Mako – Our Story

Posted by on October 14, 2013



Quite honestly, there is a lot of house music these days that feels shallow and empty. That is definitely not the impression one gets after listening to Mako’s latest original “Our Story”. It’s nice to hear music that feels like it was made by actual musicians instead of people who have been playing around in Logic or FL Studio for a few months and are aware of the simple formula that is progressive house. Mako is what this genre needs and it’s a shame there’s not many more producers like them. I really can’t say enough good things about these guys so I suggest you just take a listen. “Our Story” is Mako’s best work so far and an all around great progressive house track.

Free Download: Mako – Our Story


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  • Jake Adler

    I understand what you are trying to say here, but I am actually kind of offended. You said “the simple formula that is progressive house.” If it is so simple, why isn’t everyone famous? I have been making progressive house for two years now, and I can assure you, it is NOT easy. If you don’t believe me, open up Ableton and try it yourself.

  • Mel

    I didn’t say it was easy to make, I said the formula of a typical progressive house track is simple, which it is.

    The typical house track is as follows:

    1. 30 second to one minute intro.
    2. 1 to 2 minute break/chorus/build.
    3. 30 second to one minute drop.
    4. Repeat the first break/chorus/build, usually with a slightly different break and possibly a longer build.
    5. If the first drop was less than a minute, the second drop is usually extended to a minute. If it wasn’t then the drop will be the same. There may be an additional effect or synth or piano or instrument to compliment the main melody.
    6. 30 second to one minute outro.
    Bonus: If there was vocals on the track then the hook will usually be repeated during the drop, usually the second half of it.

    Producing music isn’t easy, I never said it was. The reason everyone isn’t famous is because, for the most part, they are all making the same thing. It’s all generic and usually, not mixed very well.

    That’s you correct? I listened to some of your stuff and it was decent, like 95% of the songs I hear a day are. Take a look at the structure of “Departure” and the axwell remix, it follows the formula exactly.

    So yeah, the formula is simple but producing isn’t easy.

    Watch that and be happy.