Nadel Paris

A Musician, Music producer, Songwriter

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Blog posts February 2018

The Ethos of Rhythm and Scales by Nadel Paris

In the ancient past, the Greeks attributed an "ethos" or moral force to musical rhythms and scales. To determine the ethos of anything such as a musical rhythm they not only factored meter, but also other fundamental rhythmic elements such as lengths, beats, bars, and parts. Their study of these ele…

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Electronic Dance Music - From Public Nuisance to a Respectable Profession

Just two decades ago, people used to get horrified with the tales tabloids used to tell of drug fueled profligacy linked to electronic dance music. Two decades later, seeking a DJing or rapping career or following the hip hop culture has become the new "in thing" among the youngsters.

So how did …

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What Makes A Beat A Hip Hop Beat?

So, what makes a beat hip hop?

Is there a certain way beats are sequenced that make them hip hop? Can any beat be considered hip hop? What is a hip hop beat? Hip hop is hard to define but we all know it when we hear it.

With other beats it is easy to classify them. For instance a shuffle beat …

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Top Trends in Beat Making

In case you missed it, there are some fresh new trends developing in beat making. This list details the most important ones. If you can adapt these to your productions, you're golden. If not - your beats might end up sounding like you created them in 2002.

 

  • Four to the floor. In case you'…

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Techno Music Sets the Mood of the Dancefloor

Techno music reflects our effort to live in harmony with the technology and nature. Techno music still requires plenty of human intervention to create and perform the machines is simply the equipment that enables it. Techno music with unfriendly ET, from deeper in your mind, there are things even mo…

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