I’d like to thank Eric Drummerboy Claude for providing the “fuel” to my recent musical time travel. I remember the first time I heard the song “Axel F” from Beverly Hills Cop. When I heard that sweet synth driven classic, I knew I needed to sit down and figure out how to play it. Then I had to figure out how to recreate the overall atmosphere of the song. It was so exciting and catchy that it quickly became a favorite song of mine years before I even knew who Axel F was.
Eric Drummerboy Claude (E.Dubb) – Rise Reloaded
Once the foundation has been laid by the drums, the other instruments take a much more free approach. Wandering bass lines support the guitar riffs that float on top. And although sometimes I feel like I want to hear a melody I can latch onto, I have to let go of my preconceived notions of what I expect from this song to be and just let it ride. I just need to close my eyes and listen to what’s really going.
The biggest thing I hear on this track is raw emotion. You can almost feel the struggle of whoever it is that is trying to rise up. You feel the push and pull of someone trying to overcome their limitations so they can truly live up to the name of this song. Even though we may not find traditional song elements here, we do get to feel the true purpose and energy of the song. That’s something that we miss many times when we get caught up in lyrics or a slick melody.
E. Dubb takes the listener on a pure emotional driven journey. And although I do see some room for improvement here (for example, the track just seems to get cut off at the end), the overall vibe is a funky, groove driven emotional roller coaster that allows us to fully experience what it feels like to Rise Reloaded.
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