Here’s another awesome one that plays the music: mashupbreakdown.com
What Day is It?
What a great song with killer dub and reggae. Be sure to check out more of Pupajim for his other hits. Business of War brings an incredible relaxation along the heavy drum and bass.
This tutorial is for producers who don’t have drums kits or drum machines. Using kicks from sample libraries is good choice for production, but many producers including me think that using other people’s samples doesn’t sound unique enough. If you want to make unique kicks you have to do it on your own.
You don’t have to buy an expensive drum machine or real drum kits. You do have to buy or download some excellent drum libraries, and use them to create some fantastic and awesome kicks which will be the foundation of your song.
Why is this so important? Listen some dance record from the top artist like Armin Van Buuren, Garreth Emery, Ferry Corsten and you will realize that the kick is the most important element of their song. How we shape the sound of a kick is one of the most creative decisions we have to make—we control aspects like how solid, how punchy, how thick and how snappy. If your kicks lack energy, or are too soft, they won’t bring satisfaction on the dance floor.
The technique which I want to show you is kick layering. The basic idea is that you layer different kick samples and mix them. The result is a completely new kick.
To understand layering you do not need to have a PhD in frequencies. You need to understand low, mid and high. You need to understand cut and boost, filter and ADSR.
Music Witout Labels has had the great opportunity of speaking to bassist James Lightfoot from The Fades, a rapidly growing Alternative Punk band from London, UK. Hear more about how they came to be and some of the struggles faced as a growing independent in the United Kingdom today.
As you continue in your plight as an independent artists and as the market for independent artists continues to grow exponentially, do you feel comfort in the current market’s ability to provide a viable arena to perpetuate and elaborate on your successes?
The internet has been a great help to independent artists in spreading their music to a much wider audience. We’ve gained so much from reaching new people this way, getting out and touring around Europe and the States would not have been possible for us without internet promotion and marketing. If your music is good, people will find it from all over the world. Previously, artists would have to rely solely on radio play and press promotion to spread the work with little word of mouth and this area was always usually sewn up by the big money record labels