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Over the last few months perhaps you've realized that I've gone completely off grid; no social media interactions what so ever on Facebook, Instagram (Feed & Stories). Let me tell you why. First, I felt that my Instagram was becoming boring and that I wanted something new, I spent a Whole month trying to see what structure was going to fit best with my personality and the way I wanted people to see Mike.A. At the moment, I am still trying to figure out how I will do this with my Facebook account but I still chose to restart posting at times. Secondly, I also needed a break, I needed a break of the stress and pressure that I put on myself for my Instagram and always coming up with mew ideas and new posts. I wanted to spend time exploring and discovering how I would take Mike.A on YouTube and to have more and more vlogs. Strangely enough, I will be posting a new Vlog I made in mid-May in about a week to re-start my You Tube channel. Finally, I was a bit lost, I didn't know what to do and The stress of ending school and entering life really shut me down. This is why I had to take time to find myself.
Now, everything is fine and my Instagram is back on track! I am very excited to announce the release of 3 new tracks this summer! 2 Originals and 1 Remix! More details will come on that over the weekend! Stay true to yourselves and never forget who you are. I hope to see you soon, Keep it groovin'
With about one month left before I end CÉGEP, I've started to question myself on what was coming and brought me to ask myself how I could prepare myself for the unknown. Not intending on going to university brought me to question myself on what i would be doing after to get my life started.
After these questions I started making lists, loads of lists, planning everything. One thing was still missing. how would I find myself having a job that will bring enough money to be autonomous and still be free to make music and to build my career. After a long conversation with my sister over an amazing pizza, I really started to think about that and thought about working in a small café. working mostly mornings I believe I will have the possibility to still practice my passion without being exhausted.
With all my planning, you will also be able to see a new page coming up on my website called the Release Radar. It will keep you posted on all the tracks coming up and their release dates. My Vlog on producer's block will also be up over the weekend. and full of new projects are on the horizon!
Hope to see you soon
OMG! Midterms are a real pain. time to study, no time for social life, no time to unwind. how to deal with it? Why not try to meditate a little. take 5-10 minutes every morning just to relax let go of the stress and prepare yourself for your day. another way I enjoy unwinding is by simply listing all I have to do. I know this might sound like something that could discourage you, but if done well, it can be of great help. Just sit down with your agenda and a piece of paper (or phone come on Mike it's 2019) and write down everything you have to do. Besides that, write how long everything will take. start with the longest and alternate from longest to shortest so you don't feel like everything big is happening at the same time. this will actually motivate you.
Now for all you artists, DON'T take midterms as a moment to stop doing your art. Make time in your schedule to make music, paint, etc. Doing art will help clear your mind! I promise it will help be more efficient. make time in your studying schedule to take breaks, go run, listen to music, workout, or make art. When finished with your break your mind will be ready to start working and maybe a little push will be needed, but tell yourself if you finish fast you'll be done with the stress and can make more art sooner!
I've had to deal with this recently and had to postpone the post of my new vlog. I've been so caught up in midterm assignments that I somewhat forgot to take care of what I love in my life. happily, the shooting is almost over and I'll be able to release my new vlog this weekend! this vlog will talk about 5 tricks I found that help me deal with Producer's block.
Hope you'll enjoy and keep these tricks up for FINALS!
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After this realization I had this past month, I decided to make a Facebook and Instagram Live and show the making of a track. I will start from scratch with only a set of chords I've prepared for you guys. I'll be able to answer all your questions and interact with you! Soon, Polls will be coming up on Facebook and Instagram to guide me through the process of making the track! with loads of work and projects coming, I hope to be able to see you and talk to you there.
Super excited to talk to you guys!
Yesterday I came to a realization. I think I was starting to make music in the genre I made it because people were starting to expect me to deliver that. I felt restricted and the inspiration wasn't there anymore. I realized I was starting to make extremely similar things that barely differed from track to track. Creating my own sounds really helped to develop this creativity not to have sounds that become repetitive. By creating my own sounds I also realized what my sound was and I no longer have to depend on other people's sounds. This realization really brought me back to the core of why I make music... for passion and love to communicate this passion to the world. I've realized that I have to make what I want to make and not what people want me to make. In the next months, you'll be able to hear these changes with upcoming singles. I feel great to have this first realization now and not to a point where I can't create for a long period of time and don't feel in a good relationship with music. If you find yourself stuck in a moment or in an idea and you can't seem to move forward or you feel like you're just repeating stuff and ideas, question yourself if you're really doing this for yourself and not for someone else. you might come to the realization that you aren't authentic with your creative choices and are stuck in this loop.
2019 has been up to now a great year. Plenty of new projects and if you haven't seen on my INSTAGRAM there are plenty of new things coming our way. I was super excited to release the update for my website on New Years day with loads of new features waiting to be released. I am super grateful to be a part of Name It Recordings and Faraön Music. With 21 singles coming our way this year, I can already tell you that the whole Escape Album will be released as singles leaving 9 singles to be announced throughout the year. New themes for my upcoming shows will be announced shortly as the shows start to be booked. Can't wait to tell you more. Hope to see you soon. Have a great 2019. Bye Bye!
I wasn't expecting that at all! after the release of Escape on October 20th I had a quite good response from people that heard my album live. Never would I have been able to predict the result it had in the past weeks. Closely reaching 16K streams to this day for my Debut album is truly an honor. I am proud to announce with this success that I will be starting a new YouTube series on my channel that will be called "In The Studio With Mike.A". I hope you'll enjoy all this new stuff and keep a lookout for my video-clip coming very soon of the tracks from Escape.
What is up guys,
I'm very excited to announce the arrival of a new single very soon! Its title will be revealed soon as well as the release date! I hope you liked the new vlog! It's all coming back next week for the next episode of the Lose yourself With Mike.A. Another exciting news is the return of the Saturday Live Mix for the 6th Season this Saturday where I will play loads of new tracks some of which you've heard at the Just For Laughs Festival. I've also prepared for you the best start-off mix for the season and you'll get loads of Guest-Mix's for this online show! hope to see you soon and I hope you'll enjoy what's coming for Mike.A.
Keep It Groovin
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I'm super excited right now! the Festival Juste Pour Rire Is in only 3 DAYS!!!! WOW! I'm really excited to be premiering A Lot of brand new music part of my huge album project. Don't miss out on the show every night at 8:45 PM in the Zone Famille of the Festival! I've prepared a great story which you can already listen to on my social medias. I will also be premiering my new track with starting Deep House DJ/Producer See The Seas! Don't miss that!
Keep It Groovin' see you there!
Hey guys, hope you enjoyed the final episode of the season 5 of the Saturday Live Mix! If you haven't checked it out, click on the BUTTON for to go to the link.
On another note, Happy Canada Day guys! Enjoy this first of July and this incredibly hot weather! as you might have seen, the dates and hours to my shows for ÉVASION are now out! With only 17 days to go, i am very excited to tell you that I will be playing many tracks from a new project I'm working on!
Once again, Happy CANADA Day and See you soon!
18 Years old DJ Producer and Remixer with the greatest energy around!