Having developed a very strong interest in music at a young age, I invested in a small recording set-up in 1986 - a Casio CZ1 synth, a Casio SZ1 4-track sequencer and a Carlsbro Colt 45 Combo speaker with spring reverb. With these, I composed music for a six-track project, entitled "The Dream - The Ambient Album", recorded under the name of White. I began to write bits of music here and there and then strung them together to make complete songs. However, having soon realized that four tracks were a bit limited for what I wanted to achieve, I later bought two Alesis MMT8 eight track sequencers, so I had 16 tracks to record onto.
Between 1988-1993 I contributed to "Words To Be Heard", part of the Birmingham Readers and Writers Festival, performing songs of my own and writing for other people. This had made me realize my potential and so I re-recorded "The Dream" and by 1991, two extra tracks had been added. First available on cassette and then eventually CD, "The Dream" was released as a White Label through Dream Records.
I had also upgraded my equipment during this time. I replaced the Casio CZ-1 and SZ-1 with a Yamaha DX7S. I also purchased a couple of samplers, the Akai X7000 and Akai S1000, whilst keeping the two Alesis MMT8 sequencers and the Carlsbro speaker.
Shortly afterwards, I was in London visiting the London Music Show. A stall was selling the now defunct Demo Chart magazine, this featured news, tips, interviews with bands and a top 100 chart. I entered the chart several times, between 1991 and 1992 with my highest entry being number 43. This opened up a lot of doors for me and I had a lot of offers to collaborate with other artists.
The equipment I have now is a far more powerful system from when I started in 1986 and today; my studio is used as a ‘project studio’. All the music is recorded digitally via an Alesis Multimix USB2.0 digital mixer. When the tracks are finished, all the data (which is stored on the hard drive of my computer) is run off onto a CD, taken to another studio where it is loaded into Cubase, mixed, then mastered and the finished tracks recorded to CD. Artwork for the album covers and labels are designed using a dedicated software package. it has taken more than ten years to get it to the stage where it is now.
In 1995, and recording under the name of Stickman, I answered an advert in the local press searching for local bands and musicians to appear on a showcase CD, it was through this that I met my producer and keyboard player. Together, we have produced several albums, written radio jingles and music for plays. I have also been interviewed by several newspapers, been published in fanzines and featured on Mixology, a CD based DJ magazine and Inspire, an Australian website dedicated to creative people with disabilities. We have recently recorded an interview for an American radio station and licensed some of our music in Connecticut.
The following year, Dream Music Productions was set up, and five years of hard work resulted in the release of the ground breaking white label - "Cyborg" and much promotion followed. Patch UK was also set up - a programming sideline creating sounds for various synthesizers. To date, we have a healthy database of clients reaching across the globe.
2007 saw me signing a distribution deal to have our album officially released and distributed worldwide. "Cyborg II" was released in June 2008, and our third album - "Electro Love" followed in 2009.
Our 2010 album - "So Good", concentrates on various styles of music and is aimed towards the TV and film industry and was released on 1st May. Along with this release, we changed our name to Duncan J. White Productions inc. Stick @ It Records to officially set up our record label. For details of where all our albums are available, please see the top of this page.
Three projects were released in 2012. The first one - "Uplifted" was licensed to Soulshift Music in Connecticut. "Back on track" was released earlier in the year. and the latest album, called "The Dream" and was released on 15th October. The new album – “17” will be released later this year with two more projects after that, one for 2014 and one for 2015.
We also have lots more of our tracks hosted on other sites. Please be sure to check out the links to these on my new Myspace pace.