Nice, I'm starting my Ableton Live classes this week. I started feeling like such a d-bag just djing other people's music out exactly how they released it, so I stopped djing mostly
I want to at least start with my own remixes/mashes/edits then move on to production.
Well that's good. =) I never felt bad DJing other people's music. But I got too disenchanted with the rave scene (incidentally right after 911 happened) and dove into academics. But I've always been producing, before and after I DJed.
What kind of music are you thinking to produce?
It's not that I really felt bad, but I kept bringing to town all these fantastic electronic music producers and just felt like that was the only direction to go: self-production.
I would like to play/produce midtempo, funk, hip hop, downtempo, dub, booty, breaks, maybe some jazzy/lounge-y house and drum & bass
Yea the rave scene is a joke. It's turned into a cesspool of 14 year olds wasted on ecstacy who don't give a crap about the music.
As a music promoter, 90% of my shows cater to the 21+ crowd. The only times they don't if it's a really popular producer (ie Bassnectar) that has moved into more of a concert setting than a club.