if you want to make an ambient track or some massive soaring michael bay synth piece, just make an ambient track. stop throwing unrelated drums at the start and end just to make it functional. we have to put an end to this. people can’t keep getting away with this [jangly post dubstep london drums]->[completely unrelated 3 minute synth breakdown]->[back to jangly post dubstep london drums].
i hate to do it do the 'danman and i’m hessle for life but this shit a big offender:
but four tet absolutely ran with the formula:
and this one is just completely unacceptable. he just put his jangly drums at the start and end of the prydz breakdown:
to be clear, i love the breakdowns in all of these tracks, but leave the cheap drums off. this isn’t a 2003 tiesto gig and nobody is going to be crying to your 3 minute arpeggio breakdown with their hands in the air.
any other examples? name and shame ppl.