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Weekly episodes with electronic music producers, engineers, and music industry experts. Hosted by Connor O'Brien and Sam Matla.

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Weekly episodes with electronic music producers, engineers, and music industry experts. Hosted by Connor O'Brien and Sam Matla.

    #117: Songwriting, Live Performance, and Mixing with Anomalie

    #117: Songwriting, Live Performance, and Mixing with Anomalie

    Show Notes: edmprod.com/117

    This week, Anomalie sat down to chat on the EDM Prodcast. Anomalie is a classically trained keyboardist and producer based in Montreal, Canada. He’s well known for his jazz and classical inspired electronic productions, as well as his viral live performance videos.

    Anomalie talks about his unique musical upbringing, discussing how he pivoted from his classically trained background to producing electronic music. He had a non-linear journey from musical school to launching the Anomalie project, from playing in a house jazz band to doing commercial writing. He discusses how he got into production and how he developed his production skills to the point they’re at now.

    On the production side, Anomalie explains the unique four step writing workflow he uses in the studio. He talks about the various roles a producer serves, and how he separates the writing, production, and mixing of a track. On his North American tour last year, Anomalie did a 1-hour masterclass before each show diving into his production, writing, and live performance setup. He summarizes what he covered in these masterclasses, discussing the main takeaways his students left with.

    We also discuss how he built his first connections in the music industry, his approach to developing and writing an album, and how he deals with creative block. It’s refreshing to hear that someone as musically literate as Anomalie also deals with creative block, and he offers some great advice on the subject.

    Connect with Anomalie:

    Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/anomaliebeats
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anomaliebeats
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/anomaliebeats
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anomaliebeats/
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2ev6Cd0yJVCcpf2zezEQ8Z

    • 59 min
    #116: Keeping Music Fun and Using Analogue Synths with Teen Daze

    #116: Keeping Music Fun and Using Analogue Synths with Teen Daze

    Show notes: edmprod.com/116

    This week, Jamison aka Teen Daze jumped on the podcast. Known for his ambient and soothing approach to electronic music, Teen Daze has been making music for over a decade.

    We dive into his background and how he made a lot of music by just having fun with the process, and how that helped him reach a higher standard of music over time. During this process, he also talks about things he wishes he did, like set a plan in order for what he wants to achieve.

    Later we get more technical and talk about his studio setup, including a few of his favourite synths and plugins that he uses, like the Korg M1. We dive into how you can use existing sounds in new contexts to inspire creativity and inform your own sound as an artist.

    He ends the podcast by talking about some upcoming projects for film and book, as well as new music as Teen Daze and his dance-oriented side project, Pacific Coliseum.

    Connect with Teen Daze:

    Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/teendaze
    Facebook: facebook.com/teendaze
    Twitter: twitter.com/teendaze
    Instagram: instagram.com/teendaze

    • 1h 38 min
    #115: Maintaining A Long Career in the Music Industry with Morgan Page

    #115: Maintaining A Long Career in the Music Industry with Morgan Page

    Show notes: edmprod.com/115

    Morgan Page's Footprints Remix Package: https://ARMAS1682.lnk.to/FR

    This week, Morgan Page sat down to chat on the EDM Prodcast. Morgan Page is an electronic music veteran with hits like The Longest Road and a solid discography of remixes for big name artists like deadmau5 and Flight Facilities. Beyond his music, he's known for running the MP Quick Tips page on Twitter, where he offers out advice he's learned over his decades of experience in the industry.

    Over his years in the music industry, Morgan has seen a lot of shifts in the way music is written/produced, how it is marketed and how people have adapted. An increase in quantity can be good, but quality can be hard to find, both in music and in music education. He shares his perspectives on this and also his own struggles with music even to this day.

    Beyond this, Morgan talks about recent developments in the music production gear space and how he uses this equipment to improve his music in his own unique way. He finishes on some upcoming projects that you should definitely keep an eye on.

