The Making of 1,2 Step w/ Kevin McKay TUTORIAL
Kevin breaks down everything about his production process, how a vocal is re-created and how you can truly set your tracks apart.
Scottish DJ, producer and label owner Kevin McKay has a discography that spans decades. He has produced everything from some of the most influential dance tracks as well as cult underground classics. He produced and mixed every track on Mylo’s platinum album “Destroy Rock & Roll” – including the 4 top 40 singles “Drop The Pressure”, “Destroy Rock & Roll”, “In My Arms” and “Muscle Car” and the UK Number 3 hit “Doctor Pressure”. He was behind the Linus Loves album “Stage Invader” with its singles “The Terrace”, “Night Music” and the UK top 40 hit “Stand Back”. In the 90s, as one half of Muzique Tropique he has remixed Jori Hulkonnen, Larry Heard, Two Lone Swordsmen and Cassio (amongst others) and under his own name his remixes for artists such as Romanthony, Mateo Matos and Vince Watson have been caned by a-list djs like Kiki, Matthias Tanzmann and Laurent Garnier.
His label, Glasgow Underground is a home to the highest calibre of house music there is to offer. Glasgow Underground has been the UK’s strongest outlet for new, dynamic House since its formation in 1996. Kevin McKay’s small imprint is doing more, and better, than most other British labels to see Deep House as an international underground network. Guitars ripple and soothe whilst the distinctively globular production, warm and wide, adds to the feeling that this is a unified vision of House.
In early 2020, Kevin produced “Gimme Gimme feat. Bleech which was a collaboration with FaderPro’s very own Steven Lee (Lee Cabrera). Since then, we’ve been working hard to get Kevin on board for a masterclass and we are so proud to bring you this course where he shows yet another of his stellar productions featuring a remake of Ciara’s 1,2 Step. Kevin breaks down his process, revealing everything about his production process, how a vocal is re-created and how you can move from bootlegs to legitimate covers that set your tracks truly apart.
DAW: Ableton Live
Total Runtime: 2hrs 12mins
Includes the MIDI and STEMS for the song Kevin creates in the course.