Getting their start at Berklee College of Music, Danny and Nick of The Disco Fries have long championed education in music production, passing along their knowledge through seminars, reddit AMAs, editorials, and now through Splice. It was only fitting the duo join seven other world class DJ/producers under Tiesto’s 7up squad mentorship. Danny and Nick credits include a string of major artist support and label releases, not to mention co-producing “Wasted” from Tiesto’s latest album and Krewella’s “Live for the Night.” Read below how “Ramuh” came together and enjoy a look behind the music into some of EDM’s rising stars.
“Ramuh is a track that was pieced together from a bunch of different ideas/sounds/melodies. Some of these date back to Christmas of last year! We sat down with all of the elements and started putting the puzzle together, adding new ideas as we went. As a result, this project got CRAZY messy haha. Danny was still on his old 2010 MBP and it was struggling to handle the CPU load. So we ended up bouncing a lot of tracks down to audio, dumping them into a new session, and continuing to add plug-ins from there 🙂 And then we did that a few more times…This made it really difficult to track down all the elements in their original form (because of course each project was named something absurd and not helpful from an organizational standpoint) but we’ve done our best to try and get some of the cool sound design and interesting composition bits together for you guys. The majority of the project is made up of the mastering stems we prepare when we’re ready to send the track off to be finalized. We do this so the mastering engineer has flexibility to EQ/compress/etc each individual element if they think it will help the overall mix. It also makes it very easy for us to resample our own tracks (we do all the time!). We also pulled in the different synths below the corresponding track so you can see how we designed the sound, what the MIDI is, etc. In some cases it doesn’t sound exactly like the mastering stem above it. That’s because of the multiple projects which meant that idea was bounced to audio, processed in a new project, bounced down again and then possibly processed further. In most cases, these are minor tweaks and wouldn’t be very helpful/educational anyway. Check our comments on the DNA player for some further insights and feel free to ask us questions in the comments below!” – Danny & Nick
December 23, 2014