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#76: Monoverse on Persistence, Burning Out, and Grinding at a Career for 9 Years.

Show Notes: In this episode, I chat with an amazing trance producer known as Monoverse. Santos is a good friend of mine, and he was one of the first guests on the podcast over 2 years ago. In this episode, we break down how he's managed to struggle and grind for over 9 years. We discuss how he manages to stay persistent and how he's dealt with burnouts. We also talk about his new label, Parallels, which is a sub label under Future Sound of Egypt. Connect with Monoverse:...

Duration: 00:50:11

#75: Q&A with Sam Matla & Joey Suki (and How to Build Your Career)

Show Notes: This episode marks a historic moment for the podcast, as it's the first ever in-person interview for the show. The interview is with return guest Joey Suki, former world touring artist and current artist coach. I flew to the Netherlands to work with Joey on our latest course, Build Your Artist Career, and while there we recorded this episode. It's a Q&A episode, featuring a series of questions about finding the perfect mentor, where you should invest your money...

Duration: 00:46:55

74: Sam Matla on Starting a Business, His Most Influential Books, and Building Success as an Artist

A few weeks ago, my friend Serik (aka Hyperbits) reached out to me and proposed an idea: what if he interviewed me on the EDMProdcast? I loved the idea. So for this episode, I'm the one in the hot seat. We talk about a range of topics, such as my background, how and why I started EDMProd, my favorite books, my daily routine, and much more. Show Notes:

Duration: 00:54:34

#73: Willy Joy on Ignoring Trends, Starting a Movement, and How to Excel as a New Producer

In this episode, I have a chat with producer and fellow Podcaster Willy Joy. He's been in the industry for quite a while, working with acts like Major Lazer, Flosstradamus & A-Trak, releasing on labels such as Fools Gold and Firepower Records. Willy Joy offers expert on advice on topics such as networking, how to excel as a new producer, and where industry experts think the music industry is heading. Show notes: Connect with WIlly Joy @willyjoy

Duration: 00:49:21

#72: Vintage & Morelli on Songwriting, Industry Trends, and Balancing Success & Happiness

In this episode, I sit down with Vintage & Morelli. We talk about a range of topics, including his songwriting workflow, his thoughts on where the industry is going, and how to set big goals while not being intimidated. Connect: Vintage & Morelli - @vintageandmorelli Songs: Sweet Surrender (Intro) - Contrasts -

Duration: 00:33:34

#71: How to Add Human Groove and Feel to Your Music with Slynk

"You can get by without music theory, but you're going to sound like a tourist with a phrase book.”—Slynk In this episode, I chat with Evan Chandler, aka Slynk. He's a talented funk/glitch producer, as well as a well respected music educator. We chat about topics such as how he achieves his characteristic funk groove, fighting creative block, common beginner mistakes, and much more. Show Notes: Slynk: @slynk

Duration: 00:28:18

70: Ego, Berklee, and Working With BT: Lessons from Matt Lange

Berklee. Mau5trap. Matt Lange went from playing piano at age 5, to working with the renowned BT for a year. He also graduated from Berklee College of Music. Rare. Here are three things you'll learn in this episode: Why it's normal to have an ego as a successful artist (but what you need to do to keep it in check) The # 1 takeaway from working with BT for a year Two ways to break through creative block and enjoy making music gain And a bunch more. Matt Lange: @mattlange Shownotes:...

Duration: 00:50:43

69: Beating Depression and Launching a Career with ILIVEHERE.

In this episode, I sit with Tim Biesta, better know as ILIVEHERE. He's well known for his releases on San Holo's label bitbird. We talk about serious topics such as depression and dealing with self-doubt. Later, we dive into the techincal side of things, discussing some of the techniques he uses to achieve his characteristic sound. ILIVEHERE.: @iliveheremusic Show Notes:

Duration: 00:43:54

#68: Get Unstuck In Your Projects With This 4 Step Framework - Interview with Bass Kleph

In this interview I sit down with established producer Bass Kleph. He's been in the industry for nearly 2 decades, from being a drummer in a major label signed band to releasing on the biggest dance music labels. We talk about the difficulties of running a label, what to look out for in label contracts, and the benefits of having a coach or mentor. We also dive into his 4 step framework for writing and finishing songs. Bass Kleph - @basskleph and @taisunmusic Show Notes:

