At 12/8/11 09:37 PM, jarrydn wrote:
I reckon you should just do whatever you want to do, fuck the haterz. For me personally, I've been getting into electronic music production over the past year, and been through so many distinctly different genres. It's taught me a lot about production over-all, but means that I haven't mastered/perfected all of the techniques required for a specific genre of music. This is fine for me because I like genre bending, but could not sit down and write a pure dubstep/electro/breaks/trance track even if I tried as hard as I could.
Well I'm making Glitch Hop because I really do like it, not just because of a label :)
What I'll be doing now, and what I made a mistake of in the past by not doing, is make like 2 Glitch Hop tracks, and then go ambient/something totally different for about 3 songs, that will all turn out meh, and then go back to Glitch Hop. I find my best stuff comes out of a contrast of the things I've been producing in the past while. If I try doing only Dubstep for a long while, then after the first or second or third track they start becoming regurgitations of previous ideas and just shitty overall.
At 12/8/11 09:18 PM, Tc572 wrote:
Woah, I think you guys completely misunderstood what I was saying. I went through my experimentation phase a long time ago, and for like a year now I've been making progressive house/trance. I think it would be a terrible idea for me to start trying remixes in genres I don't know.
Erm...one thing is totally wrong about your train of thought...
There is no experimentation phase. That should never go away. And it is never a terrible idea of trying remixes in a totally different genre. Like I said before (though then again, this is purely from my own experience), I gain "skill" in most genres not by how much I do something, but from the contrast of things I do. It's like both learning what to do, and what NOT to do, except with other genres you can add to your "main" genre.
By doing something else, you realize what is distinct about another genre, and so in a funny way makes you better in a different genre than the track you just made.
BLAH, I have verbal diarrhea tonight...