Tuesday, April 27, 2010

VOTING TIME

We had over 250 remix submissions and after several tough and long debates with Music Fan First Producer Brett Baker, Grammy Award winning Producers Bryan-Michael Cox, Rich Harrison, and James Poyser, we were able to select these five as the top. Please listen to each and everyone from start to finish and VOTE for who you feel did the best remix.

Voting closes May 3rd at 5pm. The winner will be announced May 3rd at 8pm.

A Tale of Two Remix - Ahmed R

A Tale Of Two Remix - Bjazz for DeZoul Meet Productions

A Tale Of Two Remix - Derrick White

A Tale of Two Remix - FreshNerd for 100 Akres

Tale Of Two Remix - Terrel Wallace for Tall Black Guy Productions

Click here to VOTE

161 comments:

  1. #1 Is my favorite. It had me out my body, make me groove and fall in love and get into the whole story. It fits with you, i feel.

    #2 Was just a bit too jazzy for me, it kinda took me away from the story line. I was too busy listening to the horns.

    #3 Was really mellow, but it made me feel that this was a sad song, instead of a love song.

    #4 Was real funky, but I didnt like that he took out the "Two People" I liked that sample. It makes the song good for me.

    #5 This one really tied it for me, it has a soulful beat and it has the two people sample that I liked. But i still like #1 the best!

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  2. Hard decision between # 1 and #4.. Both are REAL GOOD!

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  3. Music Advisor/Consultant ;-)April 27, 2010 at 11:04 PM

    WOW!It's a toss up between Terrel Wallace (#5) and Ahmed R. (#1). Hands down. Since I can only select one "top" choice, I'm rolling with #5 - Terrel Wallace as my first pick. Can't wait to see which one wins. This is good stuff, ERRO! Lovin' every minute of it.

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  4. Tall Black Guy, that's all I'm sayin...

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  5. My breakdown in the order of least favorite to most favorite...

    #5 FreshNerd - The new sample caught me by surprise, which I liked, but then noticed the beat was in front of the vocals and not behind it (like "1 and 3" instead of "2 and 4"). And I'm sorry, but Ben and Michelle's vocals on the original were a great/necessary part of the original! You deleted them in yours and thus I couldn't get down with yours!

    #4 Terrell/Tall Guy - You came in strong with a club beat and bassline, but it was the same loop after a while with only two or three breaks but nothing else really different. On the dancefloor, maybe, but sitting/driving and listening? Nah! Was still good, but it was radio and I listen to Eric because he's not.

    #3 Brandon/BJazz - It's obvious you are very skilled and I peeped your stuff on Liquid Crystal with J Rawls so it makes sense that you play so good! You started like Donny with that "Song for You" piano intro but then it got way too busy so that I was listening to all the instruments and not Eric, let alone the lyrics. Still very strong, but too many good ideas clashing together.

    #2 Derrick - I really liked how you went classical with the kettle drums and string intro! Really cool, and the cello was on point! The strings could have been better as the song went on and sounded fake in some parts, but the idea was original and no loops, so definitely impressed me there so you would have been my choice to win, but then...

    #1 Ahmed R - I don't know if you're listed as Number 1 by accident, on purpose, or just alphabetically, but dude! *applause* First, you started with just the female vocalist and you on Fender Rhodes or whatever and that echo on her vocals like she was breathing in and out? lol Then Eric breathes in and starts singing with just him and the beat...and then those sick chords...and the that funky bassline...and then a horn section??? Yo! Did it for me, man! I like that you didn't do too much and let Eric tell his story and you just played behind him and highlighted parts with the bass/flute lines, nice breakdowns and that rimshot break for Ben and then at the end??? I gotta give it to you, man cuz I didn't hear any loops, it wasn't busy, and was just HOT!!

