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Hi Everyone, and welcome to the latest Timewarp Breakdown. Below this paragraph is the interesting stuff…. Here is a link to the details about the set:
Here is a link to the details about the set:
Here is the link to the original version:
And here is a long post about it with sample links and all that good stuff!
About This Track
This track is basically perfect. By that I mean, it is both basic, and perfect lol. That sounds almost rude, but really its the highest of compliments because I honestly feel that simplicity is perfection. There have been a few tunes over the years that have had the confidence to be both incredibly simple and also extremely powerful. There is this track of course, then there is Ray Keith – The Terrorist…there are a few others but I cannot think of them offhand. They take a very simple sample or idea, and then just let it do its thing. In this case, it is largely a sample from piano genius Rollo, from his Rollo Goes Camping 12″ on Cheeky. Other than that very blatant sample, there is a vocal from Janet Jackson and a few breakbeats and a kick drum. You could say “anyone could have done that” but anyone didn’t, Fat Controller did. That’s important. I hate it when people act like they could have done it – maybe, but if so, why didn’t they? It’s always obvious after the fact, but before it happens, it is not at all obvious. Shit, I had Rollo Goes Camping, I could have made this. Like everyone else, I never thought of it. And anyway, wow, what a tune. Yes, its been played to death, and yes, its dated in some ways, but it is still and essential piece of hardcore history. Perhaps not as important as SMD, but a very close follower, in the company of Nookie, and Liquid Crystal, and a select few others as far as floor destroying piano anthems go.
Like NRG “I Need Your Lovin” this one was made later than the others for the set, but unlike NRG’s track, I always intended to Timewarp this one – you simply can’t make a classic old skool set without it. Well, you can, but I don’t know if you should lol. I left it until later because I already had the pieces and I knew it was a fairly simple composition. I found there was not a lot I had to do really. Toughen the drums, bring the kick out a little more, layer the strings and speed it up. That was it. It was already a perfect piece, all I could do was polish it a little, and bring it up to modern production standards.
Here is all the stuff…
Main Piano Sample:
The Amen Break:
Added By Me:
1) As usual, I took the main track and brought it up to speed (literally and figuratively) by mimicking the original beats, and layering them with percussion and modern production techniques.
2) I layered the strings, and I used eq and modern magic to make them warm, but both the piano and the strings needed very little help from me. Other than sampling them from a digital and therefore crackle free source, they were already beautifully composed.
3) I added a few sound effects, but only a few, along with a few drum fills here and there.
Like the original, my version is pretty strictly simple. It is as good as the source material in that respect, although the original is a product of its time and can’t be beaten. So I am happy with my version – its one of the Timewarps that plays nicely with modern hardcore in a way that, say, Sonz Of A Loop Da Loop Era – Far Out does not. So yeah, I give myself a 5 on a scale of 1-10 with 6 being the highest lol
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