Remember, you have to express the mood you want to suggest and the emotions you want to convey on your song. First of all, the Hippie movement had a definite political motive.therefore it was easy to understand.
Do you remember the fresh smell of the Florida air and the sweet sting of the wind through your hair while speeding down the interstate, windows down, blasting the baddess-ass Breakz track noone’s ever heard at 1AM- your crew in the back seat rolling their asses off, while you all knew you were about to entirely “make” the vibe of the party?
It’s not hard to piece together how or why it all started. Of course masses would come together just to “listen” to something so totally different from anything ever before. Sure there were elements of earlier genres-freestyle, b-boy, disco, etc.of course we imported the early House from Europe. But we transcended it somehow. What was created in Florida in the 90s was a movement- bonded together spiritually by a love of music- which we were creating as well as listening to. It could be said that the Florida breakbeat scene in the 90s transformed itself somehow into an all-inclusive, self-sustaining organism. At some point the organism itself (the scene) began to morph on its on, eventually controlling even those instrumental in creating it.
Some even believed it was becoming a real “religion.” Perhaps it was the visions of too much acid and ecstasy- “candy-flippin”, when you mixed the two together. Perhaps it was simply the power of thousands of vast oceans of ravers, coming together at huge weekend festivals-but yes..
The bassline in drum and bass plays half of the speed of the drums. The changing of this equation produces “faster” and “slower” sounding tracks. Guitar riffs and extra beats are added and the BPMs are made higher to alter the sound of the song. Since 1996, tracks have remained in the mid-170 BPM range, producing what we know today as drum and bass.
That’s exactly what seasoned drummers Michael Travis and Jason Hann had in mind when they formed EOTO in 2006. Hann talked about the band’s electrifying improvisation before a recent gig in Atlanta.
And then on top of that, we had shows. There were a lot of shows going on. Radio programming supported it as well. Underground hip-hop radio shows. Every night of the week in New York, you could pretty much tune in somewhere and hear underground hip-hop. So the support system was there back then.
If hard and punk rock isn’t the right tune for Sunday evening, then head down the street to The Five Spot to hear some New Orleans-bred funk! Water Seed is putting together an awesome show to highlight their soulful and funky ways at the best spot for funk concerts. Opening up for this band will be Kev Choice, emcee and pianist with a jazz and soul influence, and another New Orleans native Casme’ providing some fun and soulful tunes.