#MusicMonday – Brush the Days Off

My second song

My second song, with many more to come.


I decided, for this week, that I’d publish another one of my mixes for everyone to hear. This time, I mixed Jay-Z’s “Dirt off your Shoulder” with Amon Tobin’s “At the End of the Day.” I have to say, I had a lot of fun with this mix, and it turned out better than I thought. Like my previous song, this one contains questionable lyrics, so if you’re like.. I don’t know, three years old, then don’t listen to this. Anyways, take a listen;

[audio:http://technoheads.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/jzat1.mp3]

Please, tell me what you think. I love to hear feed back, because it really lets me know how I’m doing with stuff like this.

Downloads, links, and other good stuff

Download the song here (right click the link and select “Save As”).

Listen to Jay-Z’s “Dirt Off Your Shoulder.”

Listen to Amon Tobin’s “At the End of the Day.”

Oh, and for a funny note, I’m pretty sure Jay-Z lowers his voice in his songs; his voice is higher in my mix, which has the original vocals in it, than it does in his music video and album recording. I think he sounds fine both ways, but still. Come on, Jay-Z.

  • themecreator

    :D cool^^ quite disturbing melody, but still cool

    • http://technoheads.org Salem

      Haha thats Amon Tobin for you.`

  • Kate

    a.) Before I listened to your mix, I listened to the individual songs and I was like “…okay, how is this going to go together at all?” But sure enough, you did a great job of making these two fit together really well.

    b.) Overall, I think your mix did an awesome job of altering the feel of both songs and creating something new and really cool.

    c.) The difference in Jay-Z's voice from version to version was kind of (well…very) hilarious. He has to be one of the wealthiest musicians out there; I am SURE he could afford some testosterone pills to solve this problem…

    • http://technoheads.org Salem

      Haha Jay-z is… well, a rather interesting character, to say the very
      least. Still, I'm really glad you like it! I have about 4-ish incomplete
      mixes sitting on my computer, so hopefully I'll get those done soon.

  • geoffking

    Wow this is really well done.
    I listened to it a few times and I'm really having trouble finding things to criticize haha. The balance is good throughout, though there are a couple of places where I think the vocal level dipped for a second, but maybe I'm just crazy. These two songs are just easier to mix, so you had fewer concerns with tempo phasing and annoying stuff like that. I think I like Jay-Z's unaltered voice better.

    Also, Amon Tobin. I like.

    Oh and that album art = badass.

    good stuff sir.

    • http://technoheads.org Salem

      Thanks for the feedback, Geoff! I really had fun making this mix, and its
      always good to get good feedback. And as for the album art? Thats what
      happens when I have too much free time on my hands. I'm thinking about
      getting some turntables, but who knows, right? :D

  • kmuenk

    I like this the best of your mixes. The super insturmental music (I'm guess that's “At the end of the day”) makes “Dirt of your soldier” sound so sort of nobel. At some parts though the lyrics and the background seem way too off, which calls your attention to the mixing. For example at: “from the bleachers their screamin, all the ballers is bouncin they like the way i be leanin” seems comical with the serious strings in the background. It doesn't take away from the song. I just though that was funny.

    Awesomeness!
    Katie

  • kmuenk

    I like this the best of your mixes. The super insturmental music (I'm guess that's “At the end of the day”) makes “Dirt of your soldier” sound so sort of nobel. At some parts though the lyrics and the background seem way too off, which calls your attention to the mixing. For example at: “from the bleachers their screamin, all the ballers is bouncin they like the way i be leanin” seems comical with the serious strings in the background. It doesn't take away from the song. I just though that was funny.

    Awesomeness!
    Katie