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Customer Sound Clip – Latin

October 7, 2011 Blog Leave a comment

The very talented Adriaan van Niekerk was kind enough to share a short sample of a song he recorded using a couple of grooves from our upcoming Latin Drum Loops Pack. Listen to it here:

SummerBreeze

What do you think? Please share your thoughts!

 

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Awesome Customer Sound Clip

September 1, 2011 Blog Leave a comment

James Lake – Rosy Okenfold

James Lake

James Lake

I just love it when our customers spontaneously send in songs that they have recorded with OddGrooves MIDI drum loops. Especially when they sound as good as Rosy Okenfold by James Lake. Magnus plays drums on a couple of songs on James’ upcoming album, but the drums on this song were all done using OddGrooves Westcoast Drumming. To quote James: “It was like the beats were made specifically for my song“. And I agree, the loops are right there in the pocket.

James uses Addictive Drums on this clip, and I must say that it sounds pretty amazing. Great playing, arrangement and production.

So, keep an eye out for James Lake’s album. And in the meantime, here’s “Rosy Okenfold”.

James Lake – Rosy Okenfold

Cheers,
Per

P.S. Westcoast Drumming is available here.

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We Want the Funk! Download free funk loops here!

April 3, 2011 Blog Leave a comment

So what about the funk?

I love the funk. I love to play it, listen to it and go to funk concerts. But I wasn’t always a funk fan, and if you read this blog regularly you may remember some of my previous posts about metal and also being a closet reggae fan. I didn’t care much for funk in my teens – it was all about prog, metal and fusion back then.

The key moment for me was the first time I saw Tower of Power in concert. It must have been in 1990 or 91 and the venue was a small club in Stockholm. I was standing less than 10 feet in front of the horn section and was literally blown away what came out of those horns (both in terms of sound and otherwise, yuk!). Since then I have seen them live five or six times, and they have never disappointed me. Rocco Prestia’s pumping 16th-notes, the distinct “BAUPP” sound of Doc Kupka’s baritone sax and of course the accented snare ghost notes by David Garibaldi. I love Tower of Power.

Another huge influence is of course James Brown, the godfather of soul. He recorded so many great songs that it seems almost silly to mention just one or two of them, but some of my favorites are Get On the Good Foot, Mother Popcorn and Funky Drummer (which features the most sampled drum groove ever, played by the great Clyde Stubblefield). I could go on.

Another funk highlight was seeing Parliament Funkadelic (or P-funk Allstars or whatever George Clinton decides to call the band. Or bands, whatever…). Songs like Red Hot Mama, Super Stupid, Good to Your Earhole, Standing on the Verge of Getting it On, Get off Your Ass and Jam and of course the epic Maggot Brain are regulars in my iPhone.

Then there’s The Meters, Prince, Defunkt, Sly & The Family Stone, Graham Central Station, the fusion funk of The Brecker Brothers and also disco-funk such as The Brothers Johnson and EWF. And the Acid Jazz movement that ocurred in the 90′s. The list goes on.

OddGrooves Funk Drumming sound clips

You may or may not have guessed that this blog post is part of a pre-launch for a new OddGrooves product (Attention: Subtle pitch coming up :-) ) The product is called OddGrooves Funky Drumming and features a selection of funk drum loops played by session drummer Magnus Brandell. It will be released in the first half of April 2011, and you will be the first to know if you either watch this blog closely or subscribe to our newsletter. As always, newsletter subscribers get a discount and if you’re not a subscriber I recommend you enter your name and e-mail address in the green box on the top right side. Here are the sound clips:

138 BPM Funk Fusion
115 BPM Popcorn Funk
112 BPM Funk
111 BPM TOP Funk
95 BPM Funky Magnus
91 BPM Funk
86 BPM Funk Shuffle

Free funk drum loops

Anyway, we got some free funk drum loops for you right here. As with all OddGrooves loops, they are royalty free and may be used in your productions without credit.

