POST 100 – Collaboration Is My Motivation

This week’s Saturday blog post is from collective member KNØTZ. See what he’s got going on!

Hey ladies and germs,

Firstly, if you’re reading this, I want to thank you for taking the time to get over to the WhiteNoiize blog. We post a lot on this page- (We just hit 100 posts!) and not everyone always makes it over here so THANK YOU! I’m writing this blog post to talk a little bit about what I have going on, but more importantly– why collaboration is so important.

There’s the old saying “It takes a village” when it comes to raising a child, but I feel like the same idea can go to just growing as an artist in general. I created my KNOTZ brand almost two years ago. Just a baby to the scene, I started going out and about to different shows around the town. It didn’t take long for me to meet all kinds of amazingly talented people who began to influence my work. Everything from DJ’s, producers, promoters, even the people attending the event all began to shape who I was becoming as an artist. Then, back in February, I decided to partner up with SJPJ to create WhiteNoiize.

WhiteNoiize is supposed to be an outlet for collaboration and community. To showcase the amazing talents all around us and give each other a voice. From the get-go, the community outreach and support of WhiteNoiize has been nothing but amazing. Every month it seems to grow exponentially! We’ve gotten to meet so many talented people and showcase their work, all within our first year.

Recently, I decided to further my collaboration efforts and began to work on my first huge release “Trying” with my buddy Mark (Disaiple). He was the first person to teach me the basics of producing (and is STILL teaching me things). This track was such a big deal for me because of how many firsts it was. First time collabing on a track, first time singing on a track that I wrote, first time making a future bass release. The track came out better than I could have expected and the support from the community is still blowing my mind.

Now, I’m excited to be releasing the stems for my new track to you guys! I’ll be putting together a remix album with some talent from the community. You can download the stems below. All submissions are due by SEPTEMBER 1ST. Please email your remixes as a private link to knotz.music1@gmail.com to be considered for the album! Expect for the album to come out around SEPTEMBER 30TH.

CLICK HERE FOR THE TRYING STEMS

Collaboration is so important. From working on music with each other, to just spreading ideas, collaboration can bring the best out of everyone. Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there. That’s what we did with WhiteNoiize and now look! We’ve got our own little Village now!

To end off this post, I’m announcing my new release coming MONDAY, JULY 31ST. The track is entitled “Clowning Around”  and was actually a three-way collab between Houston locals (and previous WhiteNoiize guest artists) XWIRE & MAEL. Be on the lookout for this new track! As always, thank you for the support, and don’t forget to support each other!!!!

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POST 095 – Our newest member is…

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Welcome to the collective GIO! 

We are always scouting new members to join our team, and this guy has been nothing but supportive and ambitious from the beginning. You may remember GIO’s track he did over on WhiteNoiize a few weeks back. Always a good sport, we are stoked to have him finally become “one of the boiiz”!

Hey My name is Gio, I am a DJ/Producer! I’m really excited to be part of the collective and i look forward to doing great things with these awesome guys!

Connect with GIO
SOUNDCLOUD: @mynameisgio
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/Mynameisgiomusic
INSTAGRAM: @Mynameisgiomusic

ALSO! Today is the LAST DAY to sign up for t-shirt preorders! You don’t need to pay right now, but you do need to sign up! http://www.bit.ly/WNCshirt

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POST 091 – “Don’t Get Discouraged; It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint!”

This week’s Saturday blog post is from collective member Saylus. check out some of his words of wisdom in the post below!

Many people think that they can just pick up a audio workplace program, Many people think that they can just pick up a audio workplace program,download a few samples, and start making cool beats, which they can, but only if they want to sound like someone who isn’t themselves, and that’s not what we want. People get so caught up in expectations that they can lose touch of reality and how producing actually works and what it takes.

