David Beukes 15


Tzaneen South Africa   Jan 2011


Artist Bio

Influences:   In light of the Blurred Lines verdict, I have no influences whatsoever.

FAWM #7, then. Yeah go on, why not?

(edit: jesus, it's #8)

This year my keyboard is dead (thanks kids) so I will be producing with mouse and piano roll. Since last year, I have been listening mostly to The Adventure Zone podcast, and a lot of gopnick Hardbass, for some reason. Will it show up in my work? Let's see.

Some previous things here: http://masslove.bandcamp.com.

Thanks for stopping by.


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  • @mikedebenham  Mar 10

    Ah, so that's who that suspicious Debenlow character was on your mixer. I was about to arrange a little 'accident' for him.

  • @oddbod  Mar 7

    Hey David, just wanted to say congrats on another great FAWM win. Terrific songs as per. And you undoubtedly gave me my biggest laugh out load moment with Dog In a Car....priceless!

  • @jibbidy34  Mar 4

    WHAโ€ฆ? You are just too cool for school Quadracool Champion!! You took the time to write 400 comments (400!!) and listen to all those songs (ears doinโ€™ ok there?)! Thanks for your almighty contribution to our community. You have 400 thank youโ€™s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep bustingโ€™ those zongs!!

  • @tunecat  Mar 4

    Oops, accidentally added a second comment.

  • @tunecat  Mar 4

    Hey there. Thanks for the comment about the track and the dropbox.. I wasn't quite sure.. This is the only drop box track here.. Does that mean I need to put a different link, or ... (I thought I'd donated to FAWM and was planning to have my tracks hosted here.. but I couldn't work that out either.. oops.. ) Anyway if you know, I'd appreciate a tip. Other than that, the friend is ok, thanks... she is very elderly though, and had to have surgery on her face. I can't remember what I said about the track, but it was half related to being there, and then the whole feeling of the possibility of being there, but under another context. I only wrote the lyrics in the hospital, the track itself was created on heatwave and admittedly some time ago... though I created some other lines during FAWM too.

  • @zecoop  Mar 3

    Hitting our target audience... I love when five year olds love the music! My five year old nephew was one the stars of our 'My Grandpa' song, if he wants to hear one of his peers. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘
    Thanks for the listen - glad to plant something in your ear too

  • @lhcisco  Mar 1

    You know what's funny, I've gotten into fist fights telling people that that Firefly theme song was garbage. I'd be happy to rewrite it. Only theme song worse than that is the Enterprise theme song. Couldn't even watch the show.

  • @julesbf Mar 1

    Thanks for the suggestion, a couple of tunes now 'hearted' ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @jcooper  Mar 1

    Thanks David. Bit of a battle in the end due to 9 day trip to Egypt...congrats to you too... love you collab song

  • @quork  Mar 1

    Re. Am I the Right Guy, that book sounds amazing. Thanks for the recommendation. Iโ€™ll look it up. Maybe thatโ€™s what happens to my guy.

  • @lhcisco  Mar 1

    haha!! Check it again!!! I uploaded it. It's weird. You never know when FAWM is gonna shut down so I just threw something up there as a place holder.

  • @lhcisco  Mar 1

    Ugh sorry I couldn't hook you up with the crowd thing man. These last few days snuck the hell up on me. I missed the train on this one. Hope I catch you next time dude.

  • @roadreg Mar 1

    You're welcome! It was real cool hearing the final product!

  • @mcfunkypants Feb 28

    CONGRATS you made it to number 14
    you rock

  • @kristian  Feb 28

    hehe oh I know perfectly well what you mean mate ๐Ÿ˜€ Meant the clap; my brain is a bit fried from all this FAWMing ๐Ÿ˜ You've had an awesome FAWM this time around; a huge congratulations!

  • @stillforever Feb 28

    Haha, I'm slowly exploring the extreme lower end of my range. Another collab went up today which utilises it to good effect. And I'm currently working on a Joy Division cover for some practise which really pushes the limits there.

