Dresage: Recording Yourself, Being Intentional, and the Permission to Not Know
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This week's guest is Los Angeles based artist Dresage. A blend of genres ranging from dreamy synth wave to indie art pop, Dresage is the artist project of producer, songwriter, and composer Keeley Bumford. In addition to releasing her own music she also co-wrote and was the featured vocalist on Jai Wolf's single "Better Apart". Co-scored as well as wrote and performed all the original songs in the Hulu/Blumhouse film "My Valentine," and was featured on Andrew Huang's "4-Producers One Sample" Youtube series. She also has loads sync placements in various shows and ad spots, including Netflix's The Crown and an Apple Watch trailer. We chat about making her latest EP, and how embracing the idea that it's ok to not know everything can empower you to experiment, learn, and ultimately find your creative voice.

In this episode, we'll dig in on...

  • Making her Terror Nights / Terror Days EP
  • Keeping perspective as a self-producing, self-recording artist
  • Committing to your production because it informs all the decisions that follow
  • How music fits into TV and Film vs Ads and Trailers
  • Being intentional about the choice to keep your artist voice and not get lost behind the scenes
  • Building a community on Discord
  • Discovering jazz and the Great American Songbook
  • Attending Berklee College of Music
  • Building relationships and supporting your collaborators
  • Shazaam
  • Taking advantage of opporunities
  • Working at the Interscope recording studios
  • Top-lining in the EDM world

Travis' Intro Topic...

How all of your gigs and experiences come together to make you a better creative and person.

Learn More About Dresage...

Check out Terror Nights / Terror Days EP - HERE!

Website: https://www.dresage.la/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dresagemusic

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Credits:

Guest: Dresage

Host: Travis Ference

Editor: Travis Ference

Theme Music: inter.ference

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