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Chop The Groove (funk challenge with Elevator Funk)


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michael2

 Genre: Funk

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So I was going to pass on the funk challenge (too much happening in real life right now), but last night Dimm Witness sent me a PM that called me out for the coward that I am. Inspired me to crank this thing out. Awhile back Elevator Funk had posted a track that was him jamming on some funk guitar riffs and I had downloaded it for later use (I had originally planned on doing a Tom Tom Club type of track). I remembered that I had the track and chopped it to death and rearranged everything, added drums and synths and did a rough vocal track with the pinhole mic. it was terrible as I can't sing funk, so I made it into a vocoder track. pretty rough as I haven't really messed with the vocoder much (it's a touchy beast apparently).

Did this as a laugh, but now I'm kind of into it, so I may expand on the idea when I get a chance to work it. Thanks to Elevator Funk for the guitar and bass, and to Dimm Witness for the kick in the butt.

Elevator Funk: bass and guitar
M2: everything else
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Comments: 37
Fans: 26
Plays: 124
Downloads: 86
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Oct 05, 2011 - 02:01:29 AM
Last Updated: Oct 05, 2011 - 02:01:29 AM Last Played: Mar 18, 2017 - 04:01:11 PM
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Hardware:
macbook on my end, not sure for Elevator Funk
Software:
Logic 9 and it's various plugs (ultrabeat, EVOC, etc...)
Comments
aRcTip said 2210 days ago (October 5th, 2011)
Chop the Groove
Mission accomplished: this is funky as heck! Incredibly cool and catchy too! Only complaint is that I can't make out much of the lyrics, but the vocoding is rough as you stated in the description.

Sounds like some outdoor sounds in the background?
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michael2 said 2209 days ago (October 6th, 2011)
wow
what an ear; yup there are some ambient sounds in the mix. thanks for checking this out.
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tempie said 2209 days ago (October 5th, 2011)
sweet!
man i love this. the vocoder rocks and that break is OUTRAGEOUS. this is just great, old fashioned, straight from mars spaceFUNK. i'll be playing this all day, most fun i've had on MJ in ages. Thanks!
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RochaMalhada said 2209 days ago (October 5th, 2011)
Robo-Funk
Alright!

The vocoder actually panned out nicely; See, you CAN funk! Given enough late night. Thanks, Michael

. - Harold
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bud said 2209 days ago (October 5th, 2011)
A kick in the butt
to get out the funk - how appropriate. Cool track Michael - the 1:30 break is classic. Digging vocoder vox.
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Feter said 2209 days ago (October 5th, 2011)
Chop The Groove
Man ...as a laugh ? really ? this is terrific ..this is simply a genius work .Alan Parson meets Eruption ..this is groovy ..kick a$$ ..THANKS alot for sharing !!
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lavalamp said 2209 days ago (October 5th, 2011)
So, so clean
Good one gentlemen. Excellent production. Vox is soooo cool. Dig it.

LL
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TobinMueller said 2209 days ago (October 5th, 2011)
Vocofunk
Such a low voice from such a little robot! Go with the expansion instinct. I like where this is headed.
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sammydix said 2209 days ago (October 5th, 2011)
CHop
melody still comes thru even with a vocoder--something i never tried either. kudos to DW for getting you started on this. another side of M2 i've never heard but still works well.
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dimm witness said 2209 days ago (October 5th, 2011)
I am so happy!
you did this will comment more in depth soon...
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Symphony101 said 2209 days ago (October 5th, 2011)
Thanks a lot
Elevator Funk, Michael2 for a great piece. And DimmWitness for great butt kicking ! Good he did it, this is awesome work Michael.
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dimm witness said 2209 days ago (October 5th, 2011)
no kidding!
best entry yet :-) you work well under pressure. nothing like a deadline to motivate :-) I wish I knew how to make these sounds it's what I mean to sound like! definitely in the spirit and intent of the 2011 funk groove. vocoders rule
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carbon said 2209 days ago (October 5th, 2011)
now this
is too cool. the vocoder is a really fun effect. surprised to hear m2 doing a funk tune. i admire your musical shape-shifting abilities. the funk sound bed is terrific. nice job guys.
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Elevator_Funk said 2209 days ago (October 5th, 2011)
...
Sweeeet. This put me in a good mood. The vocoder is a good idea, I should try that sometime, and the FX over the break were perfect.

