Tutorials / 19 April 2021

Beat maker series: How to make a Kygo style drop on BandLab

How to make a Kygo style drop on BandLab

There are many great artists out there, but not many can say they’ve heavily popularized an entire genre – not just any genre – but one that’s loved by the masses. We’re talking about Kyrre Gorve-ll-Dahll, better known as Kygo. And the genre he popularized? Tropical house.

The genre is ubiquitous today, blasting through the speakers in beach clubs from the Bahamas all the way to Bali. It’s a familiar sound that evokes good vibes – a laid-back version of EDM music. The melodies are addictive and ear worm-inducing, with sounds coming from Caribbean instruments like the marimba, steel drum and pan flutes.

Kygo brings the tropical vibes in spades, and in many of his songs, you’ll hear an infectious drop that will transport you to dancing on a beach with a Piña colada in hand.

In this video tutorial, we’ll show you how to create a Kygo style drop that is inspired by his signature tropical house sounds on BandLab’s web Mix Editor.

Inspired to create your own tropical house beat in the style of Kygo? Fork the beat we created in the video to get a headstart!

Subscribe to the BandLab YouTube channel for more updates, tutorials, and more. Make sure you tap the like button and drop a comment telling us what you’d like to see on our YouTube channel!

Start making music

Read more: Beats from scratch: Recreate that Alan Walker drop on BandLab

Share this:

Related Reads

Watch your follower growth skyrocket with these tips on how to grow followers on BandLab.

9 key tips to help you grow your followers on BandLab

As an artist and creator, one of the best feelings in the world is amassing a community of fans who truly appreciate your music and personality. If you’re constantly amazed by BandLab artists with huge fanbases, we’ve got good news: you have the power to build a thriving audience too!… Read more

How to use Splitter

How to use Splitter on BandLab

We’re always searching for ways to help you get the most out of your music. One thing’s for sure - stunning vocals and instrumentals don’t materialize without tons of practice hours. Whether you’re a passionate bedroom artist or a seasoned Studio pro, we’ve got a new way to amp up… Read more

How to remove vocals with Splitter

How to remove vocals from a song with Splitter

Learning how to remove vocals from a song was, until recently, a complex and frustrating task involving tricky processes like phase cancellation. Thanks to developments in AI processing, there are now much better options out there to suit whatever you may need, like an acapella extractor, or a tool for… Read more