Hello I am Robo J
I hit RECord all day
I am a REmixer
A musical trickster
Nothing is taboo
I'll even REmix YOU
The RECords you see below
Are the best I have to show
So have a listen for a start
And, if willing, give them a heart
My sounds are here and yours to play
So sit back, enjoy, and REmix away!
ride cymbal: wunderboy & thearjunsingh
production/string & piano arrangement/mixing: Robo J
while working on a REmix of "the prize," i got this riff in my head. so i put prize on hold and worked on this.
sampled a bit of Lava Tornado and another tasy find from GwenInterrupted's trusty loop collection.
Guitar, Bass, Arrangement ~ meeeee
rather than sit around with it, i'm sharing it in its "rough draft" state. or whatever.
i'd love to get someone doing a nice hip hop flow to it. or something of that nature.
this is why i hit RECord.
This RECord can now be heard on the HitRECorderly #3 Vinyl (released Summer 2012) as "Diamond in the Rough"
check it out here:
Vocal RECordings by Metaphorest & The Morning Hollows (RECorded 4/2011)
Bass Gtr & Drum RECording by Albert (RECorded 2/2011)
Drum Kit sample & Keyboard RECording by GwenInterrupted (RECorded 5/2011)
Cymbal crash RECording by thisishowiroll (RECorded 10/2011)
EBow gtr solo by me (RECorded 2010)
2012 REmix arrangement & production by meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
This REmix contains only samples from the RECords resourced. No outside/extra RECordings were used.
this took nearly a full year after the original bass line & 'Ravens' RECords were released for me to 'crack' the idea for an arrangement that worked.
back in April 2011, i downloaded the audio stems that Albert, Sarah, and Matt uploaded to the site, and after trying some ideas that ended up not going aywhere, decided to put this REmix on hold until I could think of something suitable. Sometimes the best ideas come much later. Sometimes, it's better to put your impulses aside and allow time to pass...
in January 2012, I came up with the idea of looping Matt & Sarah's ending vocal lines which created the proper foundation, along with Albert's bass, for the song to move in a cohesive, structured direction. Everything else, the drums, guitar solo, format, followed suit.
And there you have it.
many thanks to Albert, Matt & Sarah <3
this REmix uses the vocal and drums from Metaphorest's original RECord.
experimented with different variations before settling on this one.
REmix production, arrangement, Synthesizer, 808 programming, Guitar: meeeeeeeeeeee
Hope you enjoy, and happy REmixing
and many thanks to Sarah for making such a wonderful and REmixable song (and the stems too!) <3
TURN UP THE VOLUME AND BREAK OUT YOUR DANCING SHOES
alright, so I've been listening to a lot of "Paul's Boutique" - Beastie Boys' 1989 hip-hop masterpiece - and it really got me going about working with sampling...
so what better HitRECord joint to mess around with than " The Prize"??
Here's what's going on:
-Dug through all of Joe's stems of his REmix of "The Prize" and sampled a bit of his kit drumming, along with the original lava_tornado "feet first" RECord, as well as tidbits of the Prize song itself.
-Used as much of Joe's vocal outtakes that i could.
-His rap solo is different takes put together.
-Even sampled a snippet of his vocal from "American Scrimp N Save"
-Added a envelope bass guitar part (actually my electric guitar whammy'd)
Big props go to RayPerez for reRECording his chorus/rap solo parts for this REmix
Hope you enjoy this as much as I did making it
I am lucky enough to hang out with RJ this week before the HitRECord Halloween show! :D
Wanted to try my hand at making a profile video. This is the first time editing footage from my new camera.
Hope you like this little glimpse of the awesome RJ! :D
Remix of chigwinkle's Time Machine Song LIVE! by seldelaterre, theboxsets, robo_j, and almostsound. Final chorus by thesherbethead.
CALLING ALL HORN PLAYERS / ORGANISTS / PERCUSSIONISTS!
"Beat 714" is this ill jam by Robo J that recently got taken to the next level when vocalist ibkellymorris hopped on. Now we're calling out to ALL MUSICIANS to bust out your instruments.
We'd also like musicians to RECORD TWO DIFFERENT PASSES (one playing along to the rhythm and the other a straight-up solo)
Please contribute your high quality isolated .WAV audio stems to the collab here:
Here is what we need:
HORN PLAYERS: We'd like to get some Trumpet, Baritone Sax, and Trombone onto the track.
PERUSSIONISTS: You can add to the rhythm by adding some Bongos, Baracas, Shakers, and Congas.
There's less than a week to finish this track so it's time to break out those musical instruments and let 'em rip!
Neighborhood of F minor with a tempo of 93bpm
The main chord progression is based around a descending F minor pentatonic riff:
4/4 |: F minor | C minor | A-flat (Major) | Fm - Cm :|
There's a little turnaround that leads back to the main progression, which is in C minor throughout
The breakdown is all F (no major/minor, but it leans on a major)
Here's the format according to the time duration of the track:
0:00 - 0:10 drum intro
0:10 - 0:20 main riff (1 time through)
0:20 - 0:50 verse 1
0:50 - 0:56 turnaround
0:56 - 1:16 chorus (2 times)
1:16 - 1:56 verse 2
1:56 - 2:01 turnaround
2:01 - 2:43 breakdown*
2:43 - 3:22 chorus (4 times)**
3:22 - 3:27 turnaround
3:27 - 4:07 chorus (4 times)**
4:07 - 4:12 turnaround
4:12 - END (first measure of breakdown***)
CALLING ALL MUSICIANS!
Metaphorest wrote the beautiful song "Iterations", and now we're going to remix it for the Animated Short Film that we're making together. We're pleased to announce that Robo_J will be producing this new audio remix.
Please use this extended version as a reference for the song: http://www.hitrecord.org/records/991906
Here's a ZIP Folder with notes and sheet music for a String Quartet & Piano: http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1000816
Here's how you can contribute to this collaboration:
BOW STRING PLAYERS: We're looking for Violin, Viola, and Cell Players to create a string quartet to perform the musical arrangement in this ZIP: http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1000816
PIANO PLAYERS: Playing the block chords of each chord change could be very effective if it's very subtle. There are also spaces throughout the song to play a call/response with metaphorest's vocals.
DRUMMERS & PERCUSSIONISTS: Play some 1/8th notes in a nice, steady tempo over the entire song.
ALL OTHER MUSICIANS: If you have any additional ideas for instruments, harmonies, or additional sounds for this song, let's hear 'em!
You can contribute to the "'Iterations' Music" collab here: http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1000892
FCP by theRaymondWei