Sonic Summer is nearly here! Beginning this Friday, June 22nd, Dot will be leading a select group of artists from around the world in an online program to create new music, develop business strategies for independent artists, and amplify each creator's authentic voice.
Through every decision we make, we have the opportunity to choose love over fear. Courage and bravery aren't traits that a few chosen people are born with. They are like muscles that can be exercised and developed over time with consistent practice.
We sat down with the Andorra-based engineer Jared Leopard (founder/lead engineer at Club Can’t Hear) to talk plugins, common mixing mistakes, and healthy workflow practices. Read the full conversation below!
"Sex is sacred. It wants to be delightful. It wants to be healing and pleasant; it is creative and expansive. I pray that this is all possible for people who do it and that we keep learning from each other, owning our voices, speaking our truth, and staying open."
Dot recently teamed up with Lucky Brand to share her influences, the stories behind her instruments, and new music video for "Silence Is Golden." Read the full feature and check out her style picks for this season here.
praying 🙏🏾 praying for strength, victory, and protection for our people as we resist our enemies. America’s infamous destruction of Brown and Black families is engrained in its history and it has never been okay. Today, our children are being stripped from their parents, thrown into and detained in camps, being challenged because they are FEARED by those who are in control.
Let us support and inspire each other to lead our communities out of this turmoil, out of this racism and xenophobia, out of this capitalism, out of this toxic systematic white hyper masculinity that has had the world fucked up for centuries.
Call 202-224-3121 or Text RESIST to 50409 (reply SENATE / if you live in DC text HOUSE) in support of SB 3036: the Keep Families Together Act. Don’t ignore it because it’s not happening to you directly.
Now is the time to make it clear that we ain’t the ones to play with.
TWO MORE DAYS UNTIL #SonicSummer2018 BEGINS!! So far we have 3 continents covered, and I couldn’t be more thrilled about the caliber of artists we have participating this year 🌍
If you’re a music-maker, it’s not too late to hop in this year’s program! I’m leading a select group of creators from around the globe through a course to create new music, develop business strategies for independent musicians, and amplify our authentic voices. LINK IN BIO FOR MORE INFO ⚡️
messiness is godliness
i still can’t keep time
Sonic Summer is less than a week away!! Psyched to be teaming up with @splice once again this season and hook up all of our artists with a ton of new sounds to work with over the duration of the program.
We've also got @jaredleopard from @clubcanthear on board this summer, so if you’re serious about having your songs start stacking up to commercial releases on a competitive level (consoles, tape machines, dynamics, loudness, EQ, compression and more), he will be showing us some crazy good strategies for elevating your music!!
Check the link in my bio for more info on how to join this season's artist development program ⚡️⚡️⚡️
in happy exhaustion. new single out next month, new audiovisual album coming this fall. all parts written, played, recorded, produced, mixed, mastered, directed, shot, and edited by some wild being that lives inside this body.
Indonesia, France, South Africa, Australia, Croatia, United Kingdom, Mexico, Germany, United States, Canada...
These are a handful of countries represented in this summer's #5dayEPchallenge, which I'm so excited to be starting TOMORROW at 10am pst sharp. Just spent my morning going through everyone's introductions and listening to independent music from all corners of the world, and I really don't have words for how excited I am for this week to begin. Inspired and beyond.
Today is the last day to join before we close the group, so follow the link in bio if you're a music-maker and want get in on the action!! This program is completely free and open to songwriters and producers of all experience levels, genres, styles, backgrounds, DAWs, genders, dietary preferences... just no complainers or excuse-makers ;)
low end theory appreciation post. i can't fit my respect and gratitude in a caption, but i gotta share some love today. low end changed the way i hear music. what an era. what an incredible act of service to music. i'm just in awe of what you guys have created over the years, and the immeasurable ways it has pushed independent music forward. what a home you've provided to so many, artists and music appreciators alike. i feel extremely lucky to have witnessed so many of my musical heros perform there, and to have had a dozen+ incredible opportunities to share my own music in the same space... beat sets, live shows, invitationals... all unforgettable times for me personally, and made me into the producer/musician that i'm continually growing into today. i'll never forget the time i followed a surprise flylo set by playing a live cover of one of his songs 😂 too many wild and hilarious and serendipitous moments there to count. thank you to kev for sharing so much wisdom with me over the years, from alpha pup intern to artist to having a little label of my own. thank you for giving me space to share music and grow as an artist before even knew what the heck was going on or what i wanted (i still don't but that's life). so much love to elvin for teaching me everything i know about hip hop and the 60s, and for bringing me out of my insecure little shell. you guys are all incredible people. may the legacy live on forever 🚀🛸🚀🛸🚀
@lowendtheory @daddykev #djnobody @gaslampkiller @djdstyles @mcnocando @alphapuprecords #lowendtheory
“If you put a musician in a place where he has to do something different from what he does all the time, then he can do that - but he's got to think differently in order to do it. He's got to play above what he knows - far above it. I've always told the musicians in my band to play what they know and then play above that. Because then anything can happen, and that's where great art and music happens." - Miles Davis
Hey producers and songwriters! The #5dayEPchallenge is officially back in action. Starting next Monday June 11, I’ll be leading a group of over 500 artists (and counting) from around the world in an online program where the goal is to push one another outside of our usual comfort zones and create 4 new songs in 5 days. Come as you are, all styles of music and experience levels welcome (just no haters, complainers, or excuse-makers). It’s completely FREE and open to all DAWs — all you need is some way to record sound and share it on the internet.
We all know how hard it can be to self-motivate and finish music if you’re a solo artist (or even if you’re in a familiar group), so this little challenge is designed to shake up your old patterns, link with musicians outside of your usual circles, and help push you past self-imposed limitations. Give it a shot and find out what you’re capable of when time is no longer an excuse!! _
The whole thing is run in a secret fb group, and you can join via the link in my bio. My goofy face will be going on fb live each day of the challenge to share new lessons and discussion topics, and there will be lots of open threads for music sharing, feedback, tips/tricks/techniques, and all sorts of other goodies. Group closes this sunday night. Tag a friend to participate with!!