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Our Interview With Nilvn


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Please tell our readers who you are and what you do?


Hi!!! I am Nilvn (Pronounced as "Nilan"), I am an experimental producer from West Africa. I am a big fan of electronic music but basically not limited by any genre, ranging from ambient chill tunes like Late Night
https://soundcloud.com/nilvn/late-night

To hard unconventional bass tunes like

https://soundcloud.com/nilvn/power

I also do paint cartoon characters and graphic design as well

https://www.instagram.com/p/BqAJl64ATJP/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=9oqhbusxj1nz

You will always find me experimenting and exploring... Nothing is Impossible after all


How would you describe your influences and how have they changed over the years?


Well over the years I had a lot of flare for pop music, blues, RnB,
Neo Soul, Gospel, Jazz and Hip hop (which still have some influence on my productions)

Around 2012 was when I got introduced to electronic music, First tune from Skrillex- Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites which got me into electronic music till date... My major influences come from icons like Noisia, Skrillex, Culprate, Koan Sound, Haywyre... I've also had inspirations from Night Owl squad most especially Complexive Music, Jkuch, Jonny Hash, Geotheory; also from BassTrvpz, Sosa, Dot8 sounds and EOM: these guys got mad talent


What´s new right now?


2019's gonna be a very lit year, I look forward towards coming up with an EP hopefully

How do you personally discover new music?


SoundCloud


Once you discovered new music, do you tell others about the new music/artist you discovered? If yes, how exactly?


"Via Whatsapp or Facebook Messenger... I hit them up with the link



http://www.soundcloud.com/nilvn

http://www.facebook.com/nilvnmusic

http://www.twitter.com/nilvnmusic

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Our Interview With Cheddr


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Please tell our readers who you are and what you do?


I'm Cheddr, my real name is Jeff Hines and I live in Connecticut in the USA. I'm an electronic music producer that makes energetic electronic instrumental music. You can dance to a lot of it, but there are almost always synthy ambient elements and beats. I like lot of interesting combinations of traditional instruments not typical of most EDM style electronic music, like strings, pianos, or electric guitars.


How would you describe your influences and how have they changed over the years?


I started publicly releasing my music in the fall of 2017, but I had been privately making music for probably a dozen years before that. I've played guitar for a long time and was completely self taught. I'd played alternative music, influenced by 90s grunge and 2000s indie-folk. I've even played guitar for bluegrass music with my brother. Many people that knew me were surprised that the music that I first starting releasing as Cheddr was electronic. But here's the thing: I found I could produce the songs that were in my head very cleanly. They sounded so much better than what I'd been able to record of my own performances on my own. I'd listened to the Chemical Brothers and Daft Punk for example early on and always thought that if I had the right gear I could make similar music.

https://soundcloud.com/cheddr/open-house-1

In the last several years I found that I really could produce my own music and I could do it on iOS devices or on a laptop anytime, anywhere. I wasn't restricted to my physical instruments or meager recording capabilities. That is when it all started coming together.

And since I was using techniques that not many others were using, I could make some really unique songs by mixing all of these influences and elements together.

https://soundcloud.com/cheddr/unification-theory?in=cheddr/sets/three-sheets-to-the-wind


What´s new right now?


I recently released what my album Five Times the Stars in which I put together everything I've learned about sound design, music production, song composition and arrangement in the past year. People have enjoyed the complex layering, electro rock grooves, and big powerful mixes. The response has been great, especially from people that have already enjoyed my previous significant release Three Sheets: To the Wind. I feel like I've come a long way.

https://soundcloud.com/cheddr/massive-dark-corona?in=cheddr/sets/five-times-the-stars-1
https://soundcloud.com/cheddr/spirit-of-2076?in=cheddr/sets/five-times-the-stars-1

Five Times the Stars is a synthwave, sci-fi, and cyberpunk inspired album with melodic synths and keys with modern beats and spacey ambient riffs.

Tracks include the electro-rock styled Massive Dark Corona, From Up Above and Colony, house styled Spirit of 2076, Extravehicular, and Orbit and Engage. Tonight's the Night and Acid Clouds have complex acid basslines and show off a variety of influences and a blending of genre's. Wicked glow is simply an ambient Synthwave anthem.

