With You (Akara's Broken Down Mix) Neo-Soul

Started by AkaraEtt, © All Rights Reserved 2014



Creative Brief

I have a house track that I really like and I want to produce a "studio" version of what I might call the "live band" experience of this track. Smooth, smokey, lounge music.

Right now I've spent a few minutes sketching the framework for the instrumentation around the vocal that is taken from the house/dance track.

I'm thinking

  • live drums (instead of my drum loop)
  • live percussion (shakers, windchimes, etc, to add that "jazz cafe" texture)
  • live electric bass (or double bass?!)
  • live brass if needed
  • maybe live strings?
  • some guitar licks?


Fat Freddy's Drop - Ernie (Live?)

Lauryn Hill - Ex Factor Live 1

Lauryn Hill - Ex Factor Live 2


Ultimately I think this track would be great to pitch as part of a 3/4 track project to take to different labels. It's a remix of a dance track so I want it to be VERY different, instrumentation-wise, whilst still retaining the core vocal melody (the current vocal is just a draft: exactly the same as is in the dance track at the moment, but it WILL be re-sung)

Obviously if anything gets signed, part of the production will be out of my hands, but anything from Kompoz that gets used will be credited. Unfortunately in that world, sometimes the label will want their own musicians to play on this, or someone else to mix, but everything right now is geared towards high-quality demo stage.

Additional Information

Genre Neo-Soul Key F sharp minor BPM 122.0 chart live radio remix smooth soul vocal

Collaboration started June 27, 2014 by AkaraEtt
Last upload 2yr+4mo ago

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Copyright © 2014 by AkaraEtt, All Rights Reserved.
Effective on Jun 27, 2014

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