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FREDDY KONFEDDY Interview

Eyyy it’s Freddy Konfeddy! Welcome to Badradio

Aye! Thanks for having me 🥳

So you hail out of Denmark. What’s the vibe like over there right now?

Corona is not scary in Denmark. We got amazing hospitals, amazing restrictions to follow, which most of us do follow, and the infection rate is almost nothing compared to many other countries.

Apart from corona, Denmark is doing good and errrbody here is just as welcoming, warm and kind as we’re used to. If u don’t believe me, come and experience it for yourself.

What’s the music scene like over there, is there any love for phonk and do you ever get to play your tunes out?

Denmark is a small country, as most of you know. I live in the 6th biggest city in Denmark and the music scene here is.. to be totally honest.. shit. That’s of course my opinion. But if we talk about our capital Copenhagen or the 2nd biggest city Aarhus, then it’s a whole other story. There is music for everyone. A lot of cool underground as well!

I discovered phonk thru the yt-channel “rare” over three years ago, and since then I’ve tried to start a convo with either my friends, fam and stranger about phonk. To put it short: no, almost nobody knows what phonk is in Denmark. But I feel like it a good thing, and I’ve made it one of my top goals to become a.. no.. thé phonk pioneer in Denmark!

I’ve not been given the chance to play a live phonk gig yet. But I got to play sum of the tracks from “WELCOME 2 DA PARTY” as warm for my business-partner and rapper “John Tonic”, just before our concerts started. So that’s was dope!

How did you get into music and how long have you been producing for?

My mom is very musical, so there’s always been music around me everyday. If I didn’t become a musician it would prolly have been a big shock to my mom and dad.. I can tell they had some influence. Haha.

I’ve been producing on and off since I was 15/16 y/o. There’ve been some ups and downs in my attempts to become a professional, but that always involved others. Now I’m doing this alone and I started taking my phonk music very seriously this year back in May. When I started I could never had imagine I would sit here and write these words. A quick thanks to everybody who’s supporting me. I love y’all!

Production at Freddy Konfeddys’

What is your DAW of choice?

FL Studio

Any tips or tricks you’ve picked up that you can share with your fellow producers.

The biggest mistake I made again and again is that I gave waaaay too much of a shit about What people would think about my music. It took a lot of time to actually realize and understand that you don’t make music to other people. You make music to yourself while enjoying it! If u make music because you want people to like it and therefore like you, you’re in the wrong business my friend.

Everybody needs money, but if you make music to make money, you should give it up. I see it like this: I loooove making music. It’s the only thing that makes me forget time and where I am. The only thing that makes me fully go into “flow”. So the fact that I also make money on What I love to do is just a bonus.

Where do you find inspiration for your music?

YouTube and radio. Either I spend a small/big amount of time searching for inspiration or I randomly hear it on the radio.

When it comes to inspiration from other artists, I have to mention people like OLIVER C BEATS, 1.9.9.9 and last but not least DJ YUNG VAMP.

So you’ve just dropped your first EP, and I’ve got to say I’m really feeling this one mane, tell the people a bit about it and where they can stream / listen on demand.

I appreciate it man. I started working on BACK TO DA HOMIES back in June. I was almost done with the track and then I discovered DJ RECLVSE. His sound and production value is very underrated and he deserves a lot more praise and exposure – anyway. I reached out to him and he agreed to be on the track. When the track was finished he recruited me to his crew: “UMOB PHONK CLUB”. Big shoutout to all of my homies from UMOB. Not too long after I decided to start working on my first big solo project.

My ep was released everywhere on Nov. 20 2020 except for SoundCloud. It aired on SC three days after.

Is your name linked to Freddy Krueger?

Not in the slightest. 

FREDDY KRUEGER is a party pooper 💩

FREDDY KONFEDDY is a party starter 🥳

What inspires you to continue to create, even in spite of people telling you it’s “not worth anything” (according to them)

Don’t pay attention to people who trash talk your work. They don’t know anything only you do. And honestly.. The reason they spend their own free time talking negatively about your work, is because they have a black hole they have yet to fill inside themselves. They’re just mad about the fact that you’ve already found a way to fill your hole, and therefore they spend their free time talking trash about your success instead of becoming successful themselves.

But to actually answer your question: the thing that inspires me to continue is also the haters. Because their bad comment also counts as a comment, and that means incoming traffic that goes my way.

What do you do when you have beat-block?

