Epic is a word thrown around a lot in dance music these days, but Samplestar’s head-honcho Colin Flyyn latest chart topper Epic Drops, is “epic” to a level rivaled only by LOTR’s Battle Of Minas Tirith. Here, Colin tips the S2S crew to some of his production tricks for building unfathomably “epic” drops.
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