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got a semi-proggy tune this time.
a guy from my DAW forums--CameronDye--heard a few of my tunes and was cool enough to let me know that if i ever wanted a bass part, look him up. so i did--and received the badass basslines in this song.
From the start, i knew Gadz would be perfect for the lead guitar in this one...and yes, he delivered!

CameronDye: badass bass
Stan Gadziola: badass lead guitars and drum section explained below***.
Me: all panned rhythm guitars (except for the obvious lead parts).
Addictive Drums progging, except for the first short drum break of two.

***Stan also uses Addictive and he--wo me telling him anything about the kit
i used--created that small section because my original was pretty weak. i didn't know he'd done it until he sent me his guitar trks. liked it so much i kept it and it blends pretty well with mine, i think.
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Music-Sam Dixon
Lyrics-Demetrius Hill
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Uploaded: Apr 25, 2014 - 12:41:16 AM
Last Updated: Apr 25, 2014 - 11:21:36 AM Last Played: Aug 11, 2017 - 12:11:40 PM
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DWL said 1247 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
Badass indeed!
Nice collab :-)

Bass and guitar work really well together and the drums are very good.

As I said, nice collab :-)

Cheers

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sammydix said 1247 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
thks Dick
ironic that the song's title is Independence, but i certainly couldn't have done it alone!
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magnatone said 1247 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
Independance
oh YES!!! Fabulous band, Sammy rules, thanks for the D/L!!
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sammydix said 1247 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
just wish
we could all get together and jam this live. thanks Karen.
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rok41 said 1247 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
Independence
Prog Envy! I love it! Lots of cool movement in this tune, really driven nicely my Cameron; excellent prog bass tone! Sammy, you have written another cool tune and it was a wise choice to pull in Stan. What a great player that guy is! Love it fellas.
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sammydix said 1247 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
hmmm
second time i heard the word 'movement' in a comment. another guy said that same thing at my DAW forum. gotta love it! thks Chris.
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Les_Kloo said 1247 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
Independence
Power trio + AD. Nasty bass -- yeah. Wicked groove. Good to hear you working in the realm of the off-kilter. Also great to hear Stan blazing away. Pure adrenaline.
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sammydix said 1247 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
it's a little
known fact that Robert has a younger black bro in the states. the family likes to keep it out of the media gossip. so yeah, the influence couldn't be helped.
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FEEL said 1247 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
Oh so good
love progressive music and this is a fine example. The guitar is superb and I'm digging that driving bass. Fantastic changes through out, vocals are strong... pure rocker and jamming it loud!
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sammydix said 1247 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
acutally,
this one had been sitting around for months, and i'd forgotten about it. i happened to see it while doing some HD cleaning and decided to revive it. so i added some vocs and got Stan in on it. brought it back to life. appreciate it John.
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KCsGROOVE said 1247 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
independence
excellent collab, guys
that bassl;ine moves the song forward
some pretty cool guitarwork too
Great vocals, Samkeep on rocking!
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sammydix said 1247 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
hey KC
yeah, i liked the chemistry Cam and Stan created in the tune wo either knowing who the hell the other is.
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MarkHolbrook said 1247 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
Dang
that bass line just kicks! Sammy you never disappoint! Nicely done! Great guitar work too. Vocals just work!
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sammydix said 1247 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
Mark
hey man, this is an old band song of mine. back then, i couldn't stand writing lyrics and would try to pawn it off on the band bassist, so Demetrius filled in that part. there were more verses and choruses, but i mainly wanted to keep this closer to the instrumental side.
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racerat said 1247 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
Independence
Makes me feel like I'm being chased by a Tracker Jacker. Killer licks all around, bass to leads to vocals. Especially like the blistering lead at 2;12. Awesome. Downloaded within 20 seconds of the start. Great collab guys.
RR
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sammydix said 1246 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
we're
comin to git ya! no escape. tks much RR
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grah3am said 1246 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
Straight to the top
NO! I was just getting into this when it stopped! I mean, I like drama, but I like a groove like this to last ten, fifty minutes or so. Seriously, leave 'em wanting more, Sam. This is classic.
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sammydix said 1246 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
we're
saving the the xtended version for the live show, Graham.
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PeterB7858 said 1246 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
Independence
Cameron's driving bass provides the perfect foundation for this prog fest, Sam. Power trio+ exemplar! The rhythm guitar work is great and Stan rips over the last section. Powerful, full steam ahead music. Thanks, Peter.

