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xKore - Star Shower (NG Cut)

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Minimal Tech/Housey Trance
CBR 160kbps

Ok so I need to explain this song, because this is probably my first attempt at actually being deep with music.

The main idea I had for this song and what I was aiming for was a subject like "Don't tell me the truth because I'm happy living lies' and generally living in a dream world which one is happy living in rather than facing a harsh reality.

The main lead is actually a midi instrument, I had no better electric piano emulations in my inventory at the time and it sounded pretty good for a midi instrument. This was supposed to be reminiscent of sleep and dreams, it has a kind of lullaby sound to it and hence gives the song the dreamy feel I wanted.

The song starts off with an electronic sounding and stiff/rigid beat to it (in the full mix), everything is very technically timed, such as the kick and snare lasting exactly two beats and the bass never overlapping anything (also, the bass is just a slightly distorted minimal kick), this helps with the mix and gives the song the reality shades in the start and the end where the beat is the main focus. It's supposed to represent the time of being awake, organised and obediant to doing things.

There are deep sub moments in the breakdowns, I tried to implement what film scores did with bass in atmospheric moments to create the deep and more physical experiance with the listener, but I'm guessing no one listening to this will be hearing it on a good enough system to get the full effect, like from the cinema.

The wind an orgasm/moaning sounds in the background give the effect of getting out of that strict and flat environment that the beat and the dulled pads give and gives a more free and nightly feel to emphasise the dream aspect.

The composition of the chords and melody is actually very inspired by some of the tracks in the Final Fantasy X game by Squaresoft, specifically the 'This is your story' track from when the main character enters a new world, or a dream world.

Yeah so I just wrote an essay on why I did things. FUCK SHIT N****RS.

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Fuck you xkore, you were my inspiration to make dubstep and branch out of the quarter beat kick genres, if it wasn't for your track "Crowd Control" I'd probably of written off dubstep as another fad, I seriously refused to download Skrillex cause I was so resentful of change from the good ol days of eastclubbers and atb. I think I listened to your remix of Marcie and Brkn Angels like 2k times and spent months trying to master my eqing and synthing to finally make something as sick as your shit, and now this is what you give me!?

lol jk it's an awesome track great job man, nice to see you trying new stuff, thought I'm not lying about the inspiration part. P.S. who's vocal samples did you use on your "Bunch of Old Stuff" on the 3rd track?

The slow part of this song makes me think of all the people I love...

my style

o my good xkore my new account Roderick but this was just how you discribed it it has the feel you imagined it is pefect for dreams or remembering a love orm a differnt time


this track has won you 500 internets. keep it up.


Me and Mr smiley face are very impressed. :)

Credits & Info


4.86 / 5.00

Feb 27, 2009
2:06 PM EST
File Info
7.6 MB
6 min 41 sec

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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.