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It all started in 2005. I was really little, well, looking back it would seem that way. I joined a choir, a decision I would later regret in my early teens (a time when such a thing is synonymous with homosexuality). It was this choir that helped me develop a passion for music.
In no time I was hoarding god knows how many CDs. Beatles, Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, Oasis, Crowded House, Elton John, David Bowie, Blur… I basically collected enough CDs to completely void my bedroom of any storage space, causing me to use a spare bedroom for my overflowing CD storage much to my parents’ disdain.
In early 2008, my love of music was again further developed when I took up piano lessons after moving away from my beloved home, Melbourne (I’m very much a homesick baby at the best of times). I grew incredibly fond of the piano, and spent a lot of time playing on it whenever I had the opportunity.
Through learning the piano, I also learnt to compose using the grand stave (used for composing traditional music), and set about composing basic melodies. Years past, and eventually a friend introduced me into electronic music production. Around this time, Skrillex had just become mainstream, and so everyone wanted dubstep. Although I wasn’t a fan of dubstep, there was another genre within electronic music which I was fond of; Drum & Bass. I listened to Pendulum a lot, and I loved the complex drum progressions and loops used in their songs, so I decided to try my hand at creating some. Of course, when I first started, it was all foreign to me. For starters, the traditional grand stave was nowhere to be seen, and a million different buttons lay in front of me, confusing me. But that didn’t stop me, my curiosity, and passion for music kept me going.
I started out with simple songs. Quite bland tunes, but I was only a beginner at the time. After 6 months I first publicly released my first song on SoundCloud. In hindsight even that was fairly average.
I am yet to develop anything that is ground-breaking, but I am still progressing at what I think is a good pace, developing skills here and there. I hope you like what I have to offer.