There’s more to just producing that making some cool tracks, and it can take a while to establish or even discover who you want to be and more importantly, what you want to sound like. There are so few people that can open a music production program on the first try and make something that sounds professional, and that’s just because all of this takes practice and research. It can be very overwhelming when just starting out because there is so much information to take in, but just sit back, take a deep breath, and do your homework.

Most of the big name producers had been making beats for years before they even got put on the map. Just because they are big and successful now, does notm ean that they have not faced the same struggles as any other producer who is just starting out.B aby steps are required, maximum effort is required, and not giving up IS. REQUIRED. It can be discouraging, but remember why you’re doing it; for the music. If you’re in it for the money,drop production right now and go get a real degree and a real job.

Making music is not a guarantee for money, but it is a guarantee for personal satisfaction if you’re doing it for the right reasons.
-Saylus

POST 087 – Shirt PreOrders and New Show!

Happy Saturday folks!

It is amazing to reflect back on the past 20 weeks of the Collective and see how much we’ve grown in such a short period of time. The support from the community has been nothing but supportive and we are excited to keep things going!

Firstly- we finally have our “Just Noiize” shirts available for preorder! Fill out the form at http://bit.ly/WNCshirt to secure your order, then we will contact you after the 15th about collecting your payment!

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We are also excited to announce that The Collective will be doing our own show in the Clear Lake/Webster side of Houston August 5th! More information to come, but expect your fav WhiteNoiize boiiz to be dropping some EDM for you guys as you enjoy a few drinks and hangout in this awesome venue!

Stay tuned for more!

POST 072 – Sound Design by XWire

This weeks guest artist XWire brings you this weeks blog post about Sound Design.

As someone who experiments daily with new sounds, I often get asked “how do you make that sound in so-and-so song?!” or “What plugins do you use for your sounds?!”. To be honest, depending on the track you also have to ask yourself, does this sound flow with the dynamic of the song? Is this something that will make the song stand out and be different than the rest of your productions?
I usually use Serum, NI Massive, Gladiator, and NI FM-8 for most of my sounds, and that includes leads, pads, bass, atmospheric sounds, everything really. It’s not about what plugins you use, it’s about how you use them and if you know how to use them. A beginner could have a copy of XFer Serum but if he doesn’t know how to use it, nothing will come out of it.

Something I’ve always told my friends who want to learn sound design: practice.  Start by making a couple of “YOY” sounds, (that’s what I did, and you can hear it in my latest release “Error Code 404” by the way) in which the main bass is actually just a squarified version of a “YOY” sound.

1412935330_3doscEventually you will get the sound you were looking for, even if you don’t get the sound you were trying to make, you end up with some really satisfying results because you get to know your plugins a little more. -Xwire

POST 060 – “Stage Presence, Keeping the Energy Flowing”

Hey guys, Saylus here bringing you the blog post this week for The Whitenoiize
Collective and I will be keeping is short and sweet talking about stage presence.
“But Saylus, what’s stage presence?” Glad you asked! You see that guy standing on
stage pressing buttons, turning knobs, and screaming, “HEY!” in to the mic every
off beat? Well that’s a “DJ,” and people pay a lot of money to see some of these
guys play. When people go to these shows, they are expecting just that, a show.
Bright lights and loud speakers can only take you so far. This is where stage
presence comes in.

It’s the DJs job to help guide the energy of the crowd both during the high and low points of their set, and besides a train-wrecked transition, there’s nothing more off-putting than a DJ who doesn’t dance to his or her own music. I little movement on stage goes a long way, especially with smaller crowds that just need a little motivation to get out on the floor and dance.

When they see you up there having a good time, they want to get up and have a good time too. And even if they don’t, it’s still more entertaining to watch someone going nuts and dancing around on stage than it is to watch a piece of wood touch the turntables every few seconds. Simply put; keep it
live, keep it lit.

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photo by marisa hugonnett

POST 055 – Keeping it Simple

This weeks blog post is by collective member RNZØ.

