When selecting which tracks and synth sounds to recreate using DRC, there are few things we consider. Obviously we want to choose something that shows off the warm, analog characteristics of DRC’s sound, but the result needs to be close enough to the original so that it is recognisable and we can deem it a successful reproduction.

On top of this, each week we try to select a tune or sound that we think will be a popular choice for a wide range of DRC users - this week sees a particular focus on this aspect.

In the past we’ve featured several dance records that have proved themselves to be crossover hits, achieving mainstream/chart success. This week we return to the underground!

Ben Klock (not to be confused with Ken Block, the rally/stunt driver!) is a German born DJ/producer, and is a cornerstone of the Berlin techno scene. Famous for his residency at the club ‘Berghain’, he’s no stranger to ‘The Boiler Room’ either.

After the success of our tutorial on Stephan Bodzin’s remix of ‘Sleepless’ by Pan Pot, this week’s chosen tune ‘Subzero’ features a similarly dark, moody, techno feel.

We love Mortal Kombat too,
Team Imaginando

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Jamie XX - 'Gosh' How to make the bass kick with DRC...

Published on 19 Feb 2018

Imaginando’s ethos, mission statement and brand identity are all built on a solid foundation of imagination, inspiration and creativity. With this is mind, we love to see interesting, creative and unique music videos which dare to dream or ‘do something different’.Pieces of art in their own right, any departure from the standard shot of a band, simply lip-syncing their vocals for 3 minutes, is a welcome experience, and sometimes a cinematic treat.Such is the case with this week’s tune of choice: ‘Gosh’ by the artist ‘Jamie xx’. Directed by Romain Gavras and at the time of writing, approaching 6 million views on YouTube, it is actually the second video to be commissioned for the track.The message behind the strange narrative is open to interpretation, but it feels like that epic bass kick could be the call of a siren, an audio magnet of sorts, pulling the people towards its source.For most music artists who use samples, the mindset is ‘sample first, worry about any potential legal stuff if/when it happens’. But what do you do if you have no idea whom the voice belongs to? Jamie’s record label found themselves in this very situation when it emerged that the audio was taken from a 20-year-old national radio jingle, which was never actually aired! Tracking down the MC in question, required some extensive detective work - not exactly “easy-easy!”Hold it down, Hold it down,Team Imaginando...

Jamie XX - 'Gosh' How to make the bass kick with DRC...

Published on 19 Feb 2018

Imaginando’s ethos, mission statement and brand identity are all built on a solid foundation of imagination, inspiration and creativity. With this is mind, we love to see interesting, creative and unique music videos which dare to dream or ‘do something different’.Pieces of art in their own right, any departure from the standard shot of a band, simply lip-syncing their vocals for 3 minutes, is a welcome experience, and sometimes a cinematic treat.Such is the case with this week’s tune of choice: ‘Gosh’ by the artist ‘Jamie xx’. Directed by Romain Gavras and at the time of writing, approaching 6 million views on YouTube, it is actually the second video to be commissioned for the track.The message behind the strange narrative is open to interpretation, but it feels like that epic bass kick could be the call of a siren, an audio magnet of sorts, pulling the people towards its source.For most music artists who use samples, the mindset is ‘sample first, worry about any potential legal stuff if/when it happens’. But what do you do if you have no idea whom the voice belongs to? Jamie’s record label found themselves in this very situation when it emerged that the audio was taken from a 20-year-old national radio jingle, which was never actually aired! Tracking down the MC in question, required some extensive detective work - not exactly “easy-easy!”Hold it down, Hold it down,Team Imaginando...

Jamie XX - 'Gosh' How to make the bass kick with DRC...

Published on 19 Feb 2018

Imaginando’s ethos, mission statement and brand identity are all built on a solid foundation of imagination, inspiration and creativity. With this is mind, we love to see interesting, creative and unique music videos which dare to dream or ‘do something different’.Pieces of art in their own right, any departure from the standard shot of a band, simply lip-syncing their vocals for 3 minutes, is a welcome experience, and sometimes a cinematic treat.Such is the case with this week’s tune of choice: ‘Gosh’ by the artist ‘Jamie xx’. Directed by Romain Gavras and at the time of writing, approaching 6 million views on YouTube, it is actually the second video to be commissioned for the track.The message behind the strange narrative is open to interpretation, but it feels like that epic bass kick could be the call of a siren, an audio magnet of sorts, pulling the people towards its source.For most music artists who use samples, the mindset is ‘sample first, worry about any potential legal stuff if/when it happens’. But what do you do if you have no idea whom the voice belongs to? Jamie’s record label found themselves in this very situation when it emerged that the audio was taken from a 20-year-old national radio jingle, which was never actually aired! Tracking down the MC in question, required some extensive detective work - not exactly “easy-easy!”Hold it down, Hold it down,Team Imaginando...

Jamie XX - 'Gosh' How to make the bass kick with DRC...

Published on 19 Feb 2018

Imaginando’s ethos, mission statement and brand identity are all built on a solid foundation of imagination, inspiration and creativity. With this is mind, we love to see interesting, creative and unique music videos which dare to dream or ‘do something different’.Pieces of art in their own right, any departure from the standard shot of a band, simply lip-syncing their vocals for 3 minutes, is a welcome experience, and sometimes a cinematic treat.Such is the case with this week’s tune of choice: ‘Gosh’ by the artist ‘Jamie xx’. Directed by Romain Gavras and at the time of writing, approaching 6 million views on YouTube, it is actually the second video to be commissioned for the track.The message behind the strange narrative is open to interpretation, but it feels like that epic bass kick could be the call of a siren, an audio magnet of sorts, pulling the people towards its source.For most music artists who use samples, the mindset is ‘sample first, worry about any potential legal stuff if/when it happens’. But what do you do if you have no idea whom the voice belongs to? Jamie’s record label found themselves in this very situation when it emerged that the audio was taken from a 20-year-old national radio jingle, which was never actually aired! Tracking down the MC in question, required some extensive detective work - not exactly “easy-easy!”Hold it down, Hold it down,Team Imaginando...