Reviews for "A Thousand Songs Away"

A Thousand Songs Away
by Siobhan Dakay
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Thu, Dec 28, 2017 @ 11:48 AM

Uses samples from:

permalink   Thu, Dec 28, 2017 @ 12:42 PM
Thanks, Siobhan, very cool. And interesting that you wanted to avoid the blues feel, since this started out as a sort of 40’s retro dance tune I could never get around to finishing. I defaulted to easy and did this one for the Valentine’s Day event last year :-) Maybe I will try the original idea, too, now…
permalink   Siobhan Dakay Fri, Dec 29, 2017 @ 4:10 AM
This can be a bit challenging.
In the 40’s there have been quiet a few trends going on.
On one hand there were some Jazz beats becoming popular (BeBop) on the other hand spanish rhythms influenced american music (it was a vice versa influence in the 40s/50s). Mambo became popular around that time as well.
I trust finding the right beat is critical to make this a 40s alike dance track.
I have tried it with some brazil beat and that would work pretty well.
permalink   Fri, Dec 29, 2017 @ 4:06 AM
Excellent. Nice clean sound and movement. Should be a fun set of samples to play with too.

My bass inspiration guess (probably wrong) - Fat Boy Slim’s Weapon Of Choice?
permalink   Siobhan Dakay Fri, Dec 29, 2017 @ 5:44 AM
Thank you for the compliment. And the guess was good (needed to listen to the track first) - but not fit. Cool beat by FBS..and cool video as well. ;-).
Hint: Female Singer / popular 80s 90s
permalink   Speck Sat, Jan 6, 2018 @ 5:27 AM
I think the only popular female singer I know from that era is Bjork. So I guess my second guess is Human Behavior.