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Complacent (by Spitlogic)


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ktb

 Genre: Hip Hop-Rap

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Thanks to Spitlogic for offering up these great tunes for folks like me to mangle :-) My second effort. Not sure if I've done that before, but it always amazes me that despite hours of listening and tweaking I can still post something and then hear something hugely amiss. In this instance it was an itch I needed to scratch. So thanks in advance for indulging my do-over.

Spitlogic - Lyrics, Vocals

ktb - backing tracks

I know of at least two other interpretations (both of them very cool). If I missed anyone let me know.

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Uploaded: Aug 14, 2011 - 04:58:50 PM
Last Updated: Aug 14, 2011 - 04:58:50 PM Last Played: Feb 27, 2015 - 11:39:01 AM
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alackbass said 2289 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
Complacent (by Spitlogic)
Oh yeah! I remember this. Great backing track! Sounds like a real band rocking the house. Are you playing guitar? The guitar licks are great! Great funky Rhodes solo!
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ktb said 2289 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
Guitar
Thanks Andrew. Negatory on playing the guitar, used loops. I'm glad you thought the rhodes solo worked. I have other versions with synths, organ etc etc, because I couldn't decide :-)
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magnatone said 2289 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
Complacent
ooh, i remember this one too! excellent work john! on a side note, i have total empathy for the tweak/post/uh-oh phenomenon! (i've never heard ANYTHING amiss on ANYTHING you've ever posted though!) great job - i think you and mitchell have great musical synergy - hope you will do some more together!
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ktb said 2289 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
more
Man I hope. Theres a lot of freedom in creating SL backing tracks. I really enjoy that process. Plus Mitchell does such a great job adding the scratching, and various effects. Always top shelf. Thanks for the supporting comment Karen, always appreciated.
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Gaylen75 said 2288 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
pro
this sounds so good. Congrats.
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ktb said 2288 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
thx
Gaylen, me thinks we're about due. If you have a sketch send it over, or you'll have to make do with what I send you..hehe. Appreciate the listen buddy.
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tempie said 2288 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
like it
when it's mixed/played right, rhodes works so well with a funky bass line, and it's perfect here. also think the synth stabs are cool - coincidentally i've been going back and listening to a lot of quincy jones' produced 80's R&B lately and one thing i rediscovered is his use of synth stabs. cool that you used them here. also dig the little bits of muted rhythm guitar.
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tokai said 2288 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
John
Solid mix. The bass is solid and the sound bed is very cool. The rap fits nicely around the melodies. Where is the guitars coming from? Good job chaps.
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ktb said 2288 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
Guitar
Steve, just some loops cut and spliced to fill in here and there. Wasn't sure if they worked, but left them in anyways :-) Glad you like it Mate.

poms is coming along...you have a monster there btw. I'm worried about mucking it up.
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Les_Kloo said 2288 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
Complacent
Great groove. Smooth chord backing, punched up by that funky rhythm section. Those guitar licks. Loops in the right key? Wow. Helluvan arrangement, and the Rhodes sounds great over that growly bass. Good fun. Now I'm thinking I will have to give this a try. You've inspired me. And of course, what a great vocal track by Mr. Logic.
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dancedivine said 2288 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
Cool.....
I like this arrangement..... and I've heard this song hundreds of times (riding around in the car)..... lol.... But, this is a cool re-mix! Groovy..... :)
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rok41 said 2288 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
Complacent
Nicely done John, very, very cool. Solo is delicious, your playing is as always outstanding!
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ktb said 2288 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
Appreciated
From yourself I'm humbled. I want my mixes to be like yours when they grow up :-)
Thanks Chris
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crissew said 2288 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
Great iteration of this song
Love that funky backer you made for this. So full sounding yet clear. Works awesome with this vocal. Kudos to you both. Killer track.
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ktb said 2287 days ago (August 16th, 2011)
clear
Thanks Crissew. I'm psyched you think the mix is full sounding. This was my second attempt with Ozone and on the 1st pass, I think I went overboard. Appreciate the listen and comment.
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lengold said 2287 days ago (August 16th, 2011)
Loving this John
Mitchell's vocal fits so well into this funky groove, something different.
Drums are very well done too. Great feel.
Cheers
Len

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ktb said 2287 days ago (August 16th, 2011)
drums
Were the only track to survive from the 1st version..lol..

btw, your latest No Dancing Please was seriously off the hook.
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Moviz said 2287 days ago (August 16th, 2011)
You
did this one so right John... fantastic job on Spitlogics fab track.... love the jazz feel and the great beat.... the itch was well and truly scratched, cheers M
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Vic Holman said 2287 days ago (August 16th, 2011)
Complacent
damn cool backing tracks. a cool contemporary r&b sound. fits so perfectly with spit logic's vocal styling. the overall mix is great too.
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gadzooks said 2286 days ago (August 17th, 2011)
Complacent
This is sooo cool!!! I love the R&B Hip Hop-ee groove.You've done an excellent job of the backing track and I just am diggin' that rhodes solo ... love it.
SG
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egobandit said 2286 days ago (August 17th, 2011)
Damn!
Slammin, love the bass ! the keys the guitar licks then spitlogic on top ! Perfect mixture!
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finkeldink said 2285 days ago (August 18th, 2011)
This is awesome
There have been some really awesome versions of this song.

