I am a Machine

by DJ Darkside

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about

A few years ago, I moved to the UK from California. In doing so, life changed drastically. I spent years of my life building a recording studio and a network of artists I worked with. When I moved here I lost the ability to just pick up the phone and call an Emcee to come to the studio and write and record a track. Since I spent so many years of my life mastering my craft of making beats and recording, I didn't want to fall behind and let that hard work go to waste.

I decided to continue making beats and decided to start writing song and recording to keep learning my craft as an engineer and producer. That is when this project was born.

Over the past 5 years, I have been through thick and thin and learnt a lot about myself along the way. I realised that when all hope seems to be lost, all you have to do is dig deep inside yourself and you will find what you are searching for. I have put too much behind me and decided to move forward and enjoy what life offers.

By no means do I claim to be an emcee or a rapper, but I am proud of the work I have done on this project. I am finally deciding to share my body of work and open up a part of myself to you all. The album is titled 'I am a Machine because that is exactly what I am... A Machine! When I put my mind to something I can do it. That is what this project stands for and represents.

I hope you enjoy it and I would love to hear feedback, positive or negative. I just brush the negative off anyway. After all, "A lion doesn't concern itself with the opinions of sheep!"

This is my journey, my musical journal and my story. If you don't know me, now you do.

Sit back and enjoy. Share if you like it. If you don't that is fine too.

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released March 3, 2017

Featuring artists:
Akronymz (Nonsense and Kali) from California, USA

All tracks Produced by DJ Darkside
Album Cover Artwork by Paul Liebrand

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DJ and Producer working hard to bring the world a new sound without influence but inspiration. Been around the world, from Africa to the USA and now currently residing in the UK. Check out the projects here and spread the word if you like what you hear! ... more

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Track Name: Maschine Creed
This is my Maschine...

There are many like it, but this one is MINE.

My machine is my best friend. It is my life.

I must master it as I must master my life.

My machine without me is useless. Without my machine, I am useless.

I must use my machine wisely.

I must move swifter than my opponent who is trying to defeat me.

I must defeat him before he defeats me.

I will...

My Maschine and myself know that what counts in battles is not the bass we bump, the noise of our beats, nor the deep melodies.

We know it is the passion that counts. We will proceed...

My machine is human, even as I because it is my life.

Thus, I will learn it as a weapon.

I will learn its weaknesses, its strengths, its settings, its accessories, its size, and its pad feel.

I will ever guard it against the ravages of opponents in battle.

I will keep my machine awake and ready, even as I am awake and ready.

We will become part of each other. We will proceed...

Before music, I swear these words.

My machine and myself are the defenders of my fears.

We are the masters of our dreams.

We are the saviours of my life.

So be it, until there is no opponent, but Beats.
Track Name: Going Off The Tracks
I bet you one thing
if we all threw out problems in a pile
id take mine back with a smile on my face
and a warm embrace
the human race has got me twisted
But i keep it together by blowing clouds like the weather
With my head up I move forward with caution
Threw the storm with one goal TO WIN...
Never giving in to the system
But I must insist we beat them
Peal the wax back from our eyes
realise threw the lies
No matter how hard we try things remain the same
Not ourselves to blame
But we gotta learn to play the game
Like chess and never rest til we feel our best
Cant resist that THC bliss
In a swisher sweet its hard to beat
This is just me beiing me im finally free
To achieve in what i believe in
The things that make me breath sat breathin
The things that make me who I am

These things are w hat makes us who we are
when life goes off the tracks
These things are what makes us who we are
when life goes off the tracks

Im derailed....
I feel like I bailed out
Even though im working hard
Towards a goal in mind
I cant find the time
to catch up with my finances
these are unforgiving circumstances
taking chances with new romances
my heart beat dances
as my my life goes of the tracks
Gettin taxed left and right
Its just not right
And we dont even put up a fight
Its clear as day and bright like the sun
Thats why I have fun when I can
And fight like a man when I must
Trust isnt easy earned
But the weeds easily burned
And I yurn for things that I simply cannot have
Out of my reach and far too far to grab
But im glad cuz i d rather earn it
and im a giver not a taker
a learner not a faker
a sharer not a grabber cuz

