Voice of Electronic Music (VEM)

The Voice of Electronic Music podcast: Music production, DJ’ing, music industry, and promotion.

Voice of Electronic Music #69 - Classic Violin in Electronic Music - PFuzz (Violinist & Producer)

November 29th, 2020

PFuzz is a classically trained violinist, music producer, and violin instructor who makes classical music inspired and injected bass house music.

@1:00 Intro
@3:00 How PFuzz decided found inspiration from for her music in classical music
@6:00 getting back into making music from taking a break
@8:30 The difficult switch from Logic to Ableton and why the switch was made
@17:00 Utopia show and Bill Gates predicting the Corona Virus
@20:00 Distracting ourselves during the initial quarantine
@22:00 Using Reason Studios in Ableton Live as a modular environment
@26:00 Getting sounds in your head into your DAW
@41:00 The struggle of dynamics vs loudness
@52:00 Working with classical musicians and standing out being different
@56:30 Dealing with wanting to be social during quarantine (aka Zoom parties)
@1:01:00 A potential renaissance in art and music after quarantine?
@1:09:00 How PFuzz injects classic violin into dance music
@1:18:00 Waiting 3 years for a custom electric violin
@1:22:00 Recording the violin with line-in vs microphone and preamp
@1:25:00 Squeezing the most out of your music gear before buying new stuff

PFuzz's Social Media:
Soundcloud: https://tinyurl.com/y5sl5xvu
Facebook: https://tinyurl.com/yxkjkqcn
Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/yyc82nnj
Bandcamp: https://tinyurl.com/y2zdp6rt
Instagram: https://tinyurl.com/yy39p6tf
Twitter: https://tinyurl.com/yx8gsely

Finding great guests, scheduling podcast episodes, recording, editing, and posting episodes is not easy. It's a labor of love but also a lot of work. There are often many difficulties in the process, often new challenges entirely, just to host and produce each episode. If you’d like to help keep episodes coming as well as ensure more guests, as well as more frequency, please consider donating to help fund the Voice of Electronic Music Podcast and our efforts:
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VEM Stitcher: http://tinyurl.com/yy6cbaub
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Halcyon, San Francisco: http://www.halcyon-sf.com/main/

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Voice of Electronic Music #68 - Don’t Over Think Music - Frida Joy (DMT LBL)

October 7th, 2020

Frida Joy is a music producer, DJ, and DEEP MNML TECH record label owner and operator. 

@5:25 - Remembering when electronic dance music was still on terrestrial radio
@9:40 - Throwing raves and parties in Chicago's music scene
@13:50 - Injecting classic 90's dance sounds into your music
@17:20 - When to start arranging and structuring your song
@24:00 - Learning new DAWs
@30:25 - Selecting samples saving time while composing
@34:20 - Frida's studio gear & performing live
@39:00 - Using swing vs manually adjusting MIDI notes
@44:00 - Do you actually need better monitors?
@50:00 - Living in a Japanese tea house & urban gardening
@56:00 - Healthy distractions from making music
@1:02:00 - Tattooing as a hobby & making home-made Sauerkraut and Kimchi
@1:09:30 - Pickle-back whiskey shots at Iceberg Cowboys camp at Burning Man
@1:14:45 - Silver linings of Corona Virus quarantine
@1:22:00 - Frida's gear-lust list
@1:30:00 - Starting the Deep MNML Tech record label

Frida Joy's Social Media:
Soundcloud: https://tinyurl.com/yyv3skba 
Facebook: https://tinyurl.com/y4ph4nwv

DEEP MNML TECH Social Media:
Website: https://tinyurl.com/y2yymkm4
Instagram: https://tinyurl.com/y39hdefy
Facebook: https://tinyurl.com/y2ezaeyd

Finding great guests, scheduling podcast episodes, recording, editing, and posting episodes is not easy. It's a labor of love but also a lot of work. There are often many difficulties in this process, often new challenges entirely, just to host and produce each episode. If you’d like to help keep episodes coming as well as ensure more guests, as well as more frequency, please consider donating to help fund the Voice of Electronic Music Podcast and my efforts:
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VEM Stitcher: http://tinyurl.com/yy6cbaub
VEM Podbean: https://scottbrio.podbean.com/
Periscope: https://www.pscp.tv/scottbrio/

Halcyon, San Francisco: http://www.halcyon-sf.com/main/

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Voice of Electronic Music #67 - Trance at Festivals - Niko Zografos (Phoria/TFSF)

September 4th, 2020

Niko Zografos is a trance DJ and music producer who's played all over the world including world class nightclubs and music festivals like Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC). He's got a trance music radio show called Phoria Radio and works closely with Trance Family San Francisco. 

