Would love to figure out what synth/effect combination is responsible for those squelchy resonant metallic sweeps.
From one of the most important contributions to electronic music in the last decade…
In case you needed some mellow arpeggios
…Because I got my taste in music from skatevideos. And because Nike made good here, the bastards.
Nice chord progression. Refreshingly sparse.
deadmau5’ turn toward deep techno is reminiscent of when Skream rotated from dubstep to tech/house. There is a case to be made why this track is so well produced…and stadium suitable.
Kind of a weird question, but how much stock do you put in the less well known sub genres of techno like Tech House or Italo Disco? I can’t tell what they mean or if they mean anything at all.
I personally think it is a mistake to ignore genres – except in cases where it is justified or blah blah blah…
Yes, make freeform techno. However, don’t expect to show up to an event and get anything right. I mean you might. But probably the people that are more freeform are well aware of the genres.
There is a lot I cannot comment on. I don’t know much about Italo Disco, but I do know that some cultures have spent too much time staring at their own self-image, reflected in the way other cultures copy them – cough America cough. Legowelt is heavily influenced by Italo Disco. But then there is also Dark Disco which is super important.
I think the thing to do is give freeform art, film, whatever its due. Then that’s done and we get back to knowing our place in history. To create a legitimate example of a contribution to, say, math you would have to understand what comes next – in everything that entails. I work in house music because it is simple. This gives me the space to explore all of the elements that go into a track without worrying about the structures too much. But also asking; can I stretch these themes across an entire album. Do I have the attention span to cobble together 7 tracks that fit together to make an album? So I can learn to pan my drums, get the kick to sit with the bassline, learn to create tension, modulate reverb and delay, create pad transitions…
But also thinking about how I would move my body on the dance floor. Are there enough different rhythms for different parts of my body. Can I get some vocals in there so my emotions can get washed, etc., etc.
I have been working on broken/electro themes a bit. But I think I fall a little short there. I have much more work to do. I made a specific electro track. It took 40 takes to master it. Then I spent months collecting electro tracks so I could debut my own track in a mix of what I like from the past and what is fresh. When I did the mix it fell flat toward the end, so I didn’t release it. Then I couldn’t get back to it quick enough and that opportunity went by the boards. So there is a ton of work involved and I think it takes discipline not to put something out incorrectly.
Now I am am just doing a Lab Files series that is fairly freeform but with clear goals.