A Drum 'n' Bass-Genre Study



just published a rendition of a coding study exploring the Drum’n’Bass genre:

I used a sample from freesound.org, a female voice singing ‘Shireau’ (https://freesound.org/people/maurolupo/sounds/212669/) and some royalty free drum samples from Partners In Rhyme.

Code can be found here: https://gist.github.com/mbutz/4be114efccbde3e38dba44903ab245d1


Wrote this about 6 weeks ago… due to all the 'Me me’s - people who log a call. and then push and push
to jump ahead of other people waiting in the call queues… by whatever means.

Me me’s make my day so unbearable at times…



Well, assumed that you don’t mean this metaphorically: I didn’t know that you can manipulate call queues. But then, however, it is somehow soothing and worrying at the same time that people can get appreciation they need from doing that.

I do like the song’s title but would have not guessed the message from the music itself. That is probably because music, if it has a message at all, works on a metaphorical level and is able to capture a mood.


Dodging a queue is easy. Lets say your laptop isn’t working, but I have pre-arranged work
for other people until… Thursday, and that doesn’t suit you.

So… you complain to your line manager that this is impacting your ability to do your job… he then writes a snotty email to the head of I.T. She sends it down the line to your line manager, and you get a call saying… do the laptop because… blah,blah… etc. Not only do you have to endure the smarmy smile from the person who has jumped the queue, you get to re-contact the person who’s work you were meant to do next, and
re-allocate them to Friday, all the while apologising, like it’s your fault… or something.

Yeah… .perhaps I should have pointed out the majority of the sound other than the beat on that track is ‘Me, me, me’ through a microphone and beat/pitch shifted to produce male and female versions… :slight_smile:

I’ll stop ranting now… and go away somewhere quiet.