Watch how classic tune "Pacific 707" produced by 808 State gets deconstructed

Point Blank studios have joined forces with SARM Music Village to create a masterclass/workshops event that hosted well-known producers such as Trevor Horn. The visitors had the unique opportunity to see Trevor work on classic tune "Relax" by Frankie Goes To Hollywood. He broke down the track into smaller segments showing attendees how "Relax" was produced in the first place. One of Point Blank's lead course developer's, Ski Oakenfull, deconstructed another classic Acid House tune; "Pacific 707" produced by 808 State.

Deconstruction of 808 State's Pacific 707

According to Point Blank's website, "Pacific 707, led by Graham Massey’s iconic saxophone lead, was one of the most revered tracks in dance music history which, in mainstream appeal, aped almost any other tune from the Haçienda era." In this video/tutorial, Ski Oakenfull uses Ableton Live to re-create each element from scratch. Besides that, several instruments that were used in the making of an original tune such as Roland TR-909, D-50, SH-101, Juno-106, Casio F2-1 and the Akai S-900 were introduced as well. For the more detailed description, we suggest you watch the video instead.


For more deconstructions like these, check out Point Blank's YouTube Channel.


By Saša, edited on 30 May 2018