Remaking Prodigy’s Smack My B**** Up using Ableton

Very cool video showing a producer named Jim Pavloff re-creating this Prodigy classic using Ableton music production software, bringing in the samples one at a time and modifying them eventually building the entire track.   I need me some Ableton! …. and some talent. :(

http://www.youtube.com/v/eU5Dn-WaElI&feature=youtube_gdata
Making Prodigy’s “Smack My Bitch Up” in Ableton by Jim Pavloff

The Jungle Rockers

This past weekend I made a trip down to The Doublewide in Dallas and caught a really cool band called The Jungle Rockers (a few streamed tracks on there).  They are Austin transplants from Cleveland but now hail from ATX, playing regularly around Texas.  Their vibe is kind of a modern rockabilly sound with obvious influences from 50s rock and roll.   They have a 6 track EP available that I bought at the show that is definitely a great listen, and if you get the chance to catch them live, I highly recommend it.

Here is a vid I found of them…

http://www.youtube.com/v/d1GCsl24Qt0&feature=youtube_gdata
The Jungle Rockers “Shake It”

The song tapper

I stumbled across an interesting site that I had to share…  The Song Tapper.  Using your spacebar, you can tap out songs and it will attempt to match them from 23,XXX-something songs in its database.  I am really surprised at how many it matched that I tapped in.  This definitely ranks up there in uselessness, but I think it is a pretty cool idea nonetheless.

Pandora – a new online music experience

I was introduced to a very cool music site tonight at www.pandora.com.  Very simply, you enter an artist or song you like, and it creates a virtual streaming music station of similar artists/songs.  So far so good.  I began with a downtempo/trip-hop artist I like called  Peace Orchestra.  In the first 4 songs it served me up other artists that I already liked (Lamb and Jazzanova) and introduced me to a couple of new ones.  Go check it out!