Producer Sessions 010: ZEKE BEATS shares the inter-workings of his 'Bad Robot' EP [Interview]

Producer Sessions is a sequence from Dancing Astronaut meant to shine a brighter gentle on the producer neighborhood. Each quantity will information producers towards professionals of their area.

ZEKE BEATS launched his Bad Robot EP off Zeds Dead‘s Deadbeats imprint, an experimental bass three-tracker that thrusts dance music’s extra mischievous aspect to digital music into listeners’ faces. With the horrifying, however enjoyable lead single “Bad Robot” to the drilling bass sounds of “Fire Tonight,” and thru the dizzying basslines in “The Mammoth,” this style of music supplies a peak into whats coming subsequent from the up-and-coming low finish conductor.

Prior to the EP, ZEKE BEATS contributed to the Peekaboo & G-Rex remixes with one in all his personal that contained an assortment of bass spinning sounds that actually show dynamic within the Australian producers distinctive sampling decisions.

Below, ZEKE BEATS solutions producer-focused questions concerning the EP.

Why did you name the EP, Bad Robot?

The single itself actually sounded devious, mischievous and tremendous robotic, so naturally I believed “Bad Robot!” Once that was established the entire paintings and branding of the EP actually took form.

Do you could have a typical manufacturing course of? If so, what's it?

I usually attempt to make a heap of overwhelming bass sounds. When I discover one thing I actually resonate with I usually grow to be tremendous motivated to maintain going. Most of the time I exploit a clean skeleton and constructing upon that!

What was your collaboration course of like with Avance?

It was improbable. I used to be touring Australia and we met up in Sydney on the Poster Child studio and made the primary elements of the music that sooner or later! After that we despatched forwards and backwards a couple of instances on-line to complete it off. It was a very enjoyable observe to make.

What was your go-to synth for the EP?

I didn’t actually have a go to synth. I like to make use of a distinct array of synth, vsts, and synths. Those being serum, operator, large, and somewhat phatty.

What was you go-to MIDI controller?

I don’t use any midi controllers for manufacturing, simply the inbuilt keyboard in Ableton.

Any particular VST that actually took the manufacturing house?

Fab filter proQ and Ableton’s glue compressor

Which music took the longest work and why?

“Fire Tonight” took the longest, primarily as a result of I wished to go extra in depth on the second drop. I had already had a accomplished model of it however then went again to the observe and completely remodeled that part.

How would you outline your sound?

Visceral bass which pushes the envelope of digital music.

What DAW do you utilize and why?

Ableton due to it’s effectivity and tremendous quick work stream.

What was essentially the most troublesome sound to overcome on the mission?

Just usually making an attempt to get the cleanest combine downs doable actually, there was nobody single hurdle.

Do you could have any distinctive studio habits?

Hmm probably not distinctive however I do like my espresso

What is your favourite in-studio snack?

Coffee and avocado toast lol

What is subsequent for ZEKE BEATS?

I’ve bought a couple of wonderful collaborations within the works and customarily a ton of recent music able to be launched. I’d simply began my Bad Robot tour 2-Three weeks in the past which has been so unreal. Another couple weeks to go. But that’s about it. Lots extra music, unique & collaborations, and much more reveals!

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