We­hbba Fake

Drum­code 2017

Future Music - - THE TRACK -

Brazil­ian bomb­shell We­hbba (aka Rodolfo We­hbba) has been steadily ris­ing up the ranks of techno roy­alty over his decade-long ca­reer, with re­leases on Tronic, Soma and Suara along the way. Most re­cently he’s ap­peared on Adam Beyer’s ubiq­ui­tous Drum­code with his trippy, omi­nous Fake which can be found on the com­pi­la­tion A-Sides Vol­ume 6. FM caught up with Rodolfo in his Barcelona stu­dio to find out how he cre­ated his Drum­code de­but.

How did Fake come about?

“It came out of nowhere. I was just watch­ing TV, and be­cause I have the lux­ury of hav­ing a home stu­dio. I was able to just run in there and get started! I had the idea of mak­ing this re­ally harsh lead sound that wouldn’t change note or any­thing. Once I got that sound, the in­spi­ra­tion for ev­ery­thing else came re­ally quickly; there wasn’t a bassline or any­thing, just drums full-on all the time and the lead sound. Then I did the polishing touches… it was kind of a fast track to write, but very slow to treat later. The post-pro­duc­tion was long!”

Why was the post-pro­duc­tion process so time-con­sum­ing?

“It took a long time be­cause I was just kind of ‘brush­ing’ the ideas in; I was just tak­ing them as they came. I had the idea of the lead recorded, but I didn’t know if it was sound­ing as good as it should. Then I recorded the drums, just do­ing ev­ery­thing su­per-fast. As the ideas came I was just record­ing, record­ing and record­ing. I didn’t re­ally care about how the stuff sounded while it was be­ing recorded. So mak­ing it fit to­gether later was a big chal­lenge, and it took al­most like a year to get the sound to where I wanted it to be!”

How long did the ac­tual com­po­si­tion process take?

“A cou­ple of hours – like three hours?”

Amaz­ing. What chal­lenges did you face in the post-pro­duc­tion?

“The first chal­lenge was to get the lead sound to work on dif­fer­ent sorts of sys­tems, be­cause it was too wide. It was tricky to man­age it,

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