SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO

If you watched that documentary about Dudley Perkins/Declaime I suggested a few days ago, then you might be wondering about an interesting lady that popped up kinda late in the film named Georgia Anne Muldrow.  Well, I just happened to stumble across this little interview the other day that I found very interesting.  You don’t get to see her make ghetto spaghetti like in Interplanetary Peace Talks, but she does make some cool points about music production that I’ve felt for a long time but haven’t heard many people say quite the way she does.

Georgia Anne Muldrow Dubspot Interview

I love how she talks about shaping synthesizer sounds so they sound like you, I totally agree with that thinking.  A producer can really say a lot just with the sounds they choose and sculpt, and a lot of work goes into making those sounds sound just right.  With a little bit of a trained ear, you can hear about 2 seconds of a Timbaland beat, or a RZA beat, or an Oh No beat, or a Dilla beat, or a Lex Luger beat, and you can know it’s them just by the kind of sounds they use.  You can really say a lot with the shapes of sounds you use in your music, and I like how Georgia talks about that.  And I also love it when she talks about how she claps late, and sings late, and always has, because I’ve always responded so strongly to music that is a little bit off kilter like hers is, it’s a very captivating element when it’s there.  I heard from somebody that one of the main goals that ?uestlove had when producing D’Angelo‘s absolutely perfect album Voodoo was to play as late as possible, and I think that’s a big part of why I love that album, the rhythmic looseness and drama is just incredible, and you don’t hear a lot of people talk about stuff like that, so props to Georgia for bringing that up, I love that shit!

And even though it’s not the most relevant song given what I’ve been talking about, I wanted to post possibly my favorite song of hers on here, “Show Me the Way to Go“, but I couldn’t find it on the internet anywhere, so instead, I found this really great song I’d never heard before that’s got a video that’s got a little bit of the stuff I was talkin’ about in this post in it!  Even Better!  Thanks, Georgia!

Georgia Anne Muldrow – More & More (feat. Bilal)

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6 thoughts on “SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO

  1. Reeve says:

    Really liked that interview. This video reminds me of all the terrible beats i’ve made on reason, but just turned into something good. you use Native Instruments? I’ve never even heard of it. I’m using logic express for everything now….reason gets too crazy. Get Zach to do an ableton how to for this blog.

    • REDLiteDJ says:

      My music software game is pretty limited, i’ve been using this program called Reaper lately, mostly because it’s really inexpensive, I’ve never owned Reason or Logic or Native Instruments or anything but a lite version of Ableton, I just don’t have the money and I don’t like using pirated versions of stuff, it always breaks eventually. And yea, I would watch Zach do a how to about absolutely anything, especially Ableton. You should send me an mp3 of your favorite beat you’ve ever made, you’ve never played any of your stuff for me!

  2. Reeve says:

    Sadly I lost all my files and the copy of Reason i had in a HD crash last year. I’ve got another copy of Logic Express that I still occaisionally use, but I should probably try to get Reason again. It was fun…i never really created anything that had transitions or anything….just cool sounding loops.

  3. Me too, Reeve! Love this post & all the lateness. Nothin gets me hooked like that lingering, languid, unhurried, scrunch-your-face-up-it’s-so-good beat. Reminds me to thank God for ?uestlove & d makin this happen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxVNOnPyvIU&feature=list_related&playnext=1&list=AL94UKMTqg-9DCS57ZE8KK7_IreeRQaet-

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