6 Tasty Tips To Get Your Tracks On The Beatport Charts
Music Producers tend to dream big, so we'll dare to say you do too. You’ve probably even had your sights on a Top 10 spot in your favorite genre’s Beatport Chart ever since you fired up a DAW, and learned that it’s quite a tough nut to crack. But we can assure you there are ways to learn from the artists who’ve already crossed this achievement off their musical bucket lists, and with Top 10-selling producers Kideko and Saffron Stone providing the below producers tips, we’re certain a Beatport Top 10 spot is within reach for you. Check out their recent collab ‘The Music’ (House chart #2), soak up their music production tips and make those big dreams of yours a reality!
1. Structure Your Ideas And Take Breaks When You Feel You’re Stuck:
You’re not the only one who gets stuck in an 8-bar loop every now and then. Once you have the main idea in place, try to structure out a full track even if all of the elements aren’t there yet. It helps you form new ideas and shows you where the track can go. Lacking focus or inspiration? Go for a walk, eat lunch or do some shopping. You’ll be blessed with a fresh perspective once you set foot in the studio again.
2. Don't Be Afraid To Get Creative:
Although trying to imitate a certain genre or sound is a great way to learn and master the foundation of music production, it's important not to get too caught up in 'what's hot'. You may end up sounding like everyone else, and that isn’t what you want listeners to remember you by. There’s a solution though. If you find your song has too many familiar sounds, try layering them with something inherently different, sounds that may even draw from a different genre. No one ever became a (dance) music pioneer by thinking inside the box, so don’t be afraid to get creative.
3. Reference Your Mixes:
Sonically comparing your music to the tracks you like is super important. Especially in dance music, your productions needs to be up to par with your favorite producers’ tracks, because they won’t stand out in DJ sets otherwise. If you don’t have the best monitors, speakers or listening environment (acoustics), referencing with visual analyzers can be super useful too. And definitely make sure that your kick drums are loud enough and that your hi-hats aren’t too harsh!