5:10 Throwing Trance shows at Ruby Skye in the early 2000's
11:00 Advice for beginner DJs
15:00 Gems from the early day's of Trance music
18:00 DAW controllers and hardware
23:00 Promotion and consistency
29:00 Staying focused and inspired in the studio
36:00 Music theory vs writing melodies by ear
44:30 Niko's signature sounds
50:00 Being critical of your own music
59:00 Brain hacks and productivity
1:01:40 Niko's studio setup and VST synthesizers
1:11:00 Playing festivals-- Dream State Mexico and Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC)
1:20:00 Being prepared as a DJ
1:25:00 Submitting your music to labels
1:36:30 What makes your music original?
1:42:00 Staying sane during a quarantine & the future of music venues

Niko's Social Media:
Facebook: https://tinyurl.com/y55368ps
Instagram: https://tinyurl.com/y6d4p7g9
Soundcloud: https://tinyurl.com/y3ogjdw5
Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/yyu3kr3s

Phoria Events & Radio:
Website: https://tinyurl.com/y2qjtmvf
Facebook: https://tinyurl.com/y2pqjl9a

Trance Family SF:
Facebook: https://tinyurl.com/yyy4jueb

Finding great guests, scheduling podcast episodes, recording, editing, and posting episodes is not easy. It's a labor of love but also a lot of work. There are often many difficulties in this process, often new challenges entirely, just to host and produce each episode. If you’d like to help keep episodes coming as well as ensure more guests, as well as more frequency, please consider donating to help fund the Voice of Electronic Music Podcast and my efforts:
Direct via Website: https://tinyurl.com/yach54fy

If you'd like an easy way to listen to new episodes and be notified of new episodes, follow us here:
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VEM iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/y2vr7lvq
VEM Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/yddjof58
VEM Soundcloud: https://tinyurl.com/y2yfs7o4
VEM Stitcher: http://tinyurl.com/yy6cbaub
VEM Podbean: https://scottbrio.podbean.com/
Periscope: https://www.pscp.tv/scottbrio/

Halcyon, San Francisco: http://www.halcyon-sf.com/main/

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Voice of Electronic Music #66 - Knowledge Over Gear - SHDWS (Nightbass)

August 26th, 2020

SHDWS is a tech house music producer and DJ with releases on Nightbass with support from artists like AC Slater, Malaa, Wax Motif, Jack Beats, Valention Khan, Bijou, Botnek, and others.

SHDWS Social Media:
Beatport: https://tinyurl.com/y26cx6f7
Soundcloud: https://tinyurl.com/y6zppz2z
Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/yxq6z6ox

Facebook: https://tinyurl.com/y4l25s4g
Instagram: https://tinyurl.com/y3xey4vr
Twitter: https://tinyurl.com/y2lk3jxf

Nightbass Social Media:
Website: https://tinyurl.com/y529mf8j

Beatport: https://tinyurl.com/yy3x5dn3
Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/y3nqumv9
Instagram: https://tinyurl.com/y3fpm8y6
Facebook: https://tinyurl.com/y459zchf

Finding great guests, scheduling podcast episodes, recording, editing, and posting episodes is not easy. This is a labor of love but also a lot of work. There are often many difficulties in this process, often new challenges entirely, just to host and produce each episode. If you’d like to help keep episodes coming as well as ensure more guests, as well as more frequency, please consider donating to help fund the Voice of Electronic Music Podcast and my efforts:
Direct via Website: https://tinyurl.com/yach54fy

If you'd like an easy way to listen to new episodes and be notified of new episodes, follow us here:
VEM Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/y37ur338
VEM iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/y2vr7lvq
VEM Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/yddjof58
VEM Soundcloud: https://tinyurl.com/y2yfs7o4
VEM Stitcher: http://tinyurl.com/yy6cbaub
VEM Podbean: https://scottbrio.podbean.com/
Periscope: https://www.pscp.tv/scottbrio/

Halcyon, San Francisco: http://www.halcyon-sf.com/main/

#SHDWS #Nightbass #TechHouse

Voice of Electronic Music #65 - Singles VS Albums - Riffa (OKNF Collective)

August 10th, 2020

Riffa is a tech house music producer and DJ from the East Coast. He's exploded into the West Coast music scene over the last few years with his and shares stages with some of electronic music's best DJ's.  He's also acts as A&R for OKNF Collective Record Label. 

