Electronic music wunderkind Black Summer has today announced his new, heart wrenching single Double Edge, featuring Australian vocalist Aston, in early November. The young artist, otherwise known as Rhys Toms, has also dropped a breathtaking video clip to accompany Double Edge, directed by Tim Maxx, and starring Aston herself alongside actor David John Craig. It’s been a wild ride for Rhys, since he was Unearthed by triple j at the age of 11 as one of the country’s most exciting young producers and Double Edge is yet another example of Black Summer’s prowess as a producer, and leaves the listener wondering if this is what he’s capable of at just 16 years old, there’s no telling what will come next.
NOW HE SHARES HIS TOP TIPS FOR A PRODUCERS FIRST WRITING SESSION:
- When producing in your first writing session, make sure to bring all the equipment you use at home to produce. For example, make sure to bring your computer/laptop, headphones and chargers, any keyboards and drum pads you might use, and SNACKS. Snacks can be super important because there’s a lot of pressure to come up with something and sometimes you’ll have moments where you can’t – so bringing food is the best way to relax when under the pump, and they’re just good to have around when you get hungry!
- Have a POSITIVE attitude and look at it as a bit of fun and not work. Make sure you put 100% into what you do though, and take it seriously – but just remember to keep it chill and actually enjoy it!
- When coming up with ideas it’s always good to start with basic chords and a drum beat. Don’t worry about trying to make something crazy and show off on the spot because every singer knows songs go through many stages of development so just keep it fast and simple so that the singer can get an idea down.
- Get to know who you’re working with! Becoming friends with who your making music with is the best idea because once you get to know someone it’s not as awkward and intense when making music because you guys are cool with each other and know you’re gonna have fun.
- Take breaks and listen to everything you’ve made. It sounds weird but making sure you have fresh ears is super important because you’ll notice faults that you didn’t hear before.