Since I was going for the organic afro-beat thing when I did this, I appreciate the techno-robotic contrast even more.
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awigze said 2209 days ago (October 5th, 2011)
Michael.
Michael2funk. Cool track all the way. Diggin the phat beat.
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awigze said 2209 days ago (October 5th, 2011)
Mo funk
And E funk too, of course!
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Carrie71 said 2209 days ago (October 5th, 2011)
Chop the groove...
Very funky indeed! I am digging this. I think you found your groove!
alackbass said 2209 days ago (October 5th, 2011)
Chop The Groove
Way cool. Love the funky bridge!
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Gaylen75 said 2209 days ago (October 5th, 2011)
this is sweet
Funky mutha. Love it.
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Relic67 said 2209 days ago (October 5th, 2011)
vocoder
I'm glad you decided not to hold this one back. That vocoder is just sick.
neat guitar and bass slightly reminiscent of Talking Heads circa "remain in light". Really enjoyed the track lads... Loud applause!
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H3nry said 2209 days ago (October 5th, 2011)
Chunky Funky
Isn't it great when an off the wall idea catches fire? Well chopped groove. I love it! Glad you got moto-vated.
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einstien said 2208 days ago (October 6th, 2011)
so ...
funk is suppose to make you groove and feel good. This is funk! Very nice gamble on the vocoder ... totally works! Good one M2 and EF.
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PeterB7858 said 2208 days ago (October 6th, 2011)
Unique...
Hi Michael. Glad Dimm forced your hand. Your creativity can be turned to any style. Clever idea re the vocoder. It worked a treat. A unique offering for the funk challenge. Regards, Peter.
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particledots said 2208 days ago (October 6th, 2011)
nice
good groove and good atmospherics

sounds familiar - was this an apod track once upon a time?
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egobandit said 2208 days ago (October 6th, 2011)
funkin it up
that vocoder is what did it for me, I really like this side of you, thank goodness Mr Dim kicked your but and Elevator funk let the funk out of his guitar! thanks for a great download!
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magnatone said 2206 days ago (October 8th, 2011)
Chop the Groove
what a cool use of vocoder michael! this is pure funkola - great combo with EF for a great result. nice work gents!
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Sigmund said 2206 days ago (October 8th, 2011)
Chop The Groove
Yep, that's funky! I dig the vocoder - some real classic funk elements here - very cool - thanks!
Sig
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dave_b said 2205 days ago (October 9th, 2011)
Chop The Groove
Can't really hear the lyric, doesn't matter cos' it sounds cool. Love the bass & guitar, spacy synth break is great.
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Demeter7 said 2205 days ago (October 10th, 2011)
I just came from
Eddie's tune. These two (his and yours) sound like movements from a funk opera. Way to go, funky guy. Thanks.
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gadzooks said 2204 days ago (October 10th, 2011)
Chop The Groove
Excellent robo funk! Great funky mix. Love the synth break.
SG
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papag said 2204 days ago (October 10th, 2011)
Aint no junk in this funk
Very slick treatment. Had me straight from the drop.

thanks for the download :)
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Ed Hannifin said 2204 days ago (October 10th, 2011)
Very neat...
Even keeping the vocoder vocals, you could do a sort of rapid, double-time, Debby Harry meets I Zimbra vocal over the top.... Stream of consciousness rap about the modern world or something...

But then, it's awfully fun just as is....
craft said 2203 days ago (October 11th, 2011)
Chop The Groove
Ye funky!! Cool vocoded vocals.. Love that beat.. Nice job
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michaeljayklein said 2203 days ago (October 11th, 2011)
Much coolishness...
This was really neat guys (and I have to report that I too caught some outside kind of sounds--hey, it's like when my dog rattles his dog tags while I'm recording my voice--sometimes the sounds FIT right in so in the stay!) Thanks for coming up for this! Michael
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Estella said 2183 days ago (October 31st, 2011)
Chop the Groove
Great job!

I think I have that robot keychain...is that the one that let's you connect to sets of earbuds and share sound?
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Estella said 2183 days ago (October 31st, 2011)
Chop the Groove
Great job!

I think I have that robot keychain...is that the one that let's you connect to sets of earbuds and share sound?
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TvRicky said 2153 days ago (December 1st, 2011)
Funked Up!
Jammed
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