Radio Interview with The Music Zoo now on Mixcloud

Earlier this week, I did an interview with Dub Pete, host of the The Music Zoo on the Incapable Staircase online radio station, where I talked about my music, composing, production, and much more.

Mixcloud player for The Music Zoo – Mistrust Interview – iNCAPABLE STAiRCASE – 27 September 2022

The show went out live at 9.30pm on Tuesday September 27th, 2022, on the Incapable Staircase online radio station and Pete played a few of my songs and remixes. He asked me all about how and when I started out making music (in the 1980s!) and my first synth (Jen SX1000), how I started doing the official remixes for bands like Pitch Black (thanks to The Only Michael), and my go-to VST plugin (TAL Dub Delay). We talked about some of the things I’ve done music-wise over the years, and some of the highlights of my musical “career”. We also talked about how I compose my songs and the production techniques I use.

I was a little bit nervous and apprehensive about doing a radio interview, especially as the last one I did was full of ums and errs!

I thought that there wouldn’t be much to talk about for 90 minutes, minus time for a few of my songs and remixes, but the time went really quickly and we could have talked for longer!

You can listen to the interview on Mixcloud, if you missed it live or use the player on this page. Don’t forget to leave a comment, and share the link to the player with your friends and followers. Share it on socials too!

I’d like to thank Dub Pete for inviting me onto his show and for being a great host.

I’m closing my Beatstars beat store

Beat store Closing down sale!

Hello Dear Reader!

I’ve taken the difficult decision to close my Beatstars account and store this time next month (April 2021), so all my beats at beatstars.com/mistrust are now available at reduced prices. I no longer have the time to make beats for rappers & producers/artist on a regular basis, hence the decision to close the account.

I’ve found it really difficult to do the promotion to generate any sales or licensing on the platform, in other words, I still haven’t made any sales 🙄.. If any producers, rappers, and artists out there are looking for beats, head over to my beatstars page and get some new beats before I close my beats store for good!!!

Good News!

The good news (for some!) is that I’m continuing to make new music! I’ve just bought an AKAI MPK Mini Play MK3 MIDI keyboard with built-in speakers (check out my unboxing video here), and making some new songs.

Mistrust Music

You can listen to some of my old songs on my main MistrustMusic website, as well as Bandcamp, Soundcloud, and more!

A career in music?

I’ve always wanted a job in music, maybe as a pop star or producer (only kidding), but resigned myself a long time ago to the fact that it would never happen. I’ve been working in education for the last 12 years, and recently started doing a lot of e-learning stuff, which involves audio and video production, so thought it’s probably the nearest I’d ever get to put my music tech skills and general musical knowledge to some use. However, that may change in the near future, and I may actually get my career in music after all.

I’ve had an interview at a university where they want someone to become the e-learning subject specialist in their music library, which covers both general music stuff and music technology. They have quite a lot of professional music people teaching there, both composers and producers, so it would be an ideal chance to learn more about that side of things, and hopefully improve my own music and production skills.

Of course, a lot of you on here probably already have the ideal music career, but I’m interested in technology, music, and how the two work to not only make music but promote it too. Sounds ideal to me!

The only problem now is I have to wait to see if I’ve got the job……

Zen and art of selling music

Some people have been asking where they can buy my music. Well, the simple answer is: you can’t. It’s all free to play/download over the internet. You can listen to it and download it, make your own compilation CDs from my tracks. As long as you don’t sell it on or pass it on as youre own, I don’t mind. I’m trying to get my music into film, tv, adverts, that sort of thing, so the more people who listen to it, maybe the more chance that some music supervisor somewhere will hear the tracks and want to use it. That’s the idea….

“mistrust music” can be downloaded here:

TV Tunes (10 tracks) at MusicFreedom (including: Dubcrazy, Paul the phone is ringing, All roads)

Making Movies (8 tracks) on MusicFreedom (including: Never Alone, Happy Birthday)

Making Movies EP on Nishi Netlabel

Myspace

If you prefer me to send you a physical CD, I can send one out to anywhere in the world for just a small price to cover printing, postage and packing, with either the list of tracks that are on MusicFreedom/Myspace or a “pick and mix” selection of your choice.

Click here to contact me if you want a CD….

If anyone wants to use my music for film/tv/advert work etc., please click here to discuss your project with me. Have a look on Youtube for examples of my previous film work. I’m already signed to Candy Cover music library on a non-exclusive deal…