I feel like the best way to get past a beat block is to either take a break for a fews hours, or take a walk outside. If you decide to stay inside while taking your break, you could spend that time working on your social media, reach out to other prods/businesses, engage with your fans/followers, work on short pr-videos, etc. but don’t push yourself too much. Sometimes that break should be spend on doing something that has absolutely nothing to with music or your social media.

What is the future of Phonk?

Good question.. Unfortunately I don’t posses the power of doing a “that so raven” (google that shyte)

But I can tell you that I hope it’ll develop and become a bigger and more acknowledged type of genre. Also official sub genres will begin to emerge. And people will stop singing “play that funky music” upon being asked “do you know Phonk?”.. actually the question won’t be necessary to ask in the first place, because of course he or she knows PHONK!

Who is your fav phonk prod atm?!

1.9.9.9 🚨

Is FREDDY KONFEDDY Batman?!

Busted *put hands up*

How many parts will WELCOME 2 DA PARTY have?

🥳🥳🥳

How long have you been producing?

Since I was 15-16 y/o.

— Thanks again to Freddy Konfeddy

Smi:

“MY BIH FOREIGN” on rare-phonk:

“Coming Down” on rare-phonk:

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6U1ycN1LhSAZwAUbhL8LGx

IG: https://www.instagram.com/realfreddykonfeddy.mp3

SC: https://soundcloud.com/freddykonfeddy

FB: https://facebook.com/FreddyKonfeddy

YT: https://www.youtube.com/user/yfrede697879

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STVSHBOI – TRIPLE 9 (VIDEO)

After a year long hiatus STVSHBOI is back!

I made a video for him using Blender. Click Here for all the assets I used.

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sway55 Interview – Phonk Production + FREE Sample Kit Download

Welcome to Badradio Sway, thanks for doing this interview. 

Thank you brother. I appreciate the opportunity! 🙂

So how did you get into music and how long have you been producing for?

It’s hard to tell… I first started making music as a kid with this software called “dance eJay”.. Now looking at it makes me laugh but i was actually enjoying it at the time.. Then around middle school (which corresponds to about 10 ish years ago) I started using FL Studio 9. I was just making some really simple beats. I didn’t know anything and it didn’t take long until I just gave up. Then after a really huge break, I came back to FL 20. I consider myself to have started producing when i came back to FL 20, which happened about 1.5 years ago. 

After discovering Ryan Celcius’ youtube channel, I started to develop interest in the phonk genre. I joined Ryan’s discord server and started trying to link up with other producers. I was just starting out music production at the time and I was mostly seeking help and asking questions and stuff like that. One day, angelherido (AKA Dazz) invited me to the official phonk server on discord. There were (and still are) a lot of helpful and kind people who helped me out. Definitely, if it wasn’t for the phonk community, I wouldn’t be making music today. 

https://soundcloud.com/sway55/astral-cowboy

What is your DAW of choice?

I’ve been using FL Studio 20 for 1.5 years now, but i’m slowly moving away from FL. I learned Ableton recently, but it didn’t feel right.. Then I started learning Pro Tools and immediately fell in love with it. All I’m going to say is that there is a reason why Pro Tools is considered “industry standard”. That being said, I still have FL and Ableton under my hands for potential collaborations, but I think I’m slowly moving on to Pro Tools. If i were a mac user, though, i would probably be using Logic Pro X.

A lot of people will argue that what DAW you use doesn’t matter, which, to an extent, is true.. But I don’t agree with that. Saying that is like saying “what car you drive doesn’t matter” which just isn’t true. 

sway55’s Production Setup

How would you define your production style?

Feel. Emotion. I don’t make music just to make music. I make music to express my emotions. I make music because it makes me feel better. Music I make always represents my mood. 

You’re on fire this year with a dozen super high quality tracks under your belt. How often are you making music and what keeps you so motivated?

I’m not always making music. In fact, I’m barely making music. There is this thing that most music producers don’t realise; Creating music requires inspiration. There is no real point in pushing yourself to make music if you don’t feel like doing it. 

When I don’t feel inspired to make music, I try to keep myself busy with other things. I usually do some other things that are still related to music. I’ve been reading a lot of books on mixing, mastering and sound. I’ve been watching a lot of video tutorials, and this way I make good use of the “downtimes” and stay efficient.

Mixing and Mastering sound is considered an art but also requires the technical know how. Do you have any tips for producers that want to learn a bit more about properly mixing and mastering their tunes?

sway55’s cat

First of all I want to say that I’m not a professional or anything of that sort. But I can certainly give some recommendations to fellow producers based on my experience.

