STMB Beat Battle #127 VOTING Thread
Posted 07 August 2009 - 08:28 AM
Vote for your favorite by putting the creators name in big colored letters
Voting lasts until -- Friday EST Midnight unless otherwise noted in here, as there has been discussions relating to this issue and vote quantity.
The winner must choose a sample here, one that has not been used before. If the thread ''BeatBattle 128'' is not created, the winner can create it.
If the winner wishes to modify certain aspects of the rules for the next battle (allowing synths etc.), 5/4 time sig, key of C# major, he/she is free to do so.
Please check out the STMB Summer Tourney 03 Round 04 Beats and vote here
failure to comply will result in my unleashing of the ninjas above...
Posted 07 August 2009 - 08:38 AM
Vote going to Wu for that rough and rugged bump.
Posted 07 August 2009 - 10:58 AM
We should go back to the winner uploadin' a sample....nahimeann
Posted 07 August 2009 - 11:12 AM
Posted 07 August 2009 - 11:41 AM
Ashtray - digging the upbeat, uptempo vibe. nice bass line and key hits, vocal chops are solid too -- main complaint would be that the bongos/congas are a bit on the louder side, I would maybe soften them up in the mix and everything would be blended perfectly. really nice beat..!!
Wig - nice to see you still here, and as usual a very solid beat, really nicely done. I like how it switches up a little more at the end, nice touches there.
biz20 - choppy as hell in the best way possible, I love the way this beat struts..!! damn man, this one is ready to be murdered by an emcee and I wanna hear it..!! awesome..!!
Chaka Con Cos - crazy shit..!! sick take on the sample -- this would totally get the floor moving -- man, I was just waiting for it to come back in a couple measures after the last hit -- oh well. correct me if I am wrong but seemed like there was some outside synth work going on there, not a bad thing at all, just wondering is all. anyway, I really liked it..
Mr SS - no disrespect intended but if I had to guess you probably haven't been making beats too, too long, only because this sounds almost exactly like the beats I was doing pretty early on. this beat definitely flows very nicely and is solid composition wise, but you just have to make it sound cooler than what's there, you know..?? really punch up your sound, EQ it so it hits harder, filter it to your liking, double it or triple it with different effects, try to get a nice consistent sound .. mix up the drums, bass, add little odd sounds that you never think would work and drench them in effects or change the pitch or stretch the time so it does work, whatever -- basically just really push what you can do, don't simply remix the parts of the song into a nice flow, but chop that bitch up and really toy around with putting it back together. I really hope this doesn't come off as harsh as that is certainly not my intent -- and I don't mean to come off as anything extraordinary as I routinely hear beats on here that crush anything that I do .. I'm just saying that if you're where I think you are, just keep at it and keep trying new things .. it was the posts like these that I was getting early on that made me go back and look at what people were saying about my beats and address those issues (fortunately back then people seemed to say a lot more about each of the beats) -- everything isn't always gonna bang but you may still learn some important tricks while making a sucky-ass beat, so keep at it, I look forward to hearing some progress .. and in the event you've been doing this a while, then I guess I am calling this a bit amateurish..sorry
Wu_Beatz - it's a hard knock life -- ha ha, sorry.. nice groove, would have liked to hear more variety but what is there is definitely cool..
Maestro - dope, I love the feel of this beat -- nice and laid back..!! maybe a little too drenched in reverb, although it really does give it an extra spacey feel -- very cool.
Moxatron - this beat kinda lost me -- the chops are tight but not sure if everything came together quite right, though the part before the very ending was really cool, but I would soften the delayed hits as they are just as loud as the first hit and I think would be better if they were softer or something .. this one also could be punched up a bit with some EQing and effects -- nothing overboard, but just make it really sing instead of hum..
saxmob - not bad, I liked it but not sure everything fully came together at all times with this beat -- there's a lot going on, but sometimes the parts are fighting each other instead of fitting together, maybe try pulling parts back when bringing others forward so as a whole everything blends together nicely..??
buttaslick - this beat is evil..!! sounds really nice, man -- grimey, grimey, grimey as fuck..!!
sft - dope beat, kinda similar to butta's in that it's really your bassline that moves the beat -- I really like what you got going on from the sample and the drums move really nice .. great work.
Lord Dubious - pretty interesting, honestly I am not really digging it but I have to really give a lot of credit to how well it is all put together and how great it sounds -- there's really nothing wrong with it, it's just not to my personal liking -- sorry..
b.banks - damn, this shit sounds MASSIVE..!! both parts are really dope .. would have maybe liked to hear the second one ride out a little longer (and maybe just bring down the horn stabs a bit), but otherwise very dope..
TRON - man, this is one of the illest basslines I've heard in a loooooooooooooooooong time..!! really nice beat, I think I like it a little more when you got it a little less choppy, but definitely love how you keep it all interesting -- and would probably actually sound really great with some rhyming over it -- great beat.
DJ Earl-e - nice beat, I like the way it moves but I am just not a big fan of how things can sound when slowed down too much and it starts sounding kinda washy, but otherwise it was pretty nice..
vote goes to Biz20, but sft kept it real close for me...
Posted 07 August 2009 - 01:25 PM
I don't produce so I can only call it from what i know.
In terms of head-nodding, biz20, sft and tillman all produced.
But the one i put on repeat and got some serious cranking out was biz20
Posted 07 August 2009 - 02:45 PM
my top 5 are
Posted 07 August 2009 - 03:05 PM
slightly less choppy than those other two, even though it wasn't as melodic
Posted 07 August 2009 - 05:00 PM
Thanks to Tillman for the nice review on everyones tracks. Having less than 20 people made it easier I'm sure but still took some time to give a very good and open opinion. Big ups! (oh yeah I played that synth bass line...glad you dug the track)
now on to the beats that stood out.
Saxmob- interesting and dope
lord dubious- dope
Wig- the erratic shit got me. The disgruntled disjunct wigsplitter did it for me again.
Big ups to all though. Keep doing ya thing and you can only get better.
Posted 07 August 2009 - 05:32 PM
SAXMOB- just butter all the way
BUTTA SLICK- wicked
B.Banks- lovely and smooth, just don't like the long intro
Biz20- solid once again
wu- i dig
As for HATER OF THE WEEK, I nominate MYSELF
I gotta cop to that J Dilla comment on your beat, but it was the dopeness... and you got my vote SFT-
Posted 07 August 2009 - 06:26 PM
Runners up: B Banks and Biz 20
Top Dog: WIG
Posted 08 August 2009 - 06:31 AM
my vote is late and doesn't change the outcome at all but that BUTTA SLICK beat was banging.
Posted 09 August 2009 - 02:04 PM
I missed the voting deadline....
whatever, there were some dope beats this week, for me it was between sft and biz
=dope melodic chops- fuckin raw synth bassline that shit was funky
- dopeee chops, loved how you pitched down the sample, funky drums with swinging hi-hats.
After listening to both i had to go with BIZ20
Good work fellas! I haven't checked out the battles in like a good month but they're still dope as always, I think I'm gonna take a break from my own shit and get back into the battles again.
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