This is the culmination of a three album set on a theme of human trajectory, optimism, and adaptability, from the piano driven beats of Three Sheets to the Wind, to the swirling symphonic ambient and bold beats in For the Skies. Five Times the stars firmly roots the quirky electronic sounds that punctuated the previous two albums in the retro-future where they comfortably belong.


http://cheddr.weebly.com

http://www.soundcloud.com/Cheddr

http://www.facebook.com/CheddrMusic

http://www.twitter.com/CheddrMusic

http://cheddr.bandcamp.com

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Our Interview With kozy


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Please tell our readers who you are and what you do?


Kozy is that guy who moved around constantly as a kid , which exposed him to different sounds , and that made him who he is today
Always evolving as a person , never settle & i think its been hard wired into my brain , but always remind myself of the kid that was lip syncing Eminem .
I mean Detroit is what shaped me to who i am today , industrial , underground , straight to the point , this is who i tend to be , and this is what my music sounds like .
i will keep this simple , you will get to know me with time.


How would you describe your influences and how have they changed over the years?


In my early years i started off listening to Eminem, 50 Cent, Biggie, As i grew older i started playing the drums so i was introduced to heavy metal and gained interest for bands like H.I.M, , Slipknot, and System of a down. In conclusion, my taste of music is versatile because i listen to different genres , which helped me in experimenting and finding my own sound , yet im still learning and trying to work around different vibes , some are mellow yet some are not.
it didnt change , i think it just grew with me , i started listening to more music , i stopped limiting myself to just bunch of genres , and focused more on listening to things that grab my attention , lyrically or musically
thats mainly what happened , and i think that also played a major factor in how my own music turned out to be .


What´s new right now?


i mean , i have a notebook that's full of content , yet i tend to take my time , im not a perfectionist although i try to have the cleanest outcome , so again i tend to take things slow , since im not trying to be that other rapper who randomly releases anything on soundcloud
ive been working on few projects so far , " losing control " was just a start , whats coming is even greater , yet i cant deny the fact of how great the feedback was , since its the first debut studio single , i thank everyone that liked, shared , or even simply listened to the song , its still picking up till this minute , so im blessed .
More to come to everyone who is into my music , and whats next is even better!


https://soundcloud.com/kozy313

https://www.instagram.com/kozy313/

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Our Interview With Frison


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Please tell our readers who you are and what you do?


hi! my name's Jake and i'm a Korean music producer who's been writing mainly future bass for a couple years now. some things i really dig are music that doesn't sound like everything else, video games, graphic design with a futuristic feel and anything japan related. currently i'm living in LA writing stuff for myself and others and i'm hoping to stay here for the time being.

you can hear my latest single 'Hours' here but i promise the music that i'll be releasing soon will be so much better than this (i hope!) -


How would you describe your influences and how have they changed over the years?


i hate and love myself for the fact that i've been listening to almost only electronic music for several years now. don't get me wrong, quality electronic music is super dope but i feel like a lot of the music out recently hasn't been hitting this standard. i'm not sure if this is because i'm very picky, or need to look deeper for music that i'll like, or the internet itself has just allowed literally anyone to make music and upload to share.. so this is why i wish i listened to more styles from earlier. although i'm definitely listening to more than just pure edm right now and it's reaaally refreshing.

anyway, I have way too many influences to list, but a staple few has been Porter Robinson, Flume, Billboard and Grey. others include Lophiile, PREP, Medasin, Ashe, Soltan, Anomalie and of course My Chemical Romance and so much more that I could go on about.


What´s new right now?


i'm writing a lot of new music at the moment but i'm also in the process of finding my musical 'identity' (and my own identity i guess) - writing music without a direction is super liberating but ideally i want it to have some sort of it's own character and cohesiveness - especially for stuff like an EP or album. i have another original single almost finished but i'm not sure when that'll be released (i'm a terribly slow writer)


What was the biggest mistake you made when you started making music and what would be the number one tip you could give to a newcomer musician?


learn music theory and use your ears. also simplicity is key but the extent of it is up to you



http://www.soundcloud.com/frisonmusic

http://www.facebook.com/frisonmusic

http://www.twitter.com/frisonmusic

http://www.instagram.com/frison_music

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Our Interview With Strybo


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Please tell our readers who you are and what you do?


