Princess Girlfriend 2 WAV
FANTASTiC | 25 December 2022 | 238 MB
A few years ago, BTB (before tracey brakes) a pre-Tracey Tracey uploaded a “SOPHIE/Flume inspired” sample pack to r/drumkits under the pseudonym “Princess Girlfriend”, which garnered surprising success. Its clanging snares and goopy fx went on to shape the sound of multiple offshoots of the hyperpop scene.
Tracey has since achieved notoriety as a producer, vocalist, and general twitter nuisance, and continues to drop free samples every month. Brakes now aims to bridge the gap between new and old with Princess Girlfriend 2.
Comprised of genre defining bass growls, galvanized drum hits, inflated sonics, and melodies that sing like anthems, this pack is the most realized iteration of Tracey’s long held sound design headcanon. We met up with Brakes at her apartment in gm_construct to talk Princess process. “You might go from something reminiscent of a gentle anime soundtrack, to being submerged in the bleeding guts of a computer, to then fall out of the world, only to come out the other side riding a massive dubstep bass from 2011,” she says, rushing to obscure a folder marked ‘princessgf_3_final_final’ from our view. “I just sort of made anything I wanted, all of it speaks to who I am.
I hope to inspire people to make whatever they want, […] no matter how stupid or insane, no matter how beautiful or grotesque—I am hopeful that this pack aids that process for someone in some way.” Whether you’re a completionist or a newcomer to the tracey brakes lore-sphere, her biggest installment yet is a must-have. Princess Girlfriend 2, a tracey brakes moment is downloadable today!