“It is different from the stuff we usually make” – Beije release their free download track “Gaia”
The latest edition of our free download series finds Beije for their first appearance. The Canadian producer duo release a new original called “Gaia” on trndmsk.
trndmsk: What inspired you to make the edit?
Beije: It was just another day in the studio for us. We usually like to start with drums, so we laid those down first and started building the melodic foundation for the track. Eventually, we decided “Hey, what would this sound like without all the percussion and just the kick?” So we did just that, and the track quickly morphed into something more ambient and laid back. We ran with this idea and it was refreshing since it was different from the stuff we usually make.
How did you approach the original track?
We recorded “Gaia” at our home studio in our basement. We use Ableton Live for our productions and our setup consists of a Focusrite 2i2 interface, Moog Grandmother, Roland TR-8, Behringer Deepmind 12 and Vance’s dad’s trusty old guitar. Each of these played a key role in the production of “Gaia”.
Where did you record it? And how?
The edit was done in my home studio. I played with the vocal arrangement first, trying to achieve a layout that stayed true to the story of the original, but also had a little twist. Once I had a vocal arrangement I liked, I began building the other elements of the track around that.
Why do you want to provide it as a free download?
We decided to provide this track as free download because its not really club oriented, like much of the music we tend to release. Instead, this track is more of a listening experience and we really wanted people to hear something different from us. We are also big fans of the trndmsk channel, so we thought it would be great idea to team up with you guys for a free download.
What’s up next after the release? Are you working on any other projects?
Are you working on any other projects? – We have lots of upcoming projects coming out soon. New remixes, eps and collaborations on some of our favourite labels. Keep an eye out for Nugget Music, as we’ve been working closely with them and they’ve been helping us showcase a lot of our new material!