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Old 09-04-2012, 04:26 PM   #1
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Knowing you're awesome.

Has any else wondered if a famous producer / DJ today ever "knew" that they were gonna be big at some point. Disregarding obvious signs like being played on a huge set or something of that nature. Do you think sometimes you can imagine someone sitting with their first hit in their hand thinking "this is pretty damn good" or is it always a complete surprise?

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Old 09-04-2012, 04:46 PM   #2
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Re: Knowing Your Awesome

It's impossible to answer.

Some people create great works of music because they believe everything they create isn't quite good enough, and therefore use that as a motivation to push themselves.

Others may simply believe what they create is the best there is, and after 10 years of that delusional mindset they probably will have begun to create some spectacular results.
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:51 PM   #3
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Re: Knowing Your Awesome

'You're.'

Not 'your.'

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Old 09-04-2012, 05:21 PM   #4
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Re: Knowing Your Awesome

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'You're.'

Not 'your.'
Fuck. I almost never miss that rule. Oh well, I'm still awesome
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:36 PM   #5
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Re: Knowing Your Awesome

Being big is bullshit, and I'm more curious how many 'big' people regret it often and wish they hadn't gotten so popular.

Just look at Kurt Cobain.

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Old 09-04-2012, 08:41 PM   #6
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Re: Knowing Your Awesome

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Being big is bullshit, and I'm more curious how many 'big' people regret it often and wish they hadn't gotten so popular.

Just look at Kurt Cobain.
yeah i bet he regrets it often lol

i dunno, it's a bit of an un answerable question really, i reckon it varies from person to person

i think the majority of people that think they're brilliant at singing/dancing/music/whatever are actually ridiculously embarrasingly bad at it

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Old 09-04-2012, 09:06 PM   #7
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It's impossible to answer.

Some people create great works of music because they believe everything they create isn't quite good enough, and therefore use that as a motivation to push themselves.
^I'd say for most famous artists its this. The humble ones at least.

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Old 09-04-2012, 09:41 PM   #8
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yeah i bet he regrets it often lol
Stop being a twit. You know good and well what I mean and it contributes nothing to the thread to pretend otherwise.

Here, /thread: Most people don't have the business acumen to be a product on the level required to get 'big.' Most people who are 'big' got that way because they were either lucky, or persistent and dedicated enough to make themselves be the right product.

EDIT: it also depends on exactly what you consider big or successful. How famous is famous? Are you talking about Daft Punk or Tim Exile? They're both 'famous' but one noticeably more so...

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Old 09-04-2012, 09:44 PM   #9
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twas a joke man

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Old 09-04-2012, 09:45 PM   #10
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Re: Knowing you're awesome.

You know what's a joke?

You trying to make jokes.

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Old 09-04-2012, 09:51 PM   #11
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Re: Knowing you're awesome.

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You know what's a joke?

You trying to make jokes.
i have nothing to say to you

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Old 09-04-2012, 10:46 PM   #12
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Re: Knowing you're awesome.

I believe the difference lies in knowing what music really consists of. A lot of people approaching dubstep / electro as a starting point for music production often go into it "if i make a really fun and loud song, people will have to like it, thats what music is all about!". But then there are artists who believe "if i really express myself through this song it will be good to me". What makes a good song then, is how well you express that feeling and how connected other people are to it. However the mass may confuse this connection with just plain fun and partying. So it makes sense that they would regret it since many good artists are simply amazing at expressing themselves and never wanted to become famous.
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:50 PM   #13
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I already know my awesome
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:11 PM   #14
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^^This, and big is another thing altogether. that' not even the topic.
I'm pure awesome. If you really don't get that about yourself then you're just failing as an existence
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:34 PM   #15
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^^This, and big is another thing altogether. that' not even the topic.
I'm pure awesome. If you really don't get that about yourself then you're just failing as an existence
Well not everyone can be manic.

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Old 09-04-2012, 11:45 PM   #16
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Re: Knowing you're awesome.

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I believe the difference lies in knowing what music really consists of. A lot of people approaching dubstep / electro as a starting point for music production often go into it "if i make a really fun and loud song, people will have to like it, thats what music is all about!". But then there are artists who believe "if i really express myself through this song it will be good to me". What makes a good song then, is how well you express that feeling and how connected other people are to it. However the mass may confuse this connection with just plain fun and partying. So it makes sense that they would regret it since many good artists are simply amazing at expressing themselves and never wanted to become famous.
Fame is not the same as reverence.

There's a world of difference between people respecting your music because others say they do (snowballing popularity), and people respecting your music because they have found out why it is deserving of respect.
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:59 PM   #17
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I'm pure awesome. If you really don't get that about yourself then you're just failing as an existence
This. Have some confidence in yourself - it can be infectious. Just don't be a cocky cunt like Afrojack

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Old 11-04-2012, 11:07 AM   #18
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Guys, guys. The people that get really famous have to thank that to their managers and record labels, not to themselves. People who get big by doing things on their own are actually the exception (MC Hammer).
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Old 20-04-2012, 02:24 AM   #19
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have you read about calvin harris? He was being told no's by many labels until his managers sent out multiple tracks to the same publishers - he then got signed.
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Old 24-04-2012, 05:57 PM   #20
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Re: Knowing you're awesome.

I think I know when I get the fimilar feelings that I feel from my tracks as I would from one of my favorite tracks not produced by myself.

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