- musician, electronic live act
one fine day, humanity will be replaced by techno. So I’m trying to make techno a little more human. What this means: I produce electronic music that also features instruments and elements that are usually found in bands and non-electronic music. I sing, I play guitars and bass, I mess around with analog synthesizers. I’m kind of trying to explore the musical area in-between indie, house and techno. My music is wide-ranging: Melancholic, uplifting, pSyChEdELic, weird, angry, smooth, (…). I see no point in restricting.
Hey Andy! Glad you enjoyed the release blueprint course! Means a lot to hear that feedback. I took a listen and definitely a solid track. I've always loved the DJ / music element and especially today when people can't play and just push buttons - that can really mean a lot. I have one thought though. If there's going to be a live highly musical element to it - i would stack your track with more musical moments and have some more musicality in there in my opinion. So - instead of something that could be programmed to have real musicality, solos, etc. in the track, maybe featuring different instrumentalists, instruments you won't hear in techno - and then you're not just standing out on the stage but also the music, which is square 1. So - yah, definitely I like your mission! Track was really strong too. I would just take it one step further and really stand out and "own" that area. As far as AWAL - they just were sold to Sony! So i'm not sure if i still have pull there - but i would just submit the application and have a hunch you shouldn't have too much of a problem? You can let me know though if you do @ benjamingroff.com there's a contact form there. But as far as finding more opportunities for playlisting etc - it's all about you (or in my case with my label, myself and the artists) bringing the compelling drivers and also the music to get that playlist action - so just some food for thought - like switching to AWAL might be helpful but it's not the magic solution, in my opinion , for what it's worth though they are the best in my view! Hope that's helpful! Benjamin.