Walk in the Dark
Title: Apollo Lee – Walk in the Dark
Date: July 22, 2011
Software: Ableton Suite 8
Timing: 6:50 @ 124 bpm
Walk in the Dark is quirky tech house groove that brings a simple step and layers it with diverse elements. We start with a three-chord piano motif, chased by a punchy three-note stab. We wait for nearly a minute before we invite the drums in to join our walk. The minimal bassline gives a bottom to our trek and, soon, a shifting high lead and sweeping metallic pads add to the texture.
My two-hour session went long this evening and I decided to arrange this out, just to get a feel for this new groove. I’m in the key of A minor tonight and, after a brief mixdown, keep playing it through to tweak a processor here, an automation there.
I hope you enjoy this hearing this track as much as I enjoyed making it. Thanks for listening.