Aspiring DJ/Producer B3R4D has come along way since first listening to Dance music and has been inspired by artists like Daft Punk, David Guetta, Nicky Romero, Swedish house mafia, Hardwell, Dannic, Dyro, Skrillex and many other big names while making remixes and original tracks from Electro/Progressive house to Melbourne Bounce.
His Melbourne Bounce edit of Tiger by R3HAB Vs Skytech and Fafaq has had a number of plays on Soundcloud while his electro remix of Hirshee’s big hit Royal Flush reached the top 10 in the official remix contest.
Looking up to more local Aussie artists like Will Sparks, Uberjak’d, Joel Fletcher, J-Trick, Matt Watkins and many more, B3R4D wants to develop his sound and become like his idols.
B3R4D has loved music ever since a young age, whether it be rock, pop, country, hip hop, classical, rap, RnB, screamo, metal or jazz.
Growing up, his family always played music in the house, whether it would be during cleaning, parties or just sitting around the house, B3R4D was always surrounded and inspired by music even though his parents did not play instruments.
While starting to listen to Daft Punk in his early teens, B3R4D got influenced by this electronic sound and started to mix and put together songs with Audacity making small edits and mashups of songs.
Hanging with mates who listened to hip hop and rap like Tupac, Notorious, NWA, and modern rappers The Game and 50 Cent while also listening to the local hip hop scene like 360, Pez, Illy, and Seth Sentry got B3R4D inspired which then he started to write lyrics and rhymes, trying to produce beats with good mate Wardy (Tristan Ward) who was writing and succeeding with his hip hop tracks.
After realizing hip hop wasn’t the music B3R4D wanted to make, he turned back to producing electronic music arranging beats and synths to create arranged tracks, edits and mashups. B3R4D then learnt more about synthesis and learnt to use Fl Studio.
After downloading a few Ministry of Sound albums (Clubbers guide to 2011, Dance Hits of 2011 and Session 9) via an online music voucher B3R4D got inspired by tracks like In my mind – Ivan Gough (Axwell mix), Cant Stop me now – Afrojack, Miami to Ibiza – Swedish House Mafia, Infinity – Timmy Trumpet, Toulouse – Nicky Romero, 1,2,3,4 – Laidback Luke, Away from the Music – The Potbelleez, Calling (loose my mind) – Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso, Cascade – Tomy Trash and Drag me down – The Only just to name a few.
Listening to the Ministry of Sound mixes really was a start of something B3R4D wanted to pursue and do with his life. Starting to make more tracks and deliver more content on his Soundcloud and Mixcloud pages, B3R4D started to grow a small fan base with the backing of his friends and family.
Initially B3R4D wrote a lot of remixes for remix comps and made DJ mixes which started as basic ideas like 10 track mix-tapes.
After listening to more electronic artists, B3R4D got inspired to write his own music which at first, started as simple electro house tracks referencing producers like Nicky Romero, Afrojack, David Guetta and Swedish House Mafia.
After hearing the “Melbourne Sound” of Will Sparks and Joel Fletcher’s hit track ‘Bring it back’, B3R4D fell in love with the local sound they call Melbourne Bounce. B3R4D started to write his own music in this style of 4/4 Kick with off-beat bass.
While still making remixes and edits, B3R4D has been working on a few original tracks and is still developing his sound.
B3R4D wants to continue following his dreams and he won’t stop until he fulfills them.