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Thread started 12/05/12 7:57am

thebanishedone

Artists doing Prince better than Prince

Ok nobody can do Prince like music better then the man himself,but maybe there are some artists who emulate classic Prince sound and sound less forced and contrived.so can you name artists with an electro funk 1999 Purple Rain era, my list would be Sam Sparro, Ronika, Chromeo, Private
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Reply #1 posted 12/05/12 8:50am

steakfinger

The word you need is THAN not THEN. One is correct, the other a measurement of time. Jesus. Are you one of those people who uses OF in place of HAVE? "I should of gone to school." No. What you're hearing is I SHOULD'VE gone to school. I know it sounds like SHOULD OF, but it's actually a contraction of SHOULD HAVE.

Hope that helps.

To answer your question, I'm the only one I know of making the musical sounds you seek. Album coming soon...

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Reply #2 posted 12/05/12 8:53am

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Kwick with early 80s electro funk

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Reply #3 posted 12/05/12 8:55am

iaminparties

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steakfinger said:

The word you need is THAN not THEN. One is correct, the other a measurement of time. Jesus. Are you one of those people who uses OF in place of HAVE? "I should of gone to school." No. What you're hearing is I SHOULD'VE gone to school. I know it sounds like SHOULD OF, but it's actually a contraction of SHOULD HAVE.

Hope that helps.

To answer your question, I'm the only one I know of making the musical sounds you seek. Album coming soon...

Take a chill pill

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Reply #4 posted 12/05/12 8:58am

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Kwick has that Prince/Morris day sound.

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Reply #5 posted 12/05/12 10:19am

steakfinger

iaminparties said:

steakfinger said:

The word you need is THAN not THEN. One is correct, the other a measurement of time. Jesus. Are you one of those people who uses OF in place of HAVE? "I should of gone to school." No. What you're hearing is I SHOULD'VE gone to school. I know it sounds like SHOULD OF, but it's actually a contraction of SHOULD HAVE.

Hope that helps.

To answer your question, I'm the only one I know of making the musical sounds you seek. Album coming soon...

Take a chill pill

I'm good. I'm totally chill. I'm just enlightening the youth to the basics of written communication so that we might all understand each other, increase our wisdom and work together for world peace.

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Reply #6 posted 12/05/12 11:42am

stillwaiting

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Kwick has that Prince/Morris day sound.

Bruno Mars could be the next Prince.

Kwick had a decent sound, nowhere near Prince. BRUNO FREAKING MARS COULD BE THE NEW PRINCE?????? THIS GIVES ME A LEGENDARY LAUGH. IF I was driving, I would have crashed. I never use all caps, but this was appropriate....HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

This guy is 27, and has not Ten, not Nine, but, uh...TWO ALBUMS!!!! Mars is not even a true songwriter, he has to have a team of professional songwriters helping him. He did make the Police song that Sting no longer has the guts to with Locked out of Heaven, but Mark Ronson really wrote most of it.

Mars is an ok talent with a somewhat bright future, but at 27, he's already getting old enough to where in a few years, the industry will spit him out. The stupid industry spits people out younger and younger, and Mars is certainly no Prince.

At 27, Prince had 7 albums. He also had written and recorded at least 500 songs. Just to look at the length of these albums, Prince's 1999 is actually longer than Bluto's two albums COMBINED.

"If U ever lose some1 dear 2 U, Never say the words they're gone....They'll come back."
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Reply #7 posted 12/05/12 3:08pm

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steakfinger said:

iaminparties said:

Take a chill pill

I'm good. I'm totally chill. I'm just enlightening the youth to the basics of written communication so that we might all understand each other, increase our wisdom and work together for world peace.

No you aren't. you're making youself look like a dick by picking on someone who isn't writing in their native language. All things considered, the post was pretty good and I bet it pisses all over your Serbian.

RIP sad
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Reply #8 posted 12/05/12 6:05pm

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I don't know about doing Prince BETTER than Prince, but I definitely hear his influence in these songs without being blatant ripoffs:

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Reply #9 posted 12/05/12 8:05pm

steakfinger

TheEnglishGent said:

steakfinger said:

I'm good. I'm totally chill. I'm just enlightening the youth to the basics of written communication so that we might all understand each other, increase our wisdom and work together for world peace.

