My influences mainly lie in 70’s/80’s soul and funk music, this is the music I grew up with.
Future Bass with a Nu-Soul touch.
With 4oF O U R I got started with the drumloop for the verse, I kept layering more drums on top of eachother untill I got something pretty complex that I liked. After that I made the chords for the verse and the lead you can hear in the verse. At first my chorus sounded very different and a lot more laidback, but since I knew I was gonna play the track at a small venue the week after, I wanted to make it a bit more energetic. That’s how I came up with the drop.
I started with a rather simple kick and snare pattern and I just kept stacking percussive layers on top of that initial layer I had untill I came up with the drumloop you can hear in the track. I didn’t use any loops or anything everything you hear in the track comes from single samples stacked on top of eachother, I guess that gave me a lot of rhytmic freedom aswell.
Xfer Serum, Xfer Serum and Xfer Serum. Honestly, Serum is all I ever use. For the E piano I used a plugin called Lounge Lizard. As for effects I mainly use Waves Audio plugins, I bought their gold bundle wich comes with a lot of great stuff like the J37 tape saturator and the Veq series aswell as some neat compressors.
That’s a good one, a lot I guess haha. The song has well over 500 tracks (including automation) 70 of those are drums and I used about 20 tracks for chords and melodies. The rest of the tracks is mostly automation and filler sounds. oh and I used 72 mixer tracks in total.
My biggest inspiration is probably Daft Punk, mostly for sentimental reasons because I’ve started listening to them when I was about four years old I think. They’re the guys that got me into electronic music.
Well noone in my family has a musical ear or anything, my parents and their parent never played an instrument and most of them dont really care about music either. My father likes music a lot though, he’s the one that introduced me to Daft Punk when I was younger but also to The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kleeer, Breakwater, The Brothers Johnson and many more. I started making music myself when I was about 15 I think, with no musical background whatsoever.
I think I will make more songs like 4oF O U R, I’m really happy with the outcome and I really liked writing it aswell. But mostly I just write what’s in my head.
Well kind of the usual really, my goal is to get famous and tour all over the world. I know it sounds cliche but that’s what I’ve always dreamt of.