And that's a fact. I've always liked EDM and all of its subgenres. My favourites definitely are hardbass, hardcore and happy hardcore. I like techno, glitch hop, psytrance, speedcore, dubstep and others, too.
One day I was bored, so I looked up something like "how to create music for free" on Google (at that time I didn't even know what "free software" and "privacy" meant) and I found a couple tutorials that helped me getting started. I created a song called "Heartbeat", look it up, I challenge you to find it. It wasn't very good, but it was my real first music attempt.
Time passed and I totally forgot about this hobby of mine.
In late 2021, though, I once again happened to feel bored, so I decided to fire up LMMS in my Void GNU/Linux setup and start making some hardbass just to flex upon my friends. And that's how I got into music production. I produce it under the pen name "MirkoDiTV".
My tracks are DRM-free, usually licensed CC BY 3.0, and available on multiple platforms. Here's a complete list:
You can also find my music on the following proprietary websites, which unfortunately impose DRM (see Defective by Design):
My DAW of choice is LMMS. It is free software. I compose and mix there. When I'm done, I do my mastering using the Matchering AI, and I will continue to use this neat piece of software until I finish working on LibreMiser. At the very end of this process, I fire up Audacium and cut away the boring first and last sixty-four bars found in the DJ edits, to create ready-to-consoom final radio edits of my tracks.
I usually combine multiple genres in one, creating unique
(and, why not, "weird") tracks that can't really be identified by
a "music genre" tag. (Update: this is not true anymore,
because I'm trying to stick to rules of genres I like, while
still putting creativity in what I do. That was just cope).
That said though, all of my songs can easily be classified
I like fast music, and by fast I mean at least 140 BPM, preferably from 175 to 999 BPM. Other elements that make me like a song are kicks, powerful ones, and drops (of course, everybody likes a good drop).
The talented Hard Bass School duo, Davay and DJ Blyatman are my main inspiration sources when I do harbass. When I do happy hardcore, it's all S3RL and Technikore. Lastly, TheFatRat, OMFG, Razihel, Skrillex and Goblins from Mars also really changed the way I view, listen to and produce music, both as an art and as a science, whatever that means (I just thought this sounded good).
My music is (partially) free/libre! Songs themselves and their source files (DAW projects, vocals, cover art and (just sometimes) used samples and loops) are completely free as in freedom. Guess you could say my music is "open-source", lol.
Now, you might be wondering: why just "partially", though? Well: for a work to be considered 100% free, its dependencies must also be free. Since I quite often use royalty-free sample packs that do however not allow for redistribution, unfortunately, I cannot embed sounds in my project files. Thus, they become non-free :(.
You have to download all dependencies in order to compile a program. Likewise, you have to be in possession of all sample packs (and plugins) used in a project file, in order to even be able to listen to the track properly, in the digital audio workstation.
Still, every song I make gets its own Git repo at https://git.mirkodi.eu. On there, I'll try my best listing "dependencies", but I might forget some. Forgive me for that.