Duration: 00:48:10

#67: The #1 Thing You Need to Be a Full Time Artist — Advice from Bonnie X Clyde

In this interview, I sit down with producer/vocalist duo Bonnie X Clyde. We talk about the importance of planning your artist career, as well as how to connect with fans and grow a following. They’re open and honest about what it takes to break out in the music industry, offering the story of how they were able to make a career out of music. @bonniexclydeofficial Show Notes:

Duration: 00:52:02

#66: How to Make Your Artistic Vision a Reality — Lessons From Au5

In this interview, I sit down with producer Au5. We talk about how he got his start in the industry, how he built connections, and how he found his voice as a solo artist . We also dive into the technical side of production, covering his workflow, sound design, and drum processing. Show Notes:

Duration: 00:52:16

65: Q&A Episode - Making Money, Balancing Work & Music, and Learning Sound Design

In this episode, I sit down with EDMProd's Product Manager Connor, author of the Ableton Workflow Bible. We take on some questions about topics such as making a living off of music, making music while working full time, and the real way to learn sound design.

Duration: 01:07:14

#64: KJ Sawka On Building Connections, Struggling to Make a Living, and Working With Rob Swire

In this episode, I sit down with legendary drummer KJ Sawka. We talk about what how he got his start in the industry, his advice on how to breakthrough in today’s crowded scene, and what it is like to work with Rob Swire (Pendulum/Knife Party). We also talk about why he turned down a full ride from the Berklee School of Music, and how he crafted his own music curriculum. Find out more about KJ Sawka:

Duration: 00:52:09

#63: Said The Sky on Workflow, Collaborating with Seven Lions, and His Live Setup

In this episode, I sit down with the extremely talented producer Said the Sky. We talk about a range of topics, including his workflow, why he left Berklee School of Music, the struggles of going full-time, and how to approach bigger artists. Find out more about Said The Sky: Show Notes:

Duration: 00:50:16

#62: Ian Shepherd: The Loudness War - How to Fight It Properly

I sit down with mastering engineer and blogger Ian Shepherd to talk about the loudness problem in today's publishing industry, how to combat it, and whether mastering is worth learning as a bedroom producer. Find out more about Ian Shepherd: Read full show notes:

Duration: 00:57:26

#61: Rick Snoman - Taking Music Production Seriously

In this interview, I talk to Rick Snoman, widely acclaimed producer, ghost producer, and author of the Dance Music Manual. If you know who Rick is, you’ll know he’s been around for a while. The Dance Music Manual was first published in 2004 and continues to be the “go-to” book for electronic music producers looking to get into the craft. In this interview, we talk about a range of stuff including: - How limitation breeds creativity - Why you need to stop putting so much pressure on...

Duration: 00:38:12

#60: Blowing Up, Burning Out, and Pivoting to a New Career: The Story of Joey Suki

Winning a DJ contest set everything in motion for Joey Suki, who went on to tour the world, playing his own music to thousands of fans. But it got to the point where he didn't enjoy it. Not only didn't he enjoy it, it almost destroyed him. This is a story about success, burnout, and reinvention. Learn more about EDM Foundations:

Duration: 00:30:33

#59: Frequent on the Painful Process of Producing an Album

In this episode, I sit down with Frequent to talk album creation, dealing with producer envy, why you need to be patient as an artist, and much more. Learn more about EDM Foundations: Full show notes:

Duration: 01:17:39

#57: Arcane Echo - The 'Snapshot' Problem, Bad Managers, Advice for Smart Artists, and Much More

Josh Jett, better known as Arcane Echo, is a button-pushing producer and performer based in Brisbane Australia. In this episode, you’ll hear about Josh’s history with Australian mega-duo Mash’d ‘n’ Kutcher (and why he left the group). You’ll gain insights into the dark side of the music industry (it’s not all sunshine and rainbows). And you’ll also gain a more realistic view of what it really takes to make it in today’s industry (and whether you should even strive to do so). We cover a ton...

Duration: 02:42:44

#56: Amidy on Telling Stories Through Music

In this episode, I sit down with Nolan Atkins, better known as Amidy to talk about storytelling through music, comparing yourself to others, and the importance of learning music theory. Read full show notes + takeaways:

Duration: 00:50:49

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