Hey there! I'm Strybo and I'm from Portugal. I'm mainly a Bass producer but also I do melodic stuff because I'm a romantic lion! I also sing, Dj and write lyrics from time to time!
So my songs can literally go from hard:
https://soundcloud.com/strybo-518575843/downtown

To melodic and soft:
https://soundcloud.com/strybo-518575843/strybo-leave-you

I do some sound design tutorials, explain some stuff, share my project files for free and do some walkthroughs of my tracks on my Youtube channel!


How would you describe your influences and how have they changed over the years?


As a music listener and producer, I like to be versatile and try to inspire myself with new and different stuff! For example, when I was a kid I used to listen to Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson, Red Hot Chilly Peppers, Black Eyed Peas, Hans Zimmer and so many other artists. In the early teenage years, I got more into R&B and Hip Hop like Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Aaliyah and many more. When I was like 15 years old I used to listen to David Guetta who made me love EDM at first! Some years later, I fell in love for the heavier side of EDM, Bass music. I started to fell in love for the complex sound design, loud mixes and different drop structures! My favorite Bass producers are Skrillex, Noisia and Virtual Riot! For me, those are big inspirations for me! I'm also inspired but some girls who are really slaying the EDM scene! Krewella are definitely my favorite EDM artists!! They are passionate, so versatile and love how they sing and write their lyrics! Rezz is a really dope producer and I like her sound design because its really nasty! I like Alison Wonderland too because her breakdowns remind me a bit of one of my favorite producers, Hans Zimmer! I feel that Alison pours her soul into her lyrics and music itself! And there are so many that are slaying!!


What´s new right now?


I released a track, four days ago, called 'Downtown' which is a heavy hybrid trap! I'll release a track named "Over Me", which is a collaboration with Frepz, who's a bass producer from Portugal and who I really loved to worked with, in one of my favorite labels! And for this month I'll have another self-release called Heartbeat which is a future bass track with dope vocals!

If you want to stay tuned for those releases you can follow me:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Strybomusic/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Strybomusic
Soudncloud:https://soundcloud.com/strybo-518575843
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3IrKXf6yLQUpniQZM100Eg
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/strybomusic/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLnBXtQGilD1sA63zfklCeA


Do you have good promotion tips for other musicians?


Get a good curator and good friends who can share your music is a big thing! Literally! Sharing music can take your music to get to other people and mainly relate to your music!


Once you discovered new music, do you tell others about the new music/artist you discovered? If yes, how exactly?


"I'm like "Yo dude check this out"



https://soundcloud.com/strybo-518575843

https://www.facebook.com/Strybomusic/

https://twitter.com/Strybomusic

https://open.spotify.com/artist/3IrKXf6yLQUpniQZM100Eg

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Our Interview With AtoZ


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Hi there, I'm Dave . . known here and there as AtoZ . . a name my brother coined back in the 80's. Partly because 'a' '2' and 'z' had a similar shape, but mostly `cause it covers the whole range of styles & influences . . & all of life to draw from.

My 3 brothers and I shared The Curse of Diversity: cartooning / acting / writing / and inhaling and exhaling music !
We've written actual songs all along. Recording started in the 80's.
But editing off the radio into abstract montages, or finding found-sounds was evolving from early on as well. Ah, to find the found !

Looping and linking a backing arrangement and placing phrases that worked and swung along to the beat. Spoken phrases . . bellowed phrases . . effects . . they all have a musicality when it comes together. Think of it -- sung or spoken . . something like "reep-bahbop-badooh" has a phrasing that'll work Both ways !

When I could start recording all on my own in 1996, sample-pieces were the most adventurous and colorful. But it was another 10 years till I had any sort of computer.

I worked with a Fostex 4-track cassette / a MIni-Disc deck where cued samples were released by hand with a keyboard / and usually run thru an Effectron ( Google it -- Delta Lab Effectron II ). And of course hitting >record< was by hand too . . I miss all that in this digital world.