Yeah, yeah, by now you’ve probably heard this a million times, but it still stands! What’s up fellow producers, RNZØ here taking over for the week here at The Whitenoiize Collective starting with a blog post.

So music is an art, right. As you draw, you try to keep it neat & precise, so when finished, you want to capture your audience attention. Of course, you make it the way you want but you also try not to lose yourself or be overwhelmed by what you create. In other words, keep it simple. Too many elements or different instruments at any moment in the song and you risk overwhelming your listener.
As for myself, I try not to make my songs complex because I would lose my mind trying to find where that one sample went or where is that synth coming from & so on. If you really listen well to my other songs, they really consist of 15, sometimes 10 or less tracks. I don’t want to lose the audience attention when they hear my songs & neither do you when they hear your song, right. So next time you work on a new song,  try applying this method.

“Less is more, keep it simple” is all I’m really trying to say but like I said before, you’ve heard this many times, still I can’t stress this enough.
That is all for my my blog post! Also be sure to be on the lookout for song “Amour” that’ll be releasing here on The Whitenoiize tomorrow!
Till next time. RNZØ

POST 051 – Week 12 @WhiteNoiize

O HI.

Welcome to another week at The WhiteNoiize Collective!

Last week was also an exciting time for collective member INTRAVERSE who played direct support at Stereo Live for HUCCI. INTRAVERSE played an amazing set for his main stage debut! Make sure you follow all of our collective members on Facebook so you can find out about more appearances.

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“Zacc Atwood (INTRAVERSE) passing off the decks to HUCCI.” PHOTO CREDIT: Marisa Hugonnett

You can expect another release this week as always. This time we are featuring collective member RNZØ! Check back Wednesday for the tune!

WNC-012 RNZØ – “Amour” COMING WEDNESDAY 5.3.17

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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 RNZØ
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/rnzomusic/
SOUNDCLOUD: @rnzoofficial
TWITTER: www.twitter.com/rnzomusic

POST 039 – The newest member of WhiteNoiize…

This week was another fun week at WhiteNoiize. We had a new track from FEEL THIS! as well as a special guest DJ mix from DJ Kosko. But we do have something else planned for this week. Get ready to meet our newest member of the collective! Well, you actually already met him!

Houston local and previous guest feature SAYLUS will be joining us as the fifth member of The WhiteNoiize collective. This guy is nothing but a good time. Always bringing about some jams and good vibes. We are sure you’ll love what Saylus has to offer.

Next week will be out last week of guest releases and then it is back to collective members for the following five weeks! So start writing your tracks and submit to our email for a future release!

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POST 029 – How to Read a Crowd

 Each week, we leave Saturday open for a blog post about some of the things on our mind here at WhiteNoiize. This weeks post is about “How to Read a Crowd” by  SJPJ.

As a dj you control the experience, what you choose to play and how you choose to play it dictates the flow of a night. A lot of the time we as djs have this pretty set plan of the kind of set and vibe we set out to play for that night. But I’ve found from my personally experience that sometimes things don’t go according to plan. What I mean by that is that the crowd just isn’t into what you’re playing for whatever reason. Doesn’t make you a bad dj or artist by an means but what it does mean is learning how to read a crowd and guage their responsiveness to what you are playing.

The idea of reading a crowd comes down to looking up at them and seeing how they are feeling what you are playing. Simple enough right? Well the easy part is looking up, the next step is understanding how much they really like what you are playing. If you are playing dubstep for example and people aren’t headbanging it might be that the kind of dubstep is not what they are into. So how to fix a crowd not being into what you are playing? This is where experience plays a big role in this but a good way to start practicing this is to change your vibe midway through your set. Now this requires a huge library, you should always be building your library, but that’s a topic for another day.

So after changing it up a few times you’ll figure out what they are into and at that point you’ll be tuned into your audience This takes a ton of practice and a lot of exerimenting but as long as you are working towards it it’ll be second nature. Thanks again guys and best of luck out there!

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