I’ve been putting off this post for a while, but it’s about time I said something. As you may already know, I have previously been putting music out under the alias Amateur At Play for a few years now, and I’ve had a few questions asking me what’s happening.
Well, the short answer is I’m currently taking a hiatus from releasing music. You will continue to see remixes that I was commissioned to do appearing for a while yet, but there won’t be any new tracks from me in the immediate future. Let me explain why.
Firstly, the success of this blog has taken me by surprise. I believed there was an appetite for dance music news and opinion delivered from a different angle to the more mainstream publications, and my growing readership suggests I could be right. Although much work remains to be done, I’m happy with progress so far.
This has left me with almost no time for making music. In the coming months, as the blog settles into some kind of routine, I hope to have more time for that. I have several records that are awaiting release, and I’m giving serious consideration to giving one of them a full release on vinyl – with remixers being paid and everything, just like in the 90s!
Secondly, I still have a lot to learn when it comes to making music. Although I’m very happy with what I’ve produced so far, I’m keen to extend my knowledge of music theory and to possibly learn to play an instrument. I suspect I could make even better music with a proper understanding of what I’m actually doing.
You haven’t heard the last track from Amateur At Play, but you have heard the last for the time being. Remixes as well – unless you’re prepared to offer me substantial money, anyway…