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Date of composition

1999

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Genre

House music

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Structure

Song structure
Verse-chorus form

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Genre stylistics

Repetitive
Simple chords
Technology
Sub-bass
Loops, layers
Accented backbeat (2 and 4)

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Metre

4/4 time

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Tempo

98 bpm

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Harmony/Tonality

Diatonic
Verse(male) harmonic sequence
Am Em sequenced to G and D
Sounds Am, verse is modal
F# in D major makes F natural sound fresh

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Verse(male) chords

Am Am Em Em G G D D

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Chorus(female)

C C Am Am F F C C

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Instrumentation

Drum machine- snare drum accents back beats (2,4)
Piano intro
Synthesiser outro

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How is it technology not live?

Pin-point accuracy
Quite mechanical
Effects
Clinical sounds-No piano overtones

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Technology

Sampled vocals
Sampled piano sounds
Drum machine
Sampled hip hop drum beat
Synthesisers- strings and piano
Reverb- on vocables
Sub-bass
Echo/delay- voice and many instruments
Samples- looping, 1953 gospel and blues singers, background noise
Panning-sustains interest
EQ- removing the top and bottom frequencies


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Structure

Introduction
Verse 1 - 1,2,3,4
Chorus-
Verse 2- 5,6
Breakdown
Chorus
Chorus part 2
Outro- verse 7

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Introduction

Introduction to the verse chords
Broken chords on piano

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Verse 1

Male voice sample

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Verse 2

Percussion- defines beat

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Verse 3

Countermelody on synthesised strings

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Verse 4

Chordal/ rhythmic piano

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Chorus

Female voice
New chords
Female voice call and response

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Verse 5

Same as verse 4
Mans voice sounds ghost like due to digital delay
Telephone EQ on the voice (sounds thinner)

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Verse 6

Same as verse 4
Mans voice sounds ghost like due to digital delay
Telephone EQ on the voice (sounds thinner)

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Breakdown

Bar of silence
Fading echoes from reverb

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Chorus

Female voice sounds distant
Chords are static
Piano and drums drop out
Lots of reverb

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Chorus 2

Same as the previous chorus

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Outro/ verse 7

No piano or drums
Male voice accompanied by static chords

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Key

Dorian mode (neither minor nor major)
C major

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Texture

Layers build with each section
Dropping and adding layers
Sustains interest