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Track Deconstruction at Sonar Barcelona: Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc.

Last month, Point Blank returned to take part in the programming of Sonar +D, the daytime tech showcase that accompanies Barcelona’s Sonar Festival. This event sees thousands of creatives attending to interact with some of the latest innovations in technology, creativity and more. As part of our involvement this year, Head of Curriculum Ski Oakenfull provided attendees with another of his celebrated track deconstructions, this time breaking down Gorillaz’ seminal ‘Feel Good Inc.’, off their 2005 album ‘Demon Days’. As ever, find out more about the many ways you can learn music production with us here.

Beginning with the basics – who contributed to the song, where it was recorded etc. – Ski goes on to demonstrate how to reconstruct the song from its constituent parts in Ableton’s Live 10 software. Everything, from how to program the drums to implementing the track’s original acapella, are all included here.

This is our third time contributing to this event and we were blown away by the amount of creativity and innovation on offer at Sonar +D. To check out more about what the festival is about, check out our coverage of Sonar 2018 here. If you’d like to learn more about any of our schools in London, Mumbai, Ibiza, Los Angeles or Online, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

This musical approach to breaking down a track is just a small example of what’s covered in great depth on our BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree. We also offer an online alternative in the form of our distance-learning online BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree.

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** Editors note: Things have moved on significantly since this article was published 🙂 Please head to our blog homepage for the very latest track deconstructions from Point Blank.

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