Interview with 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!

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/whitenoiize/ivebendubbed-partynoiizes-wnc?in=whitenoiize/sets/2019-producer-challenge-ep

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/2j3ziUuxgVnywC9FmAsFKZ

Listen to the full producer challenge EP here: https://soundcloud.com/whitenoiize/sets/2019-producer-challenge-ep

Connect With The WhiteNoiize Collective:
SPOTIFY: open.spotify.com/artist/2VTd03fSt…scQ3Cw7jM9UGBaCg
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/whitenoiizecollective/
TWITTER: twitter.com/whitenoiize
BLOG: whitenoiize.wordpress.com
INSTAGRAM: @whitenoiize
SITE: thewhitenoiize.wix.com/home

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Connect With IveBenDubbed
@ivebendubbed
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instagram.com/ivebendubbed/
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POST 164 – “The First Spark” by KNOTZ – Out Now

Changing format for it’s second year, The WhiteNoiize Collective (WNC) releases it’s first of three conceptual albums with the Spark LP. WNC’s Spark LP contains tracks written to a theme of “spark”. We hope you enjoy this album and be on the lookout for the “Jungle” and “DarkNoiize” albums!

“The First Spark acts as an opening track for the Spark LP. Reminiscent of my earlier tunes, this one is a more ambient/cinematic track for your listening pleasure. ~ KNOTZ”

Connect with KNØTZ
Facebook: www.facebook.com/knotzmusic
Soundcloud: @knotzmusic
Snapchat: @knotzmusic
Bandcamp: knotz.bandcamp.com
Website:www.knotzmusic.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/KNOTZmusic
Instagram: @KNOTZmusic

Connect with The WhiteNoiize Collective
SITE: thewhitenoiize.wix.com/home
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/whitenoiizecollective/
TWITTER: twitter.com/whitenoiize
BLOG: whitenoiize.wordpress.com
INSTAGRAM: @whitenoiize

POST 163 – “Spark EP” Out 4/24/18

Since it’s inception last year, The WhiteNoiize Collective (WNC) has been pushing itself to release new music from up-and-coming artists as well as showcase the talent in our community. Branching off from our weekly release formula, WNC decided to change the format in 2018 by releasing 3 EP’s throughout the course of the year.

Voted on by members of the Collective, WhiteNoiize decided on the following themes: Spark, Jungle, and DarkNoiize. The goal is to create new music based off the concepts each EP relates to, giving each producer a unique challenge when creating our releases this year.

With all of that being said, we are excited to announce that you can hear our first concept EP “Spark” debuting April 24, 2018!

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POST 162 – Year One Mega-Mix

Mixed by collective member SJPJ, this Mega-Mix puts together multiple WhiteNoiize releases from our first year! Thank you to everyone for submitting and here’s to 2018!

1. Knotz & Dat Tu – Snow Globe
2. RNZO – Amour
3. Borel – Babylon
4. Fix and Castle – Tumble
5. SJPJ – Snake Charmer
6. XWIRE – Error Code 404
7. REZREKT – Fangs
8. RNZO – UNDRGRND
9. Toast – Control
10. M.E. Swank – Zipper
11. Gio- Kush City
12. Saylus – Nostalgia
13. Mael – Yoru No Yuki
14. Saylus – Worrier
15. Gio- Galaxy
16. M.E. Swank – Randsom
17. Knotz & Disaiple – Unity
18. SJPJ – A Time In Japan

Connect with The WhiteNoiize Collective
SITE: thewhitenoiize.wix.com/home
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/whitenoiizecollective/
TWITTER: twitter.com/whitenoiize
BLOG: whitenoiize.wordpress.com
INSTAGRAM: @whitenoiize

POST 161 – “s.y.n.y.” by M.E.SWANK [out now]

Enjoy this chill track to end of the year from M.E. SWANK!

Connect with The WhiteNoiize Collective
SITE: thewhitenoiize.wix.com/home
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/whitenoiizecollective/
TWITTER: twitter.com/whitenoiize
BLOG: whitenoiize.wordpress.com
INSTAGRAM: @whitenoiize

Connect with M.E. Swank
SOUNDCLOUD: @iammeswank
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/iammeswank
TWITTER: twitter.com/mykamichael
INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/mykamichael
SNAPCHAT: mykamichael

POST 160 – Week #45 @ WhiteNoiize

Well hello there!

