Tuesday, 29 January 2013

The Blade Runner connection...

In one side we have Blade Runner an 1982 American dystopian science fiction action film directed by Ridley Scott, in the other side we have London an 2013 Portuguese deep house music produced by The Halfgame.
What do they have in common, probably nothing, but I believe this is a cool way to start a post.

Now seriously, London was produced in the first place having in mind a deep house vibe. As the song creation progressed I got stuck without any convincing grove that could enhance the music. The primary theme was there with a deep strong beat a great voice buildup and percussion twist. But then no matter how much I tried no sound seem to fit the mood of the track.

Days passed and I was unable to progress, stubbornly the sounds refused to appear. I was very disappointed with my lack of inspiration moreover because I knew this music had an awesome vibe and just needed one more sound to unlock the complete grove.

After some frustrating attempts and when I was almost ready to give up on my unsuccessful masterpiece, something interesting happened. Almost by accident and in a desperate effort I stumble on a sound that fused automatically and teleported the music to an all new level.

Now here is where the Blade Runner reference enters. This sound gave this track that spacey, cyber-punk vibe reminiscent of the 1982 American dystopian science fiction action film directed by Ridley Scott. This retro vibe really complemented the music in perfection giving it a very original vibe. Finally I was able to complete the track and share it with the world.

And you know what? Blade Runner is one of my favorite movies of all time.