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MJ is Dead! (with SammyDix)


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IbotenicParadigm

 Genre: Funk

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I recorded a riff several months ago, and jokingly titled it, 'MJ IS DEAD!' after a forum thread that was going. Flash forward to a couple of weeks ago when I sent it to Sammydix who completely made it what it is today. The bass, drums, lyrics, vocals, keyboards, what sounds like acoustic guitar and probably a bunch of other stuff are all him. Plus he mixed it!
At this point, it's really his song, and I am the session guitarist and clav player. Since he's already posted it elsewhere, I'll post it here.

Hope you enjoy,

S + I P
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Uploaded: Aug 23, 2013 - 11:38:50 AM
Last Updated: Aug 24, 2013 - 04:40:35 PM Last Played: Jun 06, 2017 - 03:29:20 PM
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Les_Kloo said 1458 days ago (August 23rd, 2013)
I need a second opinion
Progfunkrockcommentary. Good to hear Sam knocking out a new tune. I miss his presence here. I'm a little confused (as always). Singapore? There's a backstory going on that may or may not have something to do with MJ (not Michael Jackson, I'm presuming). The tune is great, but what is going on? I will go find your original. I should probably be giving you some credit for this cool vibe.
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sammydix said 1458 days ago (August 23rd, 2013)
Les
don't you know by now i make no sense? IP dared to trust me with lyrics. heh
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IbotenicParadigm said 1457 days ago (August 24th, 2013)
I was confused too
But then I figured I was working with a visionary, and I should just let him follow his ecstacy!
Whatever the words mean, that 'confused by everythiiiing!' part just slayed me. Still does.
Thank you for the listen.
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sammydix said 1457 days ago (August 24th, 2013)
...follow his ecstacy
LOL! can i quote that?
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IbotenicParadigm said 690 days ago (September 30th, 2015)
Anytime!
Just make sure I get my 6%....!
Relistening to this tonight has me thinking we should be doing more music together, friend.

IP
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PaulaMunk said 1458 days ago (August 23rd, 2013)
The vocal is
recognizable but has a electronic flavor. The music is helter-skelterish but still moves along well. I think there's life in the machine, no matter what. Clear! I did enjoy it. Thanks.
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sammydix said 1457 days ago (August 24th, 2013)
helter-skelterish
you ain't never lied.
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IbotenicParadigm said 1457 days ago (August 24th, 2013)
Thank you
very much for listening!
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carbon said 1457 days ago (August 23rd, 2013)
mj is dead
nah, it's all good!

