CLO – Blackout was produced and recorded at Spitfire Studio in Laurel Canyon California by Warren Huart.
This song a pop song, with a catchy hook, was produced with a very slight latin influence in the guitars and string arrangement. When I listened to the song for the first time, I felt for a more latin percussive feel. Immediately, I went to work on creating some accompanying percussion such as cabassas and congos. This was yet not enough for me, so I created a completely new beat that changed styles between the versus and chorus. The chorus had more of a reggaeton beat, while the versus had a beat similar to samba but faster. I also changed the beat in the transitions from the chorus back to the versus with a congo/tom-tom rhythmic beat reminiscent of the mid 1900’s cuban music.
Blackout by CLO is her debut song which also was used within a worldwide remix contest hosted by Warren Huart and CLO.
Hope you enjoy.
My Mastered Version
This song was remixed, and mastered by Tony Loignon from BeMelodic Recording Studio in Arlington Tx. This was a contest submission.
The 20-year-old Bay Area native has been a triple threat since she was a child, finding her footing in Los Angeles after years of discipline and practice. Today, she releases her first single with “Blackout.”
About The Author
Hi! I’m a full-time music producer, engineer, and musician based in Arlington Tx within reach of Dallas and Fort Worth. It is always my pleasure to meet new artists from all over the world and work with them to create music. Come record your next track at BeMelodic Recording Studio in Arlington Tx.