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The Top 2 Mistakes That Newbie EDM Producers Make

Someone asked me: “What, in your opinion are most common mistakes that most beginners make when producing electronic music?” The top two mistakes really boil down to: a lack of hearing the big audio picture, and an unbridled desire to make things louder. I explain everything in the post.

Netlabelism Interviewed Me About QED Records

Netlabelism, the (online) Netlabel magazine, contacted me a month ago to ask if I wanted to be interviewed regarding QED Records. Of course I said yes! They were impressed with the sheer number of releases that my humble netlabel seemed to have and wanted some tips on how to effectively curate so much content.

I was quite up front with them that the QED Records catalog number was deceiving since the very first release was qd-4200. So no, we did not have 4,200+ releases just a mere 72. Still, it was a chance for me to take a look at what I could’ve done better to promote and publicize QED Records music to the rest of the world.

Interview with Philippine National Artist Lucio San Pedro

In 1999, as editor of Channels, an entertainment magazine for a cable TV company, I had the privilege of interviewing Philippine national artist Lucio San Pedro. This was a year before he passed away. Little did I know how much impact that afternoon’s conversation would have on how I create music.

I Have 28 Days to Record a New Album

Back in 2010, I joined a month-long music challenge: to produce and record an album within the 28 days of February. The result was my third full-length album, Experimentum Crucis, which I am mighty proud of. I’ve decided to join the fray again this year and align myself with other crazed musicians squeezing their creativity out in a month of quick decisions and quick edits that we call the RPM Challenge 2013.

And Now for Some House Music, Acid42 Style

Looking for a house music album download? Haven’t danced in a while and itching for something to groove to? Then this one’s for you. Presenting my fourth full-length studio album entitled QUATTUOR IN PAVIMENTUM, which is latin for “four on the floor.”

This album is built for dancing. All six tracks are house music tunes with the trademark four-to-the-floor kick drums, but on top of the beats you’ll find: symphonic strings, melodramatic melodies, ethnic vocal chants, robotic voices, electro boogaloo, and all sorts of acid jazz elements that make me feel all tingly inside.

Creativity Lessons from a Nine-Year Old Boy and His Cardboard Arcade

Nine-year old Caine Monroy built an entire game arcade out of cardboard boxes, tape, brown paper bags, calculators and string — because he wanted to own and manage his very own arcade. And that goal pushed him toward a creative endeavour that fulfilled his artistic need. In the end, it brought warmth and happiness to many.