great deep drum sound, great movement. gentelmen, this is outstanding!
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sammydix said 1457 days ago (August 24th, 2013)
carb
no harm meant, i just followed my "policy" of always using an collaber's original title. i like the challenge of writing lyrics behind it.
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IbotenicParadigm said 1457 days ago (August 24th, 2013)
Yep
It all seems OK now, but when that thread was active things here were mighty slooooowwwww!
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sammydix said 1457 days ago (August 24th, 2013)
agreed
looks alive enough to jump back in.
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egobandit said 1457 days ago (August 24th, 2013)
get the funk out of here :)
just kidding love the funky jazzy guitar and Sammy keeps it all jivin right like when it turns up with the clav sounfding keys Tops!
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IbotenicParadigm said 1456 days ago (August 25th, 2013)
Good to see you here Ego!
Thanks for the listen!
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PeterB7858 said 1456 days ago (August 25th, 2013)
MJ is Dead!
Cool, contemporary funk vibe. Great to hear you round, Sam. Unique sound, really. S + IP = SIP I'm glad I shared a slurp. Thanks, Peter.
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IbotenicParadigm said 1456 days ago (August 25th, 2013)
Thank you Peter
Always glad to share whatever's in the bottle!
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grah3am said 1456 days ago (August 25th, 2013)
Eclectic Electric
The chameleon is back. You can tell by the unusual content and the professional production job. Good to have you back, Sam, and , nice clav, Mr P.
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sammydix said 1454 days ago (August 27th, 2013)
graham
hey Graham. I.P. caught me off guard by sending me his stems. i haven't done much music outside of singing in months and months. but his trks got the juices going again. guess all i needed was a good spark.
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Llarion said 1456 days ago (August 25th, 2013)
Stone cold groove..
Deep and funky, raw and relentless. Great collaboration! Definite chair boogie material, but man it's OUT THERE. :)
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sammydix said 1454 days ago (August 27th, 2013)
llarion
hey man! well, on this i was pretty rusty. hadn't done much mixing or played any instruments on any regular basis in some time now, but this was a good warm up to get me going again.
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IbotenicParadigm said 1451 days ago (August 30th, 2013)
Out there
is the only place to be! Thanks for listening Llarion.
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magnatone said 1455 days ago (August 26th, 2013)
MJ is Dead
oh wow - this gives the word "cool" whole new meaning! sammy is so amazing, this is twisted perfection ..... congrats to you both and thanks for this awesome post!
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IbotenicParadigm said 1455 days ago (August 26th, 2013)
Thanks Karen
Sam's the man alright! Nice to see you here.
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sammydix said 1454 days ago (August 27th, 2013)
Ms MT
just from emails and this collab, i think me and I.P. would get along just fine if we ever met in person. pretty damned interesting guy, and i didn't even know he was also an artist (outside of music). i'm glad we hooked up.
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Outtaorbit said 1455 days ago (August 26th, 2013)
musicians that became popular?
Are popular that became musicians?
either way great music.....Thanks
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IbotenicParadigm said 1455 days ago (August 26th, 2013)
Mystery
I don't understand any of it myself, but it was a fun one to do!
Thanks for the listen.
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sammydix said 1454 days ago (August 27th, 2013)
OO
works both ways man.
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KCsGROOVE said 1454 days ago (August 27th, 2013)
MJ
confused by the title, but a cery cool tune, guys
love it when that clavinet hits the stage :-)
groovy stuff!
KC
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sammydix said 1454 days ago (August 27th, 2013)
KC
well, i wrote ambiguous lyrics because i hadn't been around in so long, i didn't really know what the state of things were. but after commenting around a bit, i see MJ's not like it was a few months back. i guess the title is a bit obsolete, but for a while, it was pretty much flatlining. glad it got a second breath.
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VicDiesel said 1453 days ago (August 27th, 2013)
riff
Great stuff.

I might want the bass somewhat more articulated though. It kind of slinks through the background.
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sammydix said 1453 days ago (August 28th, 2013)
Vic
agreed. it was BOOMing at first, then i overcompensated. still rusty, give me a tune or two...
thx man.
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davisamerica said 1453 days ago (August 28th, 2013)
booyah!!
... slick ....downloaded.
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sammydix said 1452 days ago (August 29th, 2013)
DA
that's what makes it all fun. thx dude.
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awigze said 1452 days ago (August 29th, 2013)
Love me hate me
It's all the same to MJ.... ya, kinda relate to that. MJ is not dead - it's just undergoing bouts amesia.... digin the groove and vocals here.
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sammydix said 1452 days ago (August 29th, 2013)
it's just undergoing bouts amesia
ha! fortunately, despite the lack of care, it's quite alive.
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racerat said 1448 days ago (September 2nd, 2013)
MJ=X
Great collar guys. Eclectic and groovy. Meanders around but never leaves you in the lurch. Some truly funkified moments. The EKG monitor beep is inspired. Killer bass. Nasty-assed keys- and that whacka-whacks axe gots me stupefied. LOve. DL.
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sschedra said 1351 days ago (December 7th, 2013)
Love the pickup at 1:49
Guitar bass and drums hold this together, but the lyric and clav give it it's character. If MJ was dead, then this is 2 paddles and "CLEAR!"
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