  • @skittycat  Feb 28

    LOL thanks for the comment of 10x10 glad you enjoyed it. x

  • @krayzie003  Feb 28

    Thank you for your comment on "Loss of a Friend." Yes, Band in a Box is quite an amazing tool. I'm loving it.

  • @darcistrutt  Feb 28

    I agree with you about Al. I try my best to stay present and try to keep humor on my side. Though some days I crash and burn in tears. I do hope and pray a cure is found, but know it is already beyond helping us. So to love, laugh, and live is all we can do!

  • @darcistrutt  Feb 28

    Woot! The trophy is yours!

  • @renegadepriest Feb 28

    Sorry for the four week delay. Thank you for the warm welcome. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @oddbod  Feb 28

    Well a lot of collabs helps...as does the one-man-and-his-guitar stuff

  • @oddbod  Feb 28

    Haha, brilliant

  • @susyblue  Feb 28

    Lol I have no idea how to embed a gif.... Wow other track is amaze, love his voice and beat boxing! Still i'm a fan of the rough demo

  • @vomvorton  Feb 28

    Hehe, I couldn't let @oddbod's lighter stand alone. We need a sea of flickering flames!

  • @adforperu  Feb 28

    Thanks for the comments, as ever! Yeah, was sadly a sample... too many flappy take-off bird sounds from the trees outside our house sadly! I did use my own bird sounds a few years ago though, so I didn't cheat once upon a time. 12 tracks, I'm 4 behind with you guys..! Gonna make 14?

  • @mikedebenham  Feb 27

    Damn, that door thing would have been a brilliant idea. So let's just say I did that. Mm hm.

  • @paulhenry  Feb 27

    Wait a minute. What stuff don't you like?

  • @europanmermaid  Feb 26

    haha trust me-- the song is a reminder for me as well. I'm guilty too and all of my songs were made... ON MY PHONE! haha

  • @kovbleu  Feb 26

    Hey, thanks so much for your comment on "What I Saw From Here!" I went full in all pop-like on that one! ๐Ÿ˜€ Glad you liked it.

  • @shortdan  Feb 26

    No special FX on that Julie collab backing vocal. Just a fairly tight two part harmony. It was three parts but I took one out in the end. Too much!

  • @shortdan  Feb 26

    Interesting what you say about another vocal in that chorus! It was a little production experiment I had the idea to try. Hereโ€™s what I did: took the chorus vocal and duplicated it a couple of times. Pitched one up an octave and one down an octave and panned them +15 and -15. Then only sent those vocals to the reverb send (and sent a bit more to reverb than the main vocal). The effect being to (hopefully) fill out the vocal a bit. I reckon it worked! Might have to use that technique again some day.

  • @roxya Feb 26

    Hi. Dankie vir jou kommentaar op "Vir my vaderland". Ek dink dit het baie te doen met my confidence, veral omdat al die liedjies "unrehearsed one take" tipe liedjies is. Dis net soveel makliker in my eerste taal omdat ek nie te veel hoef te fokus op uitspraak nie.

  • @bigstarlet Feb 26

    Hi, thanks for stopping by my page. I have fixed the sound file issue by uploading the items to my Soundcloud account. Sorry about that.

  • @skittycat  Feb 25

    Yes! really sorry I hadn't sent the file. Its on the way to you now. Life, tech that hates me and five year old kids aaarrrggghh!

  • @aesthetic72  Feb 24

    It took me 40 years to find the courage to sing live. But now I crave it. ๐Ÿ˜€ I think the richness might have some to do with anatomy, genetics, and choosing listening exclusively to Ella Fitzgerald for 10 years. Haha ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @aesthetic72  Feb 24

    They thanks for the collab tip. ๐Ÿ˜€ I sing jazzy covers live in a voice piano duo every fifth Saturday night. Not sure how this song appeared in my brain; just started singing the first verse and choruses.

  • @aesthetic72  Feb 24

    Hey! Thanks for the listen to my silly song. Did you mean @philhenry?

  • @stillforever Feb 23

    Thanks for the gentle prod, my mind is all over the place. I've sent some files over - whether or not they're useable is a different matter, my voice is being completely unreliable this week.