Download free funk drum loops here

We would appreciate it very much if you shared this blog post with your friends as we want to get the word out. Please use the Facebook Share or Tweet button.

Do you like the sound clips? Do you like the free loops? Do you like THE FUNK? We’d love to hear about it so please leave a comment below!

Cheers,
Per

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Funk Pack Sound Clips

March 27, 2011 Sound Clips Leave a comment

Funk Sound Clips

Here are a couple of audio demos from the upcoming OddGrooves Funky Drumming drum loop pack.

95 BPM Funky Magnus
138 BPM Funk Fusion
111 BPM TOP Funk
86 BPM Funk Shuffle
115 BPM Popcorn Funk
112 BPM Funk
91 BPM Funk

 

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Shredder Pack Sound Clips

December 12, 2010 Sound Clips Leave a comment

Sound clips taken from the Shredder Pack:

Metal Drum Loops Demo 1 – 133 BPM

Metal Drum Loops Demo 2 – 148 BPM

Metal Drum Loops Demo 3 – 84 BPM

Metal Drum Loops Demo 4 – 120 BPM

Metal Drum Loops Demo 5 – 132 BPM

Metal Drum Loops Demo 6 – 90 BPM

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Swing Drumming Sound Clips

October 28, 2010 Blog Leave a comment

Here are two sound clips taken from the OddGrooves Swing Drumming pack. All instruments by Magnus Brandell. Enjoy!

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Huh? Purple Napkins?

August 30, 2010 Blog 8 Comments

OK, now it’s time for something a little more on the odd side, namely Frank Zappa-style Reggae. If there’s one artist who really knew how to completely destroy classics such as Bolero and Stairway to Heaven by turning them into reggae, it was FZ. And I mean destroy in the best possible way :-)

So, I thought I’d record a little tribute to him with this sound clip titled “Purple Napkins”.
All drums were taken from the Reggae Drumming pack (played by Magnus, but you already guessed that) and the rest is me.

Purple Napkins

Per

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[intlink id="501" type="post"]Sneak preview of the Reggae Pack[/intlink]
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A sneak preview of the Reggae pack…

August 26, 2010 Blog Leave a comment

Listen to some Reggae Drumming, mon!

Hey folks,Reggae Drumming

We have been getting lots of e-mails asking what the [intlink id="53" type="page"]Reggae Drumming Pack[/intlink] sounds like, so I thought I’d upload a couple of recently recorded sound clips. Of course the clips only showcase a tiny fraction of the content, but I think it will give you a pretty good overview of what the Reggae Pack is about.

Now click the links below, sit back and enjoy!

Reggae Drumming Sound Clip 1: 95 BPM

Reggae Drumming Sound Clip 1
Drums by Magnus Brandell (loops from the Reggae Drumming Pack)
Bass, guitar & Keyboards: Per Ulfhielm

Sound Clip 2: 110 BPM

Reggae Drumming Sound Clip 2
Drums by Magnus Brandell (loops from the Reggae Drumming Pack)
Bass, guitar & Keyboards: Per Ulfhielm

Sound clip 3: King of Reggae

Reggae Drumming Sound Clip 3
This clip was written and recorded by Magnus, who plays all instruments except guitar. He went all-in on this one and even laid down some vocals – listen for his sublime secret message at the ending of the track :-)

All drum grooves were (obviously) taken from the upcoming [intlink id="53" type="page"]OddGrooves Reggae Drumming[/intlink] pack.

Related blog posts:
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[intlink id="584" type="post"]Free pack updated with reggae drum loops[/intlink]
[intlink id="454" type="post"]Confessions of a closet reggae fan[/intlink]

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Reggae Drumming Sound Clips

August 25, 2010 Blog, Sound Clips Leave a comment

Reggae Drumming Sound Clip 1
Reggae Drumming Sound Clip 2
Reggae Drumming Sound Clip 3
Purple Napkins – Frank Zappa style reggae sound clip

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Westcoast Sound Clips

August 18, 2010 Sound Clips Leave a comment

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