Ian Mathews

Ian Mathews

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Electronic - General | Fair Lawn, New Jersey, United States
Total Song Plays: 2,245   
Member Since: 2011
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Isaac Angel posted over 30 days ago to Ian Mathews


please contact me, i have a project - u might be interested - iangelusa@gmail.com

Isaac Angel


   
 
JenniferDohm6695197 posted over 30 days ago to Ian Mathews


Great job....Love it!!!!

   
 
Julia Schmidt posted over 30 days ago to Ian Mathews


Hi Ian!! I am in Jersey too!!!:) great soundtracks here!!! Esp. Loved"Orchstep only".... Many blessings..... Julia:)

   
 
#Raccune posted over 30 days ago to Ian Mathews


Hey thanks for the feedback on my song Slide Daddy! Yes I recorded the vocals they were not samples.
I'm listening to some of your tracks right now. OrchStep is really nice and I'm digging Star Lights!
-Tony


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Ian Mathews posted over 30 days ago


Hey thanks for stopping by! Slide Daddy is just awesome. Best I've heard on BJ in a while.


Ian Mathews posted over 30 days ago to XcLewsive


Thanks for the great review of Memory Lane. You got some good tunes here, too!

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XcLewsive posted over 30 days ago


No prob, keep making quality music...


Ian Mathews posted over 30 days ago to Greenwood Deep


Thanks for that nice review. Good tunes here, too! Diggin "Superstar" a lot.

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Greenwood Deep posted over 30 days ago


Thank you


Ian Mathews posted over 30 days ago to IsaacChevako8857440


Hey thanks for your review of my song "Neon". You've got some cool sounds going on here, yourself. Hood Hop and Tuff Piano are great.

   
 
Ian Mathews posted over 30 days ago to The Sound Position


Thanks for the great review of my track "Star Lights". I'm having a run through your tracks, and I am really, really liking these sounds & styles. "Galactic Center" is fantastic. And this bass in the middle of "Elemental Dubstep" is amazing. Dig it.

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The Sound Position posted over 30 days ago


Hi Ian, I couldn't help but hear a similarity to my songs when I heard "Star Lights". You seem to capture some of the same feelings I've had into your music. Basically, I can really relate to what you are doing musically.


Ian Mathews posted over 30 days ago to Paul Gaita


Really enjoy your song "Open Your Eyes"

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Paul Gaita posted over 30 days ago


Thanks Ian


Ian Mathews posted over 30 days ago to Vi: 00110110


Thanks for your inspiring review of my song "BrightStep".

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Vi: 00110110 posted over 30 days ago


I hope the information was useful to you.

N


Ian Mathews posted over 30 days ago


It was! The Sia track you mentioned is very awesome. But it also led to a philosophical debate in my head about whether all DubStep music is to be compared to the mighty Skrillex, and what that means for the growth (or lack thereof) for the entire genre. It's still very new, and one of the cons I hear from music listeners/producers is the lack of diversity. "It all sounds like Skrillex", is a staple discussion on producer forums I frequent, and an opinion a few of my personal friends have expressed. I'd consider that a knock against other DubSteppers and the genre itself. Isn't it ideal to be influenced by the best, while still creating something you can call your own?


Vi: 00110110 posted over 30 days ago


Indeed it is.

I used Skrillex as an example being he is widely known and a lot of the techniques I was trying to impart to you in the review are very prominent in his recent work.

I like a lot of Dubstep artists myself and think Skrillex is kind of a one trick pony. Given... The trick is a backflip off of a skyscraper while sniping an apple off of a nun's head, but still... Same thing over and over again.

Skrillex is actually pretty challenged in musical theory... You'll notice most of his work doesn't develop many counter rhythms or leads that evolve past his main melody.

Personally... I want more from my music. Its why I chose to share the Sia track with you as a reference to research. There was much more substance there even if the sound design wasn't a raging roughneck bass with insane sequencing.

Finding a balance between the industry standard and our own personal visions is often challenging and hard to pull off (especially as an indie.) The trick is keeping the music as approachable as possible while working in your own unique twists as you go.

Start with the expected or bare minimum standard of whats leading the top 40 and then expand from there.

Once your production skills can reproduce whats popular... You'll find that you'll be able to take your productions far further when it comes to what "you" want to hear instead of what's expected.

Just stay true to the market while pushing forward and you'll soon acquire the skills to do much more than you ever imagined. You gotta play ball though... You can't just go out there proclaiming "Its art" and expect publishers to see it the same way you do.

They won't... Trust me on this one.

Find a balance. Study the leaders in the genre. Go from there...

Make as much time observing what they do and mimicking those tricks as you do developing your own. Its the best way to stay balanced and get the best bang out of your productions.

Best:
N


Vi: 00110110 posted over 30 days ago


And the fact no one is designing their own sounds is why it all sounds like Skrillex.

I could rip the floor out with any given number of sample collections I have at my disposal.

Is it really mine though?

N


Wes Dinwiddie posted over 30 days ago


Awesome words of wisdom N!

"You can't just go out there proclaiming "Its art" and expect publishers to see it the same way you do." ... reminds me of walking into an art gallery and seeing a 20sq.ft. canvass with nothing with bright blue paint on it. The artists proclaimed it was 'art'... but all it really was, was blue paint on a canvass.


Vi: 00110110 posted over 30 days ago


I like blue:)


Wes Dinwiddie posted over 30 days ago


It's a good color LOL!


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