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

I’ve teamed up with Global Based and Muevelo to make the hottest Moombahton EP to date. With tracks from me, Ricky Vaughn, Rathero, Los XL, Maxx & Ej and Zues!

Check out my track ”Juan Doe”

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My opinion about ”Like4Download”

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If you’re downloading free music nowadays you must have already seen this around. The like 4 download what is almost all over Soundcloud, producers love it, DJ’s hate it. Since I am both, I accept and understand why people are doing this.

Soundcloud is a platform for everybody to put out its content may it be mixes, remixes or original work. But it can be hard for aspiring producers to build up a fanbase therefore they try everything in the books to get there as soon as possible. Before like 4 download was a thing I also struggled, hoping that an artist or friend would repost a song so it gained more exposure was all you could hope for. Now you can easily let your downloaders decide if they want to support your stuff in favour of a track they like, it all seems fair.

Some say that it is cheap, that you’re forcing people to like you in order to download your music, and it is not fair because you’re not giving people a choice wether they should follow, like, comment, follow on external platforms and so on. But then again, how much effort does it take to press a couple buttons to support the artist who made that music?

So what do I do?

The thing that I agree that is annoying is that these so called fangates add their own community to these gates. So instead of just following the artist, you’re also following 493 accounts that you don’t know shit about and your feed is bloated with content you do not approve. How do you get past this? Make a second soundcloud with a name such as ”Yuri Viroj Approved” and have that logged in on another internet browser. This way you can still show people that you’re digging that track and you give support without bloating your main account. Nice one right?