I took my old song, Revisionist History, and sped/chopped it up. https://soundcloud.com/orangedrink/revisionist-history
This was a tricky one because it has a lot of sub bass, which disappears on most systems & headphones. Inspired by the Footwork/Juke scene, I kept this at 160 bpm and tried to incorporate a lot of dotted rhythms and triplets. I squashed some of the dynamics as a sacrifice for loudness, but my theory was that this was meant to be blasted in a club setting. It was fun to do and I'm excited about exploring this genre of fast dance music. My previous work in the dance genre has been 120 - 130 bpm, so this felt like turbo mode!
What I learned:
- Looping things in triplets can be tricky, keep track of each element's individual timing
- Keep it simple! It can be more fun to dance to if it's less complicated.
Things to do next time:
- Maybe supplement the sub bass with a medium bass so different systems can still catch the musical element
- Maybe don't compress the drums as a unit...
- FIGURE OUT MIDINES WHY DOES IT NOT WORK OH THE AGONY!
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