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What An Amazing Day! *Release* 

Today is the day that my first EP, This Is How I Feel, released on all platforms.  It's amazing to think how a small idea grew into four tracks that are being heard by other people.  And it is even more amazing to know that this music is impacting others.  Whether it is motivating people to workout (groovy beats, and thumping house bass :), or having some music to play while they're on a long drive.  As an artist, it's great to know the work is supported.  I am grateful for all of the listeners and giving my music a chance to be heard! 

This project began with the first song "Giving Up".  I was going to release it as a single, but because the lyrics resonated with me so much, I thought I could compile some tracks and ideas to create a project.  I also feel that a lot of work goes into a release, so why not create something where people can listen to multiple songs?  

I was nervous prior to the release, but now I can breathe.  It feels awesome to receive great support from friends, family members, and fans.  It is truly a great feeling!  #thisishowifeel 

If you haven't heard the EP yet, you can check it out on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, and all other digital outlets.  I have set this page up just for you! : 

https://djunprotected.com/this-is-how-i-feel 

-DJ UNPROTECTED-

What Production Tools Do I Use? 

Good question!!! It's always cool to know what musicians use when they're creating their tracks.  Here's what gets regular use in my studio:

Digital Audio Workstation:  Logic Pro X

Favorite Plug-In Suite:  Waves

Software Synths:  reFX Nexus, Sylenth, and the good ol' ES2 ;)

I used to be a plug-in hoarder from 2010 - 2013 and then I learned some valuable lessons, haha. 

-DJ UNPROTECTED-

2019 - I'm Not Done Yet! 

IMPORTANT DATES:

hOUR Session DJ Set @ Webhouse (San Antonio) - September 25

Producing audio for "Unrestricted With Ryan Johnson" Podcast *release*- September 30

The Greatest Halloween Party - October 26

Christmas House Album *release* - November 29

New Track: My Squad 

I said it before and I will say it again... I LOVE SUMMER!  New music, pool parties, and great times with friends.  This song was inspired by my time at the beach and I really wanted to express energy and fun.  Please enjoy this track on Spotify, Apple Music, and EVERYWHERE else!  Let your speakers have fun for once with this one.  ENJOY!

- DJ UNPROTECTED -

New Track: I Want Your Soul *November 21st* 

Very few things excite me more than cherry pie... but releasing a song is definitely on that list.  I WANT YOUR SOUL is a track that I had composed about a month ago and was wanting to record my own lyrics.  I was able to find other vocals for it and it was AMAZING how things matched up.  Don't miss out on this release on November 21st!

 - DJ UNPROTECTED -

 

Grabbing Inspiration! 

This is one of the best visual representations that I can offer about how I grasp inspiration within the studio.  I reach out!  Sometimes this happens from within, or physically with my arms trying to grab something from thin air.  No matter what, I don't pull inspiration or ideas out of my ass.  Everything with music has a purpose to me.  Each note, drum beat, chord, and effect has a purpose to fulfill some type of emotion.  It's all real to me.