No you aren't. you're making youself look like a dick by picking on someone who isn't writing in their native language. All things considered, the post was pretty good and I bet it pisses all over your Serbian.

Pardon me. I had no idea English wasn't his/her native language. The mistakes I pointed out are the same things I see from native English speakers daily online and at my job, (a damned university, no less). Then in place of Than, Of in place of should'VE, etc. I was quite sure it was a 20-something's poor attempt at his/her mother tongue.

For a native speaker of Serbian, you are quite right in asserting that it was a good post.

I stand erected.

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Reply #10 posted 12/05/12 10:06pm

thebanishedone

steakfinger said:



TheEnglishGent said:




steakfinger said:




I'm good. I'm totally chill. I'm just enlightening the youth to the basics of written communication so that we might all understand each other, increase our wisdom and work together for world peace.



No you aren't. you're making youself look like a dick by picking on someone who isn't writing in their native language. All things considered, the post was pretty good and I bet it pisses all over your Serbian.




Pardon me. I had no idea English wasn't his/her native language. The mistakes I pointed out are the same things I see from native English speakers daily online and at my job, (a damned university, no less). Then in place of Than, Of in place of should'VE, etc. I was quite sure it was a 20-something's poor attempt at his/her mother tongue.



For a native speaker of Serbian, you are quite right in asserting that it was a good post.



I stand erected.






hey Steak i'm a he and my name is Marko,and i ain't 20something,i'm more like a 30years old. It's ok
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Reply #11 posted 12/05/12 10:21pm

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Not better than Prince-But music influenced by Prince: Maroon 5 and Lenny Kravitz. You can hear Prince's sound in their music.

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Reply #12 posted 12/06/12 1:32am

novabrkr

I've listened to Chromeo a whole lot and I've had to conclude they don't sound like Prince at all. There are a few synth lines here and there tha remind of early-80s Prince, but the songwriting and the arrangements are in different style. They have a closer resemblance to some Rick James stuff (the "Glow" album in particular).

When you listen to Prince and compare him to the guys doing "electro-funk" these days you should realize how sparse his arrangements are. He doesn't rely on multiple layers of synths to make his compositions work. He's also using his voice for doing parts that many would do on synths.

I don't think there are any artists doing Prince better than Prince. I've enjoyed many of those "homage" tracks (e.g. The-Dream - "Yamaha", ), but I always get the feeling that they just don't really cut it in the end. They're just too full of elements and those guys don't have the great understanding of space that Prince has always had.

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Reply #13 posted 12/06/12 2:31am

thebanishedone

Nobody can touch Prince 1982-1984 ,but nowdays when Prince tries to produce songs influenced by his classic era something is off and he sounds much better in organic sound enviroment. At the same time there are new artist who emulate Prince's electro funk sound and they do it better then Prince can nowdays
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Reply #14 posted 12/06/12 3:36am

novabrkr

Most of Prince's 80s style tracks from the 00s seem to be more inspired by SOTT era material than 1999 to my ears. The SOTT era was not very heavy on synths. Some of the more recent tracks have had a Controversy -style new wave-ish beat underneath, but he has not really tried to make "Private Joy" or "Automatic" type of stuff.

The artists you have mentioned do use 80s style sounds, but they aren't "doing Prince better than Prince". Far too many times some contemporary track that uses sounds from that era gets compared to Prince when those tracks really sound closer to something like Midnight Star or Hall & Oates.

Prince's music isn't really about a specific set of sounds. It's always been more about his songwriting and his highly original approach to making different elements work together. He's always been an artist with his own vision as opposed to just someone that has used the hot sounds of some specific era.

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Reply #15 posted 12/06/12 6:41am

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iaminparties said:

Kwick with early 80s electro funk

Well damn, you shocked me seeing that you're familiar with Kwick. They were good, Bobby Nunn was another good one, but nobody did Prince as good as Ebonee Webb....

Andy is a four letter word.
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Reply #16 posted 12/06/12 7:57am

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Snax is wonderful: http://www.snaxonline.org/

The already mentioned Chromeo, of course. They're beyond funky!

