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  • “I try to stay away from listening to the majority of music that’s out there today. Simply because I want to stick to what sounds good to me, rather than imitate others.”
  • "Stop copy and pasting the chord/song progression. For us, if the song just repeats itself after the first drop is over, why would anyone care to listen to the rest of the song?"
  • Crvvcks Interview
    "I think as an artist you should always make the music that you truly love."
  • TIBER Interview
    "It’s all about melody in the end and having sounds work together. If they sound like they all belong together it really helps enhance the message you’re trying to get across."
  • ARKTKT Interview
    "I definitely mix as I go. I’ll spend a lot of time making sure the drums feel a certain way before I even move on to the rest of the song. I guess I’m more inspired to finish the track if the drums knock right."
  • Herzeloyde Interview
    “Taking breaks to readjust your ears is also a good way to get a bit of perspective back so when you return to it, it’s easier to hear what needs to be done.”
  • RAWTEK Interview
    “You can add effects and mess with sounds for hours but you also have to remember that less is more when it comes to adding on sounds."
    EDM, Jungle Terror
  • Faodail Interview
    “There’s just something about interacting with something tactile that gives you results that totally differ from using software. Its not about one sounding better than the other, its just a different workflow.”
    Ambient, Chill
  • Anki Interview
    “Every day I wake up and do 20-30 minutes of sound design drills. I find a random song on Spotify and recreate one motif and sound from it.”
  • Faux Tales Interview
    “My goal is that every song has a core melody/progression that still sounds interesting played just on the piano. That’s why I write a lot on an acoustic piano.”
    Melodic Dubstep
  • Xan Griffin Interview
    “When I start a track, I usually have a specific mood in mind that I want to capture. In order to do this, I start off with chords."
    Future Bass, EDM
  • Snavs Interview
    “I bounce from session to session to keep the flow going so I’m not forcing anything. I’ll usually work on the session that is the most inspiring to me at that time.”
  • Young Bombs Interview
    "We’re very visual people so certain videos, films or places we travel will usually inspire us. We like to have sort of a soundtrack element to our music."
  • MNYS Interviews
    “Take your time and develop, there isn’t any rush.”
    Future Bass, Pop
  • ELJAY Interview
    “Every mix is different and solely dependent on the track your working on”
    EDM, Pop
  • Sheare Interview
    “I really believe if you can connect with people on an emotional level, you’ll have far more staying power than songs that just end up being euphoric 'of the time' party songs.”
    Pop, Rock, Indie
  • Tony Anderson Interview
    “Tension and release comes from the ebbing and flowing as the song unfolds, and that’s only going to occur if you show love and affection to every layer.”
  • Kilter Interview
    “When writing remotely I find it best to try to explain the theme or emotion in each song through words or images.”
  • Embody Interview
    “For me, simplicity is key. It’s all about what feels right. Also another important thing is the surprise element.”
    EDM, Pop
  • BEAUZ Interview
    “In 2017, it’s really not a big deal if a beginner producer doesn’t know theory. All you have to do is go on YouTube and search basic music theory”
    EDM, Pop
  • ANGELZ Interview
    “I like listening to the song I’m working on at different pitches. It gives you a new perspective on it.”
    Bass House
  • Lemay Interview
    "I like to pan all my drums how they would be realistically if a drummer were actually playing the drums. Hi hats panned a little left, crash a little less left, ride a little right and so on."
  • Killabyte Interview
    “There’s not really a technique behind my writing, everything I write is simply based off of my own emotions.”
    Future Bass
  • Naxxos Interview
    “If you don’t have any good ideas or you’re creativity seems blocked, use that time to sort your sample and instrument library.”
  • Camikaze Interview
    “Don’t worry about where anyone else is at. Focus on yourself & who you want to be. Once you realize there is no competition, only then can you create.”
  • ANH Interview
    “Producing is all about trial and error. I always keep this in mind when producing because if I find an obstacle I cant get past, I know that it is only a matter of trying and failing until I can overcome it.”
    Electronic R&B
  • Notaker Interview
    “BACK UP YOUR HARD DRIVE EVERYDAY! My hard drive has crashed on me twice now and I almost never back up my stuff.”
  • Gregory Tan Interview
    “If the intro does not draw them in, it wouldn’t matter how amazing your chorus is.”
  • Joe Garston Interview
    “Sometimes adding too many elements into my mix over complicates things. It’s important to remember that sometimes simpler just works better.”
  • St Humain Interview
    “I want the listener to be a part of it and not just listen from a distance. I write about life and from my experiences, and I try to be as honest as possible.”
  • Trivecta Interview
    “It’s all about finding sounds that work with one another and support each other. One wrong sound and suddenly you’re out.”
    Melodic Dubstep, EDM
  • Nitti Gritti Interview
    “Instead of using 10-15 different elements, making 3-4 sounds match and work in unison together works much better.”
  • Toy Box Interview
    “Make sure to stay restrained when adding elements and do not overcrowd your songs with tracks or else the song will have no identity.”
    Future Bass, Downtempo