These things are what makes us who we are
when life goes off the tracks
These things are what makes us who we are
when life goes off the tracks
Track Name: Hearts in Black
No more anticipation
Because I know what I am facing
So much times been wasted
With so much useless hatred
I can almost taste it
Change lanes quick
Traffics come to a stop
and I dont want to get off
This roller coaster
Got my hopes up
Barely coping
Going through my days
Walking a tight rope
Wrapped around my neck
with the belief that'll forget
Too much stress
Anxiety
Society Seems to have gotten to me
I once felt free but now Im me
Trapped in the system
No identity
Important people in my life have forgotten me
But not me you see
You are all apart of me
and you made me who I am
The man that stands
On his own to feet
With a life filled with goals to complete
Im a beast
With a meal on which I will feast
I rome the streets
A roag man with no plan
Other than to support the fam
Until the end I got your back
Backpack on
On a mission to be famous
Strangers once
But now best friends
Cant make rent
If I got the ends
I got you
One life to live
Might as well live true
If it was up to me I'd be you
And you'd be me
So we can see what its like
To leed someone elses life
Through their eyes
The thoughts in their minds
So powerful it can slow down time
Time and time again losin a friend
Holes and gaps made that you cant mend
Momenets of memories you can't forget
But down't sweat it
its how things happen to be
As the leaves fall from the tree
One day youll no longer breath
So live it up
And just dont give a fuck
Buy a bunch of weed and smoke that shit up
But just dont test your luck
Because one day it will run out
Like a drought when the clouds drew
So thirsty I started to spew
All over the crew
All over you too
But I really dont give a shit
Because I put it on YouTube
And now Im standing
Rockin crowds loud
Until i pass out

Hearts are cold
Hearts in black
and as a matter of fact
I can handle that

And as I grow older
My heart grows colder
My heart will always remain in black
And thats a matter of fact
because I work hard
and pay my taxes
day in and day out
But I come home
With nothing to show for it
Colder porrage
In the morning
Got me yawning
Lifes boring
And Im snoring at night time
while I write rhymes
In my minds eye
Im gunna keep tryin
Until the day that I die
Defy the laws of gravity
People try stabbing me
But it just bounces off my skin you see
Im like super man
Some crazy
Marvel comic
Exman super hero
Whats the deal yo
Everytime you come around
You aint got no indo
No smoke
No joke
Get the hell out
Before I start to wil' out
Like a rockwiller dog
with its jaws and its teeth out
Gnawing at your legs
So hard that you bounced out
And forgot what the robbery was all about
Because no doubt
Karma hunts you
And if karma wants you
Karma will seek out and found you
It just takes time foo
And every dog will have its day
As every day has its night
Get in a fist fight
because you know its right
right, right
Every story has an ending
And this one is mine

Hearts are cold
Hearts in black
and as a matter of fact
I can handle that

So I rap fast
and blast past the average man
Chop off his head
and Stuff it inside of a trash can
Cuz Ill be god damned
If this shit wasn't planned man
What the hell is happenin
Why am I even rapping
Why an I standing here
Why am I looking out of the window
Why is the sky blue and the grass green?
Wh am I mean
To my mom and dad
I dont know
Im just glad
that lifes working out
the way that it is
And I dont give a shit
Because the shit that I spit
Is never been write
Im legit on the microphone
I come from the dome
from the east to the west
never smokin that stress
Never hesitate
to get thebest greens
Inside on my body
Inside of my lungs
As I sit back
And blast into another universe
Before I see myself
put into a hurse
I will rehearse
All my verses
And spit that shit on a stage
with rage
But until then
Ill work until i get paid
So I can build my studio
and Chill in the shade
Have it made
get laid anytime I want
While im smoking and passing around a blunt
Always on the hunt
For the next dope sample
And this beats a sample
And for example
If you see waht I do
Youd know that I Do it
fluidly
without even thinking
Without even blinking
vomiting in the sink from too much drinking
Now its affecting my health
So im gunna remain stealth
Under the radar
Smoke a cigar
with weed inside
and This is how I do it
While my thaughts collid
with my minds eye

Hearts are cold
Hearts in black
and as a matter of fact
I can handle that
Track Name: 3 Brothers
HOOK

