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Stephield


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


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


Music has always been a big part of my life. I am an artist from the Netherlands who produces dance music nowadays. Under the name Stephield I am trying to make my way up in the world of music. I started producing at the age of 26, and now I am 27. One might say that's a bit late to start, but I've always kept myself busy with making music since a young age on the guitar.
After starting to make electronic music I felt like this is what I want to do. And after a bit longer than a year it's been a great experience. Currently I'm following school for audio engineer/producer, which gives me a lot of different perspectives in music. And it really helps that there are a lot of people around me with the same interests. And like I said, it has been a great year and I'm really looking forward to what else this journey is going to bring me.


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


My biggest influence in music has always been Linkin Park. Since a very young age I've been a big, big fan of them, and still am. That was also the reason I picked up the guitar, and wanted to develop my skills in music making. When I got older, at around the age 16/17, I started going out and listened to a lot of electronic music. Dance and Hardstyle have always been my favourite in that. My biggest influence in electronic music has got to be Laidback Luke. Not just because of his music, but also the way he is. In my opinion he has meant a lot to the EDM world. This is why he's a big influence on me. As for other artists who I think are such great producers are, to name a few, KSHMR, Deadmau5 and Dyro. So you could say the way I make my music has changed a lot over the years, but I still get a lot of inspiration (if not most) by other music than dance.


What´s new right now?


Januari 26th I will be releasing one of my new songs on Soundcloud. This is a song that you'd like very much if you're into some heavy dance music. If you want to make sure you don't miss one of my songs, I always let people know on Facebook when a new release is out.

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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?


Do not focus on one sound. Focus on the entire picture. A sound can be great on its own, or be really BAD on its own, but in context it can be just what you're looking for.


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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?



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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?


Before you start a track, it's really beneficial to have certain things ready in your DAW, before you even start composing a new track. What I mean is certain routing, delays and reverbs you are probably going to use, different busses for different types of instruments. This can really help your workflow, as your brain can now focus more on the creative stuff, which is what makes music so great in my opinion.
Also, if a sound doesn't sound good to you, don't think ''I'll just fix that in the mixing process later.'' If you have a sound that already fits your track, mixing is going to be a piece of cake! And again, now you can let your creativity all out on the track!


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



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We meet again in one year. What has changed?



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https://soundcloud.com/stephield

https://www.facebook.com/Stephieldofficial/

http://www.twitter.com/DjStephield

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