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Colin (aka SouthPaw) here

I am an aspiring full-time producer of all things audio.
This electronica project is a hobby, serving as both practicing tool
and outlet for my creativity. Ever since the early years of 2000-2004
i've had a passion for primarily electronic genres of music,

-------- chronology of musical influence --------

it began with the swell of (what no one can agree to in terms of genré
definition ) Artists being produced out of Manuel Reuter's "Zooland Records" and
their close musical cousins ( Special D, Alice deejay, Master Blaster ) and so on.
Then a few years passed before i started discovering Funky House, and listening to
a lot of artists found at Ministry of Sound. It wasn't until i developed a stronger
interest in production that i was introduced to the broader Electro music spectrum,
drawing upon genres like italodisco, early electro and more, i listened a lot to french
electro, (justice, daft punk, Kavinsky etc) not to mention electro house. And suddenly i'd
found a meld of the Funky House i had such a nostalgia and reverence for, and hard
hitting + distorted electro sounds. Artists providing this interesting fusion were
Deadmau5, Wolfgang Gartner among other.. so thats where i'm at now.. basically

oh yeah, i'm trying to catch up with the musical Zeitgeist, that has shifted while
i wasn't paying attention. replacing oddities like ke$ha and the very loud and proud electro basses
with drops and wobble sounds from dubstep..

SouthPaw Official Colin Neij, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • A Comment on Klaypex's
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    Klaypex - Lights
    on September 21, 2011 05:02

    great use of kates voice. awsome track. sub earned

  • A Comment on SouthPaw Official's
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    Mike Nielsen feat. Ellen - Unnamed love (SouthP... at 0.08
    on July 30, 2011 13:21

    @thepsytrance: BAM!. or not =D

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    Mike Nielsen feat. Ellen - Unnamed love (SouthP... at 2.35
    on July 30, 2011 13:21

    @dj-lee: thx, i was hoping to make the track "feel" like 130-135 bpm after mixing it, next track will have a bit more tempo and focus on the dynamics of the beat, making it even more pumping, i'll probably cut the frequencyrange on the track down a bit in style with contemporary artists, both for increased loudness and easier dynamic control :o

  • A Comment on SouthPaw Official's
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    Mike Nielsen feat. Ellen - Unnamed love (SouthP...
    on July 05, 2011 23:53
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    Mike Nielsen feat. Ellen - Unnamed love (SouthP...
    on July 05, 2011 16:03

    compare this complete release-version to the semi-mixed version uploaded previously. it's clear what some dedication to the mixing process can do for a track =).. even my in non-treated mixingroom

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    Mike Nielsen feat. Ellen - Unnamed love (SouthP...
    on July 05, 2011 13:56

    some of the transient hits in the intro have become messed up by the soundcloud conversion or the player itself.. download the song for quality listening..

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    Mike Nielsen feat. Ellen - Unnamed Love (SouthP...
    on June 25, 2011 19:18

    Got it mixed and mastered now =)).. but i'll wait for mike nielsen's thumbs up on it before it goes up here on soundcloud. hopefully tomorrow though

  • A Comment on CIVILIΛN's
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    Civilian - Homeless at 1.27
    on June 25, 2011 09:53

    awsome ambience and depth in the sound, nice usage of reverbs and delays =)

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    Mike Nielsen feat. Ellen - Unnamed Love (SouthP... at 0.44
    on June 19, 2011 23:28

    @gamora_: thx man, think i'm influenced by wolfgang gartner in those types of beats.. things interupting the soundpicture but adding even more because of it =D

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    Mike Nielsen feat. Ellen - Unnamed Love (SouthP... at 4.33
    on June 18, 2011 22:10

    @thepsytrance: i'm aiming for jingle/commercial producer with music on the side and hobby, so if something picks up, i might push for something. but why not have a "real world" option as well? =)

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    Mike Nielsen feat. Ellen - Unnamed Love (SouthP... at 0.57
    on June 18, 2011 21:57

    @thepsytrance: wait wait wat?.. you used to RUN a club out of göta källare?. that place comes with some heavy rent no?, i'm in the stockholm-area myself ^^. maybe we could do some collaboration sometime, make sum music! =D

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    Mike Nielsen feat. Ellen - Unnamed Love (SouthP... at 0.10
    on June 18, 2011 21:53

