In this video, I’m talking about breaks, things relating to chopping them, what I look for in a break, some of the processing, bass stuff, how the song evolves and what I find important in song structures etc…
I find that especially in terms of song structures, there’s not a whole lot of info out there, so wanted to cover that once again as well.
All about the breaksy DNB.
This may be one of the best episodes I’ve ever done.
I primarily wanted to include lesser-known artists on this one.
I like to dig deeper and get the underground sounds from the real underground.
Want to support those doing banging stuff and help them get heard.
Zulu & BC9000: Last Act
Esc: Lumberjack’s Groove
88 Katanas: Echosliding
88 Katanas: Real Thugs Recycle
Amos Keato: Some Dread Purpose [Sekl remix]
Arcologies: Silent Lights
Jarmo-Koira: Tree II (Viimeiset Skunkit)
Sin & Hologroove: Vorga
De.Calc: Max Rotation
Also, in June, I want to do another song exclusive walkthrough video, and it’ll be about my recent DNB remix that I did for Make Or Break – let’s talk a bit about breaks soon.
That remix is something I did with Renoise, too, so let’s take a look at that: drums, some creative choices, synths etc.
Also, a video about doing a custom breakbeat is coming.
Not one to collabo much, I teamed up with UK-based producer Larson Whiled to 1) discuss the importance of good tea in studio, 2) talk about the importance of good biscuits, 3) praise Luke Vibert’s discography, 4) get epic Bitwig collabos going, and 5) make some bassy breakbeat music as the result.
It’s recommended that this EP be consumed while consuming your favorite tea (or coffee, as, I won’t lie, this EP took tons of that, too!) and biscuits.
Time goes by fast when you’re doing fun things like making music.
This year, I’m happy (or just shocked) to say I’ve been making music for 30 years (started in 1992 with Octamed & Amiga).
One thing I’ll celebrate that with is releasing some of the oldest Fanu songs that still exist: all these were made in ’97’/’98.