July 21, 2016  

New Order – Blue Monday Ableton Live Deconstruction @ SONAR+D 2016

Blue Monday is one of the most iconic songs of all times. Bridging the disco era with what became a house and techno explosion in the UK, New Order created a timeless classic that’s still referenced today as one of the most influential tracks of all time. Last month New Order headlined SONAR festival in Barcelona and when we were asked to take part in SONAR+D – the educational arm of the famous festival – it was a no-brainer to take on the New Order classic in one of our world-famous deconstructions.

We enlisted the help of deconstruction maestro and PB instructor Ski Oakenfull – watch the video above and download the project used by Ski here.

p02w93jgNew Order’s Blue Monday was a landmark track when it was released in 1983 and remains highly influential 33 years later

Deconstructions like this one are exactly what you’ll learn on our Electronic Music Composition module, part of our online Diploma course. They’re a great way to learn music theory and composition, as well as understand the building blocks of tracks. Furthermore, if you want to learn more sound design, production, mixing, mastering and composition tips, our Online Master Diploma course is perfect for you. Taken from anywhere in the world for up to 64 weeks, it’s one of our most comprehensive courses and has been taken by the likes of Claude Von Stroke, Plastician and Jon Rundell. Find out more here.

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