The Making of “Live While You Can”

From the very beginning, this track was meant to be simple. An uplifting cookie-cutter inspired by eurotrance from 2000s, especially my favourite duo Nu-NRG. I just wanted to go and try if I can create something “normal” without oversophisticated sound design and composition. After all, the majority of trance nowdays is a copy-paste of each other.

I started with (simple) chord progression for a lead, then just keep adding simplest istruments and patterns until the track was ready. Plugins used were Hybrid 3 for its inhherent trancy sound and LuSH-101 for soft, retro vibes and classic JP8000 supersaw. The extremely agressive acid riff was just resonant LuSH-101 ran through Devastor 2, which is my go-to solution for this purpose.

The only original part of this track is the piano in the breakdown, played by hand and then tweaked a bit. New Ableton feature “Capture” helped a lot with that, and I used it often ever since.

As it turns out, simplicity pays off – somehow this track sounds much stronger and better overall compared to the other tune from the same EP, Meteor Ride. That EP got me into Tecnomind Music label group, and also was a quick learning experience. It’s good to take some time and try an easy project every now and then just to improve the skills. Personally, I’m proud of this one.

The Best of Tecnomind Music

…featuring my remix 🙂

My friendly label Tecnomind Music celebrates it’s 50 release with a bundle of 15 greatest hits. Among them is my remix of ‘France‘ by LTM vs Must Rush. It’s a beautiful, melodic trance piece that got a nice remaster – which is an audible improvement of quality.

Get it now if you don’t have already:

Listen at Deezer

Buy on Beatport, Juno, Google Play

It’s the first time I’m featured in a “best of” something, and that was quick. More release news coming soon, stay tuned!

“Hubris” is out

Sampler 002 from Mindlifting Bundles is now out in all stores – featuring my latest single Hubris. It doesn’t get more trancy than this, though the preview doesn’t do it justice. Go grab it!

Beatport
Juno
Apple Music
Google Store

…or stream it from Spotify and Deezer.

And this is not going to stop, already finished another trancer today. Music production is great fun once you figure it out (:

Good news

Today is a lucky day indeed! But let’s focus on music news, there’s enough for everyone.

My original tune “Hubris” is a part of Sampler 002 released on Mindlifting Bundles, a sub-project of respectable Mindlifting Records label. Already out as Beatport preorder, go and grab it!

It’s getting lots of love from Soundcloud, hoping for a big success!

Speaking of success (in the past), my recent remix of “France” by LTM vs Must Rush got a nice remaster. Why? It will be featured among 15 highest-selling tracks as a part of “The Best of Tecnomind Music“, also coming at Mindlifitng Bundles (these are all ran by one guy if you wonder. Thank you Jose!).

Another remix signed to Tecnomind Music is a hard trance take on “Overload” by Alhena. This one has no release date yet, but I dare you, you’d better not miss it.

That’s all for now, folks!

Stay tuned for more.

The Making of: Meteor Ride

Well, my boot drive just died, so I can’t make any music this weekend. But I can post another blog about past productions 😉

The goal was simple: Create groovy, buzzy, driving and hot tune that could hit festivals. No elaborate arrangements or sound design extravaganza – jut distort everything until it burns.  I intentionally picked simple synths, Sylenth1 and Vacuum Pro, to make simple and oldschool yet effective sounds.

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Live While You Can / Meteor Ride EP is out!

And now the big one – double uplifting EP released on Tecnomind Music.

A-side “Live While You Can” is a cookie-cutter uplifter based non some euro trance and hard trance motiffs from early 2000s.

The other one, “Meteor Ride“, is a hot, driving and banging trancer with savage groove and buzzy, distorted sounds.

Get them now on Beatport, Juno, iTunes or Google Play
as well as Spotify and Deezer!

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