Ken Bauer embarked on his music career as a child and was drawn back to it in his adult years. The producer’s love for music has seen him top the charts in Sweden and has released on labels such as Spinup Records. With a love for a wide variety of music, Ken Bauer fills us in on his top 10 childhood tracks.
The Popcorn Makers – Popcorn
This synth hook is just amazing. I have always wanted to make my own instrumental cover. Time will tell if I ever get around doing it.
Michael Jackson – Thriller
This video actually scared me like crazy when I was a kid. I still remember the ending of the video when Michael was walking away and then turned his head around looking into the camera with scary zombie eyes.
Robert Miles – Children
This proves that even a song without vocals can tell a beautiful story and move you.
Jean Michel Jarre – Oxygene part 4
This track got me hooked to instrumental music and is one of my all-time favorites.
N-Trance – Set You Free
This is literally one of the tracks I listened to the most during my youth. I fell in love with the vocal and the nice M1 Piano arps.
Jan Hammer – Crockett’s Theme
I loved watching Miami Vice and this track was an instant favorite of mine.
Eric Prydz – Call On Me
The music video aside, the sidechain pumping in this track literary blew my mind when I heard the track for the first time.
A-ha – Take On Me
The synth hook on this track is just amazing. I loved and still love the cartoon music video. I just found out that the 4K version on YouTube has 1 billion views.
Europe – The Final Countdown
Same thing here. The synth hook on this track is just amazing. This was one of the first synth patches I recreated because I was so intrigued by the synth hook.
Van Halen – Jump
I guess you can see a pattern here. I just love synth hooks and the saw lead in this track is so good. In fact, I was going to release a EDM version of “Jump” but Armin van Buuren beat me to it.