I reached out to an artist i really enjoy listening too. It is great music to enjoy while you work out, chill, or even at the office. Pete has a little bit of everything. I find that I can listen to some of his music in almost any situation. I started listening years ago when I heard Northend Nightlife. A song I used for many years to test out systems I built, especially car audio. It has amazing deep bass and crystal clear highs making it a perfect song to test with. I kept exploring Pete’s music and have to say it is hard to pick out a favorite song to listen to. I am excited to see what comes in the future from the Headphone Activist. In the mean time check out our interview below and some links to his music.
To start off tell us a little bit about yourself, such as where you got started where you are from
and so on.
A. My name’s Pete Domville, I am a music producer from Pittsburgh PA. I currently reside in SLC Utah, In short, making music is my all time favorite thing to do.
1. How did you come up with Headphone Activist as a name?
A. Lyrics from an “Atmosphere” song, the name just stood out to me. there are a lot of interpretations behind its meaning, my favorite tho is the idea that ” when listening to music, our minds, souls, and life become way more interesting and meaningful”
2. How long have you been making music?
A. Under the name Headphone Activist, this is my 10 year anniversary of starting the project with my laptop and a pair of skull candy earbuds, but I have been around music and learning how to make music my entire life.
3. What are some of your influences when it comes to your sound?
A. Nature, Visual art, films, books, the project is pretty much a direct reflection of my life, for example If I sample a Joe Rogan podcast its because i was listening to his show that day, If i use 80s synth-wave sounds I was probably just watching Tron, or Mr Robot
4. If you could collaborate with any artist past or present, who would it be?
A. plenty make the list, lately I would have to go with the artist SWUM.
5. What is your favorite part of creating a new track?
A. the excitement of discovering a new feeling or experience through a set of chords, or grouping of synths with a good sample to create something that I have never heard before.
6. What is your process look like?
A. Usually, I wake up make myself something to eat, and then before I listen to anything, or watch anything I sit at the computer and see what I can come up with, from that point I either write music through out the day, or I just search the web for new sound libraries, or I work on sound design to save for another day when I am inspired.
7. Do you record any live instruments as a part of your music creation?
A. its rare if I do, at this point its pretty hard not to find the sound I want online or to just design it myself. the internet is a true gold mind for a music producer.
8. Do you have any advice for someone who wants to create music professionally?
A. if you do want to pursuer a career in any type of art. my advice is to “Make the art you want to make, and focus on the art that you love, try new things, but never give up on what you love to create, if you follow trends you will just be disappointed by the outcomes. this is just my experience tho.
9. Do you have formal music training, or are you self-taught?
A. I took classes in school for classical music, percussion, and electronic music design, everything else I am learning from trial and error, or you-tube / google
10. What artists do you enjoy listening to?
A. ahh so many, Currently, I love 90% of what i hear from the “Chillhop” record label, Swum, a mixture of jazz and blues music, and $uicideboy$
11. What headphones do you listen on the most?
A. I use to run my Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro’s everyday, however i picked up the HyperX cloud flight wireless last year and now I mostly use those, the sounds solid and I really enjoy walking around the house while playing back my tracks.
12. What do you see for the future of Headphone Activist, do you have any specific goals for
A. at this point I plan to just keep putting out music all the time, I have been fortunate to have a lot of loyal fans and friends continue to support what I do, So I am just going to keep delivering more content.
Thanks for asking me to do the interview, Hope you have a great 2020