This is really cool!

excellent grove!
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Sigmund said 2285 days ago (August 18th, 2011)
Complacent
I dig this tune, John. Not at all my style - heck I couldn't effectively do rap if my life depended on it - but this is very good and I can really appreciate the talent here - really enjoyed - thanks!
Sig
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ktb said 2285 days ago (August 18th, 2011)
Rap
Sigmund, to tell the truth its a big stretch for me. Mitchell is forever helping me sync my tracks. His ready made diddies make it fun to boot.
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sammydix said 2285 days ago (August 18th, 2011)
Complacent
gawd. English dudes got such soul. i listened to the original and the other versions--which were surprisingly good, but this one stands out for me personally. just grooooves.
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bud said 2284 days ago (August 19th, 2011)
Great collab
I really like the swinging jazz approach. Makes me even more aware of how rhythmic and lyrical Mitchell's work is. Excellent backing tracks.
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Doug Somers said 2269 days ago (September 3rd, 2011)
Takes no prisoners
Wow, what treatment you've given this - the funk inspired groove you've got going is up front and permeates everything. I gotta move. Pro sounding track, dloaded with thanks!
Doug

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Soundhound said 2267 days ago (September 5th, 2011)
Cool track.....
He's a bad dude with the words, this is great you've done a good job
with this as well.....

Well done.....
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Philip18 said 2258 days ago (September 14th, 2011)
Complacent
No complacency here! Great sound palate. A bit frightening that looped guitars can sound that good :-) Sounds like you had some fun creating this!
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stratcat said 2250 days ago (September 22nd, 2011)
Great
vocals. Very catchy. Such a professional mix and mastering. Cool! Ktb you can do any style it seems.
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TobinMueller said 2239 days ago (October 3rd, 2011)
funky keys in instrumental section
I dug the keys instrumental. Cool funky jazz feel. I also liked the sense of harmony/dissonance you create in your layered vocals. Thanks for sharing the variations.
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RochaMalhada said 2234 days ago (October 8th, 2011)
Funky hop
This is SO damn slick, John - so late to this hard party

Very cool backing track for the Mitch rap

. - Harold
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paralax said 2230 days ago (October 12th, 2011)
very complacent
very cool rapper nice collab.
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kassia said 2168 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
ooh
John, you've funked this to the max! i LOVE LOVE your choice of synths and organs. great drums and the background guitar embellishments are perfect. i know spit gives folks great stuff to work with but this is so much more than a sum of its parts. just awesome.
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thoddi said 2168 days ago (December 13th, 2011)
ooooh cool groove
You have a talent for coming up with the coolest grooves. I can't sit still listening to this.

Very cool sound fx's coming from the keyboard department.

Cheers:-)
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Drew Kopr said 2146 days ago (January 4th, 2012)
Nice swing!
Great music and groove KTB. Spit's rap is always right on the money lyrically, rhythmically and tonally. Regarding that redo itch, that happens to me every time as well. The worst is when you spend the time redoing everything, only to decide later you really like the first version. This version is great, so nothing to worry about.
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hackneybloke said 2100 days ago (February 19th, 2012)
complacent
oh yeah i remember this one. you wove a cool sound round it. love the very warm r&b feel. oh yeah.....i'm loving this.
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mike_d said 2086 days ago (March 4th, 2012)
OK, so...
I know my participation has been sparse around here, but how the hell did I miss this?? Excellent track!
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Outtaorbit said 2081 days ago (March 8th, 2012)
Nothing amiss
About this
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DWL said 2041 days ago (April 18th, 2012)
Smooth work
Funky and tight!

Really well put together.

Cheers

Dick
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Loob said 2040 days ago (April 19th, 2012)
Man I dig the bass!
Quite a cool spacious mix! If this don't get ya groovin', nothin' will! it just cooks! Great work!
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Damroze said 1827 days ago (November 18th, 2012)
Good funky groove
with phat bass. It's fascinating the different ways people approach the same track. Cool stuff.
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