It was the age I call "AtoZ - B.C." -- AtoZ Before Computers.
Since 2006 it's been GarageBand . . and I began meeting mashers in 2010.
At first on the BeatlesRemixerGroup, and it's widened every year since.

I'll insert here how touched & honored I am that my digital-pal DJ Rudec saw fit to nominate me for an interview here . . . right after he'd finished his own !
Thanks bud !

I know a major thing that "sets me apart", for good or otherwise, is how I craft pieces that shift and open-up like a movie or cartoon: new characters bounce off each other as scenes unfold into new terrains, with the backing and a few recurring motifs keeping it from being too ungrounded.

I admire and respect when other bootleggers do a strict A+B = Mash, but part of me begins to yawn when I realize it's just gonna follow the same verse / verse / chorus structure as the original song that the vocal came from followed.
Gimme a multi-character parade of fun and cool moments and I'll go back to it a hundred times !


How would you describe your influences and how have they changed over the years?


Influences range, well . . from A to Z !

Yeah, I may have deep denial over age ( hush now ! ) but must admit to going back more than a few decades. So my influences growing-up, were early and mid-70's as I'm hitting mid and late teens . . the point when most of us are diving into the deep-end of who and what we love and go "THIS IS MY SHIT !!"

Thru the inventive pop-rock of Beatles, Bowie, Harry Nilsson, xTc --- to crazed creators like The Art of Noise, The Residents, They Might Be Giants, Telex . . .
I wouldn't say influences "changed over the years" . . more like evolved, as life tends to.

As much influence comes also from personal relationships, all forms of media, scientific and esoteric beliefs. etc. etc -- as comes from music.
Music may be among the brightest shades in the spectrum, but it ain't the whole rainbow.
( while being a pretty vast rainbow in itself )


What´s new right now?


Oh Lord ! . . so many pots bubbling on the stove.
Let me live to 320 ( please ?!? ) and I might just catch-up on all the ideas festering within me or already jotted down.
Of course . . I will likely have more ideas every other day, so better make it 562 years.

I just released 2 Compilations that, while having far too much me on `em, also featured a few mashy-pals.
Check the link below for the Elton John Mashed comp that an online discovery of 6ix prime albums of just the vocals inspired > "Mashmen Across The Waters".

And a Halloweening Mashacre was released just 2 weeks before I did this interview > "The Fright Album" ! But that don't seem so timely for another 48 weeks or so, ey ?
Check the blog if you haven't shaken that murky mood yet . . .

And just to make sure there's far too much for you to investigate, here's a tribute to Robin Williams I spent a year getting ready for the 1st anniversary of his departure. When one of his closest friends, Rick Overton, said it would've made Robin tear-up warmly, I could not have been more touched or gratified.


Are you a superfan of anyone? How did you become a superfan? Do you remember how you become a fan and what turned you into super fan? Have you ever thought about why you´re such a fan?


Well, That's a multi-part question, ain't it !
The artists I'm biggest on, and have remained true to over years and decades probably have one major thing in common; the are unique and innovative without being pretentious and just too damn clever to be accessible.
As I rattled-off before: Beatles ( the Mt. Rushmore of modern music . . but there's so much more than music w/ them ), Bowie, Nilsson, T.Rex, Yello, Art of Noise, Telex . . etc x's 1,000.

A balance ( once again ) of inventive yet "appealing".
And that's what I strive for too.
To "take you somewhere" new, but you can still find yourself on the map.



What was the biggest mistake you made when you started making music and what would be the number one tip you could give to a newcomer musician?


Hmm . . my biggest mistake may not have much relevance anymore.
Starting, as I did, with hooking up devices to the Fostex . . my first several pieces saw me using a tiny 80's Casio-keyboard for live mic-sampling, and once that was wired-in, there was a "live-mic pop" I didn't notice till after !
I also realized a couple years in that I wasn't cleaning the record-head enough, so I wasn't recording the high-end as well. Caught that after a track or two.

I suppose it still relates --- make sure you're not overloading a track and such stuff.
Don't let your inspired zeal rush you past basic engineering.


What has been your biggest challenge right now? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?


Boy ! . . The biggest challenge just might be feeling you've still got a unique "voice" . . and once I'm reminded I certainly do, feeling you won't be lost in the non-stop landslide of "stuff" on the whirled-wild web !!

