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Behind The Scenes Of SNBRN And Strange Club’s ‘Melrose’

SNBRN takes us Behind The Scenes of his track 'Melrose' with Strange Club.

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It’s always intriguing to find out how a certain track was produced, how it came together and with a collaboration, how the artists met and the track came about. Behind The Scenes does all of this. And the latest track is ‘Melrose’ which was produced by Strange Club and SNBRN. SNBRN has been the man behind some serious tracks which was described as ‘Sunset House’, but ‘Melrose’ is one of those tracks which show off a new direction, and it’s sounding extremely well.

The latest single to come from SNBRN has been a collaboration with Strange Club titled ‘Melrose’. Can you tell us a little about how the track came about? Was there a moment where the track clicked for you?

I was out late one night on Melrose with Strange Club (Greg & Sabastion) joking around about all the health food stores and we came up with the main line then and there. We ended up going back to my studio that night and recorded the vocal and started the track. I guess you can say the track happened very ‘Organically’

When entering the studio, do you have a specific pattern or method you carry out when producing a track? Or is it a case of going into the studio and messing around with melodies until something begins to take shape?

I tend to always start with the melody first. I usually create a huge loop with all the pieces then use those pieces as my foundation. There is also a lot of trial and error and just playing with new sounds.

In terms of the actual layers of the track, is there one which you start with first, such as the bass line, melody etc?

I always end with small detail and advance drum beats

I also wanted to ask about your studio set-up. Tell us a little about how your set-up is and do you have a specific piece of hardware or software which you would use in the production of your tracks?

I currently use a MacBook Pro, UAD Apollo and a pair of Genelec 8040, I’m also in Logic but I use Ableton here and there. I’m a huge fan of the Korg classics, Kontak and use tons of Splice samples. I had a Virus TI but sold it.

On to the new single from SNBRN and ‘Melrose’ has been produced alongside Strange Club. How was it to work with Strange Club on the track and how you ended up collaborating on the track?

I spent a couple weeks learning Ableton prior so we were able to pass the project back and forth. We started it together then I worked on it and handed it off to them to finish.

In terms of a collaboration or a solo track, do you have a preference as to which you prefer to work on?

I think it’s always great to start the idea together with someone, but after we get that out of the way everybody likes to create in their own space. It’s no fun working on a track at someone’s house on a barstool lol.

And with ‘Melrose’, it’s a real pumping underground House track with the layered vocal to add to the whole aspect of the track. Was this the direction you wanted to take the track?

Yeah we really wanted to make a banging house track. Those records are so much fun to make and Greg actually used his voice.

This is also a little bit of a change from the likes of ‘Raindrops’, ‘Sometimes’ and ‘Gangsta Walk’. Has this just been a natural transition for SNBRN, a natural change in sound?

Yeah totally, I will always write songs but club tracks are where my heart is. Each is made for a different purpose and I will definitely be making more club records this year.

I also wanted to touch on what is set to come from SNBRN in terms of productions? Can we look forward to this House sound in the next few months?

Loads of house music to come and one big upcoming single

And on an overall note, what can fans of SNBRN expect to see from you until the end of the year?

Finishing up my After Dark tour in North America & Australia. They can expect changes, as I grow my music does too. Fads will come and go but staying true to you and what your about will always be the real reflection of yourself.

For more information on SNBRN:
https://www.facebook.com/SNBRN/
https://twitter.com/SNBRNMUSIC
https://soundcloud.com/snbrn

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Melrose.

It’s always intriguing to find out how a certain track was produced, how it came together and with a collaboration, how the artists met and the track came about. Behind The Scenes does all of this. And the latest track is ‘Melrose’ which was produced by Strange Club and SNBRN. SNBRN has been the man behind some serious tracks which was described as ‘Sunset House’, but ‘Melrose’ is one of those tracks which show off a new direction, and it’s sounding extremely well.

The latest single to come from SNBRN has been a collaboration with Strange Club titled ‘Melrose’. Can you tell us a little about how the track came about? Was there a moment where the track clicked for you?

I was out late one night on Melrose with Strange Club (Greg & Sabastion) joking around about all the health food stores and we came up with the main line then and there. We ended up going back to my studio that night and recorded the vocal and started the track. I guess you can say the track happened very ‘Organically’

When entering the studio, do you have a specific pattern or method you carry out when producing a track? Or is it a case of going into the studio and messing around with melodies until something begins to take shape?

I tend to always start with the melody first. I usually create a huge loop with all the pieces then use those pieces as my foundation. There is also a lot of trial and error and just playing with new sounds.

Melrose.

In terms of the actual layers of the track, is there one which you start with first, such as the bass line, melody etc?

I always end with small detail and advance drum beats

I also wanted to ask about your studio set-up. Tell us a little about how your set-up is and do you have a specific piece of hardware or software which you would use in the production of your tracks?

I currently use a MacBook Pro, UAD Apollo and a pair of Genelec 8040, I’m also in Logic but I use Ableton here and there. I’m a huge fan of the Korg classics, Kontak and use tons of Splice samples. I had a Virus TI but sold it.

On to the new single from SNBRN and ‘Melrose’ has been produced alongside Strange Club. How was it to work with Strange Club on the track and how you ended up collaborating on the track?

I spent a couple weeks learning Ableton prior so we were able to pass the project back and forth. We started it together then I worked on it and handed it off to them to finish.

In terms of a collaboration or a solo track, do you have a preference as to which you prefer to work on?

Melrose.

I think it’s always great to start the idea together with someone, but after we get that out of the way everybody likes to create in their own space. It’s no fun working on a track at someone’s house on a barstool lol.

And with ‘Melrose’, it’s a real pumping underground House track with the layered vocal to add to the whole aspect of the track. Was this the direction you wanted to take the track?

Yeah we really wanted to make a banging house track. Those records are so much fun to make and Greg actually used his voice.

This is also a little bit of a change from the likes of ‘Raindrops’, ‘Sometimes’ and ‘Gangsta Walk’. Has this just been a natural transition for SNBRN, a natural change in sound?

Yeah totally, I will always write songs but club tracks are where my heart is. Each is made for a different purpose and I will definitely be making more club records this year.

I also wanted to touch on what is set to come from SNBRN in terms of productions? Can we look forward to this House sound in the next few months?

Loads of house music to come and one big upcoming single

And on an overall note, what can fans of SNBRN expect to see from you until the end of the year?

Finishing up my After Dark tour in North America & Australia. They can expect changes, as I grow my music does too. Fads will come and go but staying true to you and what your about will always be the real reflection of yourself.

For more information on SNBRN:
https://www.facebook.com/SNBRN/
https://twitter.com/SNBRNMUSIC
https://soundcloud.com/snbrn

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