Sunday, August 5, 2007

The Making Of "All Beacause She's Gone"

Taking it back to October 2006 Here's the story behind one of my favorite tracks "all because she's gone". I participated in the 2006 Red Bull Music Academy which was held in Melbourne, Australia this time. While at the academy I met 30 of the most amazing people from around the world who became family and the music I produced there reflects that. Phonte Coleman of "Little Brother" was also there, when he arrived we almost went to work immediately. We did three full songs in one night, the ideas were flowing with nothing to stop them. One of the tracks we worked on was "all because she's gone". This track started off early in the morning. Participants would start arriving between 10 and 11am, I would get there allot earlier than that and sometimes sleep there to use the studios in peace and quite. So on one of those early mornings I kept humming this guitar in my head, I laid down some drums but this guitar was stuck in my head. Pretty soon Daniel Jacobson (participant for Ireland) walked in and I said "Daniel, can you play what I'm humming?" he said "sure" and the hummed guitar was born. After our first lecture Carl Mcintosh (of Loose ends) went on a walk through the studio rooms. I stopped him and said "would you mind laying bass on this?" he said, "sure" and the bass was born. So now the track is coming to life and I'm feeling good about it. Without hesitation I took the track to the main studio room and laid it down. While in studio "A"David Wright (participant from New Zealand) walks in and I say "yo, can you play Rhodes on this?" he says "sure". (you see the pattern?) At this point Little brother MC Phonte Coleman walks in and says "O, what the hell is this?" I say "just something I'm putting together," he says "lets write to it and finish it." So now we've written and recorded to it. (Phonte got his singing on and he and both MC'd) Todd Simon (trumpet player for Madlib and Macy Grey) walks in and says "this is dope!" I say, "yo, Todd.. Throw some trumpet on that bitch!" I whistled a few Horn melodies to him and the rest was history. Phonte felt something was missing and pulled Tor and Andreya Triana (participants from the U.K.) in to do some additional vocals, perfect touch. Sequencing had already began and we were still adding elements. Richard Eigner(participant from Austria) added tambourines, Mark Pritchard (Harmonic 33) added additional synth and sound effex. That my friends was the making of "all because she's gone"(fact: "Delusional" from Little Brother's last mix-tape "And Justice for All," and "The Perch" produced by Flying Lotus were all made that same evening.)

(To download this song simply click on the song title above)

Meet the band
song, rhymes, drums, instrumental melodies- Oddisee

bass- Carl Mcintosh

rhymes & Sangin- Phonte Coleman

additional chorus vocals- Tor

horns- Todd Simon

FX & chorus synth- Mark Pritchard

tamborine- Richard Eigner

guitar-Daniel Jacobson

rhodes- David Wright

back ground vocals- Andreya Triana


Last but not least here are some never before heard tracks i made in Melbourne. Some finished and some just ideas that came from being around producers of other genres, enjoy.




(To download these songs simply click on the song titles above)

31 comments:

Proverb said...

All Because She's Gone is a classic. As a producer, I can easily say that you are one of my favorites right now man. The live instruments and Phonte doing his thing and then you putting it together really created something special.

I'm still blown away by this one...
Your boy
Proverb

Goodwill said...

that shit is dope for real everyone puttin in they 2 cents

turned out dope

Styve said...

oh you did it then!spread the word

Mushroom Soul said...

Dope ! I love the trumpet

duke hugh said...

all because she's gone is straight classic

Carbon Three said...

Great music guys, love and respect from England.

Catchya.

cibattle said...

DOPE track. Didn't know phonte got chops like dat! He's a double threat!

Stylus said...

yessir.

after my 3rd rejection I gave up on RBMA but for some reason all of my friends (you, Lil Dave, K. Murdock, PJ, Monica, many others) have gone so maybe I might give it a shot again some day.

ODDISEE said...

Please do man, I'll give you some insider tips to get in!

Charlie P said...

OMG

Anonymous said...

That's the way it's supposed to be man. Different musicians from collaborating with no egos whatsoever, just the dope music. on another note, i need to apply for that damn RBA. Their interviews are hella insightful. Majhik.

Anonymous said...

Mark Pritchard is Harmonic 33 (or as of late also 303), not Prefuse 73

great music!

ODDISEE said...

Haha oops! thanks I cant believe I made that mistake!

DIRTY.DUNNZ said...

that joint is bangin...the story of how it all came about is making me fiend to make beats right now but I'm at work doing the damn.

ODDISEE said...

Haha I hear ya. get ya paper champ.

Dee Phunk said...

Thanks for sharing all of this son. I've had "All Because She's Gone" for a minute. I forget where I got it. But I was blown away to see that homie from Loose Ends played bass on it. Musta been surreal. U easily could have kept this to yourself. Props for lettin' these out.

Anonymous said...

thanks for this song..i been going thru a tough time and its perfect theme music for my situation. never have i been so in love with a woman who doesnt realize out potential..thanks so much, ive heard this song all day today, its somewhat remedy for the pain i experience.

Akili from Norf Cack said...

Waddup Oddisee, you're much better at this than Kev fam. lol. Peace to Kev Brown by the way if you read this. But seriously Oddisee, I admit I kinda slept on you at first during the "Music Lounge" era but you have made me a believer. "Gentrification" is one of my top 5 fave songs of all times and also very real talk (got fam in MD). Now that I'm all off subject, All Because She's Gone is definitely fresh, especially with Tay reppin that NC right. Greensboro baby yeah mayneeeee. One.

ODDISEE said...

Thank you for waking up. (see america! I'm waking you muthaf%!#$ up one person at a time!) lol

StillPhilosophy said...

Yeah man, it's defiantly working...it's hit the OkayPlayer boards to..

http://board.okayplayer.com/okp.php?az=show_topic&forum=5&topic_id=1334982&mesg_id=1334982&page=3

I'm defiantely sat here with a smile on my face watching this.

mike said...

This is an amazing track, and the story behind it makes it even better man! For real!

Golden said...

I heard beat prices go up to 200, 000 $... That's unfair... 10 people on one beat, and all of them great musician's... how to put a price on this beat... IT'S PRICELESS!!!

ESSAR said...

Thanks for the treats

Appreciate it
I had just moved from Melbourne to Perth when the RBMA hit town.
Stay up

Anonymous said...

shes not gone unless u let her...great song....keep doing it big

Intelx said...

WOW!!!

What a beautiful song. You continue to be an inspiration to me. Never stop giving the world the music we're hungry for. Your message speaks volumes through your sound Oddisee.

Bless...

Anonymous said...

wow dude... beautiful song.

the music is great but yo - your first verse!!! very very nice!!! "Well look at this here..." lol it's like you recently went thru a break up or somethin

Anonymous said...

I'm lovin the direction your music is heading lately. Dope. keep up the good work, peace!

Trusense said...

As soon as I heard it, didn't stop playing it since. Definitely a classic track. Amazing how so many people worked together to make this record.

Trusense said...

Most be nice to have access to musicians with different niches at a time like that.

thebeathunters said...

definitely summer of '07 anthem...
beautifully done
much love

minizu said...

ayo oddisee..when I was listening that track..I was like 'Damn!..the song is perfect, and the lyrics are so good'

but anyway..Imma askin' u a favor.

can u give me the lyrics of this song?
cuz Im brazillian and I can understand just some of them words.

my e-mail is : lucas.ss91@ig.com.br

plz, do it if u can!

thanks