ODESZA interview reveals how they got into production [WATCH]

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When ODESZA aren’t busy on their monumental “A Moment Apart” world tour, performing live on Jimmy Kimmel, or headlining back-to-back weekends at Coachella, the Seattle-based duo actually takes quite a bit of time to sit down and talk to fans and the media about their humble roots.

Earlier this month, Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight sat down with The FADER to share working with their dream collaborator Leon Bridges, what the weather is like in Seattle, and how they found themselves eventually making electronic music.

“I love blending different genres and styles that necessarily shouldn’t work together and finding a way to make them work. You can just kind of manipulate sounds in so many different ways that you can come up with so many different styles. We appreciate so many different forms of music that trying to tackle different genres is a really fun thing for us,” says Mills of their unique ODESZA sound.

Via: The FADER

Super Square is back with an Amazing Musical Theory Production Tip

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You’re favorite Seattle based Trio, Super Square, is back with yet another fantastically edited tutorial video for young, up and coming producers. This weeks series focuses on developing melodies and staying in the proper key when producing. A_Rival digs deep into basslines, melody production, transposition, and much more in yet another helpful video to assist

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This Guy Made A Full Trap Beat Out Of One Of Donald Trump’s Sniffs

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Regardless of your political beliefs, you can get down to some good trap music. Unless you are Roy Moore because the trap genre has been around longer for 18 years so he is probably no longer interested in it. Today we have found a beautiful tutorial from a classic Youtube star that breaks down how

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What So Not Is Gearing Up For 2018 Takeover With New Tune

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What So Not is evidently aiming for the top in 2018. The artist has been laying low for most of the year besides a few shows and a B2B tour with Baauer… other than that he has been preparing for his worldwide takeover in 2018 with the release of his yet to be titled debut LP.

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There Is Finally An Opportunity To Watch Martin Garrix’s Production Process Live

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Now that it is October – that means one thing and one thing only for the global dance music community. That is of course, The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). Every year it is one of the most in demand conferences and multi day event. While the winter music conference takes place down in Miami in

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Producers can now use Ableton Live to make music in virtual reality

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The music production landscape may be at a major crossroads, with production DAW capabilities now stepping into the emerging realm of virtual reality. Soon we may be able to discern answers to questions like, “would some songs be bigger hits in virtual reality?” as Ableton Live’s production software can now be experienced in VR.

The app allows musicians to explore Ableton Live in a VR atmosphere—visualize a fully 3D interface complete with a giant Push and Launchpad—AliveinVR, places the conventions of modern music production in a different dimension. AliveinVR is somewhat of an update to 2014’s Pensato, an app that previously made Ableton Live available in VR. Steam, the entertainment platform that conceived the application, utilizes the HTC Vive platform, an immersive headset that meshes real world elements with virtual components.

To produce music in 3D, those interested need only to purchase AliveinVR at $10.63 from Steam. AliveinVR allows producers to trigger clips, mix tracks, and play instruments in scale mode, all in virtual reality. What a time to be alive.

Via: Fact

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Anderson .Paak is the new face of revamped Razer Music

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Dedicated to inspiring the next generation of producers, Razer Music announced they have partnered with Grammy Nominee Anderson .Paak as the face of their new production program. Anderson .Paak will be curating exclusive content on the newly platform, where members of the Razer community will able to share insights into their own creative process.

Razer Co-founder and CEO Min-Ling Tan states:

“Artists continue to delight the senses in new and creative ways, creating music and visual experiences that are as technologically incredible as they are sensual….today’s producers demand the same level of mobile computing performance as game developers and players, which we’re proud to provide in our Blade series of laptops.”

As the new factotum for Razer’s refreshed interface, Anderson .Paak teased his upcoming single, “Twink Hop” in a video posted to Instagram, where he is seen creating the new tune using Razer’s interface. Moving past Carnage’s infamously hilarious production tutorial, Razer has aligned with new partners including Purity Ring, Noisia, Universal Audio, and Splice as part of the company’s new relaunching campaign.

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Arty Releases His First Track As Alpha 9 In Seven Years

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It’s never easy for an artist who’s spent nearly a decade honing their craft to cope with the demands of fans; this is especially true in electronic music, when sticking to one style or genre of music can be crippling to an artist’s creativity. Such was the case for Arty, who began to fall out of love with the passion of producing a couple years ago.

As he wrote in a letter to fans on Facebook, the pressure from wanting to create what he wanted and to please his fans simultaneously created a rift in his creative process, and it became more of a job than a passion. And that wasn’t good anymore. But last year, he managed to find a foot hold and regained that innocent teenage love for production, leading to his first production as Alpha 9 in 7 years.

Read what Arty has to say below, and listen to “The Night is Ours.”

Hey everyone, Arty here and I wanna share some thoughts with you that I’ve been living with for a while now.

First, thanks to all of you for being with me in this amazing musical journey, I just realized it’s already been 9 years since I’m doing what I love the most and your support is the one of the few things that keeps me motivated and inspired,
I appreciate it so much and I always will!

