“Palau beach” played back and deconstructed in the DAW (Sonar X3)

Playback of my latest track “Palau beach” in my DAW (Sonar X3), followed by a break down showing the various tracks individually, allowing you to see how Palau Beach has been constructed

Synths used :
Ichiro Toda Synth1
Lennar digital Sylenth1
Cakewalk Dimension pro
Korg M1 Legacy
Dexed by Digital Suburban
Musiclab Realstrat

DAW : Sonar X3
Mastering : Izotope ozone 3

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Own track : Palau beach

It’s a place, far far away.
Beyond the limits of our world, or atleast not far from it.

The air is warm, the sand is hot, the sea is beautiul

Dark clouds gather in the sky, above the palm trees, anouncing an intense tropical thunderstorm. The first lightnings strike the air. The first thunder can be heard.

In the real world, this would mean the party is over. But in the dreamworld where no real danger exists, it’s just the moment the real fun begins.

Let there be light, let there be electricity, let there be joy, let there be… just life at its best !

Enjoy Palau beach !

The Palau islands lie between the Philippines archipelago and Micronesia, just above of Indonesia, in the very hot waters of the equatorial Pacific ocean. That place always felt to me like the very end of the world, and thus the place of all the possibilities…thus the name of the track.

Technical data :
Song length : 3:32
Key : Gmaj (camelot wheel coding : 9B)
BPM : 124
Extended version lasts for 6:14

Synths used : Synth1, Sylenth1, Dimension pro (Sonar X3), Real strat, Korg M1 Legacy

Cover art based on CC-by images by Paul Stocker and John Fowler

Discovery : Castiello

A DJ/producer with palmtrees on his official logo can only please me, especially when those really reflect the wonderful summer vibes that emanate from his excellent (progressive) house production. Summer freaks, our dutch friend Castiello is there to please our heatwave thirsty ears.

His music is a nice blend of progressive and some slight of tropical vibes that really take you there, on a sunny beach far, far away from our grey daily lives. While he uses the standard elements of such music (a strong beat, synth pizzes,…) his music is also spiced up with some electric guitars and an ethnic instrument here and there that makes his production a flawless and thrustworthy : Flying on air Castiello is the assurance for a great sonic holiday.

Two of his tracks, Florida dream and Belize caught especially my attention.

Florida dream is exactly what it’s title says. Sunny, relaxed, modern, full of good vibes. While the production is standard within the style – while perfectly executed – What else do we need to feel good ? Maybe the excellent electric guitar parts that really add to to coolness of that excellent track full of sunshine.

Belize, named after a little state between Mexico and Guatemala, on the Carribean coast in front of Cuba, really takes you there. It’s got a slight latin influence due to the use of (FM synthesized) guitars and marimbas in it’s arrangement. Again a very effective track to create the lovely evening at the beach feeling we all look after when we’re listening to such music.

To sum it all up, some great tracks for your summer parties by a producer definitely worth to follow.

Own track : Summer storms (short radio edit)

After a long hot summer, suddenly the air fills up with moisture, turning our temperate climate into a quasi tropical one. The atmosphere gets thick, dark clouds gather in the sky, before unleashing their power in a flash of rain, lightnings and thunderstorms.

Its the atmosphere of that very short moment that this song tries to capture and to convey in the form of a progressive green house track.

The cover art is BTW a personnal shot of a summer storm that hit our town on june 6th, 2015.

Enjoy it !

Technical data :
Song length : 2:43
Key : Emaj (camelot wheel coding : 12B)
BPM : 126
Extended version lasts for 7:08

Synths used : Synth1, Sylenth1, Dimension pro (Sonar X3), Korg legacy M1