by Tim Cant

Watch: How to make electro

Tim Cant makes an up-tempo, Detroit-influenced track with the DISTRICT XEO Expansion

Regaining huge popularity during recent years, electro is now back on the dancefloors of underground venues worldwide. The genre’s key players and originators like Drexcyia, Ectomorph, or Dopplereffekt are all re-releasing their highly-rated classic albums along with newer cuts.

Being one of the earliest forms of synthetically created dance music, the genre has not lost any of its futuristic and forward-thinking appeal, offering endless possibilities of incorporating new sounds, sonic textures, and rhythmic variations it is the perfect playground for producers, DJs, and dancers seeking excitement outside the four to the floor kick drum formula.

Created by Berlin-based production and sound design studio IRRUPT, the latest expansion DISTRICT XEO is dedicated to the genre’s futuristic and distinct sound esthetics. Watch the video above and learn how to produce a pulsating, analog synth-laden Detroit electro track using the DISTRICT XEO expansion, all guided by Native Instruments product specialist Tim Cant.

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