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Feels & Vibes


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


Feels & Vibes is a project developed by 2 friends in early 2016 who were both getting into house music around the time of meeting. The mutual love for groovy basslines and hard hitting 4 on the floor beats made this duo a perfect match. The team consists of Teague, a DJ and Producer who had come up in the EDM explosion of the early 2010 scene, and who was just starting to understand what house music was, and Curtis, an avid guitar player and ex beat maker.

Curtis and I started hanging out every weekend, playing beer pong and listening to varied house mixes, since it was a new genre to us everything sounded so new and fresh, it was an exciting time! I had already been DJing for a couple years and just getting into producing at the time, and I've always had a love for teaching this I enjoyed doing myself, I figured this was a perfect time to get someone into DJing, and who better than someone I could enjoy house music with. And so that started the Duo that is now Feels & Vibes. Luckily around that time I just started DJing a local bar, which gave us an outlet to learn, practice, and find new music. We ended up playing that place for close to 6 months. We mostly played Deep and Future House during the afternoon since it was a chill venue, but we threw in some Tech House before we even knew what it was haha. If anyone else remembers the first time they heard Claude Vonstrokes "Make A Cake", you'll understand the feeling we had upon first listening. Such a weird song, but so bouncy and catchy at the same time, we were repeating, "We can make a cake…" all day, every day!

So upon diving deeper into the Tech House world, finding artists like Shiba San, Ardalan, Justin Martin, and other Dirty Bird artists, we started playing out more and more of that sound. This was also around the time we found G-House, and what is now popularized as Bass House, you know, that AC Slater/Night Bass sound. Which started shaping the Feels & Vibes sound. Our sets consisting of Dirtybird classics, UK Garage influenced 4/4 bangers, and sometimes during bush festivals, or as some know as Doofs, we would play the 4-6am slots and play some upbeat deep house vibes, from artists like EDX, Nora En Pure, and Croatia Squad.

In the past 2 years we've more finely tuned our sound for each set, aiming to please the event attendees with remixes of popular house tracks, interesting mashups and edits, as well as our own productions. We're always digging in the small music labels collections looking for those special tracks or those new up and comers. We especially like finding awesome remixes from unheard of artists, because everyone's heard the original mixes of the tracks we play, but throwing in a new remix that no one has heard is a great feeling.


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


Our influences have changed over the past 2 years, starting with artists on the No Definition label, that up beat yet chill deep house vibe. Then developing a more US tech/g house vibe. Now trying to produce some UK Garage/UK House style stuff. You can't really put a label on our music, we like so many different sounds and styles that it all gets blended into this weird mess that we love to make. We don't want to be put into a genre or category, or to have a second alias to produce under, so we just say we make "House" and can guarantee that our music or our live sets will be in the form of modern House music. And I think thats why our fans like us so much, we're like open format DJs but open to anything in the House umbrella, call it, an "Open House" haha.


What´s new right now?


Right now we're working on a few originals, we're undecided if we want to do a big EP of varied genre tracks, or a couple smaller genre specific EPs and releases, we'll just decide once all the tracks are done! Apart from that we're constantly working on new remixes. Myself I love remixing tracks, because its like lego, you're given all the pieces and have an idea what the final design could look like, but at the same time you hear something different in the original track and you just have to create your own vision. I admit im not the best sound designer, so hearing others sounds and being able to take those, manipulate, and rearrange those sounds into something new is just really appealing to me. Thats probably why we have like 6 unreleased remixes right now ha ha ha.

In terms of shows, we're part of a local event team, and we play any house or garage related events that come up with them. We're also in the works of getting in with a couple other local groups to play their shows and play along some of the best talent in the city! Our biggest show to date happened at the end of festival season last year, playing at Motion Notion Music Festival in Golden BC Canada, had a solid turnout and we're hoping to be asked back to play the main stage this year! If you're in Canada and want to book us you can check our social media links below!

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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 YOUR RESEARCH!
Start at the beginning of music production, the DAW. Learn it inside and out before you attempt to get creative, not knowing will only hinder your creativity. This also includes the steps to get your track from the basics of the creativity stage all the way to mixing and mastering.


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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?


Social Media, Soundcloud, Mixcloud, Local Bookings


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


“We'll record a new mix to showcase the new music and play it in our live dj sets.


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


Listen. Use your ears. If something doesn't sound exactly how you imagined it or it doesn't sound cohesive and nice, fix it. Don't ignore small sound issues. EQ everything, even if the sound you're working with sounds good on its own it may not in the mix, there could be excess low end frequencies messing up with your bass line or kick, so making sure each sound is properly EQ'd from the start will save you time and effort in the future, and you wont be stressing about why something sounds the way it does later on.


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


A track is never finished, you can only give up on trying to perfect it.

Don't let this worry you, design a song to the best of your ability, and when you've finished the track (and by finish I mean creatively), bounce it to stems, mix it, then master (or send it to be mixed and mastered).

You should always aim to have the track finished once you start laying out your sounds and building the song. Don't design your drums and bass line one week and move on to your next drum and bass line idea leaving your previous idea to sit and get stale. Develop the track on top of it. Keep designing till it sounds good. Soon you'll be able to produce an entire tracks parts in one sitting. Then you can quickly get on the fine tuning, mixing, then mastering.

Why when you finish the creative part should you bounce your track? Because then you won't be distracted by the ability to change things when you're trying to mix the record. If you have access to change things you may never stop! So bounce your stems and get that track mixed!


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We meet again in one year. What has changed?



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http://www.soundcloud.com/feelsandvibesmusic

http://www.facebook.com/feelsandvibes

http://www.mixcloud.com/feelsandvibesmusic

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