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Tha Funk Mowbile


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AEROjet

 Genre: Jazz Fusion

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The inspiration for this song came from my friend Rel's van nicknamed "the funk mobile". My original plan was to make her some driving music, but I got carried away with the chord changes and the song ended up writing itself. Please mind the cheese at the beginning, and listen for the EP solo in the middle. (I cheated and used a couple MIDI drum loops, but I changed some of the notes around so it's all good.)
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Song Stats
Hits: 6059
Comments: 50
Fans: 16
Plays: 720
Downloads: 278
Votes: 22
Uploaded: Jan 09, 2006 - 11:18:57 PM
Last Updated: Feb 23, 2006 - 01:03:59 PM Last Played: Sep 03, 2017 - 07:30:17 PM
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Hardware:
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Software:
Garageband 2
Comments
Tadashi Togawa said 4303 days ago (January 10th, 2006)
Special funk
Joel,
Good. Good.
The bass is good.
An electric piano is good.
The drums is also good.
The composition is also good.
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AEROjet said 4303 days ago (January 10th, 2006)
Special funk
I'm glad you liked it. I noticed that our musical interests/styles are similar. I
hope to hear more of your compositions in the future.
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screamalexz said 4303 days ago (January 10th, 2006)
catchy bass
love that opening bass catches you. reminds me of closer by NIN. its pretty catchy. like the use of wah on this. this all goes together smoothly, and keeps you interested with nice little changes. nice piano break in the middle. this is great.
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AEROjet said 4303 days ago (January 10th, 2006)
catchy bass
Oh you actually like the first bass? (I thought people's recations would be the
opposite...) thanks for the comment.
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screamalexz said 4303 days ago (January 10th, 2006)
catchy bass
no man i love it. it's catchy lol

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Leon said 4302 days ago (January 11th, 2006)
Wow!
I'm proud to be Minnesotan in this site. You and Rschletty are some guys
to be proud of. Can't believe Garageband can produce such great
sounding jazz music. Your funky style is certainly felt in your music.
Amazing altogether. You've got that musical touch! 9-9-9-9
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AEROjet said 4302 days ago (January 11th, 2006)
Wow!
well thanks man,
I'd like to collaborate sometime
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LightTronics said 3952 days ago (December 27th, 2006)
Me 2
B-Town (Bloomignton) all the way! Nice song btw!
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said 4302 days ago (January 11th, 2006)
Right good
4jet...this is get-down funkville. I'm liking it very much. This song would propelk me nicely down University Ave. in St. Paul (where I'm from). Way to go!
AEROjet said 4302 days ago (January 11th, 2006)
Right good
Much apreciated, GO TWINS!
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FEEL said 4301 days ago (January 12th, 2006)
cheating sounds good
Nice job on the funk...a sound close to my heart. Very catchy tune. I do think that I could drive on this. The bass is outstanding. Every thing mends together well. Thanks for sharing.

John
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K.I.S.KISMET said 4301 days ago (January 12th, 2006)
Funki-Jazz-O-liciOUS!!!
Enjoyed your mellow tune. You're playing piano? Very cool! Feel like sticking a feather in my hat and having a glass of what ever the hell you have :) Just stick an olive in it!
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AEROjet said 4301 days ago (January 12th, 2006)
Funki-Jazz-O-liciOUS!!!
Thanks KIS, beautiful comment by the way.
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pyrofly said 4301 days ago (January 12th, 2006)
That funky bass line
Stirs a dance in my ears..Groovey. I like this a lot. I think you did a great job on the drums.Welcome Home Macjammer..Great way to make your grand entry...bravo
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Einarus said 4300 days ago (January 13th, 2006)
Road trip
Great groove. The bass in the beginning really grabbed me. I'm glad it did
or else I probably would've missed this funky/jazzy van ride.
Loved the Electric piano - especially the little wah-wah effect on it.
The drums sounded great, as well!
The whole piece flowed very well - very smooth, just like the overall
sound to it.

