How to make a UK drill beat in FL Studio (with Jay Cactus)

Jay Cactus is a world-renowned musician and educator who’s known for his drill production chops.

Over the years, he has amassed a massive following on his YouTube channel, where he teaches music production and sound design across multiple genres, but with a particularly keen focus on UK drill and rap.

In celebration of the recent release of his Designer Drums Capsule 2 sample pack on Splice Sounds, we invited Jay Cactus to the Splice YouTube channel to break down how to make a UK drill beat in FL Studio. From chord progressions to drum sound selection, he covers the various elements that go into achieving a release-ready sound—check out the full tutorial video above.

What was your favorite part of the tutorial? What genres and DAWs would you like to see us cover next? Let us know in the comments section of the video, and subscribe to the Splice YouTube channel for more tips and insights.


Incorporate Jay Cactus’ hard-hitting UK drill sounds into your own productions:

June 9, 2023

Harrison Shimazu

Harrison Shimazu is a composer, content strategist, and writer who’s passionate about democratizing music creation and education. He leads the Splice blog and creates music as Namaboku.