Meet JD Violinboy, Indaba’s youngest member at 9-years-old. This little guy has been at the music game since the ripe old age of 4, and doing pretty well if I do say so myself. I know I can’t speak for everyone out there, but at the age of nine I was more concerned with catching all 150 Pokémon, and less concerned with producing full-length tracks complete with loops, multi-instrument layering, and effects. But that’s just me.
Contrary to popular belief, we’re not always hopped up on coffee and grinding it out in the office (although 9 out of 10 times you’d probably be right). But that’s the awesome part about working in a music company…it’s all music, all the time. And what’s better than that?
Once in a while, we get the opportunity to get back to playing our own music; and when we do, we take full advantage of that shiz.
The lesson of the day is stepping out of your comfort zone and to keep on practicing. The key to the real progress of music (or anything for that matter) is pushing the limits of what already exists, putting your own spin on it, and taking it to the next level. Indaba member, David Pastorius, says “Indaba Music is an awesome place to hone your skills and work alongside of world-class artists.”
The next big contest is finally here. Surface #RemixProject presents the Linkin Park and Steve Aoki “A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES” remix contest. This is the first of many contests that Microsoft and the Surface Remix Project will be sponsoring here at Indaba, so be on the look out for more awesome remix opportunities with the sickest prizing around.