A while ago, Justin Faust tweeted these beautiful 5 stages to making a track. I just had to hunt them down to show a friend so I thought I’d put it someplace where I can find it easier.
You know how there’s 5 stages of grief? Turns out, there’s also 5 stages of making a new track - and I’m gonna show them to you.
Stage 1: you fiddle around with ideas, stuff comes together, sounds great. Add more stuff, even better, wow you’re amazed, this is killer!
Stage 2: as you add more stuff, the mix gets messy and shittier. You try to mix it down better but it gets worse instead. Fuck.
Stage 3: the next day you listen again. It’s the worst piece of music ever. Cry wank in the shower, xanax, alcohol.
Stage 4: you take all your courage and play the demo next time you’re DJing. People dance to it and like it. Must be a bunch of lunatics.
Stage 5: you send the track to the label, they don’t react, cry wank, xanax, alcohol .. and then: they like it! release, fame, bitches, $$$.
Thank you Mr. Faust