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DayDream


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


Hello my name is Robert a.k.a DayDream! I'm originally from Venezuela, but I moved to the states when I was about 3-4 years old. At the moment I live in Sevierville, TN producing EDM music and Djing at bars, venues, and house parties. I started out in the music scene when I took an interest in playing in the school band and later on being a lead guitarist in a metal band. After being in a band for so long I got to see that it wasn't going anywhere for me. After that I started looking into recording my own music. So I ended up saving money to investing into my first MacBook pro. I started my journey into the unknown by making music on “GarageBand”. I know what you're thinking GarageBand? Well we all got to start somewhere! But what really made my transition into making music was going to my first local EDM show that my friend Roger was performing at. From that day forward I thought a lot differently about the electronic music scene, which really eased my way from making Metal into making EDM music. I started becoming more serious about making music by having my friend Roger show me the ropes into a software that he was using, which was "Ableton Live 8" at the time. Having a new software to learn was just the beginning as I spent 4-5 years looking up YouTube videos and teaching myself how to structure, mix, and create a track from scratch.



How would you describe your influences and how have they changed over the years? Do you feel that changing tastes over years as artistic growth? ?


My main influence at the time was Hucci and Stooki Sound. The song “Ball So Hard” made me want to make Trap music starting out. Later my taste started changing as I started to listen to artist’s such as Baauer, R.L. Grime, Bro Safari, Flume (main influence), Boombox Cartel, Borgore, Carnage, Ramzoid, Golden Features, Slumber Jack, Disclosure, and etc. These artists have changed my thought process into making music that doesn’t constrict my creative process. My music taste definitely changed over time as I started listening to genres other than Trap such as Dubstep, Riddim, Future Bass, and House. Taking influences from these genres has helped me become a better producer by opening my mind up to what I want my music to take inspirations from. Whenever I want to search for new music or artists I usually just go on Sound Cloud and look at the people I follow and what they post. It’s pretty random, but when I hear something that pleases my ears I follow them.




What´s new right now?


At the moment I’m spending all my time working on my EP that I’m putting out later this year! So make sure to watch out for that. I'll be moving out west for L.A. in a month to learn more about music production and engineering under RRFC (recording radio and film connection). I also just got on to “Kangaroo Booking’s” so I’ll be announcing shows coming up on my Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram page. I’ll be putting links below for music and pages to follow me at!


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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 number one mistake I made was not being humble and learning that you don't need equipment to be good. It's all about the knowledge that you learn overtime. So don't think you need all this fancy gear to be successful just need a good head on your shoulders.


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


Talk to your local promoters at a venue near you! I would go to shows locally and get to know the people that work there. What ever it takes to get your foot in the door.


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


My biggest challenge I had to overcome is structure. Starting out producing I did not know how to finish a song. What I still struggle with but have a good understanding is sound design. I've learned to overcome a lot of hurtles, but there is so much to learn about sound design that it takes years and patience to master.


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How do you promote yourself? Do you have any specific promotion tips for other musicians?



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We meet again in one year. What has changed?


In the next 12 months I see my self playing at shows and festivals inside and outside the country. Also working on another EP for next year. Hopefully working with some singers in the Los Angles area. Till then we just got to see(:


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http://www.facebook.com/knoxdaydream




http://www.facebook.com/knoxdaydream

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