Sunday, 30 May 2010

More Bending

About 3 and a half minutes in it starts sounding pretty cool

Classic Man

Friday, 28 May 2010

More Musik 4 U

My latest...

Some by dr rasclut

...and greatest? You be the judge.

I think I've got myself into a bit of a Dilla rut after working on Hoodlum, need to keep working towards something original. I was gonna record some extra guitar but it seemed unnecessary.
Dan x

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Saturday, 22 May 2010


I didn't realise quite how mental javelin throwing was:

Dan xxx

Monday, 17 May 2010

New Track - Hoodlum

Hoodlum by dr rasclut

I fancied making some Dilla beats, and this is the result. I spent ages sampling around, that's the hard part. You've gotta have a really good ear, and not just for rhythm and beats. Finding snippets of melody can really bring it together too. I think you have to have a go at it yourself to realise how genius people like Dilla really were. I do enjoy it though, it's just a completely different practice to writing guitar based pop tunes.

I sequenced all of this using Cubase, but I'm hoping to dump all the samples on to my sp-303 for any live situations that may happen to arise in the future...

Dan xxx

Thursday, 13 May 2010

More 1st year animation

'My second and final 1st year animation. It is a short exploration of the theme 'people' based on observation/imagination, and the city/urban environment. The final product is basically a compilation of a few experiments.'

People from Dan Jacobs on Vimeo.

It was in the last few days of the project when I chucked everything into After Effects that I realised how important the editing process is, and how much I enjoy it. I'm a computer nerd at heart...

It includes a condensed version of me very own 'Shaken Fizzy' for the soundtrack, which seems to fit nicely with the looped drawings and represents a cyclical urban culture.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010


Here's a really fucking nice animation by Kristian Andrews. Like many of the best out there, he did an MA at the Royal Academy.

Check it his website interestingly designed by Manchester Met's very own Tom Judd. Maybe they were in the same year at RCA?
I gotta go poop

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Monday, 10 May 2010

Love and Theft

Some seriously intense work by German animator Andreas Hykade. Watch it all the way through, it gets better...

Lord of Animatronics

Check out dis bad boi:

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Portraits of Men and Boys

As I'm doing an Illustration degree I should probably stop farting around and upload some of my rudimentary mark making that will one day get me a job. Hope you like the new banner too.

These are actually from before Christmas, I'll try and upload some more recent ones soon.
Dan x

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

May The Sixth

Right, right so.

This is a bit of an important day for me, it's election day.

I've got a lot of hopes riding on today in terms of parliamentary change, and I've also got a lot of angst regarding the possible outcomes.

I'll be writing tomorrow, until then,
Love Declan.

Post 101 - Soundtrack?

I didn't realise that last post was no.100, so here's another track to celebrate. It started a while ago when I was quite into ambient sound-scape type stuff and also the on going appeal of glitch, so enjoy the long introduction.

Shaken Fizzy by dr rasclut

Music for animation? Perhap.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

New Track

Hey yo, here's another tune i've been working on for a while. It's not quite perfect yet but it's got potential; the combination of guitars and beatz worked quite well in this instance. I managed to get a surprisingly beefy sound for a DI'd electric using software amp simulators.

Buffalo Buffalo by dr rasclut

I've got plenty more unfinished tracks in the pipeline, including some tasty samba beats, so stay tuned.
Tell me what you think about me.
Dan xxx

Saturday, 1 May 2010


Nice body language and character animation with a playful narrative.