Develop a groove - Remix, Hip Hop and electronic song writing
- Using vocal loops in a rhythmic way
This example demonstrates the composition of the cumulative groove for
the song 'Rock star' which has been submitted as part of this creative
project (for further details on the ethos behind the song's compositional
process, please see the song's compositional notes).
I recorded myself saying the sentence 'I wanna be a rock star' then by
editing the recorded file I created the rhythmical loop of 'wanna wanna
wanna be a be a' this would be employed in the creation of the cumulative
groove for the song. The use of words as part of the cumulative groove
has several benefits over just using non-dialogue-based samples.
the hidden meaning that can be transferred in the emotional tone and
timbre of the voice
the literal meaning of the looped words
the words due to their repetitive use, have the potential of being
identified by the listener as one of the hooks of the song
Further vocal samples employed in the creation of the cumulative groove include:
a sample of Public Enemy, used as a drum fill, to introduce new sections
and break up the repetitive nature of the song.
a sample of Richard Kingsmill ('Australian Music Show' Triple J) saying
'If you want to send me anything.'
In addition to these vocal samples, a recording of a telephone ringing was
edited, so that the rings matched the tempo of the song and then it was employed
in the composition of the cumulative groove.