Album photo  Inspiration comes from within, from your thoughts, your dreams, your semi-awake moments in bed, when you think of a beat or musical overture, or the words to a verse and suddenly you jump away from what you’re doing, or out of bed, and run to your computer or instrument, paper and pen, and somehow record your thoughts before you forget them. And bingo, a song has been created.

Album photoA song is created the moment you sing or record the first line. Then the hard work begins. The hours it takes to complete the wording for the song. The hours of dedication to record all the instruments. I’ve jumped out of bed during the night many times, when I thought of a good line for a song.

Album photo For instance, I once thought of the line “If you could feel, like only you can feel”. I could even hear the music it in my mind, jumped out of bed and ran to my computer desk, where the work of completing this newly created song began. I followed the thought with “You must know, my days are not the same”. And then, “Though I’ve tried, to live without you” followed by “I will never, win this game”. Sometimes, in order to complete the rhyme and come up with a good line, it’s recommendable to reverse the process, that is, think of words that rhyme with the word you need to rhyme with, then try different wording which uses that, or those words. For instance, I needed to make a line that rhymed with the word “same” in the example above. I thought of name, game, train, lame, came, dame, fame, etc. And finally came up with the line, using game, “I will never, win this game”.

Album photo I have always found that my best inspirational thoughts come with my eyes closed, laying down. You will undoubtedly find the best time and place for your best thoughts. After all, it’s your thoughts which are transposed into music and — songs. The difficult part is getting your thoughts onto a medium, as precisely as possible. This then is the mark of a successful electronic music producer – – – that ability to reproduce thoughts onto a playable medium.

Album photoLastly, do not stop or give up, until the project is finished