Cold Pieces

Album: Raw Footage (2008)
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  • This was co-produced by Teak "Da Beatsmith" Underdue, who created all the music apart from the more involved bass-line in about an hour. Teak told Worldwide Rap and Hip Hop Music Lifestyle Network how he developed the track's beat: "All of our music has to move or I won't even send it anywhere. It has to move and build up. I'll break the vibe down too for Cold Places. I started out with the drums and I got this idea in my head that I wanted a creepy ass chord change. I love the sound of the piano but to me the synthesizer really drives home this '80s sci-fi feel. What I did on the keyboard was a different attack on it so it kind of built up and it was ill. That whole song was built off of that chord change. Once I got that going I put that in Pro Tools. I played the bass-line in it and I said that the 'bass-line has to move a lot.' It took a lot of takes for me to nail the bass-line but if you listen to it, it gets really busy. Once I did that, I added the church bells. When you hear church bells, you think of church or a funeral, so when you add that to a track it gives it an eerie feeling. So that's how that track came together and it had an 80's synthesizer, eerie death type of feel, over 808 drums and a live bass eating it up."

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