    You got my vote sir, and I hope you win cuz I'd love to hear what you actually produce with Eric on purpose! lol

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  6. Ahmed R. Love it! Love it! Love it!!! It is the best representation of Erro. The instrumental complimented the lyrics perfectly and gave me a good feeling like crisp morning sunshine driving through the city! (that's FRESH) I want to download it now and put it on repeat. Musical genius! I'd like to hear more from Amhed R. for sure!

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  7. Let's see--after spending my morning blasting these remixes through my speakers, I think I'll have to go with Terrel Wallace because overall it started my morning off right! A track that can do that will always have my vote.

    Ahmed R. was a close second, but ultimately I'd have to choose , T.Wallace, hands down!

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  8. BJazz-

    your jazzy style is the most risky, its complex and hypnotic... the remix is so much more distinct than the others... im happy u didnt do the safe thing + u did something that doesnt sound like anything else on the radio or any other mainstream sound. if erro picks your remix it would make people stop in their tracks like, "what's/who's this?"
    your take of tale of two is unique and stands out...

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  9. Ahmed all the way. This remix is smooth.

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  10. I'm gonna go with #4. If you listen to the original song, FreshNerd's remix is the only one that understood where the vocals were supposed to land. On top of that, he found a sample that fits perfectly with the song topic. Bangin' if you ask me.

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  11. FreshNerd or Ahmed....I can't decide!!

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  12. My vote goes for Tall Black Guy... best one, hands down.

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  13. Ahmed's Remix gets my vote!
    The keys... I'm a sucker for lush keys and progressions...

    Tall Black Guy RMX is tight though.

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  14. Bjazz all day! the other four are great of course because they are in the type five. but to do a remix like that, that stands out its in the top five for a reason. its like he painted a picture with more colors, again bjazz!

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  15. Ahmed is the dopest!!!

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  16. I have to go with the remix as done by Terrel Wallace/Tall Black Guy Productions. Ahmed was a close second but Terrell was just a notch above the rest of the competition.

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  17. BJAZZ is the dopest!! Super talented musician!

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  18. B JAZZ #2

    www.SugaRayUSA.com says..... "B-JAZZ #2"

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  19. Ahmed Remix is the BOMB!

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  20. somebodyssomekindaApril 28, 2010 at 2:09 PM

    # Derrick White!!!
    that groove.......

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  21. I vote for Terrel Wallace for Tall Black Guy Productions, that's my favourite one.

    Michele
    Milan,Italy

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  22. Flat out, in my opinion Fresh Nerd got it. I like the other versions but he was the only one who did a remix in the true form. Its NOT supposed to sound exactly like the original ladies and gents, and the sample was right on point with the song. The way he switched up the cadence gave the song new life and a whole new avenue (club play). Great job Fresh

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  23. Ahmed you already know..... too good think this guy should win well done man.... Terrell is serious as well joint with derrick actually derrick second just listening to it now and its alot haha good beat

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  24. #2 Bjazz remix!

    #5 Terrell Wallace remix is the 2nd. The others are not worth to pick up.

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  25. Eric,
    You might want to make the order of the contestants consistent on the survey with the order of the songs in the blog. It's a little confusing.
    ST

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  26. #1 Ahmed R - I love the music in this one. It sounds like music you would use for a song.

    #2 Derrick White - I love the slow grooves of this one. The drums are hot!

    #3 Tall Black Guy - This one has a uptempo funky groove to it that I like.. sounds like a bass guitar.

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  27. Ahmed REMIX is da BOMB! Love it.... Had to play it twice

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  28. Too hard to choose. Tall Black Guy and Ahmed R will do well with the Radio Play but Derrick White knocked it out the park if you want to focus on the storytelling aspect of the lyrics. As he doesn't take anything away from the lyrics but only enhances.

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  29. Ahmed R all the way! The music sounds great on it's own but it does not detract from the story. I think some of the other ones were too busy.

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  30. I really like #5. #1 is a close second though!!

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  31. Terrel Wallace and call it a day.. seriously!

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  32. #5 all day. Terrel Wallace for Tall Black Guy Productions

    #1 was really good, but it did too much and had my ears going all over.

