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Talent Watch: HIDDN

HIDDN opens up why he left ghost production and what he hopes to achieve.

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There are plenty of new talents breaking onto the scene. What some people don’t realise is that many of these names have been working on the scene, in the background. Such as HIDDN. A talented producer, he has recently moved from the world of ghost production, into producing his own music and sound. It’s a challenging job being a ghost producer, and working on music for other people to gain that creative flair.

So I started only as a musician as a child, and then became a producer as I grew older. I used to be a ghost producer in the beginning in the music industry. I was producing many different vibes but two years ago I decided to start producing music for my own career and on my own sound, so I started producing and DJing under my name HIDDN.”

Producing music is tough when you can’t find an influence or you can’t focus on a specific sound. So it was interesting to find out what really influenced HIDDN when he started to produce his own music and his own sound. “I was actually influenced by many different vibes, but I would say specifically Progressive House. By within music, it is changing so fast with so many different sounds, so I would say I try to mix many different sounds into my tracks, while also adding my own touch, so people can recognise my sound.”

Which led to the conversation about ghost production. It’s a grey area where not many people can understand the differences. Ghost production usually takes the form where a producer is paid to produce a full track, with the person requesting this having no influence whatsoever on the track. It can be confused with co-production, where a producer helps someone with their creative ideas. So HIDDN opened up about his work as a ghost producer.

The reason why I stopped ghost production, you are told to make a specific sound, such as I’m told to produce Future House, so I have to make Future House. You stop your creativity and you are not free to make your own stuff. The big reason I started producing my own music, I am totally free, I can do what I want to do. Such as my track ‘Mental’, I did Reggae in the break and the drop is Trap. When I was in the studio, I wasn’t thinking about this, but it happened and it worked.”

Diversity and that creative edge is something which really comes through with HIDDN and his music. As he mentioned, his track ‘Mental’ had a number of different sounds included, so this looks like the direction the artist wants to take his career. “I always try to surprise in my drops, like most of the music you could predict the drop. It’s difficult because some people may not like it, but others will say it’s different, original and I just want to enjoy what I produce.”

With this diversity, and so many tracks which have a range of different sounds and styles, it surely would have an impact on the way in which HIDDN performs within his shows. “In a live show, it’s different. I can’t be as different in shows as in the studio, you have to play at a certain BPM, you can’t change all of the rules. What I usually do is create a number of remixes for my tracks, such as ‘Carbon Dioxide’, which is 80BPM. So I would create a UK House remix, or Deep House remix of this track, to mix it in with my style of set. This is the key.”

Looking towards the future and it looks like HIDDN has a number of plans, as well as aims and ambitions he looks to carry out in the future months and years. “I’m focusing on the next two months until the rest of the year with plenty of time spent in the studio. I’m finishing off a new EP for Armada Music and I hope that I can release this EP in January or February. As for the next two years, I’m hoping to play the biggest festivals, continue to release new music, grow my brand and my social media following to get as much content out to my fans, and just to enjoy this process.

Which led to potential collaborations in the studio, and HIDDN wasn’t giving away any names, but was open for collaborations. “I would like to collab with many artists who I like their sound and their music, but things happen step by step. I just need to be passionate, continue to work hard in the studio, but yeah, I’d be open to collaborations certainly in the future.” Plenty of things to look forward to from HIDDN over the next few months and looking towards 2018. A producer who is certainly a name to look out for.

You can download the new track ‘Bang Bang’ here. For more information on HIDDN:
https://www.facebook.com/HIDDNmusic/
https://twitter.com/hiddnmusic_
https://soundcloud.com/hiddn_music

HIDDN Press Photo

HIDDN.

There are plenty of new talents breaking onto the scene. What some people don’t realise is that many of these names have been working on the scene, in the background. Such as HIDDN. A talented producer, he has recently moved from the world of ghost production, into producing his own music and sound. It’s a challenging job being a ghost producer, and working on music for other people to gain that creative flair.

So I started only as a musician as a child, and then became a producer as I grew older. I used to be a ghost producer in the beginning in the music industry. I was producing many different vibes but two years ago I decided to start producing music for my own career and on my own sound, so I started producing and DJing under my name HIDDN.”

Producing music is tough when you can’t find an influence or you can’t focus on a specific sound. So it was interesting to find out what really influenced HIDDN when he started to produce his own music and his own sound. “I was actually influenced by many different vibes, but I would say specifically Progressive House. By within music, it is changing so fast with so many different sounds, so I would say I try to mix many different sounds into my tracks, while also adding my own touch, so people can recognise my sound.”

HIDDN.

Which led to the conversation about ghost production. It’s a grey area where not many people can understand the differences. Ghost production usually takes the form where a producer is paid to produce a full track, with the person requesting this having no influence whatsoever on the track. It can be confused with co-production, where a producer helps someone with their creative ideas. So HIDDN opened up about his work as a ghost producer.

The reason why I stopped ghost production, you are told to make a specific sound, such as I’m told to produce Future House, so I have to make Future House. You stop your creativity and you are not free to make your own stuff. The big reason I started producing my own music, I am totally free, I can do what I want to do. Such as my track ‘Mental’, I did Reggae in the break and the drop is Trap. When I was in the studio, I wasn’t thinking about this, but it happened and it worked.”

Diversity and that creative edge is something which really comes through with HIDDN and his music. As he mentioned, his track ‘Mental’ had a number of different sounds included, so this looks like the direction the artist wants to take his career. “I always try to surprise in my drops, like most of the music you could predict the drop. It’s difficult because some people may not like it, but others will say it’s different, original and I just want to enjoy what I produce.”

HIDDN.

With this diversity, and so many tracks which have a range of different sounds and styles, it surely would have an impact on the way in which HIDDN performs within his shows. “In a live show, it’s different. I can’t be as different in shows as in the studio, you have to play at a certain BPM, you can’t change all of the rules. What I usually do is create a number of remixes for my tracks, such as ‘Carbon Dioxide’, which is 80BPM. So I would create a UK House remix, or Deep House remix of this track, to mix it in with my style of set. This is the key.”

HIDDN.

Looking towards the future and it looks like HIDDN has a number of plans, as well as aims and ambitions he looks to carry out in the future months and years. “I’m focusing on the next two months until the rest of the year with plenty of time spent in the studio. I’m finishing off a new EP for Armada Music and I hope that I can release this EP in January or February. As for the next two years, I’m hoping to play the biggest festivals, continue to release new music, grow my brand and my social media following to get as much content out to my fans, and just to enjoy this process.

Which led to potential collaborations in the studio, and HIDDN wasn’t giving away any names, but was open for collaborations. “I would like to collab with many artists who I like their sound and their music, but things happen step by step. I just need to be passionate, continue to work hard in the studio, but yeah, I’d be open to collaborations certainly in the future.” Plenty of things to look forward to from HIDDN over the next few months and looking towards 2018. A producer who is certainly a name to look out for.

You can download the new track ‘Bang Bang’ here. For more information on HIDDN:
https://www.facebook.com/HIDDNmusic/
https://twitter.com/hiddnmusic_
https://soundcloud.com/hiddn_music

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