Mystifying the mind one article at a time :-)
How One French Producer Creates Music for a 2D World
Video game programmer by day and an underground music producer by night is just another day in the life of Ray ~ Yami. I had the pleasure of interviewing them the other day about their video game and what is next for their music. Ray ~ Yami is an independent, non-binary, artist from France with English as a second language. I think it is awesome to hear an artistic perspective from such a unique person and voice from their community. Let's get into it, shall we?
How Hybrid Artist Hitslut Is Twisting up the Metal Genre
The other day I had the pleasure of interviewing hybrid terror metal guitarist Mr. Slut aka Hitslut. He has been bringing a unique sound over on the blockchain's Musicoin and combining styles of genres with elements not often heard together like Terror, Metal, Acoustic, and electronic music. Read on to find out Why music may never be the same.
Why Turning Fear into Distorted Art Can Save Your Soul
A few days ago I had the pleasure of interviewing at an underground artist from The Anthropophobia Project. I discovered him from a friend on SoundCloud and was impressed with the dirty, groovy riffs and introspective lyrics. If Black Mirror had a soundtrack this would be it. His music is very raw and pure, just how I like it. I can tell it is made from his heart. Let's hear what he has to say about his project and the process he goes through to bring you this distorted art.
6 Productivity Tips for Aspiring Producers
Music production is one of those jobs where you mix pleasure with actual work. You won’t find a producer who’s been at it for some years that isn’t a “music nerd,” so to speak. Still, the pleasure part must be carefully “mixed” (pun intended) with the work part, if success is to be attained. There are multiple sides to actually being a successful music producer, and this article will detail what you can do to increase your odds of making it in this pleasurable activity.
Tough Love: Speaking Out on Anxiety and Depression Part 1
This is not an easy article to write, with so much stigma surrounding mental health disorders. I have struggled with anxiety and depression for the better part of my young life, exhibiting symptoms and signs as early as four years old. This is not for those of us who want to be coddled or pitied or even an article for those of us in the midst of an episode of intense depression and grief; no, this is an article for those of us who are tired, tired of depression and anxiety kicking our asses, ready for a change, and ready to take control. I am going to gently, here, place a trigger warning, as I’m going to share my struggle and some of the things that I have learned along the way to developing a healthy mind (which has not been easy—self is the greatest obstacle anyone must overcome in life). I’m probably going to say some things that maybe you don’t like, and it’s OK if you don’t agree with them, but I want you to think. This article is in two parts: part one, my story; and part two, my recovery and what I learned.
8 Modern Trippy Psychedelic Artists That Will Melt Your Face This Year!
The emergence and subsequent explosion of the Psychedelic music genre is one of those elements that defined “swinging sixties.” Psychedelic folk, psychedelic rock, and acid rock bands ruled the music and pop culture scene in a way that world had not seen up till that time. It’s no surprise then that bands and artists like the Beatles, Byrds, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, and many more are still revered today.
Tough Love: Speaking Out on Anxiety and Depression Part 2
We Make Excuses: Part Two, The Solution Through a series of hospitalizations and suicide attempts, I found my truth somewhere along the way. In my last article, I talked about my story, and I’m going to talk to you about the things I’ve learned now. Without fear, I have spoken to you my own truth, unashamed, and now I will speak to you my own wisdom, equally unashamed.