Day 2 of the 7 day song tutorial on Jump Up Drum and Bass starts getting the synths jumping up!

Side chain compression is a great technique for energetic electronic music, so here is the place to start for learning how it works!

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Drum and Bass is a wild, unpredictable beast.

Just when you think it is dead and gone, it rises up again with more subgenres attacking you from all sides with obscure melodic interpretations on top of the driving percussion. There is no stopping the DnB Hydra.

Let’s take a look at 7 of its most prominent sub-genre heads… Continue reading »

This blog was written for primeloops.com – check them out for some ace samples and to see my blogs 2 months earlier!

It’s a battle of the High-Energy titans!

Two intense genres of electronic music that agree the focus should be on power and pace will go head to head in this face-off!

In the Red Corner we have Hardstyle; the pumping, noisy genre that loves its soaring, detuned saw leads and bass drums that sound like they have been attacked with a rusty chainsaw.

In the Blue Corner we have Drum & Bass; the fast-paced, intense genre, unsurprisingly with the focus on gut-wrenching basslines and syncopated percussion.

Let the battle commence! Continue reading »

This blog was written for primeloops.com – check them out for some ace samples and to see my blogs 2 months earlier!

Electronic Music has, to put it bluntly, changed the world.

Imagine a world without pumping 4-on-the-floor beats, soaring euphoric synths and bathroom-break-inducing basslines.   Sure we’d have sturdier bladders, but at what cost?

I’m Dave – the new recruit here at primeloops and I’ll be blogging twice weekly about all things electronica.   Since this is my first comissioned post, a history of dance music’s progression seems a logical and fun choice!

I’ll even make it a story for you.   Once upon a time, there was a misunderstood little genre called…

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Here at BoyinaBand it’s not all about making music – sometimes it’s about expressing how you feel about it.

People express their opinion in different forms. I’d say about 90% in the form of insulting YouTube comments, but a more creative expression is in the form of dance.

It’s always fascinated me to see what styles of dance people have created to go with which styles of music – so here’s the top 10 dance styles ever for electronic music along with their respective genres and some sweet videos to show off the best they have to offer…

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In the last Reason 4 tutorial on Drum and Bass I’ll show you how to Mix and Master a Drum and Bass song, then show you the finished 7 day song!

Complete with funky mouse dance.

Remember to post your tracks as video responses on Youtube!

Check out The last day of the 7 Day song Drum and Bass Tutorial here.

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