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St4bility


Read the St4bility Interview below and share it on social media.


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


Hello everyone! My name is St4bility (pronounced "Stability"). I am a small artist based in San Francisco, who's just trying to move up in the world. I mainly produce various EDM genres (e.g. Dubstep, Electro, etc.) but you will see me branch out into other kinds of music as well every so often. Many people say my music sounds like it came straight out of 2012. If you want to get a good sense of what my music is like, I recommend the "Best of St4bility" playlist to start!
https://soundcloud.com/st4bility/sets/welcome
And if any of my music appeals to you, it's all downloadable for free!


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


As I was starting out back in 2014, I was mainly inspired by music from the artists on Monstercat, especially Nitro Fun, Tristam, and Mitchell Claxton. However, later on in my music career I began listening to different music, and my style changed accordingly. Among my favorite artists at the moment are Getsix, Shadient, Similar Outskirts, and Righten.


What´s new right now?


On Christmas 2017 I released the Nuclear EP, which I believe is my biggest and best creation yet.
https://soundcloud.com/st4bilty/sets/nuclear
In addition, I have a new compilation album coming out soon, so keep an eye out for that!

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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?



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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 biggest mistake I've made while starting out was trying to write original songs with no knowledge of scales and chords. All of the songs I made that way had composition that was all over the place, and very few notes and chords were coherent. If you want to write your own music, or even if you're remixing a song, I think knowing at least the basics of scales is an absolute must. If you don't mind being judged by your fellow artists, C Major/A Minor is a good key to start writing in, but if you really don't want to be mocked for using super basic keys, try F Major/D Minor or G Major/E Minor. As you get better at composing, you can eventually continue to branch out into more complex keys.
Also, if you want to write a melody really fast, the pentatonic scales are a super useful tool. You can look all this up; there are people who can explain it way better than I can.


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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?


The best way to promote yourself that I've found is to just send your music to as many labels or promoters as you can. However, the distinction between a promoter and a label is important, especially for a musician like myself, who self-releases (releasing music that isn't signed by any particular label) his stuff.
When signing a song to a label, that label will hold some of the rights to the song. Nowadays, however, a lot of them are pretty lenient; most of them will just hold the distribution rights and let the artist do whatever else they please with the song.
A promoter, on the other hand, doesn't take any of the rights to the song; they simply repost or upload it on their channel to give it more exposure.


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


My main strategy for getting my music heard is as follows: Just. Share. It. Everywhere. The more people you can convince to listen to it, the more followers you'll be likely to pick up. You can send it to your friends online, maybe play it in the car during a road trip, or if you find a community that you think will be interested, share it there!


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


I feel as though lately my production quality has been stagnating when I really want to improve it. The way I've been overcoming this obstacle is by listening to music that I find to be better than mine, and figuring out what it is about that music that makes it that way. Then, I do my best to replicate the production techniques I heard.


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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?


As hard as it may be sometimes, listen to other people's music. If the song makes you think to yourself "Yep, I quit!" then that's even better. Once you have that, change that "Yep, I quit!" to a "How does he do that?" and then look for answers to that question. When you finally find those answers, you'll have learned something new or given a new edge to knowledge that you already had.


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


If you have trouble finishing a track, whatever you do, do not scrap it, especially if you think you're onto something.
I can actually give a really specific example of this. My song Hazard actually stemmed from an idea that was 8 months old by the time I had released it.
Back when I first created the project I had made a wobble synth with a triplet pattern, but I couldn't create anything more than the drop. I saved the project because I knew I wanted to expand on it, but over the course of that 8 months I didn't have any ideas. I tweaked it a few times here and there, but that was about it.
https://soundcloud.com/st4bility/old-hazard
Fast forward to a later date and I'm sitting on Reason like I always do, experimenting with FM synthesis. Once again, I create a growl with a triplet pattern. However, what got me was that it had a 4OTF drum pattern at 144BPM, exactly like the older version of the project. So I decided to copy the patterns from the older project over, transpose it from C Minor to E Minor, and I realized that with a few tweaks it fit perfectly.
After a couple more months, Hazard was complete.
https://soundcloud.com/st4bility/hazard
I had so little faith that I'd expand on the original idea that I thought I would be putting it in a WIP RIP reel. And yet, here we are!


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We meet again in one year. What has changed?



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https://www.soundcloud.com/st4bility

https://www.twitter.com/st4bilitymusic

https://clyp.it/user/go35a4yt

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