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Tastemaker spotlight - Hot Tub DJ

Mysphera new spotlight on hot tub dj

2020 is just around the corner but we're not slowing down!

Time for another spotlight, this time we chatted with Hot Tub DJ - a veteran tastemaker from our roster!

Hot Tub is Canadian multi instrumentalist, DJ and producer Ryan Krumins.

Both a music lover and musician, his live sets feature live acoustic guitar & keys over carefully selected house, future bass and original songs with the dance floor in mind.

We had the pleasure picking his brain about tips for musicians, future of the music industry and the art of DJing.

Without further ado, let's get started.

What kind of music do you listen to and where do you discover music?

I love electronic music! I am a huge fan of house music (deep, tech, funky) as that’s the type of music that I produce / DJ these days.

I discover music from Spotify and Soundcloud mostly, and I’ve discovered a few great tracks through MySphera for my Chill House Spotify playlist! I also follow a large number of producers on social media and regularly check out their new music.

What is the trend you think will take over the music scene in 2020?

I think streaming will continue to grow in 2020. There will be more and more independent playlist curators who are able to build large followings and contribute to the discovery of new music.

Artists can leverage this trend by creating their own playlists and becoming tastemakers in their own right. It’s a great way to promote other artists and get your name out there.

What tip would you give musicians trying to elevate their game?

My one tip for any producers looking to get better is to finish as many tracks as possible.

If you’re a musician that’s been relying on producers your whole life, you can be your producer!

Nowadays anyone can learn to produce music with a laptop with a DAW (I use Ableton) and there are a million tutorial videos out there on Lynda and YouTube.

My one tip for any producers looking to get better is to finish as many tracks as possible.

It’s easy to get bogged down in trying to learn every single plugin or watch every tutorial video, but it’s in the creating process that you get better.