    @thepsytrance: if it's the Hh's that do it for you, i've allready shared them on the forum, started a thread about them, included is a battery 3 patch and separate wav's for 20-50 different velocity levels and 5-6 different kinds of sounds, like pedal, closed, open. etc

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    Mike Nielsen feat. Ellen - Unnamed Love (SouthP... at 4.40
    on June 18, 2011 10:00

    @thepsytrance: maybe the bridge could use more punch here and the end to my first chorus could have some more trickery to it, i'll keep that in mind when mixing =)

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    Mike Nielsen feat. Ellen - Unnamed Love (SouthP... at 2.35
    on June 18, 2011 09:58

    @thepsytrance: this is the first bit of the track i made, then i just kept adding stuff on to fill out the rest, it was a bit more simple then ofc. thx for the apriciation =)

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    01 Never Leave You (Produced By Alan Hinton) sa... at 0.38
    on June 18, 2011 00:20

    deep lyrics bro ;)

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    Mike Nielsen feat. Ellen - Unnamed Love (SouthP... at 2.49
    on June 17, 2011 22:32

    @Shapes of Light: in the... good or the bad way? xD

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    Mike Nielsen feat. Ellen - Unnamed Love (SouthP... at 3.06
    on June 17, 2011 19:27

    @Pr0metheus: hmm. yeah. this could be another drop just before "set me free". but right after that it calms down a bit =D. so it'd be taking the piss out of the listeners wouldn't it? xD.. nice idea though =)

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    Mike Nielsen feat. Ellen - Unnamed Love (SouthP...
    on June 17, 2011 19:23

    @Shapes of Light: cool, i'm kind torn in all directions when it comes to inspiration.. there's partyl French and hard electro.. funky and disco house. and Electro house with Dubstep things. i guess i try to fuse them all somehow.. hopefully it'll develop in a decent way

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    Mike Nielsen feat. Ellen - Unnamed Love (SouthP... at 1.04
    on June 17, 2011 18:13

    @Pr0metheus: they are part of the original track, haven't gotten that audio track, but i'm thinking about removing that whole section or reacreating it.

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    Mike Nielsen feat. Ellen - Unnamed Love (SouthP... at 0.15
    on June 17, 2011 17:58

    @Pr0metheus: true true =D. the first couple of bars were only a mixin-point for dj's that "need" them ;)

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    Mike Nielsen feat. Ellen - Unnamed Love (SouthP... at 4.33
    on June 17, 2011 15:58

    @Allen Villacorta: getting some attention would be cool =D, but i'm not dreaming of rock stardom ;D

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    SouthPaw - Fusion at 2.55
    on May 24, 2011 21:51
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    SouthPaw - Fusion at 3.49
    on May 24, 2011 18:11

    @ColorfulMusic: cool, first follower, thx for the apreciation :]. i'll try and get more out asap

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    SouthPaw - Fusion at 0.46
    on May 24, 2011 11:59

    @glitchaddict: thx man =D, the breaks there are one of the things i'm most pleased with in the song =)

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    WIP at 1.25
    on May 23, 2011 14:33

    every 4-8 bars here you could create a big "in your face" sensation by utilizing short total silences except for reverbs etc.. could also be combined with like, a sine/saw roaring bassdrop to make it feel heavier

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    WIP at 1.11
    on May 23, 2011 14:28

    here is were i'd consider perhaps cutting out the filter thing that follows, so it doesn't get old, and just loop the last beat 2-4 times, retrigger effect if you will.. and then boom.. next part.. also try making use of short 1/16-32 lenght silences and fadeouts before the next bar starts. and get a bit more PUNCH in that next Bassdrum

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    WIP at 0.47
    on May 23, 2011 14:22

    a rythmic delay on this second chord would liven things up a bit perhaps, 1/4, or 1/8 triplets.. you could even do huge feedback on it and then automate a filter to let it fade out that way before the volume fadeout

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    WIP at 0.34
    on May 23, 2011 14:18

    3/4 into the bar before it starts over here set up for a short 8:th note lenght silence, tapestop or something to break it up a bit, reversing something might even be nice =)

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    WIP at 0.14
    on May 23, 2011 14:15

    i think a rythmic pad or chord playing synth in 8:ths would go great from here to the chorus with a lowpass filter automated to let it gradually come more into the foreground. i think that will connect the intro to the rest more smoothly and feel more interesting =)

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