Bobby Owsinski’s books “The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook” and “The Mastering Engineer’s Handbook” are both amazing books. I certainly did learn a lot from these books. Another book I’d recommend is “Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio” from Mike Senior. 

I would also suggest everyone check out Slate Digital’s academy. They made all of the video courses free for 90 days or so, and I believe there is still about a month left. I’d recommend checking out the videos on EQ, compression and synthesizers. There are also other places where you can find some good quality content, Groove3 is one of my favorite places. Even YouTube is a good source of information really. 

What are some important lessons you’ve learned about producing that you would like to share with other musicians and producers?

Take good care of your ears. And I can’t emphasize enough how important this is. And this applies for anyone. Once you damage your ears, there is no going back. You can’t fix your ears once you get that hearing loss. NEVER listen too loud. Don’t use headphones for too long. Always prefer speakers/monitors over headphones if possible.

I know so many people who have hearing loss and all kinds of problems with their ear because they haven’t been careful enough. If you have healthy ears, you should be thankful and you should realize the importance of taking good care of them.

Where do you draw inspiration from and which producers have inspired you lately?

I get inspired by listening to random music. I don’t limit myself to phonk and I listen to a lot of music to get ideas. I can be listening to some random pop track and I might suddenly get an idea from the chord progression and just start making music..
Also listening to my favorite artists inspires me a lot too.

Backwhen, Caspian Rose, Jetpacc, Necroez, System, PXSSXSSXD, Kado.. All of these people know exactly what they are doing and they all do inspire me in different ways.. STVSHBOI, I love how he has such a unique style. His style, consistency and passion inspires me. Katebi’s creativity inspires me.. And of course, Sin & Tre Flip influence is sometimes there.. And oh man.. NxxxxxS.. That man is a beast! There are a lot of great artists that inspire me, and it’s really hard to make a complete list. Thing is, everyone has something special in them. It is up to you to get inspired from different artists in different ways and combine these ideas with your own style.

Video for TRANQUILITY by Badradio (Made using Touchdesigner)

You’ve got a little something for Badradio listeners, tell us about this free kit.

I’ve been working on this kit for over a year, and I decided to release it for free. Something to give back to the community. It’s full of my sounds, and it’s free!

Over 500 free loops, samples and sounds from sway55Free Download

Appreciate your time thanks Sway, shill us your links.

My pleasure man. Stay safe!

https://soundcloud.com/sway55

https://www.instagram.com/prodsway55

https://twitter.com/sway55_

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Interview with Tape God, iNFMS

Tape God iNFMS aka ‘The Don’ was one of the first producers I was introduced to when first entering the world of Phonk and has been a close ally for the last two years, introducing me to some of the best underground producers and music.

Well known for his epic sample selection as well as his ‘This Is…’ series where he spotlights some of the best Phonk producers in the game. This weekend he took the time to answer a few questions for Badradio.

How did you get into music and how long have you been producing for?

Man, I feel like music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. In some facet. I’ve been playing guitar and drums for like 2 decades. I was obsessed with the radio as a kid. The radio and tape recorders. I saw home alone one time and it was game over from there. But making beats? That is a more recent thing, probably since like 2016.

What is your DAW of choice?

So for beats I primarily use FL studio. But I also make mixes and tapes that I prefer to do in Ableton.

How would you define your production style?

Songs you wanna smoke to. 

You have an insane work ethic, what inspires you and what makes you want to keep producing music?

I love it man.  It’s not “work” for me, it’s what my passion is. I’m a big believer in mental health, mindfulness and centeredness.  And production provides me with peace.  It’s never been about money for me, because what I get out of it is worth more to me than money.  Happiness is the only currency i think has any real value.

Are there any artists that you draw inspiration from — if so who and what sort of music?

Tons.  I’m constantly listening to music.  I think I spend like 90% of my day listening to music. I’m a fan of good songs, I don’t care who made them.  But I gotta give special shout outs to the people who inspired me the most:  rza, scott storch, dr. dre, beastie boys, timbaland, q-tip.. Shit man. So so so many

People starting out in music may be questioning what they need to get started. What was the first set of equipment/software you ever bought?

I think there is a lot of misconceptions about what people “need” to get started.  I would encourage people to buy a DAW. I know this is not gonna be a popular answer, but not having the frustrations of the DAW no longer working will save you plenty of headaches.  And then I would invest in some quality headphones.  You don’t “need” studio monitors or tons of plug ins.  At least not while you’re learning what everything does.  

iNFMS – Home Setup

What are a few key lessons you’ve learned about producing that other aspiring musicians and producers could take advice from?

