Skrillex and Deadmau5 are among a few of the top electro artists and continue to inspire electro wannabes across the globe…
If you have landed on this page you are probably all ready using all the necessary equipment such as DAW, VST’s, Ableton Live, Reason, Logic, or FL Studio. You may have bought yourself one of the best midi-controllers on the market, and an expensive set of KRK speakers, but still feel a bit disillusioned by your production work.
Well the first thing you obviously have to do is learn your craft, and if you come from a musical background; such as Skrillex did as he was formerly in a Screamo band, and you can play musical instruments, then this knowledge will give you a head-start with your production work.
When you first get into electronic music – your initial inspiration generally comes from an artist that has made it all the way to the top. They’ve been signed up by various record labels, are a selling their tracks on Beatport, and maybe doing live performances around the globe. It’s inevitable that you will try and emulate your favourite artist such as the likes of Skrillex, and Deadmau 5, especially if you like certain aspects of their style like the gritty and wobble sounds.
I’ve been listening to a lot of wannabe electro artists on SoundCloud for a while now, and I must admit that I do get a bit tired of hearing the same wobbles come out of a track, but at the same time – I can appreciate how difficult it is to create some new unique sounds.
The best thing that you can do is if you want to get noticed in the world of electro is to try and create something entirely unique. Uniqueness comes from within; it’s who you are as a person, your thoughts, feelings, and experiences in life. You can’t create unique sounds if you are trying to be like someone else, and besides – whichever artist you are trying to emulate, remember – they did it first, and they have put their unique stamp and trademark on it, hence all you are doing basically is reinventing the wheel.
I’m currently listening to some great and upcoming electro artists on SoundCloud. One of my latest favourites that is growing fast in popularity is ‘Minero’. How he hasn’t totally blown up just yet is beyond me. He’s really cracked it on the uniqueness scale and some his melodies are awesome, and his production skills are fluent, crisp and neat. Not sure of his musical background if any, but this guy is going to big.
Another one of my favourites that has caught my eye is ‘SynthKandi’, this guy’s created some individual unique sounds, and from reading his bio, he sure appreciates individuality, and is very much his own person. His tracks consisting of: Distorted saws, chipmunk vocals, trippy dirty glitches, high pitch scratches, and random synth work ooze uniqueness and creativity. His passion is for complextro and Moombhaton. ‘Synthkandi’ possesses no musical background and according to his bio – plays no musical instrument.
Incidentally – I have recently noticed that ‘Minero’ has left some positive feedback on one of ‘Synthkandi’s’ tracks, so it looks like this guys had some appreciation from a pro. Damn – wish it was me . . .
SynthKandi – Super Muscled Squirrels. .