The Mindset of
Making Music

WITH KEITH MILLS

FMM187 – Machinedrum PT2: On Finishing, Mixing and Releasing Music

Travis Stewart is the gift that keeps on giving…  Having left you dangling with one hell of a cliffhanger last week, now’s your chance to pick up where we left off… …and dive into part two of our conversation with Travis Stewart aka Machinedrum aka T.Stewart. We received amazing feedback about the first part of…

FMM186 – Machinedrum: Living Your Best Creative Life

Today we are in conversation with Travis Stewart aka Machinedrum.  Travis debuted his Machinedrum Moniker in 2001 when he was only 18 years old and has consistently pushed creative boundaries with his music for the last 2 decades. With releases on forward-thinking, innovative labels such as Ninja Tune, Plant Mu, Lucky Me and Mercury KX,…

FMM185 – Podcast Reactions: Are You Wasting Your Time?

In this second part of our reactions podcast, we dig into a topic that is continuously raising its ugly head…time. This is an area that relates to all of us and brings with it all kinds of anxiety… Are you spending more time than you need to on your music and how can you save…

FMM184 – Podcast Reactions: Is Your Music Authentic?

What is influencing your music? Are you stealing like a thief or an artist? Has your sound found you yet?…and just what is YOUR sound? This week’s podcast saw a return of the Team Takeover with Terra and Rob finding their way back into the podcast hot seat. Diving back into some of the earliest…

FMM183 – Your Journey as a Music Producer: What They Didn’t Tell You…

If you could jump back in time and share one life lesson with your younger self what would it be? If you’re like most people, chances are you’ve caught yourself saying “if only I’d known that years ago…” And when it comes to music production there are some impactful lessons that have the potential to…

FMM182 – Staying Consistent in the Face of Disruption

Disruption can hit our lives at any time and in many different ways, creating a world of pain. Maybe you’re moving house, or welcoming a new family member… Perhaps you’re changing jobs, or getting a promotion… Or maybe it’s exams, a new course, or unexpected travel. These situations happen to all of us throughout our…

FMM181 – The People You Need to Seek Out Through Your Creative Life and Why

Today I’m talking about possibly THE most impactful piece of advice I could give you on your music production journey. It’s a topic that is incredibly important, and one of the biggest ways to accelerate your progress as a music producer. …In fact, I’d go as far as to say that it’s nearly impossible to…

FMM180 – Handling Unpleasant Situations and People

In this episode, I’m sharing an unpleasant experience that Mrs. M and I faced within days of arriving here in Austin. This is something that could have seriously messed us up… …but instead, Ana and I were able to seamlessly move through it without feeling stressed, hopeless, or desperate about what was going on.  We’ve…

FMM179 – Adrian Blaga: Getting Your Music Signed, Not Blacklisted

Miami based DJ Adrian Blaga who owns and runs the Magician on Duty label is a man who’s growing in multiple facets of the music industry.  “There’s no doubt about it. If you wanna be the best at what you do, you need to show up and you need to be better than everybody else”…

FMM178 Tony Colman – Breaking Boundaries: Using Your Cliche Radar to Find Your Own Sound

While many producers try to sound like other artists, my guest today has always chosen to go against the grain. In this episode, I’m sitting down with co-founder and owner of the iconic Hospital records, Drum and Bass legend Tony Colman, who performs and produces as London Elektricity. With a punk attitude of doing things…