I remember it like it was yesterday
And before the hair on my head turns grey
And I suddenly loose every memory
I want to capture a piece of history

I remember it like it was yesterday
And before the hair on my head turns grey
And I suddenly loose every memory
I want to capture a piece of history

VERSE

I remember it like it was yesterday
And before the hair head turns grey
And I suddenly loose every memory
I got a story...
something to say
About my family
It was 1 partridge street
South Africa
Johannesburg to be exact
3 brothers put up on the map
We had each others back
and still do
And we know its true
I'd take a bullet for either one of you
Im so proud of you
And everything we've accomplished
This is more than we all could have wished
But its true
Life is good
No more blues
Unless its in a booze bar smoking a cigar
Talking about the long drives
To Cape Town acting like clowns
Until we get the beat down from mom
Now dont get me wrong
I'd take each beat down again
The way that I was raised gave me a solid foundation

HOOK

I remember it like it was yesterday
And before the hair on my head turns grey
And I suddenly loose every memory
I want to capture a piece of history

I remember it like it was yesterday
And before the hair on my head turns grey
And I suddenly loose every memory
I want to capture a piece of history

VERSE

No need for an explaination
We live without expectation
all while facing our demons
But the story goes on
So I captured a small piece of it inside of this song
Remember when mom and dad where gone
Sitting on the couch with a magnifying glass
Letting time pass while we laughed
Until it ignited
Now no ones laughing
We tried to cover it up
But we got caught up
Cuz our mom always knew what was up
She was tuned in
But inside our house
There was love in abundance
Gifts under the Christmas tree
Protection from the thunder
A roof over our head see
Our dad provided and guided
3 boys to manhood
get that understood
We're all free thinkers
Drinkers we are not
But sometimes I smoke pot
The black sheep just got caught
But hey... there always gotta be one
Like Obi Wan Kenobi

HOOK

I remember it like it was yesterday
And before the hair on my head turns grey
And I suddenly loose every memory
I want to capture a piece of history

I remember it like it was yesterday
And before the hair on my head turns grey
And I suddenly loose every memory
I want to capture a piece of history

BRIDGE

OUTRO 1

HOOK

I remember it like it was yesterday
And before the hair on my head turns grey
And I suddenly loose every memory
I want to capture a piece of history

I remember it like it was yesterday
And before the hair on my head turns grey
And I suddenly loose every memory
I want to capture a piece of history
Track Name: Electric (Contradiction Remix)
Intro

Somewhere over the rainbow...

Verse 1

I work hard
I deserve a little pay back
A big pat on the back and as a matter of fact
As I stack the chips I have
But im still hungry
I still smell money
Its kind of funny
Its like it shines the sun on me
I have a destination to meet
with uncertaincy it almost hurts me
But lately nothing matters to me you see
You start to feel knub til you cant feel your feet
You feel beat so you drop beats just to eat
It steels the soul from you
You change your ways and loose your crew
It was a choice
It was either them or you
Too much booze makes the time cruise by
Bye bye for now, Im off to rock a crowd
Bought a one way ticket out
Its time to break these walls....
Down and travel down town
Elevated in the shade from the sun rays
getting paid

Chorus

Pay me, i said pay me bitch
Cuz if you dont
I will flip the switch (Electric...)
I said
Pay me, i said pay me bitch
Cuz if you dont
I will flip the switch (Electric...)
I said
Pay me, i said pay me bitch
Cuz if you dont
I will flip the switch (Electric...)
I said
Pay me, i said pay me bitch
Cuz if you dont
I will flip the switch (Electric...)

