Following her Caturday set at The Mousetrap, Mojo Minute stole a few minutes with The Duchess of Dubstep, Reid Speed. Nearly three years since her last Indy appearance at Mojostock 2012, the crowd was certainly ready to have a good time and get down on the dance floor.
Pressed for her sources of inspiration Reid Speed confesses she likes so many genres of music, and that there’s so much new music coming out every day that she finds it all inspiring.
“That’s what keeps me pushing to find new artists and keep digging and pushing new sounds that people have never heard of. I just love music. If there was no music I would be dead. I wouldn’t make it through life without music. That’s what keeps me going.”
When did you know that your life would be dedicated to music?
The first time I ever attended a rave by choice, DJ Dan was playing and that’s when I knew. The music had been very four-on-the-floor all night and DJ Dan came on and at the time he was playing funky breaks and I didn’t know anything about genres – I was brand new to the whole scene – and in that moment, I went and stood inside of the sub-woofer and had what I would call a religious experience with the music. That moment changed my life.
What advice do you have for artists who want to be successful in the industry?
If you are in pursuit of happiness, that is entirely unrelated to the pursuit of success. You have to choose what you want and if what you want is to be successful, you have to understand that you’re not always going to be happy and that a lot of things are going be required of you that are not fun. If what you’re doing is making music for yourself to be happy, you may not be successful. It’s tough.
You have to be good at being on the internet, you have to be good at talking to people, you have to be somewhat good at DJing, you have to have a brand, you have to be good at marketing – stuff that really has nothing to do with being an artist. So, if you just want to be a musician that makes music just for the joy of it, please do it, but don’t quit your day job until you know for sure it’s going to work out.
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Here is the 1st in G-9 Collective’s new mix series, Collective Sessions! Volume 1 features a mix from one of Indiana’s top bass music producers, jFET, who is giving us his very 1st studio mix! Enjoy and share with your friends so they can enjoy it as well!
1. K+Lab – Need To Know (Blunt Instrument Remix)
2. Pegboard Nerds – Fire In The Hole
3. Beat The Beast – She Got Me Dancing
4. Mashur & Kevlar – Too Much Pressure (Artem Zlobin Remix)
5. jFET & The Indigo Child – Bukkake Party
6. Tut Tut Child – Card Shark
7. Urban Assault – Drop The Bass
8. jFET – Bass Munchin’
9. Virus Syndicate & Skism – Like This
10. Breathe Carolina – Hit and Run (MUST DIE! Remix)
11. Zomboy – City 2 City Feat. Belle Humble
12. jFET – Get Naked vs. jFET – Celestial Cemetery
13. Dirty Dog – Selecta
14. N’Chyx – Skankin Shoes (ENiGMA Dubz Remix)
15. jFET & Bass Technician – Who Am I
16. Spag Heddy – Like A B055
17. jFET & Neal Zen – Baby Come Back
18. jFET – 2D
19. PSY – Gangnam Style (Tim Ismag Trollmix)
20. Noisia – Diplodocus (Kill The Noise Remix)
21. Noisia – Bug Hunt (Noisia Remix)
22. Monsta – Holdin’ On (Skrillex & Nero Remix)
23. Sub Focus – Tidal Wave Feat. Alpines (Single Edit)
24. Bcee & S.P.Y. – Is Anybody Out There (Friction & K-Tee Remix)
Artwork by Nicholas Love Visuals!
Local Bass Producer and IndyMojo/G-9 artist JFET has a tracked featured on PLAY ME Record’s New Blood Vol. 3 TRICK OR TREAT (PLAY ME FREEBIES)!!
This is a HUGE win for JFET and his first release on a major label like PLAY ME Records.
Here is the whole set of tracks from PLAY ME’s release.