Team Supreme Assembles a Panel of All-Star Artists to Give Advice to a 14 Year Old Aspiring Producer
After an earnest 14-year old named Arthur wrote into TeamSupreme asking for advice, the collective and their peers and producer friends jumped at the opportunity to help. Alison Wonderland, Anna Lunoe, AWE (TeamSupreme), Corey Enemy, Daedelus, Deffie, Dirtyphonics, Djemba Djemba (TeamSupreme), DOT (TeamSupreme) and more offered up their best advice to Arthur and any aspiring producers. See what they had to say in the full NEST HQ article by music writer and EDM influencer Molly Hankins.
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The LA-based production collective Team Supreme that’s home to artists like Djemba Djemba, Great Dane, Mr. Carmack, and many, many more received an email earlier this month from a 14-year-old aspiring producer from Wisconsin named Arthur. For those of you not familiar with Team Supreme, this is a crew that originally formed out of Chapman University just south of LA to give each other feedback on tracks. Every month a different producer from the crew picks two samples and a BPM, the files get passed around, and everybody in the collective uses the guidelines to make a beat, then the best tracks get looped together and turned into a mix.
When Team Supreme received Arthur’s email, several producers in their crew jumped at the opportunity to dispense advice to such an eager young mind. Then they started asking around to other producer friends what sort of advice they’d give their 14-year-old self, and by the time they were done they’d assembled an entire article’s worth of advice from 25 world-class artists. Below is Arthur’s original email and what follows is the advice Team Supreme assembled for him. You’ve got a Team Supreme gift bag coming as well, Arthur. Special thanks to Some Hoodlum for the artwork, Boogie Made, Team Supreme and Ableton for making this happen. And here’s Arthur!
My name is Arthur, and I am 14 years old. I have been playing drums for eight years and have been making beats and music using Ableton Live 9 Lite. I love all kinds of music, and I put almost all my free time towards music.
I just wanted to let you guys know that you all are a huge inspiration to me, and I was wondering if you could provide any advice about producing and the music industry. I am super interested in what you guys do and I think it’s great to have strength in numbers. Unfortunately, there aren’t many people willing to collaborate with me that are my age, but I’m sure I’ll make it happen.
Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that you all have a big impact on my music and I love listening to you, because you all provide amazing, unique ideas that can’t even be categorized into a genre. Let me know what advice you have, or if you want to talk!
The best advice i would give my 14 year old self would be to not worry what other people think, don’t compare yourself to others and make the music that feels right to you as a person. Take this time to listen and learn as much as you can...