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sammydix said 1243 days ago (April 28th, 2014)
dang Peter
thought i replied to everybody until i didn't see an indentation under your comment while scrolling down. thanks for dropping over!
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JazzIsTvRicky said 1246 days ago (April 26th, 2014)
Yeah...Dix..Jammed!!!
Well what can you say? If you know who's playing on this you just say...whewed-left....Yeah! Super Mix and performance Grande! WOW! Macjammers are just plain Magical!

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sammydix said 1246 days ago (April 26th, 2014)
hey TV!
where've you been hiding? good to see you again and thanks much.
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Bob Rodgers said 1246 days ago (April 26th, 2014)
Superb
in every way Sam, excellent collab!

Love that driving bass and guitar work, very much enjoyed. D/L thanks!

Bob
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sammydix said 1246 days ago (April 26th, 2014)
wouldn't
have been even nearly the same wo the two other fine musicians. so glad you liked it, Bob.
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gadzooks said 1246 days ago (April 26th, 2014)
Independence
Independence
This turned out real well ... thanks for the invite ... I always enjoy playing your stuff because you let me BE FREE!!! ... and you know how much I like that ending. You are one creative dude Sammy.

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sammydix said 1246 days ago (April 26th, 2014)
i think
i've done more collabs with you and anyone else so far. like all the others, it's always a pleasure.
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Skean said 1246 days ago (April 26th, 2014)
Dig it…
….and downloaded, thanks for a great collab, cheers.
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sammydix said 1246 days ago (April 26th, 2014)
i appreciate
that Skean. i tried to take special care with this one. think that just encouraged me to do the same in the future.
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A1K3M1 said 1246 days ago (April 26th, 2014)
Banging!!!
Loved that bass from the get go, hooked me right into this groove. Sexy rocking track. Soaring lead guitar and banging beats/drums. Vocals and supreme. Thanks for sharing with us, excellent collaboration guys.
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sammydix said 1246 days ago (April 26th, 2014)
thk Chris
i hope i can come up with something to call on you some time soon.
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Vic Holman said 1246 days ago (April 26th, 2014)
badass!
.... this is extremely cool. you sure pooled some great talent together here.
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sammydix said 1245 days ago (April 26th, 2014)
yeah,
between my daw site and here, there's no shortage on good musicians. tks Vic.
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Sigmund said 1245 days ago (April 26th, 2014)
Independence
This is some pretty hard rocking, head banging, high energy music going on here, Sam. You put together a great team too - Stan's leads are smoking hot, and Cameron's bass is pumping - I really like that bass line/riff! This was a fun one to listen to guys - nice job!
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sammydix said 1245 days ago (April 26th, 2014)
never really
done that many 'jam' type songs, but i'm glad it came together for this one. sometimes it's good to get some guys (or gals) together and just let let the song go. thks for listening.
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carbon said 1245 days ago (April 26th, 2014)
independence
badass bass is right. good lawd this track is on fire! nicely done guys.
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sammydix said 1245 days ago (April 27th, 2014)
shows
what can happen if you give a dust-gathering song a second chance. appreciate it Carbon.
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stratcat said 1245 days ago (April 26th, 2014)
Wow
heavy bass. Cool guitars. Like the changes. Sweet chops on the guitar man! Cooooooool Baby!
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sammydix said 1245 days ago (April 27th, 2014)
thanks
Strat. i've done a blues tune or two before, but if i do another, i think i know who to call on... ;)
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Outtaorbit said 1245 days ago (April 26th, 2014)
Everytime i hear your shi t
I think????? Why do I bother?...excellent tune
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sammydix said 1245 days ago (April 27th, 2014)
because
it's inside ya man! and you have something different to offer.
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Garni said 1245 days ago (April 27th, 2014)
Independence
Nice work gents!!
Really enjoying this

