Spinning a loop into a track
Once the boys have composed their four-bar beat and bass groove, they need to turn it into a full track. So how do they do it? “Once you’re adding to the loop you’ve built, you follow different paths – it’s trial and error to a certain extent” explains Hatcha.
Lost chimes in, “You could be working on a loop for five minutes and get bored of it, and that will change your mind and the whole loop, and you’ll be like… ‘We’ll change the key, the whole melody’. There’s no real formula – when we make music, we don’t sit and say, ‘We’re going to start on the drums first’ – it’s whatever sound we find at the time. It could be a bass, it could be a kick drum on its own… it could be a sample, a little stab, or anything. We’ll just work off that and build off that – if you like that sound, make a melody off it. Then maybe we’ll need drums next, so we’ll and build the drums around the melody, so it’s got groove and it all sort of blends in and comes together. So there’s no real formula.”
The boys are sure that there’s no formula to stick to when building a track