Monday, February 23, 2009

NEW BEAT DOCTOR MIXTAPE: 'The Executive Lounge: Beats from the Boardroom' **FREE DOWNLOAD**

'HELL, TRIPLE-BLAST AND DAMMIT TO HADES TWICE!'

For a while now, I've been brainstorming a mixtape based on some of the more low-key beats I'd created called The Executive Lounge. All of the tracks would share a certain sort of sound. I finally got it done, and to make up for the fact that I'm no longer doing straight-up remixes, I included skits between most of the tracks. (I do have a ton of acapella tracks I haven't remixed yet, but I've been plowing ahead pretty well in just plain old beat-crafting. I want to do an R&B remix disc, but that's gonna be a BITCH, I can already tell. You have to work around the melody and shit...)

Anyway, rediscovering a bit of Dr. Gregory House's past gave me the perfect counterpoint to the relatively serious beats. Hugh Laurie used to have a sketch-comedy show on the BBC from '89-'92, called A Bit of Fry & Laurie, with fellow Brit comedian Stephen Fry (he was the talk-show host on V for Vendetta). Most of the sketches are fucking hilarious, but one in particular, which ran through the first two seasons, worked perfectly.

Fry and Laurie play Peter and John, two "executives" at Durwent Enterprises. Over the course of about a half-dozen sketches, they're systematically forced into more and more menial jobs through boardroom power-plays by John's ex-wife, Marjorie (a corporation, a health club, a men's restroom, and finally, the Church of England). But what's really funny is just they way they talk, like they're heading up a company meeting 24/7.

I highly recommend the series, but I'm mainly looking for feedback on the beats. Click here to download The Executive Lounge mixtape, courtesy of YouSendIt. The link is good until about Feb. 27. It's about 50 MB or so, 20 tracks.

Lemme know what you think!

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