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  33. A remix should be distinctly different in its groove in my opinion. That said...TALL BLACK GUY...did it for me!

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  34. Ahmed's was the closest for me to the original, but he changed it up just enough to keep it fresh, and still keep the integrity the vocals and the hot "two people" sample. I listen to this track over and over in my car on the way to work, I'm gladto see it's getting the appreciation it deserves. THis is the hottest song I've heard in a minute!!

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  35. I really like #1!!!

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  36. Man, that Terrell joint gets you grooving off the break...he is my #1 and then I would pick Ahmed b/c I like the groove but also the variety throughout the song.

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  37. #4 & #5 were my favs- I liked #1 however it felt more like a hip hop freestyle-simple & classic yet I probably would not play it on a regular basis- u know u like the remix more than the original sometimes? #4 stole my heart though- it flowed,I think the purpose of a remix is to change what makes the song familiar so after hearing it 200x's along comes a remix that will have u playing it 300 more x's like u never heard it. The others were great too but I could only choose 1. When I think of some of the great remix masters I think of Tim & Missy & Diddy-although thats hip-hop its much more difficult to remix soul music-it's usually just perfect the 1st time. Example: Love, love, love Angie Stone- don't care for her remixes.

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  38. Fresh Nerd AND Terrel Wallace -- I loved them both. Hard to choose one. They both had my head movin'! One vote for each, please!

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  39. D. Bell The Music MavenApril 28, 2010 at 4:03 PM

    #5 is down right sick with it! That's the one. Terrell Wallace you did your thang potna. Please make this available so I can add it to my Eric Roberson Collection. Too Hot!

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  40. FRESHNERD BRINGS IT HOME! His sample and beat had my head bobbing the whole time. I could totally see this version on one of Eric's albums. Tall Black Guy was a close second.

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  41. Terrel Wallace for Tall Black Guy Productions
    WITHOUT A DOUBT!

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  43. I take that back. NUMBER THREE is my favorite. I like it more than #1.

    It just has a smooth feel. Real smooth.

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  44. I liked the first one and fourth one but I gotta go with Tall Black Guy

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  45. So after listening to all...the most real question I can ask myself is which one do I remember and that went with the story the most. The answer: # 3 Derrick White.

    The fact that he tried to make the emotion of the music match the emotion of the story sold me. They have to go hand in hand. There were others that would definitely be better for radio play...but I don't listen to the radio anymore for that reason. The only piece that didn't fit in this song is toward the end, Derrick White tried to intensify the music but the vocal were not following (obviously cuz this is a remix and you can't naturally change the intensity of vocal performance without the artist). However in my opinion, it seems like Derrick White was "listening".

    Ahmed R #1 was a close second

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  46. I would definitely listen to #1 on repeat mode! My vote goes to Ahmed--two thumbs up.

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  47. definitely going with Fresh Nerd. I just felt that song more than the others

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  48. damn toss up b/w 1 and 4 for me....i'm leaning towards the horns cause i love them so....damn gonna have to listen again

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  49. 3, 4, 2...but as long as your singing they're all HOTT!!! Keep up the good work :)

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  50. BJazz for DeZoul Meet Productions? Wow... that was beautiful coming from my speakers. Yes.

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  51. Ok....so I reviewed it twice. #5 has my head bobbing...go head Tall Black Guy!! You get my vote although #1 was a close second, I like that he changed the background for the other vocalist on the track,#4 was funky but it tripped me up with where the vocals landed. I love jazz but #2 was distracting...I didn't focus on the lyrics...

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  52. CMON MAN TALL BLACK MAN ALL DAY GO ILL OR NO DEAL!!!!! THE 1ST IS HOT TO DEF BUT TALL MADE IT SMOOTH AND MOVEABLE!!!!!!

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  53. Im feeling # 5 Terrel Wallace for Tall Black Guy Productions. I was moving the whole time!

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  54. They're all quality productions but #5 is on FIRE!!!!!

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  55. Derrick White. It feels so deep.

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  56. too-oo pea-pull, too-oo pea-pull, too-oo pea-pull....#5 you done did it!

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  57. #3 and #5 are the only two I could stand to listen all the way through, and I'm a musician myself

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  58. Terrel Wallace for Tall Black Guy Productions is by far the best by far! Everyone else came correct but this is the only one tha I actually and truly want to download... OMG! Lemme hit the replay button, I'm trying to hear this again, I cant stop bobbing my head! lol!

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  59. ahmed- your signature chordal warmth and ethereal sonic vibe serves a perfect foundation for eric's rich melodic voice-a wondrous backdrop to his story of a tale of two..good energy, shauna marie

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  60. # 5 is the business.... it come down too. what I would buy. bottom line # 555555555555

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  61. Tall Black Guy is my vote. Dope.

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  62. #3 Derrick White HANDS DOWN. It's just different enough to be intriguing but smooth enough to back Eric's words with perfection. I could listen to this one over and over and over again!

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  63. What I'm seeing, just by reading all these posts, is that they either lean toward Ahmed R or Terrel/Tall Black Guy, the majority of the time.

    With those who side with Terrel, a good number put Ahmed as a "close second" within their comment, though with those who say Ahmed, they really don't say anyone else, specifically, which I find interesting, but it could swing either way (or elsewhere).

    What do I think, personally? Well, it's really if you like one thing or the other because they are very different entries.

    Terrel is synth bass strong from the moment the beat drops, groove is smooth, made to dance to in the club, ready for the radio. It works well, has nice drops, and is a pretty straightforward format with well-edited cuts, effects, and beat that comes together well. Not many variations but doesn't really need that many, to be honest, and has mainly digital/synth effects for a modern/ mainstream track. It's louder so catches the attention quicker and then keeps you in a perpetual head nod till the end. Would appeal more to mainstream R&B lovers and club goers.

    Ahmed takes a more laid-back approach that builds from beginning, one instrument at a time and has an old school groove/feel to it, though the beat makes Eric sound like he's freestyling, which works since it's a story. The live instrumentation approach seems to appeal more to live music/improvisational lovers as it gives more to variations and different movements within the song. He did make use of some reverb and echo effects, but otherwise kept it organic and the Minnie Ripperton sample at the end seemed to tell he was going for a classic approach. Musicians and underground/independent music enthusiasts may prefer this one more.

    Seems like the question to be answered by the voting public, of the these two popular tracks of the Top 5, is what is Eric's fanbase composed more of...

    The Radio-friendly or the Underground-loyal?

    I'll just be observing, for now.

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  64. Observer, i believe both tracks have a more underground feel. None of these are radio friendly and thats what makes them so beautiful.

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  65. Dunk, I completely agree with you on that. But I ultimately would have to go with Terrel Wallace/Tall Black Guy Productions...I would buy that record without thinking twice...

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  66. Dunk, I respectfully disagree though I think they all have something great to offer. I can see/hear Terrel's played in a mainstream club mixed by a DJ right after or before an R&B or even Rap song. That takes nothing away from him, but it certainly wouldn't seem out of place.

    As for Ahmed's, I don't see his being played in a mainstream club, necessarily, unless it was mixed with something old school in Soul or Hip Hop, and that takes nothing from him either, thus the label of underground/non-mainstream.

    They all just seem to be on different sides of the spectrum, just as BJazz's straight ahead jazz/swing version differs from Derrick's classical-acoustic soul ballad version which differs from FreshNerd's Kanye-esque version.

    Of course, these are just my opinions but I'm also looking at the general patterns of those posting and assessing what the overall look of the contest is shaping up to be. Interesting stuff.