  • @madeline Feb 23

    Thanks for the kind comment on my "Baby Steps" lyrics. That is an interesting direction and I can definitely see how it reads that way. We shall see how the recorded version comes out. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @shortdan  Feb 22

    That bridge photo is one I took from the car when I was in Spain over New Year. Itโ€™s somewhere between Madrid & Santiago de Compostela!

  • @haim  Feb 22

    Haha thanks for your nice comment on "Yound and Crazy". yep yep yep ! And by the way, I wanted it to sound like something of maroon 5, so I'm happy you can hear it. Experimenting with more funky and fun style.. It was super fun. Thanks again. And I wonder how you noticed the end part, I really did almost everything to hide them, thanks for noticing... I was just going to crazy at the end with improvising vocal craziness... thought it's too crazy to share with the world so kept it on low temperature.

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 21

    Whatdayawantamedal? Well youโ€™re getting one! You are SUPERB Tripletime Trooper! You took the time to write 300 comments and listen to all those songs! Thanks for your almighty contribution to our community. You have 300 thank youโ€™s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep bustingโ€™ those zongs!!

  • @marthie Feb 20

    Ek is n doodler๐Ÿคฃ dankie vir jou terugvoer- ek het die verjaarsdagdrรชl nou korter gemaak. Eendag moet ek en jy bietjie musiek-musiek speel- maar in Afrikaans. Ek dink dit gaan bietjie voor ons tyd wees.๐Ÿค–

  • @seemanski  Feb 20

    Thanks for all your comments ๐Ÿ˜€ I took your advice and tagged it tasty. Didn't know there was a method to tagging, generally tend to just make up stuff.

  • @seemanski  Feb 20

    I think it was the bass line that made me think of Portishead and I didn't know that about the album. I have obsessed over that album too. Gonna have to give it another listen now you mentioned that.

  • @tan482  Feb 19

    Thanks so much for listening and for your sweet comments on our song Break Glass. I think you and my husband @chezwizboy are kindred spirits! Collab collab collab!! ๐Ÿ˜

  • @tesla3090  Feb 19

    The morse code on "Signals" is actual text I had translated. The exact string is pretty long, but the gist of it is "This is a transmission from earth, if any intelligent lifeforms are hearing this please respond". The whole idea is that it's largely inaccessible to the listener though.

  • @elesimo  Feb 19

    David, thanks for your comments on my singer-songwriter comedy track, I laughed with it! It also encouraged me to write and sing another song! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @bithprod Feb 19

    Oh, not just CoolEdit. The mighty CoolEdit 2.1, mind you! lol. It's just that I once learned how to use it, and all those modern DAWs make my head spin. I'm technologically challenged. I've tried ProTools etc. etc. etc., but they all made me curse. Some day perhaps I'll get someone to teach me the wonders of modern DAWs. Until then, what worked in the 90's works today. Kind of. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @crisp1  Feb 19

    Thanks for the comments on I Know You Care. Pretty sure no one's ever called me a bugger before! ๐Ÿ˜

  • @stillforever Feb 19

    Haha, thanks for the comments. I do enjoy some fromage in my musical life from time to time ๐Ÿ˜

  • @mleverette  Feb 19

    @mdavisto, thanks SO much for your comment on my latest Nothing Can Compare. Every encouraging! Iโ€™ll be taking a listen to your stuff very soon!

  • @leah0k  Feb 19

    Thanks so much for all the hilarious comments you left on my songs- you had me lol-ing to myself haha - as for the cello, yes- yes it needs to be everywhere in everything in my opinion. I ought to learn to play it!

  • @infilktion Feb 18

    Thank you for the encouragement you left of "Zombie's Been Lied To"!

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 18

    Thanks for your kind comment on A piece of bread. Yes JW are absolutely a cult.

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 18

    Ok It should work now dunno what happend

  • @spirulence  Feb 18

    Thanks for the uplifting comments! There are a lot of saws going on in that track - the ones from the intro that I think you're mentioning come from the Arturia Arp 2600 emulation. I'm not familiar with all of the kit that it came with - yet - but Arturia puts out cool stuff for the vintage vibes I like.

