Artist Interview: Pusher

01/07/2016
To celebrate the release of Future Bass Producer Pusher’s brand new collection of Future Bass Serum & Massive Presets for Prime Loops, we met up with Black Butter Records new artist signing for a quick Q&A. Here is an entertaining insight into his unique production style via minimalist studio setup. Get ready for some awesome Future Bass production tips! Where are you based? I am from sunny (sometimes) Toronto, Canada. Lovely city. Who are the top 5 artists you have you worked with, remixed etc? Let's not count bootleg remixes cause my lineup would be too stacked. I still can't believe it happened, but I've got a collaboration with Rusko called 'I Wanna Mingle' on his album '! Vol 2'. I have an EP coming out this summer with some very talented rising vocalists that I can't give details on yet but am very eager to share. The first single 'Clear' features Mothica, who lives in Brooklyn. Our collaboration was very fluid to work on, something about our styles just fit so well it was an absolute pleasure. I recently also had the pleasure of remixing Grandtheft's 'Quit this City' for Mad Decent. I have some upcoming stuff that I'm looking forward to sharing too, but not just yet. Who are your 5 favourite most influential producers of all time? Skrillex, Flume, George Martin, Max Martin, Frank Zappa in no particular order but usually starting with Zappa. Who have you played/performed with? I've been on shows as support with tons of very cool people at this point. Diplo, Alison Wonderland, RL Grime, Keys N Krates, Shawn Wasabi, Flosstradamus, Zeds Dead, Flume, The Chainsmokers, and Cashmere Cat were some of the highlights. What is your biggest hit song to date? My most recent release – the first single from my EP - has outpaced my wildest expectations. Clear (ft. Mothica) has reached over 2.5 million plays on Spotify at this point. It's a total doorman – it's opening all kinds of doors for me. What labels have you worked with? Are you signed exclusively? As I've said above I just had a remix of Grandtheft come out on Mad Decent, which was exciting. My EP will be coming out on a couple of very cool labels that I'm excited about but can't announce yet. What’s your setup? What gear/software/speakers/PC etc are you using? Minimalist! The less stuff, the better. Laptop, software, headphones is all I need to make stuff. I've studied the piano for years so I also like to have a basic midi keyboard with me to input notes. I work in Logic X. Future Bass Producer Pusher PUSHER'S PRODUCER HOT TIP If you think of an upcoming producer who's just started out.. what would be the one thing you would like to share with him that you think is most important? I've spent a lot of my time answering peoples' questions about starting out, making music, producing, and the lifestyle around such a career path. That's why I made a few youtube tutorials and two Prime Loops sample packs. I also host an FAQ on my Pusher Facebook page (as a note) answering some of the most common questions I'm answered. I highly recommend everybody check that out. The single greatest piece of advice I can distil from all of it though is this: If you want to do something, you have to just dive in and do it. Let your passion inspire and motivate you. Do it every single day. Structure your life around doing it – our work, hobbies, recreation – everything. Early on, it's 'quantity over quality'. Make tons of stuff, find your voice, run into problems and learn to overcome them. It will be difficult, and there is no end to it, but you already have the tools you need inside of yourself (not physically). If you don't want to do something, there's nothing anybody can do to make you. If you DO want to do something, there's nothing anybody can do to stop you. Following on from his critically acclaimed 2015 sample pack release for Prime Loops “Pusher: Future Bass”, Future Bass Producer Pusher has now returned with yet another collection of painstakingly designed Future Bass Producer Tools: Future Bass Producer Pusher This time Pusher has focussed on Future Bass Producer Presets for Serum and Massive. Both products are exclusively available via PrimeLoops.com!  

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