Hi. I'm RJD2, producer/dj/label owner/geek. AMA.
hey, so a few folks have suggested i do one of these. i'm a relatively new reddit reader, (hope im making this post correctly??), but i'm game to share info of whatever sort you all find interesting. FYI, my best interests/insights/thoughts may fall beyond the typical "artist" realm, so feel free to take it wherever. im not here for any ego stroking. let 'er rip!
EDIT: WHEW! kudos, reddit! im trying to get to all of your questions...its tough! thanks so much everyone for posting, and for the kind words. i appreciate it. if i skip your question, it may be because it's already answered in here, fyi. wish i could get to them all! gotta handle my handle for a bit, real life beckons- back later.
OK-think im back for a bit, i think(lots of spinning plates over here, but im a reddit fan, so i wanna knock it out of the park if possible). digging back in!
EDIT #3: OK, i made a dent here, sorry to all the folks i havent gotten to. i'll do my best, but im heading to bed for today. real quick, i see a few recurring questions, so i'm just gonna put the simple answers here, to cover it all.... 1)what do i use to record? Protools on a computer, and an MPC. 2) how did i "make it"? a combination of luck and persistence. that's the best i can tell you. do it for the fun of it, so if it doesnt take off, you arent at a loss. 3) whats my "inspiration"? this is almost too broad to answer, but in short, A) life, and B) music is a part of the fabric of my life at this point, so it is just there, for better or worse, at all times. it's how i've come to interface with the world in many ways, so i dont really need to look for it. there are an infinite number of things in music that i will never learn/accomplish/do, so its not like im constantly exhausting its' possibilities. hope that makes sense.