Funklet: minimalist drum sequences from classic tracks


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/08/19/funklet-minimalist-drum-seque.html


#2

I kind of wish there was more variety, but then it does have funk right there in the name.


#3

Finally, portable funk for us who funk out. Now all it needs is bass guitar, moog, rhythm guitar, another moog, lead guitar, lead singer, backup singers and some brass.


#4

pretty neat. interesting how he made it so you can click to drop the hits from either hand and foot in and out. the write-ups are great, too.


#5

Well, great. That’s today done, then.


#6

Well you can rock an 808 here


#7

Obviously I can rock an 808, but can I funk it?


#8

Well, just follow these easy steps:

  1. Get up for the down stroke
  2. Lay down the boogie
  3. Dance til you feel better

In no time you’ll be getting more bounce to the ounce


#9

Cool. Would be nice if they used standard musical notation.

(Yes. Some drummers can read sheet music, damn it!)


#10

mc frontalot - good old clyde. How is this not on youtube? Or anywhere? How do I even have this? I’d question whether this is a thing, except I can hear it on my phone.

Go find it, or just read the lyrics:
Good Old Clyde

MC Frontalot stole a beat today. (Help! Thief!)

You can take another look, or you can look the other way,

but to ignore this crime is a crime in itself.

I’m unarmed, but a shelf of J.B. LPs is a wealth

to any rapper worth a salt-lick.

Me: what you get once you dry out the Baltic.

[Who? What?] Didn’t you hear

'bout the beat that you already got all up in your ear?

[Who’s there?] My man, Clyde Stubblefield.

[What’s that?] The sound of the funky drummer.

MC Frontalot will take a well known beat and loop it.

Front like I wrote it, as if you were stupid.

You look at me crooked, but I’ll be hard to blame

when I claim that I ain’t even ever heard the same.

The same beat: the same drama.

[I recall] Chuck D getting irritated at Madonna.

While we’re already in trouble, we’ll

wring another single outta old Clyde Stubblefield.

Radio: suckas never seem to play me,

I think, because I used to be a man other than me.

[How could that be?] When the lyrics are furious

you hurry just to find the beat. I meet curious

MCs: “Yo, where’d you get the drum from?”

I pummel 'em on the advice of L.L.'s mum.

[Let me ride] Throw the beat in the trunk, let the rubber peel.

Stretch tracks on the grave of Clyde Stubblefield.


#11

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