[BIRDFEED EXCLUSIVE] Mitch Dodge debuts on the 'Feed with the exclusive "Wild Things & Nights", ahead of his other track 'Body Breaks' coming out this Friday on our Couchout Compilation!
-How long have you been creating music?
I was definitely a band kid in school and fell in love with music. I played drums growing up, marched Snare in High School and was in a local band here in San Diego. I got into producing and making electronic music around 2012. After my band went separate ways I wanted to continue to make music and have that creative outlet. So here we are 8 years later always learning and still enjoying creating music like I did when I was a kid!
-What do you use to make your tracks?
I am very in the box nowadays with producing music (Ableton, Mac). I do love always experimenting with live instruments and hardware since that was my passion growing up. I still listen to a wide variety of music that involves live instruments and recordings.
-How and when did you first discover Dirtybird?
I first discovered Dirtybird back in 2012 when my friend turned me onto some of the early Justin Martin, Cause & Effect, Vonstroke and more. Some of the sounds coming out of the west coast tech house they were and still are producing is always new, fresh, inspiring and definitely inventing for me as a fan and artist alike.
-Which Dirtybird artist would you want to collaborate with the most?
Definitely would be Ardalan or Justin Martin. Hello Clouds and Mr. Good are in my list as some of the best produced albums I have ever listened to.
-If your entire life was a movie, what title would best describe you?
Ah man this question is hard! LOL My life has been one hell of a ride, even being at such a young age. I definitely find myself learning and growing as an individual at the age of 30 than I ever have before. I think just because my life is somewhat unpredictable at times and or I usually like to go with the flow it would be called "It Is What It Is Till' It Ain't" (shout out al the Mac Miller fam out there <3)
-What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to?
There are so many concerts I have been to that I have said "man that was the best concert ever!" LOL
Best concert if I really had to pick would either be Flying Lotus in 3D, The Wu-Tang Clan, Converge orrrrr... see it's too hard to pick!
-If you could time travel, where and when would you go?
I think the hardest pick about time travel is do you want to travel to the past or to the future. What scares me is doing one little thing to mess it all up! LOL I have watched Back to the Future too many times...
-What species of bird best describes you and why?
I am going to go with the Northern Spotted Owl! Owl's are definitely my favorite bird species and after doing some research found out they need a large amount of land for hunting and nesting and love to travel!
-What does Dirtybird mean to you?
The track I am releasing, Wild Things & Nights, was produced at the beginning of quarantine. While working on the track I was actually screen sharing and conversing with a friend of mine, local San Diego artist Sprout. As I was working through the track, Sprout lended a helping and supportive ear all the way through. The song ended up becoming a favorite amongst friends, my best friend Matt swore it was even his favorite I had ever written. At that point when the song was done, after all of the support and love put into the work, I knew I had to send it to Dirtybird. The positivity, energy, community, love and support is what makes this track so special and is a true testament of what Dirtybird means to me.
This song is dedicated to my best friend and in memory Matt Hardeman aka "MATTH"
01 Wild Things & Nights
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