Latest NewsLogic TutorialsMasterclassesPoint Blank LAPoint Blank LondonTutorials

Creative Remix Techniques: Changing Chords & Progressions w/ Risa T

In the world of music production, the art of remixing is not just about altering a track; it’s about reimagining it entirely. We explore this concept in our latest video, where we tackle the remix of “Old School Struggling” by All Day Breakfast Cafe from South London known for their all-female ensemble and dynamic disco vibes . Their music, particularly the track in question, captures the essence of old-school vibes mixed with contemporary struggles, making it a ripe candidate for an innovative remix. Risa T, our Senior Curriculum Developer takes the reins on this one with the use of Logic Pro X. This video is an except from our module, Creative Remix and Production which is part of our Music Production degrees. If you’re interested in learning more about getting the most out of your remixes, check out our wide range of courses here.

The journey begins with an analysis of the original track, identifying its hook as the centrepiece for the remix. This catchy segment, “Old School Struggling”, embodies the track’s spirit and serves as the anchor around which the remix evolves. Considering the importance of the hook, the remix aims to highlight and experiment with it, potentially through vocal chops and repetition, to ensure it stands out even more. The exploration of chord progressions and key changes further illustrates the remix’s complexity. The original track’s shift from F minor to C minor provides a mixture of emotions and tonalities, offering a playground for creativity in the remix. By experimenting with darker chord progressions and varying rhythmic structures, the remix aims to add depth and a new perspective to the track, keeping it rooted in its original key yet distinct in its feel.

In essence, this remix project is not just a technical exercise; it’s an artistic endeavour that pays homage to the original while venturing into unexplored territories. It’s about pushing boundaries, experimenting with sounds, and, most importantly, keeping the spirit of “Old School Struggling” alive in a new form. For aspiring producers and remix enthusiasts, this project serves as a  in the art of remixing, demonstrating the meticulous process of transforming a classic track into something uniquely your own.

Interested in exploring the intricacies of music production and remixing further? Point Blank Music School offers a range of courses that delve deep into these subjects, guided by industry professionals and state-of-the-art equipment. Whether you’re a budding producer or an experienced musician, there’s always room to grow and innovate. Point Blank students also gain exclusive access to a comprehensive Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and dashboard, packed with a plethora of free modules, resources, and interactive forums designed to enhance and support their educational journey. Our platform is available to all students globally (London, LA, Online), regardless of whether you’re doing a 3 year degree or weekend course, and offers 1-2-1 sessions with industry experts, access to a wide range of events and masterclasses, to opportunities for real-world industry experience. Enrol now and start your journey into music production today.

Register to Access Free Courses, Plugins, Projects, Samples & More

When you register with Point Blank, you access an array of free sounds, plugins, online course samples and much more! Simply register below and visit our Free Stuff page to get your hands on a range of exclusive music-making tools and tutorials provided by the team. Fill your boots!

Share this post

About the author