16bit’s Eddie Jefferys Is Soon To Release Music Under Name “Moody Good”

Moody Good

Man I’ve missed 16 bit soo much! I would do some nasty thing to get that duo back…

Anywayyys.. Great new for you guys that think like me! Eddie from 16 bit announced he will be releasing music under the name Moody Good on MTA Records later this year. 

http://www.mtapublishing.co.uk/artists/details/24/moody-good

Get ready for the insanity and like and follow Moody Good.

https://www.facebook.com/moodygoodofficial

https://soundcloud.com/moodygood

https://twitter.com/moodygood

And just a little reminder of how awesome 16 bit was…

 

Chase & Status – International (Skrillex Remix)

I don’t care who you are, everyone wants to hear a new Skrillex track.  This track has Skrillex’s classic heavy sub bass, amazing groove and huge drums but, with a new twist, as he keeps evolving you can love him or hate him (he doesn’t care).  The song won’t actually get released until November 7th on Chase & Status’s album “Brand New Machine.”  This radio rip from Zane Lowe’s BBC set will do just fine until the release:)

The Amem Break: Possibly The Most Famous Sample Of All Time

The break is at 1:26 and it’s about 6 seconds long.

Now, everyone has heard this break, and I mean everyone, in some way, shape, or form. This sample is taken from the track “Amen, Brother” by The Winstons which was released in 1969. The album containing the track was in the top 100 in ’69. Th mass sampling of this sound didn’t really start until the ’80s, when the sampler was first introduced to the masses. The sampler, in combination the the drum machine, was a major driving force in the early hip hop scene. Some famous tracks include NWA’s “Straight Outta Compton” & Mantronix’s “Kings of The Beats.” In 1990 the sample became widely used in electronic music in the UK. It sparked a HUGE movement in brea, drum & bass, & jungle beats. Here are a couple major tracks form that movement.

Isn’t it crazy? A 6 second drum sample from 1969 created a huge edm movement in the UK in the 1990s. What;’s even crazier, Richard Spencer, the copyright owner, said he simply does not care about the blatant copyright infringement or lack of credit given. What a bro. Maybe has to do with the fact he has a p.h.d. in political science?

This track is still sampled in tracks today. Hell, I’m almost convinced the Power Puff Girls theme sampled it!

I just came accross this and wanted to share some info and background on this well known sample. Just google “Amen Break” and you’ll get tons of articles and videos to learn more.

 

I Think Someone Is Mad About What EDM Has Became

Deadmau5 is a pretty angsty guy, this isn’t the first time he has gone off about “3 note bangers” and there being no real talent in the EDm scene anymore.. In this one he breaks it down into 3 parts for us…

I think EDM, as it stands now, can easily be summed up into 3 parts… Product, art and execution. And its really just a mater of how all 3 are balanced.

some artists are all about the product… some are about the art… and some are about the execution… but more often than not, you’ll find the more successful artists finding their own balance between 2 or all 3.

Product being what the people want or what works in the hype state of EDM as it is whatever month we’re in… or whatevers making the rounds on the allmighty hitmaker guideline of the beatport top 10. the “sick drops yo” for all the kids. the brand, the huge selling 3 note wonder track that “SOUNDS PHAT LOUD YO”  Art need not apply… im sure if all edm artists were so inclined, we’d all be able to shit out “HEY THIS KICK IS ALSO A BASSLINE” with one blip product until the cows come home, scare them off with some loud edgy shit, and then make more till they come back again. And im sure some do… and if they don’t theyll hire someone to do it. whatever.

of course you have the art, the “i dont give a fuck if it doesnt sell at all, this is what i want to do for fun / passion / props from the coolkid community / whatever.”  …. and execution being that awkward process of making the product… and running around to dem massive EDM raves all the kids are talking about these days to showcase their product / art… so they can sustain their art and or further execution.

so… im sure like any other genre of popular music today… you can either do what you want, do what you must, or do what you can.

Whatever bro. Let me know what you think.