Finishing records is, and always has been hard as fuck for me. For the uninitiated here’s how it goes. When you first write a killer melody or vocal, you fucking love it. Imagine hearing a great track, for the first time, and you’ve just fucking invented it out of thin air? Yes, the feeling is that good.
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However, producing a track to a high standard literally requires thousands and thousands of listens.
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You know when you overplay a track and ruin it for yourself? Like that, but on steroids. Times a thousand.
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So months later the track is nearly done but you’re now bored to fucking tears with that killer melody. The baseline all of a sudden sounds wrong. You question every element of the track even if you loved them at first. You never want to hear it again.
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I say, without exaggeration, every single track I’ve finished has had A Struggle like this. A moment when I wanted to give up making music. When I thought I wasn’t good enough. When I beat myself up because I was sure things couldn’t be this fucking hard for Rob Swire or Eric Prydz and maybe I was just in the wrong fucking job.
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Yet I reminded myself that people hearing a track for the first time would love it like I did at first, and the prize of releasing a great record is worth a few hard days.
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So I pushed past those demons and finished my tracks.
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Not once, not twice, but hundreds of times.
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It does not get any easier, I’m afraid. But, this is, however, what it takes, so now you know.
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(I’ve just finished something new so the struggle is quite fresh in the memory)
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🎵 🎼 🔊 .
 #truth  #musicproduction  #realtalk
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Finishing records is, and always has been hard as fuck for me. For the uninitiated here’s how it goes. When you first write a killer melody or vocal, you fucking love it. Imagine hearing a great track, for the first time, and you’ve just fucking invented it out of thin air? Yes, the feeling is that good. . However, producing a track to a high standard literally requires thousands and thousands of listens. . You know when you overplay a track and ruin it for yourself? Like that, but on steroids. Times a thousand. . So months later the track is nearly done but you’re now bored to fucking tears with that killer melody. The baseline all of a sudden sounds wrong. You question every element of the track even if you loved them at first. You never want to hear it again. . I say, without exaggeration, every single track I’ve finished has had A Struggle like this. A moment when I wanted to give up making music. When I thought I wasn’t good enough. When I beat myself up because I was sure things couldn’t be this fucking hard for Rob Swire or Eric Prydz and maybe I was just in the wrong fucking job. . Yet I reminded myself that people hearing a track for the first time would love it like I did at first, and the prize of releasing a great record is worth a few hard days. . So I pushed past those demons and finished my tracks. . Not once, not twice, but hundreds of times. . It does not get any easier, I’m afraid. But, this is, however, what it takes, so now you know. . (I’ve just finished something new so the struggle is quite fresh in the memory) . 🎵 🎼 🔊 . #truth #musicproduction #realtalk

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Genuinely heartbroken to hear about @avicii.
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He was such an inspiration to me (the melody in Lost was entirely inspired by his, much better and more original track “all you need is love”)
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I didn’t know Tim well, but on the 4-5 times we hung out or shared a stage he was never anything other than gracious and lovely, even as he was becoming the biggest DJ in the world.
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It’s utterly tragic that he should have had a whole life of making his incredible melodies for us all, and yet he’s gone less than 10 years after his career started.
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We - the dance music industry - need to get better at taking care of our younger stars. Heavy touring is mentally and physically brutal, even when you’re used to it. I can’t even imagine being remotely ready for it when I was 18. There’s always more gigs, more tracks and more money but you only get one life. This is such a wake up call.
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RIP Tim Berling and thanks for all the music you made. For a short time, it made all our worlds a little brighter xx 😢
6 days ago

Genuinely heartbroken to hear about @avicii. . He was such an inspiration to me (the melody in Lost was entirely inspired by his, much better and more original track “all you need is love”) . I didn’t know Tim well, but on the 4-5 times we hung out or shared a stage he was never anything other than gracious and lovely, even as he was becoming the biggest DJ in the world. . It’s utterly tragic that he should have had a whole life of making his incredible melodies for us all, and yet he’s gone less than 10 years after his career started. . We - the dance music industry - need to get better at taking care of our younger stars. Heavy touring is mentally and physically brutal, even when you’re used to it. I can’t even imagine being remotely ready for it when I was 18. There’s always more gigs, more tracks and more money but you only get one life. This is such a wake up call. . RIP Tim Berling and thanks for all the music you made. For a short time, it made all our worlds a little brighter xx 😢

