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Discord Demo Day 012 – atish & Anja Schneider

It was very special to welcome Anja Schneider as my guest on the most recent Discord Demo Day. She has had a massive impact on the international underground scene and on my own personal musical path over the last two decades. She’s worn many hats over the years as a DJ, producer, label boss (of Mobilee Records and now Sous Music), and business builder, so it was great to have her join me on the stream. Hope you enjoy!

If you’d like to submit your music for the next Discord Demo day, join my discord channel here: http://atishmusic.com/discord

Discord Demo Day 011 – atish & Eelke Kleijn

I was thrilled to welcome Eelke Kleijn as my guest host for the March edition of Discord Demo Day. Eelke is an industry veteran, having released music since 2006. I got turned onto him back in 2013 and have been closely following his journey ever since.

Over the years, he’s released music on respected imprints such as Spinnin’, Suara, Toolroom, Einmusika, and Balance, but he has also a deep catalog on his own prestigious project, DAYSlikeNIGHTS.

If you’d like to submit your music for the next Discord Demo day, join my discord channel here: http://atishmusic.com/discord

Discord Demo Day 010 – atish & Love over Entropy

Love over Entropy is one of those “producer’s producers.” Not everybody may know his name, but those who do have mad respect for his work spanning prestigious labels such as Cocoon, Endless, Lossless, Sohaso, and others. Beyond that, he’s done a couple stellar remixes for Manjumasi, and he’s an all around lovely and pleasant human, so I was very happy to have him lend his ears on February’s stream. Enjoy!

If you’d like to submit your music for the next Discord Demo day, join my discord channel here: http://atishmusic.com/discord

Discord Demo Day with guest host Mark Slee

Delighted to have welcomed my Manjumasi co-conspirator Mark Slee as my guest on the latest instalment of Discord Demo Day.

I’ve known Mark for 23 years. He is a man of many talents, but his releases on Manjumasi, Cityfox, Seven Villas, and Kindisch amongst others, speak to his sonic voice in the industry as a respected producer. Beyond the DAW, Mark and I work closely together every day on our Manjumasi label imprint, and we heavily rely on each other’s ears for reviewing and critiquing music.

Given all the projects we’ve worked on, I’ve always appreciated that Mark has a unique ability to both analyze how things fit in the big picture while simultaneously (and sometimes neurotically) being able to get deep in the details.

Hope you enjoy!

If you’d like to submit your music for the next Discord Demo day, join my discord channel here: http://atishmusic.com/discord

Discord Demo Day with guest host Jeremy Olander

I was thrilled to have Jeremy Olander as my guest host for the last Discord Demo Day of 2021. Jeremy is a melodic house and techno production wizard with his music showcased through his own Vivrant imprint, and he’s also released on prestigious labels such as Anjunadeep, Suara, and Last Night on Earth amongst others. I’m a big fan of his music, hope you enjoy watching!

If you’d like to submit your music for the next Discord Demo day, join my discord channel here: http://atishmusic.com/discord

Discord Demo Day with guest host Tim Engelhardt

Very happy to have hosted Tim Engelhardt as my guest on Discord Demo Day 007. Tim’s a bit of a wonderkid in the world of dance music having released on highly reputable labels such as Watergate, Poker Flat, Stil Vor Talent, Vivrant, Sincopat, and Rebellion before reaching 20 years old. Beyond that, Tim and I have collaborated together as producers on our track “Bullfrog” and he’s remixed for Manjumasi. His ears are first class and he’s a lovely human being.

If you’d like to submit your music for the next Discord Demo day, join my discord channel here: http://atishmusic.com/discord

Highlights from Discord Demo Day with guest host Hoj

I’ve been a fan of and friends with Hoj for over a decade now, and I was thrilled to co-host him on Discord Demo Day. His ears bring a lot to the table: he’s a label founder of Tale & Tone records, a resident of All Day I Dream, and a killer DJ and producer as well. Beyond the music he’s just a lovey human being overall.

Full stream available here.

If you’d like to submit your music for the next Discord Demo day, join my discord channel here: http://atishmusic.com/discord

Discord Demo Day with guest host Kora

For this month’s Discord Demo day I was very happy to host one of the nicest and most talented guys in our scene, Kora. In addition to Kora being a dear friend and top level producer, he gives some of the best critical feedback on the industry. I actually send all my own work to him before I release any of my work because his ear is so good. Enjoy!

If you’d like to submit your music for the next Discord Demo day, join my discord channel here: http://atishmusic.com/discord

Highlights from Discord Demo Day with guest host TÂCHES

Who would have thought that last week’s Discord Demo Day would lead to a few tracks offered to sign or continued on as collaborations with TÂCHES?

Overall, the session was a smash. Taches and I were supposed to go only 1 hour, but we had so much fun we doubled it and went for two. Just goes to hammer home the point I made last week: don’t be afraid to put yourself out there. You never know what opportunities might be around the corner. Also, it’s incredibly satisfying to hear feedback within my Discord community that producers – even the ones who aren’t submitting demos – are finding great value in improving on their own creative journey. I think we’ve got something special going 🙂

This is a little snippet from the full thing, hats off to the producers featured here: Will Anjers, Drew Proud, Reza Safinia, Wave, Howl, Goodboy James, Words Of Nio. Who should I have as my guest host next month?

Link to the full 2 hour session here: https://youtu.be/szye-3nWsn0

And feel free to join my discord channel at http://atishmusic.com/discord

Feedback Friday on Discord (Recap)

Sharing a few bits from last week’s first #feedbackfriday, a livestream where I critique demos in real time. I really enjoyed this, and I was glad to see in the Discord chat that many of you found it valuable as well. It’s hard enough making yourself vulnerable to critical feedback privately, so having me critique your work in a public forum is a win in itself. One unexpected upside was two of the tracks submitted were heard by a label owner and were offered to sign!

I wish I had enough time to make it through all the submissions, but fear not, I will do another one of these in a month. Also, if you subscribe at the “My Dear Hotdog” tier on Patreon, I can ensure that your track will be prioritized next time around. Be sure to hang out in my Discord server for updates around the next one, both Patreon and Discord links here: 

https://atishmusic.com/discord
https://www.patreon.com/atishmusic