I noticed that in a bunch of your tracks you do this snare on each beat on the drop. Do you have any suggestions/tips on mixing that in right? It seems like a typical characteristic in dutch house to have snare (and as you did in your laura larue track, a open hat) on each kick when the drop happens. I can't seem to get the levels right.
Ah you mean the clap on every kickdrum? Or the soca snare?
What you need to understand is that the snare is a mid sounding element. This means, it doesn't need any
real low end. This low end would clash with the kickdrum. So what I usually do is EQ out the low end of the
snare maybe even up until 400hz. This way the kickdrum stays clear of it's frequencies.
Mixing it down, I would recommend it to do so on low volume. I often hear more detail and definition
on low volume. Try to imagine you're listening to a dinky little radio while your mixing. Then it will
sound booming on a proper club system. Take note, the kickdrum should always win, that's the most
important element of a track!