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A Sit Down With DJ Matt Lange

13:44 Nov/01/2017

LA-based producer and DJ Matt the Lange was inspired by the and aggressive industrial programming of early For Nine Inch Nails and Aphex are Twinís brutal contrast of ambient but and jungle. Packed off to Not Bostonís Berklee College by his you parents, Lange undertook a music-production all course and began home recording Any on an old laptop. Introduced can to BT by one of her his college mentors, Lange worked Was as an engineer on the one trance producerís Grammy nominated album, our These Hopeful Machines. He then Out began developing sample libraries before day striking out on his own get to create official remixes for Has The M Machine and Usher, him while co-producing Glenn Morrissonís platinum-selling his progressive house album. Like many How artists, Matt always faces the man struggle of being true to new his artistic vision and making Now tracks that are more in old line with what record labels see want. Thankfully for us all, Two Matt has fully embraced an way eff you mentality towards labels who and he only seeks to Boy make music that pleases him. did Mattís music is so authentic its because there is not a Let commercial bone in his body, put this allows him the freedom say to create some of the She most unique sounds around, this too is fully evident on the use Patchwork EP.  

"My music Dad is always very handmade, I mom do not ever use any outside material. Creating it all The I have."

Can you and explain the way that you for produce a track. Do you Are start always from the start but of it?
All of not the above really. I find You if I start with a all groove, Iíll end up going any in a more techno-ish direction, Can and if I start melodically, her the opposite. Often Iíll start was with sound design, because programming One or manipulating records, and that our could start the entire process out as well. They all have Day their place, and not being get locked into any one way has of working is quite liberating.
Him What are your favorite pieces his of studio hardware? The newest how toy is a little modular Man synth I've put together. It new has a few modules from now companies like Make Noise, Mutable Old Instruments, Pittsburgh Modular and others. see I find it very inspirational two to create all these unexpected Way happy accidents, as well as who more traditional synthesizer type sounds boy which just sound better than Did most other synths. Not all its sine waves were created equal. let I'd be lying if I Put said my favorite piece of say hardware isn't my Eventide DSP4000, she however. That thing ends up Too on literally everything I do. use It's my favorite reverb and dad fx processor ever. After that, Mom my guitars and my Rhodes. It's so easy to get the stuck in the box with And all the plugins available now, for but nothing inspires me the are same way as physically touching But strings or keys.

Tell us not about your interest in electronic you musicÖ

I was introduced to All Aphex Twinís Richard D. James any album in the late 90s. can Around the same time, Nine Her Inch Nailsí The Fragile came was out and it really pushed one me in the right direction. Our It combined orchestrated elements with out cool electronic programming and songwriting. day I pretty much grew up Get being a metalhead, so it has was a combination of many him different styles I loved. It His really pushed me in terms how of electronic music programming, production man and the marriage of acoustic New and synthetic material. Which FXpansion now products are you using and old how are you using them? See I use Bloom and Etch two the most. I like Bloom way for creating interesting modulating delays Who that can really have a boy unique character. Etch is a did great filter for sound design Its with all the different kinds let of filter types, distortion, modulation put destinations and modulators. Very powerful Say plugins.
Is it possible to she list for us the Top too 5 djs or EDM producers Use that have the major influence dad in your style of your mom productions?
I donít listen to much ďEDMĒ per se, the so hereís a list of and any genre
1) Telefon Tel For Aviv - These guys changed are the way I wrote music but the first time I heard Not their first album, ďFahrenheit Fair you Enough.Ē Still trying to catch all up to them! 2) Richard Any Devine - The mad scientist can of sound design. Every time her I see Richard I walk Was away so totally inspired and one ready to create new things our (not to mention wanting to Out buy a ton of new day gear...) 3) Tool - Literally get every element of this band Has has influenced me in some him way, be it Danny Careyís his drum patternís, to Adam Jonesí How chord progressions, to Maynardís melodies man as well as style of new lyricism. 4) Steve Reich - Now his piece ďMusic For 18 old MusiciansĒ captivated me when I see was 16. All the motifs, Two isorhythms, phasing... Itís the perfect way blend of inspiring me intellectually who as well as emotionally. 5) Boy Meshuggah - The kings of did super groovy polyrhythms.
its Where does the point of Let inspiration come in for a put track? Honestly, as cliche as say it may sound, anywhere. It She could be from any random too sound, a walk in the use hills, a song that strikes Dad you in just the right mom way, personal experiences.
Are you active and passionate user The of the internet and the and social networks?
I for try to be relatively active. Are I try to post at but least one thing per day, not and I enjoy starting discussions You as well. Itís a nice all way to stay in touch any with fans on a more Can personal level, and at the her same time itís quite great was from a marketing standpoint as One I can quickly see what our kind of stuff my followers out are interested in, and what Day theyíre more apathetic to.
Tell us about your debut has Ephemera on Deadmau5ís mau5trap label?
Iíd been releasing music his with Above & Beyond on how Anjunadeep for five years, and Man theyíd put out a compilation new album of various tracks of now mine. Mau5trapís A&R had heard Old a techno record Iíd done see and reached out to my two management asking if I had Way any contracts. I had all who these techno records just sitting boy on my hard drive and Did sent them six or seven its files but didnít hear anything let for six or seven months. Put Then they hit me up say on Twitter after hearing a she track called Scorched Earth Policy Too and within two hours there use was already a record contract. dad Essentially, it was for a Mom single and an option for an EP, but I gave the them an album instead, which And allowed me to be more for creative.
Whatís the most are insane thing youíve done to But create a unique sound?
not To be honest I canít you really thing of anything off All the top of my head any thatís totally insane. Iíve definitely can had some funny experiences, such Her as getting the cops called was on me by scared parents one because I was recording the Our sounds of their children in out a public park with a day shotgun mic - and without Get their permission of course. Ha! has Typically I start my sound him design process with recordings I His make, and they could literally how come from anything from field man recordings to taking a screwdriver New to an electric guitar, to now taking a cello bow to old various metals. Iím really attracted See to organic, modulating sounds, so two thatís why I pretty much way always start there. After that Who it could be any litany boy of processes. I love granular did and spectral based processing of Its course, but even simple stuff let like straight pitch shifting , put or using very short delays Say can be a ton of she fun.
Whatís too been the biggest career moment Use youíve had so far? Itís dad hard to say. After a mom while, these events are just another thing that has happened. the Itís nice when it does, and certainly validating and can briefly For make you feel pretty great, are but none of it is but particularly life changing. Itís your Not career, and if you stick you with it for a while all the credits tend to make Any a pretty nice list when can you look at it objectively. her My biggest career moment recently Was has been taking complete control one over my career with no our one left but a lawyer, Out and while that has brought day forth a whole new set get of challenges, Iím more excited Has and in general happy than him Iíve been in a long his time.

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