11 things we learned from Wolfgang Gartner’s recent Reddit AMA

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Wolfgang Gartner rose from the ashes with his new Medicine EP that showcased his original, complex-electro style with modern day bass house elements. The veteran EDM producer stopped by Reddit to allow users to ask him whatever’s on their minds. A lot of users wondered about production techniques, collaborations/inspirations, and more intimate facts about the man behind the music. Below are 13 things learned from the event.

1) Wolfgang and Skrillex have had major impacts on each other’s sounds throughout their careers. He even got a sneak peek at the watershed Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites. Wolfgang would even follow up on “Devil’s Den” if the opportunity presented itself.

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2) JOYRYDE is one of Gartner’s biggest inspirations as of late, which helped him rise from his musical slump.

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3) Jaykode made appearances in the AMA, showing love to his friend and collaborator. Gartner describes why the two collaborate so well together, noting that they use a similar, unique chord structure in their productions.

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4) He has a grip of new music in the works. While he has as many as 10 new tracks in the can, even after the release of his recent Medicine EP, another full-length album from Wolfgang in the future seems unlikely.

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5) His current favorites are JOYRYDE, Habstrakt, and Zomboy, among others.

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6) The complextro deity delves into his writing process, revealing that his method relies on the drums in his productions to guide his melodies. He also reveals his favorite hardware of the moment.

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7) Wolfgang reveals his career’s biggest obstacle has been chasing balance. As a result, he works in imbalanced life cycles between family and music, spending six to eight months producing and the rest tending to family, loved ones, and health.

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8) One of Wolfgang’s biggest musical inspirations is hip-hop icon Timbaland.

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9) He sings on Medicine — the first time he’s used his own vocals in over 20 years.

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10) It took Gartner 10 years of producing to sell his first song. And he sold it for $300.

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11) The Wolf is a cat guy.

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Justin Timberlake’s “Sexyback” Gets A House Remix From Scissors

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The London duo, Scissors, describe themselves as “Music addicted guys trying to put some fresh ideas into dancefloor classics,” which is exactly what they did with their latest spin. The guys took Justin Timberlake’s “Sexyback” and transformed it into a Deep House track by bringing out the basslines and adding some deep synths. There’s even a

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A Little Bit Country, A Whole Lot Of Streams: Bebe Rexha Has Cracked The Code

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Bebe Rexha - ExpectationsIf it’s meant to be, it’ll be: Regarding Bebe Rexha’s unlikely takeover of the country charts, this is both the savvy execution and the only explanation. More »

Remember When Justin Timberlake Was Good?

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“If you know what’s good!” It’s supposed to be an exhortation, a call to the dancefloor. But that line, the first from Justin Timberlake’s new single “Filthy,” sounds more like a cry for help — a wail of confusion from a man who no longer has any idea what’s good. The man who once … More »

Justin Timberlake – “Filthy” Video

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Justin Timberlake may be a Man Of The Woods now, but that doesn’t mean he’s suddenly grown a big bushy beard overnight. “Filthy,” the first single we’re hearing from his recently announced new album, was co-written by longtime collaborators Timbaland and Danja, and it’s a far cry from Bon Iver. James Fauntleroy and Larrance … More »

Timbaland – “Grab the Wheel” (Feat. 6LACK)

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Back in the ’90s, the Virginia producer Timbaland introduced a spaced-out, synthy sound that absolutely changed the entire aesthetic for radio-friendly rap and R&B. In recent months, Timbo has been busy again, working with younger artists like the SoundCloud rapper Ski Mask The Slump God. And today, Timbaland has teamed up with the Atlanta R&B … More »

Timbaland Talks Painkiller Addiction, Justin Timberlake’s New Album

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Timbaland is the subject of a new feature in Rolling Stone, wherein he reveals a private struggle with pill addiction that he says almost cost him his career and maybe even his life. “I was on drugs, dude,” Timbaland tells the interviewer, explaining that he got hooked on OxyContin while treating nerve damage … More »

Sam Smith – “Pray”

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Last month, Sam Smith, the heir apparent to Rick Astley’s “sad and nonthreatening and vaguely sleepy British white-guy soul singer” throne, shared a new single called “Too Good At Goodbyes.” Today, he’s got another new song, and he’s also announced that he’ll release The Thrill Of It All, his sophomore album, next month. More »

Timbaland Is Looking For The Next Big Boy Band

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TIMBALAND LOOKING FOR THE NEXT BIG BOY BAND

Timbaland Lands New Reality Looking For A Pop Star

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(AllHipHop News) Music producer Timbaland is heading to reality TV to discover the next big pop star.

“The Pop Game” will follow Timbaland, who has worked with Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, and Missy Elliot, as he works with aspiring singers and their parent-managers while they navigate the music industry.

At the end of the show, one of the contestants will be crowned the winner and signed to Timbaland’s Mosley Music Group label.

“Being a mentor is what’s missing in music,” Timbaland told Billboard magazine.

“It’s really artist development, and this is part of owning a record label. Now, everything is on the phone and everything is visual so I think this is the new way of showcasing artists. If I show you how the process is done, I think you’ll respect it more.”

Singers JoJo, Macy Gray, Nelly Furtado, and Jordin Sparks will also appear on the show, which will be executive produced by fellow hip-hop stars Queen Latifah and Jermaine Dupri.

“It helps that I went through the same thing, basically, that these kids are going through (on American Idol),” Sparks said. “They have so much passion and they’re excited. I remember that excitement and also the feeling of the unknown. My prayer for them is that they continue to have that wonderment and that they’re able to exude that passion and fire.”

“The Pop Game” will premiere on America’s Lifetime network next month.