This is going to be pretty long winded, so if you wanna skip the auto-biography, just go right ahead to my soundcloud or facebook page. =]
Well, I'm sure the majority of people around here have seen my dusty old 'My Music Production' thread. So here's the dizzle. I've been wanting to be a musician for most of my life but did not have an instrument till I was quite old. I learned the basics of piano, guitar and drums, but I no longer even have a guitar or piano, and have never owned drums.
So somewhere along the line I got a job at a dive bar as a karaoke DJ. I thought that it was a pretty cool deal. I got paid to play music that I love, and all I had to do was put up with lousy karaoke stars in between. Eventually I figured out that what I was doing (DJing) had an artform connected to it; beat matching, key matching and turntablism. I taught myself how to DJ like a professional (as opposed to some dive bar schlubb) and in time I was more qualified than any of the local DJs in the town I was living.
It did not take long for me to realize that I could be making my own music. I taught myself about sound production using Garageband, and after a year or so I graduated to using Ableton Live and Reaper (which are Digital Audio Workstations, for the music production-challenged...) I produced techno, and trance for starters, but then I started to get into this funky type of music when I was hearing producers like Bassnectar, Rusko and Mt Eden. I really liked this music. I heard of it before, but never put much thought into it. That music is dubstep.
So I learned everything I could about producing dubstep, through trial and error. After several years of fucking around on the computer, I decided I have to pursue my music career. Needless to say I'm a typical broke ass sales associate at a clothing store and I take university classes where I can. Ah, yes! The generic musician!
In any case, yeah. I've been producing dissonant filth for a few years now. You guys have heard some of what I've arranged in the past. So where am I today? What's up with my so-called music career? And why am I asking questions I already know the answers to?
Well to start with the last question, I'm just doing it for dramatic effect. Although, I'm not so sure how effective that method actually is. Secondly, I am living in Vancouver, trying to make a go of the strong dubstep scene in this city. Next, I am working on a free album which is going to show case my dissonant filth along with a DJ mix that will have 100% unheard material from various producers. Lastly, I am relatively close to landing a gig. I am promoting for a club event planner who specializes in dubstep and electrohouse events; which are the two genres I produce in. I have the opportunity to perform in June if my mix is good enough, so fingers crossed.
And where can you find my music? Either on my soundcloud page
or on my Facebook fan page
. Unfortunately it's not up for download at the moment. I want to save the downloads for when my free EP is finished (hopefully at the end of the month). You can preview all of the songs that are going on the album as they are produced, but to make things a little more interesting, I'm not putting the final versions of any of my songs up for listening. All you will get is near complete works in progress for now, and the finished product should be out for free by the end of the month.
Also yeah. Syrus may have some work show up on my mix, so that's kind of cool, yeah?
EDIT: Also, I heard through the grapevine that GenoPuff was asked to rap for one of my tunes. Just sayin'.