How This Piece Came About

The instrumental “You’re Riding With A Young Legend” is a follow-up to the idea of creating a beat based off musical taste and favorite songs or in this case song because this time I asked someone for one song and they told me one song and the samples from the song they wanted to me use to create something new with my sonic library and skills I have.

So this time around continuing on the modern sample production practices, I took a tiny bit of direction and feedback further expanding on the collaboration that goes on in producing music; which is something I want to continue to do and dive deeper into. Collaboration is the heart of what I want WGP to become.

Three Song Sonic Fusion Technique (TSSFT)

So yes along with the song the person gave, I added two more songs to grab a sample and take cues from some of the sonic characteristics of the track; a concept I call the three song fusion technique. With one sample being a foundation and the following either harmonizing with it or adding fills to the track.

Growing & Innovating

I’m getting better and better with each production. I’m finding ways of doing things my own way to develop my sound and techniques along with added versatility and the openness to experimentation and push forward the culture of sound and music. I look forward to the next production. This brings the instrumental count to 8 and once I reach 10; I will be looking to collaborate with vocal artists. The next instrumental I produce will not be sample focused; I’ve used the sample style production and now have a great grasp on how to use that style of production if needed or if I want to. I want to return to using more original sounds and also want to do a track with that is acoustically focused. It’s exciting to learn different production techniques. It’s all the part of the process to learn, grow, and improve my artistry while also making great music. Two more instrumentals to go then we move on to collaborations that create songs.

Take a listen to the “You’re Riding With A Young Legend” (beat) instrumental:

Create & inspire,

Alex Gomes

Any Additional Credits & Links
Artwork credit for cover art goes out to TitusLunter.

Sample credits: This instrumental contains samples from “The Ride” By Drake featuring The Weeknd” (the song chosen for me to sample), “Empire State of Mind” By Jay-Z featuring Alicia Keys, and “Legend” By Drake
For licensing and exclusive rights inquires, email: alexgomes@withgomesproductions.com
Soundcloud: @AlexGomesWGP
Twitter: @AlexGomesWGP

 Additional Notes:

This song has bigger dynamic range then my previous works; it is of course mainly due to the kicks. I learned a lot about gain staging, balancing, punch in a track, and mixing and mastering. I loved the feel I got from the kicks hitting hard along with bass when it drops and changes notes. Though with that said, I’m grateful for lesson it taught me about peaks, clarity, EQ and dynamic range. I could have squashed the kicks and bass to get a louder sound but I love the feel and sound of the middle ground I was able to find as I did make it clearer and louder in the mastering stage than what I started with when I finished the mix. All in all I love the lessons I learned when taking this piece through the production process and hearing it on different systems. Looking forward to the next instrumental I produce as move towards the ten mark goal and thus begin to work with vocalists.

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