Stop caring.  Music is an art form and there are no rules in art.  That’s what makes it so fucking punk rock.  Have fun and stop caring.  If it feels good, go there.  

What’s the process you go through in finding the perfect tune to sample?

I smoke a lot of weed man, a whole lot of weed.  And I listen.  I love music man, and there is a lot of it available… for fucking free.  I think of it like this, the worst thing that can happen is i hear a song I did not like which ultimately doesn’t seem bad to me at all.  There is a lot of freedom when you don’t hold any pressures on yourself and just enjoy things as they are and while they happen.

Did you study with courses, learn online or just experiment?

My whole life has been experimentation.  I love just figuring shit out.  If it works it works.  If it doesn’t, I try something else.  My motto is keep fucking up until the only thing you’re bad at is fucking up.

You’re a big part of the Phonk community, what sets this community apart from others?

Well thank you man, I appreciate that a lot. I think because it lives almost exclusively online it has the ability to connect instantly with someone. It reminds me a lot of the early punk scene in a way. Everything is DIY and analog. 

You’re currently working with a diverse bunch of producers from all around the world, how does that work logistically?

Well often times its just people posting on discord or communicating via twitter or IG dms.  You build a relationship with people and sometimes forget where they’re all from.  The time differences have been a logistical nightmare to overcome and there still isn’t a good solution but weekends are usually best for everyone.  We’ve also been utilizing tools like zoom and discord more to help aid in collaborations and communication.

Have you ever done a live collaboration with someone else (IRL), if so how was the experience?

Yeah me and the main homie Flat Sprite cook up IRL constantly.  Its fun man.  We just blow trees, drink beers, watch the office and just feed off each others vibe.  Always a fun time.

Where do you think Phonk is heading in terms of sub genres and style?

I honestly have no real idea.  I think a lot of people are more “concerned” with their style now than previous years.  That I think comes with the maturing of any genre.  You can kind of already see splintering of sub genres  The interesting thing is how these producers all gravitate towards each other.  Like they throw up a flag when they post a track and like minded people hear it. I don’t think this is a bad thing, I think it will create more diverse cross genres and experimentation in the future that I’m excited for. much like how EDM splintered into dub step and future bass and neo garage etc.

What can we look forward to from iNFMS in the near future, any teasers?

I’ve always got something up my sleeve. 
Tons of collabs, quarantine radio.  Got a couple more THIS IS… mixes for season 2.  Working on a collab tape with my boy Justllionaire.  And of course, Don Chronicals Vol 2. 

Thank you for your time, where can we listen to your music and find you on social media?

My pleasure brother.  Stay safe, be kind.

@official_iNFMS

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VON STORM – SCRAP BITCH, DUCK BITCH w/ Inteus (VIDEO)

VONSTORM brings the heat with SCRAP BITCH, DUCK BITCH w/ Inteus

I’ve been learning Blender in my spare time, so whipped up some fresh Eevee cityscape renders and piped them into Touchdesigner to make everything audio reactive.

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QUARANTINE LIVE STREAM w/ DJ SMOKEY, SOUDIERE & YUNG VAMP

The best live stream you’ll see today.

Edit: This has been re-uploaded, the boys had to mute a couple songs due to copyright issues but it’s back none the less. One of the greats, props to DJ Yung Vamp, Soudiere and DJ Smokey!

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iNFMS – HIGH ON THE REGULAR (VIDEO)

iNFMS just released ‘HIGH ON THE REGULAR’ so I mixed together the original video with various ASAP Rocky clips.

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doriKing Online – Free Download

The free online multiplayer drift game for mobile and PC is now available for download!

doriKing Online was made available thanks to Badradio.nz and it features music from the best producers in the Phonk community.

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Brand new car available – The FX7

The FX7 drift machine has full stats for power and control, it’s a weapon! Unlock the FX7 in Single Player or Multiplayer mode by racing or drifting to earn in game money which you can then use to buy new cars and tracks.

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Badradio VR – New Level

Here’s a brand new level I’m working on for the next Badradio VR update, inspired by my good friend and phonk producer STVSHBOI from our regular SUNDAY STVSH show on Youtube.

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As always, I’m live streaming all of my development on Twitch, DLive and YouTube. Today I learned how to use the Particle Effects thanks to Unity’s Particle Pack available for free on the asset store.

Today I created this cool bass wave effect that reacts to the bass frequencies, some flame machines, running extra rich and smoking that go to the mid range frequencies and then on top of the speakers are some smaller flame throwers for the highs.

Early version before I figured out how to modify TextMesh Pro

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