Computer has left the game

Yuri Viroj Giphy

 

As some of you heard my computer died on the 18th of July, it was a messy day. Everything already went wrong and it seemed like nothing could get any worse, my just showered cat gets on top of my turned on computer! It immediately turns off, and I tried saving it by unplugging everything and let everything dry. Too bad with no luck. Tried backtracking the problem. PSU seems fine, luckily my HDD and SSD are okay. But my motherboard, GPU and processor seem fried.

That’s been almost 3 weeks ago. And I feel really useless. I came back from Tomorrowland with tons of inspiration and motivation and yet nothing to put that in to. I tried installing Logic Pro on my macbook, but without all my plugins/samples and for the fact that I am not feeling comfortable with Logic yet, has put me off. The fact that I still have all my stuff has made me stay positive. Since it could take a while till I get a PC back. It has given me time to think about certain things. Things like: What kind of music I want to make, if I want to do anything besides making music, what should I do with DJ’ing. Starting something new.

So besides a major negative thing happening. I can always stay positive in certain moments, and I think that’s a good thing. I lost all my older projects in 2011, all my hard worked rap beats were lost, and will always be lost. But it has made me stronger. And I am sure this makes me come back even harder, and gives me the motivation that this is (making music) what I want to do my entire life. And there is only me that can work hard enough to achieve that vision.

I am currently waiting for my insurance to give me message about my claim, wether it is going to be approved or declined. I have to decide from there what I do. I can fix or replace the broken components if that is possible. We’ll see! Coming back as soon as I can!

 

 

Being experimental is tough business.

Yooooo, so I have been thinking, I am a producer that likes to do what I want. I make music I want to make and I don’t like rules in this. Nor I don’t like making music that sounds a like. Of course I have got tunes that sound like a generic Moombahton track or House track, but in those tracks there are always unique stuff that differ the track from others.

But here’s the problem. Lately I make tracks and send them to DJs and getting the same reaction on them makes me think. All my tracks seem weird for everyone. I make weird music, but people are afraid to adapt and change it up. I mean the dutch scene is all over this. The same formula is used on so called Afro-House and Moombahton with a brass sample in front of each bar. But new stuff? No place for that.

I make all my music from scratch, I don’t use templates or reference songs, I don’t use the same samples for everything. I switch it up. Like I said, I don’t believe there are rules for this, but I see that generic music or music that sounds like the others are getting much more attention, which is logical. Same goes for my music. When I create music that has more familiar aspects people tend to repost it way more often. There is a reason why Pop music is so populair. Familiarity is safe.

Yes I do make music for people, and I do hope people like my music. But I also make music because I like it, and I like to experiment with music, because there are no limits there. Some say I must adapt to the crowd. But I think otherwise. There are too many of the same kind of DJ’s and Producers already.

Because there are way more producers nowadays, it is hard to get your name there. And right now I feel producers that are being original and innovative are being punished for this by people that copy trends and ride them. Of course that is a smart move, but hey.

I am not falling for this, I will continue to make music I think is cool for you all, even if I make music that won’t be heard by tons of people. I don’t care. Making music is a part of my life, and because of that I have grown a lot of patience.

Just my 2 cents

Global Based – Moombahton

Moombahton EP

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