Watch the video below to see how Gammer came up with the goods. Though he used to run the label Together We Rise, Gammer is now predominantly associated with Monstercat, the ever-prolific Canadian label. Gammer’s roots in Happy Hardcore are keenly felt in the making of the track as we learn here, borrowing elements of melodicism and classic ravey sounds. The track was actually something of an accidental hit, as is so often the case. The deconstruction goes into great depth with each section and sound, so you can learn the decision-making process in choosing which parts to drive the track forward, as well as his tricks for layering and favourite plugins. We also learn how he tends to begin with a drop and work around from there. Interestingly, both Zomboy’s ‘Like a Bitch’ and Justice’s ‘Stress’ were big reference points for the track and includes sounds from arguably the greatest video game of all time: The Legend of Zelda ‘Ocarina of Time’.
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