The making of: Inverse Universe 2018

Well, this one will be short.

The track is a rework of my early production from 2013, which had awesome harmonies but totally sucked at technicals. Thanks to my friend, who requested “remix pack” for this tune, it survived the system crash and I was able to reproduce it.

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Dreams of Grandeur double EP

Long time no update.
But now I’m back with another double EP!

Dreams of Grandeur Inverse Universe EP

Double trance EP with different tunes that have one thing in common – unusual composition using exotic key changes.

Available now in the Internet near you:
Beatport
iTunes
Juno

Inverse Universe 2018 is actually a rework of my old tune from 2013, with little changes in composition but day and night difference in quality.

Dreams of Grandeur is an idea I’ve had stuck in my head for years… done completely different.

I also got quite positive opinions about this EP. Suprisingly more people appreciated the unusual key changes rather than didn’t like it. So there’s a room for experimentation in trance, too!

As usual, I’ll discuss every track from this EP in separate article. In the meantime, enjoy!

Sunrise in Brisbane 2018 Remix

Okay, this is a rework of track that’s only few months old. The difference is not so apparent this time, but certainly it sounds better. Cleaner and smooth. Not much more to say here.

I also learned that good mix is not necessarily achieved by making everything loudestĀ  and clearly audible – even though it eventually gets there anyway. The good mix is when nothing sounds wrong and gives listener no “WTF” moments. Just as in professional productions you hear on the radio.

The making of Starvation

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.

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