Putting together a synthwave tune using Locrian is harder than it first seemed.
At the start of the year, I thought the Acid42 project was dead. Turns out all I needed was a new set of sonic tools.
“Ang Huling El Bimbo (A42 Cover)” is my cover version and homage to the hit 1996 song by the Philippine rock band Eraserheads. It turns what was originally a pop/rock ballad filled with nostalgia and puppy love into a more bouncy hip-hop infused version with a dash of IDM and downtempo electronics.
“Positive Babinski Reflex” is a jazzy, synth-driven tune resurrected from limbo by turning it from a quite typical house track into something more organic and funky.
I built out this Kylie Minogue remix a few years back using Reason and Studio One and it remains one of my favorite remixes because the arrangement came so easily, and the final mix is exactly what I was imagining in my head.