This week’s Music Spotlight is a new EP from Warp9 called “Space Gold.” They’re self-described as Intergalactic Space Funk; we would add glitch/hop/bass to that description. We’re excited to share the full EP with you a week before its official release. Give it a listen and let us know what you think!
EDM DJ Milkman recently released “Reboot,” a self-produced EP with five upbeat electronic songs that we can’t stop listening to. We had an opportunity to ask him a few questions about the state of EDM and his recommendations for new artists. Read along, and get ready to ask him your own questions in a live Broadcast taking place today at 2pm EST.
GS: What do you think is the most overused audio technique today?
MM: I am cool with everything in moderation, it’s when it begins to get formulaic that it begins to get overused. I think the most overused audio technique isn’t the distorted kicks or pryda snare, even though those are pretty overused. I think the worst thing and most overused is the hard limiter! The loudness war is getting out of control and is killing all the amazing dynamic properties available with electronic music!
What is your favorite product you can’t live without?
My Manley Variable Mu compressor! It’s a hardware compressor that I use on ALL of my tracks. That and the Waves Studio Classics bundle. Those plugins are essential!
Who is your dream collaboration?
Of all the tracks you start to work on, what percentage actually make it to completion?
5%. I completely finish 25-35% of the tracks I start, and about a quarter of those end up getting released.
How did you get involved with Grooveshark and why do you use it?
I got involved with Grooveshark by doing one of those takeover hours! I’ve been using Grooveshark since my early college days and it blew my mind how I could listen to all the music I wanted online!! The social aspect of Grooveshark is my favorite. The live chats, sharing.. etc. There is no better platform for sharing music with my fans.
If you could give 1 tip to artists starting out right now, what would it be?
Don’t try to be your favorite producer. Take a little bit from all of your inspirations and create something your own.
Milkman is debuting an exclusive mix and will be joined by special guest Kait Weston today on a special Broadcast. Join us to listen in and you can ask him your own questions in the live chat. Hope to see you there!
We are happy to announce a special Broadcast Festival taking place September 23 starting at 2pm EST. The unique lineup includes video game tribute band, Critical Hit; the entertaining robot trio, Steam Powered Giraffe; anime/video game pianist Piano Squall; and Mega Man inspired video game cover band, The Megas.
Each artist will takeover the participating Broadcast channels and premiere an hour-long playlist while chatting live with fans and listeners. See the festival schedule below and be sure to tune in!
2-3pm EST- Critical Hit
3-4pm EST Piano Squall
Broadcaster host, Katy Castillo (Harley Gin)
4-5pm EST- The Megas
5-6pm EST Steam Powered Giraffe
Broadcaster host, Niko Tallila (Nikke)