  • @rops Feb 18

    Thanks for the comment. Only downstrokes!

  • @scottlake  Feb 18

    My phone reference was a joke playing off of your comment that you phoned the song in!

  • @susyblue  Feb 18

    Geez well hope the new guy's better and that it bloody rains!

  • @abudabard12514  Feb 17

    Also, I appreciate your nose.

  • @abudabard12514  Feb 17

    Thanks for the kindness on my "Advertisements on Bananas" I think you can hear it now. At the moment the link was messed up but I think it corrected itself.

    Looking forward to listening, consider yourself watchlisted!

  • @benjo  Feb 17

    Hey thanks so much gees
    you're never safe are you THANKS FOR THE HEADS UP BUD I OWE YOU ONE


  • @susyblue  Feb 17

    Holy moly I just read about Cape Town's day zero perhaps approaching..sounds bloody dystopian. Is your town ok for water?

  • @leah0k  Feb 16

    Thanks for that link! Awesome!

  • @totallynotaspambot Feb 16

    Bup! Thanks mr.!

  • @mikedebenham  Feb 15

    The off-licence it is. I think oddbod's offered to buy the first round. BYO kazoo.

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 14

    Thank you so much for all your listens and kind comments. Made my day!

  • @tunecat  Feb 14

    Thanks for commenting on my Sweet Dreams. Interesting that it didn't trigger the association with its namesake (and of course the chords and melody.... but I don't think Eurythmics would see it as not a cover.. do you?? ) Good though. Yeah, I think I've got something in common with the streets.. though interestingly, I've never bought their stuff - or listened except in passing (and loved it) Recently however, I picked up on a couple of tracks and as I said really like it.. There's quite a bit of comedy and laddishness in the Streets often .. I will check out the name you mention - or is that the front man? Thanks for stopping by.

  • @markg  Feb 14

    Thanks for listening and commenting on Donโ€™t Give a Damn. I too heard those screaming guitars in my head, but Iโ€™m limited in my playing/recording talents. Best wishes to you.

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 14

    Oh my goodness Dupletarion Warrior you are AWESOME!! You took the time to write 200 comments and listen to all those songs! Thanks for your hefty contribution to our community. You have 200 thank youโ€™s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep bustingโ€™ those zongs!!

  • @rustyp  Feb 13

    Hey David, Thanks so uch for your flattering comments on "Let's Run Away"
    It was fun to record and I particularly like that part of the song myself. ๐Ÿ˜€
    I will treasure it "tasty"! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @ericdistad  Feb 13

    Thanks for you comment on Break All The Things - it made Jen and I laugh so hard - totally made my day! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @nancyrost  Feb 13

    @elesimo 58 mins
    @mdavisto If you want we can do a version emailing wav files for each track!

  • @dawnsoap  Feb 13

    Wow! Thanks for the comment. I feel like you should have written the lyrics ๐Ÿ˜€ How clever!!! I totally should've used more Accountant-esk terminology... alas, I don't know quite what he does.

  • @radioovermoscow Feb 12

    Sorry about your teeth! I just finished a binge watch of Voyager for the first time, so sexy Borgs are on the brain.

  • @lazykat Feb 11

    Thanks for your comments ๐Ÿ˜€
    Happy fawming.

  • @sync  Feb 11

    Thx for the glitch! That's exactly what I was looking for.

  • @kristian  Feb 11

    hey man... I found some horn samples that fit in there perfectly.. well, after I went to town on them with melodyne hehehe ๐Ÿ˜‰

    wish there was a "insta-horns" VST that sounds as good as the real thing... Elon better get on that!

