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Myopia Dub ( w/ sammydix )


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michael2

 Genre: Dub
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I had written a kind of Portishead soundbed and Sammydix ran with it and came up with a great vocal track/melody. we started chatting and I mentioned that it would make a great reggae song, and this is the end result of that idea. I really really really love reggae and dub in particular, and my voice is just not right for it. Sammy's on the other hand is wonderful for this and I hope he is into doing some more tracks.

I promised Sammy this track awhile back, but got busy in real life and didn't have much time to work on it. Sorry Sammy. I like the track, although I would have like to have done the bass track again. This is my second attempt at dub, it's not an easy genre to work in for me. Some might hear it and just think it sounds like a lot of echo, but the subtlety of real dub geniuses like Scientist, Lee Perry (pictured above), King Dubby, etc... can not be learned in an evening. Luckily I have a lifetime to learn it.

Thanks for getting on board Sammy. Here's the original version:
http://www.macjams.com/song/72455
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Hits: 1861
Comments: 16
Fans: 23
Plays: 118
Downloads: 74
Votes: 1
Uploaded: Apr 05, 2012 - 01:51:35 AM
Last Updated: Apr 05, 2012 - 01:51:35 AM Last Played: Jul 09, 2015 - 05:11:14 PM
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Comments
davajonah said 1962 days ago (April 5th, 2012)
Scratch
and his contemporaries are indeed geniuses, especially when you consider the equipment they worked with in Dub's early days. I'm so glad that someone here has acknowledged that! I'm a big fan of dub, as you know.

As for the music you've made, it's a really catchy number and the bass/drums provide a good rhythm section for the vocals. On my third listen now. If it was mine, I think I'd be tempted to make it longer, beef up the bass and snare [double the tracks maybe and apply some FX to one of them] put in more guitar/organ/percussion/FX and REALY dub it up! How about some regen on the vocals? Keep it simple, but layer in the reverb and echo more than you have. Let the DubStation do its thing on little snippets. [Wonderful piece of kit btw]

Having said that, it's a really nice tune as it is. I have taken a DL, thanks. Now to go and listen to the other version, which I've missed.


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egobandit said 1962 days ago (April 5th, 2012)
Nice bass line

Sammy really gives this allot of feeling in the way its sung I dont think I could do dub
I found this to be very relaxing
another excellent tune!
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sammydix said 1962 days ago (April 5th, 2012)
dub
turn out well man along with a few surprises. and i didn't have to do a thing! good "cross-overing."
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alackbass said 1961 days ago (April 5th, 2012)
Myopia Dub
Excellent combination of talents! Great sound bed and Sammy's vocals are superb!
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aRcTip said 1961 days ago (April 5th, 2012)
Myopia Dub
I like this, reminds me of Massive Attack. Great bass line, cool sound fx and great vocals. Wish it continued a little bit longer where the vocals end now, with just the instruments going a little bit longer!
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PeterB7858 said 1961 days ago (April 5th, 2012)
Myopia
I really liked the original version and this is just as interesting. Don't know much about dub at all but I like this. Nice work Michael and Sam. Take care, Peter.
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magnatone said 1961 days ago (April 5th, 2012)
Myopia Dub
it doesn't get much better than this - just fabulous work. i'm a total fan of each of you individually and really love the combo!
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Vic Holman said 1961 days ago (April 5th, 2012)
ya mon
cool work guys! i like how this is not so straight on reggae. pretty imaginative approach on the subtle effecting & vocals.
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ShadowofNine said 1961 days ago (April 6th, 2012)
Myopia Dub
I have never attempted Dub, I do not even know the in's and out's of the style, but I sure like this, the vocal is mystic the backing easy and sparse a cool listen.
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TvRicky said 1960 days ago (April 6th, 2012)
Get Down Dix!
Yeah my favorite VOX Magician backed by a wonderful musical bed. Real Slick and Gripped by FunkedSoul! Dig This Baby

A SincerelyZipped. TvRicky
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dave_b said 1960 days ago (April 7th, 2012)
Myopia Dub
Cool backer, and Sam demonstrates his versatility once again with cool lyrics and a killer melody.
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Philip18 said 1955 days ago (April 11th, 2012)
Myopia
Good beat. Excellent vocal. Nice and clean - doesn't get over complicated, but there's always something interesting going on. Good one!
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Relic67 said 1955 days ago (April 11th, 2012)
dubwise
Bassline, vocals and sound effects are all fun to listen to.
I like the big sound on the drums n bass.
A nice treat to hear a collab between 2 of MJ's eminent sonic geniuses!
thumbs up.
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TobinMueller said 1947 days ago (April 20th, 2012)
Spelunking dungeons
The vocals weave like a serpent, even as the pulse of the alleyway gives shape and form. Spelunking the dungeons of reverie. Well done. Keeping mining!
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li3detect0r said 1944 days ago (April 23rd, 2012)
Not as synthetic as Portishead
Back in the day I would burn to this now I can just enjoy it for its subtleties, nice work.
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Dj French Toast said 1937 days ago (April 29th, 2012)
dude
I frickin love this ! dloaded !!!
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Dub is a form of Jamaican music, which evolved out of ska and reggae in 1970s Jamaica. The dub reggae sound includes adding extensive echo and reverb effects to an existing music piece, sometimes accompanied by snatches of the lyrics from the origina

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