A Interview With Sascha Rissling

Good afternoon everyone! Hopefully we survive the aftermath of all these hurricanes so we can continue watching the new season of Rick & Morty! No but in all seriousness I hope Florida doesn’t get wiped off the map. If you have love ones living down south make sure to send them your thoughts & prayers and make sure they are evacuating or at least bunkered down! Not to make your day anymore depressing here is a brand new interview with Sascha Rissling!

So majority of you will have no clue who this guy is or even, “how the hell does Willis know this random guy from Germany!?” Well spoiler alert, the internet!

Sascha and I are apart of the URM Academy AKA Nail The Mix. If you are unfamiliar with Nail The Mix but you are into music production then this online-subscription based education is where it’s at! This is where you get to enter in a monthly mix off competition with multi-track files from bands like, Gojira, Machine Head, Periphery, A Day To Remember and other amazing bands AND you get a bird’s eye view from the actual producer/mixer of the song who walks you through step by step on how the song was mixed. I’ve met many people through the Facebook group, thus leading to Sascha coming on the Whatcha Recording Willis Podcast as a guest!

Sascha is a death metal/black metal guitar player from Germany and fellow podcaster, “Don’t Do This To Your Band Podcast“! On his website he recently wrote an article about his departure from Der Weg Einer Freiheit (The Way of Freedom) which is a rather popular band over there in Germany. The article is a worth while read, especially if you are a touring musician or you have been in a band for a long time. It gives great insight on what the touring musician life style is like and what it can do to your mental state. But not all is lost! Sascha has a new band called, Fuck You and Die and they slay!

In this episode we talk about his time in Der Weg Einer Freiheit, his other musical projects, our first time asking money for recording/mixing services, his upbringing, the German work culture, how he got into metal, our stories of getting into Slipknot, and much much more!

Make sure to follow Sacha on all forms of social media:
Website – You can read his blog posts, watch videos, and see his podcast!
Facebook
Itunes
Youtube
Instagram

Photo by: Wolford Photography

 

Xavi & Nov

Happy Thursday everyone! Sorry for the upload delay last week! I was on vacation but now I’m back bringing you more podcasts to listen to and I’m contemplating on why the hell I came back haha. This weeks episode features two of my good friends Xavi & Nov who are bring some fire to the Louisville’s rap scene!

I’ve known these two since middle school and high school, RIP Myers Middle School. I always knew Xavi to be the “rapper” but Nov got inspired and hopped on the mic. We grew up playing YMCA basketball but they picked up the mic and now they run an outfit called La Familia! So it only makes since to throw on the “LF” hats and talk about what they got going on!

This podcast is split into two parts. Part one features Xavi’s song “Audible Drugs” which you download off his latest mixtape: HERE!!! In this episode we talked about Xavi possibly switching his rap name to “Twenty8oh5”, turning me into the next Lil Yachty (YAH YAH YAH), musical influences, what inspired them to pursue rap/hip-hop, the story of Audible Drugs being played in Russia, and much much more!

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Make sure to follow Xavi & Nov on all forms of social media:
Nov’s Soundcloud
Nov’s Instagram
Nov’s Twitter

Xavi’s Website
Xavi’s Instagram
Xavi’s Twitter
Xavi’s Soundcloud
Xavi’s Latest Mixtape
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An Interview With Billy Decker!

This marks EP 10 of the Whatcha Recording Willis Podcast!! So with that being said I wanted to do something special and something a little different. Normally the podcast is primarily focused on show casing local artist/bands but this episode is with the top notch country mixing guru Billy Decker<Click here to check out his website!

Now if you don’t know who Billy Decker is don’t feel bad because I had no idea who he was either until he came on the URM PODCAST <click here to listen to that episode!

But lets just say he is a big deal!

He has 12 #1 country mixes on the Country Billboard Chart and counting! Artist he has mixed for include: Same Hunt, Rodney Atkins, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Cassadee Pope and many many more (The list is quite impressive!)

In this episode we talk about his up bringing, how his career in the music industry started, some of his highs and lows in the business, what separates amateur mixes from the pro mixes, which artist he would like to work with dead or alive and much much more! I hope you can find some nuggets of wisdom in this episode or a dash of inspiration to continue pursuing a career in the music industry, I know I did!