WhiteNoiize Collective, in partnership with Trillvo, is excited to release the winners of their first ever Producer Challenge contest. This Producer Challenge EP was created using producers original works, and the “Noiize From the Boiiz: Producer Bundle”. Be sure to checkout all 4 tracks! Below, you will find an exclusive winner with our contest winner: IveBenDubbed
How long have you been producing for?
7 years, ever since my freshman year of high school.
What got you into making music?
Ever since my childhood I’ve been fascinated by electronic music. At one point I wondered, “how do people even make this stuff?” I must have wondered this question out loud because one day while I was searching for a hobby (aka my mom wanted me to do something besides play video games all day, which I’m thankful for) my brother showed me FL Studio. I immediately started making songs and learning new things every day out of the pure enjoyment of this discovery. Ever since then it’s been a part of who I am.
Who are some of your influences?
Okay, let’s be honest you’re reading this part so you can find new artists to take inspiration from and incorporate their tricks into your own music. Disregard that last sentence if you’re not a music producer. Anyway here’s the good stuff: The soundtrack to Rogue Legacy, Nasko, Phaseone, Too Vain, Popular techno/trance music on Newgrounds.com from the early 2000s, and the soundtrack to Metroid Prime.
What kind of music do you like to make?
Anything that sounds futuristic or makes you think of a giant metal robot that’s going to destroy the world. So – dubstep.
What was it like working on this contest?
It taught me that competition is a powerful motivator. Before the contest I was making music in bursts instead of being consistent (aka I was being lazy, but with more words.) When I finally started producing my track my sense of competition kickstarted my work ethic again. I stayed up until 5am making that song! On new years what was I doing? Partying with my friends? PFFT how about sitting in my studio (well, the FL Studio) and making that song until the unhealthy hours of the night. Anyway I heard some talented locals would be entering the contest through Facebook and after I analyzed their music I knew I was up against some tough competition. But here was my strategy: I played to my strengths instead of theirs. They were the kind of producers that excelled at music theory and making melodically interesting music. So being the typical dubstep producer that I am, I decided to focus more on interesting sound design and rhythm. I made sure to add or change something about every sample I used. Since the judges would be hearing the same samples over and over again I made sure to make mine sound unique. In the end I had fun warping these samples into new things and creating an entire song out of a limited amount of sounds. It also motivated me to start producing more music and maintain my work ethic again.
What do you want to accomplish with music?
I want to make a passive income by selling and streaming my songs, sample packs, tutorials, and other online music related products. I used to think that the only way to be successful in the music industry was to be that starry eyed producer or DJ that magically becomes famous and go on tour all over the world performing for thousands of people. Of course that sounds nice, but I think that’s an outdated mindset. We live in the age of the internet, there are endless sources of revenue and ways to make a living from music related activities besides being a rockstar. To quote Steven from the Cymatics Youtube channel: “I’d rather reach for the pumpkin pie and other side dishes rather than the same turkey everyone else is trying to eat at Thanksgiving dinner.”
You can hear IveBenDubbed’s track “PartyNoiizes” out now on most streaming platforms!
Listen to the full producer challenge EP here: https://soundcloud.com/whitenoiize/sets/2019-producer-challenge-ep
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