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lacienegasmiled:

Demo of Beat It composed using only Michael Jackson’s voice

As Jackson couldn’t fluently play any instruments, he would sing and beatbox out how he wanted his songs to sound by himself on tape, layering the vocals, harmonies and rhythm before having instrumentalists come in to complete the songs.

One of his engineers Robmix on how Jackson worked: “One morning MJ came in with a new song he had written overnight. We called in a guitar player, and Michael sang every note of every chord to him. “here’s the first chord first note, second note, third note. Here’s the second chord first note, second note, third note”, etc., etc. We then witnessed him giving the most heartfelt and profound vocal performance, live in the control room through an SM57. He would sing us an entire string arrangement, every part. Steve Porcaro once told me he witnessed MJ doing that with the string section in the room. Had it all in his head, harmony and everything. Not just little eight bar loop ideas. he would actually sing the entire arrangement into a micro-cassette recorder complete with stops and fills.”

Reasons why I laugh when people say he wasn’t a real musician.

Dang. Dude was good.

Incredible.

(Source: harrattanparhar)

07 April 2014     1:57 pm     48,833 notes

wetakemoredrugs:

Song Of The Day

Heliotropes - Quatto from A Constant Sea

05 April 2014     10:47 pm     1 note

dancetothebeats:

All For You - Janet Jackson

29 March 2014     11:33 pm     1,562 notes

joeydeangelis:

Sylvan Esso
"Coffee"
Coffee/Dress

white winters, warm coffee

pinkpamplemousse🐱

27 March 2014     12:11 pm     365 notes

hippeoplemusic:

Future Islands - Spirit 

20 March 2014     6:00 am     4 notes

groovetothebeat:

Usher - U Remind Me

18 March 2014     12:05 am     971 notes

joeydeangelis:

Phantogram
"Fall In Love"
Voices

14 March 2014     11:24 am     347 notes

quevivaelrocanrol:

Born Ruffians // “Foxes Mate For Life

13 March 2014     2:20 am     249 notes

(Source: hijackfb)

07 March 2014     11:16 pm     53 notes

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