Proton Cannon

Nik Furious: Proton Cannon: Shadow Lady

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

The sample used here is kickass. It's a hodgepodge stew of sonic bits from the original song, all reordered and spliced together to create a musical Frankenstein. And I think my drums over top of it give it a strong, interesting flavor.

And I love this beat cause it's so different like that, but I sorta hate it cause it's not the type of music I would personally listen to very often. In retrospect, the whole thing is very inspired by the sound of the song Twilight by Frankie Beverly and Maze (even though you might not be able to tell it).

Nik Furious: Proton Cannon: Roll the Dice

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

This is one of my more recent beats, something that I'd been working on and had abandoned before returning to it. At that point, the loops didn't need any work... but the structure sure did.

I liked this track so much that I actually went back in and recreated the sample about a year ago, but this is the older version including the original loop.

Nik Furious: Proton Cannon: Rawk

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

I feel kind of embarrassed that I don't know the name of the drum fill/roll I used in this song. I wanted to talk about how I thought that particular high-to-low tom roll made the song, but I don't even know what to call it!

Well, whatever. It rocks.

Nik Furious: Proton Cannon: Proton Cannon

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

And thus we reach this mixtape's self-titled track. Now just because it's the self-titled track doesn't mean I think it's the best! In fact, I think it's pretty damn repetitive.

But it's still got charm to me. It captures the energy of the original sample while adding some more dance-ready drums to it. And, believe it or not, part of the percussion is inspired the drums from the theme to COPS. Seriously.

Nik Furious: Proton Cannon: Last Night

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

I love this beat but damn if it isn't weird! It reminds me of that Elvis "Viva Las Vegas" remix that charted in the early 00s -- the original loops contrast heavily with my digital drums.

This is one of the few times I successfully sampled a song with that 60s r&b sound. It's tough music to cut up, similar to hard rock, because there are rarely peaks and valleys in the sound wave. But I like a challenge!