Battle 36 - Stakes Is High


yeah, i was just making a point to say that it was end of the day "globally" by allowing for folks at the end of the world's date/time cycle to be included. like those of us in Cali, for example. it just gives all others toward's the east of Hawaii additional time!

but as @spacetravelmadeeasy points out, entry deadlines aren't an exact science (in my experience either) on the forum.

Ah! Otay.

Hey @kln, although a little delayed, just came here now to praise you for the AMAZING battle idea :slight_smile: De La Soul (and ATCQ, Digable Planets, Jurassic 5, etc) was very important for me in my teens, when I started listening to american hip hop.

I got a lot of new stuff last month so I´m digging and studying the hardwares, but I´ll manage to make a beat for the battle!

@aeoner - thanks mate. looking forward to hearing your beat. always good stuff. and yeah, i’m excited to hear what folks do with the rules.

whether they take an old classic sample, boost it, flip it differently, etc…or its do something wildly different.

my love runs deep for many types and genres of music…but towards the top, is classic boom bap, for certain.

Very nice battle idea @kln, gotta find time to participate ^^

@kln When you say " all Drum engines can be used ", you talk about OP-1 drums only ? Is it possible to sample our proper drum sounds ?

@quarantequatre - I do mean OP-1 drumkits only.

however you are allowed to sample drums, as long as they belong to a track from De La Soul, or a track that De La Soul sampled. (there are quite a lot of great drum breaks to feed your OP-1 in this repertoire).

no external synth or drum machine drum sounds may be used, nor any live drums recorded via mic.

@kln And the op-1 drumkits on the official teenage engineering soundcloud page ?

@quarantequatre - sorry, only the built in ones on device, nothing external. (I encourage sampling some Funky Drummer, Impeach The President, et al, and making your own kit!)

@kln what a pity, i’ve began with an external drumkit :frowning:
I’m gonna try to find something similar in these tracks

i ended up making a track based on the rules. hope it serves as inspiration for others to finish up their tunes over the next couple weeks, and submit them for the vote. mine would not be included in the vote, but hope it is enjoyed by everyone just the same.

hope all y’all get your songs up soon! can’t wait to hear them!

in terms of how it was constructed:

sampled several original sources from songs that De La Soul sampled. if you are an enthusiast, i’m sure the samples will sound familiar.

i used 2 synth engines, Cluster & DSynth

i used a few extra drum sounds, to supplement and enhance the sampled drums, from the OP-1 built in kits.

i did not bounce any audio thru external effects.

hi everyone,
here´s my track/skit

first the outro of the bayate-song was recorded direct to tape
then overdubs were improvised by using string and dsynth-engines
the “drums” are hoartloax and the voice-samples came from one of the posted links above…
…no externals were used
hope you enjoy the skit

I guess synth sampler is excluded?. I’m starting on the track and enjoying the process :slight_smile:

@servando - synth sampler is ok to use, with factory sounds, or by sampling material from De La Soul, according to the sampling rules.

@kln, cool!, in this case was the first nice sonic match I found. Still not sure if I will use it but at least I have something advanced already.


Hello all, this is my first battle submission.

I don’t usually make Jungle/DnB but thought the genre would lend itself well for tempo timings.

Drum breaks used:
Ohio Players - Funky Worm (sampled on Me Myself and I )
Barry White - I’m Gonna love you just a little bit more, Baby (sampled on De La Orgee, Potholes in my lawn)
The Honey Drippers - Impeach the President (sampled on Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey) Melvin Bliss - Synthetic Substitution (sampled on Potholes in my lawn)

Also used a couple of percussive sounds from the built-in kits for extra hi-hats/shakers.

Vox and other sounds:
De La Soul Featuring Chaka Khan ‎– All Good? - Acapella.
Stakes is high -Acapella itzsoweezee - Acapella
Eye know.
Ghetto Thang.

OP-1 Synths:
DSynth (used for the dub siren sounds and fx) FM (used for bass/end melodies)

Didn’t do the bonus step.

Hope you all enjoy :slight_smile:

Wow, that’s awesome @Metske!

@Metske, well done!

Sounds really cool, I really like dnb/jungle.

@Metske Very nice dnb track ! Where have you found the acapellas ?

Thank you people for the kind words, found this website for the acapellas

Wasn’t sure if I was bending the rules slightly by using the acapellas but found them all on discogs.

Took a bit of editing and re-sampling on the op to get some of the vocal timings in. Master tune was my friend on this one.