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Disko Dave Presents The Making of “Smile Again”

August 20, 2010

From vinyl to the MPC, producer Disko Dave returns with a well thought out video showcasing the making of his instrumental entitled “Smile Again”.

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TONY TRAXX August 20, 2010 at 10:15 pm

I wasn’t crazy about the beat but it showed me how simple it is to sample and run with it. Just chop something up , throw some drums in there , build up a few sequences and thats it

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Hamilton Hater August 24, 2010 at 6:47 am

If its so SIMPLE…let me hear some of your tracks TONY TRAXX!!

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Curt Mcgirt August 21, 2010 at 3:11 am

Good shit. Although the video is geared more toward Disko Daves flipping of the sample, one extra lesson can be taken from this. Obviously this is a Hall and Oates song but the Ska-ish cover is intriguing. Covers can be slept on because you may think when diggin “Another Sunny?” HEARD IT! or whatever the joint is but sometimes you may luck up on a joint that is killing the ones before it and can chop up some dope shit. Example, Tribes “Sucka Nigga” was not the orig “Red Clay” by Freddie Hubbard but a cover. The same could be said for waaaaaaaaay too many records. Stay diggin! 5000 G!

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deepfry August 21, 2010 at 4:19 am
doza August 21, 2010 at 5:28 am

haha i prefer deepfrys track! yeeeaaaahhhh boooooooi, post some more!
show these “mpc producers” how you get down

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darrell d August 21, 2010 at 10:56 am

the disko dave beat is much better,but both are very good.

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spank delux August 21, 2010 at 5:34 pm

The nigga Deepfry was very dope NICE!!!! Was that the same sample?

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Vitamin T, August 21, 2010 at 1:47 pm

Your beats was dope bro. That organ sample was ill.

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deepfry August 21, 2010 at 11:53 pm

thank you guys.

spank delux / not the same sample. thanks bro.

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yikes August 30, 2010 at 10:26 pm

yeah, super dope Dilla bite bro!

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DiskoDaveBBB August 21, 2010 at 8:04 am

wow i made the front page?! good look Semantik. @ tonytraxx, that’s cool, but sampling ISN’T easy. there’s an art behind it and all your favorite producers do it too. (maybe not yours) but it’s all good. you from VA Beach too so i can’t be mad..lol. @ deepfry, that joint is hard son! about bein’ better than me, i don’t know. i’d have to hear more, but i can tell you got an ear. i ain’t tryin’ to be better or battle anyone anyway, just trying to do my thing! PEACE and thanks for peepin’!

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deepfry August 21, 2010 at 8:22 am

so do i. i’m just enjoy this shit. : )

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DJ Sean P August 21, 2010 at 11:42 am

DiskoDave you did your thing man. Real dope!

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CB August 21, 2010 at 7:12 pm

cute beat but nothing special. this wouldn’t impress eric gale. sorry

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Clim August 21, 2010 at 10:31 pm

Primo wannabe.

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Michael August 23, 2010 at 8:55 am

This beat sounds better then anything premo did in the past 5 years. Hater.

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Clim August 23, 2010 at 7:27 pm

not true.

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AMFM August 28, 2010 at 5:34 am

This sounds nothing like primo… The beat is super dope, but primo is the last thing id compare it to. in pretty much every way.

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Sinosure August 21, 2010 at 11:02 pm

For me, I always peep Disko Dave cause he does his thing! This time is no exception! My take is this… Hip hop is slowly dying in various ways, but peeps are out here still keeping the REAL, TRUE HIP HOP ALIVE! And I’m sure all of you on here know what I mean when I say that. @ Deepfry, I’m feelin’ your joint too bruh, very nice work! So that’s what I mean I say peeps are keeping it real! I’m sure some things won’t impress some people, but my thing is keeping the TRUE ART FORM OF THIS HIP HOP ALIVE, MEANING SAMPLING HOT JOINTS because sampling is how it started! So if that means all of us who posted on here (if you make beats), so be it! The more, the merrier to keep this thing alive & going. Even if your beat is not the best one of the crowd. You know, having things like Fat Beats closing & such makes every underground beat I hear more enjoyable to me, even if it is by a bedroom producer! That let’s me know that at least there IS someone out there who is thinking like me, that doesn’t want this true form of hip hop to die! And they are trying to become better at the craft too. All in all, I’m glad there are peeps out here that are keeping this thing going!

