Posts Tagged ‘beat’

Royal T Beat Blog 2 – Kick Out

April 28, 2010

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Every month on Welcome To The Fold, Grime producer Royal-T airs rarities, sketches, samples, remixes and other work from his archive. This month, Royal T presents ‘Kick Out.’

Royal T – Kick Out by Threefold_Media

‘Kick Out’ is just a fast-paced beat that I made to bring hype to a set. No special piano solos or big synth lines – just something simple. I made the original beat ages ago and in the video below you can see Blacks spitting over it:

Looking about on my hard drive I rediscovered this beauty and decided to give it a little update before releasing it again. I kept the intro quite minimal so it could bang into something hard, but keep a continuous melody and theme so the anticipation builds and builds. In terms of inspiration, Buddha Finger, Storm and tracks from that era had a similar kind of dark energy.

This tune is typical of my style – retro touches incorporated into Grime music, although I try and stay away from gimmickry. Sometimes I picture my tunes as backing music for Movie and Game Trailers. On the drops for example I see explosions, fight scenes and car chases. In fact, try playing this over a Street Fighter 4 trailer and it fits really well!

The sample is there to break up the rhythm and add focus to the tune. When I first made it, I envisioned Jammer spitting over it because of his appearance on Wiley’s ’16 Bar Rally’. I think he’d suit the early 2000 vibe.

My ‘Hot Ones’ remix is released this month on Butterz so go support that! Also watch out for my ‘Air Bubble’ remix coming out soon on limited edition clear vinyl and my ‘Stomp’ remix for Big Shot. I’m also working on my new E.P. watch out for more news on that coming soon!

Enjoy!

Royal-T

Royal-T’s New Blog Launch on WTTF!

March 29, 2010

Welcome to the Fold are pleased to announce that as from today, Grime producer Royal-T will be contributing an exclusive monthly blog. Here, he will air to the world rarities, sketches, samples, remixes and other work from the Royal T archive.

We start with his remix of a classic. Ladies and Gents, I present to you…

Wiley – Ice Rink (Royal-T Remix)

Royal T – Ice Rink RMX by Threefold_Media

I made this after I had the original instrumental forever on repeat and became quite addicted to it! It was one of the first Grime tunes that I really, really liked – not just as a riddim but as a song in general. I liked how unorthadox it was, there was no percussion – just Wiley’s noise and space. Despite this it still kept a good rhythm and was just really cool.

To me, it cemented the fact that Grime was a new genre and didn’t have to conform to any industry standard. I used to listen to the 14 minute mix of all the vocal versions and I loved the drops on it. Scratchy’s version of Ice Rink was my favourite, although I liked Tinchy’s and Dizzee’s vocals too (the latter of which I sampled!)

So in terms of the remix, which I did a couple of years ago now, I just sampled all the different parts and brought it up to date. I made it sound Garage-y by using the subtractor bass, but kept the Grimy edge. Nothing crazy, just a bit of an update as I couldn’t take anything away from the original.

I like the novelty of the samples and the orchestral sounds – had it been my beat originaly, I probably would have used Tempz to vocal it! He could ride that halftime and make it punch – just like Next Hype!

If anything I wanted this remix to prove that Grime can stand on it’s own, have it’s own ideas and arrangements to sample from. The best bit about Grime is not knowing where to take it sometimes. So, here it is, raw and unmixed for you all!

Enjoy!

Royal-T

The original Ice Rink.

Sharky Major – Shark Attack EP Release!

March 23, 2010

It’s always nice to see your work ‘go live’ – this is no exception. Having been commissioned to photograph and design Sharky major’s new projects sometime last year, we wondered if our work would ever see the light of day! But, here it is – with full digital release.

Sharky Major – Shark Attack EP available from:

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Sharky Major, legendary Grime MC and one-time member of the notorious NASTY Crew is back with his banging new single ‘Shark Attack’, available digitally from March.

Produced by Skepta (Bad Boy) ‘Shark Attack’ signals an emphatic return to form for the East London MC, whose complex lyrical style first captured imaginations in the early Noughties and continues to influence Grime MC’s to this day.

A sophisticated string-led stomper, ‘Shark Attack’ showcases Sharky’s lyrical dexterity to the fullest, as he darts between rap and vocal harmonies with ease. Hard, yet dancable, this one is for the clubs and the cars!

With the original having received heavy rotation on Logan Sama’s Kiss radio show, the release also features an exclusive remix featuring Devlin, Ghetts, Dot Rotten and P-Money – arguably the Grime scenes’ fastest rising stars. This is a feat only MC’s of Sharky’s calibre can manage!

Hit up Sharky on Twitter @sharkymajor

Big up Sharky, Logan, James and anybody else involved. Let’s hope Sharky’s mixtape ‘Major League’ follows soon!

Kristian