MMS Sessions #004: Artifact
Following the success of our previous MMS Sessions with Ben Pearce, Denis Jones and Zed Bias, last week brought another successful event when we welcomed DJ / Producer Artifact as our special guest to MMS Sessions #004! Read on to find out what went on…
MMS Sessions Welcomes Producer Artifact
One of the most promising talented producers currently emerging, Artifact’s music brings together elements of bass, swing techno and analogue house. He’s had a successful 2013 /14 with releases on Purp & Soul, Somethinksounds & Kerri Chandler’s label MadTech Records. 2015 looks all set to be very bright for this young music producer.
Live Set Deconstruction & Production Know-How
The event saw this self-taught, quintessentially British bass & house music producer gave a detailed deconstruction of his lead track “How Did You Change?” Ft. Gates off his latest EP live on Ableton. From plugins to instruments to vocals, every base was covered.
Artifact also answered questions about his production techniques from the audience. When asked how long it took him on average to finish a track he answered: “About 9 or 10 hours to actually write a track, then another 20 hours or so of tweaking until it feels right.” The relentless tweaking of a track is a pain that we’re sure anyone who is producing their own music will understand!
Choosing the Right Agent and Working with Management
The young producer also offered a very honest and upfront insight into the music industry and spoke about his experiences of working with agencies and management. Moving on from his original agency, he highlighted that it was important to find an agency that “is the right fit for you” – whether that’s an agent that books you gigs that you are genuinely interested in doing or one that has the relevant experience within your genre.
Watch Again Online
As well as having a live audience at school of electronic music, MMS Sessions #004 was also live streamed online. You can watch the session again on our YouTube Channel.
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