Madd skillz – Off The Dome [Interview]

Describe your sound in three words

Versatile, Dynamic & Psychedlic

Platforms offering sound recordings in a netflix style subscription-for-access model changed the art of sampling in a drastic way. Do you think that having such an easy access to samples affects the quality of instrumental music today?

I used to use samples for all my work, but I felt there was a huge restriction in truly getting taste of my soul out on to a canvas. In other words, I couldn’t truly express what I was feeling and any deep rooted emotions I’m holding onto because I was unable to play the rhythms I wanted with the timing that matched my moods.

Your music could work perfectly as a soundtrack. If you were asked to rescore a film, which one would you choose?

Oh wow, maybe along the lines of The Matrix, Gladiator or Interstellar. I really like films that bend the mind, so creating music around that would be extremely fun.

If you had to choose one Synthesizer (analog or digital) which one would it be?

Given the choice, I would go definitely go analog just to get that constant smooth sound. I feel that it gives more presence of the soul in mixes and fills up so much space In those frequencies only the subconscious can pick up on which is so key in music because people do really pick up on harmony with an innate ear for them disregarding having a professional one.

What is the best instrumental album ever?

Ouf, I’m a huge fan of Thom Yorke’s Suspirium. It’s got a mix of some instrumentals as well as vocals. I feel those albums have the most dynamic because they serve you the best of both words in terms of vocalization and instrumental work. That album itself really taps into a mysterious dark world dwelling deep in my mind that feels very real and once experienced if that makes any sense.

What would you change in the music industry?

I’d make the producers take over, haha! Well, to be honest, I would like the algorithms on streaming platforms to become so advanced in music that it caters to even the small guys putting them in front of the listeners that matter most. I think a great idea would be to give free to bare minimum streaming music memberships to people who can’t afford it but limiting them to listen to only independent musicians with premium features rather than full scaled and/or signed artists. It’s definitely been implemented with some music platforms out there but it should be normalized on the big players. I think it will ultimately improve their algorithms analysis and allow room for independent musicians to reap more profitability and fanbase for an audience that is unchecked.

Any future plans?

I’m hoping to sign to an independent label in the near future that can scale my music to a much larger audience. Right now in the present, my focus is on improving my instrument playing skills on my guitar and keyboard. As for my craft, I’ll definitely be objectively chipping away at it until I have several compositions to call it an album!

Thank you!

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