Flop to It
Flop to It is a song by Octoplush.
Flop to It is an electronic song with elements of dubstep written into it. The song heavily swings its eighth notes, creating a shuffle feel to it. The drums and bass often make use of triplet fills, especially in the half-time sections.
The song primarily uses two different bass sounds layered over each other. One being a thick "wobble bass", a stereotypical bass sound often found in dubstep, and the other being somewhat of a growling bass that almost sounds like a voice, which can be compared to the 'octo' bass found in songs like Nine Out of Tension and Crater Eighters Routine.
At the start of the song, we hear only the bass play three notes, which will end up being repeated throughout the entirety of the song. We hear a triplet drum fill, and then at the 0:03 mark, the bass dips out and the drums come in with a half-time shuffle groove. Chords are played every off beat to fill space. At 0:10, the bass returns and continues to play its three note melody, with various melodic fills playing in the space between using the growling 'octo' bass.
At 0:24, a higher up synth melody kicks in. At 0:38, the drums then kick in to a quarter note shuffle, making the song feel more fast-paced. At 0:52, the melody stops and whats left begins to echo into the background, leaving us with just the drums and bass. Soon, around 0:56, a plucky synth slowly starts to fade in and out, while the drums and bass continue to bounce through the section. At 1:06, we then return to the half time shuffle groove and enter the song's B section. The bass melody changes and features the 'octo' bass playing a heavily pitch bent melody, with the wobble bass providing melodic accents very subtly in the background. At 1:16, the drums kick back into the quarter note shuffle and more synths play an additional melody. The synths add another layer an octave higher at 1:28.
Finally at 1:40, we are reintroduced to the original three note bass sound with most of the drums stripped away and the remnants of the previous section echoing. The drums return to their half time shuffle groove at 1:47, and then roughly loop back to the section starting at 0:10.
"Flop to It" is a pun on the phrase "hop to it", meaning to hurry up and act quickly.
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