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Matt Ten Clay performs a speedy setup for full band live tracking with Ribbons of Song.

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“(The local music scene) feels pretty friendly and it feels like people are getting along well and supporting each other,” Ten Clay said. “I was thinking about how technology is changing the last few years. It used to be really hard to find shows or fliers. People used to get mad because they would miss shows. Nowadays it’s to the point where people get too many virtual invites ... But I think its a good thing overall.” “He’s definitely right in the middle of things,” Bruha said of Ten Clay’s ties to the local community. “I know for one thing, he’s not afraid to try something different. I think what he really wants is to get as much stuff out there as possible, but at the same time he probably learns more than any of the bands.” While Ten Clay largely produces music in the vein of rock and roll and its various sub-categories, he has been branching out into new genres as of late. Brooklyn, NY via Grand Rapids hip hop/electronic producer, Brilliant, My Boy utilized Ten Clay’s skills to master his November 2012 release, Blissed Out. “I’m super weird about who I work with musically, so when it came time for mastering, I needed somebody that I already knew and trusted,” Brilliant, My Boy said. “(Ten Clay) hasn’t had much experience with electronic music, but was super excited to get into the project. With not much more direction than “make it loud and sexy,” I got the masters back exactly when he said I would and they were perfect. That to me is what makes a dope engineer. Hungry for challenges, ready to learn and understands that it is a collaborative process. It also helps that he is the nicest f*****g guy on the planet.” n REVUEWM.COM | July 2013 |

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July 2013, Revue Magazine  

REVUE is West Michigan's most comprehensive free entertainment guide covering music, arts, film, dining and more. Each month, we distribute...

July 2013, Revue Magazine  

REVUE is West Michigan's most comprehensive free entertainment guide covering music, arts, film, dining and more. Each month, we distribute...

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