bassnation said:this sounds interesting, look forward to hearing what you produce, hopefully.
however, i have to say i love reggae samples - loved them in hardcore & jungle and got no problem with them in dubstep too.
in another thread you were bigging up splash "babylon falls" - which falls foul of your criteria as stated above. this is a perfect example of how these things can work well..
10 years ago - and it's a great sample that fits in well so it doesn't fit into my critera- it's not just to indicate some kind of dub or ja-ness - or just a needless presence which is the problem i have ..
bassnation said:and i hate to say this, but the process of stripping away cheesy / hooky elements is a very techno approach. i know a lot of techno heads who can't abide the merest hint of a vocal in a tune. to be perfectly honest i find that boring - not into tastefulness as an end in itself. .
me too - there is no where where i have said i want to cut that stuff out (it barely exists in there anyway) - this is just for me mind, my way of looking at things - other people are really good at what they do - loefah/ and digi mystikz do amazing stuff with reggae dubbish sounds but others do it really badly - and there are tracks out there which simply loop bar or two of a reggae vocal or track and build track from there. or do some kinda two note minor key riff thing which often sounds just crap
bassnation said:if dubstep goes in that direction i'll find something else which more closely embodies the reggae / hardcore vibe.
err you haven't considered all the things that can actually be done or even heard any of the tracks for gods sake !