Discovering the Sonic Odyssey: My Dive into Electronic Music
My adventure into electronic music came from a simple love for sounds and how they come together. It all started when a friend asked if I could contribute some music to his new label. I thought, 'Why not?' and that's where my blend of beatmaking and dreamy electronic vibes began.
Influences That Set My Path: From Hip Hop to Modular Synths
My musical roots run deep in hip hop. Artists like J Dilla, Madlib, and DJ Premier have always captured my attention with their beats. But beyond that, the creative genius of Flying Lotus and Thundercat has been a guiding light for me. Around 2016, I got hooked on modular synths and started building my own setup, which really shaped my sound.
Crafting Sounds in My Sanctuary: How a Track Takes Shape
My studio is my sanctuary. I usually kick things off by creating a drum pattern on my MPC. Then, I grab my guitar, which is my go-to instrument, and start working on chords. The magic happens when these elements come together. I don't overthink it – I often hit record on the first or second take. I believe in capturing the rawness of the moment. And everything you hear, from drums to synths, is played live.
Bringing Emotions to Life: The Soul of My Soundscapes
I don't set out to convey a specific theme, but my music often leans towards introspection. There's a calmness in my tracks that I hope resonates with listeners, offering a peaceful escape. In a chaotic world, music can be a form of meditation, and I try to capture that essence. If my music can spread kindness and empathy, then I've achieved something beautiful.
Turning Points and Musical Milestones: The Story of "Collins Avenue"
One moment that stands out for me is when "Collins Avenue" made it onto Spotify's Lofi Beats and Amazon's Lo-Fi Hip Hop playlists. It was like a nod to the fact that people were enjoying what I was creating. That recognition meant a lot to me.
Nurturing a Unique Sound: Challenges and Lessons
Crafting my unique sound has been a natural progression. It's grown over time as I've explored different influences. But in the world of electronic music, there's always a temptation to try new things. Balancing innovation with staying true to my style can be a juggling act, but it's a challenge I enjoy.
Looking to the Sonic Future: Where My Music Is Headed
As technology keeps evolving and electronic music keeps changing, I see myself exploring live performances as Analog Traveler. There's also a pull towards more experimental projects, maybe using modular gear. I have tons of ideas; it's just a matter of finding the time to bring them to life.
Keep an ear out for new tracks coming this fall. I've also recently dropped a remix that was a lot of fun to work on, hinting at more to come. I'm not just a traveler in sound; I'm an explorer of the sonic unknown, ready to paint the airwaves with my unique colors.
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