Archive for the ‘dnb’ Category

31 July

beatgrids for bassheads

Well I haven’t updated this blog in a while; this is just a quick one to announce part 2 of the Traktor beatgridding tutorial; this one focuses on drum n bass and dubstep tracks.  At first these tracks seem a lot harder to grid than house music - and they often are - but the exact same principles apply.  Both of these styles are notoriously rigid in their structure and time signature — you’re almost always dealing with heavily syncopated 4/4 beats.  This is not the best video — my speaking skills here are testament to why you should always write a script first rather than ad libbing — but hopefully some folks will find it helpful.   Enjoy!

23 September

red headed sasquatch for jesus

Here’s a plug for the latest release from Kumquat while it’s still fresh and tasty — the Sarah-Palin-sampledelic “redheaded sasquatch for jesus” incorporates dubstep and drum n bass styles (and tempos) in a manner that will be enjoyed by VPILFs and flurges alike. Enjoy….