Back On 74


(09 min / 1h11)

J Lloyd

  • Production

J Lloyd, from the British group Jungle, joins us to revisit the making of their viral hit, “Back On 74”. J reveals how the team went back to basics on their fourth album, adopting a loose DIY approach to their writing and production process. Rich with character and authenticity, the song will inspire you to put your technical limitations aside and let your creativity flow in the moment.

J opens up the original session in Logic Pro and rebuilds the track piece by piece. This allows you to hear how the band wrote and recorded the song’s catchy chords and melodies using a simple home studio setup. As J plays back the multitrack, he shares tips for finding inspiration, building momentum and getting your songs over the finish line.

No longer interested in chasing perfection, J shares the philosophies and techniques that contribute to the band’s effortlessly cool sound. He discusses the recordings and equipment that inspire him aesthetically, and he explains how he recreates these sounds using digital emulations of old tape machines, echo chambers and more.

Subtitles in English, Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese, Italian

About J Lloyd

Josh Lloyd-Watson, known under the alias J Lloyd, is a British producer, songwriter and musician from London, UK. He is one of the founding members and songwriters of the British electronic group, Jungle. Jungle was formed in early 2013 as a collaborative project between Lloyd-Watson and Tom McFarland. Initially keeping their true identities a secret, the band relied solely on their enigmatic sound and visuals to reach an audience. A bet that paid off when their first two albums, released through...

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