Since his track The Giver thrust him into the limelight, Duke Dumont has been consistently concocting club gold, never steering too far from his melodic influences. No track sums up this blend better than his smash single Ocean Drive, currently cruising at 123 million YouTube views – and counting.
When we were invited to the inaugural IMS College Malta event last month, we enlisted the help of our Lead Course Developer and Ableton Live wizard Ski Oakenfull to strip the track down and re-build it, showing the chords and notes that make up its parts. Watch the video above and make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel so you never miss another free tutorial or live event.
PB instructor Ski Oakenfull deconstructing Duke Dumont’s summer smash Ocean Drive on stage at IMS College Malta 2016
Our Electronic Music Composition modules, part of our online Music Production Master Diploma, covers all of the topics mentioned by Ski and a whole lots more. With exclusive deconstructions from the likes of Julio Bashmore, it’s the perfect module to move away from predictable melodies and chords and give your music personality and professional polish. The Master Diploma also contains modules in mixing, mastering and sound design, so once your chords are up to speed you can get to work on your production. Find out more about it here.
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