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Reviews for "illy not subtle"

illy not subtle
by lo tag blanco
Recommends (9)
Tue, Jul 4, 2006 @ 3:23 PM
This upload might be Not Safe For Work
MC Jack in the Box
permalink   Tue, Jul 4, 2006 @ 4:14 PM
this is nasty! the combination of clarance’s distinctive rap and tapsa’s guitar work fits like a glove. cool bad brains feel to this. i almost wish clarance’s rap was just a smidge louder in the mix so it didn’t seem to be competing with tapsa’s riffs for my attention, but great concept and execution.
permalink   lo tag blanco Tue, Jul 4, 2006 @ 4:33 PM

actually, i was thinking the same thing about the vocals, i’m going to tweak clarance’s volume up just a bit
permalink   Tue, Jul 4, 2006 @ 4:37 PM

(but I’m hearing chuck d in there somewhere at the end, no?)
permalink   lo tag blanco Tue, Jul 4, 2006 @ 4:41 PM

i don’t know, i pulled it right from the track… do you know which chuck d? i’ll see if i can’t find it myself and attribute
permalink   lo tag blanco Tue, Jul 4, 2006 @ 4:44 PM
permalink   Tue, Jul 4, 2006 @ 6:12 PM
Likin this 5 stars!!!
permalink   lo tag blanco Wed, Jul 5, 2006 @ 8:10 AM
nice… i’ve been listening to your music (it’s great), so the compliment is doubly appreciated
permalink   Wed, Jul 5, 2006 @ 3:53 AM
Great work Lo tag!
You do wonders with slicing and dicing samples. Im no rap expert, but sounds good indeed. (maybe i should try remixing some rap pellas?) ;)
Err…What does VU stand for? Sounds nice tho..
permalink   lo tag blanco Wed, Jul 5, 2006 @ 8:07 AM
cheers, and thanks for uploading them, they’re awesome samples

VU = Velvet Underground (from me that’s a compliment)
permalink   Tapsa Wed, Jul 5, 2006 @ 1:32 PM
Heh..That was my first guess….but…;)
Clarance Boddyker
permalink   Wed, Jul 5, 2006 @ 10:07 AM
Blanco, I am NOT worthy!

At first, I was going to say that I didn’t think the vocals were synched up well, but I sat and listened to it a few times, and I really dig it.

I am listening to this track and I caught myself wondering if I recorded this with a band or alone in a studio. I love the lo-fi feel, high energy you injected into the track. It sounds like I recorded this track on some Rage Against The Machine-ish.

The hook is crazy, the wailing guitars in the hook and the outro are bananas.

I don’t know VU enough to comment on them, but I remember checking out some of their records when ATCQ sampled them, and I think I know what you mean.

As you can tell I tend to ramble, (I was an Engish major, which is why I have so much free time on my hands) but I respect this track, you took your time with it, and you arranged all those samples in a way that sounds like a live band backed this track.

You did your thing on this track, this is some bad-ass ish.

Man, I gotta write some new lyrics, y’all are getting me amped…..
permalink   lo tag blanco Wed, Jul 5, 2006 @ 12:01 PM
grazie, your track was perfect for this

i didn’t want to align the vocals perfectly, because i thought it would sound funny in this type of mix… this is more of a free form thrash-fest

i was going to up the volume slightly on your vocals… i’m still playing with that, may upload today

you keep writing, i’ll keep mixing
permalink   Thu, Jul 6, 2006 @ 8:44 AM
So Flippin ILLY….5 big ones
permalink   lo tag blanco Thu, Jul 6, 2006 @ 1:09 PM
boom… appreciated