When I saw this posted up on the Pretty Lights site, I made a little girlish yelp. Ever since I saw the live version on YouTube, I was obsessed with this industrial, bass-heavy grinder.
Lately, I’ve been talking a lot about bass producers over complicating their drops. Take the advice in Pretty Lights ‘Truth’ that it’s not about how dirty the drop can get. Like all writing, whether it’s music or language, use only what’s necessary! and forget the rest!
Here’s what PL had to say about the track…
“I wanted to try to fuse the emotion of dark 60’s soul music with the energy of raw bass heavy dubstep. All the instruments were recorded to tape and then pressed to vinyl and then sampled for the sole purpose of attaining a warm organic timbre, and all the bass and synth sounds were reprocessed through analog synth modules to get a dirtier and at the same time warmer tone. It’s my first attempt at producing in a new style I like to call analog electronica. It’s modern electronic music production created with an approach based on techniques from 40-50 years ago.”
Pretty Lights – I Know the Truth