July 11, 2013
Let’s stop and think about how long it actually takes a producer to sit down and chug out new songs for an album. When you consider just how many songs never make it to become an album song – that’s a good amount of time that he or she spends just tinkering around. Songwriters have said before that for one record you may end up writing one hundred songs, and from that group of song – only twenty or so may be produced for the final version. After that, you will be lucky if one song becomes a hit. So there it is; only one percent of your songs will actually be the songs that make it.
Considering all of this, it is no wonder that some producers spend years on an album. In fact, I prefer it this way as well. This allows them to pass on the songs …
May 23, 2013
Any successful DJ who has his own following knows that they got to where they are because of skills as well as an identity. Copy cat DJs are all over the place, and smart listeners are tired of hearing the exact same 16 bar blend over and over again, so they need to come up with something new to keep the people interested. When a DJ begins cutting their own tracks and samples, that’s when the magic happens. It blends not only their technical ability behind the decks, but it also creates music that is non-linear and unexpected. This is the natural progression for any DJ who begins to get tired of the day to day grind of mixing music.
Should a DJ spend time producing? Certainly, but the question comes down to how much time they want to spend moving between the two activities. Learning how to produce …