Last week, I read through the latest SoundOnSound magazine, an audio gear magazine that always has a feature on a current song and how it was made. This week it’s on “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X, which is breaking records for it’s length at number one on the charts. Why is this interesting? Because it’s cross genre, along with its’ creation. A Dutch beatmaker named YoungKio produced the instrumental–you can hear his producer tag in the intro. Lil Nas X bought the beat for $30 from Kio’s BeatStars shop. The melancholy guitar and banjo are sampled from Nine Inch Nails, a metal band which is not the most obvious source for a country vibe. Check out New York-based educator Ethan Heins’ full blog post about it here.
Summary to 10 Aug 2019
General (for all Music Levels)
Singers are wanted aged 6-106 for a Sing-to-my-face event in AKL in October at the Town Hall.