Had my first go at rapping on Drum & Bass on this flithy, heavy chuune for the bros State of Mind. They made it the lead single for their new album Eat The Rich. Mean!
It’s available on beatport over here exclusively till Jan 27 when it’ll hit iTunes etc. Whatta you reckon?
I think her range is a bit better than mine.
If we’re mates on Facebook, or you follow my band page you’ll already be well aware of this, but just in case: The first song from my EP is up on theaudience.co.nz right now. The website is NZonAir’s wildcard video funding site, meaning if we can make it to number one on the Wildcard chart there, and stay at the top spot for the month, we’ll score video funding… which I’ll be using to take the bro PNC up to Otaki and film a mean video!
The way it works is:
- I need to be number one at the end of the month
- Votes and plays count as chart points and move it up where it needs to be
- You can vote and play every day
- Clicking add to Queue or adding the track to your playlist on The Audience.
- Clicking ‘become a fan’ helps too.
Click the link below to go to the song:
If you’re on fb you might have also seen me mention my nana passed away last week, so obviously trying to spread the word about the track is the last thing on my mind, and I’m definitely not operating at 100% yet, so any help you guys can give would be awesome. Share the song, and vote & play as often as you can. It all helps!
And if your grandparents are still around, please take some time out to tell them you love them – without them there wouldn’t be a you, don’t leave it too late.
So it’s taken me a few years to find 45mins to line up the original… remix version of this song with the bad azz video that Shahir made, and upload this video of the song in it’s original form.
To be honest I never liked the radio/video version of the remix, mainly because what I liked about the song itself was the hardness of the hook. Obviously when you take out the swear words that are the backbone of that hook, it’s gonna have less impact-and to me at least-stop serving it’s purpose.
In other music news, the mixed songs for my EP are coming back in one at a time from Stu @ State of Mind, and man it makes a difference having songs mixed. Being a the glutton for work that I am I’ve always mixed my own tracks (well that’s what I thought I was doing at the time – hearing Stu’s mixes now I realise I was just fuckin around).
Finishing up this verse for the bro Jay Knight today, then off for a dive tomorrow to celebrate your queen sovereign’s birthday.
If you haven’t watched it yet, check out the rap-boy-band vid for PNCs Take it all featuring Jordache, David Dallas, Louie Knuxx, and myself. This will be on PNC’s album Under The Influence out later this month, I’ve been bumping the album all week and it’s fresh like new Pani Popo – so get ready to cop that.
Got back into Welly yesterday, my last minute time off to roll to Aucks for my man PNCs Take It All vid meant I had to head straight from the airport to the office and back into the corporate side of my work + life (un)balance.
Joint I finished recording/mixing today - nothing fancy, just some real life raps and an instrumental. Instrumental + raps = easy mixing. On a side note I finally copied EZ Drummer over to the PC today, gonna start banging around on that soon - getting a bit sick of Kontakt's full kit (and no separate mixing for each drum) approach.