent collaboration. love the cool keyboard solo from 1:00. the hi-hat is a bit loud in my headphones, but overall an awesome track!
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richard13 said 1742 days ago (January 15th, 2013)
Man...
this is just terrific in all respects. A fabulous listen. Thanks for the download.
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