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Offline DanJames

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Big City Lights (Cover Chllng 2018)
« on: August 08, 2018, 00:31:45 »
Hey Kitcheners,

I'm ready to post a first mix of my entry for the 2018 Covers Challenge, Big City Lights by @Bluedusksun.

The excellent original is here:https://soundcloud.com/bluedusksun-1/big-city-lights

My version is here: https://soundcloud.com/andomobot/big-city-lights-v01

I look forward to feedback, especially on the mix (but I already know the guitar solo is a bit out of tune- need to change my strings!  ;) )

Good luck to all contestants!

Dan

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Re: Big City Lights (Cover Chllng 2018)
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2018, 12:32:40 »
Fabulous cover!!!! You took an excellent song and supercharged it. This is what this cover challenge is all about to me.......taking someone's song and making it your own.
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Re: Big City Lights (Cover Chllng 2018)
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2018, 16:07:35 »
WOW  :o :o :o :o :o that is great, tons of Energy in this track, all kinds of things going on  ::thumb:: ::thumb::, extremely, but very effective and nice, stereo mixing too  ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb::

sounds super good  ::headphone:: ::headphone:: @DanJames  the music sounds like nicely organised ROCKING chaos!!!! (meant as a compliment  ::thumb::) ::thumb::
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Re: Big City Lights (Cover Chllng 2018)
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2018, 17:17:50 »
Fasten rockets to the skateboard .. .and he's off.
I'm wanting a bit more bass pulse if you can manage it then it will rock more. 

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Re: Big City Lights (Cover Chllng 2018)
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2018, 18:32:18 »
Thanks for the feedback @MrBouzouki , Iíll have a look at the bass levels later, although I donít want to turn that  particular track up too much as you can hear my kids shrieking in the background...

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Re: Big City Lights (Cover Chllng 2018)
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2018, 13:35:03 »
I think all songs like this should have kids shrieking in the background @DanJames;D

This really sounds like one of your songs, I wouldn't have guessed it was a cover. Your signature sounds, vocals and techniques are all over it - and so as ever we have an infectious pop/rock tune! Good one!  ::thumb::
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Re: Big City Lights (Cover Chllng 2018)
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2018, 21:20:05 »
Much to my regret, Iím not able to join this competition or challenge or whatever.
And I promised to vote. Much to my regret too.
Because of the entries Iíve heard so far, I wouldnít know how - looking anybody straight in the eye - I would be able to choose.

I loved the original already. Almost slur singing (apple mafia suggested slut singing, there you go @Bluedusksun )
In the truest John Martyn way. And I am a big fan of his.

But this is blasting the balls out of anyoneís Calvin Kís. Well, maybe not anyoneís. But you know what I mean, donít you?

I am very much interested in blueís reaction to this one.
A very roguish (Ďs that the word?) approach to a wonderful song. A worthy, or more than worthy entry.....
If you ask me. But since you donít, here it is anyway.
Kind regards, Gus

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Re: Big City Lights (Cover Chllng 2018)
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2018, 00:06:14 »
A very roguish (Ďs that the word?) approach to a wonderful song.

Thatís what I was looking for, thanks Gus!

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Re: Big City Lights (Cover Chllng 2018)
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2018, 01:32:28 »
You villain  ::headphone::

I actually got the email notification around Wednesday, got to listening shortly after. Didn't mean to keep you waiting in the weeds for a reply, my jobs just been taking precedence at the moment (Asphalt paver). Would you believe me if I told you I haven't even started mine. :o

Song fucking rocks man, enough said. You're one hell of a guitarist that's for sure, I might need to pick your brain about electric guitar in the near future (I'm just venturing into it). Your vocals are a nice touch too, I really wanna redo this song with higher vocals, hopefully before my NZ trip. Totally never gonna hear my song the same way, it's much more fun listening to the Anthem you turned it into. I hope you had fun doing it, tis what the "Challenge" is all about, am I right. Good luck in the competition, Much love

P.s
Just so we're clear, I think you might be the first person to ever cover one of my songs. Cool.

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Offline Bill from November Sound

Re: Big City Lights (Cover Chllng 2018)
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2018, 03:24:39 »
Man, @DanJames , I love this joyful rocking sound! Great song @Bluedusksun , fantastic cover @DanJames .... just awesome!
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Re: Big City Lights (Cover Chllng 2018)
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2018, 10:08:13 »

I'm wanting a bit more bass pulse if you can manage it then it will rock more. 

::e-guitar3:: ::e-guitar3:: ::e-guitar3::

I've fiddled around with the EQ @MrBouzouki . Hopefully this mix is more rockin' !

https://soundcloud.com/andomobot/big-city-lights-v01


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