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Winner of The DCODE EDM Producer 2018. Nominee of Producer of The Year 2019 by Paranoia Awards Hardrock Fm.
Steve Chris has been studying music since he was 8. He completed his formal music education Sound Design Major, in 2013. A guitarist, sound engineer, sound designer, music producer, and DJ, his passion for creating beats drives him more towards being an electronic music producer and DJ.
As a Producer, he made the official theme song for Yahoo! Omg Awards in Indonesia 2012 and 2013. He was responsible for Sound Effect in the 2011 Sesame Street Indonesia TV Show. In 2018, he won The DCODE EDM Producer Competition. He also made some pieces of music for Lazada and SCTV in 2018, SCTV Mencari Bintang and Lazada Super Party in 2019, Lazada 11.11 in 2019. Recently he got nominee for Producer of The Year 2019 by Paranoia Awards Hardrock FM.
His recent releases have been included in Spotify's editorial playlist such as Shuffle Syndrome, Electro Mix, New Music Friday Indonesia, New Music Friday Singapore, New Music Friday Malaysia, New Music Friday Philippines, New Music Friday Thailand, New Music Friday Vietnam, New Music Friday Taiwan, Viral 50 Taiwan, Aktivitas Pagi, and more than 2000 listener playlists.
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Interview with Steve Chris
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't worry about the technical things, just try to finish your song first, and then learn the rest. Nowadays is the era of technology, everything becomes easy than before, but remember, technology is just a tool. The main ingredient is you. You have to fill up your knowledge more and more.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I make hardstyle music for my own releases, and I still make some dance-pop for my alter-ego. Some commercial electronic music for some brands and events.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: When I was 8, I start to learn music (guitar). And I completed formal music education Sound Design Major, in 2013. A guitarist, sound engineer, sound designer, music producer, and DJ, my passion for creating beats drives him more towards being an electronic music producer and DJ. I start to produce electronic music in 2011 for other artists and brands. Finally, in 2017, I released my first records on all digital platforms and doing this until now.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Nowadays, I make hardstyle music for my own releases. But for other music production, I still make pop music, dance-pop, hip-hop, r&b, electro house, bass house, psytrance, etc.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Because I studied Sound Design and Music Production, I can say that my strongest skill is to produce music from start to end with using all the knowledge that I have, and I still learning and learning until now.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: For me, music is about messages. I bring messages to my listeners. When I produce music, I try to bring the message through my beats, melodies, and lyrics of course. And when I mixing and mastering for other artists, I try to become tools that help the artist to deliver the song as good as they want.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Before I enter my studio, I tried to get the idea of what song I will make, get the inspirations, get the references as many as I can. I start to make some beats first and the other like melody and any other stuff will pop-up in my mind.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a home studio with full acoustic treatments. MacBook Pro 15", KRK Rokit 8" Gen 3, Ableton as my DAW, some plugins like Waves, Fab-Filter, Ozone 9, Soundtoys, etc. For synthesizer, I use soft-synth like Sylenth1, Spire, Serum, Nexus, Kontakt.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: So many musicians and producers inspire me a lot. Laidback Luke, Frontliner, Bass Modulators, Afrojack are my biggest inspiration for me. And not forget to mention, CLA, Dave Pensado. These two people are my role models for mixing and mastering engineers. I learn a lot from them. And many more producers that make some tutorials on youtube, I learn from them too.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The common type of works lately is making music for some brands and events. And besides that, I produce music with some new artists, make a collaboration with DJ and Producers.