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Old 6th September 2004
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The bass must be just right ;-) (I'm so clever), dance music has dominant bass and so when it is played loud the bass is very strong. And if not, club owner will raise the bass a bit (or DJ will).

About the kick. You have to fit the fundamental freq. between the bass frequency via tuning the kick, this is the most important IMO, phase is very important too. It is about making it work with the bass to let both be max efficient. If you need to cut something, cut the kick... cutting in the bass can make some notes to be softer.

Lots of compression during the mixing is the key to loudness and club sound IMO, put such a track into L2 and you get to -10RMS without taking more than -1dB of the top.