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  67. I wasn't tryna be on some Yin-Yang thing to all y'alls comments from Dunk and Observer guy lol but I'ma have to go with that Ahmed cat! Tall Black got groove no lie, and I almost went his way on that alone, but I listened to both a few times, and tried to listen to Eric and see which one went with the lyrics and not against it, and Ahmed's just played right with it and the changes were dope, too! Plus...HORNS!! I need more songs that have horn sections! Band geek! lol

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  68. Put it this way. - If #1, #4, & #5 were on itunes, I would cop 'em all. I can't imagine any one of those three being shelved for any reason whatsoever.

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  69. Top 3 to me are # 1, 4, and 5. When it comes down to it #5 Terrel Wallace was what hit me the hardest. Groovy funky bassline kept my head noddin. I can see this track on a hot mixtape in a heartbeat!

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  70. If you talkin top 3, Ima go with 1, 3, 5 (the odd ones, yeah lol). But if you talkin the winner, I gotta say Ahmed R! They all were smooth, but c'mon son, be honest! How many songs out now got that real soul vibe and that live feel and still sound current too? Joint sounded like Earth, Wind, and Fire and Eric got together for a jam! lol

    I like the odd guys, but Ahmed R stood out from them on some real creavtive ish! Don't Eric do that in his shows? Be creative and change it up, right? Think about it!

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  71. Wow! I think that's all I can say about these comments lol

    This thread has grown quickly! I just wanted to thank those who even considered me, whether you voted for me or not, and just wanted to give you my track to download for free...my personal "thank you" cuz I'm honored to even be a part of all this, even though I really wanna win :)

    Just click my name and it will take you to my Soundcloud page. Click the down arrow and the tracks is yours!

    peace,
    Ahmed
    (can't seem to shake that incorrect "R" after my name, yet lol comedy!)

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  72. BJazz run dat. Coltranish. Esta bien.

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  73. Tall Black Guy hits the mark, fo sho!!!

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  74. Ahmed and Derrick W., very nicely done. Enjoyed both remixes. Ahmed's smoothed out sound was nice and I like the grown and sexy sound of Derrick's. Good luck to all the finalists.

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  75. Its all about Terrel Wallace...feeling his sound all day

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  76. Can #3 be on itunes? Damn. Even if it doesn't win I just NEED that melody in my life.

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  77. i LIKE #5....IT WAS THE ONLY ONE I LISTENED TO ALL THE WAY THROUGH...CAUSE I CAN GROOVE TO IT.....OTHER THAN THE ORIGINAL I THINK THIS ONE IS THE BEST OF THE 5....

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  78. #1 Even though the beat is quite the same. It's the only one that found the atmosphere of the original.

    And the original one is far the best.

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  79. A Tale of Two Remix - FreshNerd for 100 Akres Does it for me.

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  80. Terrel Wallace remix is the one. Completely got it and understood what they were trying to do from the outset. About to listen to it again, it's that good!!

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  81. Check out one of the remixes that must not have made the cut. I'm feelin it!

    http://applejbreak.blogspot.com/2010/04/eric-roberson-tale-of-two-stevo-rmx.html

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  82. Da 1st one was the best for me you did a wicked Job Ahmed you deserve to win ;) x

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  83. Ahmed R's remix - my #1! However, T. Wallace's remix is just a millionth of a inch behind! God bless all participants! Healthy music for the soul indeed!

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  84. DERRICK WHITE!! I'm so in love with this remix. It captures the emotional current of the song. My vote for #1!

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  85. my vote is for bjazz (scott), #2

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  86. Ahmed R. Hands down!! I need this remix like yesterday!

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  87. THEY ARE ALL VARY WELL PRODUCED,ALL FIVE DESERVE APPLAUSE,SHOULD BE ADDED AS A CD EXTRA,JOB WELL DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  88. Fresh Nerd in my opinion....I like the "fonkyness"

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  89. #4, FreshNerd hands down the best...head is bobbing...toe is tapping...coworkers just asked me who I was listening and now half the office is playing this song..

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  90. BROOKLYN'S FINEST...

    AHMED!!

    We go hard!

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  91. #5-Terrel Wallace... truly has the ERRO vibe and gets my vote. Although like many of the other voters, #1-Ahmed is a very close 2nd.

