Back with “The making of” series. Let’s start with Ancient Dreams by James Lass, since this one was actually made back in November 2017.
The story begins just a few hours after Introscope EP got released. Delaforce Recordings made a public request for remixers on their Facebook page, and I answered quickly – at that moment with proven track record 😛 I got like 25 days for a remix, but it actually got signed 2 month later and actually released more than a year from then – this February.
Unfortunatelly Delaforce Recordings seems to be barely alive nowdays, so the only place you can hear full version are streaming serives, such as Spotify. Go check it now:
Since now extended versions of tracks are on Youtube, there’s a good point to discuss how “Starvation” was made.
I had a simple idea in mind – a straightforward trance tune with african theme. This involves, obvioulsy, polyrthytmic djembe drums, but also harmonies. Some grooves were played by hand using different instruments, such as Ableton stock rack and Big Bang Cinematic Percussion, other loops were found on the Internet. As to harmonies, I googled some “african music”, understood correctly or not, and tried various chord progressions until it worked.