Nam:Live was a short-lived project but God was it great! http://www.myspace.com/namlive

He's somewhere else now but Mt. Sims' first album borrowed a lot to Prince, and then many other artists from the electroclash explosion borrowed here and there: Felix Da Housecat, Avenue D., Peaches, Dirty Sanchez, etc.

There's one track on Parallel Dance Ensemble's album which has a very Prince-sounding like linn beat.

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Reply #17 posted 12/06/12 11:01am

stillwaiting

vainandy said:

iaminparties said:

Kwick with early 80s electro funk

Well damn, you shocked me seeing that you're familiar with Kwick. They were good, Bobby Nunn was another good one, but nobody did Prince as good as Ebonee Webb....

Nice to know that somebody remade Head within a year of its release

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Reply #18 posted 12/06/12 5:49pm

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How could I forget Prince's heir apparent...Slick Mahoney!

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Reply #19 posted 12/06/12 8:26pm

dJJ

Well, the answer is pretty clear:

99% of my posts are ironic. Maybe this post sides with the other 1%.
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Reply #20 posted 12/07/12 4:06pm

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Reply #21 posted 12/07/12 4:29pm

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Bruno Mars, completely ripped of Prince. His sound of music, his fashion, image aand style. He even said he wanted 2 work with Prince. He grown an affro recently, with shades and top hat.

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Reply #22 posted 12/08/12 12:22am

eelco

this song would be a good fit on MPLSound; up-to date sounding Controversy/1999 -like song

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Reply #23 posted 12/09/12 10:24am

thebanishedone

dJJ said:

Well, the answer is pretty clear:





wow man this is great ,lyrics are funny hehe ,thanx
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Reply #24 posted 12/09/12 8:45pm

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sambluedolphin said:

Bruno Mars, completely ripped of Prince. His sound of music, his fashion, image aand style. He even said he wanted 2 work with Prince. He grown an affro recently, with shades and top hat.




Bruno mars has not stolen princes style at all, his main influence is Michael Jackson. The fedora hats are a give away, but also the fact that along with Elvis cites him as the greatest artist to inspire him. Listen to his first album and listen to his interviews. And the Afro style is common today, many young people are going natural smile I'm sure he has talked about prince tho.
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Reply #25 posted 12/10/12 3:29am

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steakfinger said:

The word you need is THAN not THEN. One is correct, the other a measurement of time. Jesus. Are you one of those people who uses OF in place of HAVE? "I should of gone to school." No. What you're hearing is I SHOULD'VE gone to school. I know it sounds like SHOULD OF, but it's actually a contraction of SHOULD HAVE.

Hope that helps.

To answer your question, I'm the only one I know of making the musical sounds you seek. Album coming soon...

What a massive dickhead

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Reply #26 posted 12/10/12 2:05pm

namepeace

As time wears on, I think this phrasing does Prince AND the other artist/group a disservice.

No artist can quite sound like Prince.

And Prince for all his prowess and versatility can't do what a Van Hunt does, or a Frank Ocean does, or Kwick, or Shuggie, or whomever.

Many of the artists named may owe or cite Prince as an influence but they make good work in their own rights.

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

Props will be withheld until the showing and proving has commenced. -- Aaron McGruder
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Reply #27 posted 12/10/12 2:11pm

namepeace

air said:

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I think Jesse Johnson and Andre Cymone can perform like Prince, because they were there laying the foundation for the MPLS Sound.

Some, like Bilal, Badu, Dam-Funk, Blacc, are more or less doing their own things.

Others, like TVOTR, are simply in another dimension.

Jack White? can you give an example?

J*Davey has got some killer stuff out there.

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

Props will be withheld until the showing and proving has commenced. -- Aaron McGruder
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Reply #28 posted 12/10/12 8:32pm

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sambluedolphin said:

Bruno Mars, completely ripped of Prince. His sound of music, his fashion, image aand style. He even said he wanted 2 work with Prince. He grown an affro recently, with shades and top hat.

Ain't that the truth!

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Reply #29 posted 12/10/12 9:49pm

thebanishedone

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How could I forget Prince's heir apparent...Slick Mahoney!





great jam ,thanx
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