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Post by MiKong » 31 Jan 2015, 04:21

Given that this is Eurobeat, I'm hoping that there'll be a quite a few of these. I'm talking about the hidden (& sometimes not so hidden) stuff that producers just insert into their tracks.

I was listening to Eurobeat Flash vol 22 when I heard this at the beginning of Vicky Vale - Love Child:

https://clyp.it/aaxumwro

It's a weird thing to start a song with. But I'm very familiar with this kind of sound. If you have a reel-to-reel tape player, you'll know that this is what you hear when you rewind a tape and leave the Repro button on.

I knew if slowed down to just the right amount, you would be able to hear what was on the tape (though not clearly, there is a lot of high frequency loss when you attempt to slow down something that was recorded at a fast speed).

So I reversed the sample, and slowed it down until I heard something that sounded like a slow bass guitar and (tonewheel organ/monophonic synth?) melody. Keep in mind that I don't have any sophisticated software that stabilises playback speed, so the speed fluctuates throughout the sample:

https://clyp.it/aujn1vyo

So this is what I think I heard.....

0:00 - 1:15: Drums with some bass guitar, ends with a cymbal?
1:28 - 1:57: Short burst of drums and a male voice, then mains hum (prob. from a guitar amp)
1:58 - 4:23: Instrumental rock music!!
4:23 to end: Faint male voice singing & instruments, maybe an organ? Makes me wonder if this could be a multitrack tape and what we're hearing is track "bleeding", when a channel on a multitrack tape is picked up on another channel.

Maybe this is a jam session from one of Sinclaire's old tapes :D , that would be awesome.

Has anybody here discovered an easter egg or come across just a general oddity in a eurobeat track?
 
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Post by Markos » 31 Jan 2015, 08:52

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Post by drnrg » 31 Jan 2015, 11:37

It's hidden pretty well. You'll recognize it, but only if you're a big 80s fan.

Mika La Do - Walky Talky Doki Doki(HRG Attack)(Super Duper Vol. 6)
The synth riff is the synth riff from Harold Faltemyer's big hit "Axel F."

I generally love HRG attack because they always sneak in all those double meaning sex references

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Post by M2-EB » 31 Jan 2015, 11:46

That's a very recurring thing in eurobeat.
I'm not sure if that's because producers have been around for 15~20 years and have passed through many music phases now and then - carrying that inside their own music, of course.

Anyway I always find myself amazed when I realize such things, I go and make some research and end up meeting new (or not so much hahaha) and interesting stuff.
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Post by Lebon14 » 31 Jan 2015, 18:40

Mr. Know It All by Atrium (Maharaja Night Hi-NRG Revolution Vol.12) samples vocal lines from "Mr. Knowitall" by Primus. :3

♪I will not be
I will not be
I will not be told what to do
They call Mr. Know It All
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Post by drnrg » 01 Feb 2015, 04:29

How about Keven Johnson - Got To Be Your Lover(delta)

The part where he starts to sing "i Should be so.." and then says "sorry sorry".

That was an actual error he did with vocals, by confusing abit with Kylie Minogue's song "I Should Be So Lucky" They thought it sounded pretty cool at the studio and decided to keep that little error in the song.

That's one of my favs!!!

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Post by SuperEuroJimmy » 01 Feb 2015, 15:14

If this were facebook, I would like drnrg's post just above. :)

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Post by Javy » 06 Feb 2015, 05:01

The opening part to 1,2,3,4 Live On Dance Floor is from a demo of a synth kit.
Laurie - Hey Guy's synth hook is Barthezz - On The Move and Maximum Power - Crazy Night In Tokyo used the same drum hit from Mark Foster - Like A Fire.
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Doll Sisters - Dandy Candy Girl samples 1930s classic The Wizard Of Oz.
Not eurobeat but the Dima track Around Me by Movin Tech uses the same rap sample as N.M.R.'s Celebrate Nite from Dance Dance Revolution 4th Mix Plus
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another oddity

Post by MiKong » 06 Feb 2015, 06:17

drnrg wrote:How about Keven Johnson - Got To Be Your Lover(delta)

The part where he starts to sing "i Should be so.." and then says "sorry sorry".

That was an actual error he did with vocals, by confusing abit with Kylie Minogue's song "I Should Be So Lucky" They thought it sounded pretty cool at the studio and decided to keep that little error in the song.

That's one of my favs!!!
I love it when they find a way to incorporate vocal outtakes into the track. There's another song that does this (during the intro though) but I forgot the name of it.

This may have been addressed before, but RCS - Hot Fire (SEB 24) sounds like a more interesting remake of Patrick Hoolley - Catching Your time (SEB 10). A lot of the percussion sequences are the same (linn conga sequence, claps, hihats etc). It's as if Dave Rodgers used the same multitrack and just recorded over the old instruments.
 
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Post by Javy » 06 Feb 2015, 06:42

Oh yeah Roby Arduini reused his production of Mc Ya - U + Ur Hand (Eurotrance Mix) for SAIFAM and reworked it into Cherryl - Yes I Will for Delta
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Post by #Infinity » 06 Feb 2015, 07:04

Some of the intro samples in eurobeat songs come from Disney movies, namely:

Yellow Magic / Go Go Girls - "Don't you like us anymore?" (Chip, Beauty and the Beast)
Master Mind / Jungle Bill - "Fear not my friends! This will be my greatest performance!" (Robin Hood, Robin Hood)
Oh Oh Cowboy / Jeff Driller - "Don't even think about it, cowboy." (Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story)

Other notable samples:

Kamikaze / DJ NRG - "Aggression is defeated, the war is over." (George H.W. Bush, in response to the end of the Gulf War)
Black Jack Fever / Rogers, Contini & Sinclaire - The intros to several Def Leppard songs, particularly "Let's Get Rocked," "Photograph," and "Rock of Ages."
I Want it All / Fulvia Coupé - "I'll be back." (T-800, The Terminator)
El Vachero Bananero / Jungle Bill - "Go banana!" (Ralph Wiggum, The Simpsons episode Das Bus)

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Post by drnrg » 06 Feb 2015, 07:07

Javy
Oh yeah Roby Arduini reused his production of Mc Ya - U + Ur Hand (Eurotrance Mix) for SAIFAM and reworked it into Cherryl - Yes I Will for Delta
Speaking of Cherry's "Yes I Will"... The Hi-NRG remix, not only incorporates The classic "You Spin Me Round(Like A Record) melody, but is also inspired by the Italo classic from Shy Rose - "I Cry For You". Without any doubt, I always prefered the Hi-NRG remix of "Yes I Will". One of my top 5 DELTA songs of ALL TIME 8)

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Post by Calla_Maranatha » 06 Feb 2015, 09:23

Chorus of My Heart and My Soul / Morena = loose rip-off of You're My Heart, You're My Soul / Modern Talking
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Re: another oddity

Post by Mindsweeper » 07 Feb 2015, 07:56

MiKong wrote: I love it when they find a way to incorporate vocal outtakes into the track. There's another song that does this (during the intro though) but I forgot the name of it.
Thinking of Doctor Love 2009 perhaps? The way he giggles after "DOCTOR DOCTOR LOOOVVEE" certainly sounds like an outtake :D

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Post by Darkholme » 07 Feb 2015, 12:54

Boys (Summertime Love) by Sabrina shares the same synth riff as Just a Game by Vanessa. I have a strong suspicion that the male rapper is the same as well
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