Here is my entry into the 1st round of the Blockchain Music Contest Season 2!
The theme for this round is genre based and is "Deep House".
Initially going into this round I was very unsure if I was going to be able to make anything in the Deep House genre, as it is something I have never worked in.
However, as I started to get familiar with different Deep House songs from the late 90's to now I realized I have been using elements of Deep House in a fair share of my more Electronic focused Hip Hop beats.
Now of course with that being said I knew I would have to shift my focus from making 2:30 to 3:30 long songs aimed at an artist singing over to a longer, atypical Electronic song but I was up for the task.
My first foray, however, was a total fail at trying to make a Deep House track. It definitely had elements of Deep House in it but ended up sounding more suited for a song so I tucked it away to be used as a beat [one I am quite pleased with and will most likely post in a month or so for those who are curious].
Slightly discouraged I decided to wait until the next day to give it another go and I was happy to find myself quite motivated this morning to go for round 2!
What came out is an ever-changing track that I hope is Deep House enough for this contest haha. I started out with the bassline and piano that you hear at the start and figured those would be the two main melodies heard throughout the track.
From there I added in a few more synth based instruments with a pad,arp,lead [very glitched up],a droning synth bass, and the ever so common with my tracks, chopped up vox.
From there I built the drums and finished it up with a few rises and drops [I love using them in pretty much any genre I work in].
Then came the really difficult part for me...figuring out how I was going to sequence this beast haha while keeping it interesting but meeting the longer length typical with Deep House.
By accident, I only had the piano going for the length of the 1st verse and when I heard just the bass,pad,and vox together for the chorus I thought it sounded great and decided to let the piano end it's time at the end of the 1st verse, never to return! haha
All in all, this was quite the fun and new experience for me and I was glad to be pushed into trying a different genre!
I made this song in FL Studio which has been my DAW of choice since early 2006.
Looking forward to listening to all of the different entries. I already listened to @bufinjer and was blown away by it so I think this is going to bring out some pretty cool entries!
Cover Art Image Adapted From: https://pixabay.com/photos/snow-mountains-hut-deep-snow-909/ by Simon Steinberger on Pixabay .
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