Friend, it's time for some new music.
I have been on the chillout and Lofi waves for some time. A few new songs are finally getting released to the broad universe of Streaming.
"Chilled out on a Cloudy Thursday":
Yes, the weather was dodgy that day. I was also suffering from writer's block and didn't feel in "the Zone" at all. But playing around with new production techniques can often lead to great music in a heartbeat.
This song also started like that. A generic idea came to life by jamming around a few new production concepts in my main DAW Cubase Pro 11.
A chopped-up beat fills up the rhythm section with a jazzy Lofi vibe. The bassline was added as the driving force together with the easily recognizable filtered synth riff.
After that session, I just sat on the computer doing nothing but teasing my and good friend's ears occasionally.
I decided to break with the paradigm that shelved ideas stay as ideas and began working with the track after a few years of "just sitting there".
I thought the initial jazz loop lacked some low-end and added a soft 808 to drive the pulse throughout the tune. Building up a chilled-out synth ensemble around it just gave it some extra juice. With some lush melodies, the song turned from a generic idea to a full-fledged laidback tune.