Producer Sessions is a sequence from Dancing Astronaut meant to shine a brighter mild on the producer neighborhood. Each quantity will information producers in direction of professionals of their discipline.
13 launched his Old World Order EP off Mad Decent, which was produced solely with analog gear together with a Moog Sub 37, Behringer Model D, and bass guitar. The two-time REZZ collaborator, on “DRUGS!” and “The Crazy Ones” off her Certain Kind of Magic album.
The incognito artist is thought for his eerie sound design and bass heavy tilt, having toured with REZZ on a part of her her Certain Kind of Magic tour. Old World Order is a three-track EP that options the beforehand launched and physique trembling “Uppercut,” the slashing “Lost Voices,” and the bottom quivering “Rude Boy.” He joined Dancing Astronaut for an unique, producer-centric interview on his course of, prime gear objects, and extra.
What was your go-to synth for the EP?
Lots of this EP is predicated on resampling my sound design, I discover it extra releasing. I like having the ability to warp and reprocess sounds to attain distinctive outcomes.
Any particular VST that actually took the manufacturing house?
It’s laborious to pinpoint one, however I really feel like my Moog Sub 37 & bass guitar actually breathed life into it.
Which tune took probably the most work and why?
That must be “Uppercut.” Once I received the preliminary thought down, I knew it was going to be a particular one. From there I grew to become obsessive about perfecting it. Also having the sub at 32.7hz made mixing the monitor somewhat little bit of a nightmare.
What influenced the title “13”?
The extra I progressed with producing, the extra I discovered my sound, which went in a darkish/sketchy route. I felt just like the quantity 13 displays that sound as a result of it’s usually regarded as an unfortunate quantity; nevertheless, it’s additionally thought of a fortunate quantity in some cultures. I attempt for distinction in my music. You’ll positively see extra of this in future tasks.
How would you outline your sound?
I’ve gone by means of so many musical phases. I’ve listened to just about every part underneath the solar, however the one style that’s caught with me since I used to be a baby was hip-hop. I discovered as soon as I began letting my hip-hop influences shine in my manufacturing, I began to get my very own distinctive sound. It’s shines by means of in my drum patterns in nearly all my songs.
What DAW do you employ and why?
I exploit FL studio. One of my good pals Dan launched me to it again once I grew to become fascinated about producing, and I’ve caught with it since. I’ve thought of switching to Ableton, however I’m snug with FL.
What is your manufacturing course of like?
My manufacturing course of is somewhat chaotic, I don’t begin with something in particular. I’ll undergo a complete bunch of various concepts earlier than I lastly decide on one, it often begins with some kind of phrase that catches my ear. I sometimes have days the place I’ll solely solely work on drums, leads, fills and so on. Then I’ll sit down and discover one I need to elaborate on, and most of the time I’ll have one other thought that matches proper in with it.
What was probably the most troublesome sound to overcome on the undertaking?
The drums on “Lost Voices” was a tricky one. It was clashing lots the subs, however I beloved how full it sounded. Finding the steadiness between the 2 took me awhile however thank god for multiband transient shapers.
Do you will have any distinctive studio habits?
I’m undecided if that is distinctive, but when I’m caught on one thing, I’ll keep up late and use sleep deprivation to my benefit. I’ll take concepts into a totally totally different route than I usually would. Then the subsequent day, I’ll sit down with a extra centered and rested thoughts and deal with it head on.
You’re taking part in Beyond Wonderland in March, what can followers count on out of your set?
Expect a heavy, bass-centric set with plenty of hip-hop combined in. Also count on plenty of unreleased tunes from yours really and pals.
What is subsequent for 13?
My crew & I've plenty of thrilling issues deliberate for 2019. Expect extra music, audio/visible releases, and exhibits. There’s a lot occurring proper now, and I’m past excited to share all of it.