Tisoki on The Dangers of Chasing Success & Why You Should Use Samples

Tisoki

This week, Tisoki sat down to chat on the EDMProdcast.

Tisoki is a multi-genre producer who is signed to Monstercat, who came up through the dubstep and bass scene. He’s previously been on the podcast for episode 92, three years ago. In this episode, we dive into how Tisoki has matured as both a producer and person and how previously he was caught up in the trap of chasing success.

Tisoki also covers what he’s been up to for the last few years and how COVID-19 has affected his career and touring prospects. He dives into the very real battle of dealing with no live shows, which has been a reality for many artists the past year and a half.

We also talk about his new album 01953 and how it has been a more experimental album in comparison to his previous releases, with a lot of tracks venturing outside of the realm of bass music. We talk about one of the singles from the album, SENSITIVE (ft. Charity Vance), and the production behind his unique take on the garage genre.

Towards the end we talk production, diving into topics such as why producers shouldn’t be shamed for using samples, the trap most producers fall into with layering, and how to add imperfections into your tracks.

Timestamps:

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 3:27 Interview start and pseudo-Australian accent
  • 5:20 What’s happened the last 3 years & COVID
  • 10:40 The reality of success as an artist
  • 14:12 How to not get caught in the success trap
  • 21:30 The benefits of being a multi-genre artist
  • 24:39 Why producers shouldn’t be shamed for using samples
  • 27:45 Post-processing and audio manipulation
  • 29:55 Humanizing and organic production
  • 32:32 Layering techniques and how not to layer
  • 36:57 Shorter arrangements
  • 42:21 Why Tisoki has released on a lot of labels
  • 49:31 Self-releasing as the new path forward
  • 52:09 How he made ‘SENSITIVE (ft. Charity Vance)’
  • 57:43 The various styles on his new album ‘01953’
  • 1:02:30 What’s coming up apart from the album?
  • 1:04:11 If you had a time machine, what would you change?

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