Epic orchestral with dark beats. Choppy orchestral string intro, added bass strings provide build to a tight beat drop. Piercing string stabs bring tension over steady string melody and erratic beats. Tensions build to a dizzying level with added layers of competing strings. Frantic, driven and nerve-wracking, glam meets grit, 007 meets the Fast and the Furious, perfect soundtrack to a challenging onscreen quest.
Tag Archives: Dark Beats
Keep Loving Me
Dark electronica with vocal sample refrain. Sparse, bleepy synth intro with watery delay effects. ‘Keep on lovin’ me’ female vocal sample repeated rhythmically over a determined, striding slow breakbeat. Tender yet menacing synths play out a hooky melody on top. Unsettling and tense with a terrifying passion, obsessive yearning to suit a dramatic TV sequence or fashion story.
Hip hop track with orchestral strings. Melancholy string intro. Minimal beats before a bass drop. Deep bass synth mines the underbelly, trap beats up top and church-like bell sample and choral vocal samples add to the eerie atmosphere. Dark, sombre and quietly epic, like Gangsta’s Paradise without Coolio, perfect for an investigative documentary or epic domestic drama of the streets.
Triplet Storm Part 1
Arpeggiated synth track. Fast synth arpeggios, vast and expansive, spread out across a fantasy world, changing in texture and volume, morphing yet insistent. Dark, introspective and epic, perfect computer game soundtrack or soundscape for a rigorous podcast or factual documentary.
Woozy, dark electronica. Vertigo-inducing synths wobble and swerve over bleeps, whirrs and the deepest synth bass, sounding like an alien trying to sing in slow motion. Disconcerting, sinister and strange, would suit a menacing movie scene or a dark alley onscreen encounter…in the future.
Sophisticated electronica. Clanging piano chord intro, deep bass beats enter underneath and synths on top. Bass deepens, warm and full, with bright chords chiming above. Some vocal samples. Classy, contemporary and self-assured, hinting at a darkness beneath, reminiscent of Little Dragon or Santigold, perfect for a confident advert or victorious TV moment.
World fusion with beats. Samples depicting a fight give way to male choral vocal samples over a snaking violin line and global beats. Beats come on stronger, settling into a deep Arabic-style groove with choppy violins adding drama later on. Curious, dark and slightly menacing, danger in a foreign land, perfect for Killing Eve style globe-trotting TV drama, travel documentaries or classy car adverts with an international twist.
Dark trip hop with orchestral strings. Dark, rippling harp sample then urgent, choppy cello over swirling synth pads. Choppy violins repeat the tense melodic riff over trip hop beats and vinyl scratching and subtle hip hop vocal samples. Cool and self-assured in the face of danger, perfect for a nerve-wracking TV drama, a dramatic documentary or sombre content.
Murky hip hop with electric guitar. Plucked fuzzy electric guitar riff, over a heavier, more abrasive riff. Minimal beats to start, building to fast trap beats with deep bass, church organ and vocal samples. Insistent, unyielding and slightly melancholy with a hint of insouciance, would suit dark TV moments or a tense investigative documentary.
Underwater Theme 02
Bassy synth track. Deep bassy synth, bleepy synth lines and dynamic syncopated, dancehall-beats create a deep underwater groove. Insistent, edgy and full of anticipation, like a ticking clock, would suit a short investigative documentary segment, or podcast soundtrack.