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Turning simple musical ideas into full tracks can sometimes be harder than it looks. While dance music structures can sometimes seem simple on paper, nailing those perfect builds, drops and breakdowns can take real skill. 

That’s where our Club Construction cover feature comes in. Across nine pages of tutorials, tips and guides, we’ll show you how to turn those basic loops into full, club-ready arrangements packed full of excitement and drama.

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Interviews

London Elektricity – Hospital founder Tony Colman invites us into his studio and lifts the lid on two decades of DnB wisdom  

Arthur Baker – The studio legend behind the like of New Order and Afrika Bambaataa talks classic records, tech tips and more  

Panda Bear – The Animal Collective lynchpin on his latest solo album

The Track: Huxley – The UK tech house master breaks down his new track Evolution on video

Classic AlbumDJ Rap talks us through the creation of her ambitious debut Learning Curve

Joyce Muniz – The South American producer, DJ and radio host tells us about her studio workflow and more

Technique

Club Construction – Are you stuck in the world of loops and structural dead ends? Learn how to turn your ideas into killer, club-ready tracks with our tutorial guide  

Producer’s Guide – Everything you need to know about working with version 2.0 of Elektron Overbridge

Modular Monthly – We flex the capabilities of the Befaco Crush Delay

Explainer – We dig into the fundamentals of  East Coast synthesis

Reviews

Yamaha CP88

Korg Volca Modular  

Future Sound Systems Gristleizer  

Roundup: Next-level compressors  

Arturia Pigments

EHX Grand Canyon

Steinberg AXR4  

And more!

Samples

World Percussion – Go global with this pack of groove loops making use of sounds and rhythms from an assortment of worldwide musical traditions  

Hip-Hop Essentials – Bass heavy kicks, vinyl-style hits, smooth synths and groovy piano loops – everything you need to make killer hip-hop beats  

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