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Family affair at the launch of the awesome @stevenwilsonstudio show at Kat’s place @art_angels !
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I’m not a fan of the baby carrier but I had to roll down with two kids and it was the only way to do it haha 🤪
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Family affair at the launch of the awesome @stevenwilsonstudio show at Kat’s place @art_angels ! . I’m not a fan of the baby carrier but I had to roll down with two kids and it was the only way to do it haha 🤪

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LASERFACE now has its own Instagram: @laserface_ 🙏🏻
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I figured my incessant laser pictures might be boring those of you who ain’t into lasers. Although, frankly, I don’t know who the fuck is following me that doesn’t like a good laser but... y’know.
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Sick laser pics and vids every single day plus we’ll announce any future shows on there first 💁🏻‍♂️
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LET ME KNOW ONCE YOU HAVE FOLLOWED SO I CAN FAV YOUR COMMENT 🔥😎🙏🏻
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👉🏻👉🏻👉🏻@LASERFACE_👈🏻👈🏻👈🏻
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 #laserface  #laserfacesf  #garethemery  #trancefamily  #trancemusic  #edm .
Pic: @uneakphotos. Lasers: @nicelasers
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LASERFACE now has its own Instagram: @laserface_ 🙏🏻 . I figured my incessant laser pictures might be boring those of you who ain’t into lasers. Although, frankly, I don’t know who the fuck is following me that doesn’t like a good laser but... y’know. . Sick laser pics and vids every single day plus we’ll announce any future shows on there first 💁🏻‍♂️ . LET ME KNOW ONCE YOU HAVE FOLLOWED SO I CAN FAV YOUR COMMENT 🔥😎🙏🏻 . 👉🏻👉🏻👉🏻@LASERFACE_👈🏻👈🏻👈🏻 . #laserface #laserfacesf #garethemery #trancefamily #trancemusic #edm . Pic: @uneakphotos. Lasers: @nicelasers

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In a world where everyone is constantly documenting every single moment of their life, it’s bizzarely satisfying to work on truly insane projects in total isolation 😎
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I admit, my social media game when not on tour is weak as fuck. That’s cos I am so focused on smashing whatever the hell it is I am working on, and delivering something I can be proud of for the rest of my life, that I simply don’t want the distraction of documenting it via stories along the way or ruining the surprise of the announcement.
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You will notice I almost never post what I am working on or similar because, I would rather let the results speak for themselves.
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If you’re creating content and working on long projects, the current ‘standard wisdom’ is post all the time and document what you’re working on. But remember, there’s always another way 😎👌🎶
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In a world where everyone is constantly documenting every single moment of their life, it’s bizzarely satisfying to work on truly insane projects in total isolation 😎 . I admit, my social media game when not on tour is weak as fuck. That’s cos I am so focused on smashing whatever the hell it is I am working on, and delivering something I can be proud of for the rest of my life, that I simply don’t want the distraction of documenting it via stories along the way or ruining the surprise of the announcement. . You will notice I almost never post what I am working on or similar because, I would rather let the results speak for themselves. . If you’re creating content and working on long projects, the current ‘standard wisdom’ is post all the time and document what you’re working on. But remember, there’s always another way 😎👌🎶

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LONG WAY HOME was originally on my 2014 album Drive. I think it’s one of the best tracks I have ever made, and finally, we’ve got two new remixes out today! 🔥
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Here’s a vid of me dropping the @ashwallbridge remix at  #laserface SF. Full video from that show is coming soon btw!
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There is also a cracking remix from @ciaranmcauley 😎
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LINK IN BIO 🙏🏻🔥👌 #laserface  #longwayhome @laserface_
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LONG WAY HOME was originally on my 2014 album Drive. I think it’s one of the best tracks I have ever made, and finally, we’ve got two new remixes out today! 🔥 . Here’s a vid of me dropping the @ashwallbridge remix at #laserface SF. Full video from that show is coming soon btw! . There is also a cracking remix from @ciaranmcauley 😎 . LINK IN BIO 🙏🏻🔥👌 #laserface #longwayhome @laserface_

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Happy Easter! Had a great weekend with 3 amazing gigs (thanks to all who came out), ate far too much unhealthy food, then finished up with a great party at @jacquelinnapal @chuckcomeau residence with this rabble. 🐣 #eastersunday
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Happy Easter! Had a great weekend with 3 amazing gigs (thanks to all who came out), ate far too much unhealthy food, then finished up with a great party at @jacquelinnapal @chuckcomeau residence with this rabble. 🐣 #eastersunday

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