A very nice track.
A definate download!
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Macaudion said 4300 days ago (January 13th, 2006)
Nice ride...
Hah! I could see it slink'n up the road grooven and drive'n in a cool
way. Nice laid back feel. Hip. Very hip. Saweet! And it is get'n better as
we make it down this groovy path of goodness. Hey, check out the
drum and keyboard interplay (Herbie's in the house - Or is that
RamseyL) And whose that thump'n the phat strings... Very nice choice
for bass

Well done - Glad I took this trip - Cyd
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AEROjet said 4300 days ago (January 13th, 2006)
Nice ride...
Well thank you cyd, Herbie's one of my favs.
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eDrew said 4300 days ago (January 13th, 2006)
Oh Year!
That's Herbie all the way. I enjoyed it. Oy yeah, how nostalgic.
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jiguma said 4300 days ago (January 14th, 2006)
Very cool!
Nice tune 4EROjet! Great bass lines, and very tasty piano sounds -
liked the variation in the drums and the way you've left room between
the action. Love the ending.
Neil
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AEROjet said 4299 days ago (January 14th, 2006)
Very cool!
Thanks Neil, That means alot coming from an obvious professional such as
yourself.
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Stun Nutz said 4299 days ago (January 15th, 2006)
funky tune...
...a little lighter and less mysterious than Herbie's Headhunters,
but funky and enjoyable nonetheless... the solo was cool, too
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The Composer said 4298 days ago (January 15th, 2006)
Quick comment
This is very cool and funky... the sounds and styles of playing you've
got going fit very well with the era you're hinting at here.

One comment to do with production though. Particulary in the
beginning of this song, you have the bass track (at least the wah-ed
track) panned to the right along with the EP. As a general rule of
thumb, unless you're specifically going for a Pre-1960-70 kind of
sound... keep the bass track panned in the center... because the mix
tends to sound off balance when its anywhere else. In this piece it was
eccentuated by having the EP on the right channel too with precious
little happening on the left channel for the majority of the song.
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AEROjet said 4298 days ago (January 15th, 2006)
Quick comment
you're right in the fact that that the song was weighted to the right, that was an
error. In in the beginning with the first 4 bars, the synth bass is slightly to the
right. After 4 more bars, the bass is doubled with a deep motown sound the
same distance from the center in the left ear to ballance the bass sound. But
you're right about the fusion era in the fact that the bass centers in the middle
especially when starting the song. My bad, minor error.
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Drew Kopr said 4298 days ago (January 15th, 2006)
Hell ya
Herbie Hancock eat your f'in heart out! Great groove and that is not cheese at the beginning but some nice groove. You sure get great sounds to accompany some fantastic playing on this tune!
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AEROjet said 4298 days ago (January 15th, 2006)
Hell ya
Gracias Drew!

(although Herbie Hancock still owns me any day of the week)
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Krimsunite said 4297 days ago (January 16th, 2006)
hey
Nice, I remember listening to this at your house.
I wish I could make somthing this good
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alley-oop said 4297 days ago (January 16th, 2006)
wow!!!
I just bumped to this tune. This is excellent, tasty as hell. great keybaords, whos's doing the bass (midi?)
great composition man, awesome
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AEROjet said 4297 days ago (January 16th, 2006)
wow!!!
yes sir MIDI bass!
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composerclark said 4297 days ago (January 16th, 2006)
Beautiful
This is excellent. I've listened to it a few times, enjoying it more each
time. Beautiful feel; bass, druums, piano, they all fit together perfectly
like a jigsaw puzzle. I'm a fan. My favorite moment is the piano break in
the middle, and my favorite part of that break is the little scale run that
goes up about an octave then back down, but it's doubled by some weird
interval in the left hand, like ninths or something like that. Quite
unexpected, but perfect. Great job!
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AEROjet said 4297 days ago (January 16th, 2006)
Beautiful
Hail to the critic!

Thank you so much for bringing up my solo. This is also my favorite part in the
tune. The scale happens to be a diminished scale (halfstep wholestep
alternation) and the interval between the two starting notes is a b9. (flat nine,
not B9) I also like the run with the 4ths jumping every minor 3rd.

Right on theory dude!
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composerclark said 4297 days ago (January 16th, 2006)
Beautiful
Well, just because, I listened to it again, and I'm STILL diggin' it.

Theory dude, that's me. I've been teaching theory in universities for 20 years,
believe it or not. I brought my laptop over to my piano when I was listening
to your tune and played along a bit to try to figure some of the stuff out, but I
had to stop because it was disturbing my son, who was trying to focus on his
video game.

The diminished scale is a fine scale, lots and lots of possibilities. In the
classical music world it's called an octatonic scale (a word that seems
unnecessarily fancy; "diminished scale" explains what it is a lot better), and
it's also one of Messiaen's "modes of limited transposition" (because it can
only be transposed three times before you get pitch pattern duplication.

