I was chatting to a friend of mine Gabriel (some of you might know him as Gremlinz).
He said he really liked this little remix Loxy and I had made about a year back of one of our own tracks and said it should be released.
The thought of releasing it had never even occurred to me.
Because that remix was made in a rush before a gig (literally in about an hour) only for ourselves to play out.
And in hindsight, I wasn’t even too pleased with it.
Yet there he was saying it is one of the best things he’s heard from us.
It’s hard to predict what people are gonna like.
(Anyone running a record label knows this is true…)
It has taken me by surprise countless of times.
Now, obviously there has to be some sort of quality control in place…
But many times I see people (myself included) going too far with it.
You are blind to your own material.
Don’t hold back your music.
That kind of mentality is just bad for you and it gets you nowhere!
Once the tune is done, let it go.
See what people think.
There could be someone out there who would enjoy hearing it.
And if there’s one, there are others…
And who knows where that could take you.
That’s how music works.
Think of some of the most prolific and successful producers out there…
Let’s say, someone like… Calibre.
Do you think he got where he is now by sitting on his tunes?
NO. He puts it out there and moves on to the next thing.
There are countless of other examples.
It just works like that.
Constantly put yourself out there.
Make mistakes and expose yourself to critique
That is the real school of music.
What have you got to lose?