Building a House Anthem - Reconstructing 'Maasai'

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Building a House Anthem - Reconstructing 'Maasai'

By OC & Verde

In this set of tutorials, Pete Tong's 'New Names to Watch' OC & Verde reconstruct one of their best known tracks, 'Maasai', which spent several weeks at number 1 on Beatport and received support from John Digweed, Solomun, Steve Lawler, Yousef and many more. As well as the streamed tutorials, the course comes with MIDI files of the main melodic and rhythmic sounds that can be dragged into any music software, as well as 150MB of bonus house samples, so there are plenty of materials for students to play with.

  • Learn to Build a House Anthem
  • Over 2 hours of Vids with OC & Verde
  • Access 24/7/365
  • Includes MIDI Files
  • 150MB Bonus House Samples

£24.95

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Building a House Anthem - Reconstructing 'Maasai'

Called 'New Names to Watch' by Pete Tong earlier in the year, OC & Verde have become firmly in the limelight of the House scene, with their recent productions smashing the charts and receiving praise and support from a long list of A-list DJs. In this set of tutorials, the pair reconstruct one of their best known tracks, 'Maasai', which spent several weeks at number 1 on Beatport and lead to a host of DJ gigs around the world.

As the tutorials progress, they lay down more and more of the core elements, explaining the thought processes and methodology behind each one, as well as any mixing considerations. After a basic drop and breakdown are formed, they start to build the arrangement, embellishing it with additional melodic sounds and FX as they go, showing the art to maintaining the energy and interest required to keep the dancefloor going. The remaining lessons then explain in detail how the different sections of the track were constructed, to demonstrate how each part develops throughout the song and ensure a DJ has the devastating drops they need!

As well as the streamed tutorials, the course comes with MIDI files of the main melodic and rhythmic sounds that can be dragged into any music software, as well as 150MB of bonus house samples, so there are plenty of materials for students to play with. Before signing up, check out the sample modules on the course page for an example of the course content, and listen to 'Maasai' to hear the track that the pair recreate.

OC & Verde

Signed to Knee Deep in Sound, Bedrock, Suara and Viva Music, OC & Verde have become one of the biggest names in Tech House, receiving support from Pete Tong, Solomun, John Digweed, Steve Lawler, Tale of Us and many more. Their anthem 'Maasai' sat at number 1 on Beatport for several weeks, was selected as a Radio 1 Essential Tune and can be heard in headlining DJ sets the world over!

Course Trailer
Module 1 - Basic Groove Elements
Module 2 - Additional Main Groove Elements
Module 3 - Creating Hooks
Module 4 - Extra Rhythmic Layers and Breakdown Beginnings
Module 5 - Reece Bass
Module 6 - Building the Intro
Module 7 - Brass Riser
Module 8 - Mixing and Arrangement
Module 9 - The First Drop
Module 10 - Vocal Hook
Module 11 - Snare Roll and Crash
Module 12 - Live Snare and Electro Synth
Module 13 - Breakdown Arrangement I
Module 14 - Breakdown Arrangement II
Module 15 - Completing the Arrangement
Module 16 - Final Mixing and Mastering Tips