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Freddie Fabian


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


Hi there!
I am a classically trained pianist. I started piano and music theory when I was 5 years old, and studied that for about 13 years.
I have a somewhat eclectic taste in music, ranging from 1940's Big Band to Prokofiev and Trance.
From an early age, I always dreamed of being able to produce electronic music.
I attended a music school for a few years – studying electronic music production, orchestration and recording engineering.
I acquired some critical skills and tools when it comes to boosting creativity and producing. I am now working primarily in my home studio producing for clients, as well as producing my own music and teaching classical piano in between.
I operate in many different genres, ranging from Bossa Nova to Liquid Trap to Classical scoring.
I ultimately feel that Deep House and Trance are my calling, and so I am now pushing ahead to get my own projects finished, and try to give people that intense emotional lift which I experience when listening to quality music.
Based upon these wise words from Deadmau5: " If you can impact one person with your music then it is pretty much worth it.”


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


I initially started on a rich diet of Bach and Mozart, so I guess that my first point of reference when composing is always from a classical standpoint – at least to begin with… (I may just bounce off John Murphy or Akira Yamaoka when I feel the need)
I had an all round exposure to a lot of the pop music from the 70's, 80's and 90's but didn't really feel any connection with most of it. Instead, I used to go through my granddad's collection of Glen Miller. There was some pop music from the 2000's that I really liked because it contained elements of things that I could connect with emotionally, but it was never quite what I was searching for.
When music like Trance and Drum&Bass started becoming more mainstream on the radio, I was hooked. The melodic breakdowns, heavier drum sounds, syncopated back-beat rhythms, synth sounds and special effects being used, was quite eye opening to me.
I started to explore the possibilities with basic software like eJay in an attempt to create my own tracks. I found that the utilities provided by free software were somewhat limited, and my lack of technical knowledge was a hindrance to making professional sounding mixes.
I would say that my main tastes now are Bach and Chopin, along with Deep House, D&B, Dubstep and Liquid Trap.


What´s new right now?


I finished a single called "Elemental Thread" last year and that appears to have received some positive feedback which is great!
https://soundcloud.com/freddie-fabian/elemental-thread-master-5
I have a House track or two in the making. I expect that they will be done within the next couple of months. Since I'm not a performer, I don't do gigs or anything like that, although the idea of playing live with Ableton or even as a high-end DJ still greatly appeals to me. You never know…

Feel free to get in touch! I love meeting/speaking with other musicians. Nothing fuels my brain more than having intellectual discussions about music.

You can catch my flying bits of noise and sonic activity on my SoundCloud, Twitter and Instagram pages:
https://soundcloud.com/freddie-fabian
https://twitter.com/DUB_FRED
https://www.instagram.com/dubfred28/

Thank you!

Freddie

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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?


Superfan of Virtual Riot and Deadmau5. For sound design, musicality and quality of production.


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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?


Wanted loudness and didn't have enough technical skills to get the results I wanted. Never referenced to enough material.


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



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Do you have good promotion tips for other musicians?


I try to massage social media or get attention by having some solid publicity from a label or fellow musician/DJ.


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



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


Understanding the concept of a good mix and song structure. Still a process.


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How do you personally discover new music?


I explore my favorite labels on SoundCloud/YouTube, as well as keeping in touch with friends around the world who are avid explorers in many genres.


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


“Email/WhatsApp


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


Try to get some good basic knowledge in music theory and mixing. When the information is presented appropriately, you will utilize it in the best way possible and your productivity will excel.


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


If it's not working, go look at something else for a bit and then take a holistic approach. Don't try to find a single path that's not been paved yet. Just bounce off what you've done, and see if exposing some additional random element induces you to take a step further.


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We meet again in one year. What has changed?


I hope to have some of my recent projects completed, and submit them to labels.


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https://soundcloud.com/freddie-fabian

https://www.facebook.com/dubfredmusic/?ref=br_rs

https://twitter.com/EphJayMusic

https://ephjay.bandcamp.com/

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