I just had an absolutely smashing weekend with two gigs: Galway, Ireland and Antwerp, Belgium. Both gigs were so dope that I was so full of musical energy when I got back home that once I had got some well-deserved sleep, I woke up and felt that today would be perfect for recording a new episode.
I wanted to have a quick go at trying to create the classic “Reese” bass so widely used in and popularised by drum and bass (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, check out this classic DNB tune for a classic example).
The main theme for this one is music by great, talented guys you probably haven’t heard that much of. Being a DJ, I’m in a privileged position, since I constantly get sent music by both established artists and labels as well as those who haven’t released much music or/and who are spending their first years with music production. It’s often in the music of artists (if you keep making art and love it, you’re an artist in my book…I don’t measure success) who haven’t been making music for very long where you hear something very fresh, something you probably haven’t heard very many times before. Something non-formulaic, something creative and ground-breaking, something you’d like to hear more of. Continue reading Breaks ‘n’ Beats Podcast # 5→
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Just to give something back to the community…the bass-loving community!
This time to the producers who discuss music production stuff with me every day, whether it be thru emails, on forums, via my Fanu’s Live Training Facebook page, via my Twitter account…
Truth be told, I’ve always been a little bit of a teacher by nature, and I like it.
In addition to all the producer/DJ/artist/record-label stuff I do as a main hustle, I give electronic music tuition in Helsinki, but also, I give production advice, tips and discuss relevant stuff with the online community as well whenever I have time.
I think we’re all nicely feeding off of each other’s vibes, so here’s something back as a thank-you. Continue reading Giving something back to the producer community: analog bass samples→