Did you spend hours practicing scales in minor ninths and other odd interval
doublings? I do that on the guitar, possibly a sign that I had head trauma as
a child that I've forgotten about. Anyway, thanks for the tune, and great job!

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dreadmon said 4297 days ago (January 16th, 2006)
Yeah baby
this is a nice groove. Kinda reminda me of something that WAR would do, like "Lo-Rider", but more progressive. Sweetness. I would love to hear this mix pumped up a bit, really pushing all these elements out there - they sound great!
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AEROjet said 4297 days ago (January 16th, 2006)
Yeah baby
Dear Mr. Dreadmon

I have very little knowledge/experience wof the art of mixing. If you would like
to take a crack at it, by all means contact me and I will send you the raw version.
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perceptualvortex said 4294 days ago (January 19th, 2006)
Oh yah
I love that funky rhythm section. This is a killer jam, cheesy or not. It's got a monster groove and it's all a fun listen. Well done!
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Krimsunite said 4292 days ago (January 21st, 2006)
Joel
1) I NEED a copy of this song
2) My van needs a song, can you help me find ideas?
3) We gotta colaborate sometime
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AEROjet said 4292 days ago (January 21st, 2006)
Joel
Ellis
1) it's easy, click download on that blue box up at the top of this page.
2 & 3) lets collaborate on your van's song.
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datafunk said 4290 days ago (January 23rd, 2006)
hey dude
I can't believe I missed this one when you posted it out!

reminds me of some library sessions such as tracks you'll find in "music for dancefloor : the cream of the bosworth library" (strut records) or old french jazz funk such as CORTEX and RYTHM MACHINE, so damn good.

this is jazz-funk at its best, so groovy baby. if you plan to press this track on vinyl, just let me know, It'd be a pleasure to buy few copies!
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iG.STUDiO said 4289 days ago (January 24th, 2006)
Beautiful
Jam on. :{)
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phineas said 4277 days ago (February 5th, 2006)
Funk Mowbile
Yas yas yas... this get me goin'... I enjoyed the structure, The quack sound
quality was nice. several bridges or key changes make this tune stand out
in a sea of one key eterna-jams. Tone and balance seem well thought out.
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phineas said 4277 days ago (February 5th, 2006)
Funk Mowbile
Yas yas yas... this get me goin'... I enjoyed the structure, The quack sound
quality was nice. several bridges or key changes make this tune stand out
in a sea of one key eterna-jams. Tone and balance seem well thought out.
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glennkav said 4275 days ago (February 7th, 2006)
Steely, is that you?
I smell old Steely Dan in some of the piano riffs. I love old Steely Dan and I love this!! Good stuff and great piano leads!
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aclarke said 4253 days ago (March 1st, 2006)
Seriously cool
Sweet groove. Hope you don't mind I took a copy for myself.

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James_ Medd said 4234 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
I can see it...
The image of some kind of funk van immediately springs to mind when I
hear it, really funky. Spotted the HH influence straight away and the EP is
supreme. Awsome stuff man.
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AEROjet said 4234 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
I can see it...
Glad you dug,
(we might consider collaborating some time) d('-'d)
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macfreddy said 4192 days ago (May 1st, 2006)
Good - question
Question.. how do you make such good drums without using standard
loops... Am only good at the piano myself.. trying to learn this!!
Excellent, well done by the way - love the song...:)
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AEROjet said 4192 days ago (May 1st, 2006)
Good - question
Mac fred

There are many ways to bring beats/rythyms into your pieces. I will tell you
them all, but only one at a time. So shoot me an email, I'll help you out.

By the way, I love your picture. (reminds me of someone...)
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Bobbie G said 4106 days ago (July 26th, 2006)
Cool
I'm glad I got currious with the title. I really enjoyed the keyboard sound. Keep up the grouve.
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Schello said 4064 days ago (September 6th, 2006)
Groove!!!
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heatherbrooks said 4024 days ago (October 16th, 2006)
smoove funk
equipped with obvious hours of listening to the masters, aerojet creates a
subtle, sweet piece of his own musical history...whatever you're thinking,
stay in 'til the end-there's tasty stops in the middle you don't wanna miss!
great work and favorited.
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smurch said 1909 days ago (July 31st, 2012)
Groovy Tune!
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