How to be a Good Boyfriend – For Producers

Ok lets just get straight down to it. I am tired of seeing all those “silly” posts about how your computer/equipment/daw is your girlfriend and the only “woman” you need. Sometimes, I am not sure how silly they really are, or how lonely or not you maybe sitting behind that beautiful Mac of your’s. I am aware though, that often being a producer or a musician in general can equal to less than ideal circumstances for a happy relationship. Now, I am not saying you aren’t happy without a girlfriend or wife BUT if the idea is that maybe someday you want to be involved in a committed relationship, it is important to have an idea to what the hell is required.

Here is a bit of advice, from a woman who has been with a Mac obsessed, Logic loving and Virus T addicted man for several years, in how to have a happy relationship with more than your own “hardware”.

  1. Invite her into your world. That means exposing her to your little corner of the world where music is your “second” greatest passion (after her of course). You might want to clean up first.
  2. Make sure she like’s your music from the get go. Play your music for her, discreetly, to get a feel if this is something she enjoy’s. If she can’t stand the music you make or that you listen to, it might be a rough go of it.
  3. Don’t put down her own musical tastes, as you wouldn’t want her to treat your music that way. Having a wider range of music in your life is never a minus and the more open you are to her likes, the more open she is likely to be to yours. Plus, this gives you both a chance to understand each other better.
  4. Ya ya, music is your life. Now get up and take her out on a date, out on the town or on an adventure. Exploring life, seeing a bit more than just what your computer has to show you, with her at your side, can bring in a whole lot of new inspiration and happiness. It might also just keep her off your back for the rest of the weekend to work on your music too.
  5. Giver her your full attention, make time for her, spoil her. A happy woman is a woman who is more likely to support you and give you space and time for your own things aka music.
  6. Encourage her to have her own passions as well. Be as encouraging and supportive of her, as you wish her to be of you.
  7. Make a place in your musical world for her. This can mean having a space in your studio you share with her where she can read or be on her computer, near you but enjoying your own things.
  8. Listen to her when she tells you to take a break, or that pad or hat or whatever sounds like crap. Use it as a chance to tell her how beautiful she is, how much you adore her, whatever it is about her that makes her awesome enough to listen to and cherish. And give your ears a break while you’re at it.
  9. Involve her in your music, if she is interested. Record her voice, show her around your DAW, let her help you make a track. Invite her to be a part of what you do, if nothing else so she can better understand the work you put into the music and have a different appreciation for it.
  10. Not to be cheesy but it really is the small things. By taking time for her, making sure her needs are meet and involving her in your life (musical and otherwise), you are building a foundation for a happy and healthy relationship.

And don’t worry, I’ll be writing a blog post soon about how to be a good “Producers Girlfriend”. We all have our own idea’s of what is necessary for a happy relationship and I would be happy to hear if you agree with me, disagree with me or feel I’ve left something out.

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DeepWit Essentials // Weeks 40 & 41

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This week I want to take the time to bring to your attention one of the most important releases for us this year, our Global Witness Charity VA. This compilation’s main goal is to raise money for the Global Witness organisation, who’s Co-Founder and Director just won the TED Prize earlier this year. They have been working to make a difference in the world for 20 years and we wanted to be a part of making the world a better place. All proceeds from the label and artists involved in this release will be directly donated to the organisation, so please grab your copy today and help make the world a better place.

“Global Witness campaigns to change the system by exposing the economic networks behind conflict, corruption and environmental destruction. We find the facts. We uncover the story. We change the system.”

Music styles ranging from Chillout, Electronica to Indie Dance and of course Deep House.

Now to mellow way down and enjoy some new tunes from Etoka Records. This brand new release, available exclusively via their Bandcamp page is from Adverb, beautiful, eerie and ethereal, you can’t go wrong.

Now for some music from one of our favourite DJ’s Tim Angrave. This is a one of those releases that encourages a floating away to the sounds, a musical high if you will. You can find this one on Seamless Recordings.

When we stumbled across this release from Audio Units on Sinnmusik we were pleasantly surprised. Memory Replay is definitely the track for us with its deep and laid back vibes.

And then there is always that one track, I could just fall in love with and this is that track for me. I love Renate‘s voice and although the entire release is outstanding this remix from Sound Solutions is just right up my alley. Another great release from Bogota Records.

Now to something Deep from one of our favourite producers and the man running our sub-label, DeepWit Uncovered, Cadatta. Have a listen and explore the “other” sounds going on over there.

And of course, just in case you missed it, is our brand new release out this week which also happens to be our first ever LP. This beautiful 11 track release comes from Gareth Bilaney, who offers up a very diverse and satisfying Album from start to finish.

From deep digital to deep on vinyl we have the latest from Axe On Wax, with this addictive and groove filled piece of music. A very lovely piece of work to add to your collection with a certainty you can get some use out of the outstanding remix Liam Geddes gives to the Rhythm Operator‘s track “Illuminate Your Soul”.

Hello again Oh! Records. Please let me express to you how addicted I am to Claus Casper & Jean Philips remix of Jonathan Ryno‘s track “Slow Down”. Everyone should be playing this track.

And last but not least, because we all need a some funk in our lives from time to time, we turn to Cold Busted with this LP from Eddie Shinn. Outstanding cut’s all the way through.

Gareth Bilaney – Deep Noon LP

Deep Noon is our first ever LP here on DeepWit. This outstanding Deep House album comes from the German based Gareth Bilaney, who operates both Bilanez Music and Musique Pretentieuse. With his eclectic and unique musical tastes, this album reflects not only his love for a four by four beat but the range and depth of his creativity. There are influences from Drum & Bass, Electronica, Techno and Chillout to name a few of the more obvious sounds echoing throughout this Deep release.

Grab a copy of it today, making you the talk of the town with your outstanding and particularly original musical tastes.

 

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Satoshi Fumi - Love them.really deep!

Laurent Garnier - Nice Album & stuff here. Will play & SUPPORT !

Fer Ferrari – Support! Undone the best for me. Great LP

Olga Flapper – Good release. My favorite – Zeta Side

Patrick Devereux – Stunning as always deepwit my number one label does it again!!! great production and just beautiful sounds here, cant wait to download and listen fully. thanks so much.

Loz Goddard – Some really great cuts in this album, Gareth has really done a nice job overall here. Standout tracks for me are Jazz Me Up, Inspector P and love the breaks of C Side.

Matt Prehn – Some very cool vibes on these but Zeta Side nails it for me…deep and totally hypnotic.

Simon Kirk - Always a delight to see a Deepwit promo arriving – this is a sublime and wonderful LP – thanks guys.

Nosak – Really great release ! nice drum n bass track “c side” and an absolutely groovy track “b side” i ll use both of them on my radio show ! thanku guys ! great job !

Paul Cassidy – Enjoyed this LP Really liking Liking Inspector P but all in all i really liked the variations. thanks for sending.

Joey Silvero – B side does it for me plenty of layers and deep textures very nice mood.

Sven Thomschke / ‘Dr.best’ – A great, diversified Deep House album, quality release!

Amdjs Radio Show - “Zeta Side” sounds lovely!

And many more…

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