Riffa's Social Media:
Facebook: https://tinyurl.com/y2x8zgbp
Soundcloud: https://tinyurl.com/y6ztf624
Instagram: https://tinyurl.com/y2as8f98
Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/y39cv5mu
"RUMP SHAKERS" Playlist: https://tinyurl.com/y3z6rq3t

OKNF Collective Social Media:
Facebook: https://tinyurl.com/y3qytwsp
Soundcloud: https://tinyurl.com/szcm8wm
Instagram: https://tinyurl.com/y5zov2jd
Spotify Discography: https://tinyurl.com/y2jupzpp

Finding great guests, scheduling podcast episodes, recording, editing, and posting episodes is not easy. This is a labor of love but also a lot of work. There are often many difficulties in this process, often new challenges entirely, just to host and produce each episode. If you’d like to help keep episodes coming as well as ensure more guests, as well as more frequency, please consider donating to help fund the Voice of Electronic Music Podcast and my efforts:
Direct via Website: https://tinyurl.com/yach54fy

If you'd like an easy way to listen to new episodes and be notified of new episodes, follow us here:
VEM Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/y37ur338
VEM iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/y2vr7lvq
VEM Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/yddjof58
VEM Soundcloud: https://tinyurl.com/y2yfs7o4
VEM Stitcher: http://tinyurl.com/yy6cbaub
VEM Podbean: https://scottbrio.podbean.com/
Periscope: https://www.pscp.tv/scottbrio/

Halcyon, San Francisco: http://www.halcyon-sf.com/main/

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Voice of Electronic Music #64 - Song Tagging Platform - Albert Gruber (AlBird/Seeqnc)

August 7th, 2020

Albert is a music producer, and DJ from Berlin, Germany. He's also a co-founder of Seeqnc- a song tagging platform and app that allows musician's to be notified and payed for their songs as they're being played around the world. Imagine getting an extra $25-200 a week or month for your music while being notified on your smartphone? Seeqnc is trying to better the music industry one song at a time.

Albert Gruber's Social Media (AlBird): 
Facebook: https://tinyurl.com/yye3vuv2
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/djalbird
Mixcloud: https://tinyurl.com/y22moc3f
Instagram: https://tinyurl.com/y4decjlt

Seeqnc Social Media:
Website: https://tinyurl.com/y4n5b8wt
Instagram: https://tinyurl.com/y4a6dy77

Linkedin: https://tinyurl.com/y32k9mtr

Finding great guests, scheduling podcast episodes, recording, editing, and posting episodes is not easy. This is a labor of love but also a lot of work. There are often many difficulties in this process, often new challenges entirely, just to host and produce each episode. If you’d like to help keep episodes coming as well as ensure more guests, as well as more frequency, please consider donating to help fund the Voice of Electronic Music Podcast and my efforts:

Direct via Website: https://tinyurl.com/yach54fy

If you'd like an easy way to listen to new episodes and be notified of new episodes, follow us here:
VEM Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/y37ur338
VEM iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/y2vr7lvq
VEM Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/yddjof58
VEM Soundcloud: https://tinyurl.com/y2yfs7o4
VEM Stitcher: http://tinyurl.com/yy6cbaub
VEM Podbean: https://scottbrio.podbean.com/
Periscope: https://www.pscp.tv/scottbrio/

Halcyon, San Francisco: http://www.halcyon-sf.com/main/

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Voice of Electronic Music #63 - A&R for a Record Label - N808 (Admit One Records)

July 10th, 2020

N808 is co-owner and A&R for Admid One Records, a tech house and house music record label, as well as a DJ and producer who makes bassy 808 style house music tracks.

