I came across a video of Belgian artist Stromae explaining how he has created his hit song “Alors on Danse” in a minute. Even though the video is slightly longer than what is promised in the title, it somehow managed to trigger my interest on electronic music.
What is more interesting is that it reminded me the power of iterations as he composes the track as layers of loops. He creates each layer of music, be it a drum or melody, and merges it the with main track whenever he is happy with that layer. With every iteration, he adds more features and delivers a “product increment” as we commonly name in the Scrum process. Furthermore, at the end of each iteration, there is a “releasable” product.
If you are interested in the video, here it is: