ARTBAT was formed by two experienced deejays and producers from Kiev – Artur and Batish. Their music has been supported by the likes of Skrillex, Radio One, Pete Tong and The Guardian. It’s one of those deep underground house tracks that even if you don’t like techno, you can’t help but nod your head to.
The key to Artbat’s success lies within their powerful and inventive sound of the highest quality. Their tracks have an impressive capacity to fuel both intimate dancefloors and huge arenas with energy and drive. And these are just the reasons many renowned artists are attracted by Artbat’s music. Such dance music authorities like Solomun, Maceo Plex, and Richie Hawtin regularly spin Artbat’s tracks during their sets.
How to make melodic techno like ARTBAT
- The key element that makes Artbat’s tracks so magnetic is their beat. The beats are on one hand simple and catchy, and on the other, create a feeling of an exciting sense of suspense. The perfect balance between these two aspects is what makes their music unique and powerful. If you try to produce techno, you should think about how can you achieve this effect by yourself. To do this, it is advisable to listen attentively to Artbat’s music for a long period of time (you will definitely like it!). In addition, try to analyze the rhythm patterns of their tracks in detail and look for similarities with your production work. Note that the beats are not only catchy but also help to create a dramatic atmosphere.
- Do you have any ideas of creating a track using just drums and bass? In this case, it is essential to work on the sound of their tracks, as well as you will include elements such as acid sounds, pads and synths. You should also take into account Artbat’s compositions and the structure of the whole track (how long each part lasts). You can start working on your track by choosing one of their tracks as an example and following its structure. Of course, you can also choose the track that you like most and copy it word for word. Remember, however, that this will affect the quality of your track. In other words, if you try to create a techno track that is 100% identical to Artbat’s tracks, then there will be no surprise in this case.
- And finally, it is possible to take a look at their sound. To do this, you should listen to their music from beginning to end, paying special attention to how the sounds are changing over time. If you like the overall sound of their tracks, then consider enlisting an experienced sound engineer and working with him on your track.