Jordan GCZ

is creating music and teaching improv tools to unblock & unf*ck your music

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Each month, you can count on at least one of the following: 
  • Unreleased Jordan GCZ tracks, ranging from techno and spacey house to weirdo electronic jazz and all the other kind of music I make
  • Live-from-studio performances, available for both video and audio download, and mastered for optimum listening

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Get enrolled in my new teaching program: Using improvisation to unblock & unf*ck your productions and live performances.

I teach both pros and hobbyists the tools and techniques of improvisation that I’ve learned and put to good use over the years. Each month you get:
  • Access to all lessons recorded with a new one each month (7 lessons so far) bringing you right into my studio for hands-on lessons about using improvisation in music
  • Plus all the benefits given to the heads at Tier 1

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Get my undivided attention.
You decide which of YOUR productions or projects you want my guidance on. No matter your level of experience or studio setup, I can help you dig deeper into your writing and production process and realize your creative goals. Each month you get:
  • Two monthly one-on-one live video sessions with me
  • Weekly email progress feedback
  • Plus all the benefits given to musicians & producers at Tier 2
  • Plus all the benefits given to the heads at Tier 1

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About Jordan GCZ

About
Welcome! Thanks for checking me out here. You might know me from Juju & JordashMagic Mountain High or thru solo and collab records under the name Jordan GCZ. My releases have appeared on labels, such as Rush Hour, Future Times, Dekmantel and my own Off Minor Recordings.

If you dig my music and would like to help me keep up my regular output of recordings, studio performances and radio shows, consider becoming a 1st tier member. On a monthly basis, this membership delivers you plenty of exclusive A/V content, including unreleased tracks and live-from-my-studio performances. THANK YOU!!

If you’re a musician or a producer interested in expanding your creative arsenal, please read on...

Use improv to unblock and unf*ck your electronic music
After years of people asking me about how I work in the studio – and specifically, how I use improvisation not just to play live, but to make tracks – I’ve finally found time to build a teaching program focused on this topic. Its aim is the same as the title: Using improvisation to unblock and unf*ck your electronic music production and performance.

If learning skills to use music improvisation interests you, consider enrolling in the program as a 2nd tier member. No matter your musical experience, I'll help you go deeper into your art, to keep your sound authentic and to stay true to what moves you. To join this program, it’s best if you have a basic understanding and proficiency in music recording and production. There are no requirements otherwise. It doesn’t matter which DAW you use, the genre, or whether you work 100% software or all hardware. (The focus of the program is not teaching DAW software or how to program a synth – there are plenty of good tutorials available online to achieve that knowledge.)

To be clear: by “improvisation” I mean taking advantage of our subconscious to make creative decisions that result in more authentic music. By 'unblock' and 'unf*ck' I mean to let the improvisational state of mind help you make choices in the studio or on stage, but then to use your god-given analytical side while editing and producing to make the musical or aesthetic narrative clear.

Built on a series of how-to videos, this program kicks off with a demonstration of how I use improvisational techniques and a sharp editing knife to make a track from scratch to finish. A new ~30-minute video lesson filmed at my Amsterdam studio airs every two weeks. I also host a monthly live video roundtable for us to dive deeper into the topics I dealt with in the lessons  and any other questions you might have. Plus, the program has its owns Discord server where we can review the monthly assignment submissions, exchange ideas and develop a supportive community of likeminded creators.

Want my undivided attention?
If you'd like me to focus exclusively on your own productions and musical development and work one-on-one with you on unblocking n unfucking them, consider becoming a 3rd tier member. Besides everything offered in the 1st and 2nd tiers, this level gives you a monthly private video meeting with me and an open door to email me for feedback and advice through which we can develop a more personal music mentorship relationship.


Some background
As a jazz piano hobbyist in the mid-90s, I was accustomed to the concept of improvisation and recognized its power to liberate me from rigid creative patterns and limitations. But when my interest evolved towards techno and house, I had trouble incorporating improv into my new love. After Juju & Jordash got established and we started gigging regularly in the techno and house world, I learned that the less we planned the performance ahead of time, the better the music was and the better the crowds reacted – and just as in jazz, something was unlocked within us. We were getting better without consciously trying. That attitude expanded into our studio work, and inevitably came to guide my work ethic to this day.

For more about my career:
- as solo artist Jordan GCZ: https://octopus-agents.com/jordan-gcz
- as one half of Juju & Jordash: https://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/jujujordash/biography
- as one third of Magic Mountain High:
https://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/magicmountainhigh/biography

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