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Henrik Underwood


Read the Henrik Underwood Interview below and share it on social media.


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


So, there isn't a lot to say about me, I'm just a 17 years old producer based in Italy.
I started playing around with FL Studio in 2013 and I spent around 2 years to understand how it works, then in 2015 I started making my first serious tracks, but I have never felt mine the genres I made. In the late 2015/early 2016 I went into the Hard House game.
Last year was a very good year in terms of releases and support and I hope this one will be even better.
Here you can find my latest release, the first one of 2018.


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


Well, over the years my tastes and influences changed radically. I started making music because of Martin Garrix and at the time he was my reference and I wanred to be like him. Then I realized I was going to become another producer like everyone else if I continued this way.
I wanted to be different and while browsing for new tracks to add to my playlist, I came across a channel called KeepMusicLowkey. It had lots of Hard House tracks, I felt in love with that genre so I gave it a try and now it's what I'm into.
The thing that makes me sad is that this genre, nowadays, is not produced as much as it was before.
Expect lots of Hard House from me this year! Let's bring it back!


What´s new right now?


I have lots of tracks ready for this year and I'm also working on something new for me.
In case you want to know more about my next releases i warmly suggest you to visit my Facebook page.
http://facebook.com/henrikunderwood

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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 made, and I am still making is to overwork my own stuff. I often work on stuff that already sounds good and I often end up ruining it.
My advice for all the newcomers is to be confident and avoid overworking your stuff.


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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 goal was to have a track on Harsh Records and I was very proud when the track came out because i accomplished my dream and i was doing some charity for the victims of the earthquake in México.
If you want you can check the track and the whole album here and if you want you can even buy that.


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How do you personally discover new music?


I just check my favourite promo channels every day hoping for new uploads. The ones I follow the most are Hard Nation, KeepMusicLowkey and Bang The house.


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


“I just repost stuff I like on my soundcloud, so my followers can check them out if they want.


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


Other than regular practise, I think that the best think you have to do is to watch tutorials on YouTube.
I strongly suggest you to check Zen World's channel, he uploads lots of sound design tutorial, and Michael Phase's channel, he uploads a lot of tutorials about Hard Dance in general and he gives away free projects too, so you can learn by exploring them


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


Ahahah, it had been my Achille's heel for ages, but i have some tips for you:
1- Don't overwork your stuff:
As i said before, if you overwork your stuff, you are most likely to ruin what already sounded good and it kills both productivity and quality.
2- Be confident:
Don't be afraid to show the world your stuff, click on that "export" button and start sending as private link to your closest friends asking them for feedbacks. Be sure that the feedbacks are honest and that they aren't negative only because of jealousy.
3- Dealing with feedbacks:
One thing i learned is that not every feedback is 100% honest, that's why i share my unfinished stuff only to my closest friends in the game because i know they will give me a honest and detailed feedback on how to get better.
Remember that not every feedback is positive, you can even get negative feedbacks and you mustn't let them shoot you down, take them as something that motivates you to get better.


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We meet again in one year. What has changed?



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http://www.soundcloud.com/henrikunderwood

http://www.facebook.com/henrikunderwood

https://open.spotify.com/artist/4zFfJMXfl8Jxm68qQ8wGIg

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