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luke.


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


Hey, guys! I'm Luke. I'm a 15 year old producer and DJ from New Jersey. I understand how hard life can be for everyone, and I think that music is a great way to help people get through it. I make lush future bass and lofi hip hop that makes you think about the smaller things in life. Sometimes the smaller things are the things that can make you the happiest.

https://soundcloud.com/yesthisis-luke/the-rain


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


I'm influenced by lots of indie electronic and alternative rock artists, such as DROELOE, San Holo, Porter Robinson, Puppet, Deon Custom, Joji, Twenty One Pilots, Relient K, Grabbitz, and so on. Anything that makes you think about the depths of human emotion, nature, or leaves you feeling content is something I adore. As far as personal tastes, I'll listen to pretty much any genre of music as long as the artist displays their talent in it. Besides electronic and alternative rock, I also enjoy jazz, folk, reggae, punk, and even classical sometimes.


What´s new right now?


I recently released a song called 'regret.' It's about all the scrambling a person can do to rectify their mistakes even when they know that the damage has already been done.

https://soundcloud.com/yesthisis-luke/regret

I'm also releasing a new song in about a week that's a bit more upbeat, be on the lookout for it! As far as the rest of this year, I'm planning to do some tracks with vocals by me and a few friends, as well as some guitar. I might try to release an album this summer with those projects, as well as a few collabs.

I'm also playing my first DJ set on March 10th, at BoonTunes! If you can make it out I'd love to see you there!

https://www.google.com/maps/place/BoonTunes/@40.9050629,-74.4128127,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c3089cbd7eee05:0x9de91008e8097688!8m2!3d40.9050589!4d-74.410624

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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 am obsessed with Twenty One Pilots. I remember around 2016 there were lots of rabid fangirls around my school, and I decided to check them out if their fans were this devoted to them. I eventually listened to their album 'Vessel' front-to-back, and I loved it. Their sound was extremely unique, incorporating alternative rock, electronic, and rap. Their mission was to tell the people who were hurting that it will be okay, and that they aren't the only ones struggling with their mentality and life. Tyler and Josh are very affable, kind people, as well, and all these things combined make for an amazing listening experience and the artists themselves are great role models.


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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?


I first started making music when I was twelve or thirteen years old, and it was awful. I casually threw in samples wherever I wanted. When there were melodies, they made no sense. I had five drums loops on top of one another. I showed this stuff to my friends a lot, and while they didn't really say anything to me about it, I'm sure they thought I was dumb for throwing random crap into a DAW and thinking it was cool. If you're new to making music, I'd say that you should educate yourself first. Whether that means learning how to use your DAW, researching what goes into good sound design, or even taking a course on music theory, it will help to give you direction when actually sitting down and writing music. Don't be afraid to fail, though! Failure helps you grow.


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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?


My friends recommend me music a lot, and I often swim through different Spotify playlists and collect songs that I enjoy. I then check out the artists later. If a lot of people are talking about a certain artist, I'll check out their music, and if I like it, I'll become a fan of that artist! I also follow lots of music labels like Monstercat, Bitbird, Shred Collective, and 88rising.


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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?


Experiment. Make music in genres that are out of your comfort zone. Find a sample you like and make something goofy with it. When you fool around with different sounds and ideas, it gives you good practice with different forms of sound design and mixing. It also wipes your mind clean if you were trying too hard to finish up another project.


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


If you're struggling with finding what you want for your "drop," just remember that there doesn't have to be one. Adding more and more layers (as long as it still sounds good) can be a cool way to build a track.

If you're struggling with making an intro or outro, just think about what story you want to tell! Use weird, ambient, foley samples if need be. Find pads you like, and think of good ways to incorporate the melody.


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We meet again in one year. What has changed?



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http://www.soundcloud.com/yesthisis-luke

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