G-)
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sammydix said 1245 days ago (April 27th, 2014)
thanks
much Garni.
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Philip18 said 1245 days ago (April 27th, 2014)
Independence
Everything to like here: rocking bass, super guitar playing, interesting arrangement and expressive vocals. Love it!
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sammydix said 1245 days ago (April 27th, 2014)
when it
was trks of just me, i couldn't get much enthusiasm over the song, but when Cam and Stan joined in, that changed quickly.
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bud said 1245 days ago (April 27th, 2014)
very cool
love the middle breakdown
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sammydix said 1245 days ago (April 27th, 2014)
glad
you stopped by for a listen Bud.
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egobandit said 1244 days ago (April 27th, 2014)
dang
Totally sick bass this just covers every corner drums guitar bass and vocals flowing with energy Awesome!
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sammydix said 1243 days ago (April 28th, 2014)
thx EB
i think Cameron just joined the MJ boat, so this may not be the last team up.
he has some damned good tunes of his own.
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LisaHawbaker said 1244 days ago (April 28th, 2014)
Nice piece.
You guys did a great job!
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sammydix said 1243 days ago (April 28th, 2014)
thnks
so much Lisa.
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Ultrabeast said 1242 days ago (April 29th, 2014)
Hell yeah
This is heavy!
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DJ WERD said 1240 days ago (May 1st, 2014)
great groove Sammydix & friends
really enjoy this song , sounds full and remains spacious . keep on expressing the independence !
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segiperkasa said 1240 days ago (May 2nd, 2014)
really cool ....
really cool composition ... great guitar works ...
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scaustrita said 1239 days ago (May 2nd, 2014)
Progressive Indeed
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scaustrita said 1239 days ago (May 2nd, 2014)
Aphrodisiac
It all came back to me!
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mana_junkie said 1235 days ago (May 7th, 2014)
For Cool!
A rockin' groove you got here and it had me hooked from the get go. I likes it!
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Relic67 said 1229 days ago (May 12th, 2014)
CLASSIC RIFF ALERT!
neat song overall, and I especially like the riff starting at around 0:51.
this could be the basis for a whole song of its own. kinda Led Zeppish - I love it. great playing by all.
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J_Gretch said 1212 days ago (May 29th, 2014)
Independence
Love it love it..!!This could have went another minute or two for me.The whole thing sounds so live and full of energy..Great collab guys.
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Warren Smith said 1205 days ago (June 5th, 2014)
Sizzle
The music sizzles. I keeps moving forward in intoxicating ways. Nice collaboration.

My only nit is with the lyrics. Not that they are stripped down - that's fine. I just wish the second verse was different than the first, because the simple repeat doesn't move the song forward in the same prog way the music does.
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Tiny_Man_Inside said 1205 days ago (June 5th, 2014)
dig it
I really like this, it has a great groove and it's poppy and catchy, despite also being very obviously proggy at the same time. That's not easy to do. Nice production too.... a very fun listen!

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mfwmiles said 1202 days ago (June 9th, 2014)
rip it up!!!
that bass and drum just keep it all together in this complex rhythmic prog piece...for some reason i wanted the drums to "kick" just a little more, i mean if i am going to pick nits on a production that is pure sammy and tight as hell and so perfectly balanced.
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Dadanaut said 1187 days ago (June 23rd, 2014)
Wow!
What a blast!
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lyzak said 1187 days ago (June 24th, 2014)
Nice ending too
I was feeling a little groggy and sluggish.. and then listened! Am now ready to kick some a%% in my garden!
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