Beating Depression and Launching a Career with ILIVEHERE.

“90% of what I do is absolute trash. But 10% of it… is actually pretty okay.”—ILIVEHERE.

In this episode, I sit with Tim Biesta, better know as ILIVEHERE. He’s well known for his releases on San Holo’s label bitbird. We talk about serious topics such as depression and dealing with self-doubt. Later, we dive into the techincal side of things, discussing some of the techniques he uses to achieve his characteristic sound.

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Connect with ILIVEHERE.:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram  | Soundcloud

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Show Notes:

  • Tim’s background (4:02)
  • Going to college for drumming (5:58)
  • Playing in a wedding band (7:40)
  • Playing in his own bands (8:19)
  • Launching ILIVEHERE. (9:41)
  • Growing up with San Holo (12:20)
  • Figuring out his place in music (15:15)
  • Dealing with depression (17:32)
  • Using music to cope with his loss (19:04)
  • Finding motivation to make music (19:56)
  • Advice for producers battling depression (20:54)
  • His key to finding happiness (23:04)
  • Tim on songwriting (25:12)
  • How playing drums helps his productions (30:12)
  • Production tips and tricks (32:26)
  • Does Tim believe in writer’s block? (36:12)
  • Making music a habit (40:23)
  • Three final pieces of advice (42:14)

 


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