How To Make An Electronic Song in 254 Simple Steps

6 Jan

Lord B tipped me off on this and it blew my mind. I always loved The Prodigy but reverse engineering all the different samples to show how “Smack My Bitch Up” was made really shows the musical talent involved in the top electronic music acts. Not just anyone can do this, you need some real technological skills and a great ear when it comes to creating a final product.

Using a variety of samples from Kool Keith, Kool and the Gang, RATM and others Liam Howlett constructs a song that is pure genius. Show this to anyone that tries to argue that the sampling in electronic music isn’t an instrument in its own. Thanks to Jim Pavloff for assembling this and now I want to see how Mindfields and Firestarter were made.

Making Prodigy’s “Smack My Bitch Up” in Ableton by Jim Pavloff:


2 Responses to “How To Make An Electronic Song in 254 Simple Steps”

  1. T January 11, 2010 at 10:17 AM #

    Wow I’m beyond impressed, geniuses. That shit made my head hurt.

    • schuyfi January 11, 2010 at 12:09 PM #

      Agreed, people definitely don’t give enough credit to the highly talented electronic music producers. This makes a mashup look like child’s-play.

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