Cherish whatever little corner of the net you're in, and those who've found you there.
As I've jokingly wondered, we may be heading for a time when 50% of us are creating content, and the other 50% find someone to be a fan OF.
So enjoy a couple 100 downloads now . . soon enough it'll be one-to-one . . you . . and YOUR FOLLOWER !



What is your number one tip to improve your music production or songwriting skills?


Hmm . . my biggest mistake may not have much relevance anymore.
Starting, as I did, with hooking up devices to the Fostex . . my first several pieces saw me using a tiny 80's Casio-keyboard for live mic-sampling, and once that was wired-in, there was a "live-mic pop" I didn't notice till after !
I also realized a couple years in that I wasn't cleaning the record-head enough, so I wasn't recording the high-end as well. Caught that after a track or two.

I suppose it still relates --- make sure you're not overloading a track and such stuff.
Don't let your inspired zeal rush you past basic engineering



What is your best tip for those who struggle with finishing their tracks?


Best tip for those who struggle, and Number one tip for production. Hmm . . those are indeed distinctively different, yet closely related.

For production -- learn your strengths and weak-areas over time.
Record things well, of course. If a track within the piece is distorted or hissy, Take 2 !
I've known awhile now, that I'm strong in the overall "sonic landscape".
Yeah, I don't have perfect-pitch and get used to dissonance too easily.
It's subjective a bit, too . . . one time it'll sound "ok", listen a week later and it's OMG !! "What was I thinking ? . . what was I DRINKING ?!?"

But I'm totally precise in levels, panning, timing, amount of reverb . . and adjust those things incrementally till they've "popped into place".

Creativity, just like life, is all about balance.
Yes, you're having ideas that are oh-so-clever, but if you overload it with too much on top, it'll be crushed.. . simply top-heavy.
Balance yer' nutty notions with "letting the work speak to you".

I generally see it like a Christmas tree: if one section's too sparse, you'll see that, but not overfill it.
I return to a piece over fairly long periods, and tweak tweak tweak till a little inner-bell goes off and I see that it's done.
For me, it's nearly unmistakeable . . it just FEELS done.



We meet again in one year. What has changed?


You're asking where I will be in a year, and that's "flinging things I finally finished, or new items, out there and hoping more than 2 people click "Like""... but where will WE be ?

What new forum will surge to global preference ? ... and what ridiculously intuitive app we 17% of us be using to Use it ??

Maybe I'll be chosen, after a digital mogul hears my hot new obscurity on iThink, to do the theme for an acclaimed new original show as part of the original programming on Google Maps !



http://dmrofatoz.blogspot.com/

https://www.facebook.com/DmRofAtoZ/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChOykyBWh8iex1G_4sMHSSw

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Our Interview With DJ Rudec


Read the DJ Rudec Interview below and share it on social media.


Please tell our readers who you are and what you do?


Hi, my name is Rui, also known as DJ Rudec and I'm a House music and Drum n' Bass Producer, Bootlegger and Remixer.
My main goal is to "flood" the internet with mashups and bootlegs, like this one:
https://soundcloud.com/djrudec/super-freak-like-you


How would you describe your influences and how have they changed over the years?


I have over 20 years of music experience and a great path from Jazz bass player to Classic guitar teacher, from DJing to producing Electronic Music and more recently creating Mashups and Bootlegs.
With no defined style, I can always surprise the audience with my creations.
Being a big music collector helps to create the most awkward yet eclectic sets, playing songs from the beginning of sound to the most actual vocals, converting Pop to Drum n' Bass, House to Jazz, Techno to Rock, etc. with my Mashups and Bootlegs.


What´s new right now?


I'm uploading all my (new and older) mashups to Sowndhaus which is a unique platform for mashups and bootlegs without the complications of the soundcloud problems like license issues and banned songs.
So basically you should follow me at https://sowndhaus.audio/profile/rudec - this is where all the magic happens!


Are you a superfan of anyone? How did you become a superfan? Do you remember how you become a fan and what turned you into super fan? Have you ever thought about why you´re such a fan?


So many artists... mostly 70s and 80s bands! But also some new stuff, just too much to mention! ?