N808 Social Media:
Beatport: https://tinyurl.com/ya9sxkk9
Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/y6v2qyux
Soundcloud: https://tinyurl.com/ya4szfwl
Facebook: https://tinyurl.com/yadh5y4e
Instagram: https://tinyurl.com/y7bw7vy7

Admit One Records:
Soundcloud: https://tinyurl.com/yavqxhtf
Beatport: https://tinyurl.com/yyparsdh
Instagram: https://tinyurl.com/y72q8dhn

If you like what we're doing at the Voice of Electronic Music Podcast, please consider supporting us:
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VEM Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/yddjof58
VEM Soundcloud: https://tinyurl.com/y2yfs7o4
VEM Stitcher: http://tinyurl.com/yy6cbaub
VEM Podbean: https://scottbrio.podbean.com/
Periscope: https://www.pscp.tv/scottbrio/

Halcyon, San Francisco: http://www.halcyon-sf.com/main/

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Voice of Electronic Music #62 - Finding the Groove - Nightlab (UndrTheRadr)

June 29th, 2020

Nightlab is a DJ and music producer. He makes tech house and has played music for many years in Vegas and all around the Bay Area.

Nightlab's Social Media:
Soundcloud: https://tinyurl.com/ydxetnls
Facebook: https://tinyurl.com/ycdasux3
Band is in Town: https://tinyurl.com/y8ekqpq9

If you like what we're doing at the Voice of Electronic Music Podcast, please consider supporting us:
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VEM Soundcloud: https://tinyurl.com/y2yfs7o4
VEM Stitcher: http://tinyurl.com/yy6cbaub
VEM Podbean: https://scottbrio.podbean.com/
Periscope: https://www.pscp.tv/scottbrio/

Halcyon, San Francisco: http://www.halcyon-sf.com/main/

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Voice of Electronic Music #61 - Business of Music - Homero Espinosa (Moulton Music)

June 22nd, 2020

Homero Espinosa is a music producer and DJ from San Francisco. He's had decades of experience in the industry and runs his own music label, Moulton Music where he releases classic groovy west-coast house tracks with artists like Mark Farina, David Harness, DJ Heather, Doc Martin, Phaze Dee, Allen Craig, and Tony Hewitt. He also has produced songs that have made their way to various other labels, notably: Tango Recordings, Viva! Recordings, Nite Grooves, i! Records, Strictly Rhythm, and Robsoul Recordings.

Homero Espinosa Social Media:
Website: https://tinyurl.com/ybxb4kzx
Beatport: https://tinyurl.com/ybejvwwl
Soundcloud: https://tinyurl.com/yc22g42q
Instagram: https://tinyurl.com/yabwxxwb
Resident Advisor: https://tinyurl.com/ycp3ep6b
Facebook: https://tinyurl.com/yc6l8x2f

Moulton Music Social Media:
Website: https://tinyurl.com/y94z6ov4
Beatport: https://tinyurl.com/y8alfsnn
Soundcloud: https://tinyurl.com/ybyas734
Instagram: https://tinyurl.com/yazmg5be
Resident Advisor: https://tinyurl.com/y8uuqoll
Facebook: https://tinyurl.com/y9o9s29f

If you like what we're doing at the Voice of Electronic Music Podcast, please consider supporting us by becoming a patron:
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VEM Soundcloud: https://tinyurl.com/y2yfs7o4
VEM Stitcher: http://tinyurl.com/yy6cbaub
VEM Podbean: https://scottbrio.podbean.com/
Periscope: https://www.pscp.tv/scottbrio/

Halcyon, San Francisco: http://www.halcyon-sf.com/main/

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Voice of Electronic Music #60 - Club Only Tracks- IceCreams (Admit One Records)

June 10th, 2020

IceCreams is a tech house and bass house producer from San Francisco. He's part of the Admit One Records team which releases Beatport charting songs that are often supported by notable DJ's in the industry and heard at festivals and clubs around the world.

IceCreams Social Media:
Soundcloud: https://tinyurl.com/ybskpo5f
Facebook: https://tinyurl.com/y7mvr97p
Instagram: https://tinyurl.com/ybuodgv3

Admit One Records:
Soundcloud: https://tinyurl.com/yavqxhtf
Beatport: https://tinyurl.com/yyparsdh
Instagram: https://tinyurl.com/y72q8dhn

If you like what we're doing at the Voice of Electronic Music Podcast, please consider supporting us by becoming a patron for mugs, shirts, early access to videos, additional content, and more.
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VEM Stitcher: http://tinyurl.com/yy6cbaub
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