But I also appreciate the desire to explore myself in different musical styles, trying something new and pushing this idea forward all the time. Since the beginning of my career I’ve always been saying that I don’t wanna stuck in one certain genre, and the reason is not because I don’t like it anymore. The real reason that is for me as an artist, listening, getting inspired and making as much diverse music as possible is one of the things that helps my creativity and keeps me from being stagnated as a musician…which is the worst.

That’s why at some point the music I was making has started to go further and further away from its original roots.
Some of you accepted it, some if you didn’t. Yet all of the records I made always came from my soul, whether it’s trance, dance or pop. Over these years I’ve been always listening to your feedback. You might think that for an artist it’s extremely easy to start ignoring his fans, their demands and just do what his heart or mind says.
Well, it’s not. And that’s where idea of discovering new sound clashes with listener’s voice and all of this happens in my head. “IN MY HEAD”, so don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining about it. Your feedback and support was always with me throughout this journey, but when some of my records didn’t match your expectation, unconsciously I started to build this pressure on my shoulders and I started to compromise my music in an effort to make both me and my fans satisfied.

2016 was amazing year for me. It was a year of re-discovering myself as an artist and as a person as well, considering it took me a minute to get out of my album’s routine and its aftermath, which was close to a nightmare. But the freedom afterwards felt like nothing else. I didn’t feel myself so inspired and productive in a long time, and it was probably the first time I opened my eyes so wide. Closer to the end of last year I noticed how much my music was different from what I’ve done in the past, and I felt like I had been neglecting my long-time fans and it didn’t feel fair. And that’s how I came up with idea of bringing the Alpha 9 alias back. It gives me the freedom to not be bounded to a specific genre, allowing me to experiment and keep pushing my boundaries with Arty, while I can be as close as possible to my long-time fans using Alpha 9 moniker.

I remember myself as a 17 year old kid, running back home from university classes every day, absolutely blinded by just the idea of making music. No pressure from managers, labels or promoters, just pure passion. For the first time in a long time I feel like that kid again and I don’t feel this pressure anymore.

Also I wanna make it really clear, although Alpha 9 is still me, it’s a totally separate project from Arty, focused on totally different music. I’m taking Arty music further towards the dance scene, while Alpha 9 will be a progressive/trance oriented project, this applies to branding, releases and live sets.

Below is the link for my first track back as Alpha 9 “The Night is Ours” that came out today on Armind. As a sign of appreciation for your support, the first 1000 downloads on this link are free.

 

Image via Rukes.com

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The Chainsmokers Announce Arena Tour & Confirm Album For 2017

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Hot off starting rumors yesterday that The Chainsmokers would be releasing an album in 2017, they’ve officially confirmed it and more via Twitter.

This morning, The Chainsmokers announced a major nationwide tour hitting arenas across the US. Additionally, they revealed that a debut album would be coming this year along with brand new production on the tour.

It’s also possible that, based on the name of the tour, the name of the album could be Memories, but nothing has been confirmed as of yet.

Tickets go on sale today at 3PM ET / 12PM PT at thechainsmokers.com.

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Insomniac Releases New Production and Tickets for 7th Annual Beyond Wonderland 2017

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Today, two-day GA and VIP tickets to Insomniac’s Beyond Wonderland event officially went on sale at 12 PM PT. The whimsical weekend festival will celebrate its seventh installment by returning to its original home, the fan-favorite NOS Events Center in San Bernardino on Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25, 2017. Headliners can begin planning their voyage into the Endless Sea of Beyond by purchasing festival passes at BeyondWonderland.com.

This year’s festival takes inspiration from the beautiful allure, vibrant colors and exotic creatures of the sea. Beyond Wonderland will revisit the narrative of its modern-day Alice In Wonderland inspired character, who will dive into the mysteries of the deep-sea alongside the royal Queen and the loyal Fox. Alice travels through the key portal to the ethereal Endless Sea, where new adventures await this spring.

The transformative two-day experience will feature expanded production, adding a brand new stage to the magical grounds of Wonderland. The Queen’s Domain, The Outer Realm, Cheshire Cove, Upside-Down House, Boombox Art Car and the debut of The Aquarium, will feature six unique and intricate designs with eclectic performances from legendary dance music artists. Newly themed costumed characters, three-dimensional art installations, and Insomniac’s signature roaming art cars will submerse Headliners in the next chapter of Beyond.

Two-day General Admission tickets for the festival begin at $149 plus fees, while VIP passes begin at $249 plus fees for those 21 and older, available at BeyondWonderland.com/tickets.

VIP ticket holders will have access to amenities like a dedicated VIP lounge featuring plush seating, three VIP dancing areas at the Queen’s Domain, the Outer Realm and Cheshire Cove, a dedicated concierge available at the VIP Info Booth, signature Beyond-themed cocktails, kandi bracelet making station, cell phone charging, VIP lockers for rent, and much more.

Stay tuned for additional updates and announcements on Beyond Wonderland SoCal 2017 by visiting BeyondWonderland.com and following Beyond Wonderland on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To stay up to date with the latest Insomniac news, visit www.insomniac.com.

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