I wanted to create something dancy, but still retain that indie vibe. The result is Studio54.
First I created the simple synth loop and then gradually added additional tracks to have it build throughout, but keeping the overall minimalistic feel.
I've always been a fan of The Cure, so for this single I wanted a 'Boris Williams' kind of drum feel, drenched in reverb and almost sounding like a drum machine.
My remix of one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite bands, Depeche Mode. For this single, I wanted to recreate the original synthesized vox in the intro and ending, but with actual human voice this time around, so I employed my friend Beth Dadko to sing the backing vocal part.
2022 version of Love Around The World, re-recorded and featuring the FAMES Studio Orchestra. A dedication to Ukraine.
I started with the simple piano part. It almost sounded like a loop, and from there I added the other instruments, making it explode near the end when the full drum set kicks in.
It starts with the Vox-amp driven guitar chord progression, and from there I was able to build the rest of the track. It has kind of an anthemic European feel of almost watching a soccer game in the stands with a Guinness in hand.
I was playing around on my Fender Telecaster one day and came up with the electric guitar riff. I then made a loop of it and added the other instruments to fill it up.