Computer Music - - The Drop -

The build-up doesn’t nec­es­sar­ily have to be a re­duc­tion and re­state­ment of the main groove. In­stead, take a more ‘poppy’ ap­proach and join two sec­tions to­gether, just like a typ­i­cal verse/cho­rus ar­range­ment. Kink’s remix of Marc Rom­boy & Blake Bax­ter’s Muzik (­muzik) es­sen­tially moves be­tween an A and B sec­tion in this way. Other tracks fea­ture a sim­i­lar ap­proach, where the drop sec­tion has a com­pletely con­trast­ing vibe to the build-up. Typ­i­cally, this takes the form of an ex­tremely melodic build-up, which then slams into a mus­cu­lar, monotonous beat-and-bass combo. Lead your au­di­ence into the dif­fer­ent sec­tions and tie things to­gether by ei­ther re­veal­ing el­e­ments separately, or via bridg­ing sec­tions to smooth the tran­si­tions – re­mem­ber, con­trast is great, but you don’t want things to feel dis­jointed.

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