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Laying Some Bass Down on New Album With Mike Copeland



Mike Copeland sit’s down while he calmly lays down bass on The DysFunktional Family’s upcoming project, The DysFunktional Family Vacation.
Mike Copeland sit’s down while he calmly lays down bass on The DysFunktional Family’s upcoming project, The DysFunktional Family Vacation.


Today was an exciting day for our new hip hop album, "The DysFunktional Family Vacation," as we had the pleasure of recording with renowned funk bassist Mike Copeland. Copeland's impressive resume includes work with groups such as Soul Food, Cirrus Affect, and Grand Theft Audio to name a few. Needless to say, we were thrilled to have him on board for this project.


As a funk bassist, Copeland brought a unique approach to recording bass for our hip hop album. His playing style emphasized the groove and the pocket, which added a fresh and funky dimension to our tracks. It was fascinating to witness his musicianship in action as he effortlessly navigated complex bass lines while still maintaining a solid foundation for the song.


One of the songs that Copeland recorded bass for was a high-energy track with a heavy emphasis on the rhythm section. His playing perfectly complemented the drums, locking in with the kick and snare to create a tight and infectious groove. It was apparent that his experience playing in funk bands gave him a great sense of timing and groove that translated seamlessly to the hip hop genre.


Another aspect of Copeland's playing that impressed us was his use of different techniques and tones to achieve different sounds. He used a combination of fingerstyle and slap bass techniques to create a variety of tones and textures, which helped to differentiate different sections of the song. He also made use of effects pedals, adding a touch of distortion and modulation to certain parts of the bassline.


Overall, working with Mike Copeland was an incredibly rewarding experience. His playing added a new dimension to our tracks, and his musicianship and professionalism were top-notch. We're excited for our fans to hear the final product, which will undoubtedly be elevated by Copeland's contributions.




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