I flip the switch
Cuz im Manny Partridge
I make the oceans part bitch
Im like Moses
And everyone knows this
Im even glowing
Knowledge flowing
From my domb and
Understand Im a wise man
And money making is my only plan
No plan B
Its unimaginable to me
and clearly Im in a differnt league
People pleed and they pleed
Got you beggin on your knees
Wishing you were me
But Im rooted deep
In a system currput
and I dont give a fuck
Cuz Im stackin it up
And Im rackin it up
Like Scroog Mc Duck
Bills, I got em but theyre covered
Even people under cover
In my black SUV I go where ever I want to be
Im finally free
Worked hard all my life for my money
Now its time for you to pay me

Chorus

Pay me, i said pay me bitch
Cuz if you dont
I will flip the switch (Electric...)
I said
Pay me, i said pay me bitch
Cuz if you dont
I will flip the switch (Electric...)
I said
Pay me, i said pay me bitch
Cuz if you dont
I will flip the switch (Electric...)
I said
Pay me, i said pay me bitch
Cuz if you dont
I will flip the switch (Electric...)
Track Name: Burnin
Coming soon...
Track Name: The Sky is Fallin
Coming soon...
Track Name: Get Real
I found myself
walkin a path all
all alone and then I realised
Ive been saved by my own rage
As I spill words on a page
after page through the chapters of life
We fight for our place in this battle
Rattle the cages for all ages
Engaging in this time to be
relevant Im heaven sent
My times well spent
With the people that matter
Chatter then scatter
Brain matter all over the matress
She was my mistress
But she mis dressed
To impress the next guest
She did all night without rest
Not impressed
Felt depressed
From stress
Needed a release
So I smoked some weed
Guaranteed to exceed
The agreed dosage
Its explosive Corrosive
and eroding thoughts unloading


HOOK

While they try decoding
I waste my time experiencing
Even the simplest of things
Hearing birds singing
In the morning
Life never gets boring
Just look through the fog
Clear vision now
And I dont know how I ever get down
Maybe its the come down (snap)
Back to reality
As it happens to be
People depend on me
Got ends to meet
Mouths to feed
Avoid the greed
Work to eat
Hands that bleed
Dreams we need
Feed the beast
Peace at least
But we’re greedy human beings
Evil deeds to skip ahead
Forgot where you came from
And where you're going
Showin g your true colours
I thought we were brothers
And sisters existing
But we’re dismissing the true meaning
And all the real feelings
Stripping out the soul.
Track Name: Floating Freestyle
Coming soon...
Track Name: Rant and Rave
Coming soon...
Track Name: In This Maze
Coming soon...
Track Name: What Will Be Will Be
Coming soon...
Track Name: Life is Twisted
Coming soon...
Track Name: Tick Tock
Coming soon...
Track Name: This Shit I Live For
Coming soon...
Track Name: Prove It Freestyle
Coming soon...
Track Name: 80's Baby
Coming soon...
Track Name: Back Up
Coming soon...
Track Name: Against The Grain
Coming soon...
Track Name: Feel The Pain in My Eyes
Coming Soon....
Track Name: Wake Up
Coming soon...
Track Name: Stay Alive
Coming soon...
Track Name: Wishing My Life Away
Coming soon...
Track Name: Your Family
Coming soon...
Track Name: We Will
Coming soon...
Track Name: Beautiful Brown Eyes
As I stare in the the sky
Not a care in the world for this guy
Why?
Because you're in my life
And it feels so right
The futures looking bright
And the moment you walk out my door
My heart aces for more
I want you by my side
All throughout the night
And when the sun rises
We can stare in to each other eyes and
Wonder what the other is thinkin
Its that feelin that you just cant kick
Like blowing out the candles and making a wish
But mine came true the moment I feel in love with you
I knew it was true
And that Id do anything for you
All you gotta do is ask
And Ill drop everything to be there
Without a care in the world
Im proud that your my girl
And excited to see where this goes
Like the river flows
This is fate as the wind blows



As I look into your beautful brown eyes
With my hands on your thighs
While the time passes in the night
I wouldnt want to be anywhere then right here
To catch your tears
And help you face your fears
Catch you when you're falling
Warm you when you're cold
Starting with your toes
all the way to your nose
All I want it you
And everything that comes with you
You make me numb when you tickle my stomach
But I love it
Like I love you
And I hope you know this is true
Whatever the path
We'll see it threw and threw
Ill be standing right there next to you
So lets lay on our backs
and stare at the stars
Share stories
and have a laugh
We have one life to live
So this is it
Sleepless nights with out you
It gets harder and harder
with the days between us two
Track Name: These Beats in My Head (Akronymz ft. Darkside)
Coming soon...
Track Name: Vinyl Man
No lyrics, cuts and only cuts!!!!