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  92. For me... Ahmed is the best

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  93. I'd like to have number 5 vocal free to write to... 5 then 1, then 4... Really those 3 all sit in the same vein...

    write my man UB follow by me... GB... What up Erv, what up Bdubb

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  94. I would buy all of them. Seriously, ya'll did an amazing job. The two that resonate with me:#5 for the club and #1 for the love.
    I have to go with the love: #1 Ahmed.

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  95. #5 FOR THE LOVE #1 for the club, yeah Tall Black you've got my vote!

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  96. Be real!

    #1 for the LOVE and even though it ain't really a club joint STILL play it in the CLUB!! Ha! #5 is dope track no doubt, but Ahmed was PLAYIN them keys! $#!t was organic and that's way more healthier for my ears! hahaha

    Ahmed! #1 on the list, #1 for my vote!

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  97. If I rated these songs like I rated a lover, I'd have to go with the one that set the mood first, then started to build it up more and more but always maintained the groove, then changed up the beat every now and then, didn't try to do too much, definitely not do too little, or even use the same style over and over again--and especially made sure to hit the sides of those rimshots and not just straight on the snare, making sure to get everywhere from up in the high brass section down to the bottom bass, and then let it all just fade to black. Yeah...hmmmmm.

    #1 is the magic number ;o)

    *presses 'play' to do it all over again*

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  98. #3 does it for me. SO 3333 is what the choice should be.

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  99. Tall Black Guy moves me, grooves me!

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  100. TALL BLACK GUY!!!! A M A Z I N G !!!!

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  101. Tall Black Guy's joint does it for me, definitely would buy this and play it out.

    So you def got this DJ's vote!

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  102. 1 time for the horns

    1 time for the soul

    1 time for the underground

    #1 it's your time!

    Ahmed you won my vote! Well done, brotha!

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  103. First one is dope... I was really felling that one but.. BOII>>>>
    #5... GOT ME BUMPING IN MY CHAIR RIGHT HERE!! real dope, jus my spice! soulful with a funky bassline give is a perfect combo!
    well done guys =D

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  104. #5 made me bounce instantly but #1 was a close second

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  105. i hope Erro will post the other next top 20, so that the other contestants(like me) can see where they've landed.

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  106. So, to the point, very strong submissions by all contestants but I LOVE Ahmed's remix (contestant #1)! It doesn't compete against the vocals, makes them stand out more and compliments them, actually, and then just sounds plain SEXY! I did wanna know if he was just a "one trick pony" though so I checked his Myspace from Eric's video, and also on there found his Soundcloud page--www.soundcloud.com/22music--and some YouTube clips of him playing live.

    People, I have 6 words for you: GO...LISTEN...AND...SEE...FOR...YOURSELF!!!

    Ahmed is not playing around!!

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  107. AHMED DAAMN! ...that remix had me lost 4 words...all the rest were sick though

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  108. The original(Two People)Minnie Rip is classic enough, but FreshNerds blessed it w/the Al Green & Betty Wright tempo; this is definitely a remix. Something for all ages; Tall BLACK GUY DID IF FOR ME! I suggest you add one as the final cut & another as a bonus track on the cd. Keep d

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  109. Ummm.... Ahmed. AHMED!!!! Man that was beautiful. I wept. lol

    Strong shout to Tall Black Guy. This one came close, very, but Ahmed with those damn change-ups had me mesmerized.

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  110. Number#5 TALL BLACK GUY PRODUCTIONS all day!

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  111. Ahmed: Good stuff, my brother. I just voted...keep doing it big. I sure do miss London...I haven't been there since 1999---way tooooooo long.

    All the best to ya, Mate.

    Cheers,
    RML in ATL

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  112. My vote is for Ahmed...as you were.

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  113. Tall Black Guy is a beast on the beats, just googled him and he has 5 pages on him...definitely a fan!

    www.myspace.com/tallblkguyproductions
    www.reverbnation.com/tallblackguyproductions

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  115. my vote is for FreshNerd!

