5 Rules of Success from Adriatique

1) First of all have a dream, some people seem to loose their belief in dreams.

2) We just heard a sentence which seems to be true: “You have to show children that they need both in their lives, anchor & wings to fly”. Don’t forget that as an adult.

3) Try to evolve. Both as a human and artist. Show stamina, confidence in your work and stay grounded.

4) Support from the people that surround you and of course a little bit of luck to find them

5) Read this and the 5 rules of success from other artists :D .

April 24 / 2013
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April 17 / 2013
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5 Rules of Success from Josh Wink

1) Follow your heart. Not your head. Going by emotion and feeling, rather than thought, has always been a big thing for me.

2) Get a good lawyer. As much as you may hate the business side of art. Make sure you have someone you can trust to look over legal things. It’s better to be a bit uncomfortable for a short period of time now. Than have to deal with repercussions for years to come.’

3) Realize you may not make a good living financially being an artists. It’s hard to look at things objectively with the industry flooded with images of superstar djs & their champagne, magazine covers, limos, private jets and entourage. Not knocking it… But, it’s sometimes a ‘labor of love’. So get into the game for the right reasons.

4) Enjoy what you do. If what you do as a producer/dj seems like work and you find yourself complaining a lot. Then maybe it’s time to really think about what you do. Life’s too short to do things you don’t want to do.

5) Have patience! Chasing butterflies doesn’t always lead to catching them. However, if you take a moment, relax and sit. Sometimes the butterfly lands on your shoulder. Sometimes things simply come to you. Read more →

April 17 / 2013
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5 Rules of Success from DJ Umek

1) Being at the right time at the right place. But what’re the right time and the right place? I was just thinking earlier today how would things end for me if I were starting my career now not 20 but maybe 10 years ago or even today. In that case I would not be considered a regional pioneer of electronic music. Would I be interested in electronic music at all? 20 years ago this was a novelty, a new, fresh sound, something really attractive, as we haven’t heard techno before. Was it an advantage or a handicap for me to start working in the early 90s? New interesting artists are exploding even now, but would I be attracted to contemporary electronic music as I was to that early sound?

2) Being overall artist. You have to be a producer, a really good selector, you have to have good technical skills working with mixer and all other equipment, you have to know music, have good communication with the crowd on the dance floor, and you have to know how to program the evening, when to take the party in the air or slow it down a bit. Oh and also add to this equation some charisma end performing skills. They come very handy especially at big music festivals in the USA.

3) Good Management. When you are a good overall artist you still have to have a bit of luck to pick the right management, especially for markets you’re not that familiar with. Nowadays this is even more important as anytime before as the competition is huge, the market is very dynamic and global and you can’t run everything on your own as an artist as you are travelling around all the time, producing music in between, doing press activities, attending meetings, running label …

4) Dedication stamina & hard work. I don’t think I’m very talented musician, but I love what I do as the first day of my career, I always new what I wanted to do, I risked everything for a career in music, so I am very motivated and dedicated and I’m working hard for the last 20 years to be where I am. When you think you achieved something as a new, emerging artist, did a great gig, released record on big label, reached the #1 on a really important chart … consider this a small personal victory, enjoy it and compliment yourself, but let this be your motivation to work even harder.

5) A little bit of luck. You always need a bit of luck at anything you do and in your life in general. Don’t push your luck though – lady Fortuna is a nice helper after you do the ground work, have great artists output, attractive performance, dedication as well as a hard working and capable crew behind you. Read more →

April 08 / 2013
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5 Rules of Success from Reset Robot

1) Be patient with your music. Don’t send it out to early.

2) Network! Try and make contact with people that might like your music.

3) Learn one piece of software inside out.

4) Eat beans on toast

5) Keep going, keep going, keep going! Read more →

April 04 / 2013
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10 Rules for beginner DJs from Ganesha Promo

We asked our friends from Ganesha Promo to form 10 rules for DJs, who just start their career. The result is below.

1) Listen to and learn to appreciate different music. Really different. Discover yourself with the purpose to understand how music influences you and what is the most important point. Believe only your own feelings. Its gonna help you find in the ideal place – at the intersection of a variety of styles. This is going to be much more interesting, than just following season trend.

2) Every time you perform you must remember – you are doing it not just in front of a “crowd”, but in front of a group of people, who have their own tastes and music background. Every next track must be not just the best from your bag, but the best any listener could propose right now. Every second you must remember that your are doing very responsible mission.

3) Never play the same tracks twice at the same place in front of the same people. Even if you are a resident. Its not cool.

4) Make your technique flawless. Its going to save your time for analyzing your public and interacting with it. Look into peoples eyes, smile in response, read their thoughts and desires. Try to think like in chess, planning your dj set for a several steps further.

5) Be flexible, learn to make decisions quickly and adapt to the situation. Play good music only, but don’t encourage your selfishness and snobbery. There are going to be many clubs and people in your life. Every time tend to a maximum result. Your job is to make people dance. You are going to try a lot of methods. In other words you really need to play not only cheesy house. Read more →

April 02 / 2013
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5 Rules of Success from Alex Bau

1) Find a nice, fat sounding kickdrum.

2) Put it into a nice, fat sounding track.

3) Play this track on a nice, fat sounding soundsystem.

4) Check if the kickdrum could sound even more nice and fat.

5) Start all over again! Read more →

March 15 / 2013
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5 Rules of Success from Martin Eyerer

1) Be focused on what you aim. This ment short – and longterm. Set your priorities on special aims – maybe THE BIG ONE, but not 100 things and follow this constantly.

2) Learn the basics and get better skills. In terms of music production and /or deejaying, try to get better by booking classes, watching tutorials, going to specific schools, read magazines. Just try to get better on a proper basis.

3) Develop your own style. Don’t copy others or other productions. Try to be unique and even if not everyone likes what you, they will notice that.

4) Work constantly and don’t expect the quick success. Be patient and happy about any progress as long as there is progress.

5) Be nice and not a brick :-) Read more →

March 11 / 2013
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5 Rules of Success from Da Fresh

1) Believe in yourself.

2) Find your own style, your own sound, your own musical world.

3) Never put limit to yourself, about your creativity, your inspiration, and your objectives.

4) Never be 100% satisfied of yourself, of your work. Be humble and always think like if everyday you have to start from zero.

5) Be patient and work, work, work, work, work, work, work, work, work, work, work… Read more →

March 03 / 2013
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5 Rules of Success from Djuma Soundsystem

1) Learn the rules by heart, then break them.

2) If you always try to follow the hype, you will always be too late. See if you can be a part of creating something new, or find your own personal twist.

3) Before you start producing a new track, feel your mood, then channel that creatively.

4) When djing, study your audience, give them a little of what they want, then challenge them.

5) Time management is crucial if you wanna stay in the game for a longer time. Read more →

February 27 / 2013
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