It’s our LAST release of the year! What a crazy ride it’s been. Everyone at WhiteNoiize is beyond excited to wrap up this year and bring the new one in head on. We would like to thank all of you for following us along our journey! The last track this year will be from collective member M.E.SWANK.

Connect with The WhiteNoiize Collective
SITE: thewhitenoiize.wix.com/home
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/whitenoiizecollective/
TWITTER: twitter.com/whitenoiize
BLOG: whitenoiize.wordpress.com
INSTAGRAM: @whitenoiize

Connect with M.E. Swank
SOUNDCLOUD: @iammeswank
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/iammeswank
TWITTER: twitter.com/mykamichael
INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/mykamichael
SNAPCHAT: mykamichael

WNC-043 M.E. SWANK – “s.y.n.y.” COMING WEDNESDAY 12.27.17

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POST 159 – “Snow-Globe” by KNOTZ x DAT TU – Out Now

“KNOTZ: I always love mixing up what type of music I create. Helps keep things fresh! I decided to team up with Dat Tu to bring you this fun house tune with some of my own “future” elements on top. So open your bottle of wine and grab the kids, I give you permission to open a present early. ;)”

Connect with The WhiteNoiize Collective
SITE: thewhitenoiize.wix.com/home
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/whitenoiizecollective/
SOUNDCLOUD: soundcloud.com/whitenoiize/
TWITTER: twitter.com/whitenoiize
BLOG: whitenoiize.wordpress.com
INSTAGRAM: @whitenoiize

Connect with KNØTZ
Soundcloud: @knotzmusic
Snapchat: @knotzmusic
Bandcamp: knotz.bandcamp.com
Website: http://www.knotzmusic.com
Twitter: @KNOTZmusic
Instagram: @KNOTZmusic

Connect with DAT TU
Soundcloud: @dattuofficial
Facebook: www.facebook.com/dattumusic/

POST 158 – Week #44 @ WhiteNoiize

Welcome back!

Last week, we dropped the “Wish” Remix album for you all instead of a release from a collective member. With only two weeks left in the year, we’ve got a few more tracks left for you guys!

Before we announce this weeks release, we regret to inform you all that the WNC x NSC Holiday Sample pack will no longer be released. We wanted to give you all plenty of tools from both collectives to help your music production and feel that this Sample/Preset pack just didn’t reach our standards. That does not mean that a sample pack wont be out next year! Stay tuned…

In honor of the Holiday season, expect a Christmas themed future house track this week by collective members KNOTZ x DAT TU! 

“KNOTZ: I always love mixing up what type of music I create. Helps keep things fresh! I decided to team up with Dat Tu to bring you this fun house tune with some of my own “future” elements on top. So open your bottle of wine and grab the kids, I give you permission to open a present early. ;)”

Connect with The WhiteNoiize Collective
SITE: thewhitenoiize.wix.com/home
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/whitenoiizecollective/
SOUNDCLOUD: soundcloud.com/whitenoiize/
TWITTER: twitter.com/whitenoiize
BLOG: whitenoiize.wordpress.com
INSTAGRAM: @whitenoiize

Connect with KNØTZ
Soundcloud: @knotzmusic
Snapchat: @knotzmusic
Bandcamp: knotz.bandcamp.com
Website: http://www.knotzmusic.com
Twitter: @KNOTZmusic
Instagram: @KNOTZmusic

Connect with DAT TU
Soundcloud: @dattuofficial
Facebook: www.facebook.com/dattumusic/

WNC-042 KNOTZ x DAT TU – “Snow-Globe” COMING WEDNESDAY 12.20.17

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POST 156 – “Worrylus” by SAYLUS – Out Now

“Chill out with this drum and bass track with nostalgic vibes.-Saylus”

Connect with The WhiteNoiize Collective
SITE: thewhitenoiize.wix.com/home
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/whitenoiizecollective/
SOUNDCLOUD: soundcloud.com/whitenoiize/
TWITTER: twitter.com/whitenoiize
BLOG: whitenoiize.wordpress.com
INSTAGRAM: @whitenoiize

CONNECT with SAYLUS
Instagram: Saylushtx
Soundcloud: @saylus1
Facebook: www.facebook.com/saylus1/