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  116. Honestly, I got an album of Tall Black Guy's music years ago, and it has been one of my FAVORITE albums ever since. This track is only a blade of grass in the forest of TBG's amazing productions. But even putting all the other work aside, I still think his remix is the best. It needs to be said.
    TBG all the way--"'Bout to give it to you 24-7, with the beats that be thorough..." And he wasn't lying...

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  117. I think this one shouldve been a finalist. Its definitely better than the FreshNerd one

    http://soundcloud.com/hexsagon/eric-roberson-a-tale-of-two-hexsagon-remix

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  118. #1 may be the BEST PRODUCED remix, but #5 will put people on the dance floor. That’s all I’m going to say, except, I LOVE TO DANCE!!

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  119. Terrell's remix had a certain bounce that nobody else attempted, and it was a REEEEALLY close call for me, but I ultimately gotta give it to Ahmed. Those chord changes were just fuckin ungodly. Hats off to all the finalists though.

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  120. TBG! Sooooo Soulful!

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  121. Ahmed's version actually works with the song, in the sense that it plays like a soundtrack for a story, then there's the CLEAN production and the warm melody and a ridiculous chord structure that wins it for me... simply SOULFUL. Done!

    Tall Black Guy's is a very nice hip-hop banger remix... layered nicely, you can tell work went into this. BUT the melody does go out of sync with the lyrics slightly, as it seems like dude didn't take the (twooooo peopleeee) breaks into account. (can we have an instrumental please TBG???!)

    I did enjoy B. Jazz's rendition too, very smoothed out and cool...not sure if it fits the rhythmic flow of the lyrics till "she got two, I got two" but it is sweet... a nice experiment. It would have been veeeery interesting to see how the samba type switch up near the end would've sounded as the backing for the whole song.....

    But still... AHMED is No. 1 for me..

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  122. I feel you on the dancing, Cheebs, cuz that's me in the club all night BUT the original version of "A Tale of Two" wasn't a dance track and it got nominated for Grammy. And you said #1 was the BEST PRODUCED which is kinda what this whole remix contest is about :) Terrell was definitely close cuz I was feelin it too, but Ahmed tipped the scales for me--lovin them keys, man!

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  123. Definitely Number 1. Ahmed's track flows perfectly with the candace of Eric's delivery. If I hadn't heard the original, I think that I would have thought this was an original track that was on the album. Eric, you really need to do some work with that brother.

    J-Finesse

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  124. I like Terrell but I'ma definitely have to go with AHMED's remix. I listened to it like 4 times in a row...lol He got my vote

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  125. always nice when talented musicians deliver strong.
    Ahmed's remix had me nodding my head non stop. It works very well for the song, doesnt detract from the vocals, just sits well with the melody and the music also, thinking of eric doing this "Live", the transitions, hits and breaks would be lovely for a live band to play.
    Good Job!

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  126. ...wonderful tack Ahmed!

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  127. MY VOTE: TERRELL WALLACE/TALL BLACK GUY. I see why folk want Ahmed tho, his sound is classic neo soul/hip hop. I feel like Ahmed's sound has been proven a million times over in music. Tall Black's sound compliments the masculine b-boy without leaving out the bounce for the ladies and offers insight to the 21st century sound.

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  128. #5 moves me!!!

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  129. Terrel Wallace for the WIN!

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  130. Congrats to the finalists -- you each brought your own flavor to the track & had me waiting for the moments when you made the track really rock with ya. Ahmed & FreshNerd were standouts in their own way, but Tall Black Guy got it in with that bass... FreshNerd --> LOVED the outro. Nicely done, all! With that said, tho...

    -->My vote goes to #5, Terrel Wallace, AKA Tall Black Guy. FONK.<--

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  131. Aiight! THAT was really rough, but I'm going with Ahmed. Although I liked others, I 'felt' AHMED from the opening (sick)chords....to the end. LOVE IT! All the best to all the Finalist. Amazing representation of talent !