What was the biggest mistake you made when you started making music and what would be the number one tip you could give to a newcomer musician?


My biggest mistake was not taking time to masterize songs.
Number one tip is to get a good mastering software or pay someone to do it for you.


How do you personally discover new music?


Google Search and some other specific sites.


Once you discovered new music, do you tell others about the new music/artist you discovered? If yes, how exactly?


"Most of the times, yes, on facebook.



What is your best tip for those who struggle with finishing their tracks?




https://sowndhaus.audio/profile/rudec

https://soundcloud.com/djrudec

https://www.facebook.com/pg/DjRudec

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Our Interview With DJ Rudec


Read the DJ Rudec Interview below and share it on social media.


Please tell our readers who you are and what you do?


Hi, my name is Rui, also known as DJ Rudec and I'm a House music and Drum n' Bass Producer, Bootlegger and Remixer.
My main goal is to "flood" the internet with mashups and bootlegs, like this one:
https://soundcloud.com/djrudec/super-freak-like-you


How would you describe your influences and how have they changed over the years?


I have over 20 years of music experience and a great path from Jazz bass player to Classic guitar teacher, from DJing to producing Electronic Music and more recently creating Mashups and Bootlegs.
With no defined style, I can always surprise the audience with my creations.
Being a big music collector helps to create the most awkward yet eclectic sets, playing songs from the beginning of sound to the most actual vocals, converting Pop to Drum n' Bass, House to Jazz, Techno to Rock, etc. with my Mashups and Bootlegs.


What´s new right now?


I'm uploading all my (new and older) mashups to Sowndhaus which is a unique platform for mashups and bootlegs without the complications of the soundcloud problems like license issues and banned songs.
So basically you should follow me at https://sowndhaus.audio/profile/rudec - this is where all the magic happens!


Are you a superfan of anyone? How did you become a superfan? Do you remember how you become a fan and what turned you into super fan? Have you ever thought about why you´re such a fan?


So many artists... mostly 70s and 80s bands! But also some new stuff, just too much to mention! ?



What was the biggest mistake you made when you started making music and what would be the number one tip you could give to a newcomer musician?


My biggest mistake was not taking time to masterize songs.
Number one tip is to get a good mastering software or pay someone to do it for you.


How do you personally discover new music?


Google Search and some other specific sites.


Once you discovered new music, do you tell others about the new music/artist you discovered? If yes, how exactly?


"Most of the times, yes, on facebook.



What is your best tip for those who struggle with finishing their tracks?




https://sowndhaus.audio/profile/rudec

https://soundcloud.com/djrudec

https://www.facebook.com/pg/DjRudec

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Our Interview With The Crazy Clown : J3KOR3


Read the The Crazy Clown : J3KOR3 Interview below and share it on social media.


Please tell our readers who you are and what you do?


My name is Miguel Nogueira, i am from Porto/Portugal and i am a DJ / Artist. My main genres are Dubstep, Drum n Bass and Trap. I am from a place where i can have a great connection with nature, so i use that in my advantage to bring different sounds for my listeners. Right now my main project is called J3KOR3 where i produce, DJ and also stream on a platform my creative ideias and my work.
If you want to know more, you can check the links below.


How would you describe your influences and how have they changed over the years?


My influences are quite simple to be honest, since i am a Dubstep DJ and Producer, i cannot put aside the influence of great artists like Excision, Doctor P, Flux Pavillion and of course, Skrillex, since he was the man who changed the game for dubstep. Over the years i have been changing my taste a lot, since i have started, i have gone through Deep House, Latin House, Afro House, Progressive House, Dutch House, Rap, and now, i have settled 3 main genres.


What´s new right now?


For now, i am not releasing nothing new, because i am fully focused on my new project on Twitch (you can check the link below) were i will stream games and producing and then, after it settles down, i will focus on realeasing new sounds and new collabs that i have made.


Are you a superfan of anyone? How did you become a superfan? Do you remember how you become a fan and what turned you into super fan? Have you ever thought about why you´re such a fan?


The artist that i am the biggest fan, is probably Borgore to be honest. I found one of his singles called "Nympho" and i loved it, and then, started listening to older singles, new singles, then he released the "New Gore Order" EP and i had it running on my playlist for over 1 year. His sounds, his way to produce, are unique, that is what made it. And i am such a fan, because i like different styles, and a personal touch on music.



