Rewind: The Benefit Of Hindsight

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If you could go back and edit your past, what would you do differently? We asked a group of eight producers, DJs, label bosses and artists to tell us the most important lessons they’ve learned over the course of their careers.

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The old adage goes that hindsight is always 20/20. Only with the passing of time do we achieve the necessary perspective to reflect on our own decisions, look back at our lives and think about what we could have done differently.

“Only with the passing of time do we achieve the necessary perspective to reflect.”

We asked eight producers to tell us the most important lessons they’ve learned over the course of their careers. Between them, they’ve got well over two centuries’ experience in the music industry. Looking back, is there something they’d change if they could turn back the clock? What do they wish they knew when they were starting out? What’s the most important lesson they’ve learned over the course of their careers? And would they do things differently if they had their chance all over again?

Their answers covered everything from production skills to relationships.

Read on for eight tales of life, love, artistry, and career moves. Or just to find out which dance veteran regrets not having enough cool haircuts while he had the chance.

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  • Date: 22nd November 2013
  • ross_two Wrote:

    Cool!

    Can definitely recognise some of these.

    My big regret? Not having more confidence in what I was doing earlier and thinking that more kit would instil that confidence.

  • Ben Wrote:

    <3 Justin Robertson. Awesome!

  • Christian Wrote:

    I´d wish Dan Curtin stayed on his initial path. Most of his earlier stuff is amazing.

  • Joe Wrote:

    I dig this. Attack you guys are absolutely killing it with these articles. I feel that this collective really aims to please the serious artists out here and not just cater to the business aspect. Yes, electronic music is getting much bigger but those of us that take it seriously still need an outlet and a space like this to gather information but also share ideas. Great stuff!