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Alive and Kicking
by shockshadow
Recommends (7)
Thu, Jul 12, 2007 @ 10:30 AM

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permalink   Thu, Jul 12, 2007 @ 2:49 PM
Man, I love a big bassline, and this one’s right on time.

I like the rhythm guitar stuff too, processed a lot so that might be a synth, but I really, really dig it.

Volume seems a bit low in the beginning.

drum n’ bass fever, baby.
so nice!
permalink   shockshadow Thu, Jul 12, 2007 @ 3:06 PM
hey thanks plurgid. ‘preciate it!
thanks for the feedback on the volume as well…i recorded the track with headphones only, and then i had it cranked on my monster system, so i didn’t notice the low initial volume…i’ll take a look at the levels later tonight.
Analog By Nature
permalink   Fri, Jul 13, 2007 @ 5:53 PM
this is really cool, a great take on the vocals, and then the drums come in, man we got to do a d&b colab for our next track…
love it….
permalink   shockshadow Tue, Jul 24, 2007 @ 4:38 AM
thanks alot cdk! definitely have to do a dnb collab.
permalink   AlisonPublic Wed, Aug 29, 2007 @ 8:29 AM
Having heard Cdk’s SAD with Diane Jessurun, and your April and Alive & Kicking, I’d say YES!! do any kind of collab!! I hope you both will live up to the weight of my humongous expectation … ;) ;) No pressure .. ;) :)
permalink   Analog By Nature Wed, Aug 29, 2007 @ 10:50 AM
we do have 2 colab here so far
permalink   Wed, Aug 29, 2007 @ 8:25 AM
Clean. Cristal clear. Acappela rap. White man’s rap. Clash of melodies/tones. Anti-tonal. These are few of the words which come to mind when listening to this. It’s really such a clear cut vocal, I mean, WOW! I usually listen to you alls stuff while cycling to school and this one hit me going on a long open windy stretch. It really matched my surroundings and mood so much, I nearly fell off the damn bike. ;)

The bloke’s voice sounds so effortless! With some singers you can hear they put on their singing voice, but not this boy. Really, really, cool. IMHO, the vocals carry this piece, they are the meat and bone, while the musical loops support it all really nicely. ‘nicely’ is a bland word for it, sorry. It’s very harmonic, not intrusive-like. I don’t know if you were going for that or not. You have meshed your own musical perfectly with the vocals, they “play well with others” … ;)

PS I really like that staCaCaCaCaTohTohTohToh aspect of the start-up vocals, did you speed them up? If not, you should do so, by about 20 percent, then you can call it AK-47 MIX” …. ;)
permalink   Vurma Fri, Aug 31, 2007 @ 7:04 AM
Iv never been given this much input so i just wanna say thx for taking your time to write all that.

That story with you on the bike is really what its all about for me. If _one_ person makes something good out of something i have contributed to, or made myself, im completley, totally and entirely satesfied!

Thanks alot
permalink   Fri, Aug 31, 2007 @ 7:00 AM
Wow thanks alot for the mix man. Love dnb and would love to do a colab if your up for it.

As mentioned in my upload, this was really just a first take at something completley different from what i usually do. Hell, if you give me the track without vocals, ill can record something so you can hear what we can do :)
permalink   shockshadow Fri, Aug 31, 2007 @ 7:57 PM
well, instead of that why don’t we just work on a whole new collab?
permalink   Sun, May 17, 2009 @ 3:24 PM
Awesome energy and feel to this one. Great addition to a dance playlist - excellent, excellent work
permalink   Fri, Feb 12, 2010 @ 5:26 AM
I like your choice, those two samples can actually go/fit very well together indeed. I liked how you used them together in the start with - “Where’s my muse, where’..” - Yet, your use of the second verse in the voicepack -
“I wrestle myself as I walk along the weary-
motely watching i find myself staring
building up an empire, of my great desire” -

- sounded very wrong in my ears, as if both the bpm weren’t the same and it didn’t really fall on the beat.

My feedback for you!