What was the biggest mistake you made when you started making music and what would be the number one tip you could give to a newcomer musician?


The biggest mistake i've made when i started making music is the lack of self promotion. My biggest mistake was not promoting myself as an artist. The tip i can give to newcomers is to do what you like, dont follow the trends, just be yourselves and promote yourself in every way you can, because it can help you get exposure.



How do you get gigs? Can you share any tips?


To get gigs, what i do, is promote a lot on Facebook, on web ads, everything i can, i promote my work as DJ and don't forget, the friends. When you have a big friend circle, you can always say "Hey man, if you know someone that looks for a DJ, talk about me!" ... For me this works, and i hope it works for you.



Do you have insights on how to grow your audience on soundcloud that you want to share with our audience?


The best strategy is really to promote yourself, everywhere. Create some merch to wear, always with your links on display, and someone, somewhere, will be interested in listening to your work.


What has been your biggest challenge right now? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?


My biggest challenge so far ... I think it has been to overcome myself, to be better everyday as an Artist. I know it is a 'cliché' answer, but to be honest is the truth, and, for now, i have been able to overcome this challenge and hope to be able to do it for a long time. I overcome myself by creating new sounds, new ways to make my sounds, and, most of all, practice and practice is my secret.


How do you personally discover new music?


I try to search among the several resources we have available on the internet, to see what the music industry has new to offer.


Once you discovered new music, do you tell others about the new music/artist you discovered? If yes, how exactly?


"If i like the artist of course. I send links, or show to my friends, other DJs that i talk to, other artists in general, who knows i can collab with new artists.



What is your number one tip to improve your music production or songwriting skills?


The biggest tip i can give, and that i use, is really being able to create something new, with something personal in it, but, the main tip, is to do the genres you like, don't do it just for trends, do it because you love it, and then, the results will come, it can take some time of course, but they will come, don't worry.



What is your best tip for those who struggle with finishing their tracks?


To be honest, i have that problem ... I have a lot of unfinished tracks... But the biggest advice someone gave me, was to open the projects everyday and try to do something, and it has been working a little bit to me, but i can´t finish everything.



We meet again in one year. What has changed?


In one year a lot can change to be honest, i don´t like to make predictons, but what i want to happen, is to meet you in one year and be the best i can be, probably playing live in your city so we can grab a beer together and always having fun by making what i love the most.



http://www.twitch.tv/j3kor3dkg

http://www.facebook.com/j3kor3.official

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Our Interview With J3KOR3


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Please tell our readers who you are and what you do?


My name is Miguel Nogueira, i am from Porto/Portugal and i am a DJ / Artist. My main genres are Dubstep, Drum n Bass and Trap. I am from a place where i can have a great connection with nature, so i use that in my advantage to bring different sounds for my listeners. Right now my main project is called J3KOR3 where i produce, DJ and also stream on a platform my creative ideias and my work.
If you want to know more, you can check the links below.


How would you describe your influences and how have they changed over the years?


My influences are quite simple to be honest, since i am a Dubstep DJ and Producer, i cannot put aside the influence of great artists like Excision, Doctor P, Flux Pavillion and of course, Skrillex, since he was the man who changed the game for dubstep. Over the years i have been changing my taste a lot, since i have started, i have gone through Deep House, Latin House, Afro House, Progressive House, Dutch House, Rap, and now, i have settled 3 main genres.


What´s new right now?


For now, i am not releasing nothing new, because i am fully focused on my new project on Twitch (you can check the link below) were i will stream games and producing and then, after it settles down, i will focus on realeasing new sounds and new collabs that i have made.

How do you personally discover new music?


I search at youtube, soundcloud and other platforms


Once you discovered new music, do you tell others about the new music/artist you discovered? If yes, how exactly?


"i send them the links to listen



What is your number one tip to improve your music production or songwriting skills?


Good brainstorming, first check that what you want to do is possible



http://www.facebook.com/j3kor3.official

http://www.twitter.com/j3kor3_official

http://www.twitch.tv/j3kor3dkg

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