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deepfry August 21, 2010 at 11:54 pm

yeah- word up.

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DiskoDaveBBB August 22, 2010 at 2:40 am

AMEN! i ain’t the best & i ain’t tryin’ to be. not trying to revolutionize or none of that. just doin’ what i love doin’ & tryin’ to preserve the art.

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Jacques Lonestar August 21, 2010 at 11:20 pm

There are lot’s of us keeping it going . We need to take it further though !

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D-Marz August 22, 2010 at 12:44 am

Damn it must of been a pain in the ass to set the cutoff for all those pads!! Thats the only thing I hate about the older MPCs. You cant just make all the pads cut each other off. Its a real pain in the ass.. I wish there was a way to fix this!!

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DiskoDaveBBB August 22, 2010 at 2:38 am

i know right? it takes forever..lol. but you gotta do what you gotta do to get the sound you want.

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P.B. August 22, 2010 at 7:10 am

But you still have a problem even with the newer MPC’s if you have all the pads cutting each other off. Because if you wanna layer one pad on top of another it will cut it off when you dont want it to. So even the newer MPC’s take some tweaking.

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D-Marz August 22, 2010 at 4:16 pm

Not really.. you just have to make another copy of the program and put it on a new track… VERY easy.. Im thinking about getting a 1000 to use with my 3000 just for samples… it will be so much easier…

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Im Trumaine August 22, 2010 at 12:55 am

well the beat was cool but i was suprised by the sample used but Masta Ace and The I.N.C. “Terror” if anyone remembers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BpuIusAFso

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DiskoDaveBBB August 22, 2010 at 2:36 am

that’a why if you watched it til the end, it says inspired by masta ace’s “terror”. just my flip. but that was my ish back in the day.

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DRAGOMMIR August 22, 2010 at 5:41 am

if you dont have nothing nice to say DONT say nothing

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Sinosure August 22, 2010 at 11:08 am

That’s what I love about the MV 8800 because it can do that!

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DJ Ian Head August 22, 2010 at 1:25 pm

Real dope. Nice work Dave. Nicely put together video too.

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SeroBeats August 23, 2010 at 8:16 am

whats the name of the sample?? i really need to know

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DiskoDaveBBB August 24, 2010 at 7:19 am

If you look at the video page, the sample is listed right under the video. I have no idea how it got there tho. Guess I made it obvious playing the o.g. 1st..lol

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Seanblaque August 23, 2010 at 1:21 pm

The Vid was dope. I’m a lover for a great set chopped samples!!

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Degs August 23, 2010 at 1:35 pm

PROPS ! Enjoy watching you create this!

Masta Ace did the same flip back in the day “Terror”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ab2TYGoT8kA

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Magilakutti: The DJ August 23, 2010 at 2:13 pm

Disko Dave consider me a fan bro… Keep doing your thing!!!

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Rugged August 23, 2010 at 3:38 pm

I love hearing Disko Dave beats..soulful and kept the boom bap of it. Still makes me to motivate to do beats when hear his stuff. Props and respect to you bro !

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3 Sons Productions August 23, 2010 at 5:39 pm

Dope vid and beat! Definitely motivating.

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goobofficial August 23, 2010 at 6:07 pm

does anyone know if you sample a cover do you pay twice for clearance? im sure hall and oates want their cut and do you pay the covering artist?

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Hater August 24, 2010 at 12:52 pm

fuck sample clearance!

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grasshopper August 24, 2010 at 4:00 pm

Yeah dope, very inspiring – good workflow, its key for me, probably what I struggle with most, I mean obviously diggin’ and choosing the right samples, chopping, sequencing etc are all vital.

But overall work flow, making sharp decisions on structure of the sequence , what samples come in and when, builds and drops, getting drums and bass in quick, especially drums can really uplift/flip a beat. Feeling it rather than overthinking it, can tell ddave is good at that. I can mess around with different loops/variations with a few samples for HOURS if i don’t get my shit together.

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TONY TRAXX August 24, 2010 at 11:16 pm

what is this debate about ?

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Hamilton Hater August 25, 2010 at 3:19 am

I’m waiting to hear some of your tracks TONY TRAXX!!??

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sayla August 31, 2010 at 2:40 pm

I miss Disco D

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