Knox: 25+ Years of Soulful House, Ep. 2
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In this conversation hosted by Tony Fuel, Graham (Knox) discusses his journey in the music industry, from his early beginnings as a DJ and producer to his current success. Knox shares his experiences of meeting influential figures in the industry and the impact they had on his career. Graham emphasizes the importance of mentoring and the value of having someone guide and teach you. He also talks about the challenges of releasing music on different labels and the satisfaction of starting his own label, KHM. Graham concludes by expressing his excitement for the future and his commitment to helping other artists. In this conversation, Tony Fuel and Graham discuss the impact of social media on audience growth, the importance of community and radio shows, the challenges of balancing DJing, production, and content creation, the competition and evolution of dance music, the thriving underground house music scene, the challenges of playing out and future plans, dream gigs, and where to find more about Knox. They emphasize the importance of persistence and longevity in the music industry.
Mentoring and learning from experienced professionals is crucial for growth as a producer.
Training your ear and constantly listening to different genres of music helps develop your skills as a producer.
Creating a supportive and collaborative community is essential in the house music industry.
Starting your own label allows for creative freedom and control over your music.
Paying it forward and helping other artists can lead to personal and professional growth. Social media metrics like Instagram likes and follows don't necessarily reflect the depth of an artist's connection with their audience.
Radio shows like d3ep.com provide a strong sense of community and support for artists in the underground music scene.
Balancing DJing, production, and content creation can be challenging, and finding the right balance is crucial.
The dance music industry is competitive, but technology has leveled the playing field, allowing artists to compete with bigger entities.
The underground house music scene continues to thrive, and it requires active exploration to discover new talent and tracks.
Playing out and performing live is a dream for many artists, but it can be challenging to find the right opportunities.
Persistence and longevity are key in the music industry, and artists should focus on their passion and love for the music.