I am an electronic music producer from the Netherlands. I usually make Drum & Bass music, but to keep it interesting for myself, i try out a lot of other genres too. Sometimes i even try something that can't be classified as any genre.
I use Reason 10 to make most of my drums, synths and bass sounds. I often arrange my tracks in Reason as well, but most of the time i use LMMS for that. The VST's i use are: Massive (i use it for bass sounds when i don't make them in Reason), Rescue MK2 (for stereo imaging), and Synth1 (i use it for some of my synths), and Reason's stock VSTs (Europa, Malström, Scream 4 etc.), which are surprisingly good.
Sometimes i use an old MIDI keyboard to play a few drum patterns or melodies to keep the and imperfect and natural feel to it, but most of it is done digitally. I do have moments where i improvise on the same keyboard to try and come up with new ideas, though.
I'm currently influenced by small details, such as the sounds from outside. But i also go through an old sample pack sometimes and find a sample that gives me an idea for a new track. Sometimes i can already imagine the entire track, just because of that one sample that inspired me. I'm currently listening to The Prodigy a lot, and other artists/bands that make breakbeat music. Also a lot of early-mid 2000's Drum & Bass, especially from the D&B artists in the 'My Influences' section, though every now and then a new Drum & Bass track comes out that actually speaks to me, and inspires me.
10: Dom & Roland - Industry & No Strings Attached (tie)
09: Amon Tobin - ISAM
08: Goldie - Timeless
07: Noisia - Purpose EP
06: Various Artists - Division VA EP 003
05: Various Artists - Division VA EP 002
04: Noisia - Outer Edges
03: Former - Edge Mecha EP
02: Noisia - The Tide / Concussion
01: The Prodigy - The Fat Of The Land
The Prodigy, Noisia, Black Sun Empire, Dom & Roland, Current Value, Amon Tobin, Posij, Former, Ed Rush & Optical, Spor, The Upbeats.
It can be any genre, but you might recognize my style if you've listened to some of my past work. It's difficult to describe.