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Breakdown: Stylo G & The Fanatix – Touch Down w/ Nicki Minaj & Vybz Kartel

We’re back with another Track Breakdown, this time with production duo The Fanatix to unveil the magic behind their Nicki Minaj and Vybz Kartel-featuring track, ‘Touch Down’, with Stylo G.

The Fanatix are a UK-based production outfit that specialises in dancehall, hip-hop and rap. During their career, the producers have worked with a star-studded lineup of musicians, including David Guetta, Stylo G, Ms Banks, Popcaan, Nicki Minaj, M1llionz and others.

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During the video, the pair explain how they built the track around the hooky flute melody, why they don’t like to quantize their beats too heavily and the importance of leaving enough space in the track for the vocalist to play with. They drop some essential tips on how adding subtle elements to your beats can make incredible final results, working as a team, their go-to plugins and more.

Check out the full version of ‘Touch Down’ below and don’t forget to follow them on socials.

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