BeatSession 08|22|11

Original Sample:

Dedicated by Axis

Progressive or Psychedelic? Many people use the terms interchangeably, but there is a difference. Progressive Rock is a cousin (or more like a little brother) to Psychedelic Rock. It usually has extended non-traditional song structures, change in time signatures, esoteric subject matter. The genre borrows elements from jazz and classical music. Psychedelic Rock is more trippy — its almost like an acid trip in music form. We’ve sampled Psychedelic Rock twice before: BeatSession 02|28|10 and BeatSession 11|22|10. This week’s sample comes from Axis, a Greek band that was based out of Paris. I think they fall into the Progressive Rock category. I think. But what do I know? I’m a hip hop head at heart. I do know that both genres LOVE using Mellotrons!… uh what?

Ok. Honestly, I wasn’t familiar with the term, Mellotron, until 2 hrs before this post when I googled it. So when I saw it listed as one of the instruments used on this album, and when I found out what it actually was, I had to dedicate a portion of this write-up to it. A mellotron was one of the first sample-playback keyboards ever created. It used a bunch of tape heads located under each key. Here’s an old Mellotron advertisement from when it was first created:

Quick Updates:
Illustrious Labs – Chrizo’s new studio located in Pasay City, Philippines (aka the reason he’s been MIA on WBS). Also, check out the fb page here.
Deadbeat Moms (The Story Of Bruce) – Bruce Juice’s most recent project.
Swag’r Jack’n REMIX by Rocky Rivera feat. Talia Taylor – Another Rocky Rivera remix courtesy of PMBeatz

peace, @illa0804/@generationill

Featured Beats and Producers:

See The Light by Bruce Juice (Orlando, FL)

Better Off Dead (Pop Killer Remix – Rocky Rivera) by Paper Son (Los Angeles, CA)

Augustus by Mr. Klimatic (Toledo, OH)

No Discernible Anything by illa (Miami, FL)

Horizons Internal Shine by NeV (Augusta, GA)

Lights Out by Francis Peralta (Toronto, Canada)

Beat1 by Dondon (Paranaque, Philippines)

Going Home by Ryan Pena (San Diego, CA)

Just Beat by 1stup (Greensboro, NC)

3rd Coast Interlude by 25/8 (Miami, FL)

Purple Love by Blackph03nix (London, England)

Shine Lite by C. Bran (Charlotte, NC)

(Gettin Busy) 1 Time by thadizzie1 (San Francisco, CA)

Almost White Dress, Little Pink Bow and The Indigo by Sideways (Portland, OR)

Your Eyes by Gee (Toronto, Canada)

Finding Nemo by PMBeatz (Washington, DC)

Next To Go by Dingo (Detroit, MI)

Redemption Series #7 by Chrizo (Las Piñas, Philippines)

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20 Responses to BeatSession 08|22|11

  1. Francis Peralta says:

    damn Bruice Juice with that Heat!…great session this week…everyone brought their A like always!

  2. Francis Peralta says:

    A game*

  3. Dope Sesssh. Shout outs to everybody, but I liked Mr Klimatic, iLLa and PMBeatz in particular.

  4. Blackph03nix says:

    School was great this week. Bigs shouts to everyone. Listened to every track and amazing. Particularly –

    Paper Son, Klimatic, NeV, Dondon, Ryan Pena, C.Bran, thadizzie1, Sideways, Gee.

    In a Bit,
    BP

  5. Nyk says:

    ❤ 25/8!!

  6. bruce juice says:

    I was going thru copy/pasting my favorites, but seriously all of them were great. Shouts out to everybody’s props and keep pushin.

  7. aloveairfare says:

    great PJ love it one of your best.!!!

  8. Natural says:

    I’m new to this, im diggin’ everyone’s perspective on these beats.. all the different parts we sampled and how we flipped it. This is Ryan Pena, I actually go by Natural. Great work! Here i see an opportunity to break down and build w/ different aspects.. keep up the work everyone.

  9. I’m really going to need all of my peers on this site to stop making so much damn heat! Ya’ll really forcing my hand over here! Lol! Another dope week as usual from everybody.

  10. everyone str8 killed it this week!!! Nuff said…

  11. this is 1st up ….paperson im digin that ,, illa..wowlike that joint…dondon thats that koolgrap flavai ddnt get to everyones tonight but ..sunday i hope u guys dont mind but i normally have a sessions where we sit around and listen to every bodys track .. and that is the plan for sunday ….im trying not to wait till last min on mine this week .. so i got a lil jumpstart strted last nightwill be leaving anthr comment sunday once listen to everyones ………peace!!!!!!

  12. dondon says:

    Guys follow me on Facebook… http://facebook.com/Dondabeats
    Thanx.. #Peace love n respect..

  13. sphinx says:

    the 1st up beat is sick.. keep it up, man!

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