Doomsday Beat Suite

by Chants

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This piece was originally commissioned by Ben (aka Neon Pajamas) in March '15, after hearing my production on 'Doomsday' by WebsterX. The concept was to create a long thing with multiple rappers and singers coming in and out. Using some of the textures and rhythmic ideas on 'Doomsday' as a starting point, I made roughly half of the piece, but for various reasons the vocal collaborations never came together.

Although collaboration has often been a big part of my own releases, producing for vocalists has been the exception rather than the rule. However, from early 2013 to early 2016 I was inspired by the
opportunity to work with a handful of rappers, first milo and then WebsterX. The rest of the music here is made up of beats I originally made for them (personally I'm not motivated to make a beat for its own sake, there has to be a specific project, concept, or person in mind).

This period dovetailed with my increasing fascination with faster tempos, physicality, and exploring how music can function in a club context. That's the direction I've followed since (documented on my past & future releases on Astral Plane Recordings). Though I'm not currently interested in revisiting the approach documented here, I'm glad to present this as a snapshot.


released November 15, 2016

Acoustic guitar on final section: Brandon Beebe
Photo: Sarah Polenska



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