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BT and Arty feat. Nadia Ali-Must Be The Love

B T on September 08, 2012 16:09

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    Dear All,

    I am very excited to share with you the first single from my forthcoming #EDM album on @Armada Music. This song, a collaboration with Arty and Nadia, began several years ago in demo form when I emailed a rough track to Nadia. After several months of riffing back and forth on lyrical notes and counterpoint lines, I began the lengthy and arduous task of comping together a meaningful and poignant vocal. I often compare this process to pointillism in art. It takes an extraordinary amount of time, but in the end when it's worth it, it's well worth it.

    This track then sat on my proverbial studio shelf for about 18months. During this time, one of the myriad of pieces I was composing was a 6/4 64 bpm orchestral composition that had these protracted movements of cello, vibraphone, metalaphone and handbells. It occurred to me, somewhere I think I have a vocal, in a related key and tempo / signature. I dug around on the server and bingo...dorian it was. Nadia's vocal was a near perfect fit and worked amazingly with some of the orchestral and small instrument (TBU style) orchestration.

    Enter...Arty. At this time Arty and I had been talking over DM on Twitter about collaborating on a track together. I sent him both the vocal and orchestral things we'd written and he sent me back beautiful percolating and driving percussion, an incredible undulating tresillo ostinato synth line and a beautiful drop.

    This part of the process began to culminate during this summer. As I was beginning to dig in to Trevor Wisharts brilliant new version of CDP. For those of you that don't know, CDP is a command based DSP programing language that calls opcodes and commands in either OSX terminal or DOS. I've been using it in both for many years but this track is the first time I've really gotten my hands dirty so to speak, on something as prominent as a vocal and Nadia's provided the perfect clay. After about 100+ hours of pure sound design, spectral blurring..distort repeating and the epic PSOW and modify brassage, you can hear the results of these sonic transformations throughout "Must be the Love", most notably at the very beginning. I for one have never heard anything like this.

    More than anything, this is a beautiful and simple song that speaks directly to me, and I hope to you as well. After all, music is first and foremost a language to speak the unspoken directly from breathing life form to breathing life form.

    Thanks for listening.


    447 timed comments and 57 regular comments

    • Yanntek
      Yanntek at 0.40 on September 30, 2012 14:58

      BEAUTIFUL!!! just an amazing engineering.. gets me goosebumps

    • lynettea1
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    • djMVP
      djMVP at 7.31 on September 24, 2012 04:34

      perfect, what a feeling... this must be the love.

    • madeleine-irizarry
    • Quick Attack!
      Quick Attack! on September 23, 2012 21:11

      Just bought it on Beatport. The version listed as "Original Mix" is not the same as what BT has uploaded here. Really disappointed. It replaces the beautiful granular intro with a beat intro. Is there an "Extended Mix" I'm missing?

    • Dj Nocturne
    • Nativus
      Nativus on September 22, 2012 09:12

      Oh gods... BT & Arty have gone to house too. Why is this tagged as trance music? This is house music...

    • Spidersilk
      Spidersilk at 9.25 on September 21, 2012 22:33

      Serendipitous beauty! I have featured this as my "Fresh Tune Fridays" track of the week on my FB page because I love it so. <3 Thank you for being awesome. And also inspiring me to learn more about CDP.

    • dawls07
      dawls07 at 5.26 on September 21, 2012 22:00

      So angelic and amazingly beautiful. Keep it up and get your butt to Seattle. Haven't seen you since you played with Tiesto at the WaMu!

    • Andreas J (official)
      Andreas J (official) at 4.15 on September 20, 2012 19:36

      @colinc: What's stopping you now?! ;) In all seriousness, this is absolutely amazing. BT, you are one of the biggest inspirations I can possibly think of.

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      Thanks for the banger.
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    • mojo998
    • wi@tt
      wi@tt at 1.56 on September 20, 2012 05:33

      once and a while a track comes along that completely floors, this is no exception

    • Matusku
    • bs0020
      bs0020 on September 17, 2012 20:14

      BT, when is this version coming out? It's different than the beatport one!

    • Enabler79
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    • Sergio Cost
      Sergio Cost on September 17, 2012 09:58

      This is the best track in this year !!!

    • Carl Ray 1
      Carl Ray 1 on September 17, 2012 05:38

      Brian - I got to get this tune! You just keep putting out better and better music. Your collaborative efforts are always amazing, but this is soul piercing.

    • prq
    • Enabler79
      Enabler79 on September 17, 2012 01:37

      Unbelievable... especially the potpourri of a2 piatti scrapes, crashes, chokes, etc. Classic BT always shines through of course... Just as genius as Mozart wrote music--every note is necessary in each place, no more and no less or it'd crumble! Thanks for no dub step ;)

    • Joman
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    • Senna Listinarani
      Senna Listinarani on September 16, 2012 21:47

      incredible, what a beautiful track

    • greyalpha
    • Zefora
      Zefora at 2.54 on September 16, 2012 19:48

      gorgeous! well worth the immense amount of time invested in such a work of beauty. your music never ceases to amaze me :)

    • Clayton Johnson 1
      Clayton Johnson 1 on September 16, 2012 19:43

      Long as you sell it somewhere non-apple related I'll have to grab a copy of the new CD when it drops. Loved every BT cd I've ever been able to get my hands on.

    • Deeper Context
      Deeper Context on September 16, 2012 19:37

      The thought of Gabriel & Dresden and James Holden remixes of this track make me very happy indeed. even if they dont do 'em.

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