I had a few different ideas but this one seemed the most interesting. I also got the idea from an earlier battle while researching. This one is kind of serious but I believe we are living in serious times. It’s not a political theme; it’s about change, turmoil, and documentation of a specific year (1968). Think of it as a mini history lesson using your OP-1. Here’s a link if you’re younger and not familiar with the events of 1968.
- Use part of a famous speech or news story from 1968. Do whatever you want with this sample, just make sure it’s from the specific year. Example: Civil Rights struggle, Vietnam, etc.
- Take a look at the Billboard charts from 1968. Try to use some element of any genre of music popular during that time (if I was in this Battle I would look to Motown, psychedelic rock bands, even lesser-known electronic music from the time). You don’t have to mimic a specific song, just try to include some element that pays homage maybe (example: live drums from a Motown-style sample).
- Change- try to do the opposite of what you normally do, even if it’s uncomfortable and unfamiliar.
I hope this isn’t too complicated. This is my first time doing this. You may use one additional piece of equipment or instrument but, your entry should be mixed down to Album on the OP-1 before you upload it to Soundcloud. Try to use Soundcloud so I can make a playlist.
The deadline for this Battle is Saturday, August 1st, 2020. Good luck and maybe we’ll all learn something new!