DJ Recharge - Mysterious Voices [downtempo, chillout, trance, breaks]

LostLegend

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One thing I am not sure about are the drums, there is not much movement going on there. The song focuses more on moving through automation and effects.

https://soundcloud.com/lq5vxcb1rzbn%2Fdj-recharge-mysterious-voices
The production sounds nice and all the elements sound lush and full, but it feel like an intro to a much more energetic track.
Like I was expecting a huge breakbeat or a solid 4/4 groove to erupt at some point but it never came.

If you brought some more energetic drums in at the drop at around 3 mins, that would take this track to the next level imo.
 
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The production sounds nice and all the elements sound lush and full, but it feel like an intro to a much more energetic track.
Like I was expecting a huge breakbeat or a solid 4/4 groove to erupt at some point but it never came.

If you brought some more energetic drums in at the drop at around 3 mins, that would take this track to the next level imo.

So I tried and initially wasn't working. I tried a bunch of breakbeat patterns and samples and they all sounded worst. Then I remembered that I made the song at 119 bpm, but played a lot of the pads of half speed.

Once I made most of them at normal speed for the more energetic part I realised that I can use something I used when I remastered my Land Of Shamans songs, where I kept some drums at 140, mostly the kick, snare/clap and half the speed of the hi hats.

Since I really love the main drum sample (it's from the same sound pack with Native American sounds), I doubled up the kick sample and kept the snare at normal speed. I actually like both versions so I called this one Energy Mix. And since the pads also play at higher speed it really brings another dimension to the song.

https://soundcloud.com/lq5vxcb1rzbn%2Fdj-recharge-mysterious-voices-energy-mix