  • @skittycat  Feb 11

    Hey just trying to do a Sunday catch up with all my lovely comments ๐Ÿ˜
    Thanks for the comments just now ๐Ÿ˜ Hugely complemented to be compared to Lana Del Rey <3
    And yes, I am familiar with the work of Salad Fingers ๐Ÿ˜‰ LMAO x

  • @lazykat Feb 11

    Sorry!!! I just reuploaded the correct version ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @tallmarkmusic  Feb 11

    I might actually put inconceivable into The Backwards Song's title, probably as parenthesis. Thank you for that! ๐Ÿ˜

  • @mikegtz  Feb 11

    I guess I didn't say hello here yet. So hello, enjoying your marvelous work so far.

  • @sync  Feb 11

    You can't see me, but I am making submissive prostrations to your mad production skills. Can you tell me how to get that "shorted cord" effect that starts around 1:07 in Dog in a Car? (which is hands down my fav fawm song EVER) I hear that effect about lately and suspect it's something with massive, but am a EDM newbie. Thx!

  • @cblack  Feb 10

    Y'know, I didn't even intend to make that track spooky. Didn't "feel" spooky to me, actually, but now you and another person have both described it as such.

    Personally, I think that's a good thing! It probably means my goth/metalhead allegiances are sneaking through the veil. ๐Ÿ˜

  • @heuristicsinc  Feb 10

    Hah! Excellent review, sir.

  • @dumpbutton Feb 10

    Thx 4 ur comments! 90% of the samples in that songs are live looped off of my Octapad SPD-30! The other sounds are drum racks in Ableton or my Kaossilator! Thanks 4 listening!

  • @postcardhelicopters  Feb 10

    Oh, I only *wish* I owned an actual Fairlight rather than the (mighty fine) Arturia VST. Wouldn't that be sweet? And if I did, you would be welcome to come over and use it... uh... anytime that I, uh... ::clears throat::: I wasn't using it? Erm... so... Hmm...

  • @expendablefriend  Feb 9

    Haha! You are so right about a marimba solo. Embarrassingly, I have just been informed by Helen that there *is* actually someone who has expressed an interest in playing marimba for our band in real life. I swear I had no idea about that until now!

    Also, just wanted to say - thanks for all your amazing comments this month, they are much appreciated.

  • @jamesstaubes  Feb 9

    The snare on "Homeless In Hollywood" is from the Crate Digger drum sound in Logic Pro X. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @mitchmash Feb 9

    Hey David - Happy FAWM! Looking forward to hearing your creations!

  • @electrocelte Feb 9

    Cheers David! That one was fun to make. Matt Daaaaaamonnnnnn

  • @bootlegger Feb 8

    Much of the songs this year will feature background noises from my daughter Violet. Side affect of life I suppose.

    I hadn't thought of the counting crows connection actually with that song but now that you mention it I can definitely hear it and would agree. August and everything after was one of my favorite albums growing up.

  • @haim  Feb 8

    I also think I sing there with more passion and I sing differently, I use my voice different, I tried it now in english, thanks for wakening my eyes thanks nice, ill try it in one of my next songs.

  • @haim  Feb 8

    Thank you... makes me wonder about if I should sometimes only in hebrew for a long periods of time... I understand what you are saying and I support your saying because I feel the same sometimes. I always find it easier to mean what I sing in my own language, however I grew up mostly on music in English so that's why I write in English, it feels more natural so create in English. And about the song - I did wrote it about a girl that spoke hebrew with me which is not always the story in my relationships.. it all depends on the time... Thanks for the kind words and interest.

  • @haim  Feb 8

    Forgot the link on my last post on your sondbouar, here it is:

  • @haim  Feb 8

    Hi... the song you mean is a song I recorded a year ago or something like this. I only uploaded it tto check something with the photo on soundcloud for a new song. But you can hear the hebrew song on my soundcloud, I would love to know what you think about it... It is about "Maybe it's not the time to dream of you... I'm waiting for you a little bit more before it's over and disappearing, maybe soon you will tell me that your'e coming back... but maybe it's not the time and not the right day to dream about you... I can't cry anymore.. something like that"

  • @roxya Feb 8

    Hey @mdavisto thanks for your kind comments on my songs. Don't worry about me, I have about a million emotions in one day. I guess thats good songfodder?

  • @haim  Feb 7

    Haha you wanna tell me you actually listened to it? ("test" track)