I have a new tech house release out this week with Spesh: Love Over Laps EP. Four tracks, all 115bpm, with many parts and beats shared amongst them (could play quite nicely with each other in the context of a longer mix).
Just found out today the release is a Beatport Staff Pick in the Tech House genre, which is nice. Thanks Beatport, we like you too!
Only available on Beatport for now — will go into general release (iTunes, amazon.com, Spotify, etc.) in a couple weeks.
It was great to get back in the studio with Spesh. We had a good time, and took our time with it. A few of the tracks had over a dozen iterations. Quite a few parts cut, but many ended up recycled in one of the other tracks on the EP. Very organic, very groove-centric. We used the 303 for round, warm bass tones (acid house not so much, though we couldn’t resist a little knob-tweaking in Bare Knuckle Champ).
For those interested, the gear involved was:
- Arturia Minibrute (analog synth)
- Roland TB-303 (analog synth, MIDI-adapted)
- Battery 4 (virtual drum machine from Native Instruments)
- Massive (virtual synth from Native Instruments)
- Kontakt 5 (virtual synth from Native Instruments)
- Oddity 2 (virtual synth from GeForce)
- Halion 4 (virtual sampler)
- Cubase 8 (sequencer/DAW from Steinberg)
If you want to join the Loöq Records mailing list, you can download one of the tracks from the EP here. You can also listen/subscribe to our monthly Loöq Radio podcast on iTunes.
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