mvuent

Void Dweller
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPHZ4AMIf4Y&list=PLUauGzUG35p5g8FE7Zim95wOPdiHLbI8h&index=7

this reminds me of some of the old 80s hip hop posted in this thread

tough to explain the connection, but its how the voices you hear in both (the “i love you” here not dizzee) are changed when they’re in an environment dominated by bludgeoning industrial grade drums and sounds of that ilk. they take on a not quite mean, but aggressively unfeeling quality. part of the concrete jungle rather than offering escape from it. taunting in their hollowness.

you don’t need to go through that connection to get what this is going for but it’s there
 

mvuent

Void Dweller
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJB3qaXjSD8&list=PLUauGzUG35p5g8FE7Zim95wOPdiHLbI8h&index=8

the same smooth contours, expanding and contracting, wavelike up and down motion you get with the bass in uk drill. but here there’s not no brittle granular percussion to balance things out. makes the solid metallic snare stand out more as an accent. it’s like you’re on one of those water park rafts and someone keeps hitting their head against the frame of the slide.

i like the grunt that’s coupled with the snare hit too. it’s dark yet silly in a way that would have signified the song was for “older kids” if i’d heard it at the time.
 

mvuent

Void Dweller
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1kXqe--wd0&list=PLUauGzUG35p5g8FE7Zim95wOPdiHLbI8h&index=9

staring down, no steps backward. the background vocals are like people reacting to a fight breaking out. muscles tensed, but no superfluous nervousness ruining your coordination.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB_j1hj84K4&list=PLUauGzUG35p5g8FE7Zim95wOPdiHLbI8h&index=10

another one where you get a lot of important information in the first few seconds. factory machinery, then, bafflingly, a flute—then a laser is activated that causes the surrounding air pressure to change.

but this time the opening isn’t the most disorienting part—that’s the second pressure change at 0:20. every time the pressure changes again after this you think this can’t be safe, the factory’s either going to collapse or explore soon.
 

mvuent

Void Dweller
this reminds me of some of the old 80s hip hop posted in this thread

tough to explain the connection, but its how the voices you hear in both (the “i love you” here not dizzee) are changed when they’re in an environment dominated by bludgeoning industrial grade drums and sounds of that ilk. they take on a not quite mean, but aggressively unfeeling quality. part of the concrete jungle rather than offering escape from it. taunting in their hollowness.

you don’t need to go through that connection to get what this is going for but it’s there

https://www.dissensus.com/showthread.php?t=14747&page=3&p=383924#post383924
 

sadmanbarty

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the bass on the dizzee freestyle is halrious. like when you're pushing your luck. when your friend is annoyed because you keep trying to pick his nose and its the sound of you sticking your finger out, getting closer going "wuuuuuh".
 

sadmanbarty

Well-known member
uncle si on d double

But the star performance comes from D Double. Seemingly battling multiple speech impediments, he expectorates glottal gouts of raw verbiage. As so often, there's that characteristic sense of involuntary utterance, like it's him who's being spoken through. "Spitting" is too decorous a word for his rhyme style; retching is closer. Witness Double's astonishing first six bars on "Destruction", a gargoyle-like gibber closer to hieroglyphics than language, and seemingly emanating from the same infrahuman zone Iggy plumbed on "Loose" and "TV Eye". On Double's first solo single since "Birds In The Sky", rising producer P-Jam's snaking wooze of gaseous malevolence sparks one of the MC's most Tourettic performances. Barely tethered to the beat's bar scheme, Double seems to be wading waist deep through sonic sludge. He boasts of "sucking up MCs like a hoover", an image possibly cued by the Mentasm-like miasma unloosed by P-Jam.
 

sadmanbarty

Well-known member
as beutiful as rhythm and gash is, it will forever be condemned along with functions of the low as being a formative student grime track.
 

catalog

Well-known member
Spent a large part of the day making this and the 2step mix into MP3 mixes, cos the YouTube ads were doing my head in. I'll post em inabit
 
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