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  • #16
    Nobody mentioned "Narcotic" by Liquido?!?
    Alesis Ion, Gibson SG Special, Traps E500 electronic drums, Logic Express on a 24" iMac, Samson Rubicon R6a monitors, TC Electronic Impact Twin interface, iPad 2

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    • #17
      Uh, Tubular Bells came out in 1973.
      And it's based on Mike Oldfield's guitar playing.



      Sure but it sounds cool on a keyboard...
      The further away I am, the better I sound....

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      • #18
        Any others from the 00s? I'd think there are a lot of R&B and pop synth riffs from the last 10 years that were very popular, no?

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        • #19
          Maybe not "the best" but definitely recognizable: Usher - Yeah

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          • #20
            The fuzzy synth bassline from "What's My Name?" on Snoop's Doggystyle album. Extremely recognizable synth riff. (I think that particular riff is used in more than a few songs from that decade)

            ETA: Now that I think about it, that actually might be an electric bass with distortion....
            A dead astronaut in space...

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            • #21
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              • #22
                Great one!
                Also found other ones:
                MC Hammer - U Can't Touch This


                You mean Rick James' Super Freak??

                Anything by Armand Van Helden ought to do the trick really.

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                • #23
                  I don't know if this is from the 90s, but I love the solo starting at 1:12mn

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                  • #24
                    Is considered "keyboard riff" when you play MIDI drums?

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                    • #25
                      Wasn't exactly a banner decade for keyboard riffs was it?


                      Lots of synths in the 90s and 00s, but not exactly *riff* worthy. Actually, the same goes for guitars too.
                      So many are sampling as well. So, when Missy Elliott hits it big by sampling Cybotron, it doesn't count.

                      There are a few signature dance hit riffs, like DaRude's Sandstorm or Zombie Nation's Kernkraft 400. (Although technically Zombie Nation took *that* riff from a C64 game, so that doesn't count either...)
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                      • #26
                        "Good Vibrations" by Marky Mark. Playing that piano chord sequence is a guaranteed dance-floor filler for us every time.
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                        • #27
                          The 80's had the most memorable keyboard hooks. The keyboard riffs from the 90s, 00's, 10's suck ass. I was watching Conan or Leno a couple years ago and they had some Hip Hop (a.k.a. Gangsta Rap) act on with 3 keyboard players and I could have played all 3 parts by myself - drunk and blindfolded. And this is fairly common. No wonder Roland sells so much gear - each Hip Hop act needs 3 or 4 of them because of the limited skills of the people behind them.

                          If Hip Hop or Rap was considered real music then the keyboard "players" would be considered musicians and we should all be embarrassed. Luckily, it's not.

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                          • #28
                            I don't think that Hip Hop or (C)RAP are considered to be music by anyone with more that 3 active brain cells, the rest don't count!!

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                            • #29
                              Man it is hard for me to think about the 90's. I was addicted to country at the time.


                              Bless you for even mentioning country. It seems be overlooked here, possibly because it is not synth-based music. For much of the 90's and 00's I was covering top 40 country, either on the road or in a house band. Lots of great parts to sink your teeth into, as recorded by the great Nashville studio cats like Matt Rollings, John Jarvis, Pig Robbins and Steve Nathan.

                              The Dance- Garth Brooks
                              Baby Likes to Rock It- the Tractors
                              Good Brown Gravy- Joe Diffie (one of my fave piano solos)
                              Walkaway Joe- Trisha Yearwood (very atmospheric and tasteful ballad playing)
                              Boot Scootin' Boogie
                              When I Think About Cheating- Gretchen Wilson
                              Bless the Broken Road- Rascal Flatts
                              T-R-O-U-B-L-E -Travis Tritt
                              I Believe- Brooks and Dunn (check out how the B3 was recorded and the use of fast/slow Leslie)
                              Life's Too Long- Ricky Scaggs
                              ..and lots more I can't think of at the moment

                              RE "The Dance", that was an adaptation of George Winston's New Age style. Winston returned the favor by covering "The Dance" in a later album.

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                              • #30
                                Lots of synths in the 90s and 00s, but not exactly *riff* worthy. Actually, the same goes for guitars too.
                                So many are sampling as well. So, when Missy Elliott hits it big by sampling Cybotron, it doesn't count.

                                There are a few signature dance hit riffs, like DaRude's Sandstorm or Zombie Nation's Kernkraft 400. (Although technically Zombie Nation took *that* riff from a C64 game, so that doesn't count either...)


                                I read Sandstorm was a JP-8000 "performance" but I forget if that includes the actual riffage and not owned one.
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