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One Late Night Game Music

My name is Darrin Jackson, and as a music producer and a sound designer it is often necessary to compose music for video games. There are many games out, and a current hit game is “One Late Night”, by Black Curtain Studio.   Here is the spec music demo I composed...

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George Clinton fights theft of his intellectual property.

George Clinton is 70’s years old.  Next to James Brown, his music is the most sampled in history. Yet he has to tour constantly to support his self, and his band. He even asked fans to donate money to help him build a small studio. The reason he has no money as that...

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Podcast – Bootsy the Funkluminati

This is a video podcast, covering Bootsy Collins and the legacy he has created with his Funk Music and his Space Bass Guitar. Narrated by Darrin "Nomad" Jackson, this pod cast gives an over view how Bootsy Collins has been involved in the evolution of the Funk from...

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Bootzilla – The King of Bass!

When I say Funk, people think of George Clinton, and James Brown. But what does the James Brown Funk have in common with the George Clinton P-Funk? What both of these people have in common is William “Bootsy” Collins. Known for his charismatic style, Bootsy single...

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Bands and Acoustic Music…are they a thing of the past?

Today, there are billions of people across the world partying and having a good time listening to music. Whether it’s a Concert, DJ, iPod, or YouTube playlist, they are playing the latest pop hits, and the majority of this “hit” music is electronic based. This music...

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Innovations – RZA the Sample Master

In those big moments in life, you always remember what you where doing when it happened. That’s what happened when I first heard C.R.E.A.M by the WuTang Clan. I couldn’t believe my ears. That was one of the “tightest” tracks I ever heard. It was raw, it was hardcore,...

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Kraftwerk and the Secret Break

To the world, Kraftwerk was known as innovators of electronic music. They have several albums under their belt, and they have a unique and interesting stage show. But to me, and most of my Hip Hop peers, there are known for their “Breaks”. Before I knew who Kraftwerk...

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Podcast – Marvin Gaye What’s Going On

This is a video podcast, covering Marvin Gaye's "Whats Going On Album." Narrated by Darrin "Nomad" Jackson, he talks about the period leading up to this album. The podcast also features a personal expert about the period after this real ease, and its personal effect...

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Thank You Marvin Gaye

  Marvin Gaye was one of the most prominent musicians in my life. He was a guy that was groomed by Berry Gordy’s Motown Music Machine. Berry Gordy was a businessman. He was about money and success. He put all of his artist through his rigorous music factory. He...

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The band that I never knew: The Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground (VU) is seen as one of the most influential bands of our time. But frankly, I never heard of them, and during the height of their career, the world did not ether. But that doesn’t mean that their voice was not heard. They spoke for the...

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The Beatles – Revolver

Beatle-mania is a term used to describe “the intense fan frenzy directed toward The Beatles during the early years of their success” ("Wikipedia" 2012). America was in love with the image of 4 shaggy haired boys from England. To some, the Beatles are one of the most...

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The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds

In the early 1960’s, the California Dream was with fun, sun, and pretty girls.  Surfboards and Fast Cars was a way of life that teenagers dreamed of, and the Beach Boys where the living image of that dream. Capitalizing off of this California dream, their new brand of...

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Ohio Players – The Smell Behind The Funk

Today for my Music Programming Composition class, I was analyzing a classic “Funk” song.  It is called the “Funky Worm” by the Ohio Players. What I found out surprised me. I grew up always feeling the funk, but whenI analyzed the song I saw Music Theory written all...

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