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In The Style of Series

Deconstructing the sound of the most renown Electronic artists.

Series Description

Join me on my quest to deconstruct the inner workings of my favourite electronic artists. Each episode features a composition exploring a given producers style. Throughout the tutorial, I pull apart this track showcasing the sounds, instruments and techniques that make them unique.

All Artists Covered

Lorn, Nosaj Thing, Burial, Galimatias, Mount Kimbie, Lido, Sonder, Monte Booker, J-Louis, Flume, Jamie XX, Shlohmo, Clams Casino, Cashmere Cat, Sam Gellaitry, Esta, MNDSGN, Ta-ku, Knxwledge, Mura Masa, Bonobo, Kaytranada, The Soulection Collective, Just Blaze, Tokimonsta, Flying Lotus, J Dilla and more each month.

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Join hundreds of artists discussing music, creativity and sharing resources (mainly memes) in the Beats by Vanity TV Discord.