Bloggin 4 Beats: Neo Soul Orgy

JLBarrow • June 19, 2009 • No Comments

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I have a weakness for sampling neo soul (which is probably why I like the deep, filtered bass of J-Dilla productions so much). For this beat I layered Jill Scott, Maxwell, D’Angelo, Roy Ayers and even Jodeci elements on top of each other to create this wonderfully incense friendly groove. No vocals this time, just let the beat rock.

I started with the drums and went fishing for a sound to go with them and the D’Angelo piece from “Alright” came first. From there I wanted a bassline and had filtered Jill’s “Gettin In The Way” a while back and tossed it in the pot. I’d use the Maxwell piece from “Welcome”  in another beat but that didn’t stop me from recycling. In fact, everything in this beat has probably been in another beat, which is why I had the breaks laying around in the first place. But sometimes you hear things differently over time and this was definitely the case.

[audio:NeoSoulOrgy.mp3]
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