Learn Tropkillaz's production secrets for creating the hit song "Bola Rebola" and master the art of producing a modern Brazilian Baile Funk hit.
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What will I learn?
In this chapter, you will learn about the early influences that shaped the unique sound and style of Tropkillaz. They will also reveal their workflow and the secrets behind their success, providing valuable insights into their music production process. They will go into detail about finding your sound, using your DAW and the process of being a duo.
In this chapter, you will discover the fascinating story behind Tropkillaz’s hit song “Bola Rebola” featuring pop icon Anitta, and singers J Balvin & MC Zaac. You will learn how happy accidents can play into your favor and get a deeper understanding of Baile Funk beat and how Tropkillaz incorporate this style into their sound.
In this chapter, you will have the opportunity to see the original project that started it all, known as the “accident beat”. You will gain insight into the production process using limited sounds and samples and learn how to make the most of what you have, especially in Funk music where there are limited elements which adds to the attention.
In this chapter, you will learn the secrets behind the lead sound and hook of “Bola Rebola” and also the guitars, 808s and more. You will see how Tropkillaz sampled a Chinese instrument to fit their style and flow, providing you with new inspiration for your own creative process. They show the EQ process behind the guitars and leads, plus the saturation processing using intuitive third party plug-ins, and also how to process 808 bass for a modern Baile Funk Brazil sound.
In this chapter, you will gain a deeper understanding of the kick and snare elements for ‘Bola Rebola’. They will explain their process and breakdown from the sound selection to the detailed processing to achieve this sound, including the specific effects and plugins they used and how to layer sounds.
In this chapter, you will explore the percussion behind “Bola Rebola” and how you can set up your own Baile Funk drum kit to create your own Baile Funk Loops. You will see the full production process behind the latin groove including drum pattern, the triangles, the congas, rim shots to chopped sampled loops which make up a Baile Funk mix.
In this chapter, you will learn how Tropkillaz uses minimalistic effects to create maximum impact. They will show you how they use white noises and vinyl crackles in ‘Bola Rebola Tropkillaz’ to create extra textures in your music and how to incorporate sweeps to help build up tension and energy.
In this chapter, you will see the story behind the vocal recording process for “Bola Rebola”. You will learn how Tropkillaz worked with Anitta’s vocals in the song, and also J Balvin’s, you will see the process of them chopping the audio parts of the vocals to create that unique baile funk acapella vibe within the hit song. You will see how the ad libs were recorded on a cell phone and integrated into the project, MC Zaac’s input, the Brazilian singer and star and ultimately how all the layers of vocals all work together in harmony.
In this chapter, you will receive valuable advice from Tropkillaz on how to make it far in the music industry. They will encourage you to try new things, be original, and experiment as much as you can, giving you the tools to create your own unique sound. They explain that creating a Baile Funk beat doesn’t always require using traditional Baile sounds. Instead, they emphasize the importance of avoiding imitation and valuing originality over technical ability.
Tropkillaz is a Brazilian DJ/production duo known for their unique blend of electronic styles and traditional rhythms. Their fusion of Trap and Bass music with Electro, Hip Hop, and Latin Samples creates a unique sound that has earned them collaborations with top artists like Justin Bieber, Major Lazer, and Snoop Dogg. With over 300 songs released in their decade-long career, they have received multiple award nominations and worked on soundtracks for games, Netflix, and blockbuster movies like Fast & Furious.
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