Ez up Embersists…
Its September and time for a fresh sticky challenge.
I present to you the ‘Slow Jembers Project’ challenge - this is inspired by Fractures Slow Astro project on the wicked Astrophonica label.
Here is a taster on the kind of thing I’m on about.
And there is a mix here as well Slow Astro, Vol. 3 (Mixtape) | Fracture
Now, for the actual challenge.
The tunes are more than just half time DnB - they have (I think) taken stems of teh original tunes and slowed them down to 97bpm. For the example I posted above, the original tune 160bpm, so that represents a like a 40% decrease in speed / pitch - its a bit like when you play a jungle tune on a record deck at 33rpm.
As a reference here is the original version of the tune I posted.
For simplicity sake I am going to go for a 40% decrease in speed meaning that you will need to produce a tune at 98.25bpm (60% of 163.75).
Now you can’t just make a tuna at this speed (too easy!!)… To nail the Slow Jembers ethos you must do the following:
Remix a Jembers by taking the stems of the original tune and slowing these down / re-pitching the samples etc to 98.25bpm to get that heft and gravity of teh Slow Astro stuff.
You can remix anyones tunes - they dont have to be your own but you will need stems to do it properly. If you listen to the mix its pretty obvious they have also over dubbed FX (especially delays) and dub samples kind of like when dub producers did a dub version of a reggae tune…
Do a Slow Jembers Version / Remix of a Jembers tuna in teh style of the Slow Astro Project - extra credit for mad delays, dub FX , heavy heavy bass, and them sssllllooooowwww vocals
All tune to be 98.25bpm (or 98 if your DAW dont do decimal points)
At the end of the month wer have a special segment on the Sunday show to mix all the wicked tuna submitted.
Hope that all makes sense lol