Monday, 26 December 2016

Guest Spot: Farhad Mahdavi Tips For Producers


What is trance without emotion? According to Farhad Mahdavi, they are one and the same.

Hailing from Iran, Mahdavi’s production efforts revolve around giving his listeners the opportunity to feel alive. He believes that music comes from nature, and like the roar of a mighty jungle cat, it should resonate deep within one’s soul.

Born in 1993, Mahdavi’s musical journey began during childhood when he found a toy keyboard. It was an instant fascination that evolved into a passion for music and nature. And it inspired a dream to make a difference in the world.

His new and inspired life started when he grasped the passion embedded in trance. He found himself inspired by its uplifting qualities and felt liberated to experiment. Propelled by a desire to create his own style, he fused elements of classical and orchestral music into his work.
While most trance is imbued with positive energy, what makes Farhad’s work special is its capacity to make listeners feel something real. Believing in the magic of traditional instruments, Farhad endeavors to help his listeners find the romance within themselves.

But music is not his only passion. Farhad also works as a film composer, and his second genre is orchestral music. As such, he has produced music for many films and TV series, bringing life to moving imagery.

Still, music is Farhad’s first love. As an artist, he strives to always consider himself an amateur, thereby maintaining the perpetual motivation to soar above the bounds of limitation.

His remix for Matt Chowski’s One Wish played 2 times by Aly & fila also his “Peaceland” played 3 times by them. His track “Warsaw played 2 times by Armin Van Buuren and voted as Future Favorite.

In 2016 he released a collaboration with one of the legends of Trance history Paul van Dyk with a vocal by Sue McLaren.

Farhad has agreed to contribute on Flux BPM Online and we are glad to welcome him on board with his #TipsForProducers. Read them carefully and you never know 

Few useful tips for producers before submitting a demo to labels:

1. Never ever send unfinished projects, NEVER!

2. Don't send your track to labels immediately after rendering, Leave it for 2 days then listen to it again, I'm sure you will find parts to improve

3. SoundCloud private links are the best choice and favorited by label owners

4. Arsenal

5. Label owners are listening to hundred tracks per day, They don't have time to read your life stories in the email, Keep it as short as you can

6. If label rejected, Don't send back an email with this subjects: Why? How can I improve? and something like this, When they rejected then try to sign it with another label.

7. Use a beautiful photo for the track in SoundCloud, Place a clear title and your alias and write an easy-to-read email with spaces between lines, Give a good feeling to the A&R while he is listening to your music.

8. Avoid sending a demo to 2 or more labels at one time, Imagine if 2 of labels email back and approve it, Then what do you want to do?! 

9. Don't send your music to labels who have not the same genre as your music, It's a waste of time, For example never send your emotional uplifting tracks to Armada.

10. When you send a demo wait up to 10 days for a reply, If you saw a single play on your SoundCloud stats without a reply for 2~3 days then consider your demo as a rejected one.

Farhad Mahdavi wishes for Christmas: I wish you a very happy Christmas, I hope you enjoy your night with your family, Have a great one. Also, I pray for peace in the countries like Syria, Yemen and... For having humanity and happiness. May all children sleep safe tonight, away from War...
I gift you my bootleg for the soundtrack of Gravity movie to all of you, my friends, Love you all!

Latest Farhad Mahdavi Releases:

Farhad Mahdavi & Matt Bukovski - Distant [Flashover Trance]



Farhad Mahdavi & Ronski Speed - Rapture [Maracaido Records]



Hazem Beltagui & Sue McLaren - Learn To Forgive (Farhad Mahdavi Remix) [Amsterdam Trance]



Sue McLaren, Farhad Mahdavi & Paul van Dyk - Together Again [Vandit records]



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