    Connect with Morgan Page:

    Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/morganpage
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/morganpage/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/morganpage
    MP Quick Tips: https://twitter.com/mpquicktips
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/morganpage/

    • 1h 7 min
    #114: Growing Your Brand and Finding Your Niche with Asher Postman

    #114: Growing Your Brand and Finding Your Niche with Asher Postman

    Show notes: edmprod.com/114

    This week, Asher Postman sat down to chat on the EDM Prodcast. Asher Postman has released on labels such as Armada Music and is well known for his viral YouTube remix videos. His Walmart Yodeling Kid [Trap Remix] video has over 20 million views on YouTube, and his Dubai Was Lit [Trap Remix] video has over 10 million views.

    Every artist project needs an entry point, and after years at failing the Soundcloud game, Asher turned to Facebook and YouTube videos to jumpstart his growth. This worked well, and now he’s making a living off of music and releasing on top labels. Given Asher Postman’s unique entry into the music industry, this episode is both insightful and refreshing.

    We dive deep into Asher’s background, discussing the struggles and failures he experienced early on. He talks about how he dealt with that rejection, and how he came to terms with the incredibly low odds there are to succeed as an artist. We then get into his inspiration for creating his first comedy video, and how with a minimal following and $7 in Facebook ads that first video reached over a million views.

    We look at how he grew from that first video, establishing a core fanbase that enabled him to make a living off of music. We also discuss the direction for his artist project and how his YouTube channel fits into his vision for the Asher Postman brand. Later on, we discuss how to stay both productive and sane on social media, tips for avoiding music burnout, and Asher’s best advice for new producers.

    Connect with Asher Postman:

    Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/asher-postman
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/asherpostmanmusic
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiZs2DmLnyunAf9tQrZoXLg
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/asherpostman/

    • 53 min
    #113: Making More Creative and Experimental Music with Zes

    #113: Making More Creative and Experimental Music with Zes

    Show Notes: edmprod.com/113

    This week, Zes sat down to chat on the EDM Prodcast. Zes is Dutch producer known for his futuristic and experimental electronic productions. He’s released music on labels such as Cloudkid, Fog Mountain, and The Sound You Need.

    We talk about Zes’s background in music and how he transitioned into pursuing music full-time. Part of what helped him go full-time were a few big sync placements for companies like Apple and Huawei. We discuss how he got into sync licensing and how it helps him make better music for his Zes project.

    On the production side, Zes breaks down his full production workflow, from the analog and modular gear he has to the typical processing chains he uses in the DAW. He dissects his songwriting workflow, discussing how a simple shift has made him more productive in recent months. We also talk about how it’s important to find the right scene in the music industry and to find the right collaborators and partners to grow with.

    Later on in the episode, Zes discusses how he handles creative block, and why creative block is often a sign that things are moving in the right direction for your music. He also mentions how financial stability can affect your creativity, an important but often under-discussed aspect of being an artist.

    Connect with Zes:

    Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/zesmusic
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Zesmusic/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/officialzes
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zesmusic/

    • 1h 22 min
    #112: Building a Team and Finding Your Niche with Dirty Radio

    #112: Building a Team and Finding Your Niche with Dirty Radio

    Show Notes: edmprod.com/112

    This week, Waspy from the dance-R&B group Dirty Radio sat down to chat on the EDM Prodcast. They’ve released three full length albums and a ton of successful singles on labels such as Spinnin’, Mad Decent, and Majestic Casual.

    Dirty Radio has been releasing music for over a decade, so Waspy has a lot to share on what he’s learned over that time and looking back, how he would have done things differently. There are three core members of Dirty Radio, so we talk about how they came together, what their roles are, and how those roles have developed over time.

    Dirty Radio is a songwriting forward project, so we focus in on how they start and develop ideas. A lot of producers open the DAW and wait for inspiration to strike, and Waspy talks about why this is often a bad idea and what he does to start tracks off the right way. Overall, he offers a ton of valuable advice on production, marketing, and networking, especially for those of you that haven’t really stepped out of the electronic scene

    Connect with Dirty Radio:

    Dirty Radio - Nobody Does It Better: https://lnk.to/nobodydoesitbetter

    Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/dirtyradiomusic
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DiRTYRADiOMUSIC/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/dirtyradiomusic
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dirtyradiomusic/

    • 46 min

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