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Re: Bengas drum beats.

Post by Ldizzy » Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:40 pm

^ same here, i think el-b is as untouchable for garage as jay dee is for hiphop...

thing is i can hear the garage influence in benga's stuff... and he's still somehow attached to that world... the day it hit me i was able to feel the skippyness of his drums.. kinda like how i love machinedrum's stuff because ive been such a hardcore slum village fan (even tho hes never put something like Common's dooinit or Qtips lets ride out).

drumwise i like the more odd stuff like the drums on 2562s kameleon, or on blawans fram/iddy... toasty or mala's weirder releases... or of course the burial stuff

i just think its cool how benga still manages to get a good movement in what he does. it sounds legit even if his samples are really clean and cheezy. he has skills.

in the more dubstep sounding dubstep... and the hihat driven grooves.. Coki has the purest drums to me tho...
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Re: Bengas drum beats.

Post by MineOurArc » Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:39 pm

I thought he just sampled Rusko's drums and looped them up?

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Re: Bengas drum beats.

Post by Ldizzy » Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:54 pm

MineOurArc wrote:I thought he just sampled Rusko's drums and looped them up?
!?!?!?!
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Re: Bengas drum beats.

Post by Dystinkt » Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:59 pm

Speaking of rusko, his beats were fairly good back in the good old days, when he was from leeds not america and he made dubstep not this commercialist bollocks hes currently touting.

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Re: Bengas drum beats.

Post by serox » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:07 pm

Cheeky wrote:Speaking of rusko, his beats were fairly good back in the good old days, when he was from leeds not america and he made dubstep not this commercialist bollocks hes currently touting.
hes a pop star i heard
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Re: Bengas drum beats.

Post by glottis5 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:11 pm

serox wrote:
Cheeky wrote:Speaking of rusko, his beats were fairly good back in the good old days, when he was from leeds not america and he made dubstep not this commercialist bollocks hes currently touting.
hes a pop star i heard
He has a fantastic hair cut.

And Benga has fantastic drums.

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Re: Bengas drum beats.

Post by Dystinkt » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:16 pm

serox wrote:
Cheeky wrote:
Speaking of rusko, his beats were fairly good back in the good old days, when he was from leeds not america and he made dubstep not this commercialist bollocks hes currently touting.


hes a pop star i heard


He has a fantastic hair cut.

And Benga has fantastic drums.

His hair is tremendous and so are Bengas drums, the swing he has with them is beautiful. But the quality of Ruskos tunes since he went on his jolly to america have utterly nosedived.

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Re: Bengas drum beats.

Post by th@-pu$$y » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:13 am

I'm sure I'll become a DSF leper for saying this, but fuck it. I've tried and tried and I just can't get into anything that Benga's done.

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Re: Bengas drum beats.

Post by glottis5 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:04 am

th@-pu$$y wrote:I'm sure I'll become a DSF leper for saying this, but fuck it. I've tried and tried and I just can't get into anything that Benga's done.
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Re: Bengas drum beats.

Post by blazinaidan » Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:09 am

glottis5 wrote:
th@-pu$$y wrote:I'm sure I'll become a DSF leper for saying this, but fuck it. I've tried and tried and I just can't get into anything that Benga's done.
Even Night or Baltimore Clap? Crunked Up?
Ah, Night! Baltimore Clap!....

CRUNKED UP!?!?

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Post by legend4ry » Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:11 am

Skunk Tip is one of my favourite benga tunes for drums.. oooooooo my! So groovey and spacious.
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Re: Bengas drum beats.

Post by th@-pu$$y » Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:13 am

blazinaidan wrote:
glottis5 wrote:
th@-pu$$y wrote:I'm sure I'll become a DSF leper for saying this, but fuck it. I've tried and tried and I just can't get into anything that Benga's done.
Even Night or Baltimore Clap? Crunked Up?
Ah, Night! Baltimore Clap!....

CRUNKED UP!?!?

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It's not that I think he is a bad producer, His shit just doesn't get me moving.

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Re: Bengas drum beats.

Post by Dystinkt » Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:34 pm

fair dos man, each to their own I guess, but I prefer Bengas stuff more to brosteppy datsicion tings for sure

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Re: Bengas drum beats.

Post by faust.dtc » Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:15 pm

He definitely has a distinct style of drum programming, for me it defines his sound and I don't think there are many other producers that use the same style of pattern, or at least use it as well. I like to think of it as somewhere in between 2 step and half step.

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Re: Bengas drum beats.

Post by Ldizzy » Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:09 pm

faust.dtc wrote:He definitely has a distinct style of drum programming, for me it defines his sound and I don't think there are many other producers that use the same style of pattern, or at least use it as well. I like to think of it as somewhere in between 2 step and half step.
i feel u!! really in between
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Re: Bengas drum beats.

Post by jsills » Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:58 pm

no denying bengas dopeness.

im feeling mensah and ramadanman for sick beats tho. terror danjah as well.

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Re: Bengas drum beats.

Post by volcanogeorge » Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:11 pm

jsills wrote:no denying bengas dopeness.

im feeling mensah and ramadanman for sick beats tho. terror danjah as well.
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Mensah is amazing, he somehow gets amazing groove out of only a few hits
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Re: Bengas drum beats.

Post by honey-d » Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:24 am

therook wrote:
serox wrote:
therook wrote:
serox wrote:
therook wrote: And I'm really digging the whole 3/4 kick pattern right now (rusko style) which adds some more shuffle and movement than the 1 & 3 kick snare.
the what?:)

where is the kick/ snare in this pattern ^?
I think I got it wrong but its the 4/4 kick beat with the last kick either omitted or kept in

kick kick snare kick kick kick snare kick kick kick snare
That sounds even worse than kick 1 snare 3. :u:

Like the most basic, thoughtless drum beat you could make.
Or we could be like gabber and put a kick on every 1/16. Lots of life in those kicks. To each his own.
The 4x4 sorta thing he's talking about that Rusko (sometimes) employs comes from reggae not gabba.

Wikipedia says:

"Reggae drumbeats fall into three main categories: One drop, Rockers and Steppers...

...In Steppers, the bass drum plays four solid beats to the bar, giving the beat an insistent drive. An example is "Exodus" by Bob Marley and the Wailers. Another common name for the Steppers beat is the "four on the floor." Burning Spear's 1975 song "Red, Gold, and Green" (with Leroy Wallace on drums) is one of the earliest examples. The Steppers beat was adopted (at a much higher tempo) by some 2 Tone ska revival bands of the late 1970s and early 1980s."

4x4 is rootsy :m:


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Re: Bengas drum beats.

Post by qwaycee_ » Sat Nov 27, 2010 2:21 am

i don't remember where i read or saw this but doesn't rusko have some sort of actual reggae background or something?

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Re: Bengas drum beats.

Post by Kochari » Sat Nov 27, 2010 2:45 am

qwaycee_ wrote:i don't remember where i read or saw this but doesn't rusko have some sort of actual reggae background or something?
His older tunes are proper dubby, and if you can get hold of his megamix you're in for a treat.
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