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  132. #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! #1!!!! NKC

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  133. Tall Black Guy did it again with this track, love the bass line and overall think that his version is sick with it.
    Ahmed you got some skills, but Tall Black Guy gots the LOVE!!!

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  134. #5#5#5#5#5#5#5#5#5#5#5#5#5#5#5#5#5#5#5#5#5#5#5#5#5#5#5#5#5#5#5#5 Ooooooooh yeeeeeeah!!

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  135. Terrel Wallace aka Tall Black Guy all day!!

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  136. FreshNerd killed it from intro to outro....LOVED it!

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  137. I literally can't make up my mind between #4 and #5!.....

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  138. Loving the beat Tall Black Guy!!!!!!!

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  139. #5...ONLY TO KEEP MY ATTENTIONH

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  140. Congratulations to all the finalists for getting this far and for great entries! Making a track worthy of the enormous talent of Eric Roberson is no small feat!

    And I feel Ahmed should win simply because his was the best, that's it!

    I wish all the finalists much success; continued success to Terrell as you've been in the scene for a while making great tracks, and to BJazz who's definitely been around in the scene with Liquid Crystal Project and on a couple of Eric's previous albums (hmmmmm...), FreshNerd and Derrick who I've just been hearing about but look to be on the right track, and Ahmed who I also just heard about but expect big things from after all of this.

    Eric, you should have done something like this sooner! Great PR man lol

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  141. Ahmed #1 is my pick.

    All the others are great in their own way. Ahmed's really connects with the song & concept seamlessly. Nice!

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  142. Terrel Wallace, Tall Black Guy Productions HE JUST HAS TO WIN!!!!!!!! Love the music man, keep it going :)

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  143. Ahmed's (#1) remix is so rich that it excites me to imagine what an Erro/Ahmed collab would sound like.

    Honourable mention to Terrell Wallace for a dope remix to, but Ahmed gets my vote.

    Sincerely,
    Shanaz

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  144. TALL BLACK GUY HAS MY VOTE!! This will definitely be a close one, can see a lot of people feeling TBG & Ahmed...

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  145. I just want to say thank you to everyone who voted for me, old and new friends alike. Shout-out to my fellow competitors because production is not easy (especially for a Roberson/Baker track), and the honor of Top 5, chosen by super-talented judges, is humbling and a blessing, to say the least!

    This has been amazing...no matter the outcome. God is good.

    peace
    Ahmed

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  146. WORRRRD! This was a Ubber-Awsome Contest, Ahmed your Dope!, FreshNerd Dope!, BJazz Dope!, Derrick White Dope! We all gotta keep the music goin and COLLABORATE forsure! Thanks ERRO Team for giving us an outlet to get our music heard in a large forum!! GREATT!! THANK YOU: family friends, cats, dogs, birds, babies, other people baby mama's and daddy's for all your support.
    signing off TALL BLACK GUY Peace!!

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  147. Ahmed hands up and downn awesome mix man great job

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  148. I love number 1, 2 and 5...but number 1 is my favorite. The remix by Ahmed is amazing. I hope Eric will come out with a remix cd, i'll be the first online to get it.

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  149. Congrats to the winner. I still think Ahmed was the best. I hope you guys work on a track together later on!

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  150. Well the best man won!!! DOOOOOOOOOOOOPE!!!!

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  151. The best man at collecting the most votes won ;) The best track still remains to be Ahmed's, but congratulations to Terrel! He's been in the game for a while, has some albums, and been in previous contests before so it was his time, but to go neck-and-neck with an unknown...I think Ahmed is gonna accomplish what many 2nd place winners do lol

    Congrats to everyone, though! Job well done, and do another one Erro!

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  152. I am glad that someone with talent and who has been in the game for a minute has finally got the shine they deserve, looking forward to hearing many more future projects from Tall Black Guy.

    Fo sure!

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  153. ahmed did wonderful!!

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