Watch Ski Oakenfull's deconstruction of legendary "Feel Good Inc." by Gorillaz

In June, Point Blank returned to take part in the programming of Sonar +D, the daytime tech showcase that accompanies Barcelona’s Sonar Festival. This event sees thousands of creatives attending to interact with some of the latest innovations in technology, creativity and more. As part of their involvement this year, Head of Curriculum Ski Oakenfull provided attendees with another of his celebrated track deconstructions, this time breaking down Gorillaz’ seminal ‘Feel Good Inc.’, off their 2005 album ‘Demon Days’. 

Beginning with the basics – who contributed to the song, where it was recorded etc. – Ski goes on to demonstrate how to reconstruct the song from its constituent parts in Ableton’s Live 10 software. Everything, from how to program the drums to implementing the track’s original acapella, are all included here.

To check out more about what the festival is about, check out our coverage of Sonar 2018 here. This musical approach to breaking down a track is just a small example of what’s covered in great depth on PB's BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree

By Saša, edited on 17 July 2018