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Another guest FiLMiX for you!
This time from Bonus Points, a College kid who makes music on the side. He started making music in January of 2013. Bonus Points has made all types of electronic music over the couple years up until the end of 2014 where he decided to stop producing heavy dubstep based music and pursue more catchy sample based songs of all genres (boom bap beats to funky disco styles).
The mix –
Emapea – Baby Mind
Funkmammoth – Two Scoops
Rollergirl – Luv U So
Delakeyz – Frisches Wasser
Vanilla – Too Much
Dinosaurus Rex – Touch
Flamingosis – Flight of The Flamingo
Jou Beats – Brasil
Shag – Cyan
AnTgry – Karen Allen
Quickly Quickly – Droptop
Basement Love – Tokyo Beach
The film –
Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
We had a quick chat with him too –
When did you start producing and what or who were your early passions and influences?
I started producing about 5 years ago making a bunch of short electronic songs of all genres. I had been making stuff all the time but never felt good about the final projects, so I usually kept projects lowkey and didn’t share much.
I listened to a lot of Skrillex, Porter Robinson and other big name guys who were always trying new things and pushing the envelope of music at the time.
What makes music and film interesting for you?
I think it adds that extra flare to any scene of a film, which is what I love. When done right the soundtrack for a film can change the mood instantly and that song will always be remembered for that scene in the film and the depth it created around it.
What do you usually start with when preparing for a new track?
When starting a new track I will usually search everywhere for that perfect sample that gives off the general vibe I want for the song. Then, I throw it in Fl Studio to see what I can chop out and use for a song. Within the first few minutes of messing with it I can tell if it’s gonna get scrapped or not, which is why I like to stock up on samples of all genres.
Great FiLMiX by the way. Can you talk about the process? How did you select the tracks, decide on a theme?
Thanks man! All my mixes are done in Fl Studio laying out each track in a certain way with different channel effects. For this mix I wanted to have a very upbeat/summer feel to it, so I chose a lot of funk and dance tracks from a variety of producers. Also I tried to choose ones that I could see popping up in the movie scenes where I added audio clips.
And why did you choose Fast Times At Ridgemont High as your film? Are you a fan?
I chose this movie because it’s one of those classic teen comedies that my friends and I would watch when we were chillin after school. Also, even though this movie takes place throughout the school year it gives me that summer flix feel.
What films are you into? What are your favourites?
I’d say right now I’m really into fantasy movies and sci-fi ones that have a really well thought out plot. It’s tough to choose favorites because I like so many movies but I would say series films such as Lord of The Rings, Pirates of The Caribbean, and Star Wars are definitely up at the top.
Do films influence your producing at all?
Sometimes it does, I’ll work on a song and as I’m producing it I’ll have a certain scene in my head I feel like it could fit in. Then, there are times I’ll watch some stuff like Stranger Things that want to make me go and mess around with 80’s synths all day haha.
Anything coming up in the future?
Yea, I’ve got a lot singles and collabs with other producers coming out which has been exciting. Also, I’m about to start another little EP with some more summer tunes that’s gonna be a lot of fun.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a 1982 American coming-of-age comedy film written by Cameron Crowe, adapted from his 1981 book of the same name. Crowe went undercover at Clairemont High School in San Diego and wrote about his experiences.