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Hi!  I'm Lee.  Welcome to my blog.  Here we talk music: news, reviews, interviews, tips, tutorials and more.  I'm also working on the upcoming podcast  Influenced  as a guest, writer and researcher alongside music aficionado Mark Williams and friends.  Watch this space! I have been a lover of music for as long as I can remember, an amateur lyricist for 25 years, a music writer for 15 years and a hobbyist musician and blogger for almost 10 years. My tastes range from jazz to house to hip hop and I love helping artists from all genres develop their sound. My music, videos, reviews and interviews have been featured in a variety of magazines and websites, including: B-Boy Tech Report Gimme That Beat Humanhuman Audio Skills Dream House Beats Where Did the Road Go Beat Tape Co-Op Push Power Promo Drum Magazine You can find my music on Bandcamp: Monkey Mind Sounds AKA LeeTNB And you can find me on Facebook: The New Beatmaker page Lee's personal page

Showcase Your Music, 'Your Beats': Moduloktopus 'Circles' RMX, 'Black Bay' (Re-Lit Jive) 'B*tch Dont Kill my Vibe' (reTwerk bootleg)

Many thanks to the 'Electronic Music Chameleon' Moduloktopus for sending me his latest offering: a reworking of Adam F's drum 'n' bass classic 'Circles'.

On this Future Bass remix Moduloktopus does a great job of keeping enough of the original to pay homage, whilst at the same time being imaginative and creative enough to take it somewhere else.

I love the whole remix but the climax is especially great.  'Circles' is one of my favourite tracks of all time so, truth be told, I was a little nervous to listen to this remix! However, I am very glad I did.  



I was so impressed with his 'Circles' re-imagining that I just had to check out some more of his music.  I absolutley love the 'Re-Lit Jive' track 'Black Bay' featuring Myss Ripley.  Again, the way the track energetically explodes, then retreats, only to slowly build up again works really well.  There's a great use of strings in this which you may not notice at first, thanks to how tastefully they're placed in the mix. 



Finally, I hear you cry 'Do we really need another reworking of Kendrick Lamar's 'B*tch Don't Kill My Vibe'?'. Well, yes we do, especially when it's as dope as this 'ReTwerk: FUTURE' version from the Boston / Santa Domingo producer.  This remix, like the aforementioned tracks, is not only beautifully composed, but is also mixed and mastered very nicely too.  Everything on all these tracks is very 'clean' sounding, with every element having it's own space. All three tracks sound nice and big without ever becoming offensive.



Many thanks for getting in touch Moduloktopus.  Keep the great music coming.

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