Voice of Electronic Music (VEM)

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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

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