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Josu Mämmi


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


I'm an electronic music artist/dj/sound designer, and I make and release music and sounds. My background is in drumming and playing in bands while always producing music on the side, but lately I have gravitated way more towards electronic dance music (minimalist techno and -house being the biggest influences). Though I have been very fortunate to make music my living for the past years, there is a constantly growing urge in me to reach an artistic freedom in my work. To me modern club and dance music is the perfect combination of function and art. In the near future I complement my music releases with sample packs for fellow producers.


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


My influences are very diverse ranging from experimental avant garde contemporary music to Chris Rea. There have been many different phases in my music taste (such as funk-, jazz- , metal- , drum and bass- , reneissance- and trance -phases) but there are some genres that have always stayed close to my heart. I got very much into house while still pre-teen and that led me to techno later on. And as a typical finn I have recognized minimalism to be very appealing to me in several different artforms and musical genres. So these are the main influences in my music in general. Lately I have tried to implement the colourful sounds of 80's and 90's to my productions in a fresh and original manner. Just because they seem to inspire me right now.


What´s new right now?


I just released a single called Organized Planning on my Self-Help Series label. It got killer support from a-Trak, Richie Hawtin, Carl Craig and Sasha among many others. The next release is coming December 6th, an EP called Planning The Sale (Self-Help Series) and it has already got support from Sam Feldt, Roger Sanchez, Danny Tenaglia etc. So big things are happening right now, I feel blessed! In January you can expect the first sample pack to hit the stores. And it's all about hihats and funk ?

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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?


I'm a superfan of prince. He was a genius and the possibly the bravest artist ever. I can't believe what he pulled off back in the days. He was on another level and touched so many other artists.


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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?


Biggest mistake was to jump into things too fast before working on my craft. Things take time and it's alright.


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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?



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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?


My biggest challenge right now is to find myself as a social media user. I need to find the right way to channel my thoughts and perceptions in an interesting way to the world.


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How do you personally discover new music?



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



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


Find a good rhythm to make music. I like to make mausic every noon before going to work or takling my to do -list. That way I have my mind as clear as possible so I can find new ideas. Also, finish what you start so that you can bounce it out and put in a folder with other demos to listen to. That way you can enjoy your own work easily ? Also, it is crucial to practice every stage of production from start to finish.


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


I arranging seems hard, load a track of your liking to your daw and map out the arrangement in it. Then work your track to fit that arrangement. Then a quick mix (on speakers and headphones, check mono, listen quietly), quick demo-master and export. Don't overthink it.


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We meet again in one year. What has changed?



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http://www.josumammi.com

https://soundcloud.com/josumammi

http://www.facebook.com/josumammi

http://www.twitter.com/josumammi

https://josumammi.bandcamp.com

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