What’s up fellow face melters! I’m DJ/Producer Sinder and I’m back to give you the hottest gloving tracks of the week. I have two free songs for you that are both copyright approved, so can definitely upload light shows with them. The first one is a psy-trance track by Loutaa and the second is a glitch hop song by the long lost producer Okiru. Let’s get started.
Loutaa- Psy ’em up
This first song was actually shared with me by another music lover, and I have to say it is a good one. Loutaa’s “Psy ‘em up” is a psy-trance track made by a Melbourne bounce artist. While Loutaa normally produces bouncy house music, he seems to have developed a taste for the psy because he really dug into some cool places in this track. Also you can snag this song with a free download on SoundCloud.
This tune isn’t the typical 6 plus minutes of heavy bass with minimal extras. Loutaa decided to give this track some heavy vibes with an ominous intro, which begins at 0:28 and brings in a mysterious melody that comes at around 0:41. You know things are serious when the bass drops, and you get those heavy psy-trance basslines with a nice crunch to it.
When you glove, you can play with the different speeds of bass hits in your show and use fills in places like 1:36. Make sure to throw in some variety to give some life to those minimal psy vibes.
As the second buildup begins with those cool radio vocals, you will notice the heartbeat sound in the background running through the mix. These could be used to add showmanship points to your light show with the right use of movements. Who doesn’t love a good heartbeat now and then?
As the song plays out and the second drop comes to fruition, Loutaa plays with the bassline from 3:10 to 3:42. These change-ups can be really fun to switch speeds to or even flip concepts. It’s not a long wait to the finish line of this track since it’s relatively short for a psy-trance song. This is a great song if you want to focus on improving the technical aspects of your show because you can hit little musical variations that are less pronounced compared to other forms of dance music.
Okiru- Holding On
The next song I want to give you guys is a very special track, and I’m not sure many glovers have heard it.
A producer by the name of Okiru made bass music from late 2012 to early 2014 before disappearing off the grid. While his Facebook and Soundcloud accounts have been deactivated, his music can still be found floating around the internet and Beatport, if you know where to look.
I was able to snag a good chunk of Okiru’s tunes but the track “Holding On” is one of my favorites from him. Not to mention, it’s also a free download. “Holding On” is a glitch hop song with some amazing vibes and that bass we have all come to love so much.
From the start of the song, you get some funky vibes with a nice guitar and some cool saxophone sounds. The reverb all around the intro gives an airy atmosphere, leaving room for some charming vocals. This intro is completely open to musical interpretation and can be used in so many ways to set the mood for your light show.
“Holding On” is calm and almost too relaxing until 0:58, when the growling basses come at you with that sturdy kick and tin-filled snare. While this is a glitch hop song and the drums are pretty tame, they still have some nice flair with the kicks at 1:12. In a light show, the drum variations give you opportunities to add flavor and variety. Emphasize those hits with movement to breathe life into your performances.
The second break of “Holding On” takes you right back into that mellow funk with those sexy saxophones. The vocals return and sing along with the melody. Meanwhile, the build up slowly enters the mix.
This is a great area to slow down before the second drop and set yourself up mentally for whatever concepts you want to throw when the bass comes in. It’s not a lot of variation from the first half to the second half of the song, so there aren’t many surprises to throw you off your game.
After the second drop, you get your final outro, which features a smooth piano and a nice break beat. This song really isn’t about anything crazy. It’s about the overall vibes of the track. The mood should really be a focus when using this “Holding On” in a light show.
That’s all I have for this week folks! Stay tuned for more songs to jam to!
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