I’ve been listening to Japanese electronica acts capsule and Aira Mitsuki for three months and I’ve found out something familiar about their music, and I guess it’s the what you called stock vocals (also known as voice samples — these are vocals from either an unfinished recording or from a song not known due to low popularity e.g. other tracks from a low-selling album of a low-selling artist). Due to it’s presence, there’s is one thing I’ve been longing to express to all who are reading this post: ROXANNE.
I don’t know where this “Roxanne” came from at first; I heard her first from Aira Mitsuki’s song from her third album called “Parameter”. After I found out some comments from the song that she sampled capsule’s song from their eleventh album called “Love or Lies”, I immediately listened to it and saw the similarities and the difference. Then, I became interested to these electronica acts, as well as “Roxanne” itself.
I also later found out that Aira Mitsuki’s “Wonder touch” has also the similar vocal samples from capsule’s “the Time Is Now”.
After I visited the “contemode” page of LiveJournal, in an article called “Aira Mitsuki samplin’ Nakata”, I’ve found out on the comments section the video suggestions by LJ users and later listened to it. There I found out that “Roxanne” is a real person, not a stock vocal. But many tracks used by DJs uses the same sample itself, making this a ‘real confusion’. I found out the tracks as “Confusion” by Block and Crown and “My Name Is Roxanne” by Khorgii.
On the other hand, however, i don’t know where the other “Roxanne” rap sample originally came from.
Well, let’s just listen to the samples, rather.
CONFUSION – Block and Crown
This song is what I considered somewhat “original”, since it includes “Roxanne” as a featured vocalist in this song. It has a longer version of rapping. Check the rap at 2:33.
LOVE OR LIES – CAPSULE
The sample is Autotuned and pitched a bit. Check the rap at 2:54.
PARAMETER – AIRA MITSUKI
I guess this is nearer to the original rap. Although the song contains three Roxanne raps of the same verse, this is only the sample of the song. Check the rap at 1:15.
GIRLS SPIRIT – MINI
The sample is over-tuned. 2:37
MY NAME IS ROXANNE – KHORGII
I think I must consider this one as the “sick” version due to its out-of-tempo rap. Check the rap at 0:29.
Aside from these, I also found similar ones with the other “Roxanne raps”. Like:
THE TIME IS NOW – CAPSULE
The rap is pitched at a high level (I guess) to fit with the tempo of this hip-hop track. Check the rap at 2:45.
WONDER TOUCH – AIRA MITSUKI
Is this the original unpitched rap version, anyone? Check the rap at 0:16.
I WANT YOU – 2SOUL
I don’t know if this is an official recording or just a fanmade remix. Check the rap at 1:59.
I gotta find more sources. That’s about it. Isn’t Roxanne keep on mentioning Nesquik on her raps?
Credits & Thanks to all contemode LJ users who commented for the video suggestions^^