Marvin Bloc is a self taught electronic music producer from Staffordshire, England.
He has new music on the air called "Stimulus." Give the EDM jam listen now:
Check out Stimulus by Marvin Bloc
Marvin Bloc produces dance music, but he got an early influence from Hip-Hop.
What is your music background?
I started to learn to play classical guitar for a while when I was younger, but I would often skip guitar lessons to play outside with my friends. Looking back it's easy to regret such moments, but your priorities are different when you are that age. I am not a gifted musician by any means. My process involved using a computer and experementing with creating different sounds using many synthesizers. I honestly respect and envy those musicians that can play and create music organically, but despite the best efforts of my parents I am not a gifted musician. I just enjoyed messing about with synthesizers on my computer.
Who are your musical influences?
My first real musical influence was probably 90's Hip-Hop/Rap music. The music just grabbed me as being very raw and real. I guess it became a bit of a passion
and I had collected a lot of the music form that era. It wasn't until my late teens that electronic music really took a hold. Trentemoller was a musician I used to
listen to a lot. He had a very unique style and one that just fitted my taste at the time.
What are your long-term career goals?
I don't have any. I will take each day as it comes.
What type of recording process do you use and who produced your recording?
There wasn't any recording. I know to the keen musician this is bordering on sacrilege. To my defense I had very little money, I couldn't play an instrument competently, but I just wanted to make music. I had a popular DAW and a few soft synths to hand and I just gave it a go. I never had and still have no ideas of
grandeur. If people like my track that makes me happy. I am not going to pretend I am super producer of any kind because I am not.
Do you ever get the chance to perform live?
No. You can never say never but I don't have any desire to become a DJ. Going to nightclubs is becoming a rare occurrence now anyway, never mind doing it for a living.
Are you looking for to remain independent or to get a major label deal?
I am not pushing for a record deal mainly because I see making music as a past endeavor. My main reason for doing this interview is because I wanted to see how far I could push Stimulus. It remains the best track I have ever produced and without a substantially bigger budget I'm not sure I could make anything better.
If anything, what would you change about the music industry today?
Am I the problem? If I could give myself one saving grace, it has been commented before that my song has soul compared to the over produced electronic singles of today. Most of today's electronic tracks are in no doubt more pleasant to listen to, but they are so clinical in there sound. I think today's music in practically all genres could search for a truer more organic sound.
Do you have any advice for up-and-coming artists?
Do what makes you happy. Start with a blank canvas and just do what your heart tells you.
Anything else you want to say on the people?
I was just youngish guy trying to make music with nothing more than a computer. Most people will hate this idea. But if for whatever reason Stimulus resonates with you, that makes me happy.